We LOVE hearing stories of the unlikely people in life achieving so much with their lives - professionally or personally. The same with businesses - we love seeing independent or family owned chains of restaurants or shops competing with the big players globally - it inspires us to support and contribute to their growth! We love the underdogs who get out there and give it a go!
We've put together some motivation for you to get up and get out there - regardless of who's backing you:
1) Take the fight to them
If you haven't got what your competitors have in staff or revenue or resources, but are still able to perform to the same or even a higher level - don't run away from it! Take the Fight to Them!... You can't wait for new business or opportunities to come to you... It doesn't matter what competitive edge someone else has or if you think a new prospect will think less of you for not being bigger than you currently are... PLEASE Get out there and take the fight to them!!
2) Embrace the trials
You've got to embrace the trials... Embrace the tribulations... We all go through them - but you've GOT to talk about them differently! There's no shame in wanting to quit... When we as entrepreneurs or business owners are still working on a Friday night or getting up at 5am every day, because that's the only way we're going to fit everything in it can get disheartening... A week ago, we'd had a big week and I'd been feeling less motivated because we were having difficulty gaining traction... We'd been to a great event by our Global Giving Partner Buy1GIVE1 on the Thursday, and after asking a client we brought along his thoughts on the day, I got a response that spoke right to "Our Why"... Having this effect on clients makes the trials worth it!!
3) Believe against all odds
If you are an underdog... You've got to BELIEVE against all odds... Close your eyes to everyone... Learn to block out the distractions and get focused... This is first quarter 2014FY and here's the big idea: CAST A VISION; have a CENTRAL FOCUS... Make sure you don't get caught up in doing, without setting a goal and then pacing yourself there... Set a goal and find your pace; and BELIEVE it against all odds.
So, what do you have to do to get from where you are now, to where you want to be?
What skills do you need?
What information do you need?
What changes do you need to make?
If you can believe it; if you can conceive it - you can ACHIEVE it!