Read on to discover…
- The 1 critical factor in all business success…
- The no BS reason most businesses struggle…
- A simple 4 step system to banish your biggest business obstacle in a flash…
- And MORE!
It’s no big secret that I’ve coached more “up and comers” to guru status than anyone else.
Heck, that’s why I’m often referred to as “The Guru to the Gurus.”
So it’s no big surprise that I’m often asked…
What Single Trait Separates…
The Winners From The Losers?
Today is your lucky day – because I’m going to tell you.
Now, in my last post we talked about the power of thinking for yourself.
In fact, if you haven’t read it yet – you should start by reading it. Just click this link: A Simple Way To STOP Messing Up Your Life & Business.
OK, before diving in… watch this quick (1 minute) video to better understand the severity of the problem…
I chuckle every time I watch it.
But while the video is funny (imho) – an entrepreneur who struggles with a lack of thinking is anything BUT funny.
Now, before you quickly self-assess, and think this doesn’t apply to you – stick with me and then judge for yourself.
You see, I believe the single biggest obstacle to entrepreneurial success is…
Yep, you read that right.
The trait separating the winners and losers is that simple.
Winners Spend Time Thinking
That’s one of the reasons I enjoy blogging – it forces me to think.
Better yet, blogging forces me to think about your concerns – the concerns of my prospects.
And the more I think about ways to solve your challenges…. the larger my advantage grows over my competitors.
But today – we’re not talking about blogging, thinking about your prospects’ challenges, or solving your prospects’ problems.
Nope. Today we’re talking about you and your business. And how you can grow your business by thinking.
You see, most internet marketers make a disastrous mistake. They falsely assume that “knowing more” is more important than “thinking better.”
So, they spend an inordinate time learning more instead of thinking more.
What about you? More specifically….
Are You Spending…
More Time Learning Than Thinking?
You see, if I were to guess… I’d guess you’ve already invested (or plan to) in learning lots of different things related to online marketing and growing your business.
Now, don’t get me wrong – that’s important. But without focused thinking first, the odds are high you’ve learned lots of things that aren’t really necessary for growing your business right now.
I’ve discussed this at length in my free reports. It’s the difference between “Just-in-Case” learning and “Just-in-Time” learning. So, I won’t belabor the point here.
Normally at this point I’d present you with my most persuasive logical argument about better thinking. But, today…
I’m Not Going To Do That!
Because one experience will trump a thousand logical arguments.
Today, I want you to think about your business for sixty minutes. I’m not sure if that sounds easy or difficult to you… but I assure you it isn’t easy.
Here’s what I suggest you do…
1 – Spend fifteen minutes identifying all the obstacles currently standing in your way of achieving your business goals. Once you’ve done that – choose the one you believe will give you the biggest payoff if solved.
2 –Next, spend fifteen minutes trying to uncover the root-cause of the obstacle. You can do this by asking and then answering…
In other words – think about the obstacle and ask why am I experiencing this obstacle. Then once you’ve answered… ask yourself WHY again about your answer. Keep repeating the process until you’ve gone at least 5 levels deep.
OK, so you’ve now spent thirty minutes so far surfacing your obstacles, and then drilling down deeper (to the root-cause) on the one that you believe will give you the greatest payoff.
3 – Next, spend fifteen minutes brainstorming as many different approaches you could take to solve the deeper cause. And choose the solution you believe is best.
4 – Finally, for your last fifteen minutes, think through all the steps you’d need to take to execute the solution you just identified.
Get To Work!
In other words, take action immediately.
Your goal should be to minimize the time from conception to completion.
You see, the single biggest trait winners have that losers don’t is — they first spend time thinking through new solutions to their problems. And when a new solution works they not only get an immediate payoff, they also have developed new intellectual capital they can often sell over and over again.
So, do this thinking exercise today – and then come back here and tell me how the experience went for you.
To higher profits and beyond,