by Robert Imbriale, “The Motivational Marketer”
Any person with a skill that others may consider to be amazing, got that way because of the many hours, days, weeks, and years they spent practicing – usually behind closed doors when nobody was watching.
Nobody becomes great at anything without a lot of practice.
Let’s assume that you hold a vision of yourself as being a successful business owner. In your vision you see yourself sitting pretty and your business is running really well and life just could not be any better. Great!
That’s a fabulous vision to hold, but how do you get there when you’re life doesn’t look anything like the vision you wish it could be?
Will it happen by accident? It could, in theory, but the odds are heavily stacked against you!
The strategy that works best and the one that is the most reliable of all, and is the one most people prefer to skip is; practice.
Now I realize that many of us had to practice things we simply didn’t enjoy as kid, such as taking piano lessons. I doubt I had a single friend who enjoyed those lessons, and that could be why so many adults simply don’t enjoy any form of practice today.
But practice can be fun, should be fun, and it should be something you look forward to doing every single day!
And honestly, other than having great luck, I simply can’t point to any other strategy that works consistently, reliably, and produces more success stories than practicing every single day!
So let’s get practical here. I know that you would love to be wealthier than you are right now. It’s a great goal and one that is attainable by anybody willing to practice.
Most every person I meet at my seminars, in my office, or even on the street falls into this category. They have the dream, but never seem to make any progress on making it a reality.
When you look a little closer, you will notice that these very same people NEVER practice their skills in the area of creating wealth. They talk about it, they complain that they are not wealthy, and they may even feel a certain unfairness towards people who have become wealthy.
The result is that they will never progress, their lives will not improve, and in fact, their distress will only increase as they get older and their ability to earn money comes to a halt.
There is a better solution!
Being able to create wealth is a skill that MUST be practiced and perfected every single day. While many might believe that wealthy people are lucky, it’s really skill that takes a person from rags to riches. It’s a skill that is practiced and perfected, often over a period of years that creates the success most people crave.
To become great at anything, you have to do it again and again, you have to make the mistakes, learn from them, and keep perfecting your skills even when you think you’re at the top of your game, you should know that there is always another level.
So what should you be focused on in order to practice your wealth-building skills?
Start with how you define wealth because it’s different for everybody. What is YOUR definition of wealth?
Once you have an idea of what being wealthy means to you, spend some time thinking about your skills, what value you can bring to the marketplace, and try to map out a path that you believe will get you to where you want to be in life.
Be flexible, as your plans will change as you learn and perfect your skills along the way. And always remember that the path you find that leads you to creating wealth will be uniquely yours.
We are, after all, individuals with beliefs, skills, and life experiences unlike anybody else in the entire world, so it only makes sense that how you get there is going to be unique in nature.
Now getting yourself into the habit of practicing is the where you’ll invest most of your time and the best strategy that I have ever found is being able to “stay in the conversation” of wealth creation as much as you possibly can. In other words, if you want something, you become good at it by thinking about it, reading about, talking with others about it, trying your hand it, and being involved in it as many waking hours as is possible.
This process is commonly called immersion and it’s a critical piece of the wealth creation puzzle. You do not get good at something if you just dabble a little here and there. Dabblers never become great at anything. People who are focused on a goal and commit to practicing their skills often find success that even surprises them.
You want to be “all in” and you want to be sure that you’re well- read, that you have surrounded yourself with people you can brain-storm with who will be supportive of you and not critical of you, and you want to be sure that you’re in the game rather than watching from the sidelines.
When you do these things, and they are not hard to do, but they do require a commitment from you, you will see definite, measurable changes in your level of wealth. It may happen fast, it may take a while, but it will happen because that is the only true outcome for somebody who is dedicated to the cause!
Here’s an example of this from my own life. A few years back I got the idea that I wanted to lose some weight. I knew that in order for that to happen that I had to become totally committed to the process. That meant that every bite of food had to be in alignment with losing weight. No cheating!
I began the process by learning about how I could improve my diet and food choices. Cooking was never a skill of mine so I needed strategies for preparing meals that I could do, and that I would do. Once I had that information, I next needed to make a commitment to making the kinds of changes that I needed to make in order to get my weight down.
I found a few people who were also looking for the same kinds of results, and I spent time with them as often as I could. We would check in with each other at least once a week and encourage each other to keep at it. This will prove to be very valuable for you too.
I remember that first week and how tough it really was for me. Eating in a new way, eating less, and eating foods that were a little foreign to me. But through practice, and doing it every day, I got better and better over time.
When I was eating out, I knew what I could order, what I should not order, and I asked my friends never to judge me by what they saw or didn’t see on my plate and that I would give them the same respect in return.
It didn’t take very long before I started seeing results. Five pounds gone inside of week, then ten, then twenty-five. Ultimately, I knocked off 63 pounds in about 6 months time, which was a complete and total surprise to me that I could drop that amount of weight using the knowledge I had gained.
I became a master at eating well and I got there by sticking to my plan, learning more and more as I went, and constantly refining what I was doing.
If you think that creating wealth is more complicated than losing weight, I’d like to tell you that for most people losing weight is infinitely more complex than creating wealth ever could be.
Now that you know what to do, it’s time to create a plan and start following it!
I look forward to seeing you on top of your game enjoying the life you were meant to live!