Now....let's talk about your "friends." When you are an entrepreneur and in business for yourself, you don't have the luxury to just be hanging out with every Tom, Dick and LaQuesha and doing all the things "they" do. You don't wake up in the morning on go to an office that's guaranteed to pay your job whether you show up late or not. And sitting all day smoking, drinking and/or just constantly "postulating" over things get NOTHING done.
FACT: Without ACTION, an idea is and will forever be just an "idea."
FACT: Some people have great ideas, but no "follow-through." And NO follow-through means NO growth or success...for YOU.
FACT: YOU ARE "YOUR JOB." AND EVERY DAY YOU AUTOMATICALLY WAKE UP IN THE OFFICE. So treat yourself like YOU are your BEST employee (because you ARE) and let's do some "reassessing the books" right now.
ABOUT YOUR "FRIENDS:"
If the people you always hang around are constantly draining from you, wanting YOU to always do something for them while they never do anything for YOU other than talk, you're not around "friends." You're around "hanger-ons" and "liabilities." Most of what they do is usually wait for YOU to get things physically and/or conceptually rolling while they "lay around" and "lie" about what they're gonna do. 99% of the time, these types expect you (almost as if you're "obligated" when you're NOT) to use YOUR ability to make stuff happen for THEM....OR distract you from what you are doing by being a part of THEIR "audience" or "entourage" or "movement" which has NO bearing on YOUR business or YOUR "power moves" whatsoever.
YOU MUST LEARN TO CUT PROVEN LOSSES! YOU CAN NEVER GAIN LIKE THAT! NEVER EVER!! THAT IS NOT HOW THE LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKS!
Taking charge of YOUR business means taking charge of YOUR life. Make YOUR success and YOUR happiness the #1 priority in YOUR life...or you will ALWAYS be a slave to someone else's whims.
Stepping up as the #1 priority in YOUR life and business is a MUST for anyone who is a CEO. Every step you make, in your business as well as your life, should be a positive and productive one. Even if you "misstep," there should be a lesson of what to do and NOT to do to build upon so you don't make the same mistakes again.
THEN CORRECT THOSE EQUATIONS! DO BETTER MATH. AND CHOOSE GAIN OVER DRAIN. That's NOT being "selfish." That's "saving SELF." And when it comes to being an entrepreneur, NO ONE will save you more than YOU. NO ONE SHOULD SAVE YOU MORE THAN YOU. If YOU don't take you seriou$, why should anyone else?!
Empty tables can't feed NO ONE, including yourself. So, upon realizing that preparing YOUR table FIRST and "saving yourself" is actually the MAIN GOAL of your business and the FIRST step in your service of others, surround yourself with those you can actually learn FROM. Successful mentors. Proven builders. Those who are doing as well, if not better than YOU.
And always be in a position of gratitude and appreciation when they share their pearls....because they don't have to do anything but just BE. But reciprocal energy and appreciation keep the movement of success flowing. And as long as there is forward movement, there are future destinations to travel and opportunities to build upon.
FACT: Oceans have more water to give than "ponds." So get OUT of the "ditch" and surround yourself with those you can learn from and quite possibly build with. But KNOW....REAL builders expect results; not just talk. So if your talk is not corresponding to your actions, prepare to be "dropping" from the "winning vibration" and take a "moment of silience" to reassess YOUR role (or lack there of) in your process of growth. Are you "working" or just "waiting?" ...and be about the business of YOUR business by making the necessary changes that you enable your GAIN and not constantly facilitate a drain on your time, grind and shine.
AS A CEO, CHANGE IS THE ONE THING THAT IS A CERTAINTY. You must continue to EVOLVE and be "relevant" to whatever you are trying to do. But it doesn't start with your "audience." It first starts with YOU.
YOU MUST BE about the business of YOUR business by making the necessary changes that you enable your GAIN and not constantly facilitate a drain on your time, grind and shine. IT'S A MUST TO CHOOSE GAIN OVER DRAIN FOR OPTIMAL SUCCESS IN LIFE AND BUSINESS! Working for McDonalds or someone else isn't for EVERY body. Definitely not for "Alphas." If it's not for YOU, choose wisely and make productive powerful PERSONAL moves FORWARD toward YOUR goals and happiness.
IJS....you can't reach new destinations traveling the same dusty back roads to nowhere. Be BETTER....and surround yourself with BETTER. And watch your smiles, your finances, the quality of your relationships (personal and professional) AND your success grow.
That's not something I "think." That is something I KNOW...and LIVE.
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