From Henry Ford to Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and even Willie Lambright, one of my favorite students. Of all the people I have ever known personally, interviewed on my radio show, studied in school, read about in books, coached as business professionals or had to pleasure to meet at an Event, there is only ONE thing all of these people had in common.
Yep, that’s it. All are 100% committed to what they’re trying to accomplish. Henry Ford and Walt Disney both went Bankrupt before they saw success. Steve Jobs was so committed to Apple that some would say he was too committed and didn’t spend enough time with his family and friends. When I first met Willie Lambright, he told me he “didn’t have two nickels to rub together”, but he didn’t care. He wanted to be a Radio Host and he was willing to do whatever it took to make that happen. Today, he’s on the air 3 hours a day in Dallas, Texas, and his show is syndicated in 30 markets across the country.
These days, too many people get “The Grass is Greener” syndrome. This is when they jump from one idea to another without fully completing or committing to anything and in turn…accomplish nothing. We all want the quick fix. Easy success. I can tell you with 100% certainty it does not exist.
If you want to be successful at whatever it is you do, then commitment is going to be the key. It’s the ONLY thing I can find that is a common denominator amongst all the successful people I’ve ever encountered. Remove the distractions and focus on your goals. Spend time every single day to make sure there is improvement and progress toward your desired result. Never stray toward the shiny lights of all the other potential things you could be doing. Stick with it. It will be worth your time and effort in the long-run.
Other topics discussed on today’s show:
– Grantor Trusts and how they can be used to eliminate certain tax liabilities
– How things have changed with technology and what Google is doing to take it to the next level
– When you have a family, a WILL is not enough. You must have a complete Estate Plan.
– The Obama Care conspiracy theory and does it have any Merit