If you’re here for business hacks, I need you to stop right there.
Take a deep breath. Connect with your inner self for a moment.
Seeking out business hacks comes from something more than just a desire for efficiency in business growth or wealth. It comes from anxiety. It comes from a LACK of confidence.
It comes from fear.
The good news is - you don’t need business hacks. Here’s why.
Why business hacks prey on entrepreneurs’ fear
Hacks don’t last.
From fitness to finance to friendship, hacks are temporary, short-term solutions to challenges that cannot be overcome in one day.
Anyone trying to peddle you a business hack is preying on your fear of failure and your lack of confidence in your own abilities to succeed by doing things the hard way – also known as, THE RIGHT WAY!
True business growth and the road to long-term wealth and happiness will involve plenty of failure.
There’s no way around it. Growth and long-term financial freedom aren’t built in a day. Neither was Rome. But as your mother probably always said, good things are always worth waiting for.
If you want to do better… BE better.
You don’t have to do everything
If you try to master everything all at once, you’ll burn yourself out. You’ll lose focus and sacrifice your own clarity by trying to be everything to everyone.
For example, you do not have to master ‘coaching’. If you were to try to master coaching, you would find yourself attempting to master all different kinds of coaching, from financial coaching to wellness coaching to organizational coaching to fitness coaching to sports coaching.
You’re suddenly stretching across industries and completely losing focus on what it is YOU do best.
Instead, if you’re a coach, all you need to master is, ‘getting my coaching clients _____ results.’ It’s that simple.
If you can create proven results during every coaching session you undertake, you’ll become known as the expert at delivering on client expectations.
That’s all you have to do, which technically amounts to simply being yourself.
I told you this would be easy.
What do successful people have in common?
Entrepreneurs and business owners who are truly successful all have this one thing in common.
They consistently deliver their clients results. The clients get what they want, and when you have happy clients, word travels fast.
This is mastery.
The process of mastery is ongoing. It’s lifelong.
A ballet dancer works to master their craft every single day of their dancing career. They never achieve true perfection – it’s impossible.
They master one piece at a time. That’s what you need to do, too.
If you want to do better… remember - BE better.
What’s missing for you?
What is the one area of the service you offer in which you are not 100% confident? Odds are, something popped into your head as soon as you read that sentence.
What’s missing from that service that would make it great?
Pull out a journal and start writing by hand. Work through the entire problem. Write out all of your worries and fears and failures, and start brainstorming solutions, no matter how far-fetched.
If you want ‘business hacks’, this lifestyle isn’t for you.
But if you want sustainable, consistently growing business, income, and reputation - focus on mastery. You’ve made it this far, and I believe in you.
If you want to do better… Be better.