For the past 20 years, I have seen the rise and fall of many so-called entrepreneurs. However, one day, I struck up a conversation with one of them.
“What do you do now?” – I asked.
“I don’t think business is for me. So, I quit.” – Mr. Apple replied.
As we continued our conversation, I realized that all those excuses Mr. Apple told me were the same reasons 99% of the Internet Marketers quit pursuing their dreams. I could feel the unhappiness inside Mr. Apple. I know he tried to hide his feeling, but still, I could tell from his facial expressions. The next question is, “Why did Mr. Apple quit his dream?”
Well, here are five bad habits you must remove if you want to be successful in everything you do:
Bad Habit #1: I will give this business a try.
There is a saying that, “It is either you go big or go home.” – This is true in everything you try to achieve. When I decided to pursue my dream as an Internet Marketer, I was more than okay to fail miserably. In fact, I quit my full-time job as a mutual fund accountant and worked as a cashier at a 711 convenience store from 11 PM to 7 AM in the morning to pursue my one dream.
People poked fun at me. People told me I was bad news. My dad had even told me I was the biggest loser in his life. – I didn’t care. I did what I wanted to do in my life. So, the word “Try” was never across my mine.
Bad Habit #2: I want to make money, but I don’t like doing some chores in the business.
It is a similar saying that you want to have a family, but you hate the fact that your spouse will nag at you if you don’t do your house chore.
In business, you MUST do what you don’t like. Seriously, I am an introvert by nature. Yet, last week, I interviewed a $500 million CEO in my office in New York. I love making videos, but I hated editing. However, I needed to spend hours and hours on removing the word “Hmmm,” “Sooooo,” “Okay,” etc. for each interview that I do.
Do I feel tired? – Of course. Do I refuse to do the necessary tasks? Nope.
In my marriage, regardless how busy I am, I will still cook for my wife three meals a day while my wife would clean the house, washing the dishes, and helped me with other house chores. I didn’t complain. I didn’t tell her that I hate doing it. Why? It is my responsibility to do the house chores.
Bad Habit #3: It is my business, and I have to do everything by myself. Otherwise, it won’t be as good as I would hope for.
In the past, I would do everything my way. – Yeah, I was a control freak as I didn’t believe anyone could do things better than I did.
- I would email to my audience.
- I would post a lot of stuff on the social media.
- I would create my own blog.
- I would design my own images.
Even in my past relationship, I was a control freak. If things didn’t get things done my way, I would get distraught. However, one day, I had a conversation with a good friend, Mr. Orange.
“Henry, it is true that nobody can do better than you. However, if I have 10 people who can do 80% of what Henry Gold does, who do you think will grow the business faster?” – Mr. Orange asked.
*I was speechless.*
Since that time, I invested the majority of my time to create documentation for my team members to follow. Soon, I removed the daunting tasks from my shoulder by more than 95%. – One year later, I was able to systemize the process in which I spent the majority of my time traveling and networking with top influencers 12 to 14 times a year.
Bad Habit #4: Putting off tasks you can do today.
As your business grows, you will have more tasks than you can ask for. It also means that the more you put off the jobs you can do today, the less likely you will see the fruits of your labor.
One day, I had a serious conversation with one of my employees, Ms. T.
“Why didn’t you answer the last email?” – I asked Ms. T.
“It was 4:59 PM. I was ready to go home.” – Ms. T replied.
“Did you know that she just sent me $997 for a simple answer I replied to her?” – I replied to Ms. T.
“No, I didn’t know,” – Ms. T nodded quietly.
Why do I bring the conversation I had with Ms. T to you? – Well, a lot of time, you are just one task away from getting that ONE sale for your business. It also means that each time you put things off to the next day, you are wasting your chances on getting the sales you need for your business.
Bad Habit #5: Living in your past success.
I committed this in the past, and I was guilty of it. And, I’ve seen many marketers are committing this lousy habit even up to these dates. They talked about what they did in the past to become successful. – Seriously, the history is the past.
I could go on and on talking about my past successes. The truth is, “Nobody cares.” In fact, there is a saying that a real leader will not talk about their recent accomplishments. Recently, my wife told about the success of my IM Farewell package, I asked her not to talk about it as it was already past. – Surely that project did really a high six-figure business. In fact, one of the marketers told me that I should help them with their launches as they wanted to know what I did to break $375,000 in 7 days on a software launch.
For me, it was a thing of the past. I hate to talk about it. I just care about what I can do at this moment to build another high six-figure project. My point is, “If you want to reach a more significant success in your life, you got to stop talking about what you did in the past. Instead, focus on what you do today to achieve a better result on your current business. – It is the key to create a long-lasting company.
The question you need to ask yourself is, “What is that ONE bad habit you must remove before you are able to achieve a higher altitude in your business?”
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Limitless For Life,
Author, Speaker, Limitless Potential Expert, Entrepreneur