by Todd Sivers
1. There is NO Secret to Success. I can’t show you how to succeed, and neither can anyone else. Success for you, in your unique place and in your unique time, by your unique definition, won’t be the same as it is for me in my place and time, by my definition.
2. There is NO Universal Formula for Success. Sure-fire success formulas might work for a few people for a little while. But what works for one person at one time will NEVER work exactly the same way for another person in another time or even practically the same time.
3. Only You can Define and Pursue Your Success. For each of us, success has a unique definition. People can teach you strategies and tactics that usually get reasonably predictable results. We can even package those strategies and tactics into full systems of behavior that will work predictably well for anyone who uses them as directed. Franchise systems like McDonald’s, Liberty Tax Services, and Molly Maids work that way. Franchise systems work on the principal of providing the same experience through multiple people and multiple places at multiple times. And the result to the end user or purchaser is consistently good. But the result for each franchisee provider is a tremendous compromise. It is frequently a worthwhile compromise for potential franchisees who are risk averse and want to succeed by following a proven system.
4. Most People Intentionally Choose to Compromise on Their Success. Like an employee, a franchisee trades the risk, responsibility, and reward of developing something outstanding for the security, ease and comfort of creating something someone else has already tested, tweaked, and proven to be predictably positive. On the one hand, you have the guarantee of driving a Honda Accord. It starts every time and gets you where you want to go. On the other, the possibility of driving a Ferrari… or the possibility of pushing a broken-down Yugo along the highway. Most people choose the Honda, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Most people won’t risk the possibility of pushing a Yugo for the potential opportunity of the Ferrari experience. If you’re not into cars, make your own clothing or jewelry or travel experience comparison.
5. Everyone Chooses Between Settling for Insignificant Wins and Risking Significant Losses. Deep inside, every single human being longs to dance on the edge of failure. Will you live your life like a wallflower, standing to the side afraid of looking bad, and watching other people live fully? Or will you take a risk, crank up the music, and fully connecting with the soundtrack of your soul?
If you're ready to start pursuing success, schedule a conversation with Todd Sivers today at meet.toddsivers.com. We can help you get there.
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