I’m writing an Ebook on how to succeed at business and I spend a lot of time writing and editing and talking to mentors. I’m excited about it and I’m not sure what I’ll do with it when I’m done. I might sell it or my might give it way for free but it’s my first Ebook and I guess we will see in a few weeks.
I read a lot of thoughts from other photographers and other blogs and books and most of the time they say the same things. The tell you to stop spending money on equipment and set a budget and promote and raise prices and a few more things. They are correct but after lots of research I can tell you the biggest reason a business fails.
The reasons a business will fail so because the person running it doesn’t do things right.
What I am saying is that if you run a business and it fails, it failed because of you!
You probably don’t like to hear that and I get it because when a friend said it to me I had to look at myself and all my decisions and where I spent my time and consider that I was the failure.
Another things I learned is that failure is part of success because we learn more from the pain of sad things than we do from happiness and pleasure. BUT this is not an excuse to fail and the smartest and most successful people in the world know that less failures means success sooner!
If you fail 10 times and it takes you 11 years to get to your first success that ok.
IF you fail 3 times and the 4th time you succeed after 5 years you are 6 years ahead of the dude that kept failing for 6 more years.
Time is important and when you waste it you’re wasting your life.
How do you stop failing when you don’t know what to do?
The other day was riding in the car with a family member and she started to tell me what I should do with my business and how I was doing things wrong.
I love her but she has never managed a business and I know in 99 percent of cases family is not someone you should listen to when starting out.
Finally I turned and said. “I am not going to listen to you. Would you take advice from someone who’s never done it? I am going to listen to the multi-millionaires that have done it!” She understood and now we have a better relationship.
In life we get advice from all kinds of people. One of the simplest things you can do to help you fail less is start taking advice from people who are successful and not your friend who’s never done it!
I got a gym membership the other day and my daily routine has changed a bit now. I don’t work out in the morning. I usually go mid-day. If I go in the morning lose too much glucose and I start to procrastinate… Did you know a big cause of procrastination is glucose deficiency? Two days ago I saw a poster on the wall promoting a fitness instructor.
If you were me and you were the gym and you called the guy and he showed up and he was overweight, eating a Twinkie, and had ketchup stains on his shirt, I would not hire that guy to be my fitness coach. When I find a fitness coach I look for someone who has the body type I want to have. I don’t want big bulky muscles. I don’t want to have 48 inch biceps. I want to be lean and fit.. Like I swimmer or cyclist. And I work out like a swimmer and cyclist would.
What I am getting at here is if you are failing at your business it’s probably not one things that bringing you down. It’s probably a few and common denominator is you and the worst think you can do is take advice from someone who will help you fail more!
Why not go and find someone is succeeding or has made it? These people are called mentors. Go find a damn mentor! I did and it changed my life..
Lol. One more thing. If you mentor doesn’t have a mentor you might want to consider finding someone else… unless your mentor is Elon Musk.
Workshops are happening soon so message me and get in one while you can!
One in Reno Nevada with Envy model agency and one in a cabin near Yellowstone! Both in October! Message me or visit my site for more info!
AND in September a friend of mine is renting a multi million dollar mansion and we are shooting with…. 28 models. Message me and I can tell you more!
Ikon Republik- I live and travel in a frickin van and I love my life! I founded a magazine, VEGA Magazine. My magazine is full of beautiful nude women and its based around the idea of respect and soon it will include amazing articles on how to improve your life! Out of the last 8 months, I have spent 4 of them living in the desert, under the stars and cooking over a campfire that was made with two sticks and a bow. I believe in self-sufficiency and integrity. My website is www.ikonrepublik.com