#MondayMantra- An Overnight Success 15 Years In The Making
This is a little bit different than the usual mantras because this week is a very special week for me and I want to set the tone. I also want it to be clear that this isn’t a “look at me, I’m so great” campaign. It’s just me wanting to explain how I got to this point in my life. With that said, I’m going to start with the result and work backwards.
The result is- I managed to get a show on a massive network premiering this week! So, how did this come about? The answer- through sheer and utter determination, when there was no glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. My strategy was designed to find the white space in the world of real estate, not to necessarily get a TV show.
It’s taken 13 years for this strategy to unfold, but unfold it has. The white space I discovered was video. So the big decision was doing video, and that was great and all, but then inevitably came the now what? I was baffled, and so I started researching. The first step in the journey was I created “Magic Minutes” and let's just say it was a blood-curdling disaster at first, to put it mildly. BUT, I help rolling it out and getting better. People were watching, but then I hit a plateau. And instead of quitting that little voice in my head told me to keep going.
I did, but still, the video didn’t really take hold until about 18 months of cranking them out. Now that’s a commitment, but not unlike anything else you commit to in a strategy in life.
Fear of what people will say is what destroys ambition. This is a massive hurdle for us all to get over. My suggestion is to listen to the little mini-entrepreneur inside of you because you have nothing to lose other than opportunity. Keep rolling out ideas and go for them fully.
Now I’m going to go back a bit more when I first really started following my inner voice. This was when I went for it and gave it my all to get into the music business. All I knew was that my pride was never going to get in the way of my success, so I did every possible job you can think of and followed my relentless determination to achieve my goal. My goal which was to have hit records and guess what… I eventually did precisely that.
Then, when I moved into real estate I knew I wanted to have a business with creatives, and I kept my head down and my eye on the prize just like I did in music. It was not an easy road, and it was one that I traveled with The Debating Society (all the little voices in the back of my head second guessing myself). I do not listen to these blokes. When you listen to "is it a good idea?" you are dead in the water. Fear is a bully and when you stand up to a bully what happens? They go away.
If I crash and burn, it will always be under my own instruction. At the end of the day everything I do, I do it under my own volition.
So finally, the TV show… This incredible opportunity came about because I was relentless for 13 years in this industry and it’s the gorgeous juicy cherry on top of it all. I’m not fabulous, I’m just not fearful. The formula to being an overnight success 15 years in the making- hard work, patience, stay the course and smash the self-doubt.
Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion