Successful Business – Success Leaves Clues
Do you want to have a successful business? It is often said that success leaves clues. The challenge is that in order to find those clues we best get around successful people and for many that is hard. Why? Well first, it may go back to our early childhood and upbringing. Maybe our parents or some other relative “bad mouthed” rich and successful people. I was raised with the idea that the rich guy down the street must have done something shady to amass that much money.
Indeed rich people were looked down on, mocked, and ridiculed so why would I want to be one of them?
The other huge negative that many are raised with is the scarcity mentality that being rich means other less fortunate people are being deprived.
My mother used to tell me to “Eat my dinner because there were starving children in Africa”. So I told her to mail my dinner to Africa. Somehow that didn’t solve the problem. There is a real deep message. The problem was not one of availability on a global scale, it was local distribution. The point is, that poor starving child was not starving because I had food.
And so it is with all wealth. There is enough bounty on earth to care for everyone on earth and you being poor serves no one, not you, not your family, not the other poor people, no one.
In fact it is not only your job, but frankly your obligation to accumulate as much wealth as possible. Why? So you can distribute it as widely as possible. That generally means building a successful business that provides residual income.
T Harv Eker observes that, “Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and success people”. Resenting rich people is a fine attitude if you don’t want to be one of them. But if you do, well maybe it is time to get to know a few and to model them.
Success Leaves Clues
Again success leaves clues. Do you really want a successful business? Then do what successful people do and you can have what successful people have. Plain, pure and simple!
It has been pointed out that our income is the average of our five best friends. Jim Rohn tells us we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. So who do you hang with?
Jack Canfield admonishes us to drop out of the “Ain’t it awful club”
Are you spending Friday nights in the bar with your broke, drunk friends commiserating about how awful life is, how bad work is, how unfair the boss is, how frigid the wife is. Go ahead pour another drink! Slide deeper into misery, you are in great company
Or are you spending Friday night in a local meet up group focused on building a successful business and wealth creation or on webinars in groups of people working toward a common goal for the good of all and mankind? It is your choice!
Power of the Mastermind
Napoleon Hill defines a mastermind as the coordination of knowledge and effort in a spirit of harmony between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose. He goes on to say that no individual may have great power without availing himself of the mastermind principle. So who do you listen to? Who do you work with? Whose opinion do you cherish? If you study the stories of great men, you will find they all surrounded themselves with people who helped them achieve their greatness.
As Hill says, “Great power can be accumulated through no other principle”
Jack Canfield tells us, “If you want to be successful, you have to start hanging out with more successful people”
I can hear it now. I’m a poor dumb broke slob from the slum I don’t know no successful people. Where do I find successful people? Everywhere! They are all around you unless you are in that bar with your poor, drunk friends.
Look in meet up groups, look at the country club, the rotary, the chamber of commerce. Check out groups on Linkedin, local professional organizations, look in your church, temple or synagogue. Ask who are the leaders, volunteer to help. Attend a T.Harv Eker wealth seminar when one comes to your area (they are free). These are called “The Millionaire Mind Intensive” and just might change your life. Go to one with the intent to meet some people you can hang with, mastermind with and be friends with who, like you are interested to build a successful business.
Law Of Attraction
Join a law of attraction group (google law of attraction meetup) or a Think and Grow Rich . (I googled think and grow rich meet ups and got 497,000 results – ought to be able to find something there)
Law of Attraction groups could be a good source because Law of Attraction works. You get what you think about. So if you join groups that focus on wealth, happiness and prosperity, you will get more of it.
The point is simple, you have got to get into action and make better choices for yourself. If you are already making good choices then congratulations. You are ahead of the vast majority of the masses who don’t even know they have a choice to make because they are too busy making excuses.
John Assaraf says, “I just don’t hang around anybody I don’t want to be with. Period. I hang around people who are happy, who are growing, who want to learn, who don’t mind saying sorry or thank you…and are having a good time”
So once again, be selective who you spend time with. That might mean you have to make some difficult choices in your life and spend less time with toxic people who make excuses and are going nowhere (except to bars, strip clubs or bowling alleys).
One reason you may not send much time around successful people is fear of rejection. Perish the thought. Generally successful people are the most open, giving, caring people you will meet. That’s how they achieved their success, by helping others succeed. Zig Ziglar said you can have as much success as you want in your life if you will just help enough people get what they want.
Most truly successful people will help you as long as you are taking the initiative and helping yourself along the way, so don’t be afraid to ask for guidance, just don’t ask for a handout.
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