April 22, 2019
Name one athlete that doesn’t want to be the best in their profession?
Name one businessman that doesn’t want to be the best in their company?
Name one individual that doesn’t want to be the best in whatever it is that they are doing?
My point in asking you to think about that is that everyone wants to be the best, but to be the best requires two simple ingredients: COMPETITION and WORK ETHIC.
Now, you might be thinking that you compete. You are likely saying, “I have a strong work ethic? Why am I not seeing the results?”
The answer is this: are you truly looking at yourself in the mirror? I mean really looking hard.
Are you going 100 percent, day in and day out, competing to not only beat your competition, but to crush them? I don’t like close games. I like lopsided blowouts!
Are you talking to people that are better than you RIGHT NOW?
If you answered no to any of these questions, then you aren’t TRULY competing with your strong work ethic to be the best you can be.
But, what if you don’t think you are competing as hard as you should be? What if your work ethic slacks off during a certain time of day, you can’t expand any leaders, or you don’t see yourself going up the ladder?
At this moment, you need to change your mentality completely and go ALL IN!
I went all in a long time ago and it has paid off for me. It took guts. It took courage. It took major sacrifices. It took everything that I had to come in, compete to be the best, and work harder than any other person around.
I understand that some people don’t have the same competitive drive as others do. Some people say, “that’s just who I am,” and don’t change. They find themselves losing time and time again, just waiting for the magic to come to them and, suddenly, they are successful.
It doesn’t work like that.
You must change who YOU ARE to find what you are looking for. Once you do make that 100-percent commitment to the system, The Alliance and to your teammates, then you’ll find yourself moving up the ladder.
Once you find yourself making some money, that’s when you push even harder. Don’t let up when that happens. When it is time to harvest the crop, you get all you can get before the fruits is no longer good! Don’t be conservative and try to save it for later. It is time to spend it baby! What is the fun of making money if you can’t spend it? If you spend money then you’re most likely going to work twice as hard to get that money back into your account, and more than likely, see an increase in your income.
I would like to explain more by using the story of the spider monkey.
To catch them, you drill a whole just wide enough in a coconut to where the spider monkey can fit his hand in, but once they get their hand in the coconut, they close their fist to grab the peanuts inside, thus not being able to get their hand out of it.
People with very little money think the same way. Once they go for the money, they can’t let go of what they have. They end up being stuck or their income plateaus!
This is the first step to change, you forget about that little money. You go all in instead of getting the peanuts on the inside, you can take the whole dang coconut!
Non-competitors feel the need to be complacent. They tend to “not be worried” about their performances and operate with a comfort of where they are and wind up not moving up the ladder.
Firstly, this is NOT the mentality of a leader.
Have you ever seen New England quarterback Tom Brady just not have the desire to win the game if his team is losing in the fourth quarter?
Have you ever seen a hitter not want to get the game-winning hit when his team is losing with two outs in the last inning?
Leaders, winners, competitive people want to WIN, WIN, WIN, regardless of the situation, and regardless of the circumstances.
If you are the leader of a team and you have the “non-competitive” mentality, then you will find you and your team being unsuccessful on a consistent basis.
As a leader, you NEED to have the competitive juices to bring your team to victory. That’s why you are the leader.
If YOU personally do not want to compete in the game, then how can you ever expect your team to fight for you when you need it most?
When that happens, teams start passing you and crushing you. If that isn’t enough, they are less talented then you as well!
This all goes back to the beginning … change is vital if your current success just isn’t what you want, and you truly want to be the person on top! Change must happen for the results to be different!
A lot of people are not willing to hold themselves accountable at times. They’ll come up to me and tell me, “In the past, I’ve lost so many times but, in the future, I want to be a part of something great, I want to win.” The first subject that comes to mind for me is … are you willing to change EVERYTHING to get where you want to be. Are you willing to pay the price it takes to be successful? It won’t happen overnight. It will be hard at times. How bad do you really want it?
When a person decides they want to win big, you’ll see them eventually skyrocket and have unlimited potential. Again, it doesn’t happen overnight, but once the momentum kicks in, the game is over if they don’t let up! This normally happens when people make big changes in their habits and stick to their plan.
You can tell when people are truly buying in.
If you are copying winners, listening carefully to the words they say, you’ll see their success go up too. The key is boils down to copying the people that are successful. If you are copying someone that isn’t successful, then you will not be successful.
Being able to compete and work hard is going to get you somewhere successful. Competing and working harder than the best person in your chosen profession will get you where you want to be.
To be the best, you have to learn from the best. Learn from winners. Learn from a leader that knows what it takes to get there. Once you find out how, you can compete as hard as you ever have before. Don’t be afraid of CHANGE, it is good for you. It will be the key to your success.