When I return from an event many people ask me if I learned a lot of new things. I always answer yes, because I did. The types of educational events that I’m personally attracted to are really what I consider the down and dirty, highly focused, information marathons that would drive most people crazy. Many of the people in the room are so engrossed in the constant stream of ideas being fired from the platform that a rocket landing might only get a brief glance. There we sit, recording every word, detail and concept. Dan Kennedy calls us “the eager students of all eager students.”
But, Here’s Why We’re Really There
But while we sit there in capture and absorb mode, we are really looking for just one thing. That’s why we paid the money, arranged the hotel, boarded the plane, took cabs, shuttles, and trains. We went through it all in hopes of coming home with the thing everyone wants, the big one, the concept of all concepts, the Million Dollar idea!
Just to clear this up, I’m not talking about a get rich quick scheme. I’m talking about an idea that comes to you, often out of the blue, that you develop, introduce to a market and work at for the big payoff. Jack Canfield says we are receiving these ideas all the time but often disregard them as stupid, unrealistic or just too much trouble, automatically assuming they just won’t work prevents us from actually doing anything.
While I race from one conference to another, often squeezed in between seminars, workshops and courses, I see the big difference between those that have made the millions and those that haven’t. Surprisingly, it isn’t the big idea. Not at all. The real difference is in the ACTION. The people who are up there inspiring us all have taken action to make their ideas into reality. They’ve frequently made huge sacrifices and demonstrated a series of bold moves to pull their ideas together. (Needless to say they raised some eyebrows but if you’re not raising eyebrows you’re probably not going to get anywhere, anyway.)
And they did not go it alone. They had help. Every single one of the successful people I have met had help. They either created joint ventures, had mentors, hired coaches, used consultants, partnered up with others, whatever they did, they didn’t do alone.
This idea that one must create, manage and produce every aspect of an idea single-handed is crazy. It just doesn’t make any sense. I suggest people look at this concept more closely. Are they really preventing themselves from moving ahead? Maybe they don’t want the change that comes along with success. I’m not sure and am assuming there are too many reasons for this behavior for us to address here.
Finally, NO was not in their vocabulary. It just wasn’t there. There’s always a way and they found it.
I’m welcoming questions and comments. By all means send them my way. AND if you have what you think might be a million dollar idea give me a call, 651- 501-1818. I’d love to hear it.
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