The majority of people who start a business never even generate one lead -much less make a sale.
If you were to ask these people why they are failing, they would reply with something like:
- the offer doesn’t convert,
- the traffic source doesn’t work,
- nobody is interested,
- the company is saturated,
- the methods don’t work,
- I need more traffic,
- I need more leads,
- the funnel doesn’t convert,
- I don’t have a funnel,
- I don’t have a list,
- I am still a newbie,
…and the list goes on.
On the surface, these reasons seem legit -and in some cases they are.
But most people struggling have absolutely no idea where they want to go.
Think about it.
If you don’t know where you want to be, it doesn’t matter where you go.
Earl Nightingale talks about this in his book “The Strangest Secret” -there’s an audio format which you can listen to as well.
But he says that a man (or woman) without a goal is like a boat without a captain.
…it has no destination.
If a boat leaves the harbor and the captain knows where they are going, he says that 999 times out of 1,000 that boat will get to its destination.
But if the boat takes off with no captain, it will end up crashing.
I’m just paraphrasing here.
If you haven’t read that book I highly recommend you buy it and read it -it has some great information.
Let’s get back to you and your destination.
Like I mentioned before, most people never get anywhere because they don’t know what they want.
That’s where you should start.
So now let me ask you this:
- Have you ever thought about what you really want?
- Have you thought about EXACTLY how much money you want to make?
- Have you thought about how you want your life to look like?
- Have you thought about how you want to spend your days?
- Have you thought about WHY you want to make more money?
If you’ve never given any thought to these questions, now would be a good time to start.
Here’s why this is important.
When you have a vision for yourself -a vision of what you want your life to look like, it becomes real in your mind.
You can see it.
You can hear it.
You can taste it.
You can touch it.
You can FEEL it.
The more you think about it and the clearer your vision is, your desire for that vision is going to grow stronger.
You know exactly what you want.
You know exactly where you’re going.
You now have a destination.
Now when you take off and take massive action, you know where you’re headed.
The action you take will be focused and on purpose -unlike most people who take action without even knowing where they want to go.
Not only that.
But when you hit a road block on your way there, your vision is going to pull you forward and you will find away around it.
When someone doesn’t have a vision though, any hardship is an excuse to quit -and that is why so many people never reach any level of success.
Take the time to create a vision for yourself.
Know exactly what you want your life to look like.
Then go out there and take massive action.