At the gym, I saw “That Guy.”
It was the guy who, about six weeks ago was all excited about the business opportunity I discussed with him. It was the usual kind of conversation. I let him know who I was and what we do, and he got all charged up.
He told me about his past successes in home business, and he was ready to jump back in the ring. He told me about all his contacts in eastern Europe and Asia, and he was raring to go one more time.
So of course I set a time with him to speak two days later.
And of course I left myself with other things to do in that same time slot in case he didn’t keep the appointment.
And of course I knocked out a lot of work in that time period…because he didn’t show up.
I’m watching him right now as I speak the words into my iPhone. He’s schmoozing with the staff right now. A happy-go-lucky dude…which I think is great.
The problem is, he was telling me about all the money he used to have, and now doesn’t. The other problem is he’s telling me how much he wants a challenge, a change in his mundane existence.
“That Guy” blames his mother, his father, his spouse, everything else for the condition of his life.
“That Guy” blames his boss, the economy, his customers, everything except himself for the condition of his finances.
“That Guy” watches his life slip away little by little, day by day, month by month, year by year.
“That Guy” seeks out and takes comfort in mediocrity. It’s never hard to find.
“That Guy” takes turns admiring and hating those who have broken through and succeeded. He sees them and loves them and hates them all at the same time… Because they remind him of what could be and still might… But he hasn’t found the self-esteem and the balls to reach for one hour at a time. Something else turns his head, and he’s gone.
Note: I don’t mean this particular “That Guy.” I mean the “That Guys” in general we all meet.
We’ve all done versions of this. I’m not better than him, I’m not worse than him. Neither are you.
Everyone you know who is successful at home business is also “That Guy.” Or was.
The difference is…we walked the path. We stayed with it.
The successful people find the resistance we have to success, and either fight their way through it, or more likely, laugh at it, laugh at themselves and set it aside.
We gently and lovingly let the success in…and work our asses off in the process.
My friend will be back again. Probably not with me, since I’m not extending the invitation. But with the next person. Maybe you. So I’m not going to show his face or tell you his name.
Besides the fact I could get in trouble, it wouldn’t be fair to him. Hope springs eternal and I don’t want to ruin his chances in the future.
But at the moment he is “That Guy.”
And until he changes…until he walks the path, until he decides this is his life and not a game, he will stay “That Guy.”
What about you? Are you “That Guy?”
Are you ready for something else? Would you like some help being that person and not “That Guy?”
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