Being on the phone instead of paying close attention to clients and partners.
Many folks think they can multi-task, but don’t realize this isn’t possible.
Plus, it’s rude to clients.
Put your phone away unless it’s an actual emergency that you tell folks you need to step away for a minute.
Would you agree?
It’s what I ask everyone who is new— the one question to see about their commitment
“Will you promise to come to me first before you ever consider quitting?”
They all answer that they’re not going to ever quit– and they affirm they would come to me first to chat before things ever get that way.
I then tell them to remember this when things get hard, since things always do go up and down.
And ask them about their promise– to be true to their goals and our conversation, when they abruptly quit with no warning.
Even after seeing hundreds of young, eager people over the years start a new career and burn out, I feel bad at those who aren’t able to ride out the ups and downs of being in business.
Entrepreneurship isn’t easy– keep going.
How many people can you count on to be there for you, no matter what?
I can count two, maybe three.
Seek to be this kind of friend and you will find this friend.
Are all your friends unreliable?
Ask yourself if you’re a reliable friend.
Want to know why?
* I think it’s not good enough.
* I’ll do it tomorrow, since I’m busy right now.
* I’m not qualified to say something, since others know more.
* People will mock or judge me.
* I’ll offend someone.
And while there is some truth to each of these fears, the reality is that when you share what you think unfiltered, you attract more of the same.
It’s like a LIGHTHOUSE shining in the dark, revealing both their position and your position.
With the right message, you will magnetize allies that you never knew existed.
You will find that many people are thinking the same thing, but didn’t say it.
But be sure to broadcast messages that attract the people you want.
I believe the main reason people don’t get what they want is simply because they don’t ask for it specifically.
Don’t just ask for a job– say you’re digital marketer serving dentists to attract dentists to hire you.
Don’t just say you need a mentor– say you’re trying to get Descript and Frame.io to integrate in producing deep fake videos.
Don’t just say you want to lose weight– ask who wants to join you in doing 100 burpees at 5 pm today at the Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse.
Don’t just say you want to make a million dollars– ask who wants to join you in creating the ultimate Influencer Marketing ecosystem with footage you shot last week with Jake Paul.
People think that the broader their ask, the more people they can reach and the more help they can potentially get, right?
But when you ask specifically, you’re allowing your friends and your friends of friends to respond with exactly what you need.
Have you tried this?
Let me know how you’ve found it to work.
Wherever you spend your time reveals what you love.
Are you wasting time on frivolous activities while ignoring loved ones?
Are you overworked and overwhelmed— being out of time?
Then you’re allocating your time wrong by spreading your love too thin.
It’s not only okay to say NO, but you must say NO often so that you can say YES to those people and activities you love.
You’re not being rude.
I hope this realization creates shocking change, as it has for me.