You’ve Seen The Dead Fly In The Window, Right?
WARNING: This may get uncomfortable. It’s about real FREEDOM, but most people will never really achieve it.
I used to have this vision of freedom, but at the same time I would be banging my head against the wall with my business, over and over and over again…
Kinda like this guy in the window… —–>
So this fly was stuck buzzing around in my room window, forever seeking an escape to freedom.
I watched him thinking “Geez I can’t save them all”.
When I can, I take the time to walk over and put them outside, on the right path to freedom.
I wish, Mr. Fly, that you had my 40,000 foot view of your situation…
So how is this situation like your small businesses?
The Tiniest Shift: Course Correction Can Change Your Life
Mr. Fly is pretty much “dead man flying”. Time is not on his side.
He has his vision of freedom, through the glass, but he still doesn’t realize that his freedom will never be achieved by banging his head against the wall, time and time again, no matter how hard he tries.
His approach for freedom is clearly not working from my 40,000 foot view, but he just doesn’t get it. He is unconsciously incompetent.
He tries over, and over, and over again. I walk away and hope he can stop to figure out that there is a better route, right under his nose, just 10 feet away. An open door to his everything he wants. FREEDOM.
Later I come back, and there he is, still bashing his head against the window. How futile, I think to myself…
It should all be so simple, but there’s a catch. We all hate to admit when we are wrong, so your ego does not like admit that what you’re doing may not be working.
So right now, stop and think. Is what you’re doing for work right now, getting you what you say you want?
My passion is to help people with breakthroughs, just like someone took the time to help me through my limiting beliefs and bad patterns. It made all the difference in the world.
The 40,000 Foot View
As I wake up every morning, drinking my coffee, I’m looking out of the window again, feeling so grateful. The mentors I found online had done the same thing for me that I had done for Mr. Fly…
These mentors went out of their way to grab my attention, wake me up, and show me the right way to build a business, so I didn’t have to bang my head against the wall, trying the same old strategies that don’t work, over and over again. (I did that in my Home Business for years).
I was working way too d*mn hard, speaking, training, traveling all over cities, states, and even countries, organizing meetings, feeling like a chicken with it’s head cut off.
I was spending all my time and energy trying to drag people over the goal line with me, instead of having more quality time with my kids.
It was taking what seemed like forever to break through to that next level in my business and felt like nobody was working as hard as I was.
I was getting tired, and I was worried that I could be spending my valuable time somewhere else that would pay off better.
By now, they had all fizzled out or stopped buzzing altogether. Without the right direction, (no matter how hard they tried), they died in the window sill, with all of their dreams right on the other side of that clear barrier.
They spent the best time of their life, the best energy they had, trying harder and harder, working on something that clearly (pun intended!) didn’t work to get them any freedom.
Their goal of financial freedom was noble, but they never had a chance. No 40,000 foot view of their situation. Lack of clear direction and information kept them from their dreams and vision.
How Trying “Harder” Can Absolutely Kill You/Your Business
When my kids fail at something or don’t get the results they want, and they begin to complain or think about quitting, (like most parents), I start to say, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. Don’t give up too easily, persistence pays off in the end.”
However, I could be lying. It really depends on your position.
Persistence has it’s limitations, and it doesn’t always work.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge believer in the power of persistence, but the persistent fly trying hard to break through the window is a perfect analogy for making money as an employee or an (old school) small business owner.
In home business, most people are still using the “shotgun approach”, throwing spaghetti on the wall, instead of laser targeting the right markets, and putting the right information and solutions in front of the right customers…
Window “Paining” For Jobs
My friend, (we’ll call him John), has been laid off several times in the last three years. He went from earning more than $80,000 a year to less than $40,000.
Each time he was laid off, he went right back to looking for the next job, as if anything would change for him. Each time he found work, the company he was employed by went through “changes”, and he was laid off again.
He’s had 2 and even 3 jobs. It still didn’t work. Like the fly, he too, continues to bash his head on that window, and still hasn’t found a life of financial or time freedom.
Simple fact is, you can’t have your own dreams, if you spend all of your time building the dreams of someone else. Not to mention getting taxed to death as a W-2 employee.
I’ve never seen anyone create financial freedom or stability by earning a salary/wage. You must take the risk to get the reward, and build your own dreams, or at least die tryin’!
Window “Paining” With Your Small Business
Albert Einstein calls this insanity…
Doing the same thing over and over again and over again, but expecting a different result every time.
The fly in my house, my friend John, and many small business entrepreneurs, (and yes, even leveraged “home business” entrepreneurs), continue to try the same approach, talking to their friends and family, one on one, spamming their Facebook business page, over and over and over again, getting busier and busier, with no time freedom, expecting somehow, their results will change…
If you have your own Home Business, but you’re struggling to jump to that next level, then something is clearly not working.
Now, What If
What if you could finally find an “open window” that actually allowed you to achieve your business goals and lifestyle?
What if you just couldn’t see it before, because you were told to focus on only one (old school) linear way to build?
What if the strategies that worked for your up-line 10-15 years ago, are now obsolete, and don’t work for today’s business?
BECAUSE, what if the new strategy has everything to do with leveraging social media, laser targeting and marketing more effectively…(being able to laser target those who are ALREADY INTERESTED in what you have, instead of doing it the slow and painful way, one by one, or throwing spaghetti on the wall, spamming everyone)?
What if you use Facebook to laser target your audience and discover exactly where they all hang out, and know how to engage and build a relationship with them, all at the same time, so you actually have passive strategies working FOR you while you’re not at work, so you SAVE yourself a ton of time?
What if all your eggs are not in only one dangerous basket, and instead of taking the “ostrich approach”, you learn to generate multiple streams of income, 24-7, from all over the world?
What if you never thought “it’s too good to be true”, so you had real strategies that generated recurring income online, for the same amount of effort, (or less effort, because you don’t have to meet dis-interested skeptics, one by one at Starbucks!)?
Wouldn’t these multiple streams make your life more stable and secure, relieving all your stress for time money, and actually allow you to be working FROM HOME like they promised?
And what if you could actually target entrepreneurial minded leader types who are ALREADY motivated and interested in financial freedom, instead of chasing your friends and trying to convince skeptical 9to5 employee minds that think they’re “not interested”?
No More “What Ifs”
We all learned a long time ago, that in order to get something you’ve never had before, you’ve got to try something you’ve never done before. And no, it’s not too far out of your comfort zone, and even if it was, you know what you must do…
For 15 years of my life, like the fly, I also used my body to try and forge my escape. I have landscaped, loaded boxes, roofed houses, delivered pizzas, snowboarded professionally, and helped build huge companies & branded many different snowboard businesses.
Then one day I realized the path I was on was taking too long and not going to get me free, and finally stopped to think, and decided for the first time in my life, to simply come out of my comfort zone to try different and better paths to reach my lifestyle goals. Well…
Sensible Proven Navigation
When I stopped to think of the fly’s perspective:
They just don’t know the difference between an open and closed window.
(Many times, we humans do the same thing, having “tunnel vision” with our own businesses, using only an up-line mentor’s system/perspective).
BUT every fly does have their own system, using the light to navigate. I can simply make it easier for them. Then they may be courageous enough to fly toward the light, finding their own way to freedom!
Archibald MacLeish said, “The only thing about a man that is a man…is his mind. Everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.” If you are not using the higher faculties of your mind to craft creative solutions to your challenges, you will be no better off than a pig, or a horse, (or a fly in a window).
You have the power to see, do, and accomplish anything you could ever want in your life and your business. If you’ve been trying hard and trying harder isn’t working, may I suggest a different approach?
Just as the fly would be very uncomfortable with me “shooing him out” an open window, it was for his own good. This is how I feel about what I help people with – it’s almost addicting…
Now that I learned strategies like laser targeting and leveraging my numbers game on the internet, I have the time financial and time freedom I’ve always wanted with my wife and son, instead of wasting that precious time chasing un-interested whiners! LOL
Wanted: Dead Or Alive
The “old” ways of building an old school marketing/home business, one by one, without the use of the internet, are dead, and most struggle. If I would not have stopped and suspended by disbelief to search out these solutions, I would have given up on my abundant dreams like all the other dead flies in the window.
Done wrong with no leveraged marketing, it is a nightmare and a struggle. And to be honest, the internet has actually made it harder for the old school strategy business builders. (More on that in the next post.)
Now, done RIGHT, it’s a whole different story. Completely game-changing!
The good thing is, you have a choice…
You can stick to your guns and be irritated by the internet marketers and their next level strategies, and keep doing what you’ve been doing, trying it the old way, like the other struggling flies in the window, (meeting skeptics, one by one, talking on the phone all day instead of being outdoors or watching a movie with my spouse and kids)…
You can invest the time to stop and take an educated look at some tiny course correction that could change the direction of your life and business forever… From experience, I know…
It Paid To Be “Cutting Edge”!
Picture yourself waking up and seeing you have reached 120,000 people while you were snowboarding (or sleeping).
Imagine building your business 5 times faster, with more efficiency, and less time consumption, while generating multiple channels of income from HOME, where you’d rather be.
How would that feel? What would that mean for your life and family?
Do you think that investing the time to learn a few new approaches for “more fishing poles in the water” would help you achieve the next level in your business and the life that you’re really looking for?
You Are One Move Away From An Open Window
I believe 1000%, that when you search, you will find the absolute best solutions for generating more income into your business, and with massive action, you will find the absolute route to freedom.
Now, if you’re like I was, and not sure where to start, but you are coach-able and open to discovering these solutions my wife Mari and I have used, I will show you the path….I’d love to hear your story, CLICK HERE and let’s connect…
Welcome to the next level!
The World Is Yours, M.