In our risk adverse society this may seem like an odd comment from one of the most successful football coaches in our history and it got me thinking, when we are successful, how do we decide what we keep doing and how do we decide what to try that is new, what risks can we take?
So which one do we choose and how do we know that we got it right or got it wrong?
Tony Robbins defines success as;
"Success is doing what you want,
when you want,
where you want,
with whom you want,
as much as you want."
He further states "Action is the most important key to any success"
Now after attending one of Tony Robbins motivational seminars, you can probably tell I am a fan, so is the solution risk at all costs, or is it just be a hedonist and live for yourself? There is a lot we can learn, and as a student of the game I like to learn and what I've found is there are people that are highly successful around you or accessible to you. I decided a while ago, you "Steal 1 idea and it's called theft or plagiarism, steal many ideas and it's called ingenuity. " Jade Philippe
So I like to study those around me who are successful, ask them what risks they took, why they took them and consider if it works for me.
Bruce Lee said,
"Reject what is useless, accept what is useful, add to it what is specifically your own."
The more you expose yourself to people in your field, the people you admire, the people whose success is what you are looking for, the more risk options you will have available to you?
Who do you know or know of that has success?
The success that you are looking for?
What risks did they take?
Why do you admire them?
How have you tried to make contact with them? Have you called, emailed, asked someone for an intro?
What action have you taken? Let's say you get a flat out NO! Not interested, don't call me or similar. What have you lost? Was it really that bad? More importantly, what if they say "YES!"?
"Yes I will speak to you, I can make time, what would you like to know about?"
What to ask?
Now you have their attention, be sure to be able to ask at least one relevant question that relates to their business and what you are seeking?
An idea that you can steal is;
"Thanks Tony Robbins for taking my call, I read with interest your recent media release on your new book "Unshakeable" in it you talk about a guide to financial freedom, at the moment I am trying to gain more clients via online social media. What would be 1 piece of advice you could give in relation to gaining more consulting clients?"
"Thank you Tony for your time, would it be possible, for on the rare occasion I contact you, should I need a small snippet of advice?"
"Thanks again, this has been really helpful, I truly appreciate it, enjoy your day."
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