Like most kids growing up I had big dreams. I can remember in school passing notes in 3rd grade with my child hood friend Doug asking if after school would he like to hop aboard the jet and fly up to NY for the weekend to catch some ballgames. We like most kids saw all the jet flying people who made it look so easy, and accessible. We had no clue, nor concept of what it cost simply to run a household financially, let alone having the kind of money that was on constant display on TV. To us at that age, at that time flying off to catch our favorite ball teams over the weekend, or living in mansions, or being a star athlete, actor, or musician weren’t dreams, they were options to consider. I look back on that time with great fondness simply because the innocence of what a child expects out of himself, and life are still in tact. Of course like everyone else I had to grow up…. eventually? 😉 However a part of me still likes and enjoys the time spent considering the possibilities of better, more, and greater.
I think in the adult world we call this dreams, hopes, and maybe aspirations, but wouldn’t it be nice to go back as a child and really look at them as “options”. The older I get, the more experiences I have, the more I learn that you truly can go anywhere, be anything, and do anything if you are willing to pay the price. What is the price? For years I thought the cost to success was an education, training, delayed compensation for apprenticeship, and other self improvement endeavors. I’ve quickly learned that while those things are needed, they are not the true cost of success. The true cost of winning, succeeding, and achieving is in the failures.
Every time you fail a little hope is taken from you. Every time you fail your dream becomes a little more faint. Every time you face a loss, no matter how big or small disappointment comes in and takes just a little more from you. Over time these withdrawals add up to one day, all alone, staring back at yourself in the mirror you think, “I don’t have anymore to give”. That is when you learn the true cost of success.
The question we must all ask ourselves is this. Is my desire for better greater than my pain from disappointment? If it is not then you must stop immediately and reconsider the value that “better” is offering. In one of my most recent podcast I played a scene from Rocky where he’s talking to his son. In this scene he tells him that nothing is going to hit harder than life. That life given the opportunity will beat you to your knees and keep you there if you let it, but it’s not about how hard you can hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. If you haven’t heard that scene check it out here. It’s within the first few minutes of the show. Let me challenge you today to not only open for business, but stay open. Start that new business you’ve alway wanted to, and don’t let past, present, or future disappointments stop you from pursuing your dreams, goals, and desires. No other will ever pay you what your worth, but you. Take the time to develop yourself, your craft, and your business. Most new businesses struggle because of the lack of leads, and people to talk to. Join our call center, and use our technology to drive traffic to your own business. It’s easier than re-inventing the wheel, it’s more affordable considering what it would cost to start from scratch, and it’s achievable through the training we offer. The things that like about our franchise opportunity is:
- Allows you to earn unlimited income via commissions
- Allows you to work into a pay per talk time position
- Allows you to work at your schedule
- Gives you the opportunity to grow your own business
- Provides training that will allow you to grow at your pace
- Gives you a way to start slowly at building your own business into a full time position
- Provides multiple streams of income
- Offers non-sales earning programs
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