I love talking to people who are passionate and driven about creating something big with their lives. I love exchanging ideas with those who are obsessed with helping others and making a huge difference. And I am just so impressed with their willingness to create impact and their tenacity in the face of challenges.
And believe me; there are so many challenges.
Regardless of your industry, career, environment or background, I want you to know that you will be facing a lot of challenges—especially if you want to build a business, break through a million, become an influencer, write a book, impact millions, and do what you love.
See, we all have doubts. We all have fears. We all have concerns, family we need to support, a lifestyle we’re chasing, and a past that can shape or support us. Therefore, we’re going to have a lot of obstacles in the way of our goal, because nothing worth having ever comes easy.
But out of all the possible obstacles you’re going to face, there’s only ONE Greatest Obstacle that literally everyone faces—no exceptions.
And it’s not what you think.
THE ONE OBSTACLE WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON
You might think this “great obstacle” is something like capturing your market, refining your message, creating the right business, or finding new leads. Don’t get me wrong; all of those are definitely important challenges that you need to overcome. But they’re not your greatest obstacle.
You probably already know this, unconsciously, but YOU are your greatest obstacle. The biggest roadblock standing in the way between you and unparalleled success is YOU, and you need to overcome what you were in order to move forward into what you can be.
There’s this great saying that I love; “Are you willing to let go of who you’ve been in order to step into who you’re becoming?” And it’s one of the hardest questions to answer truthfully because a lot of us are willing to let go of some of our aspects, but we’re rarely ever committed to letting go of all of it. It’s the hardest thing; we want success, but we also want to keep this friendship or that relationship. We say we’re ready to move onto the next phase of our life, but we want to hold on to this emotion or that way of being. We want something new and different but, at the same time, we don’t want to let go of what was old, familiar, and—most importantly—safe.
STAYING SAFE OR REACHING SUCCESS
In order to reach success, you need to take ACTION. You cannot afford to be passive if you want to reach the place you actually want to be. Think of it like setting sail; to get to the new land, you must be willing to leave the ground behind, step on the boat, and actually move towards your goal. Before all this can happen, you must overcome yourself.
I’ve talked to a lot of business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers … all sorts of people, from all over the world. And what I’ve noticed is that they’re so eager to get somewhere new, but they’re unwilling to leave what they have behind. They want to take what they used to be into the place where they can become all that they should be. And it just doesn’t work that way, otherwise you will never evolve.
THE CHALLENGE TO CONSTANTLY CHANGE
There’s another problem; most people believe that since they’ve already overcome themselves once, they never have to do it again. They’ve already let go of everything and moved from what used to be to what should be. But once they reach that point, they just stop. They stop trying to overcome themselves, they stop trying to move up, they stop trying to evolve.
This is the curse of Semi-Successful People, who believe that they’ve done enough. They’re the ones who say, “Oh, I already know that. I don’t need to read another book,” or “I don’t need to attend another masterclass,” or, worst of all; “I have nothing left to learn; I know it all.”
And then there are those Semi-Successful People who keep learning but never do anything. They have the knowledge, but they don’t implement it. They don’t take ACTION.
I’ve recently come to the realization that I, too, had to face a new challenge; evolve or become stagnant. Up level myself or stay unchanged forever. I had the opportunity to leave everything I had behind for the chance to move my business from one that supports thousands to one that supports millions through my content and programs.
I realized that with every level of success you hit, there’s another level to overcome. Maybe you hit a million dollars. Maybe you build a great business. Maybe you create a family. Maybe you’re fit, healthy, and strong. These are all just levels. To hit each one, we must overcome ourselves again and again and again. It’s imperative that you NEVER STOP CHANGING. You never stop evolving.
What are you willing to let go of in order to step into the new you? What are you willing to leave behind so that you can move forward? Are you willing to let go of everything you are—your success, your limitations, your doubts, your fears, your excitement, your beliefs—just so that you can become who you are meant to be?
Because that’s what success takes; total surrender. Your willingness to shed the old, step out of the safe, and embrace the new. You need to realize that the way you acted, the way you were, the person you were need to be taken out to make space for the person you can be. This is a process that never stops.
WHERE YOU STAND
The reason I keep asking if you’re willing to let go of who you are in order to step into who you can be is because I want to connect with you. If you are exactly the person who can surrender what’s comfortable for the hope of something better, then I want to get to know you.
I’ve just recently decided to start personal coaching again. It’s been a while since I’ve done it, and now I find myself enjoying it more than ever. I’m enjoying sitting down again with business owners, one-to-one, and helping them get their first hundred thousand. Helping them get their message straightened out. Helping them create a detailed marketing plan.
Look, what I’m saying is I can help you. If you want to go from zero to a hundred in a year, or even a hundred to a million in a year, it’s completely possible. I’ve done it multiple times, and I can teach you how to do the same. But first, you have to overcome you. You have to let go of all that you’ve been and step into what you can be.