If you are on this Zoom call today, there’s something I know about you – you’ve got talent. If you’re a member, you were chosen for your seat. And since there was only one, it wasn’t handed over without scrutiny. You made it here, and you’ve been here.
If you’re a guest, it’s true for you too. Not just anyone gets up early in the morning to present themselves to a live group of over one hundred entrepreneurs and business owners, with the intention of growing their business.
So talent? Yes, for sure.
But nobody get too comfortable. Because a little over a year ago, a High School basketball coach named Tim Notke was quoted as saying, “Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.”
So today, we’re not coasting. We’re talking about one of the marks of a champion – consistency.
Change takes time. And it’s never convenient. That I want to say again. Change is never convenient. So the key to making it happen is to work at it every day.
I’ve already said quite a few words. So I’m going to pause in about twenty seconds from now. And when I do, all of us are going to take some simple action. If you’re a member – since we know almost everyone – look for the faces of at least two people with whom you’ve been meaning to set up a 121. Write their names down and commit to reaching out to them by end of day today. Oh and not your two besties who you connect with on the regular. Two people you’ve been meaning to reach out to but it seems a bit out of the way.
And if you’re a guest, you get a pass til the end of the meeting because there are so many you’ve yet to hear from. If you’ve already met someone in an early breakout room, or know someone by their name or title, find them. Otherwise, pay attention as the meeting progresses, and write down your at least two then.
Ready? Go… Got em? Good.
The other thing to make a note of is for all of us, and it’s an answer to this question… “What’s the one thing I know I could do to build my business, but have been scared, uncomfortable or just reluctant to do?”
You don’t have to do anything with it yet – just write it down.
Then, if you’re willing, commit to moving it forward between now and next Wed. Maybe it gets completed, and maybe it takes one step. Just move it forward.
As we all know, building a business is not like turning a narrow jet ski. It’s turning a massive cruise ship. Make that turn a few degrees every day, and before you know it you’ll be looking out at a new horizon.
Here’s to consistent action, and to consistent reminders about taking consistent action.