From 36,000 Feet and the Business Book that has Influenced Me the Most

I’m writing this from an airplane at an altitude 36,000 feet as I’m headed to Portland, Oregon to co-host the first TAG (Take Action Group) Seminar with my good friend Jenni Hunt. If you’re going to be near Portland on Monday there is still time to sign up, but that’s not the reason for this email.

From up this high everything on the ground looks so small. Even the largest skyscrapers look like a toy. It’s all about perspective.

So what am I trying to say? Look at the bigger, positive picture. When you’re having a slow sales day or when an angry customer posts some bad feedback or when any number of things happen that are discouraging look at what is going right. It’s so easy to look at the negative things, but what is going right that you can be thankful for?

For me some of the positive things are:

  • God has blessed me with an amazing wife
  • My commute every day is to my office that is maybe 50 feet from our bedroom
  • I love the work I do that it often doesn’t even seem like work
  • I’m healthy
  • We live in a beautiful home in an area we love

I’m preaching to myself here now too. I encourage you to look at what is right in your life instead of what is wrong. Look at what you have and resist focusing on what you don’t have. Don’t compare your business to someone else that has been doing it for much longer than you. Be thankful that you aren’t where you were when you started. If you’re just getting started, be thankful that you have the freedom to start a business.

And if you’re thinking about starting a business or haven’t got this book yet, Silent Sales Machine is FREE until Monday. It is the book that got me started and it’s author, Jim Cockrum, has been the most influential person in my business.  Grab it here.

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