Let’s talk about the things that are keeping you exactly where you are when you want to be further along. You see, I really believe that there are two types of people in the world. People who get things done, and everyone else who typically works for them, does things for them, but isn’t that boss that everyone claims they desire to be.
And so, if you’re serious about being different, about improving in some aspect of your life, in your business and anything in between, I want to encourage you to have an unapologetic approach to your success. It’s time to do more than just invest in knowing. It’s time to invest in doing. So as you look at that, as a difference of maybe what you’re investing and now, I thought I talked to you a little bit about the best practices for investing in what you do.
Have a framework for success
Well, I think the first thing to be really clear is to have a framework for success. That includes the accountability, the resources, the investment, everything structured, for you to get from where you are to where you want to be. That’s number one.
But number two is to preempt, is to think ahead of the stuck points of the areas in which that are going to keep you back. Oftentimes, if you think about maybe some of the pitfalls of your life, you could almost, like a script, see what was coming if you look back. But I also believe that if you look ahead, you know the areas right now that are your weaknesses or your threats, and the things that are going to keep you from being where you want to be, whether it’s a day, a year or five years from now.
My recommendation is to work backwards, is to start where you are. Yes. But also to think ahead of those trends, to think ahead of those issues, and be extremely proactive about what you need to get to the finish line.
Whether it’s a personal or a professional success, results can be positive, you can absolutely be successful. But it does take what I call a little bit of an approach that is almost businesslike, which is why I talk about both business and personal success. I’m lucky in that I’ve experienced both, and I’ve worked really hard for both. But one came more naturally than the other, and actually most people get it wrong. The business success came incredibly easily. Personal success took a lot of work and strategy and attention and support to get right.
I’m unapologetic about that because it is who I am, but it’s also why I’m a bit of a machine for my clients on the business side, because I get business. I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I know how to make you more successful. I know how to help you invest and grow in the bottom line. But when it comes to maybe other aspects of personal life, I put a lot of effort in and had to work through a lot of struggles and step points to get where I am today. And I’m so grateful for each and every one of those moments, for those areas where I struggled, and the people and the investments that I made, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But I will say in this area of life and business and everything in between, only the strong survive.
So, we need to have resilience. We need to be thinking three steps ahead of whatever the goal is simply to get to the point where we can actually achieve that goal. Proactivity is what’s going to get us there. Resilience is probably the last thing that I want to speak to you about, because, this may be unpopular, but I feel like we’re in a world where people are really less resilient than they used to be. And that’s true both in life and in business, and in everything in between. I found that if there’s not an easy button for the path that most people want, they may claim they want that success, but they’re not actually willing to do the things that are needed.
I’m here to tell you that actually the most fruitful, the most impactful aspects of anything that you’re trying to achieve is likely something that does not have an easy button. It’s fairly simple to say that you want to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year. It’s much more difficult to think ahead about all the things that are going to happen six months into that goal that are going to keep you from being able to reach that.
On the business and the professional side, it’s really easy to say, “I got to leave my job before next month or I’m going to pull my hair out.” It’s really difficult to anticipate what happens when you actually leave the job, if you’re not strategic about the next step after that. What will you be doing? How will you be making money? Will you be making enough to support yourself and your family?
So as you can see, regardless of the issue, the resilience that’s needed to get to a higher level is actually much greater. It takes a lot more intention, and strategy, and, frankly, it needs the structure much like a business does in order to be really successful. I want to encourage you to keep going on the path that you desire, but I also want to remind you and recommend that you think differently about what that path looks like. It may be time to put in some guardrails. It may be time to work with someone to help you stay accountable. It may be time to think ahead about what’s coming that you could foresee, even though there will always be things that you can’t foresee.
If I can help you in any way on the business side or even in some aspect of your personal life, I’d be really happy to. Let’s talk more about this, soon!
Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you response. DO what you admire in others! – KK FIT TIP #1099