Welcome to my last blog for 2013. The year just FLEW by, didn’t it?
For me, 2013 has been a significant year of personal and professional growth. I’ve learned more about myself this year than ever before and I’ve had great success creating a six-figure business. As always, I don’t say this to impress you…I say this to show you what’s possible! I have been blessed, though. I was blessed to be given an amazing, supportive mother. As you know I grew up in a housing commission and was raised by a hard working single mother. There were challenges, yes, but I wouldn’t have done it any other way. From a very young age I learned to be resilient and persistent. Today, I am proud to say that I’ve created and sold 3 businesses by the age of 28. Equally, I’m grateful that every day I get to work with business owners who want more from their life and their businesses.
Every year I take time to reflect on the year gone by (as you should too!). Today I wanted to share with you the things I’ve learned throughout the year in the hopes that my lessons can inspire you or, perhaps, slap you in the face. Most of all it’s to show you that you have the ability to design the life you want and deserve! So…without further adieu…
1. It’s just you
We enter this world alone and leave alone. People come and go from our lives and we need to be ok with this. At the end of the day we need to be comfortable flying our own flag. We need to be brave enough to say “this is what I want.” We need to be comfortable with the fact that not everyone will like us. We need to know that the love we have for ourself is enough. Most of all we need to be 100% certain that we deserve the life we want and forget about those who tell us about the life we should lead.
2. Create a “Wisdom Circle”
Although we run our own ship, every Captain needs a crew. It’s important to develop a support network to share our journey with. I call this my wisdom circle. This inner group is made up of close friends, mentors and people I admire. Create your own Wisdom Circle. Surround yourself with people who can not only support you but be honest with you. Take these people on your life’s journey with you.
3. Love everyday
When will be your last day on earth? When is the last day on earth for your loved ones? No one knows. Make sure you don’t risk not showing love to those that you care for. Don’t hold back how you feel. Be true and honest to how you feel. Spend time with those that ignite your soul and invigorate you with energy! If this sounds a little deep, I’m actually ok with that! You should be too! Open your heart since no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
4. Task risks
Give it a go…whatever path you want to take…just give it a go! Yes, I’ve created and sold 3 businesses. Do you think those were the only 3 I’ve attempted? Nope! Although I’ve attempted perhaps 20 different ideas, I’ve officially created about 6 businesses over the last 12 years. 50% I sold the other 50% I folded. A few years ago I overheard someone talking about me (I have awesome hearing) and they said… “You’ve got to give it to him, he’s bloody persistent.” I take risks continually. These days, however, they’re much more calculated since I’ve learned from my mistakes. Feel the fear and use that to drive you to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. If you try something and it doesn’t work…what’s the worst case scenario? I’m guessing it’s not as bad as you think it will be (unless the risk you want to take is skydiving without a parachute). If it does work…things are going to be better than you could ever imagine.
5. Trust your gut
Your gut isn’t there to only help you digest dinner. It’s there to help you identify what’s right and wrong for you. So…listen to it and TRUST it! Tap into what it tells you and go with it. My trusty gut has been a great supporter over the years!
6. Move your butt
Life’s short so get off your butt! Don’t waffle over what to do until the end of time…make decisions and take action! No more excuses, no more blaming other people for why you haven’t achieved what you want from life. Stop blaming your parents, stop pointing the finger at the rich kids, stop pretending you’re happy with an OK life. You’re not, and you deserve an AWESOME life. Start making it happen today!
And as a bonus…Say thank you
Don’t forget the people who have made an impact on your life. This year there have been many people who have impacted my life. Without them I wouldn’t be at this point in my life and career. So…thank you all!
I wish you, your family and your loved ones a beautiful Christmas and New Year. I’m giving you and me a break from my newsletter for a few weeks but will be back with some very exciting announcements in January!
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