586 – The Value of Working Hard & Sacrifice

My friend, Chris, sent me an email that linked the the photo shared above. His email said…

“Hi Cliff, I saw this post in my LinkedIn feed today. While I understand some of what he’s saying, i.e. entrepreneurship is hard, I just felt that parts of what he said don’t ring true.

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6496499028505690112

I’m curious to know what you think about what he says here. Agree, disagree or it depends?

Have a good one, Chris”

I clicked on the link in the email which took me to a post that Gary Vaynerchuck posted to his LinkedIn account.

Here's what he wrote…

“This is a picture of me.

I'm catching up on some sleep on the floor of an airport between meetings. My videographer captured the picture.

Now, don’t get me wrong … I’m not encouraging anyone to work to the point of burnout or exhaustion. I just want to share my truth and the lifestyle that I’m actually living.

Here are a few points about entrepreneurship and starting your own business that I really want to make sure everyone understands:

1. It’s unbelievably lonely. 


2. You have to deal with a lot of mental pressure and stress that comes with being the “last line of defense” at an organization. 


3. You need to have the internal strength to deal with the judgement that the outside world deploys on you when (not if) you lose.

4. If you aspire to live a top 1% life aka finding your happiness (i.e. running a business that funds your life on your own terms), you're going to have to work hard and give up some leisure for that to happen … depending on your ambition.

There are so many people who are going to get crushed over the next few years because they're starting companies, when they could've succeeded “within the system” at big companies.

I implore you all to get real self-aware about who you are, and navigate your life around that. Not who you wish you were.”

In this episode, I share my thoughts on Hard Work and Sacrifice and also my direct response to the photo and the words that Gary shared in his post.

 
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585 – Product Validation

In this episode, I share some further thoughts on the idea of pre-validating your product. I felt this episode was especially needed after watching two different documentaries on the “Fyre Festival.”

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

584 – Focus On What You Want To Have Happen

In this episode, I talk about the value of validating your products or services before investing your time, effort and energy into the actual creation of those products or services.

The main emphasis of this episode, however, is actually a daily affirmation that means a great deal to me.

I will not focus on what I don’t want to have happen. Instead I am committed to focusing on what I do want to have happen.

In the episode, I share just how this affirmation applies to the the concept of my process for validating products and services.

583 – The Power of Your Subconscious Mind


In this episode, I share my thoughts and feelings about what I've read in the introduction and the first chapter of the book titled… “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy

Amazon Book Link: https://amzn.to/2RyFUzM

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