What Might Happen

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So, you are worried that your idea might not work. It may have implications that were unforeseeable and you just aren’t sure that what you make will be well-received, benefit everyone and be good for society.

Never forget that the Wright Brothers invented the plane crash, when they flew at Kitty-hawk and invented flight.

What people do with your work is out of your hands. Your job is to make it. What you have is so important and valuable and needed. It may have issues but imagine our world today if the Wright Brothers hadn’t invented human flight.

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You Are a Failure

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It sounds acceptable to say that sometimes doesn’t it? After we lose big, make a poor choice or watch something turn out with less than the results we expected it seems ok to say, “Well, I am a failure.”

But it isn’t.

Not because you didn’t fail. I’m not here to paint a rainbow on a pile of trash for you. But because when other things happen to us, even if it is something we could have avoided, we don’t say we are that thing. We say we had that thing.

We don’t say, “I am a bad haircut,” or, “I am a sunburn.” But for some reason we have no problem describing ourselves as the thing that happened, when we put work out and it doesn’t work.

And it may not have even been the work that failed! It may have been the marketing, the packaging, the copy or the audience that you got wrong.

The work may have been great!

But we still walk around describing ourselves as failures. I think this needs to change. We aren’t a failure, we had a failure, we produced a failure, maybe we even caught a failure from someone else!

But, to say we are a failure is giving ourselves a reason not to try again, and that is the only failure.

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Who Is Your Boss?

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“I hate my boss,” said the aspiring entrepreneur to me. “I hate the things he makes me do, the way he talks to me and I feel like he is constantly looking over my shoulder.”

“You really shouldn’t talk that way about yourself.” I said, smugly smiling at the upcoming response, which I knew was coming.

“I’m not the boss.” She looked really confused over the pixelated connection of my cut-rate internet connection.

“Oh,” I exclaimed, procuring my best acting skills, as if revelation had struck me. “That’s the problem, you’re not the boss. If that’s true, then I know exactly how to help you.” She looked even more confused.

“The person making you do all the things you hate and treating you the way you don’t like is in charge of you right?”  My question only led to a more confused look.

“So if we changed who was in charge of you, then the problem would go away. So, starting now, he isn’t in charge of you. He can’t tell you when to wake up, what to have for breakfast or how to feel anymore.”

At this point she began to regret hiring me as a coach.

“He can’t tell me those things, he’s my boss, not my king.” I could hear her mind wheeling as she felt frustrated with me.

“Oh, he’s not your king? So he can’t make you get up and go to that job every day?” I asked, smiling.

“Well, I have to go to that job to pay my bills.” She said.

“Oh, so there are no other jobs that pay what you make there. You have reached the fullest pinnacle of success and there are no other options for you but to allow this tyrant to treat you in a way you hate? And your bills, they can’t go away, you can’t sell stuff, pay things off or get a lesser service on your phone or insurance and you can’t stop eating out?”

“I could, but I don’t really want to.” She said, walking right into my trap! (picture me with a cape and a twisty mustache!)

“Oh, so you are choosing to have him as a boss because you won’t change your lifestyle or look for a different job. So really he isn’t the boss. You are. You have decided that the stuff and lifestyle you have are worth the abuse you put up with at work. You decided to have these payment, take these trips, eat at these restaurants, not update your resume, not to look at other jobs,and settle.” I had to back off because she began to look defeated and informed at the same time.

“We are all the volunteers.” I said, calmly. “We wake up every day and decide to go live the life we live. You don’t have a boss, you are the boss and tomorrow you can do something different. Tomorrow you can set the wheels in motion to never have to live like this again. Tomorrow you can sell everything and rent a cheap apartment, get a side job or get a whole new job that is better than this one. You said he isn’t your king, but you have put him in that position because you are the boss of your life. You volunteer for this abuse every morning you walk through the door.”

To my knowledge, she is still there, volunteering for a life she hates.

What are you volunteering for?

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What are You Worth?

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What are you worth?

Did you feel awkward reading that question? Did you cringe or did you think of a dollar amount?

The question really only has one answer, even though I know you don’t believe me. And so, I have a story. The story shares an insight into what our value actually is and how we assign it.

And it starts, with a Nazi.

Hermann Wilhelm Goering was a scumbag. He went by the aka “Blue Max.”  He had a hand in the atrocities committed against the Jewish people, and he openly admitted to organizing the murder of at least 85 German soldiers. Hitler himself admitted that act was “entirely illegal“.ghetto-67736_640

But Goering had two sides. He, like many of the Nazis, following the lead of Hitler, had a love of art. Goering desperately wanted to rival the collection of his leader, and there was one piece that could make it happen.

It was a Vermeer.

Johannes Vermeer was an acclaimed Dutch painter, who today is recognized as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Today only 34 paintings can be attributed to him, but there was one that changed history.

The Woman Taken in Adultery is the painting in question. It is an image stolen from a story in the Bible. A painting that the criminal, Goering wanted, and Han van Meegeren had. Goering offered a trade for 200 original Dutch paintings which had been taken by the Nazis at the beginning of the war. He would give them all for this one piece that would raise his status as an art collector to that of the fuhrer. HIs contribution equaled millions of dollars and a treasure of original Dutch art considered lost. It was a perfect trade and the end of the story.

Except. . .

Both men were arrested and tried, with the possible sentence of death, Goering for his immeasurable atrocities to human kind, and van Meegeren for treason, due to interacting in business with the enemy.

At one point, Goering valued the painting at millions of dollars, but at his trial it was merely a tool by which to take down van Meegeren.

During the same time, van Meegeren valued the painting at millions of dollars, but at the trial it was worth more than his life.

Until . . .

Truth appeared in the form of a lie. Van Meegeren admitted that the painting was a forgery that he himself had painted. He explained that, he was not treasonous, but he was a hero because he had traded a worthless canvas, to an atrocious Nazi for some of his homelands prized art considered gone forever. He explained that if he was given a brush, a canvas, paint, alcohol and morphine he could replicate the painting, which he did. The Nazi was sentenced to death and the forger was set free.

And the truth about value is forever carved in history.

The value of the painting changed depending on what it could do. At one point it was worthless canvas covered in the paint of a novice. At another, a multi-million dollar missing prize, and at yet another, a lifesaver.

So value is a story.

It is what people think while they drink expensive wine, not the true flavor of the wine. It is the comfort of an old shirt, not the price of it. It is how hard we will work, in order to go on vacation. Value is not fact or fiction. It is not true or false. It is a story,

and stories are contagious.

Your story spreads to those around you. What you do for others tells the story of who you are. Who you become frames the value you give yourself and the value others see. If value is a story, then you are the author. Which makes the question at the beginning much easier to answer.

How much are you worth?

As much as you choose.

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Belief

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Do you believe in yourself, really?

How affected are you by your relatives, the election, or technology? Does what others think play into your decision making? What about your last bad review, that insulting thing your old “friend” said, or what happened to the last person who tried? Do those things affect your thinking?

Of course they do.

A person who has no consideration for other people is a psychopath. The numbers say that most of you aren’t psychopaths!

But all of these things affect our decisions, our choices, and how we progress. If you write a book on taking pictures with 35 mm film, and no one buys it, you shouldn’t write two more! What people think does matter . . .somewhat.

 I wrote an article called Haters that has been misinterpreted a bit.

shops-1026420_640I wrote that it is important, to not focus on the doubters, they just may not get it. Which is accurate. We shouldn’t focus on those who don’t get what we are doing, what we are saying, or who we are trying to influence. Our focus should be on those who get it.

But, if no one gets it, it may be time for a change. William James, the father of modern psychology said,

My first act of free will shall be to believe in free will.

You have chosen what you do, how you do it and with whom you do it. You have chosen to use technology, react to the economy and experience the naysayers and the non-believers exactly the way you do. Ignoring the doubters works if there are some believers, who do or will support you. They don’t have to be the majority. In fact, if your idea is good, they probably won’t be, they just have to believe.

We have to believe in what we are doing, but there has to be a basis for that belief. There is a business out there for each of us.

We just don’t get to force our way in.

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Haters

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Seth Godin tells a story about the first host of the Tonight Show, Steve Allen.

He explains that one night, as Steve was doing a monologue, he saw a person in the audience who wouldn’t clap. As he focused on the one person in the room who, he thought wasn’t enjoying the humor he devised a plan. As the bit drew on, nothing he did could get this person to clap. Steve, who was entertaining everyone else in the room, decided to go into the audience and ask the one person why they weren’t applauding the great comedy that was happening right before them.head-1345060_640

As he made his way into the crowd he had the house lights turned up. While the entire crowd watched to see what Steve was going to do, he approached the chair this person was in, drawing the crowds full attention. Just before he could really lay into the malcontent, he saw the real situation.

The person had no arms.

Mark Twain said-

I am an old man and I have know many troubles, most of which never happened.

If you are starting something new, or big, or different, there will be people who don’t understand. There will be people who don’t cheer you on and there will be critics.

Don’t focus on the haters.

They may never be able to cheer the way you want them to. Find the people who love what you do.

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23 Sites to Promote Your Book

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The toughest part about writing books, is selling books. Promoting your book can be tough. Let’s face it, it isn’t called the best writer list, it’s the best seller list. I know we all got into this to spread our message and make a dent in the universe, but really, our message will shrivel up along with our bank accounts if we can’t market our book. So here is a list of 23 great sites online that will help you promote your book!

Be careful, some site require payment, others social media juice and still others mandate price points. Read the rules before you dive in.

I hope this will help you sell your book, spread your message and take another step towards building the life and work you want!

 

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Submit Free eBooks!

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The Truth About Starting a Business (part II)

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Starting a Business

In the last article I explained that I started a million dollar business using the influence and connections I have made. I explained that I have a ton of failures in my wake. I explained that in every failure i had there was a lesson for me to learn. If you are in the midst of those failures, don’t give up. Draw the lessons out of the failures you’ve had and move forward. Never stop moving forward. But if you are interested in what a million dollar business looks like, here are the numbers from my, most recent million dollar business.

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The Numbers

Here is exactly what a million dollar business looks like. The following is our monthly expenses. If you do the math you will see that, making $250K per quarter we will profit about 20%or 200k per year. This is after we pay each other 5k per month. The get-rich-quick crowd would have ou believe that funning million dollar business is the secret to financial freedom, but this is bunk. In the million dollar business that I run now, I am only making 60k per year plus a 10% bonus on the profit, which is 20k per year. So a million dollar business for me equals $80k per year.

The Truth

So the truth about these marketers who say they are running a million dollar business is that, in many cases they can make enough money to pay themselves a livable wage. I know that some of them want to pretend that a million dollar business means they are a millionaire, but that is not accurate.

My million dollar business makes me 80k/year.

If you are taking coaching, consulting or advice from a business owner who, “owns a million dollar business,” ask to take a closer look at what they are really doing.

 

 

 

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