There Is No Substitute For Hard Work
The famed soccer player Pele once said
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
When I was younger I was always looking for a quick easy way to do something. A quick and easy way to make money, a quick and easy way to build my brand, and a quick and easy way to create a successful business.
15 years later I finally figured out how to do all of these things in a quick and easy way…hard work!
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It took me several years before I was able to build a personal brand that was big enough to get speaking gigs and book deals, it took me years to build a successful business, and it took me years to be able to make 6 figures and years after that to get to 7 figure years.
A lot of entrepreneurs… and people in general are looking for the shortcut. The quick and easy thing they can do to become successful.
We are consumed by gurus who post videos online talking about reading a book a day, doing some kind of magical morning routine, making passive income, all while driving around in their ferraris or lamborghinis.
Over the last 15 years I’d had the privilege and opportunity to work with and speak with over a thousand leaders including the CEOs from organizations like Mastercard, Oracle, Unilever, Best Buy, Audi, Verizon and many others.
Blake and I have also talked with countless successful entrepreneurs and you know what all of these people have in common?
They work…hard, they grind every single day for themselves, their teams, and their companies.
If you were to follow them around with a camera you would see them meeting with customers, speaking with employees, attending strategy meetings, brainstorming new products and services, and making time to learn new things… you know… work stuff.
Dwayne, The Rock, Johnson said
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
This mentality is reflected in every conversation or relationship I have ever had with a successful person and this is especially true for entrepreneurs.
As an entrepreneur you are ultimately responsible for your own fate, your own success, or your own failure.
If you don’t like the grind, the hustle, and the hard work, then you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur.
But if you like being in the arena, if you like building something from scratch, if you like the long hours and the journey of building something great then entrepreneurship is for you.
Don’t look for shortcuts or for the quick and easy way out. If you want to succeed it’s ONLY going to come from hard work.
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