FIND A CRACK IN THE WALL AND BLOW IT WIDE OPEN – GKIC SUPERCONFERENCE
April 19, 2012
This message came blasting from the stage as country singer, songwriter John Rich delivered his key-note.
Originally from a trailer park in Amarillo, Texas, John knows about facing adversity. He also knows what it’s like to swim in the pool on top of his house in Nashville. (I saw the pictures of the pool and we’re not talking wading, here.) All I can say is he found that crack in the wall and has blow it wide open. Twenty years later, he’ll say the crow bar wasn’tmagic wand.
Actually, the tool wasn’t really even that sophisticated. The equipment was even more ordinary than that. He said that he started his career with some paper and a pencil. AND lots of determination.
Listening to John, I immediately thought of you and how this story might inspire you to find the crack in the wall and blow it wide open. I wanted to make sure to get his recommendations and tips for success to you as soon as I could. So here goes, right from the dinner table at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX. and the Dan Kennedy SuperConference.
Set your goal
Make a clear decision about what exactly you want to do. Focus on that goal.
Forget plan B
If you invest all your energy into your Plan A, you’re much more likely to reach it. Having a Plan B to fall back on, practically ensures that you WILL fall back on Plan B.
Develop your skill
Whatever you do, make sure you work on yourself. Invest the time and the enegy into doing that one thing you want to do, well.
Don’t reinvent the wheel
Find people who have done what you want to do and learn how they’ve done it. Research them, know their story and study the steps to their success.
Location is everything
Place yourself where those icons of your industry are. Is there an event that they are at? Maybe a place they hang out? Be where they are and open up a conversation.
It’s all about them
When you start the conversation, make sure it’s about them and not what you want. Show that you’ve done your research. Impress them with your knowledge of things they care about.
by the time John Rich met the person who gave him his break, he had sixty songs to present. Actually, he had written over 500 and was ready with sixty of his best.
The key to John’s success as an entrepreneur is partnering with others. He looks for people would have what he needs to give his idea legs.
Time to run back
Well that’s all I have time for, now. I’m back to the learning. In the meantime, please grab the crow bar, get to the wall, find the crack and blow it open wide. Let us know how it goes…
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