Success is a funny thing.
It’s something you really can’t define. Everyone seems to have their own definition.
I, myself, find that I have a much different definition of success than most people. It’s more broad for me. It doesn’t consist of having a wife and 2 kids (1 boy, 1 girl) in a house with a golden retriever and a white picket fence. That, to me, is just the idea of success that society pushes us into.
You’re an entrepreneur, like me, so I know that your idea is probably more “out of the box” than most. Maybe it doesn’t mirror my definition… but it’s definitely different than society’s definition.
For you, maybe it’s to have a successful business that makes you financially independent. Maybe it’s to make enough income so that your partner can stay home and raise the kids. It could be anything.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with having a wife and kids as one of your goals. But your idea of success should be more than this… it should be uniquely YOU. If you have the same idea of success as your neighbor or your co-worker, it’s probably time to redefine what success means to you.
It’s always easy to fall into the group mentality of society and adapt its idea of success. So a re-evaluation every once in a while is never a bad thing.
So what’s the big secret?
If I had to pick one thing that led to my success more than anything else it would be… hooking up with a personal coach.
And not just any ‘ol person will do. You need to find someone that’s walked the walk and talked to the talk. Just because someone is older than you or teaches a certain topic, it does not make them a good personal coach.
Hell, it doesn’t even guarantee they’ll know what they’re talking about.
I think about the ‘business’ professors that I had in college. They had all of these awards and were published and had doctorates and all of that crap… but when it came down to it…
They never ran a business. They never had to solve a horrible cash flow problem. They never had to create a marketing piece that had to pull in customers. None of it.
They’ve just read about how to run a business.
Sometimes you’d be better off having no personal coach or mentor at all than having a bad one. So choose wisely.
People are always asking me to personally coach them. I have declined every single person thus far… except for one.
Because the private coaching with Chris went so well, I’m making 2 slots to program available immediately.
I’m not going to guarantee I will ever do this again. This is going to require a ton of time and energy on my part.
The process will be via application. I’m taking this application process very seriously. I won’t work with anyone I don’t like. And if I don’t feel I can help you, I’ll reject your application and refer you to other resources.
This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity that may never come around again.
Also, feel free to comment on your idea of success below…