Less Talk. More Action

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So it’s 9:47am on a Sunday morning and I feel motivated to write something.

I have no idea where my blog is headed but today I want to talk about the importance of motivation and action to change your financial circumstances.

So for those of you who may not know, I consider myself a recovering serial entrepreneur. I used to believe that being a serial entrepreneur was a good thing but for me nothing could be further from the truth and here is why:

  • Being mediocre at many things robs me of the ability to be exceptional at one thing…and yes even if I am making money at these things spreading myself thin is never good
  • I appear more as an opportunists than someone that genuinely cares about making a difference in my clients/customers lives
  • The focus is not as deep and the details are not as prioritized as they should be
  • The motivation becomes more about a quick outcome vs. a sustainable one and the expectations can be misplaced
  • My actions will not always be a result of focused planning

The Good News

Now,  the good news is I found there is a way to have my cake and eat it too by building teams and partnerships with passionate people that many times are as passionate and sometimes smarter than me.

I am not going to go into how to build a business in this post but felt it necessary to express the need for taking smart action and staying focused on one thing in the beginning and get damned good at it.

80% of people never set goals…..

Even more surprising, of the 20 percent of the population that does set goals, roughly 70 percent fail to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. And when you take into consideration the fact that many of these goal-setting people strive for easily attainable, small goals, it’s a wonder that anyone accomplishes anything remarkable at all in business and in life. ” -reliableplanet.com

So if you want to achieve anything significant in life, a good place to start is by defining what it is you want to accomplish. This will help to keep you motivated and focused on the end result.

One of my friends Malan Daras introduced me to the idea of writing a manifesto which helped me  hone in on what I wanted to accomplish.  Here is a link to his post on how to write a manifesto and how to use it.

So that’s it for this post. Stay motivated and take action by defining your goals and embed them deeply into your subconscious.

 

 

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