Backwards engineering your success is often the smartest and yet most challenging thing that a human being can face.
The reason for this is that we don’t always know our destination in life, especially when it comes to success. Most people equate success to having lots of wealth and exotic holidays, and whilst all that is part of the package… that is not how you engineer success.
So how do you actually backwards engineer your success?
One of the first steps in marketing and advertising is to hire a mentor or a coach. From personal experience, I have suffered most in my business when I DIDN’T have someone to give me direction or guidance. My business suffered tremendous losses as well as the feeling of just floating about in the ocean, without having any real direction to go in.
There are a lot of coaches and mentors out there who claim they can give you results, however walking the talk is another thing.
The best way to know if someone is worth hiring is to see how you feel with them. Having synergy with a mentor is probably the most crucial thing to success in business.
How do you know if you have the synergy with a mentor or coach?
Well think of it this way… treat your clients as how you would treat your best friends. With love, empathy and you’d also call them out on their shit when they went wrong.
Clients want to know that you have their BEST interests at heart, and that you will deliver what you promise. It is a shame that so many people in this industry have got such an incredibly bad rap when it comes to consulting and coaching because many have simply assimilated the label, without a real solid backing behind them.
The second part of this is that you need to know WHY you are doing what you are doing.
Before you choose to hire a mentor or a coach, you need to establish the reason you are choosing to proceed with success. It is very easy to simply work a job but…
What makes this desire different for you?
Do you wish to be financially free as well as help other people?
The driving force behind this will most definitely assist you in reaching your goal to the best of your ability.
The third bit is to accumulate friends that are on the same success level as you.
Think of it this way, if you are so busy building a business and want advice from someone, you would turn to friends. Now if your friends are also business owners, it makes it very simple for them to help you correctly, even when your mentor isn’t available.
On the other hand, if your friends are simply those who want to go down the pub and drink all the time, you aren’t really going to get much done. Especially with the hours and effort that you will be required to put into growing, and scaling your business.
It is very important to choose correct friends, no matter what type of business you may be in.
Find those who are successful and follow them as though it was a cult. You will find that you may instantly become very successful, through the law of association.
The fourth bit to backwards engineer your success is to ask someone who has actually gotten to that level.
A lot of self made successful people don’t always show the many sleepless nights, lack of funds, and obstacles that came their way, however when you sit down and ask them—they are most happy to share them with you.
All self-made successful people have a dream that keeps them going in their heart, no matter how challenging and bleak things may get.
The fifth way, is to start taking MASSIVE action.
A lot of people procrastinate and think “It is okay, this chance will come back another day”.
Chances and missed opportunities rarely come back. It is best to strike while the iron is hot, ensuring that you do indeed grab a hold of the best opportunities available to you.
Understand that your Success will not be and cannot be an overnight journey.
It is going to take time, effort and most especially perseverance in the short term. Most people give up on success because it feels and looks too painful. If you know your WHY, the HOW is easier.
As mentioned in the second point—your why is the reason that you will proceed boldly and swiftly in the future without any hesitation.
There is a saying that only empty heads hold people back, not empty pockets, and it is very true.
If you truly want something, you are definitely going to find a way to do it, no matter what it takes.