We’re all looking for the next big thing, the idea or invention that will propel us to success. It’s taken me a decade, but I think I finally get it.
Here’s the secret: There is no “one thing.” It doesn’t exist, and it never will.
At first, that seems like bad news – like our bubble just popped. But it’s not. It’s actually really good news. It means we can stop waiting and searching. We can just start where we are, with the ideas we have, taking small steps every day. It’s so much simpler.
Think about it this way: Business is pushups.
1. You get out of it what you put into it. You can’t buy more pushups. You can’t fake it.
2. You can have better form. With practice and with mentors, you can get better results.
3. Once you make the commitment, it’s easy to figure out how to do it. It’s really not that complicated.
4. It takes time. Just as you won’t go from 0 to 100 pushups in the same day, you don’t have to close every sale immediately either.
I’ll admit this is incredibly different than the way I used to think. Over the last few years, I realized that the old scripts weren’t effective, but I hadn’t quite found the new ones to replace them. I think I just did – and it only took an hour.
If you’re still looking for answers too, listen in to this insightful presentation from Gary Vaynerchuk. For me, it was like putting in a new pair of contacts. There’s that instant where the world goes from fuzzy to crystal clear. It’s simply stunning.
😉 #thankyou and go do it now!
I started setting up my listening streams in Hootsuite that afternoon, and I finally found some keywords that show real conversations. I’m really enjoying it. Thanks so much for your thought leadership!
I found your blog post via Gary Vanerchuk’s Facebook Page.
I just finished watching the same video and I could not say it better than you did!
Your blog post is VERY inspiring, I just don’t want to do business the old way and it’s stealing my passion! I have Gary’s book and I think it IS time to crack it open and read!
BTW, I opened it one night “just randomly!” I’m believing it was Divine Intervention that sent me to the page I read. It shook me to the core as I read Gary’s words! It was a REAL attitude changer for me!
Thanks Roz! I really appreciate your stopping by. Gary’s book will definitely make you think about business in a different way. It’s well worth the read!