Chipmunks on the loose: What you REALLY need to know that will put your marketing business over...

by DaniMc
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I know what it is like just starting out. You are scratching. Digging. Hoping. Reading. Learning - all in search of the key that will bring you success.

The truth is, there is no ONE thing, rather there is a mixture of things.

Another truth is - all of you, each and every one of you, already knows what you are lacking. We all have barriers holding us back. These barriers seem like concrete walls 1,000 ft high but in reality it's all smoke and mirrors.

I believe that everyone knows what the next steps need to be. We also know exactly what WE need to do.

Lately, I've been getting a lot of PM's asking for help, asking what I offer, and asking for time.

I give as much help as I can and I don't sell anything here.

I love this community. I love you guys. I love my clients. I love to help.

But one thing I don't have is time.

So, I'm asking you (all of you, at every level) - What is your next step? What is keeping you from taking it? Right now....today.

Post here - what is holding you back?

I don't have all the answers, but I have some. Others in this forum have some too.

Recently, my partner and I launched a course at Udemy.com - in 24 hours we sold over 500. Right now we are featured in the #1 spot on the home page and it launched just a week ago.

With the right approach, anything is possible.

So, let's hear it! Let me know: Your TOP 3 things that are holding you back right now.

The List So Far:
1 - How to find trustworthy outsourcers X2
2 - Knowing what products to sell
3 - How to be successful when you have a full-time job and obligations X2
4 - How to get incoming leads
5 - How to turn projects around more quickly
6 - Not enough time in the day
7 - Don't know enough to feel competent
8 - Finding a good business partner





PS - This is NOT a windup to pitch a product or try to get you to buy at Udemy. We are doing fine. I only mention it for a little inspiration that anything is possible. Going from zero to hero can happen really fast. Neither of us even had accounts at Udemy until about 9 days before we launched that course. We created it, from scratch, in less than a week.
#business #chipmunks #loose #marketing #put
  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Avants
    One thing that really holds me back is
    knowing that I can deliver what I promise.

    I would like to sell SEO, websites, and a
    number of other things but would have to
    hire someone to do those services since I
    have very few tech skills.

    What are somethings that brick and mortar
    businesses need that will bring in sales?

    How do you choose out sourcers that
    you can trust?
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  • Profile picture of the author reboot38
    Which course is it? As far as what's holding me back - a full time j-o-b. Not a unique problem I know but I find that once I'm done w/the 9-5 doing the same or similar work from 6 - Midnight tends to burn me out - quickly & completely.

    Preaching to the choir I know but you asked
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    • Profile picture of the author DaniMc
      Originally Posted by reboot38 View Post

      Which course is it?
      It's this one.

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    Way To Go Dan, looks like you Cracked the Udemy System Too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    1. How to be successful when you have a full-time job and obligations

    This one is always a big on for me. Couple that with..

    2. My job pays relatively well.
    3. I'm kinda content


    ... and you see my problem. The question in my head is the benefit enough to justify the work.

    In my mind it comes down to the fact I have hit what many regard as the sweet spot on income. I could likely earn more working for myself but would the extra work pay off enough? And would the extra income really change my life?

    I drive a Corvette.... do I really need a Lambo?
    I have a nice house with 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths, a 2+ Car Garage, and a Pool..... do I really need a bigger home?
    etc etc

    I really don't "want" for much. Really just want to work less and have a car collection. And yes owning my own business could get me there but is it worth it? You don't go from $0 to $300k and a 20 hr work week overnight.

    So I always wonder is it worth the effort to try?
    And am I sure I could get it there?


    I have no desire to work for myself and make $100k. When you figure benefits that is a pay cut.

    I know I am in an unique situations. But in my situation perhaps others can be inspired.

    When you are making minimum wage it is easy to change your life. You (hopefully) want to change your life. So if you are one of those people out there who are working a job you hate that barely pays your bills please stop holding back. Your decision is a no brainier if you believe in yourself.

    For those like me or who have been in my position what made you take (or not take) the leap?
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    • Profile picture of the author DaniMc
      Originally Posted by Aaron Doud View Post

      I have no desire to work for myself and make $100k. When you figure benefits that is a pay cut.

      I know I am in an unique situations. But in my situation perhaps others can be inspired.

      When you are making minimum wage it is easy to change your life.

      For those like me or who have been in my position what made you take (or not take) the leap?
      That is a really insightful post Aaron. I am familiar with the situation - I was there myself. Had a great job. Made good money. Traveled a lot. I had pretty much everything I ever wanted.

      For me - I HAD to do it. I have this crazy idea in my head that I can be more. I have this insane template of myself that I am sure I will never reach.

      I have proven to myself time and time again that I am not as good as I hoped I would be. My ambition far exceeds my talent.

      The thing is, when I was in my corporate life, my soul was crushed. I couldn't help feeling like I was cheating myself.

      Sometimes now I wake up and say "What were you thinking? You had it made! Now you will probably die much younger." LOL

      If you are content, I would recommend with every ounce of sincerity, that you keep doing what you are doing. Contentment is something that is hard to come by for many.

      For many business owners, contentment is a fantasy. If you can find it as an employee, keep it!
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      • Profile picture of the author digichik
        Originally Posted by Dan McCoy View Post

        For me - I HAD to do it. I have this crazy idea in my head that I can be more. I have this insane template of myself that I am sure I will never reach.

        I have proven to myself time and time again that I am not as good as I hoped I would be. My ambition far exceeds my talent.


        Sometimes now I wake up and say "What were you thinking? You had it made! Now you will probably die much younger." LOL

        I'm only posting to remind you -- if two people ask for something it will come to pass. You're spiritual, you know the quote.

        So I am asking for these thing for you too, that makes two of us and I'm willing to bet there are even more. You offer help with genuine sincerity, thank you.

        Now you will be proven wrong--

        You will surpass that template of yourself you see.

        Your ambition does not exceed your talent. You're always learning. You just proved this to be true with course you and your partner put together, in a week no less.

        "Now you will die much younger" Probably not, because you won't live with the heartache of regret of never pursuing your dreams. You'll probably die much wiser and fulfilled having lived your life and not just existed in the drollness as a cog in the corporate machine.


        Oh yeah, Aaron I'm still awaiting a copy of the first manuscript of your book for editing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
      Aaron Doud;
      For those like me or who have been in my position what made you take (or not take) the leap?[

      Aaron,

      Real simple answer: income ceiling.

      Every corporate sales job I had, had an income ceiling. When I hit it, someone up the chain would always change the commission plan, carve up my territory, shuffle my accounts and so on. Sometimes they did all three at once.

      More than one company, in different industries, deliberately slowed the processing of my orders. I did some digging around to find out why. What I uncovered stunned me, but also revealed that I couldn't achieve my potential, working for someone else.

      When you KNOW that you are capable of more, Aaron...you already have all the confidence you need to make the move. When you realize that.... well...it's time to take the next step, then the next and the next. Just as an infant dares to stand...and then take that step.

      We are built to move forward. It's in our nature.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rearden
      Golden Handcuffs, baby.

      It's not just about the income.

      It's freedom. The Struggle. The accomplishment.

      Are you realizing your full capabilities where you are?

      A man with ambition owes it to himself and those before him to work towards his full potential.

      Nothing is more heartbreaking than seeing unbridled talent or ambition hamstrung by the conveniences of life.

      I do know this -- there is life before death.

      Originally Posted by Aaron Doud View Post

      1. How to be successful when you have a full-time job and obligations

      This one is always a big on for me. Couple that with..

      2. My job pays relatively well.
      3. I'm kinda content


      ... and you see my problem. The question in my head is the benefit enough to justify the work.

      In my mind it comes down to the fact I have hit what many regard as the sweet spot on income. I could likely earn more working for myself but would the extra work pay off enough? And would the extra income really change my life?

      I drive a Corvette.... do I really need a Lambo?
      I have a nice house with 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths, a 2+ Car Garage, and a Pool..... do I really need a bigger home?
      etc etc

      I really don't "want" for much. Really just want to work less and have a car collection. And yes owning my own business could get me there but is it worth it? You don't go from $0 to $300k and a 20 hr work week overnight.

      So I always wonder is it worth the effort to try?
      And am I sure I could get it there?


      I have no desire to work for myself and make $100k. When you figure benefits that is a pay cut.

      I know I am in an unique situations. But in my situation perhaps others can be inspired.

      When you are making minimum wage it is easy to change your life. You (hopefully) want to change your life. So if you are one of those people out there who are working a job you hate that barely pays your bills please stop holding back. Your decision is a no brainier if you believe in yourself.

      For those like me or who have been in my position what made you take (or not take) the leap?
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      • Profile picture of the author DaniMc
        Originally Posted by Arzak View Post

        For me, it would be not having enough time in a day and feeling I'll never be able to learn enough of <whatever> to feel comfortable and competent.
        A LOT of people get stuck in that "learning/not enough time" tar pit.

        The thing is these aren't two separate issues. They often work together in a positive feedback loop.

        Look up impostor syndrome. Even the very best often feel they aren't good enough. This leads to wanting to know more so you feel competent. This leads to not having enough time because you avoid doing the things you are afraid you suck at!

        Secretly we are ALL avoiding activities that will validate our deepest fears. (Read that sentence again 10 times - it is powerful.)

        To overcome this, I have turned fear into an INDICATOR that I MUST do something. FEAR is the ROOT of the problem when someone says "I don't have enough time."

        I started this when I was single. I had a 30 second rule. If I saw a woman who I thought was attractive, I MUST be SPEAKING to her within 30 seconds. Man it was crazy at first. After a little while, it was easy!

        Now I have a beautiful wife who loves and supports me more than I could have ever asked for.

        The same is true for business. Instead of self-sabotaging and avoiding the things we are afraid of, we MUST rush into them with reckless abandon and DO them until the fear is gone.

        I do this multiple times per day - all day every day. If I feel like I am avoiding something (you know that feeling) - I immediately STOP whatever I am in the middle of and DO what I am avoiding.

        It is highly likely that what you are avoiding is a very high value activity and what you are doing instead of that high value activity is probably a very LOW value activity.

        You MUST do what you fear, immediately! No hesitation!

        That will solve your time problem. The fear will always be there - so harness it.


        Originally Posted by digichik View Post

        I'm only posting to remind you -- if two people ask for something it will come to pass. You're spiritual, you know the quote.

        You'll probably die much wiser and fulfilled having lived your life and not just existed in the drollness as a cog in the corporate machine.


        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        I think fundamentally it comes down to "Commitment Issues" just a simple physcological disposition... that's what holds us back from success.
        We truly are our own worst enemy!

        Originally Posted by mjbmedia View Post

        I have some people on board, but they are slower than me, I come up with an idea and I need to be running with it to then either develop or dump it, at the moment those I do work with are dithering too much and that's not me, theyre better than nothing ( I think) but theyre not the long term solution .
        Dan you sound like you landed gold with your partner, maybe fortunate, maybe by some sound strategic method on your part , I need some of that.
        I know what you mean. Different people work at different speeds. My strength is in the details. So - I have to lower my expectations of other peoples approach. I can't expect them to be as strong as me in that way.

        So, I jump in with my strengths of process and managing details and don't expect them to be like me. I use MY talent to fill in for them in that area.

        Your strength is fast execution. So - you can't really hold them to your standard in that area. In fact, you are making a classic error of judging them by YOUR standard. We all like to be around people who are like us - but that isn't the most effective way to build a team. Don't go looking for people who are fast like you. Your company will be off-balance.

        Use your speed to keep them moving and motivated. But don't be upset with them for it. They aren't wired like you. They can't do what you do. But they CAN do some things you can't. They DO have gifts that you don't.

        Discovering their strengths will not be easy or automatic. Hell, people struggle to find their OWN strengths, much less those of others around them.

        I'd recommend a deliberate effort to document for each person every time they do something well. Don't focus on the negative. Focus on where they succeed. Then, make sure all similar tasks go to that person. Use your speed and encouragement to drive them forward.

        “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

        ― Albert Einstein


        Forget about their weaknesses - focus them on their strengths.
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        • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
          Originally Posted by Dan McCoy View Post


          I know what you mean. Different people work at different speeds. My strength is in the details. So - I have to lower my expectations of other peoples approach. I can't expect them to be as strong as me in that way.

          So, I jump in with my strengths of process and managing details and don't expect them to be like me. I use MY talent to fill in for them in that area.

          Your strength is fast execution. So - you can't really hold them to your standard in that area. In fact, you are making a classic error of judging them by YOUR standard. We all like to be around people who are like us - but that isn't the most effective way to build a team. Don't go looking for people who are fast like you. Your company will be off-balance.

          Use your speed to keep them moving and motivated. But don't be upset with them for it. They aren't wired like you. They can't do what you do. But they CAN do some things you can't. They DO have gifts that you don't.

          Discovering their strengths will not be easy or automatic. Hell, people struggle to find their OWN strengths, much less those of others around them.

          I'd recommend a deliberate effort to document for each person every time they do something well. Don't focus on the negative. Focus on where they succeed. Then, make sure all similar tasks go to that person. Use your speed and encouragement to drive them forward.

          "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

          ― Albert Einstein

          Forget about their weaknesses - focus them on their strengths.
          yeh good call Dan, its like I got a couple of sales guys and theyre good at the meeting and holding their own with corporates etc but they aren't so good at following up or chasing decisions or developing their original offers etc despite taking their own time going to and holding the meetings they'll often let potential prospects drift and be lost, whereas I am less adept at the meeting side, better at the strategic and chasing up side . They open the doors and try to close straight away and do sometimes, if not then I go get in contact and ensure they get closed or at least moved forwards , it works but at present I am chasing my people up to chase the prospects up, but when I just chase the prospects up myself I get far better results and I don't piss off my people, so its obvious really but just needed pointing out, like most things I guess, often you don't see it for looking too hard .
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    • Profile picture of the author MRomeo09
      Originally Posted by Aaron Doud View Post

      1. How to be successful when you have a full-time job and obligations

      This one is always a big on for me. Couple that with..

      2. My job pays relatively well.
      3. I'm kinda content


      ... and you see my problem. The question in my head is the benefit enough to justify the work.

      In my mind it comes down to the fact I have hit what many regard as the sweet spot on income. I could likely earn more working for myself but would the extra work pay off enough? And would the extra income really change my life?

      I drive a Corvette.... do I really need a Lambo?
      I have a nice house with 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths, a 2+ Car Garage, and a Pool..... do I really need a bigger home?
      etc etc

      I really don't "want" for much. Really just want to work less and have a car collection. And yes owning my own business could get me there but is it worth it? You don't go from $0 to $300k and a 20 hr work week overnight.

      So I always wonder is it worth the effort to try?
      And am I sure I could get it there?


      I have no desire to work for myself and make $100k. When you figure benefits that is a pay cut.

      I know I am in an unique situations. But in my situation perhaps others can be inspired.

      When you are making minimum wage it is easy to change your life. You (hopefully) want to change your life. So if you are one of those people out there who are working a job you hate that barely pays your bills please stop holding back. Your decision is a no brainier if you believe in yourself.

      For those like me or who have been in my position what made you take (or not take) the leap?

      This is the thing, if you're happy, there's not a lot of reason to change. I mean that's what this is all about right? Finding a level of happiness and fullfillment in life.

      I'll tell you this, though as some others have alluded to on here, you'll cap out personal income in the $150-250k range working for someone else. While there's literally no limit on what you can make when you work for yourself. I was quite comfortable in the $150k range. I mean at $150k if you're not being stupid, pretty much everything you need is taken care of. It's very difficult to make $500k+ working for someone else.

      I'll tell you why to make more money though. Because the saying is true, it takes money to make money. And that is VERY true. As a qualified investor($1M Net Worth, $200k+Yearly), the types of deals you can be involved in are pretty insane. We're talking about 50-100% return on your investment in 12-24 months. And when you're talking about big money $500k-2M-5M or more, it really adds up. Not just high tech investments though. In just the nine months since I started this journey to sell my business, I've met better business contacts and have the potential to make a ton of money, when I thought I was going to "retire".

      What I will tell you is that you can work as much as you want or as little as you want. I'm an idea guy, I like to create "ideas", but I'm not much into actually DOING anything. So, I hire very detail oriented project managers. And then I just manage the ones who are actually "doing" something. I like to meet people, and sell. So, that's what I set myself up to do.

      I'll tell you this when I earned $150-200k a year. I worked 60 hours a week(a 9-5 and then real estate investing on nights and weekends). Now that I actually HAVE money, I work closer to 20-30 hours a week, doing ONLY what I like to do. Schmoozing. But I make a ton more money doing it than I did when I worked much harder, doing things I didn't really like doing, but knew that I had to do them to make money. I'd say my hourly rate back then was close to $40-50 a hour. Now, I expect every hour I work to produce in the neighborhood of $500/hr.

      So from my experience you make more money for two reasons:
      1. To only do what you like and are good at doing.
      2. To make a heck of a lot more money doing those things that you like doing.

      With that said, I think it's less about the material things, but more about getting paid what I'm worth. Where ten years ago I would be happy to work for $40 an hour freelance. Now I expect if I'm going to put my effort into something it has to have a minimum payoff of $100k or I'm not going to be bothered.

      I don't really want to make this about me bragging what I do or don't make. But take a look at businesses for sale and what you can do when you have some cash.

      Absentee frame mfg and distributor: Business For Sale in New York County, New York, United States on BizBuySell.com

      For $1.250M you can get a business that produces $700k a year in income where the owner is not in anyway involved. Or if that is too much to swallow.

      Awning Fabrication & Installation Company - ABSENTEE RUN: Business For Sale in Eastern Suffolk, Suffolk County, New York, United States on BizBuySell.com

      $400k buys you $133k a year in cash flow absentee run.

      Many manufacturing companies are pretty easy to run, don't take a lot of handholding. And they sell for 2-3x net income. So let's say you have around $500k in cash you've accumulated. You can buy a manufacturer for around $1.5M(owner finance $1M) that brings in $500k a year. Now if you do nothing else with that company, you make 100% return on investment. Even if worst case scenario, the owner previously managed it, you hire a General Manager for $80-100k. And you still have $400k a year in cash flow. And you're not doing squat.

      There are tons of good businesses that sell, and many more of them as the baby owners approach retirement age. Many of them can be run fairly well as an absentee owner. And with all of the marketing stuff we learn here, there is great opportunity to improve these businesses drastically. You'd be surprised how many great companies that make $1-5M don't do any marketing or sales. You can double many companies revenue just by hiring a good salesperson and asking her every single morning, who did you see yesterday? What is in the pipeline? How can you see more people today? I know you know sales Aaron. You'd be surprised how many companies do not.

      Marcos

      P.S.- Perhaps you'll notice that at no point did I ever talk about material things. I drive a 2006 Toyota Prius. I live in a very modest 4 BR house, my kids are homeschooled. We do travel a ton. About every six weeks we go on a vacation. But our life is more about experiences and less about "things".
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    • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
      Originally Posted by Aaron Doud View Post

      1. How to be successful when you have a full-time job and obligations

      This one is always a big on for me. Couple that with..

      2. My job pays relatively well.
      3. I'm kinda content

      ... and you see my problem. The question in my head is the benefit enough to justify the work.

      In my mind it comes down to the fact I have hit what many regard as the sweet spot on income. I could likely earn more working for myself but would the extra work pay off enough? And would the extra income really change my life?

      I drive a Corvette.... do I really need a Lambo?
      I have a nice house with 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths, a 2+ Car Garage, and a Pool..... do I really need a bigger home?
      etc etc

      I really don't "want" for much. Really just want to work less and have a car collection. And yes owning my own business could get me there but is it worth it? You don't go from $0 to $300k and a 20 hr work week overnight.

      So I always wonder is it worth the effort to try?
      And am I sure I could get it there?

      I have no desire to work for myself and make $100k. When you figure benefits that is a pay cut.

      I know I am in an unique situations. But in my situation perhaps others can be inspired.

      When you are making minimum wage it is easy to change your life. You (hopefully) want to change your life. So if you are one of those people out there who are working a job you hate that barely pays your bills please stop holding back. Your decision is a no brainier if you believe in yourself.

      For those like me or who have been in my position what made you take (or not take) the leap?
      a job is never secure, you are always at others mercy, a couple of dumb decisions upstairs and your jobs gone through no fault of your own and there are loads of dumb decisions being made more frequently by board members etc who don't get this new world we are living in now.
      What then for Aaron? or, without expecting an answer, is there enough to fall back on without damaging the comfort and enjoyment for enough years ?

      Do you trust your bosses and decision makers more than you trust yourself? Or maybe I am way wide of the mark, just offering thoughts to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author kemdev
    1) Not having a steady flow of incoming leads. I do calls and make sales just fine, but very rarely do I get a phone call from someone interested in my services.

    2) Not having a partner/outsourcer/assistant. The majority of my job can be done by people who don't need technical knowledge beyond the basics of Wordpress. Also basic data entry for site submissions and link building eat up a good chunk of my time, but I'm working on outsourcing that.

    3) Slow total turn around time and non-specific processes. Goes hand in hand with #2. If I can cut total project time down (and scheduled out monthly) I can focus on setting more meetings and bringing in new clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Yeah minus not having a car collection and working more than I truly want to I am truly content and happy where I am. I'd love more money and more time. Never met anyone who wouldn't. But it really is what you trade for it.

    If i did it I would design the business from day one around the idea of giving me a 4 day and 30 or less hour work week with a personal income of $200+k. It simply wouldn't be worth it with out that.

    I think as a whole people seem to think running a business is easy. That life would be so much better if they could just get their boss off their back. But to be successful you are just trading one boss (external) for another (internal). Now there are benefits and for those who don't like their job they need to make a change anyways so why not make the leap.

    Dan I love the honest reply. Gave me more to think about. I do want to do more and "have" more. But I really am happy where I am. I can honestly say if I did leave this job I would hope to keep them as a consulting client.

    Unlike the corporate world the owners here are great and truly value my input. Even when they disagree with me and vice versa. If more companies treated their employees like they do there would be a lot less turnover in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arzak
    Got anymore coupons?

    For me, it would be not having enough time in a day and feeling I'll never be able to learn enough of <whatever> to feel comfortable and competent.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by Dan McCoy View Post

    So, let's hear it! Let me know: Your TOP 3 things that are holding you back right now.

    The List So Far:
    1 - How to find trustworthy outsourcers X2
    2 - Knowing what products to sell
    3 - How to be successful when you have a full-time job and obligations X2
    4 - How to get incoming leads
    5 - How to turn projects around more quickly
    After being on Warrior Forum for like 3 weeks now, I can say for others, the answer to your question is "themselves" I can't do this, I'm not good at that, I can't find this... etc... I literally have in Bold Big Vinyl Letters on the wall in my office "IF I CAN'T, I WONT" There is a huge difference between "Can't" and "Won't" Cant means in general you never have, and Won't is a sign you at least tried.

    As I get older in life, and experience more things, I have found there is much I won't do, but nothing I can't. There is however, one exception to the "Can't" rule. I cant do something due to time. There is only 24 hours in a day, and 1 person can only do so much.

    Dan, I know you have learned as have I... Finding a partner is the best thing anyone can do. Relying on a Partner vs farming a bunch of stuff out is like night and day. A solid business partnership is like a good marriage, which after many failed try's at both in my life I have both, Its awesome.

    Building, and developing a working partnership is not always easy, but absolutely worth it in the long run. Being truly honest with each other about yours and their strengths and weakness'. Actually writing them down, we each have a copy at our desks. If I am doing something I am not as good at, I ask him to, and visa versa. Things get done faster and better.

    Doing work that you are good at and enjoy, is key to anything you do in life. Surrounding yourself with people that fill in the holes and compliment your strengths is amazing. Sitting at home day after day wondering why this isn't working, or how they are making $1000 a week why cant I, has got to be tiresome. SO then you reach out...

    Coming to Warrior Forum to fill those holes is a good thing. However we all know that as much as you may get AN answer, you may not be getting THE answer. We don't want to share all the secrets, we guide you down the right path, but forget to mention the 8 forks in the road.

    I think fundamentally it comes down to "Commitment Issues" just a simple physcological disposition... that's what holds us back from success. The fact is that most of the time, its not that we cant, its the fact we don't want to... in fear of yet another failure. We all know the reality is, without trying there is no Success. Your basic double edged sword.

    Moving forward, pushing through, breaking down that 1000 ft wall, that is what it takes to succeed. As Ronald Reagan once said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! "

    Hope that helps!
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    for me its finding a seriously good partner who will cover my butt and make up for my weak areas and whose weak areas, ideally, I cover . But that also shares my ideals, values drive determination etc so we are both (or all if more than one other) pulling in the same direction .
    I have some people on board, but they are slower than me, I come up with an idea and I need to be running with it to then either develop or dump it, at the moment those I do work with are dithering too much and that's not me, theyre better than nothing ( I think) but theyre not the long term solution .
    Dan you sound like you landed gold with your partner, maybe fortunate, maybe by some sound strategic method on your part , I need some of that.
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