The Early Days
Look I am NOT going to go back to when I was born here.
But I will try to BRIEFLY talk about what led me to this place.
Why do I want to be in control of my own destiny.
I remember my first J.O.B as an apprentice T.V. Repairerer.
I was 16 and probably spent more time by the kettle than the TV’s in the shop.
There used to be an older gent worked there called Len and he was a funny guy.
He’d tell jokes and have a laugh but there was another side to him.
He used to moan and whinge mostly to me about the same things every single day.
He hates his job, he hates the hours, he hates being told what to do.
He was unhappy, with the life he had given himself.
I really think he too had an entrepeneur trapped inside him that he never set free.
It was then I realised that I don’t ever want to be in his situation.
I wanted to be different. I wanted to stand out of the crowd, if you don’t believe me look at the shorts I wore back then.
A Matter Of Opinion.
I realised that the reason why most people end up in Len’s situation.
They are scared not to conform. Our parents are all scared of us not conforming and filing into line too. In fact reading this post on Shaun Messick’s blog tells us that our parent’s are just doing what they think or thought was best for us.
It’s sad to think there would be so many more entrepreneurs if we didn’t listen to naysayers.
We used to be hunters, we would go and find our food and eat it.
Now most people are Pets, bosses pets.
They get fed by their boss and they lose their instinct to catch the biggest catch.
What Is You opinion of this?
Falling In Line.
I fell into that conformity too!
Its difficult not to as a 16, 17, 18 year old,
falling into the rat race,
believing that the way to success is to work hard to get a promotion, that gets promised but never comes.
Before you know it you are paying a mortgage or renting, paying bills and buying new things.
The regular paycheck gives you false security and it can be quite easy to settle down into that life that you have created for yourself.
This really happens, just look at Len’s story.
I came to realise that no matter who you work for you will only ever be lining their pockets and contributing to their retirement fund.
We are told that to be employed is to have security.
Tell that to ex-employees of any of the hundreds of thousands of companies that have gone bankrupt, mmmm very secure?
The best security is to build a business yourself.
A New Direction.
In 2006 I was at a cross roads a bit like now and found the Cobra/Appco Group.
They gave us sales training, motivation training, entrepeneur training.
Got us fired up then sent us out on door to door campaigns.
It was fun, there was progression, we networked, It was 100% commission. We were self-employed.
I was finally taught how to hunt. I learned so much about the mentality successful people.
The stuff that we learned there is worth 10’s of 1000’s I mean it.
I also read a lot of books written by successful people.
The first book I ever read about the mentality of a successful person was written by Brian Tracy
Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed
It helped to increase my understanding of positive thinking and take it to a whole new level.
Another book that will change your fortunes for the better is Napoleon Hill’s Original version of Think And Grow Rich