By Brian and Tina Merryman
We recently experienced a mind-set speech from award-winning real estate investor, Stefan Aarnio. A simple and memorable piece of wisdom from that speech will stand out in our minds forever. He said, "If you are diligent overtime, success is inevitable. If you are negligent overtime, failure is inevitable. Both are true one hundred percent of the time!"
Daily strategies and habits are crucial. Taking action is important yet there must be strategy behind it. In a modern world of immediate gratification, you must know that actions of due diligence based on proven systems and strategies do not yield overnight results.
Eventually though, diligence will produce success 100% of the time.
For the record, with a proven coach you should have a good idea of when.
You will likely just need to wait to pop that bottle of champagne.
Trust us, the "aging process" is worth it.
The success will be palpable and pairs nicely with a well-rounded life and hard work!
It is as likely as a two year old having a temper tantrum that you will need to strategically make alterations to the targeted actions you have chosen for your business.
We own a few businesses and run a non-profit. With this background, we feel qualified to say that a proven mentor or coach in your particular industry is the wisest investment you could make.
Forming strategies or following systems play like music to your ears when you have a guide. Maestro will aide in your practice and in your execution so that the end game is more like a symphony and less like a fourth grade band concert.
Even alterations should not be made until the original plan has been consistently executed, tracked and evaluated for an agreed upon length of time. You must prove something is or is not working through due diligence. You can only succeed by knowing what does and does not work.
You can only know what does and does not work through that due diligence; daily execution, consistency, tracking and reviewing. Sounds as exciting as a monotone speaker in a lecture hall with no windows, but life and business are what you make it. Make it a game and have gratitude that you have the opportunity to do it. PERIOD.
Track your production (phone calls, marketing, networking, negotiating; orders placed or offers accepted; every single facet of your business).
You must always know what is going out and what is or is not coming in.
It is also crucial to review this on a consistent basis such as once a week.
Negligence. Oh, holy distraction's and laziness, Batman. Lack of strategy, or even using strategies but not tracking them will compose a failed business; one hundred percent of the time. If you really think about it, negligence causes failure in every life facet; doesn't it?
You can not neglect your significant other, children, your day job, health, laundry, the dust that settles on your shelves, maintenance on your car or house. Negligence is avoidance and not attending to the things that are part of your life and expectations will harm you, your asset's and everyone you care for.
Do your due diligence. One hundred percent of the time.
Then, enjoy that bubbly because life is worth celebrating when you put in the passion and effort!
In Passionate Action,
Brian and Tina Merryman