Did you say to yourself at the beginning of 2016 that this was going to be your year?
Did you promise yourself that this was going to be the year you finally launched your business, got it off the ground, and take it to the stratosphere?
How close are you to that dream?
It's easy to talk about it, lurk around people who are it, but it takes work to be about it.
Over the course of this year, I've had the great honor of working with a millionaire business coach, Stephanie Synclair, who summarized the difference between those who make it vs. those who don't in an amazing book called Shut Up and Do the Work.
This book is not for the faint of heart -- the truth is that there are many who are willing to talk all day about what they're going to do five years from now.
And guess who you'll be hearing from five years later? The same person who wanted to make the dream happen but never put in the work to do it.
What are some of the reasons that some people become wildly successful in business while others remain stagnant? Here are three:
Reason No. 1: All Talk No Work
In the book Shut Up and Do the Work, Stephanie talks about five types of failures. While all of them are different in certain aspects, they can be summarized by the fact that they are bystanders instead of workers.
Many people mistakenly believe that business is just about the dream -- while the dream and the vision is the beginning of it, it must be followed up by doing the work. Shutting up when everyone else may be talking about you, doubting you, and doing the work.
Reason No. 2: Not Investing Time to Program Their Mindset
One of the hardest things you will ever do is reprogramming your mind from what you see around you, which may be that of lack and scarcity -- to that of abundance. It takes real effort and action to rewrite what has been taught and what has been your reality.
Skipping the step of knowing there is more for yourself and that more is possible, that a quantum leap from where you are is possible, may be fatal to your business.
For instance, do you have any beliefs that may not be serving your purpose? If you want to have a business that is making 1 million a year, do you have certain beliefs around rich people and money that may sabotage your efforts?
Reason No. 3: Taking Inspired Action Daily
While it may seem that many successful business owners achieved what they have overnight, the truth is that success takes doing the work every day. And it's not just half-assing the work, but taking inspired action every day, which often means that you plan out your day so that you focus on your business goals and move forward towards it daily.
If you need a kick in the butt in terms of taking action and finally making your business dream come true, you can grab a copy of Shut Up and Do the Work here.