Eric James was asked by a group of students how he manages to accomplish all that he does…
His response was simple yet profound “I Couldn’t have done it until I did it.”
So many of us look around and find excuses for why we can’t achieve something. Yet in reality we have more resources than we can actually handle to tackle any and everything that we dream about. The fact is this world has an abundance of resources and opportunities that can be utilized by anyone willing to take themselves to the next level.
Life isn’t about having the best cards at the table. It’s about playing the cards you have the best. Resources and ways of maximizing your life are all around you. It’s time you open your eyes and look for opportunity as opposed to just focusing on what doesn’t exist in your life at this moment.
Doing this will create profound results in your life. You will go from having a negative slant towards everyday occurrences, to finding more opportunities than you know to do with.
It’s always so amazing when you hear people say “there’s nothing I can do, I just don’t have any ideas of things to work on.” These are people who are still discrediting the resources the world has naturally given them.
When going after something it’s important to not fear failure. You are going to fail. You are going to fail over and over again. That’s ok. Be sure to get on your feet. Fail forward. Work your butt off. And when you get knocked down, fall looking up. Because if you can look up, you can get up.
There are too many opportunities in this world for you not to be great! And the only person truly holding you back is you. Today, sit down and make a list of any and every resource you have at your disposol. Don’t think and don’t discount anything that comes to mind. Just let it all flow. Once you are finished take a look and see the dots that can connect you to your long term dreams and focus.
Referencing a Strategist
Have you ever looked at what makes a person good at what they do? I’m determined that a lot of it rests in the level of strategy that person has with the resources they have in hand.
For example… The other week I had a company http://boulderwindowcleaning.biz/ out to clean my windows. Now I’m a fan of small local business and this type of company was exactly what I was looking for. When the crew arrived their were two gentlemen, one of which was the owner. I was eager to see how he would handle my job as my house had a fair amount of windows.
Here’s where things got resourceful – Instead of having his employee begin immediately, he instructed him to take inventory of the hard to clean windows. They made a list and went to work on that. On their way I heard them phone another employee to arrive and take care of the first floor, easy to reach windows.
How was this resourceful? By simply attacking the complex windows, they saved time. They had analyzed the area and knew the easy windows were self explanatory so the other employee could arrive and get to it without interrupting the other men on site. Even better, they saved time by having what seemed to be the “best” employees tackling the harder job. Sticking a mediocre employee on those windows would have created a longer time frame to clean the entire job.
Well done Window King!
Company Worth Remembering
Recently my wife and I were in Quebec for a family trip. It was a great vacation with low key dinners and just quality time exploring the local shops.
We happened to stumble across this garden nursery or pépinière as the locals would call it… Any who, the Garden center was amazing. It was lined with beautiful cedars and orchads or colors I had never seen. When we were told that the shop had a full service install for plants you purchase, well I immediately was intrigued to how they could provide this much service on margins of selling plants!
After speaking with the owner I realized that this Garden Center would actually lose money on the front end sales if it meant gaining a customer for life. That is a concept isn’t it! They knew that the experience most new customers have is so out of this world, that it was worth it to them to simply post a marginal lost on first time sales.
This was a business owner who knew his stuff! Well done