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They’re successful. They do the same thing as me. Surely I can hang onto their coat tails and ride along until I’m onmy feet, then I can set up on my own again, take the best customers with me and …
ALL I NEED TO DO IS WORK HARDER!
OK, so you’re in charge of the situation now. It’s not about luck or any special formula. It’s all about hard work.
The best thing about working hard and producing results is that it feels rewarding.Talk to anyone who has achieved success in
their business, and I’ll bet they worked hard for it. They just kept
going. Putting everything on the line and never giving up.
So that’s the real secret? Well, yes and no. Those people you know who are really successful in their business orcareer. How’s
the rest of their life? Is there a chance that they are neglecting important relationships? I know of no-
one on their death bed saying “I wish I’d spent more time at the office.”
Hard work itself doesn’t bring success
- you may be in a dead-end job, or your fabulous new product will remainunwanted forever.
SO I HAVEN’
T ATTENDED THE RIGHT
Most people take the middle road towards their success. A route that depends much on self-effort, yet recognizesthat the outside world has a role in my success too.A huge number of people believe that success is an event, so they schedule for it. They attend the seminar by oneof those fabulous speakers and just know that after this, they will have both the secrets of success and have madeconnections with like-minded people who will help each other achieve success.
The most common form of event in companies is the ‘training event’. Apparently, the two
-day workshop onstrategic business leadership is going to equip you with all the knowledge, experience and determination to makeyour business the incredible success is deserves to be.
rah’ motivational event might just be the tipping point of a decision to move on, but success is a process
not an event.
I JUST NEED BETTER C
This is the massively growing space for business people.
We’ve all heard the phrase, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. So we network for success. No longer is thisthe restrictive domain of the ‘old school tie’, the golf club or the masons. Networking is accessible
to all - and theworld becomes your oyster.New technologies allow us to easily expand out network beyond any previous borders. I can network with peopleacross the globe and in my local chapter - over breakfast, lunch, coffee, in a virtual world, in a chat room, a forum.
And surely, if I connect with enough people, I’ll get to meet the ‘who you know’ that is going to make that