A lesson from my close encounter with a car accident and insurance fraud…
If you’re going to lead – and make money – you have to do it from a place of integrity and authority.
I didn’t know I was going to do this Livestream until about ten minutes before I was on camera.
This has been a week of profound life change…for me and for others in my circle.
This Livestream came from the kitchen of the new home I just moved into in Michigan. It’s my new home and new life after 30 years in Connecticut. And it’s the first time in my 52 years I’ve lived somewhere other than the east coast.
And it’s the day after my good friend Lori lost her husband of 27 years.
We get one life.
We can be rich, or we can poor.
We can experience mostly love, or mostly loneliness.
We can make our bodies our friend, or our enemy on the journey.
And sure…we’ll have a lot of second chances along the way. We’re supposed to make mistakes.
We’re supposed to take a lot of our time for granted.
And then something comes along and reminds us that time always goes forward. Never backward.
One day you’ll wake up to your last day. You don’t know when that will be.
You can do whatever you want with your life.
If you want to fool around on social media, or live way below your capability, that’s your choice.
And I promise you…someone is going to make money from your choices.
Change is coming…for all of us.
Do you want to be ready for it, or not?
If you want to be wealthy, have influence, and wake up with excitement and purpose…
You have to live as if your goals are the most important things in the world.
More than liking other people’s stuff.
More than begging for attention on Facebook or Instagram.
I don’t care if that offends you.
If you’re serious about breaking through in business, you don’t have the luxury of screwing around.
If you’re serious about losing weight, finding love, etc., you don’t have the luxury of playing with the toys without committing to the change.
Go all in. Or don’t.
But change is gonna come.
You don’t get to keep your little space in life.
Get ready by deciding who you are and what you want.
Then organize your life around it.
You can’t, and you won’t.
Because it’s Law. You won’t quit the Law of Gravity either, and I don’t suggest you try.
This is a long video…24 minutes worth. So if you’re going to watch it, carve out some time.
It’ll be worth it.
But let’s summarize…
If you remember back around 2005 and 2006, Law of Attraction was HOT.
“The Secret” was hot. Abraham-Hicks was hot (still is).
Law of Attraction groups sprang up all over the place.
I was in one and remember a woman writing something funny and sad at the same time.
“I’m quitting the Law Of Attraction.”
She hadn’t get the results she wanted by following what she thought was the process.
“Ask. Believe. Receive.”
“You become what you think about.”
That’s the marketing of it.
Here’s the truth…
When you put your thoughts and emotions on something, you don’t get it. You get opportunities to grow into the person who receives it.
The stuff will show up.
But you have to take the action. You have to meet it more than halfway.
Every time, what you want will take…
Willingness to let go of what holds you back.
People who aren’t in alignment.
Sense Of Humor.
Lots of other stuff that always challenges your commitment.
That’s why so few people get what their heart calls out to.
They haven’t given themselves permission to ask for it.
And they haven’t been willing to walk the road that takes them there.
Your business, your career, your personal life. True for all of it.
The path will show up. You have to take it.
It’s not a religion. It’s not dependent on your belief.
There’s no quitting.
Being Successful In Your Home Business Takes A Few Things.
But it also takes something most people don’t think too much about…
No, that’s not exactly the same as honesty. I don’t think anyone would argue against someone being honest, not stealing or lying, etc.
I’m talking about integrity on a different level.
The video above is my example. In a little while I’ll be heading out to the site of the 1964 Worlds Fair, in Flushing Meadow, New York.
That’s very close to where I grew up as a little boy, before we moved out to the suburbs.
I have great memories from that time. Exploring all the nooks and crannies of that big, giant, important seeming place.
If someone asks me about it, I get all lit up (as you’ll see in the video).
I can speak to it with enthusiasm, even if I don’t know every detail of the place.
I don’t. I haven’t been there in more than 20 years.
But I’ll be willing to say, “let’s go explore it together.”
If you want integrity in your home business, it has to be the same way.
You don’t have to know everything about it. In fact, I’d encourage you to avoid knowing everything about it!
But when it comes to enthusiasm and confidence, there’s nothing else that will make it seem authentic to the people you want to influence.
When you say, “let’s go explore this thing together; it’s a great place” you are lighting the fire of imagination and possibility.
There’s nothing sexier than that.
Integrity is when your emotions align with your words.
Don’t try and fake it. It always gets found out.
Dive into it. Explore it. And share it.
That is what will give your home business the integrity that will make it go.
If I ask you the following question about your business goals, would you have an answer…
Turns out most people didn’t.
Sure, a lot of people liked the question.
But no one had an answer, or was willing to give one publicly.
That could be because the ones who did have an answer didn’t want to stop doing their work long enough to answer the question.
But sometimes when we come face to face with the truth of our situation, it’s ugly.
And we aren’t ready to hit it head on.
So we look for the next pleasant distraction.
Whatever poll is in our newsfeed.
Or whatever GIF has our attention for the moment.
Meanwhile, our New Years Resolutions slip a little further away.
Our business goals look more and more like fantasies with each passing day.
Watch the video above.
And if you want to crush your business goals, wake up each day ready to go.
And ask yourself one simple question…
What are you doing today to reach your goals?