[PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL READ FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO INCREASE THEIR CASH FLOW]
As you read this article, are you also watching tv or bludging? I certainly hope not. I hope you’re reading this article during your short work break. GET OFF YOUR ASS and WORK for your goals and dreams. Geezus.
No matter what your aspirations are only you can do it. There is no argument about this. No one in this world knows your dreams best than you. If someone has to do it for you then you’ve short changed yourself. Mummy, Daddy or any of your friends and family won’t do it for you. Even if they did, it won’t be the same. You see it’s not just about achieving the end goal but rather success if also about the journey too. So you must embrace the nature of the journey and the end goal.
I’m a middle child in my family. I won’t go into family specifics but I suffered from ‘middle-child syndrome’ and I always felt insecure and inferior. Yes, it’s true. When it came to school, exercise, chores and martial arts I always felt that I had to take a step back and allow those who were higher in the pecking order (my brother) sit higher.
I remember reading my school reports and despite good and high grades I was always frustrated with the comments from my teachers that I had ‘a lot of potential’. What was wrong with me? Sometimes I actually believed that my dad had paid my teachers to keep saying ‘potential’ to me! Crazily enough I went through school from kindergarten to my early years of university to realise WHAT THE HELL! F**K! Yep, it took that long to actually embrace the concept of breaking open that ‘box’ which stored my potential.
It came when I started my business and I worked as a contractor as a Podiatrist for another business and worked under someone. I learnt so much there – A LOT. It was a great experience in terms of practising my art but understanding their business mechanics and people management was horrible. Stupidly enough I stuck around for almost 6 years! When I informed them of my resignation I was shaking with my adrenalin pumping. I remember I had no car as my wife had taken it so I had to walk 10 minutes in the light drizzle of rain to the train station with my backpack and I felt liberated – much like Tim Robbins in one of my all time favourite movies called “The Shawshank Redemption”. In case you haven’t seen it I won’t divulge too much of the story but here’s a picture!
From then on, I kickstarted my own practice, I experienced the highs and lows of business and the pressure to keep my ‘oxygen’ – cash flow sustained and steady. In a space of 4-6 months, I had doubled my income by building joint ventures, networking, marketing and embracing social media. It has been a long journey it really really has. However, it’s absolutely not the money that is my success but my journey and the legacy that I am creating in pursuit of my goals. If I was satisfied with my cash flow from selling my time as a Podiatrist, why would I pursue my latest venture “WATCHGRANT”?
Because I STILL BELIEVE that my ‘invisible teachers’ are saying that I still haven’t tapped my FULL POTENTIAL. I am so much more capable. I have 10x goals. I want to have multiple streams of income sending me six to seven figures a week. Why? Yes because if I’m not greedy I won’t be able to sustain my lifestyle, my business and my team. If I can’t bulletproof the foundations of my life HOW ON EARTH can I pursue new avenues? Y’know what one of my biggest dream is? To provide motivational speaking and coaching for our youth in high school and university. They are our future generations – teach and coach them well then our world’s economic and environment is always going to be bright. But only I CAN DO THAT. I’ll have help of course. But ultimately, I have to steer the ship at first.
5 STEPS TO HUSTLE AND GRIND
1. GET OFF YOUR ARSE
Turn off the tv, turn off the games and stop lazing around. Stop bitching about where your life is and stop blaming others. You are where you are because of YOU. No one else. You must declare that your future is decided by you. If you want to be great then you must do great things.
2. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT?
Dreaming is thinking. Dreaming allows your potential to stay stored. ACT! Write down what you want on paper, the wall, the toilet, your phone wherever! Then chunk it down into goals! Understanding what you want is crucial to your success. Most of the time, people don’t even know themselves!
Remember your goals should be aimed at improving YOU. Doing what’s great in creating MORE CASH FLOW, where it be starting your business, improving your customer traffic or fast-tracking your way up the corporate, business ladder.
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3. HUSTLE & GRIND
As you start out building your new income stream you’d be on your own on this. Understand that this new rollercoaster you’re on is much more scary but you must anticipate this! Be urgently patient [INSERT LINK!]. Conduct your business or your corporate position at 200% levels with complete work and team ethic. Dominate your space and make your name heard and remembered.
To do this, you must combine your goals with strategies and anticipated outcomes (my FREE Download to GOAL success has all of this inbuilt! Absolutely no catch! Just do well!)
4. THE A-TEAM
Once you’ve trialled your strategies and have developed a system for the way you conduct, it’s time to recruit valuable people who would only ADD massive value to your strategies and systems. If you’re in the corporate world then you need to network and improve your team morale so that you all function at 200%.
The general idea is to improve efficiency and effectiveness in generating more income OR complete corporate projects before the deadline!
5. RINSE & REPEAT
Keep refining your goals, strategies and systems. Rinse and repeat till your role is simply innovate and improve the function of your business or your national/regional team! That’s right you read me! This is the time when you can pursue new projects and challenges while your super A-team keep your other ventures/projects going.
If you do little and what’s easy. You get little.
If you do great things that’s NOT easy, you get little and you get MASSIVE.
You can choose to live a life where you’re comfortable. DO you. I want more and more because I get to push myself, challenge myself to do amazing things and GET rid of that “Grant’s got potential” shit. I want to own and dominate my space.
You can keep watching the box and reality tv but the reality is, you’ve got potential.