“Success is anything that gives you strength to work harder.” – M.H. Rakib

How do you measure success?

For some, it is reaching their goals they set out.

For others, they measure it by the activity they take toward their principle targets.

And for others, every day above ground is success.

We each have our own definition.

While I believe in creating and setting your longer term Principle Targets, this can sometimes take what feels like forever to achieve. And for some, this length of time becomes challenging since they are unable to celebrate until some time down the road. What happens if you never reach the goal? Are you still successful?

I like to measure the activities taken to reach the goal as success. This allows you the opportunity to celebrate more often which is part of keeping you motivated. You feel like taking the next step when you have just succeeded in the previous one, right? This is all part of creating momentum in your life. By celebrating the actions, you will be successful each time you move forward with the next step.

Another reason is the actions are the part of the success equation you have more direct control over. You decide if you are going to take your next action in your success plan.

In the overall larger goal, often there can be outside challenges beyond your control which pop up. These could hold you from ever being able to classify the goal as a success. By taking consistent action toward your goal, you might even find out you want to change the goal entirely. This is itself still a success, yet it would never be celebrated if you only measure against your initial goal.

Break your Principle Targets down into Daily Individualized Action Steps. These become your mini-goals. Each time you accomplish one, recognize it in some form. This recognition will create and support your success mindset. Reinforcing your actions and your mindset helps you move forward more effectively. The more consistently you do this, the more successful you will become.

 

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 manifest what you believe, not what you want.” -Sonia Ricotti  

Take a minute and look at the results you have achieved so far in your life.  Now think about all the dreams and goals you have had at one point or another.  What was different for the goals you had where you succeeded versus the ones you came up short on? 

Typically, one of the biggest differences lies in the belief the goal was possible.  Working with the number of students I have over the years, one of the areas I usually work on is expanding the possibilities in their lives.  I do this to help them achieve greater results than they ever imagined possible before working with me.

The key ingredient for their success after expanding their minds is buying in to the reality their goals and dreams are possible for them to reach.  This belief is what gives you the ability to act confidently.  

Often this belief comes through walking them through the action steps to achieve their ultimate vision.  Once they see the steps laid out, the belief is easier.  The path has been explained.

Any time you have a large goal where you feel yourself doubting whether it is achievable, take the time to map out the action plan.  If you are getting stuck at any point, reach out to a mentor like me who is able to provide the knowledge you need to complete the plan.  

Make sure you get to the stage where you believe your goal will happen.  It will determine your success.  Anything short of complete belief will leave you short of your desired result.

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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“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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“A person who could muster the courage to remove from his daily life the products that he basically doesn’t need would automatically delete the negative thoughts and the toxic people in his life.” – Anuj Somany 

 

What things are there in your life which you would like to delete to create a better life for you?  

One of my trainings for my Design Your Life coaching program is all about tolerating things in your life.  Things like a messy desk, a loose door handle, a cluttered garage are easy enough to take care of once you take action on them.  

One of the other areas people tend to tolerate is circumstances or people in their lives.  You have the one ‘friend’ who is always negative about their life and what is going on around them.  You tolerate the job you are in because it brings home the income to pay your bills.  Those thoughts which run through your head about not being good enough to start that new business are just left to continue popping up.  These are all examples of living a life at less than a level 10.  Is this really the type of life you want to design and choose for yourself?

For many, all these little annoyances seem small.  It’s easy to allow them to sit on the side just accepting them.  The challenge is do you want to settle for a pretty good life or do you want an amazing, fantastic life of your dreams?  

To receive the latter, make a list of all the little things which you have just been settling for in your life.  Then, chose the first one to take action on.  When you complete it, look for the next one to tackle.  Continue this process.  

The momentum starts to build on itself as you cleanup the tolerances in your life.  Next thing you know, you are living the life of your dreams designed on purpose with intent. 

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Many people succeed when others do not believe in them. But rarely does a person succeed when he does not believe in himself.” – Herb True 

 

Do you believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your principle targets?  As with everything in life, your thoughts are the incubator of your results.  

Have you ever seen crabs in a tank or a bucket without a lid on it?  Did you wonder why they didn’t put one on there since they could easily climb out?  It’s because the lower crabs keep reaching up and pulling down the top crab who is attempting to escape.  

You are the top crab looking to get out of the bucket.  All the naysayers in your life are the rest of the crabs attempting to grab you with their claws and pull you back into the bucket with them.  You have to believe you will escape the bucket or the other crabs will continue to hold you down.

For you to achieve any goal, you must first believe you can just like the top crab. This belief is key because you will undoubtedly have people who tell you what you are doing will never succeed.  

To be able to use these doubters as fuel to motivate you for the journey, you will want to believe in yourself.  If there is doubt in your head or heart, this kind of negative feedback from others can be devastating.  Essentially the other person is looking to program you to fail… or even worse, to quit.  

When you have a big vision and a huge why to accomplish it, make sure your belief is strong.  Surround yourself with others who will support you instead of drag you back into the bucket.  

Have you ever noticed the truly successful people in life encourage others to pursue their dreams?  They get it.  They know you must believe to achieve. 

Remember, every successful person has this one trait in common – an unending and devout belief they will succeed with any goal they have.  Follow their lead and start believing in yourself and your goals.  It is the keystone to build your success!

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” – Mia Hamm 

 

When you succeed, what do you do?  

Do you take the time to celebrate?  

Do you use this victory to propel you forward to your next one?  

Or do you get comfortable, neglecting doing the action steps which brought you to this victory?

It’s a challenge I see happen with many of my students.  They reach a goal they had set for themselves – a sales volume they wanted, another house purchased, a weight release goal achieved – and then they get satisfied with where they are.  

 The challenge with being satisfied is it slows most people down from continuing to grow.  They unconsciously settle for where they are right now.

 Now if you want to settle for one level of success, make this decision and be happy with it.  What I see happen is people relax when they achieve a goal and then realize a little while later they are unhappy with where they are and have to start the success train moving again.  It takes a lot more energy to get this train started from a stop than from just keeping the momentum of the previous victory going and building off of it.

To design the life of your dreams, make sure to stay hungry.  Celebrate your victories.  You deserve it.  Then look for the next principle target to focus your energy from your recent success to catapult you to the next victory. 

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert Kiyosaki 


 

Are you afraid of losing?  Does it control decisions you make in your life? 

I see this frequently with students who work with me.  They are always worried about making the right choice and being correct at all times.  And it’s no wonder since this was taught to us in school about always having to get the correct answer and then reinforced for 12+ years of education.  This length of training makes this particular challenge one of the heaviest chains to break to achieve your success. 

The counter-intuitive part of success is the only way to achieve it is to step outside of your comfort level to do new actions.  New actions lead to more failures since the action is new to you.  Since failure is part of creating the ultimate success, when you choose to let the fear control you even starting an action, you inhibit the natural success process.

The key is to accept failure as part of the process.  Know it will happen on your journey to your goal.  All you can do is evaluate what created the failure when it does occur and create a different plan of action.  

Remember how many time Thomas Edison failed in creating a filament which worked to light the first electric light bulb – over 10,000.  He viewed it as knowing over 10,000 ways to create the wrong filament and just kept on testing.  In our lives, the story of the electric light bulb turned out to be one of the largest success stories because of the effect it has had on all of our lives.  

Get comfortable with failure just being another of the steps on your road to success.  Keep on failing to keep on succeeding.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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Here is one of my Paul’s Pick Me Ups from this week with a great training lesson for you.  These Paul’s Pick Me Ups are a part of my Chain Breakers Club Membership Program.  These members receive Pick Me Ups like this daily in their inbox along with many other great benefits of the Chain Breakers Club.

Enjoy your Paul’s Pick Me Up for this week:

 
“Before I ever knew what the word Entrepreneur was, I realized in America and in the Western part of the world in general, you are given the opportunity to be whatever you want to be. And that is all anyone should ever expect from the Capitalist system. The rest is up to you. 

It’s up to you to educate yourself. 

It’s up to you to learn speaking skills and people skills. 

It’s up to you to try (and usually fail, but to try again) all sorts of ventures. 

The rest is a combination of hard work, being at the right place …at the right time…with the right thing…oh yes…and more (never ending) hard work.” – Gene Simmons  

Do you accept responsibility for what you have or have not achieved in your life?  So many people I meet have an excuse for why any venture did not work… and usually it is far from them taking responsibility for what they did or didn’t do.

One of the most important lessons to internalize for all and especially an entrepreneur is “The buck stops here”.  What I mean is you are responsible for your results.  For everything which needs to be learned or sourced, you are responsible for making sure it happens. 

One of the times I see many people explode their growth forward is when they realize they are the creators of all their results – both good and bad.  When you start living the fact you control your life, the victim mentality starts to leave you.  You become empowered to make the decisions which determine your results.  When success happens, you are the one who did the work, made sure the right people were in place, and took advantage of the opportunities in front of you.

Conversely, if you fail, you are still the person responsible for the decisions.  Accept this responsibility.  It’s part of becoming the success you want to be.  There are only two outcomes from anything – either results or excuses.  Which one do you want in your life?

Step forward and take charge of the direction of your life.  Put in the effort and find the resources needed to create success.  And by all means, take every opportunity presented to you to increase your results.  You will succeed when you decide there is no other option! 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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