Quit Fucking Around

October 21, 2015

So many people want success, yet so few are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to make it. When you are on your death-bed what regrets will you have? Did you give this life everything you could? Or did you sit back and take the path of least resistance like most people do?

Success is a relative term. Success to me is not the same to you. So stop for a minute, close your eyes, and visualize what SUCCESS is to you. Embed this vision in your brain and subconscious and set it as your guide post for why you do what you do everyday.

Now let’s get real. I know what failure is. I have lived it. I made the mistake early on to fuck around. What do I mean by fuck around? Taking shortcuts. Jumping from one project to the next without completing it. Spending an inordinate amount of time on Facebook and forums. You know where that got me? Living in a spare room at my Grandma’s house at the age of 23. Lets just say that my dating life wasn’t exactly thriving when they found out about that.

Time went by and I made some progress. I started some businesses had some success, got complacent, and watched my hard work go down the drain.

I needed a swift kick in the ass. And it happened.

My “quit fucking around” period came when my son was born September 4th, 2013 at 12:42 pm. I remember eating lunch in the hospital thinking that he wasn’t coming for another ten hours. I get a call from my wife, run down the hall, and got back to the room just in time to meet Alex Jase.

Life just got real. My life didn’t just change. I began to form a new identify. Not having my Dad in my life made me want to go the extra mile with my son. I got my shit together in hurry. I not only wanted to be successful, most importantly  I wanted to transform into somebody my son could look up to. Success to me is being my sons hero.

I got busy and started making up for lost time. I quickly grew my Kindle Publishing business from $0 to $10,000. I worked when he was sleeping and doubled sales in my E-commerce business. I then parlayed all that into creating a popular Youtube channel, a successful course, and began a coaching and consulting business. My son and our family have been to New York City, Virgin Islands, Florida, Alabama, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and we just recently re-located to one of the coolest cities in the USA – Austin Texas. All this happened in less than two years. A small blip on the radar of life.

As one of my mentors Tony Robbins says. “I don’t say this to impress you, I say this to impress upon you.”

Anything is possible when you get the right leverage and commit to taking your business 100 percent. By going “all in” staying off the forums, out of 78 Facebook groups. By taking massive action. Not worrying about being perfect and just putting your work out there.

Why do I say all this? I’ve seen people with 30,000 a month Kindle businesses get shut down, fraudulent reviewers on Fiverr get sued by Amazon, and dozens of other horror stories. All because people thought it would be a good idea to play around in the gray area.

Do it legit. Don’t cut corners. Get yourself a mentor. Know that this process is often tedious and meticulous at times. It’s worth it though. You put the work in, real work, and soon those seeds that you sowed will start to pay benefits. More time to pursue your passions, hobbies, and dreams will be waiting for you. But you have to be willing to pack a lunch, bring your hard hat, and bust your ass everyday until that wall falls down. I’m still on the grind and I will never stop trying to improve my life and other people’s as well.

If you are one of those that think that you can push a few buttons, run a couple of cute Facebook ads, and make a million dollars – quit fucking around and start doing things the right way.

It may not be sexy, it may not wow people, but brick by brick you will begin to build an empire that no one can topple.

 

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