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So the more and more I worked resulted in a bigger desire to figure out what it was like to run my own business. However, the distraction that always lead me off the path of what my focus should have been, business, was the desire to be in a relationship. It seemed as though every time I was able to get my life back on track and in the direction I wanted it to go, I fell into another distraction of a relationship and my focus then turned away from myself and towards the other person. At times I thought that I could handle both but others I knew there was no way. Eventually this lead into a long road of focusing on everyone else but myself.
For years, I would be lead down different career paths, losing focus of where I wanted to head in life, and finding myself falling for every shiny opportunity that came my way. I read a quote the other day that was written by Auguste Rodin, about experience:
“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin
This really affected me when I read this, as I could relate to it on a deeper level. It really made me think about everything I have been through from the beginning until now. The one thing I have noticed is that any time, no matter the situation, when something has a negative or positive impact on me I try to focus not on the moment, but on what it was that I did such as, what action did I take, and the reasons why I made these decisions. Throughout each situation whether very insignificant or very significant, I have always tried to improve and discover flaws or mistakes that if I were ever to experience these moments again I would be better prepared. So in time, practicing this over and over, I eventually found a way to be involved with anything but still be focused on myself and my development in my life.
At this point, I have been in the same career path as well as the same relationship, for years now. I have really honed in my focus for me and my new little family and how to better our lives. A big help for me aside from life experiences of my past has been the development in my overall confidence. Gaining confidence has helped me to devise a plan for my future and really focus on the ultimate path I want to take to bring success in my life as an entrepreneur. The trick with having confidence is that to maintain confidence the learning and lust for knowledge has to be top notch. For instance, the business path I want to take deals with service and sales, so I’m currently studying one of the greatest salesman of what I consider all time, Grant Cardone.
This guy they call, “Uncle G”, is absolutely insane to people from the outside looking in. Grant Cardone’s confidence level has probably reached the peak that any human being could reach. Now in the sales world, this is huge. One of the things Uncle G preaches about is believing. If you believe in yourself, and believe in your product more than anything else in the world, then you have no choice but to be successful, and therefore your clients have no choice but to believe you and believe in you. This is a major piece of advice from my point of view because as my goal is to be successful, if you think about any major successful person such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Mark Zuckerberg, these guys developed their confidence and as a result increased their belief in their selves and their products. They didn’t just believe it, they lived and breathed their products. This for me has set the tone in my life for my future business path.
Until Next Time…