Jun 30, 2021
You can write your own history too, you know.
I firmly believe that having your own business is the best way to do that.
However, there's one ingredient required for success that too many get wrong...
It's a critical factor that, if neglected, will leave you dead in the water before you've even begun.
Which is a shame because here's the irony: It's such a preventable issue!
All you have to do is put on your thinking cap and take some pretty simple steps.
So what am I talking about?
Well, it's a secret-that's-not-really-a-secret, one that has been demonstrated in history, time and again.
This is something so important that I decided to shoot a short video around it.
As a former history teacher with an undying passion for story, I decided to film this video on a historic street in Kiev, Ukraine to tell an important story of power, control, and the cost of a poor strategy.
Watch the video right now:
Because as a business owner, just like in history, the one fundamental you absolutely must get right is STRATEGY.
If you deconstruct the success or failure of empires and armies throughout history, you'll find that it always comes down to strategy, pure and simple.
And it's the same with your business.
Whether you are a ruling power intent on controlling the masses or simply an entrepreneur who wants to impact the world with his vision — and make a nice living while doing so — it comes down to finding answers to the following questions...
Are you telling a compelling story?
Does your story resonate with your tribe's deepest hopes and desires?
Will your story cause your audience to believe they have a better future with you?
And just as important: Exactly WHO are you telling that story to?
WHO is your ideal customer?
if you don't know these things, nothing else matters.
You could be the most qualified and talented person in your field...
...you could have the most beautiful website money can buy...
...but if you don't have a strategy in place to reach your ideal customer, then you're just a silent tree that falls in an empty forest.
...but if you don't have a strategy in place to reach your ideal customer, then you're just a tree that fell in an empty forest. No one hears you. No one's paying any attention to you.
This is especially true today, where the competition is fiercer than ever.
The difference between success and failure?
It almost always comes down to these two strategic questions:
1. Do you have a product or service that people want?
2. If you have a product or service that people want, are you targeting the right people?
When you combine the right strategy with the right STORY, well, then there's almost no goal you can't achieve because you'll be tapping into the most powerful and proven persuasion approach in human history.