“If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient, if your committed, you’ll do whatever it takes”
I have always been fascinated by what it takes to get to the top of your game. Whether you are an athlete, coach, musician, poet, it’s really interesting to hear people’s stories on describing how they reached the level that most of us would describe as “incredibly successful”.
On a recent drive I made from Maine to Connecticut, I had the opportunity to listen to an interview with Nastia Liukin, the 2008 Olympic all-around champion. She was asked what she attributes her successes to and she said two things: doing whatever it takes and doing what others aren’t willing to do. She went on to describe how she trains with her father, 365 days a year, which means training on Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving. Including, giving up weekends with friends, late nights out and other social events that interfered with her training schedule.
She talked about this with absolutely no regret, saying she was really clear on the goal she wanted for herself, which was to win the Olympic Gold Medal, and wanting to become a nationally known gymnast. And when she received the Gold Medal, it made it all totally worth the time, energy and effort to get there, including the things she gave up.
How about you? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to meet your goals and visions? Are you willing to do what others aren’t willing to do to get there? Sure, it can get really hard and challenging sometimes and there are certainly a fair amount of roadblocks in the way, but the people I see who are “really making it”, those who are becoming the “really successful ones” are the ones who do whatever it takes-consistently.
How would you answer the following?
1-Are you willing to make the commitment to your business to do whatever it takes to reach your goals? Not just being interested and doing what’s convenient, but really being committed.
2-Are you spending time on “busyness” or “business”?
3-Are you doing what your competitor’s aren’t willing to do?
By modeling, studying, and implementing what the really successful athletes, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists etc do to reach the top of their game, is one of the best ways for you to play a bigger game and connect with your full potential.
Mandy works with talented, bright, high energy self employed professionals and very small businesses who struggle to market their business effectively, stretch their capacity and play a bigger game. And who would like to overcome their fear of sales, change their mindset, increase their self-confidence, and create a step-by-step strategy for taking their business to the next level. Mandy’s client’s receive proven, specific information on what they need to do to get more clients and grow their business. As a result, those who coach with Mandy increase their business, get more clients and make more money, faster and easier than they ever would have on their own. Mandy offers one-on-one coaching and consulting, as well as facilitates workshops and teleclasses and speaks on a variety of topics.
Get a copy of her free Cd “7 Productivity Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs” at www.mandyschumaker.com. Or contact her at 207-653-6977
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