Putting Away the Match Sticks

Mountains of Arizona
Sunny 71 Degrees
10:21 a.m.

For some reason, I was born with a genetic inability to “go with the flow.”

I don’t know where this came from, but I know I can’t change it.

When I see a crowd walking one way, I feel a natural internal pull to go the other way.

When I see a bunch of people doing X, I feel a natural pull to look at -X.

When I encounter a crowd who is 100% sure of their belief in something, I automatically know that can’t be the truth.

Am I trying to be difficult? No.

Do I think I’m better than everyone. Nope.

Does this make life easier? Ha.

So when it comes to helping folks with business, I don’t inhabit very crowded areas of the universe.

In a world of quick clicks to cash and big promises that don’t get delivered and new training courses that will make all of your dreams come true and “positioning” where people pretend to be everything they’re not, I’m standing out there with a very different message about building your business:

It’s not simple, it’s not easy, it’s not quick, it’s not even for sure that you’ll make it!

Ask anyone on the street if they want to “work for themselves” or something to that effect, and I’m sure you’ll find a lot of people who can get behind that idea.

Doesn’t it sound great? Take control of your life? Build something bigger than yourself?

Live life on your terms!

People say they want it, they just don’t want to do it.

There’s a difference between chasing a dream and actually building it.

I struggled for a long time with trying to help people like this. Lots of phone calls, lots of consultations, lots of one-step-at-a-time attention. The problem is that when you want something for someone MORE than they want it, everyone loses eventually.

It’s a far better service to them to let them help themselves…if they ever decide to. If they don’t, that’s fine too.

The best answer, from my perspective, is simply to shine your light even brighter. To go even higher. To see just how far and fast you can fly. And to empower and inspire from THERE, where your role is to be the catalyst that helps someone light their own fire to succeed.

Trying to light someone else’s fire just burns everyone.