“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti 


One of the biggest areas I work on with my students is conquering the limitations they have created in their life – sometimes knowingly and others unconsciously.  

Often, I end up working with entrepreneurs who think all they need is another tool, a different strategy, a new area to work in, etc. to create the success they have been striving to achieve for so long.  Sound familiar?  

What they come to realize is they were correct in wanting something new and different.  The change though starts from within their own mind.  Removing the blocks which have held them back from moving forward with all of the other effective tools they have in their life already.  Once these limitations are removed, you become unstoppable. 

Start looking for the limitations you have set for yourself.  What are some of the consistent thoughts which stop you on your path to success?  Awareness is the first step leading to the opportunity to change.  

For some, this may be a challenge to figure out on their own. If you are one of those who is having a challenge figuring out your limitations, come to my next event for some assistance. 

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Commitment with accountability closes the gap between intention and results.” – Sandra Gallagher 

    

Have you committed to your goals for this year? … this month? … this week?   Many people commit to this.  Just think of all of your friends who have made New Year’s resolutions.  How many of them succeed with those commitments?

Didn’t they mean them when they spoke them?  Of course they did.  They had an intention.  What kept them from achieving the results?

For most, it is a lack of accountability.  Who do you have in your life holding you accountable to what you commit to in your life?  Is there anyone?  

If not or if they are unable to hold you accountable, it could be time to find the right person.  The right person is someone who will support your goal, motivate you when necessary, and ensure you stick to your action steps to achieve it.  They must be good at both caring for you and willing to call you out when you fall short.  

The right accountability partner closes the gap toward reaching your results.  They can keep you motivated and progressing forward.  They make sure someone is checking upon the intentions you have declared.  They are leverage to help attain your results.  

The important part to remember is while your accountability partner is a tool to create leverage in reaching your goals, the responsibility still lies with you taking the actions to achieve what you want. 

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso  


Do you still take creative time consistently in your schedule?  The challenge brought up by Picasso in this quote is one which affects many people in general and entrepreneurs specifically.

Remember when you were younger how you could dream and daydream about so many great ideas.  You would think of all the possibilities for what life would hold for you.  You would imagine games to play and activities to do with your friends.  Maybe you sang and danced more.  Maybe you put on skits or performances for your family.  Or did you just stare up at the clouds imagining what each cloud looked like.  

Your mind was just free to be as artistic and creative as it ever had been.  This was a highly creative time in your life because you were using your mind this way frequently.  

This creative side is what often gets pushed aside for many as they get older.  The every day routine and responsibilities take precedence.  Focus often becomes more structured in processes and procedures leaving what ends up becoming less to often no creative time in your schedule.  The challenge is just like any muscle which is neglected, it will become weaker and weaker with less and less use. 

This creative muscle weakening hurts your overall enjoyment of life.  It traps you in linear thinking mode which typically stifles creative and artistic thinking.  

One of the exercises I do with regularity is imagine what I want my world and life to be like.  I just take quiet time and let my mind wander entertaining any idea which pops into it no matter how far outside of my current reality it is.  This is where I came up with the desire to be the first entrepreneur on the moon.  This is just one of many ways to exercise your creative side.  

Others are ideas such as think up one business idea each day and add it to your journal.  Read new books.  Visit an art gallery.  Discuss your future dreams with friends.  Sing your favorite songs in the car or the shower.  Meditate.  Journal daily.

Now when you open up the creative juices again and flex your creative muscle, it get stronger.  These stronger muscles then come into play constantly in my everyday life and business.  It helps me find or think of solutions to challenges faster.  It helps me recognize and create the opportunity right in front of me.  It allows me the chance to find more fun in my life for myself and my family.  It helps dream up new ideas for my businesses which may have never surfaced.

Continuous exercise of your creative muscle will help you experience more success and enjoy life to another level.  Figure out ways to incorporate more creative time into your life.  The more you do, the more impressive the results in your life. 

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.” – Guy Kawasaki  


Are you creating meaning with your business?   

Is it making the world a better place?  

These are fantastic questions to ask yourself about your business… and often are overlooked when people start a business.  Did you answer them before you started yours?

So many entrepreneurs I have met started their business for one reason – to make money.  While revenue is important to be able to create the freedom and lifestyle you dream about, it should never be the main reason for your business. 

Look at the successful companies and you will find a deep passion among the owners who started them.  Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Warren Buffett, Dale Carnegie, Henry Ford, Walt Disney.  They all created extremely successful companies which make tons of money.  What started them and carried them on this course to success was a desire to make the world a better place with their products.

If they had only been concerned with the money, they would never have persevered when times were challenging.  If they had only focused on the money, they would have never looked at what the customer’s needs were and are.   

What many entrepreneurs fail to realize is when you take care of your customer’s challenges with your solution of a quality product or service, they will be happy.  Happy customers tell others about your products because they know it will work for their friends.  Referrals are the easiest business to close since someone else has already vouched for your company.  

Happy customers and referrals come from delivering a fantastic product with amazing service from a person or a company who is passionate about helping them resolve a challenge they have.  When you become this type of company focused on making the world a better place, the money will follow.  

Take the time now to figure out what your customers need and want.  Focus on delivering the best product and the most fantastic service to create an amazing experience for them.  When you impact their world in a such a positive way, it will affect your world, and your bank account, in a positive way! 

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“The mind is the mine of man, wherein he digs out good or evil.” – Ogwo David Emenike  


What do you dig out of your mind daily?  This can be a tricky question for many since both good and evil are available.  

The choice you make every day is where to focus your mindset.  You can focus on action steps which move your goals forward every day.  When you choose this daily, you create momentum in your life.  

Now if you choose to focus on all the challenges you face, all the reasons why you are unable to get to your goals and why everyone seems to be working against you, you know you have hit a vein of evil in your mind.  Is this where you want to be?  You choose what you mine.

This brings to mind a story.  There was a man traveling from City A to City B walking along a road.  He passes another person going the opposite direction.  They ask him what type of people there are in the city he is coming from.  The man asks the other traveller what kind of people were in the city he just came from.  They responded they were all liars, cheats, and scam artists looking out only for themselves.  He tells the other traveller that is exactly what they will find in City A when they get there too.   

A little while later, he comes upon a second traveller headed toward City A.  This second traveller asks the same question about what type of people are in City A.  The man asks him what type of people were in City B where he is coming from.  The traveller answers they were all kind-hearted, helpful and friendly.  They would do anything for their neighbor.  The man says that is exactly the same type of person he will find in City A.

Now how can City A fit the description for both types of people?  It’s because whatever you seek, you shall find.  If you seek out good, you will find good.  If you seek out bad, you will find it just as easily.  It’s up to you to choose your focus.   

Choose to mine the good in your mind to live a life filled with abundance and happiness.  Your success is entirely up to you and what you mine. 

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.” – Cecil B. DeMille  
 
Are you dedicated to your principle targets? 
 
Do you stay focused on them until you reach your goals or do you get sidetracked by something else?
 
Many of the students I work with come to me because they tend to get sidetracked in one way or another.  This happens when they see a new opportunity, a new program to help them, their job, their relationships, etc.  The list can go on and on for many.  I call this being shiny-balled.  When the shiny ball pops up, it distracts you from the goal you had previously set.  
 
Ever happened to you?  I know it has happened to me.
 
Here are a few of tips on how to keep you on the steady path toward your goal:
 
  • Post your principle targets (goals) in in at least one very visible spot for you to see as you go through your day.  This could be on a white board in your office, on your screen saver on your computer, a printed copy on your mirror to look at every morning, etc.  
  • Continually ask yourself throughout the day is the action you are taking now moving you closer to or further away from your principle targets.
  • Use a calendar to schedule blocks of time for specific action steps which are focused on your goals to occur in your day.
  • Have an accountability system set in place to keep you on track.  If you are in one of our coaching programs, this is built into the program when you use the tools and resources available to you. 
  • Scream your goals from the rooftops.  Tell everyone you know what your goals are and when you will accomplish them.  This enrolls others to help you along your path.

Take these tips and use them consistently to aim unswervingly at your principle targets.  You success is achieved through the dedication to do whatever it takes to stay on track to reach your goals.  Are you ready to implement your whatever it takes attitude?

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“You cannot control the past but you have control over the life you build going forward.” – Nancy Butler 


Do you spend time reliving your past challenges?  So many students I work with are caught with fear of past missteps coming back again.  They are in one of two places:

  1. Reviewing past challenges over and over looking for ways to make them different.
  2. Fearfully looking back at mistakes and letting this affect their decisions going forward. 

While I whole-heartedly agree with doing an after action review after any project, it should be a one-time review and analysis.  Take one opportunity to figure out the challenges and decide what you would do different in the future.  After this has been figured out, leave it in the past since you are unable to make the changes now.

The larger challenge with many is the second place many people end up.  They let the one challenge which happened hold them back from moving forward since they are afraid the same mistake will happen.  

For example, I encounter this frequently with those who have had a negative experience with someone else’s coaching program.  Many times the program was unsuccessful in helping them achieve their goals and they “won’t make that mistake again”.

The challenge with this line of thinking is they figured it was the coaching program which was poor and they never did the first process above to figure out what happened.  Their choice was to never invest that kind of money again until they have recouped their original investment.  This kind of thinking continues to punish you into the future for the past mistakes.

The only truly effective option is to figure out what went wrong. Was it a poor program?  Did you reach out for assistance as often as the program allowed?  Did you ask for another coach if the one you were working was unable to help you?  Were you 100% committed to the program and did everything possible to make it work?  What was missing which is what you really wanted to assist you?

By creating a wall instead of discovering the challenge, you relive the past keeping you stopped and stuck in an area which is impossible to change.  Sounds a bit like insanity, right?  By going through the after action review, you are able to focus on what’s next and affect your future in a positive way.  Sounds like progress, correct?  Which option is most effective for you?

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” – Arnold H. Glasow 


Are you waiting for the one big event or sign in your life to happen which will give you success?  

I was talking to a student the other day and this is exactly where they were.  This student had been studying real estate investing for a couple of years now.  They had sent out one marketing campaign and were now waiting on the calls to come in to get their first deal.  They were reluctant to do anything else right now because they knew they were going to be overwhelmed by the calls that came in and wanted to make sure they could keep up.

Now as you might have heard from some of my trainings before, I believe in taking massive action when you want to achieve a result.  Waiting for one marketing campaign to be effective was very much like waiting for spontaneous combustion to happen.  You can take one action and just wait to see if it works… and there is a much more effective route to your success.

Figure out what else you can do to add some extra fuel to increase the likelihood you will ignite your success.  This can be with additional marketing campaigns to other lists, reaching out to do joint ventures, placing ads where your target market looks for what you are selling, asking for referrals, networking, and when you want to add some real gasoline, find yourself a coach and mentor. 

When you add these additional fuels or accelerants to create your success, your success will happen faster and burn hotter than taking one action and expecting your success to take it from there.  Commit to yourself to take massive action today to set yourself on fire instead of waiting for the spontaneous combustion to occur.

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.” – Bryant McGill  


Are you proud of how few mistakes you make?  If you answered yes, the question to ask yourself is are you stepping outside of your comfort zone enough and growing?

I have worked with many entrepreneurs who are very concerned about everything being just right before they take any meaningful steps forward.  I understand the desire to get the result you want with any action.  The biggest challenge with this approach is it slows down what you are able to accomplish.  

If you choose only to take actions where you know you will succeed, this limits the number of actions you will take.  In most cases, this means you will only attempt that with which you have experience and a comfort level.  Well if your previous experiences were enough to help you get to your goals, you would already have achieved the success you want.  

For every successful entrepreneur, they have had to take actions which they were unsure of the results.  It is part of the process of achieving great success.  Those who take risks get larger rewards.  At the same time, there is always the chance they will have larger failures too.  

Taking the actions you need to grow knowing you could fail is what separates the employee mindset from the business owner mindset.  Employees want to be right.  Entrepreneurs want to be successful.  Success is attained by taking actions outside your current knowledge and comfort level meaning there is a much larger risk of falling short.

For great growth and success to happen, larger risks must be taken.  Successful entrepreneurs embrace the fact they must take risks and will inevitably fail more often than the average person.  They also embrace these failures as steps on the journey to success.  Are you ready to grow and succeed?  Start taking actions outside your comfort zone as often as possible since this is the path to your dream life.

  

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“You have to take your own bold approach, and if you do you will be rewarded with success.  Or calamitous failure.  That can happen too.” – Steven Moffat 


Are you able to accept either result – success or failure?  Being a successful entrepreneur requires the ability to be able to accept both and keep on moving forward.  

Does the option to fail stop you from taking the action steps to even find out which result you will achieve?

For those who achieve great success, learning to manage the fear and the doubting voices – whether external or internal – is what they learned.  Letting the fear of failure dictate what you are going to do means you are allowing that fear to determine the life you will have today and in the future.   

One of the processes I teach the people I work with is building a strong enough why to get you to do whatever it takes to succeed.  The why I discovered for myself drives me every day in every situation.  It is strong enough to keep me moving passed every obstacle and fear.  Have you discovered this why in your life?   

Now many people think they have a why in their life.  It’s what I call their cocktail why because it’s what’s acceptable to say at a cocktail party and everyone tells you that’s an awesome reason.  The challenge comes in most people who have this kind of why lack the emotional response your true why creates when you talk to someone about it.   

Here’s a test for you: If you have had the same why for years and still have yet to create the success and achieve the goals you set out for yourself, it’s time to continue searching for your true why.  You will know you have found your true why when you feel the emotion and others see this emotion when you talk about it. 

As an exercise, write down your why.  Then continue to ask yourself, “Why is this important?”  By asking this question repeatedly when they think they have their why, many are able to drill down to what really drives them – the emotional joy or pain which will propel them forward.

Invest the time to find your true why.  It will be the fuel to drive your engine to take action so you can accomplish anything you want in your life.  Your strong why will help you take action in spite of any fear or doubt you may have or feel.  Harness it’s power today to design your life on purpose with intent.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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