Happy New Resolution
Published January 14, 2014
I spoke to a lot of biz owners in 2013. I don’t remember all of their names, but some of their stories really burned themselves into my memory.
One lady had just been falsely accused of fraud and was waiting for her court appointment. She thought she might go to jail (can you imagine?)!
Another called me from the side of the road somewhere in the US. She was in the process of rebuilding a business she had run with her husband. As the marriage slowly broke to pieces, so did the business. By the time they separated and sold the business it was worth a fraction of what it had been just the year before.
Apart from rebuilding the business she was also working in a job to keep herself afloat. She had a little girl, and she wasn’t well either.
This woman had NO Backup Plan: she had no family to support her, financially or otherwise. She had no money left. And here she was, working her butt off to get her business back.
Doing. What. It. Takes.
Knocking on doors. Asking for favours. Seeking help from wherever she could get it. Rekindling old relationships. Building new ones. The hard yakka.
And here she was, in her car, having a break. Talking to ME. I just let her talk. In the end, she apologised for taking up my time. Frankly, I felt privileged. Proud.
Here was someone, thousands of miles away on a different continent coming to ME for help. That’s why I built my business. To be able to support in any way that I can. Sometimes all it takes is just someone who will listen.
Every time I think of her, I’m wondering: what would I be capable of if I had that kind of determination? If I was that fearless? That committed?
Question is: What could YOU do? What would your 2014 look like if you just DID WHAT IT TAKES. Just for 1 year!
Knuckle down. Make a REAL plan and stick to it. Actually kick some goals.
And what would your future years look like based on a year like that?
You might be one of the people who still make New Year’s Resolutions, no matter how it worked out the last time, or maybe you’re someone who’s long given up on viewing the New Year as an opportunity to try again.
A clean slate.
Whichever group you fall into, I challenge you to just close your eyes for a minute and imagine your future based on a year where all you did was WHAT IT TAKES.
In a couple of weeks I will run an online event. It won’t be for the faint-hearted. It will be for those of you who want to live 2014 as if they had NO back up plan. As if there was simply no room for failure. Who will do whatever it takes to get their business to where they want it to be, so that they can start creating the life that they dream off.
A life that is filled with a sense of achievement. Where you can look at your business with a sense of pride. A business that’s fun, AND meaningful AND creates a real difference in the lives of many. That creates a ripple effect.
Get ready to get uncomfortable. To be disciplined. To forsake luxuries. Sleep. To do some hard (but result focused) work. In fact, get ready to work UNTIL you get the result that you want to get, no matter how hard it seems.
Get ready to stand up, stand out and get known for all the right reasons.
Dare to be there.
To your success and happiness,
P.S.: Happy New Year!
P.S.: If you have any friends who you think should be there, just
send them to http://kathluty.com and get them to sign up for the
FREE Online Business Mentor. I’ll keep them in the loop for you.