When it comes to being a successful entrepreneur, we humans can overcomplicate it. We get confused by all the things we think we have to do. The mounting “to-do” list in our heads causes us to lose clarity and direction. We get very caught up in the action part. As an aspiring, successful entrepreneur (that’s my nice way of saying that you intend to make a lot of money, but aren’t there yet), how often do you wake up in the morning and immediately think about your “to-do” list? How many days go by that are completely dedicated to doing, doing, doing? How often do you feel unclear about what step to take next?
And who’s to blame you? There are books written about the action plan. Thousands of workshops are held each year on the action part of success in business and entrepreneurship. As a society, we make heroes of those who take the most action. Corporations pay “Motivational” Speakers thousands of $$$’s to encourage people to take more action. Action and plans are what most entrepreneurs have the majority of their focus on.
Want to know a truth that is going to sound a little “cray-cray”? Action is the least important part when it comes to realizing your success in entrepreneurship. In front of action there are 2 things that will guarantee your success. No one has their eye on them because they seem so impotent. They are quite the opposite – super powerful. In fact, if you get them right, they will be your secret to success. They are the seed to effortless action.
The 2 things that will guarantee your success (that most overlook) are:
- Positive Expectation
Yes, it’s that simple. All you have to do is have a desire and believe it. Most of us have no problem with the desire part. It’s the believing it that’s tricky. I am here to tell you that if you can believe your desire, you WILL realize it. Whether your desire is a pipeline of the most amazing clients, or 50 bookings that net you over $2,000 in commission each during a 12 month period, or 3 large destination weddings with brides you love working…if you have pure positive expectation of that desire, it will come.
What gets most of us down however and why we fail at believing the desire, is that we get caught up in the how or when. The moment we think about the “how,” we usually introduce resistance and the positive expectation dissipates. Or, we look at the current conditions – which are quite different than the desire – and allow them to get in the way of believing we can have that desire.
If you can break your habits of resistance – whether it comes up when looking back, looking at what is, attempting to figure out the “how” or complaining, you CAN and will have positive expectation of your desire. Practice the pure positive expectation of your desires for a little while – like 30 days – and your success in that desire is guaranteed.
This article is short. That’s on purpose. The concept is simple. It doesn’t need further explanation to complicate it. Now go identify your biggest desires in your business and practice positively expecting them.