“No, officer, I don’t know why you’re pulling me over.” So that was the answer given to the question, “Do you know why I pulled you over today?” Right now you are thinking of that person sitting on the side of the road with a white or blue car with flashing lights on it. Those lights would be flashing blue and red.
This is one of the things that could hold back your progress in the journey or the road trip you are on. Having the unpleasant moment when you look in your rear view mirror to view those flashing lights, then as you pull towards the side you see him following you.
My favorite is when I pull over a lane and the officer is just working his way around me to fly up and catch that person who went past like a speeding bullet.
The second thing that could hold you back in reaching your goals is that ever-so-tough pull to the side of the road because the motorcycle needs some repair work. Washing the bike was just part of the process, usually when I am back in Dallas I would take my bike over to the dealer to get it washed. But on the road with all the dirt I am the one washing it. Washing it is just part of the maintenance. While washing I noticed an oil leak that will need to be fixed when I return to Dallas in 2 weeks.
So many people, when starting or building their businesses, forget two very similar things like those mentioned above:
1. They forget the small maintenance, feeling like it can wait. It’s more important to just work really hard and get the tasks done that will make money and make it faster. That is why so many entrepreneurs end up divorced, end up with personal problems. They put off those things that mattered, when a little communication with their partner could have built a wonderful team that will cause their business to shine.
2. They forget to slow down instead of rushing ahead without thinking. They set themselves and their businesses on a rush race to see how fast they can get to the top. I wish the many people who came to use the services of my coaching had come to me before they rushed to success and fell flat. The penalties they face are just like that speeding ticket you get when you are caught going to fast.
Just like this road trip, everything takes time, when you take short cuts to build a successful entrepreneurship venture, you usually end up with short-term success. So what is the solution, you ask?
Why not make a plan that builds? Start where you are and build a plan to get to the next step. Hire a coach to help you build the long-term success. I was watching a video this morning that I received in my email from the great money-making expert, Loral Langemeier. She told how she has been working with coaching since she was 17 then explained how long ago that was. She has accomplished so much in her life and business. Her journey has not always been a smooth ride. But she shares a picture of years of slow and steady progress building success.
So I leave you with a challenge today: what will it take to get you to find a coaching program that will successfully take you past the challenge you’re facing now? I challenge you to find a coach, someone who has done what you want to do. Look to see if they have a program that fits you.
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I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, find what you love to do and become highly profitable doing it. Are you ready to make changes to rock your 2013?