4 Key Success Factors
You see some them in the movies. Others on the small screen.
You may watch them on stage. Or in the front of the room.
You can find them in offices. Or in front of a customer.
They are actors, speakers, leaders, managers, salespeople.
They are pros.
They make it look so easy. So easy that you think you can do it. And that’s where the problems begin.
Because you can’t.
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You can’t do it like they do it. You could, but you can’t. The difference in tense is important.
You can’t because they possess something you don’t. You always knew it, didn’t you?
You knew you were missing something. You knew you would catapult to the top if you just had it.
Only you didn’t really know what it was. That’s why you’re here today. We’re going to tell you.
What do the pros have that you don’t?
Factor 4: Skin in the game
We’re starting with the fourth factor, but not because we’re counting down. It’s just we know that we’ll eliminate a lot of wanna-be’s with this one. If you’re a gonna-be, keep reading.
The fourth key success factor is skin in the game. Investment. Sacrifice.
We’re not talking about just putting in time here. We’re talking hard work.
Not just today. Anybody can work up the resolve to push extra hard for one day.
You have to do it today and tomorrow. And the day after.
Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. That’s how you build the life of your dreams.
It won’t be easy. You will face adversity. You will be tempted to quit. But you must press on if you want to reach BIGG success.
You will be tempted by friends, family, and opportunities to do something more fun. To live in the moment. To be spontaneous.
All of these things have their place. But they can’t interfere with the work you must do. You have to learn to say “No.” You have to display your dedication.
So hard work is a key success factor. Only it isn’t enough by itself. If you’re still reading, you have what it takes.
Factor 1: Talent
What are you naturally good at? Note that we said “good” rather than “great.” Greatness comes with hard work. But you need a foundation to build upon. That’s where your natural talent comes in.
If you want to be a BIGG success, you have to find your talent. This is the nature side of the nature/nurture argument.
Sure, you can do anything you want. But do you want to be part of the crowd? Or do you want to be a BIGG success?
If it’s the latter, you have to start by discovering your unique gifts. Without this, all the hard work in the world won’t matter.
But it will probably take some hard work to find your talent. It’s a process. Be patient.
Factor 2: Opportunity
BIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about taking control to design and build the life of your dreams.
It’s a matching process. You want to match your talent with a market opportunity.
Opportunities are all around you. The trick is finding the right opportunity for you. To do that, think like an entrepreneur. After all, you’re in charge of a very important enterprise – your life!
Great enterprises are built over time. There are few shortcuts. It will take hard work to find the right opportunity. But it will pay BIGG dividends!
Factor 3: Share your secret
You can work hard and go nowhere.
You can have all the talent in the world and nothing will happen.
You can find the perfect opportunity yet not succeed.
You have to let the world know. You have to get the word out. You have to reach out. You have to share your secret.
Let people know what you do. Tell people how you help people. Be proud enough to talk about what makes you unique.
Stand out. Reach out. It’s hard work, but it leads to BIGG success!
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