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Think first, then market your mlm….

5 Oct

This is so simple a strategy most will skip it. 

Taking action is great, mandatory as a matter of fact. 

However, a little bit of thought can take you a long way. Ask Elon Musk Mark Cuban or any other self-made man and I guarantee you they will tell you that they had to plot and plan and follow that with massive action. And guaranteed this was also followed with moments of thought given to tweak every plan every single mundane nuance. 

Think,

Move,

Repeat-

Conquer!

Live Brolic! 

‘IT’S CHESS NOT CHECKERS’

9 Nov

‘IT’S CHESS NOT CHECKERS’

Today I’m keeping it short.
Mindset is the name of the game. Life is mindset. If you perceive yourself as a loser- U ARE. If you see a winner in the Mirror- the Winner is YOU. There’s isn’t much to think about. You see self perception is everything. To see the leader you are is more effective than to train to lead. The most qualified guy on paper is usually the least skilled. Not always true I concede but who you are on paper- as in certifications and education- doesn’t hold a candle to who you are in the field.
The guy who leads the team to victory is the king. He paid the cost. Leading is acting.

And from here I reference my title-
‘IT’S CHESS NOT CHECKERS’.
Simple. Eloquent. Factual.
Checkers has strategy. It requires skills, tactical motion, and patience.
Chess however multiplies all those efforts exponentially. The pieces have greater variety in motion and more skills sets. Indeed some attack in pairs. It is quite literally war. The troops advance. They close ranks. The king runs. Indeed even your queen who runs the gamut can be reduced to kindle within 5 moves!
What do you do? PLaY CHeSS. Skip the checkers. Every move in each endeavor you embark on requires you think 5 steps ahead. Every action sets its own reaction. You don’t anticipate the clients wants you dictate them. Gretzky adhered to this. He said go where you want the puck not where its going. Remember that guy; jobs? Yeah Steve. He ascribed to Gretzky’s philosophy. Two great innovators and champions in the arenas they chose almost inherently knew you had to control the game. You had to make moves. Indeed you don’t play. It isn’t a game.
And neither is your business. You have to know the moves.
Anticipate the factors.
If you can’t see what’s coming down the pike you are failing already.
Every entrepreneur is playing Chess.
Checkers is for employees.
See the difference- its so simple its astounding. When you run a business you prepare. And when your plan fails you are ahead anyway. Business requires leadership. You are on the offensive. I’ll tell you one thing I learned playing chess. The guy on the defensive- He lost already. The offensive player is winning. He’s dictating terms. He runs the board. He controls the game and the flow. In your business are your creditors dictating your income aka achievement levels or are you? You must always play the game on your terms. Not to say there aren’t setbacks. Heck, I have had them all along my journey. Yet the push from failure set my troops loose with a greater tenacity to dictate the terms of the surrender. War has casualties. And as such. Treat my business with the same mentality.
And from there, there is one choice only:
Live or die. I won’t die. I won’t quit. I will succeed. I will triumph. At the very least my enemy will have a Pyrrhic victory.
Such catastrophic losses so as to preclude a victory. Chess. Not checkers. Victory. Not losing. Plan every angle. Be ready for set backs. Anticipate your opponents moves, aka the consumer or competition. And don’t forget to leave room for your own margin of error. We all drop the ball. But the entrepreneur who plans ahead wins. Have a business plan. Have a mentor who knows the game. See where you need to go- and Crush the competition.

#thriveorsurvive.

“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.”
-Aeschylus (via Robert F. Kennedy)

Thoughts? Concerns?
Questions? Think I’m wrong?
Let’s chat.
Need ideas?
Want to learn how to invite?
Let’s chat.
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Be Bobby Fischer or Be Gone!

31 May

Be Bobby Fischer or Be Gone!

Ok, Bobby Fischer went a little nutty by most standards but let’s be honest- he was brilliant.
Bobby set a standard. Bobby broke records, bobby was in hip hop terminology- a Boss.
Now I say all this to augment a fact and word of caution: IGNORE YOUR FRIENDS.
Bobby Fischer had a singular focus. A goal. A cause. And he worked at it day and night.
Bobby trained like an Olympian- solely to gain stamina. He knew that value of consistent training and its methodologies. His mind and body could simply endure longer. Which on any battlefield and in any business is a win win.
Bobby focused on how to win. Bobby beat the world champ from russia with his mind. He bickered, bantered, was tardy and for the most part an insolent jerk. And it worked. Bobby’ strategy went so far as to even forfeit a game due to tardiness. All to an end, a purpose. He threw his opponent off in every way he could imagine. It wasn’t simply a game to be played on the board but in the battle we call living. He focused on strategies to break strategies.

Now this long preamble serves a purpose. I use it to illustrate not how Bobby Fischer was an enigma, or a ‘Boss’, or simply a world class champion. I use it to point out singularity of focus. You see, Bobby didn’t have time to listen to friends and family. Critics, naysayers, heathens, and fans were all irrelevant. Bobby knew that you can’t listen to the people who don’t step in the ring with you. Whether the odds are for or against you- Preparation, Intuition, and Consistency are the keys to victory.
These three things, not his three best friends or his mum and dad are what made him a champion. If Bobby listened to his friends many of his far out strategies would have been cast aside. Never underestimate the power of others to ruin your momentum. If allowed people will crush you out of love, and though inadvertent- a loss is a loss.

In the small business world the same holds true. Many times our friends or family will say that a new venture is foolish. Perhaps the wife says its too expensive. Perhaps the husband insists its something akin to his time in _________(fill in the blank with an mlm of your choice). Heck the attrition rate in these ventures is 60-90%!!!!! And your best friend will tell you that to dissuade you.
I say being in that last 10% makes you a diamond amongst the coals.

Suffice it to say- KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE. Let no one pull you from your course. What the mind is set to it will achieve. The only question is will u let friends stop you or will you reach Mt. Olympus and seize the glory???

Be Bobby Fischer or Be Gone!

31 May

Ok, Bobby Fischer went a little nutty by most standards but let’s be honest- he was brilliant.
Bobby set a standard. Bobby broke records, bobby was in hip hop terminology- a Boss.
Now I say all this to augment a fact and word of caution: IGNORE YOUR FRIENDS.
Bobby Fischer had a singular focus. A goal. A cause. And he worked at it day and night.
Bobby trained like an Olympian- solely to gain stamina. He knew that value of consistent training and its methodologies. His mind and body could simply endure longer. Which on any battlefield and in any business is a win win.
Bobby focused on how to win. Bobby beat the world champ from russia with his mind. He bickered, bantered, was tardy and for the most part an insolent jerk. And it worked. Bobby’ strategy went so far as to even forfeit a game due to tardiness. All to an end, a purpose. He threw his opponent off in every way he could imagine. It wasn’t simply a game to be played on the board but in the battle we call living. He focused on strategies to break strategies.

Now this long preamble serves a purpose. I use it to illustrate not how Bobby Fischer was an enigma, or a ‘Boss’, or simply a world class champion. I use it to point out singularity of focus. You see, Bobby didn’t have time to listen to friends and family. Critics, naysayers, heathens, and fans were all irrelevant. Bobby knew that you can’t listen to the people who don’t step in the ring with you. Whether the odds are for or against you- Preparation, Intuition, and Consistency are the keys to victory.
These three things, not his three best friends or his mum and dad are what made him a champion. If Bobby listened to his friends many of his far out strategies would have been cast aside. Never underestimate the power of others to ruin your momentum. If allowed people will crush you out of love, and though inadvertent- a loss is a loss.

In the small business world the same holds true. Many times our friends or family will say that a new venture is foolish. Perhaps the wife says its too expensive. Perhaps the husband insists its something akin to his time in _________(fill in the blank with an mlm of your choice). Heck the attrition rate in these ventures is 60-90%!!!!! And your best friend will tell you that to dissuade you.
I say being in that last 10% makes you a diamond amongst the coals.

Suffice it to say- KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE. Let no one pull you from your course. What the mind is set to it will achieve. The only question is will u let friends stop you or will you reach Mt. Olympus and seize the glory???

Image 16 May

Repost. So ill.

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