Flat Rate won't work in my town. I can't charge this much; I'll go out of business. I'm not ready to implement it yet. My community is too small. I don't have the time to learn something new.
Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or think you can't. You are right!
I first came across this message in 2006. No truer words have been spoken. The above list is just a few excuses I have seen in the last six years.
In all walks of life, in all types of businesses, people will find every excuse in the world not to do something and find a reason why something won't work.
It's no wonder why 80% of businesses go under in the first five years, and only 5% will remain in the coming five. The general thinking of the masses are the same. Are you traveling the well-trodden path of mediocrity?
As mentioned in the last email, success is a science, and there are many steps that must be taken in order to get the desired results.
In any given town, there will be two contractors with the same mechanical skillset, yet one will be struggling, and the other will be flourishing.
Why is that? Is the other contractor better? The answer is no! No one is better than anyone. The difference lies in the results, and the results are different because the successful contractor is operating at a higher level of awareness in that particular part of life.
Everyone can find reasons not to do something. It's easy. It takes a much smarter person, one with greater awareness, to understand if there're reasons not to do something, there has to be reasons to do it.
I can personally tell you that I too had the "I can't attitude" and it took a good kick in the pants from one of my mentors back in 2007 for me to see the light.
Again, I will ask these questions:
1. What are the three biggest challenges getting in your way of success?
2. What are your top three goals in the next 3-6 months?
To your success ~ James Brush