99% of business owners will fail in the first five years because they are not consistent, largely due to a lack of vision.
You can only control two things in this world: your attitude and your actions.
Developing a consistent positive attitude coupled with a great work ethic is going to be paramount to your success. It is vitally important to educate yourself with ongoing personal development & by getting around people that stretch you to be better. If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.
Don’t do what other people do and get off track and quit. Invest in you & be relentless in your efforts. Observe the masses and do the opposite.
Received this info this morning from a large national SEO client we are working with. They are on the NASDAQ & put out their own press release as an update to how their business is growing online.
*** SUPER EXCITED to help this company grow their business & get results. We follow only the best of SEO strategies and are deeply rooted in getting our clients a strong Return On Investment ***
This was a reply that was received about their business & their website:
“This news about XXX company means a lot to me. I consult daily with business owners on how to rank their websites at the top of search engine returns. And in my city, I’m known as an SEO God because I know how to rank sites in highly competitive markets. It’s my full time job. I’m the guy that SEO agencies contact when they can’t rank their clients with 2nd tier conventional methods.
This is big time expensive work that XXX company is having done on their website. The numbers they’re getting here for trust flow increase, and organic traffic increases are great.
But here’s the thing! This is long ball stuff they’re doing. And they’re doing it the right way.
Googles “Rank Brain” machine learning algorithm is going to be in love with this website. Size matters and that they’re adding hundreds of pages of topical content is HUGE! And that they’re purposely getting industry back links speaks volumes. It tells me that not only are they being aggressive. They’re doing it the way Google wants it done.
Folks we have a company that’s dam serious about marketing themselves here.
Website SEO takes time. As it matures and Google decides they like it, the site just does better and better. That’s why their organic traffic blossomed up 700%. Everyday it gets stronger and stronger. And companies that aren’t doing it will not stand the test of time. XXX company is setting up to not only stand the test of time, but to dominate online sales in their market.”
believe the purpose of our lives is identifying our unique talents and abilities, our own uniqueness and seeing value in how we can make a positive contribution in this world and only away each of us individually can.
We all have times where we get burned out or frustrated when we do not get the results we want.
That is when we must focus on WHY we are doing what we are doing. It cannot just be about money. Your goal MUST be emotional, it must fire you up. It must be important to you enough so that you never back off until you accomplish it.
YES you are going to get Nos, YES you are going to be hung up on. YES, you are going to have a business owner tell you they are on board & then back out last minute.
Been there, done that.
Is your goal more important than some guy who tells you to get lost?
Focus on your WHY & NEVER let it out of your sight. VISION is being able to see what others don’t see.
Most people never said goals, they never speak positive things over their lives and businesses. Put yourself in a position of positive mindset, belief & expectation & go get what is owed to you. The harder you work, the more you will demand your success.
You guys can DO this !
NOTE: it is not how many business I have to call, it is how many businesses I GET to call. We live in a country where we GET to enterprise, we GET to own our own businesses & accomplish our dreams. it is all about perspective. There are BILLIONS of people around the world who will NEVER have the opportunities we have. We should wear our activity as a badge of honor & be excited about what we GET to do so we can accomplish what is important to us!
Just a thought.
This life can be tough. Like Rocky said, “it can beat you to your knees if you let it.”
It’s a daily fight to be better, do better, make a difference, add value, impact people in a positive way.
It’s a daily fight to stay positive, to believe in yourself, to keep fighting to move forward.
The fact is, we CANNOT do this on our own. Each of us has unique talents & abilities, given to us by God. Those are His gift to us. Our gift back to Him is what we do with them to reach people in a way He would be pleased.
This guy, Todd White, has been foundational in my development in my spiritual walk, as a husband, as a father, as a business owner. He is real and raw & is as humble as they come. He has a huge reach now because he has stayed the course & God is blessing Him with the ability to reach more people.
If you are struggling, wondering how to get ahead, to not be depressed, to believe in yourself and that you have value and worth, I encourage you to watch/listen..
We live in a fast-paced world. A world where many people cut corners, lie, cheat and steal. Not looking to be negative but we all know it is the truth.
Lost seem to be the virtues of honesty and integrity. Honor, trust, faith, going the extra mile and transparency.
I firmly believe that, to succeed in business today, it requires a confidence in your skills AND being openly honest and transparent with your prospects and clients. People are NOT used to it. Most business owners I talk to tell me they have been burned, promised the world and then lied to. Commitments broken, money wasted, leaving a bad taste in their mouths.
Transparency and honesty WILL change your business because it will change the quality of your business relationships. Be the person who tells the truth, stands firm to a commitment, who shares what others will not. That has ALWAYS been my business philosophy, but one I could only implement fully when I started my business. I answer to myself alone & can do business the RIGHT way.
I am always transparent, I am always honest and I am committed to overcommunicating,to the point I might share to much. My philosophy is that my clients and prospects do not have to wonder what I am thinking, what I am doing or why I am doing it. They know EXACTLY how & why.
I feel like it is a breath of fresh air to business owners when you are willing to show all your cards & just let them make a decision if they see value in what you do and how you can help them.
Commit to transparency in your business and watch what happens?
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It’s a decision. It’s all about perspective. Will we focus on being disciplined & choose to align ourselves with our goals & work to achieve them now?
Or, will we procrastinate. Will we tell ourselves “someday I will get to that.”
Just a reminder “someday” is NO day.
If we focus on the former stated commitment of disciplined work ethic, we will it get to the end of our lives and regret that we didn’t do what we wanted.
Are your daily decisions taking you closer to your goals or further away? It’s the little daily decisions that make all the difference.
We live in a society where so many people live with the mindset of “I’ll get to that tomorrow,” or “someday I will do that.”
What a tragedy.
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. I know that all too well. My stepmom passed away suddenly two weeks ago today & it sent our family into a whirlwind of emotions & pondering life, purpose, meaning, relationships & making a difference.
We MUST live today. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why it is called the present.” Today is all we have. We must live like we do not have tomorrow because, the truth is, we just do not know. We should go to bed at night with our head on our pillows, feeling like we gave the day a great effort, leaving it all on the table.
You wonder why so many people are left unfulfilled, unhappy, empty, bored and unfocused. Because we all know we have more inside of us then we are using. I read in Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hillmany years ago, “all unhappiness stems from the lack of unachieved potential.” In other words, we DO know we can do more, be more, give more, become more and don’t. And when we don’t, we are completely dissatisfied, even subsconsciously disappointed in ourselves. Hence, the reason, often, for so much depression and anger in our society.
I urge you to give life all you have. Be willing to fail but fail forward. Learn from your mistakes and apply what you learn to become better. When dealing with adversity and struggle, do not ask, “why is this happening to me?” Instead, ask “what can I learn through this, what am I missing that I can do to get over this obstacle faster?”
Perspective is EVERYTHING.
Attitude is EVERYTHING.
Belief is EVERYTHING.
You CAN succeed and fulfill your potential. You CAN be the first in your family to succeed in your career or business. You CAN make a positive impact in this world. But, you must first BELIEVE & know that you have inherent value and worth. You have unique talents & abilities that God gave you as a gift. Your gift back to Him is what you do with them.
Be YOU. Use YOUR uniqueness to impact this world. Don’t procrastinate and have wishful thinking. Do not live a life of regret. Discipline yourself to keep pushing forward. The only way you fail is if you quit. Be known for your tenacity, your optimism, your resilience, your relentless consistency to change yourself, your life & this world.
You have seeds of greatness within you. You MUST cultivate them.