"There is no way you can’t have
the best business on this planet.
No one stops you but you-
that's the only possibility."
Circumstance is nothing…passion is everything.
Every once in a while we put a little slogan up in our office that says "Doing it now is more important than doing it right." We don't mean don't do it as well as you can, we just mean if you wait until the timing is perfect, it'll never happen. Just do it now. This time.
And those thoughts come from a book called 100 Ways to Create Wealth written by two formerly bankrupt guys, me and Sam Beckford. Sam had so many businesses go under in his young life. Then it happened. Circumstance lost its meaning.
It actually happened at a grocery store. Sam and his wife had finished shopping and went to pay for their groceries with his debit card and the card didn't clear through. So he tried it again and the card didn't work again, and the cashier offered to try a third time saying, "There must be a problem with the card." Sam said, "Yeah, I know the problem-there's no money in the account."
He was there with his wife, and they had to leave the store, and leave all their groceries to be put back on the shelves. And there was something very painful about reaching a point where he couldn't even feed his family.
"It was the most embarrassing, humiliating thing," Sam said. "And I said, 'This is never going to happen again. I'm sick of being broke. I'm sick of being poor.' I'd been trying to play the odds that there'd still be a little money left in the account. But walking out of that store that day was the turning point for all the business achievement that happened after that. It's the moment I woke up."
Sam now tells that story to a lot of people who are trying to make it as small business owners, and professionals of all kinds. Sometimes they come up to him afterwards at a seminar and say, "You know, I can identify with that grocery store story because it happened to me two weeks ago."
As for lack of wealth, I can relate. I've been there. I've been down and in debt with utterly failed careers and ventures. Probably in worse ways than you. So don't try to push that pain away. Let yourself really feel what you are missing. Because that's when you will be focused enough to say no to that feeling. You can say "no" to feeling that way ever again.
Now you can find a place to take a stand.
This is the power of negative thinking! Be completely negative about what you no longer want. Refuse to let it in. Stand up to it. Draw your line in the stand, step back, and dare it (the old you) to ever cross that line again.
Use a moment like that to be your final resolve to say, "Never again. Never." There's a positive turning point hidden in everything. Even in something that feels that bad.
People, like me, who have recovered from addictions, eventually reach what we call a "bottom." We can't go any lower without dying. But once we've hit bottom we often find new strength to say, "That's it. There's just no way that I'm going to live like this anymore. I don't care what I have to do, I don't care how uncomfortable it is, I don't care what they tell me to do, I'll even go through those 12 steps. I'm doing it, because this is the end of this life."
Wealth has steps, too. Just like addiction recovery. And the steps work. And the first step is to draw a line in the sand.
The second step is to team up.
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THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF WAYS TO KISS THE GROUND
“Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
NOW watch this way: BOTSWANA MUSIC GUITAR