When I started this blog nearly three years ago, the first post was about it being a new beginning. And here I am three years later looking for another “new beginning.”
When I started this blog, I was trying to start a new system that was supposed to bring success to my business. For various reasons (mostly the money), I was unable to complete that system. I know the system works because a lot of people find success with that system. I say its the money, but mostly it’s mindset – more on this later.
The first assignment was to read the book The Go-Giver. I did… sort of. I bought the audio book and listened to it. It was very short, and I wrote a blog post about it. The Go-Giver didn’t really provide a lot of new information, but it was information that I don’t fully embrace – again mindset.
Last December, I tried setting a new goal for income of $10,000 per month, and with the help of a coach, setup a new site to promote WordPress and technical services to online business owners. And while I have made more money this year than any other, I haven’t even reached 5% of my goal. I can also look at my efforts and say I haven’t done all that I can to be successful here.
So what do I need to do to get my mindset right? I know I overthink things. I know I tend to fall back into employee mindset. I know I have had issues with following through on projects for my whole life. I know I am better at all of these things than I was three years ago, but I still have lots of room for improvement.
So here we are three years later, and I am starting a new system. Dean Holland and Craig Crawford have started The Quickstart Challenge for 2018. I believe this is the sixth year they have run one of these, so it must be successful.
But here is the thing… I am not 100% sure why I joined it. It’s not like I am a huge fan of their work… I have heard of them in the IM space and have heard good things about them. I wasn’t specifically looking for something to join, and even the person who recommended it to me isn’t someone in my close circle of IMer friends. In fact this person and I had spent the day going back and forth on opposing sides of a Facebook post.
So what was it about The Quickstart Challenge that appealed to me? I don’t know. But usually when something like this happens, it leads to something good.
You see, I can pinpoint the times when I had some major breakthrough in my mindset, my business, or my life. In every case, it seems to have been started with “why am I doing this?” Whether its recording a couple of Les Brown programs off PBS when I had never heard of him to buying an expensive program from Omar Martin – who i had never heard of at the time, “I don’t know why I am doing this” has actually worked out well for me in the past.
I’ll keep you posted how this one goes.