Have you ever wondered what are some of the success principles?
Join me on this episode of the virtual entrepreneur, I am your host, Herbert innocent, and today we're going to be talking about a few success principles from Steve Harvey, that we've learned.
If you haven't yet had a chance to listen to a few to the three or four previous episodes on just stop and go and listen to those, and when you finish come back, you'll have a look at this error we have for you today. Now, on our past episode, we talked about building a lead generation process. And today we're going to take a break and dive into the one big component one big aspect that you need to do before you can even start building your lead generation process.
And the notes about our last previous episode can be found at Herbert marketing help.com So that is h e r b e RT marketing help.com.
Now, when we talked last time we talked about how to build a lead generation process, but one thing I've noticed is this, every mentor who has been, who I've learned from, who has been explaining to me how this business thing work.
The next explained something about having a belief, and Steve Harvey says there is no success without faith.
Now, don't get me confused and don't get me wrong here.
Faith to each person is different, you don't have to be religious but you just have to have faith. And one of the biggest things that I've learned about faith is this. You need to believe that you can do it. You need to believe that it can work. You need to believe that it's a simple process. It's like riding a bicycle, you will fall a few times if you don't know how to balance, but once you can balance and you can pedal. All it takes is one small push with your leg to get the basketball going.
So you need to realise that it can work, and it will work. And so you need to have that belief, but the belief doesn't just stop with that you can build a business but it must be much, much bigger than you. Right.
I heard Steve talk about this thing you know your gift will make room for you. And when I first heard this, it didn't make much sense, but he kept repeating right.
You know, he kept switching between the phrases. A man without vision, shall perish, and it kept repeating your gift will make room for you.
When I thought that was a very very powerful thing.
I thought that was a very powerful thing because the other day he said something else that was even much more powerful and fundamental. And the thing that he said, had to do, not so much with not so much with exactly what it is that we are doing but it had to do with how we stand up against perspective, the way we see things essentially, right.
So for example one big thing is that he said is, you know, it's not so much about essentially to quote the words that he said and he said this when I was talking to grant, he said, you know, your career is what you are paying for.
And your calling is what you are paid for.
I want you to stop and think about that a minute.
Your career is what you are paying for your calling is what you are paid for.
And this is very interesting because
your calling is what is gonna pay you, but your career is what you are paying for. Right, so we pay to have a career but our calling pays us, because this is what you were put on this earth to do. And remember, this brings me to some of the lessons that I learned when I was younger and one of the biggest lessons that I learned was this idea that, given that we are all unique.
Given that we are all very different. We are like very different small pieces of a verse, a vase that essentially fits so well together to create the vase.
We each have an important role to play, to support, right, like a different pieces of puzzle. We are also uniquely different. And each one of us has a very very important role to play.
Right. And so for us it's about doing what we are so good at doing, and finding a place for what we're doing, but also having faith.
Right. And by faith I don't mean religion or anything of this if you have some of that. It's very good it has important part in life. All these things have important part of life. Right.
One person once said, you know, It's like having a small ritual, or it's like having a small
mindset of system of doing something, it does something for you without you knowing. It's like the way you exercise your body. You can also exercise, your ability to persevere when things get tough. You can also exercise, your ability to withstand changes, and that what faith does when the world delivers uncertainty, so much changes.
Faith is the skill you need to look at that change and say it's going to work out somehow. I don't know how.
I don't know exactly when, but somehow. Along the way we're gonna figure it out, and it's all gonna work out together. It's all gonna work out somehow.
It's, it's that it's that skill to say that, regardless of whether you have faith in religion, leaving it something big in the cosmos, whatever it is you believe in, but it's ability, teach that skill, this skill to say it's all gonna work out for the best. In the end, and we'll end, you know, putting your head down and grinding and working towards it. So, the success principles that I've been looking and learning from Steve Harvey. The first one was without dreams of vision, you can't make it.
Right, so without dreams or vision, you can't make it. And what this means for us entrepreneur is, even though we're gonna be focused on doing smaller tasks. Ultimately it comes down to the big grand vision.
So even though we're going to be building a lead generation process. It's all to get these prospects, it's all to get these customers, which is quite fascinating because today I was listening to Jay Abraham, talk about the difference between strategy and tactic and Jay Abraham said something so beautiful. It got me so excited.
He said something so beautiful and it got me so excited, and I was quite relieved. Actually, he said, most well entrepreneurs need to be strategist, all entrepreneurs need to be strategist.
But today, most entrepreneurs are tactician.
And what this means is this for all of us. Right. We are very focused on getting a task done without seeing how the tasks fit in our grand vision that you're trying to do in our grand business as it grows, because we have limited resources are heavily limited, maybe not limited resources, but we have limited time. Right. And every task we do also has an opportunity cost.
So, as a business owner. As a business owner.
We need to be seeing things from a strategic point of view, how does everything fit within our grand scale of business. So you need to believe you can do it, you need to have faith you can do it, you need the ability to hope and to withstand perseveres, because it's going to take a few trials to get it right.
Just like it took a few trials for a child to learn to stand up and walk. You know the first time they stood, they fell and hurt.
And they cried.
Later that day they got up again and try it again because why standing means they can go somewhere they can have fun. They got up and try it again. So that's what it takes, standing up all over again.
Right, so what that means for us is we need to have faith, we need to have perseverance. Right. Faith is a skill for us to overcome perseverance, that's my definition of faith, the skill we need to overcome perseverance, when everything goes against our way, faith is what will keep us going forward.
Right. And then the next thing we need to do is we need to have a vision for what we want to accomplish.
Right. Then the next thing we need to do is we need to be strategic. And the reason why I love the phrase that we need to be strategic as entrepreneurs is because I think with strategy, we can accomplish much more without strategy we really limit ourselves, we really really limit ourselves without a very good strategy. How do you know what the decisions you're making now, aren't going to cost you in the long run.
For example, if you decide to work with a very specific vendor further down the line, it may mean that when you decide to find the right vendor, because you took a shortcut initially it's going to cost you in your messaging, it's going to cost you in your philosophy of the way the business work. Right, it's gonna cost you in terms of value.
So the value that you're telling what are the implications, granular implications. What does that mean for your team. When you take shortcuts, what does it mean for your clients when you take shortcut, what does it mean for their trust. What does it mean for their loyalty. What does it mean for you in terms of profits.
And what does it mean for you in terms of business culture, But more importantly, what does it mean for you in terms of legacy.
And the second principle of success from Steve Harvey is you need to write it down.
You need to write it down.
And the third principle is imagination is everything.
It's the preview of life's attraction.
So if you're imagining you're going to see a movie.
You're in imagination is the trailer before the movie even starts. You re envision how you're going to sell it you re envision everything right.
Your imagination is the trailer before you even create the movie.
So with that said,
I want to thank you for tuning in on this episode of the virtual entrepreneur I have so much love to share with you. We're going to continue on building a system for generating clients.
This is gonna be either from new leads, it's gonna be either using word of mouth, it's gonna be using when you're going to events and all those stuff, but we're going to build a process in place. And with that said, I want to thank you for tuning in on this episode you can find the notes for this particular episode at Herbet marketing help.com That's h e r b e RT marketing help.com I'll talk to you in our next episode of the virtual entrepreneur.
And as always, have a wonderful evening.