When You Can’t Afford It, You Need It The Most!
One of the constant challenges I see businesses face, (be that start-up or mature) is they never seem to have the money to do what they want.
Especially in my industry, now I could give some cute lines such as…
“If you don’t invest in YOU, how can you expect anyone else to invest in you”.
“You’re not saying no to me, you’re saying NO to your dreams, your family and your business goals”
and admittedly, these lines do occasionally work.
But the real root of this issue is largely down to the value they perceive in what is offered, unfortunately, like most things in life, we want to see some proof before committing. (listen to my podcast episode 75 to learn how Yulia added more value in her business)
You need to commit before you see the proof!
If we learnt anything from the best selling book and film ‘The Secret’, we need to have faith. (Get The Book Here)
“Science says show me and i’ll believe, faith says believe and i’ll show you!
The ugly truth for the ones who say they can’t afford help is they’re the ones that need help the most. I know, I have been there! I hate to think about what I have spent over the years on coaching, mentoring, seminars, workshops and other self-help programs. But the benefits given to me have always been greater than the cost, and even if you don’t feel you picked up much, the lesson also has value.
Many struggles are made from self-employed to a business owner, sure they set up an Ltd company, and call themselves Managing Director, but they act very much like a self-employed person. In fact, in most cases, they act like they’re still employed.
I often ask my clients how many ways do they believe there is to make money, and the answer is always the same… ‘Hundreds, maybe even thousands’ To which I reply, there are only TWO ways to make money.
1.) People At Work
2.) Money At Work
And most people are running around being the person who’s at work, the reason most can’t afford the things they truly want is that they’re still trapped in the employee/self-employed mentality and they end up doing all the work.
When you move away from this limited way of thinking, and start thinking more like a business owner you can move away from the financial restrictions that most find themselves in.
So my statement to YOU is this, DON’T wait to get a mentor or that business coach, you will never find a right time, commit to it today and create the proof that you need to see.
Don’t wait to see the proof before you commit!
Investing in YOU pays the greatest interest you will ever receive, so why wait! Surround yourself with mentors, surround yourself with positive driven people today.
You’re probably familiar with the John Rohn quote…
‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with’
… you also earn the average of the five people you spend the most time with!
A study conducted on cyclists showed that when the cyclists were timed on a track, they went much slower when riding solo than when they went around the track with other people.
So be sure you surround yourself with great people who encourage you to be better!