Aug 10, 2019
Welcome to episode #154: Patience, Plateau's and
Why do we expect overnight
I went for a 5K run the other
night to try and beat my personal best. I was initially pissed off
that I didn't get it.
But in retrospect, I'm more
pissed off that I quit.
I quit with about 250 yards left
to run when I realised that I wasn't going to get a
I know I shouldn't have quit. I
should have finished the full 5k.
Why should I expect success when
I've only been running 5k's for the last 6 or 7 weeks
Anything worth achieving takes
hard work. If it was easy, everybody would be doing
I tried again on Saturday and
missed out by 4 just seconds.
But I didn't quit this
We now live in an on-demand
society where we can get virtually anything on demand, a book from
amazon, a movie from Netflix, a podcast on iTunes, even a pizza
It wasn't like that when I
started this entrepreneurial journey nearly ten years ago now.
Couldn't believe that when I realised it. I left
But it's only now, with the
launch of my podcast agency, that I feel I've really found my
And over the last four years I
was told today that I helped 300+ entrepreneurs through
Up either start a
brand new business or grow their existing business in that
I've seen so many expect success
When they don't find success
straight away, when it gets hard - and it will - they switch to
something else, and quit.
But it doesn't work like
The rules of success are the same
that they have always been.
You've got to show up every day
and put the work in.
I tell my two girls, both
dancers, that the most successful ones aren't the one's with the
most skills or the biggest talent.
They're the one's who were the
most patient and who persevered.
Most people quit whilst they're
right on the cusp of success.
Do what your competition isn't
prepared to do.
Be patient, learn to weather the
plateau's that'll you'll eventually meet - and
Because if you do you will
succeed in the end.