Remember this – you can learn as much as you want, read every book, attend every training class on a particular subject, and talk about it until you are blue in the face. Until you start to put it into action and change your bad habits – it’s all for naught. This is true of exactly what you are doing right now. The training at Senior Income Academy, the help you will receive and all the advice we can give you won’t help you a bit, unless you take action based on that information. The famous quote has it right – “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” so, what is it that you keep doing expecting things to change when you haven’t made a change?
There is a grave danger these days for entrepreneurs and that is deep frustration when their big idea doesn’t kick into high gear overnight. A true entrepreneur understands that it takes time to grow a business and become a success. There are skills required and there is no instant gratification here, which doesn’t fit into the society we currently live in. This is what makes a true entrepreneur a rarity in this world – it takes discipline to become a real success.
My offline success came fairly quickly for all of my brick and mortar businesses. However, my success in the online arena came much slower. As a matter of fact, I did not generate my first dollar online for several years and what I would actually call success did not come for nearly 10 years. I had many opportunities to quit during that time but I didn’t and now I am here hoping to help you succeed, quicker and smarter than I did.
Consider some of our most successful musicians and athletes – for the most part, we look at the surface and what we see is their success. What we don’t see is the work they put in behind the scenes. Athletes exercise their skills every day and have done from a young age. They put in their time playing in little league, high school, and college before every going pro.
There’s a good chance they wandered the lower leagues waiting for their big call-up, too. Meanwhile, musicians gig in small bars and little shows, perform as warm-up acts for the real deal and ply their trade for years before they get a chance at a record deal.
Even those who seem to appear from nowhere didn’t really appear from nowhere. Think of them as an iceberg – you see this little bit when there is so much hiding beneath. Even Steve Jobs didn’t hit a home run in his first at-bat.
Here’s Chapter 3