This Saturday morning, I thought about what to share with you.
While my mind kept urging me to write about other things, this very topic became the most overwhelming thoughts for me to share with you.
And I have reasons why it is……
You see in 2012 when I took the decision to bow out of the bank, and focus on the Entrepreneurial Journey, even though I didn’t know much about this field of play, I can confirm any day to you that it’s been one life I’ve always dreamt of and forever will.
I love it so much that, I gave up my high paying job for it.
Well, I wouldn’t say it became rosy for me from day one. In fact, I’ve had one of the worst stories, experiences, or whatever you may call it.
But the sweetest part of it is that.
I have achieved a whole lot during these years.
Let me count…………….
First, I got married to one of the most beautiful and God-given women ever.
I’m blessed with two wonderful kids.
As for the endless and uncountable material acquisitions? I just can’t thank God enough.
And for the losses? God has been really great.
Now the reason I am sharing this thought with you today is that I have learned something really powerful about STAYING FOCUSED.
To Stay Focused, you need an End Goal, which is usually a Long Term Goal.
Most Personal Development Coaches call it your “DREAM LIFE”.
Now, we all have a dream life.
But in between the point you are and the dream life to come, there is going to be a whole lot of distractions, pitfalls etc.
Personally, after I left the bank and things became really bad, I had people who probably wanted to mock me or appeal to me, say things like; “Hey Tim, why not go back to the bank?”
“Tim, why not pick a job with the Government”
“Tim, why not go into Politics”
“Tim, hey I think I need to partner with you for a business” Usually far off my focus.
“Tim, I have this job for you, and it’s going to pay you really well. Come take it.” Still away from my goal.
Tim this, Tim that…….
These for me were distractions.
Because they were never in line with my determined line of action for that dream life.
I knew I wanted a family. I knew I wanted to live in a place. I knew I wanted my own office. I knew the kind of business I needed to do and others that would follow to increase my streams of income.
I just knew them and I stayed focused.
I might not be there yet (“my dream life”) but I’m so certain that I’m close.
Now, the reason you should listen to me is this.
For some of you, when I talk about starting a business without money, you think I’m talking magic.
You probably want the easy path to make money.
Look! It doesn’t work that way.
I just closed two clients within 24 hours and these clients are multi-million naira clients.
What specifically am I going to be doing for them?
I am going to set up their Social Media Marketing Platforms as well as their offline marketing and sales platforms to help them increase their sales.
I’ll be having a meeting with one today to seal it.
He’s going to pay my company without me dropping a dime for him.
All I’m going to give to him is simple – My F**KING MARKETING & SALES SKILLS.
With one simple GOAL – Increase his sales.
But for me to get to this stage, I needed to stay focused and learn everything that makes me the KING OF THE JUNGLE.
So, I would leave you with this today.
Nobody is going to lend you money to start a business.
No Bank is going to lend you money to start a business.
If you are hopping on that rich guy, forget it. He’s got more problems to solve.
And for all the Angel Investors you are hoping will come your way, please be reminded that they are all having End of Year Financial Audits in Heaven and may not find you amidst the millions on the street for now.
Maybe in years to come.
This is what you should do.
If you have the marketing and sales skills, or you have a business that people are selling for you.
Go right in now and take control of the sales.
These are the major points to note about staying focused while you’re on it.
- Approach success as your duty not as a choice.
- Stop thinking of yourself as an Entrepreneur. Start calling yourself a salesman/woman
- If you want to have money, then get attention. If you want more money, then cause more attention-driven acts. Because Money follows attention, so get attention in every way possible.
- I hate to say this, but it is true. My coach tells me this and many times I felt like, why is this guy driving it right into my throat. But listen, if you are not super, you are nothing. So, learn to develop yourself so much that your game or business makes you stand out amidst competition. In fact, quit competing and start dominating the environment with communication in every form possible.
- Stop listening to those who tell you that their businesses aren’t selling because the economy is hard. That’s actually a complaint and not an objection for people to buy your products or services. And as such, it should be handled as a complaint, not an objection. There is no shortage of money on planet earth, only a shortage of people going after it.
This principle is true and I need to stress it again.
Look here, if you provide value, no matter the economy, people will pay for it.
The problem is, do you think of value creation when you think money?
That’s why there are shortages of people thinking big or great, not a shortage of money.
VALUE – That’s ultimately what you should strive for.
Dominate The Market Where You Provide Values
To be a success… You must learn to stay focused.
If You Haven’t Read My Book Yet – I’m still offering that massive value that can change your entire generation.
First, it will show you how to increase your sales for any business.
If you are knowledgeable about sales…. Then You’ve Become A King.
People Will Pay You To Help Their Businesses Sell.
If you want the Book, it will only cost you N7,997.77 now.
Do Have A Great Weekend Everyone.