There is a built in state of accountability when you pay for something to help you grow.
You may not like it when it arrives.
You may not have been serious enough about taking action. It may be too hard. It may be too long.
It may not be what you thought it would be in relation to its marketing claims
But you paid for it
Especially if you can’t get a refund. Especially that.
You lost your only out! Now you HAVE to justify that cost. That’s how I’ve always looked at it anyway.
I’ll be damned if I’m gonna blow cash and then do nothing with the result. That’s a level of ignorance and stupidity I just can’t tolerate from myself.
For many people, that cash is meaningless.
The statistics prove this to be true. They WILL blow the cash and never act.
They’re not committed to their goals.
I’m talking to the woman or man who’s just burned themselves via a rash decision and a handy credit card and now they must make this right.
And the only way to do so, in my opinion, is to make use of the thing you bought, no matter what.
You’ve got to spend money to make money
How tired is that cliche?
In this case, what I mean is you need to continually invest in your business education. This can take a few different forms.
- You can buy courses and books and mentoring.
- You can become an assistant, intern, or apprentice to a master of your trade.
- You can barter services or goods you do have in return for mentoring.
- You can arrange a deal for a mentor and get rewarded with lessons as your cut in the deal.
However you do it, you should be regularly spending money for your eternal pursuit of excellence as a businessperson.
The answers you need are not going to just drop from the sky.
Free newsletters and free info offers will only get you a little ways toward where you need to be.
You’re going to have to put some skin in the game, one way or another
Nobody gets a free ride.
Besides, what level of quality do YOU picture when you hear the word “free”. Exactly.
Free doesn’t mean bad or cheap, necessarily, but it does imply by its very nature that there’s much more to be had just behind the velvet rope.
Invest in yourself. You have no choice.
The photographer of this post’s featured photo: Allef Vinicius