We’ve covered a lot in these newsletters so far…
But today, I want to share with you some common enemies to your success.
Most of these are within your control, and a few aren’t…
But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about them.
So, get ready to discover 5 common enemies to success and how to overcome them.
Why Your Comfort Zone Is Your Income Zone
I teach this in my High Ticket Closer Certification™…
This especially applies to closers because for some people talking to strangers is uncomfortable.
But, the more strangers they talk to, the more they’ll close, and the more money they’ll make.
It’s really that simple.
But what’s simple in theory isn’t simple in practice.
So, where are you stuck in your comfort zone in life and business?
The comfort zone has a way of sneaking up on you and keeping you there, unless you’re actively working to stay out of it.
In fact, around 80% of people avoid change even if that change is positive or beneficial.
So, you’re not alone.
Take note of things you’re comfortable with, and then devise a plan to get out of your comfort zone.
It’s likely you know what to do, you’re just not doing it.
For instance, everyone knows how to lose weight, but very few actually do it.
Let’s move on.
What Is Learned Helplessness?
People who experience learned helplessness always look for something to blame.
The economy is bad…
My partner doesn’t want me to to change…
My boss doesn’t want me to progress in my job.
You fill in the blank.
Of course, these are all real obstacles in their mind, but when it comes down to it, they’re looking for a scapegoat as to why they can’t change.
So if you’re in this position, recognize that some of the biggest companies like General Motors, IBM, Whatsapp, and many more started during a recession.
I’ve had mentees who worked a full time job with young kids and a family who transitioned from their job into full time closing positions.
If you want it bad enough you’ll find a way, if not, you’ll find an excuse.
Why The Path Of Least Resistance Is Best Left Alone
I get it, we all want success YESTERDAY.
We all want to take the easiest path to our destination.
But the easy path never brings you what you want and everything worthwhile takes time.
No one achieves success overnight.
Behind every success story are months and years of struggle, failure, and self-doubt.
But the important thing is you adjust your strategy as needed… fail forward… and never give up.
Why You Must Upgrade Your Beliefs
One of the biggest reasons more people don’t achieve their life goals is they have preconceived ideas about what’s possible for them.
If your mindset doesn’t grow, you’ll never grow, and to get what you want out of life, you must grow, wouldn’t you agree?
This is also true for you if you’ve already achieved some success.
What got you here won’t get you there.
Every level of success requires multiple mindset and skillset upgrades to get to the next level.
Some of the best ways to upgrade your mindset is by spending time with people who are decades ahead of you.
If you’re making $5K per month, you want to hang around people making $50K-$100K+ per month, not $10K per month.
My first mentor Alan let me spend time with him and his friends who all made multi-millions each year, and it expanded my thinking like nothing I’d ever experienced.
Why Progression > Perfection
When you first start out in anything, there’s a tendency to want things to be PERFECT.
You want to release the perfect video…
Have the perfect closing call…
Write the perfect sales page…
But in my opinion, perfection is paralysis.
You’ll never get anywhere if you strive for perfection.
What you’re looking for is progress.
As long as you progress a little bit each day, week, month etc, eventually you’ll look back on where you are now and barely recognize yourself.
I always say, “you can’t have quality without quantity.”
Remember, you don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going.
So make a start on your goals and reassess every 3-6 months to track your progress.
Why Your Environment Is More Powerful Than Your Willpower
If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know how powerful I believe your environment is.
It will truly make or break your success.
I’m sure you’ve heard the quote “You’re the average of the 5 people you hang around most.”
Now, there may not be any significance to the number 5, but you can be damn sure if your friends are coasting through life, you’ll end up doing the same.
On the flipside, if you had just 2-3 ambitious, driven, and committed friends all with similar goals and aspirations, my guess is your life would change pretty quickly.
So, where can you find people like this?
You could try various entrepreneurial meetup groups, or paid business events etc.
Why You Must Have More NON-NEGOTIABLES In Your Life
I was going to keep it to 5 enemies to success, but here’s a bonus.
Something I teach in my High Income Copywriter Certification™, is the idea of having non-negotiables in your life.
Most people simply don’t have enough non-negotiables in their lives.
This means, things you do every day without fail, that you know will improve your life.
For my mentees in HIC it was studying high converting marketing pieces every day and writing copy.
For you, it could be anything you believe will take your life to the next level.
So, what are the 2-3 things you’ll make time for every day no matter how busy you are?
Make a small list and make sure you do them every day without fail.
There are many more enemies to success I simply couldn’t write about in this newsletter…
But I’ve given you enough to work on that once removed will add huge value to your life in the short, medium, and long term.
To your success,
P.S. – Since mindset is the thing that drives 80% of your success, and there are always new mindsets to gain as you grow…