I usually charge for this, but I want to motivate a few of you today! This is a process that I've been following for the last few years..
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:
Man…because he sacriﬁces his health in order to make more money.
Then he sacriﬁces money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present:
The result being that he does not live in the present or the future:
He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived?
Know Who You Are… And Who You Aren’t
Don't do something because of the money, you won't stick with it. There are five strengths that you have to make up your "energy". I recommend taking the Strength Finders, and Myers-Briggs assessment.
Your Personal Brand
A Personal Brand isn’t
Simply what you say about yourself
Deﬁned by your job title or organization
It Goes Beyond What You See On The Surface.
Dress / Grooming
Speech / Grammar
Talents & Strengths
Values and beliefs
Ability to Influence
Ability to execute
Drive for results
I recommend you take the energy assessment .
How Do You Want To Be Remembered
The “Preferred Future”
Your Current Reality
Your Rituals and Execution
Execution is key. Your ideas are worthless if you don't execute them. Start setting rituals right now, and EXECUTE them.
It can be brushing your teeth 3 times a day, plan for the next day for 20 mins, workout for 15 mins a day, etc.
Creating a Board of Directors
(This is YOUR Team)
Your team can be friends, family members or outside connections you've made.
Business Mentor - Always have someone that you can learn from. Doesn't matter if they are in the same industry.
Financial Advisor - Some to make sure you aren't blowing your money that you've made from your startup.
Sales/Business Coach - This can always help you, even if you have sales people. If you do and one of them is excellent at sales, learn from them.
Physicians - Your doctors are important. As entrepreneurs, we deal with a lot of stress. We need to make sure we are healthy.
Accountability Team - Don't have a bunch of yes men around you. You need someone to hold you accountable for what you do.
If you surround yourself with the above, you will succeed and hopefully find something you're passionate about.
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