Not all time is created equal…
9 days on the Internet is an eternity but that’s precisely how long I’ve been gone. Instead of my usual routine of study, think and write, I spent most of my break with my family.
Trips to the local amusement park proved a big hit for my 4-year-old son.
Catching up on some movies and TV shows was a nice change for my wife and I.
What free time I had for myself was devoted to planning 2013.
Which reminds me, Happy New Year everyone!
Today I’m back at the office and raring to go.
It feels good to get back into the swing of things and the creative juices are flowing.
As it’s the beginning of the year most people are doing their best to stick to their New Year’s Resolution.
You’ve got the mother with the new diet to shed the extra pounds. The father with the exercise program to finally get that six-pack he’s always wanted. The college student with the new study habits to ensure they get that 3.6 GPA they promised their parents. What are mine, you ask? Simple:
- Build up iSucceed
- Free up more time
- Get a sponsor for my financial seminar
To accomplish the first I invested in a few new programs and will be making some changes to this site in the weeks to come.
I’ll also be putting more time into social media once my site has been redone as well as do a mini-relaunch of my book.
To achieve the second I’ll be streamlining my schedule, juggling a few clients around and using some new time management secrets I picked up from reading a good book that I’ll be reviewing in the coming weeks.
The third will, most likely, prove to be the most challenging but a simple math problem.
I’ll be using Colonel Sander’s strategy here.
In case you’re not familiar with Colonel Sander’s success story, it’s one worth remembering.
Colonel Sanders was 65 years old when he received his first social security check of $99.
Broke, with only a small house and a beat-up car to his name, he made a decision that changed his life forever.
Armed with a chicken recipe, which his friends liked, he left his home in Kentucky and traveled all over the US to sell his idea.
He told the restaurant owners that he had a chicken recipe that people liked and he was giving it to them for free.
All he asked in return was the restaurant owners pay him a small percentage on the pieces of chicken sold.
Time and time again he met with rejection. In fact, he got 1009 no’s before he got his first yes.
But with that one success Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.
How many of us would be willing to keep knocking on doors after receiving 1000 rejections?
Not many! And that is why there are not many successes like Colonel Sanders.
The good news for all of us today is that we don’t have to knock on 1000 doors…we can do it from the comfort of our home thanks to the Internet.
Cost free and pain free, in today’s world all that’s needed is perseverance, and a dash of creativity.
Colonel Sanders proved that age is no barrier to success, and neither is capital.
What is needed is an idea, hard work, perseverance and patience.
Remember that the next time you’re working on your million-dollar idea.