In our first home business success tip I spoke to you about focus. Now it’s time to talk about the 2nd half of the equation! I’ve had this secret told to me by numerous successful people over the years, and more and more I’ve found it to be true.
My good friend and mentor, Devon Brown, told me a great story to illustrate this success secret and I’d like to share it with you:
========== Devon’s Story (As told by Devon) ==================
Back in 2001 (way before I became a successful Internet Marketer) I learned the truth about “overnight riches” while attending my fist “how to make money” seminar (which I spent $4,000 to attend). This was a real estate investing seminar and I was bound and determined to make it as a real estate investor (which never happened– hahahaha)
Anyways, I went up to the gentleman who was teaching my group and proceeded to tell him how bad I needed money now! I can’t remember the gentleman’s name but we’ll call him “Bob” for the sake of this article. Here’s how the conversation went.
Bob: So Devon, which area of real estate would you like to focus on?
Me: Which ever one will make me money the fastest…and I need money RIGHT NOW!
Bob: But which area do you like the best, which area could you see yourself doing long
Me: It doesn’t matter Bob, I went completely broke in order t make it here, I’ve got to
make all of my money back in 30 days or I’m gonna die
Bob: Look Devon, I’ve been there…and I’m telling you it’s not gonna happen overnight.
You’ve got to stay focused for an extended period of time and then slowly
but surely results will start to happen.
Me: That’s nice Bob, but I don’t have time to dilly dally around I NEED MONEY NOW!
Needless to say; my real estate investing career didn’t last very long: But that’s not the point of the story.
The point of the story is that I had someone telling me the REAL answer. I didn’t want to listen. So I went about doing things my way and continued to jump from opportunity to opportunity, while at the same time continuing to stay broke!
Here’s the bottom line. I don’t care WHAT the guru promises you, how badly you want it, or how certain you are that “this is the one” Success and true financial freedom WILL NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!!!! So there it is, the 100% truth, either accept it and move forward, or continue to fight it and keep struggling!
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Let me put it another way….
When it comes to you achieving success, you will have to work hard at first and be willing to get little or no results. After a while, you will hit what I like to call the “tipping point” and things will start to happen for you faster then you ever thought.
To better illustrate his path to success, let’s take a look at what will happen if you take a penny and double it ever day for 31 days.
Day 1 – .01 cents
Day 2 – .02 cents
Day 3 – .04 cents
Day 4 – .08 cents
Day 5 – .16 cents
Day 6 – .32 cents
Day 7 – .64 cents
WOW – not very impressive
But let’s keep going
Day 8 – $1.28
Day 9 – $2.56
Day 10 – $5.12
Day 11 – $10.24
Day 12 – $20.48
Day 13 – $40.96
Day 14 – $81.92
Woo Hoo- $80 bucks and the month is half way over!
Day 15 – $163.84
Day 16 – $327.68
Day 17 – $655.36
Day 18 – $1310.72
Day 19 – $2621.44
Day 20 – $5242.88
Day 21 – $10485.76 ß This is where the “tipping point” occurs
Actually this isn’t looking too bad –
just 10 more days to go
Day 22 – $20,971.52
Day 23 – $41,943.04
Day 24 – $83,886.08
Day 25 – $167,772.16
Day 26 – $335,544.32
Day 27 – $671,088.64
Day 28 – $1,342,177.20
Day 29 – $2,684,354.40
Day 30 – $5,368,708.80
Day 31 – $10,737,417.60
Now, if you don’t understand the analogy, let me explain. The penny represents your work effort compounded over time. If you notice, you go about 2/3 of the way through the month before you start seeing any serious gains. But the more and more you stay focused the faster the gains come.
In the first 21 days you go from $0.01 to $10,000. But in the final 10 days you go from $10,000 to over $10-MILLION!!
Just like it takes consistency to turn a penny into $10-Million…It also takes consistency for you to reach your financial goals as a home business entrepreneur. But with FOCUSED & CONSISTENT action; it WILL happen!