Three Feet from Gold | Never Give Up
Let me start by saying… I have not read this book.
Let me also say — it’s now on my list.
As network marketers we are often taught to never give up on our goals. As I look back over the past 8 years of my career I can recognize a million and one places I might have given up.
The first time someone made fun of me for listening to a personal development tape.
The first time a prospect hung up the phone on me.
The first nasty email I got from someone looking at my business.
When checks stopped growing fast enough.
When checks stopped growing at all.
When this company didn’t work.
When that company didn’t work.
When my upline blew me off.
When my upline quit.
When my downline quit.
When leads were hard to come by.
When I didn’t know what to do with the leads I had.
When I had a bad day.
When I had a bad month.
When I looked up and realized I’d had a bad year.
When every logical thing in my head said… quit.
But I didn’t.
We have tried many, many new things over the past 8 years. If I were to list every single marketing campaign, splash page, eCourse, or information packet combination and variation we have tried I would probably be sitting here for another 8 years!
Some of the things we’ve tried didn’t work at all.
Some of them have worked exceptionally.
Some of them appeared not to work… but as it turns out all they needed was a little tweaking. That’s what I want to share with you today:
Yesterday as I was getting my daily personal development dose with my iLa app, I had the opportunity to listen to Greg Reid talk about the concept of being three feet from gold.
He tells a story in which a miner gives up hope, sells his mine and all his equipment, only to to leave the new owner to discover he had been a mere three feet away from striking gold.
You see, he had been going down, down, down… facing day after day of disappointment until he finally just quit. What he didn’t realize is he wasn’t that far off… if he had simply aimed his equipment just three feet to the left, he would have found riches beyond his wildest dreams.
So many times when we are faced with failure we decide that we must not even be on the right track. Sometimes, that’s true. More often though it is a margin as small as 3 feet that is separating us from greatness.
So today I challenge you to take a look at something you’ve been doing that’s
NOT working. And instead of giving up altogether… spend some time thinking about how you can tweak it just a little bit to start getting the results you want.
Greatness is within you. Chances are, you aren’t on the wrong path… you may just be on the wrong side of the street.
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