I’ve always been a firm believer that the more often people post motivational quotes with a Lion or a Wolf backdrop on their social media, the more likely they are to be broke.
There are two types of people in the world under this particular paradigm: Doers, and Talkers.
LMNT is a brand. It’s a sigil for real entrepreneurs. For people who aren’t afraid to get home from work at 5, train until 6:30, shower, eat if they can remember, then smash away on the computer until 11pm only to sleep and repeat the next day on their way to launching their business.
We’re for grinders. For divers. You know who I’m talking about; the head-first reckless abandon shoot-first-ask-questions-later killers out there. I’ll tell you something every great entrepreneur out there already knows:
You’ll never learn more about anything than if you jump straight in the deep end. A good entrepreneur bites off as much as they can chew. A great entrepreneur bites off way more than they can chew, and then chews like hell and asks for more.
It’s why versus why not.
“I have this really good idea/product/service. I just need to wait so that I can research what my best moves are. I need to save X amount. I need to blah blah blah.” Who’s heard that before?
That’s a talker. That’s a Gonna-doer. Have you been guilty of that before? Probably, we all have. Ideas all take back seats every so often. But every successful person I know in business will tell you one thing: it’s not about the idea. It’s about the execution. Well what’s the best way to execute? Just do the damn thing. Figure it out as you go. That’s the singular difference between those who want to do, and those who are already doing. One started, and one has a bunch of clever and reasonable excuses why they haven’t.
That’s the hard part about entrepreneurs; you guys are the best bloody salespeople in the world. Well if you’re selling yourself as to why you haven’t started yet, you’re wasting your talent. It shouldn’t be ‘why should I start?’, it should be ‘what’s the worst that could possibly happen if I start right now?”
Take Google Adwords for example. Let’s say you’re flat broke and you need to make sales fast. You could blame your lack of education on it for not being able to succeed, or you could literally teach yourself Adwords in a day and be getting leads by tomorrow. You turn those leads into revenue. Then once you have that income you can find an Adwords expert and have them take over to get you even better results. And would you look at that, the Doer one-ups the Talker.
If you’re waiting for something, stop for one second. Sincerely ask yourself this one question: Why not?
Why not just take a step. It doesn’t even have to be a good step; it just has to be a step. You have a cool idea? There’s 8 billion people in the world. Could you really have the audacity to believe you’re the only one with that idea? You can, however, be the only person in the world seriously executing on that idea.
That’s what LMNT is all about.
Hopefully next time you’ll all be too busy busting your ass for your business opportunity, to post a cliché quote in front of a black and white picture of Drake even though he never even said those words. Stop broadcasting, just do.
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LMNT is the Entrepreneur's own brand. Business as a way of life; success as second nature.