There has been too many of those times over the last 3 years, with many very different struggles over my 4 businesses, and there will undoubtedly be plenty more in the future but fuck knows I would never and could never do anything else!
And you want to know the only difference between those that make it through those tough times, emerge out of the other end stronger, more powerful than before and those that that don’t…? I can tell you it’s not talent.
I have fuck all natural talent, I can’t naturally sell for shit, every decision I make is made by my gut (which is normally wrong), my natural people management skills are worse than non-existent, I’m socially awkward and I normally bite off way more than I can chew.. oh and I am the worlds easiest prospect to sell to.
But I always fucking back myself, I trust my work ethic, I trust in my ability to grind it out when shit hits the fan, to get down and dirty in the trenches when I need to and to do the damn work! To HUSTLE and to teach myself to adapt to every situation I can.
If you truly trust in yourself and your pure tenacity to smash through any barrier put in your way, to send a big “fuck you” to anyone who tells you you’re being too ambitious, you can’t do it, you’re a failure. They are no longer barriers, simply hurdles, checkpoints that give you an opportunity to level-up, to become stronger, more resilient, more powerful and more driven.
And all those fake “gurus” who have convinced you that you can have it all right now, the perfect body, the perfect relationship, a shit ton of money and all the freedom you want.. they can suck my balls (or Joes anyway.. he’d enjoy it), honestly that may sound crude but it frustrates the hell out of me, taking money from some poor guy by selling him false hopes and dreams.
NEWSFLASH.. You can’t have it all.. not yet anyway…
I have met and spoken with some of the most successful people around.. and the one thing they ALL had in common, they were hustlers, when they wanted something, they didn’t stop until it was theirs, they sacrificed, they put all their focus on it and didn’t wait around for it to come to them.. they went and made it happen. And now so do YOU!
I see too many people that treat having a business like having a 9-5 and then moaning that they don’t have any money.. it just doesn’t work that way.. you can enjoy yourself and have your freedom when you’ve created it, when you’ve earnt it!
For now you need to focus on optimising one area of your life.. I’ve spent 3 years now, basically purely focusing on my businesses, purely focusing on me! on building and growing, personally and professionally. Now my businesses and my life are going at a pace and direction I am happy with, I’m still going to plough as much of my time and effort into them, but I can work smarter now so I can put more attention to the other areas of my life.. building a great relationship with a damn lucky woman and getting back to amazing shape.
EVERYTHING you could ever want is in your reach my friend. You just need to have the balls and do what it takes to go and grab it.