I’d like to talk to you today about seeing the opportunities that are right in front of you. Price Pritchett has a quote that says “Most people confuse wishing and wanting with pursuing. You must place your trust in action.” Well, I’ve been hearing one question a lot recently, “Fabienne, you talk about getting more clients, making more money and multiplying your business and I hear that some of your clients are actually multiplying their income in one year. How does that happen and can I do it too?”
The answer is YES! You can do it too. It’s important to realize that it comes down to several different things—five steps you must follow if you want to multiply your business this coming year. (Click here to tweet this.)
- You have to have authentic and compelling marketing. It’s got to be authentic and people have got to want to watch it.
- There needs to be systems for everything in your business.
- You need a great team.
- You need different business models and sources of income.
- You need to have leverage, meaning we’ve got to clone you in your business.
Those are the five steps. But believe it or not, that’s actually the easy part because you can be shown exactly how to do these, which is what I do with my platinum clients.
The difficult part though is actually a two-step process. These are two steps that seem very, very simple on the outside, yet few people do anything about them. In fact, this is so deceptively simple that most people ignore the importance while looking for something way more complex.
First off, you must make a decision to multiply your business this year. That’s step 1. Then, step 2 is you must do whatever it takes. I know it might seem too simple, but most people never actually get clear about what they want to accomplish in their business in the first place. They’re very wishy-washy. Then, they don’t make a commitment to getting it.
The first thing to do is to decide that you’re going to reach that big goal. Declare it. Then, you must be okay with doing whatever it takes to get it… as if your life depended on it. You’ve got to stay in integrity and do things authentically, while doing whatever it takes. Believe it or not, that’s where most people fail in this process. They throw out this lofty goal and when it comes to actually doing what it takes they let their mindset and their fears get in the way. The ideas and the opportunities to reach that big goal that you have are right there, smack in front of you right under your nose, but most people don’t take action on them.
I saw this happen recently with an entrepreneur that I know. She asked me, “Fabienne, I set this huge goal for myself and the year’s almost over, but I’m not even halfway to reaching it. What happened? What am I doing wrong?” This had to be handled delicately, but the answer that I gave her was that despite her big goal, her behavior hadn’t changed very much.
Despite the progress that she was making in other areas, she continued to stop herself by doing the same things and worrying about the same things like not having enough money or enough time. You know the drill. You’ve heard this before. She had been given all of the different ways to make her goal happen quickly, but she never implemented the ideas. The “how” was right in front of her, but she got in her own way and essentially she sabotaged her potential income by not taking action on the ideas that were given to her. That’s one thing I know. The “how” is always right there, right under your nose ready for you to take action on it.
Here’s the thing though. You must realize that the ideas that are given to you are not just some silly ideas. They are divinely brought to you. If you are given an idea, at the same time you are given the way to achieve it. The way that it works is that you wouldn’t be able to have the idea without also receiving the way to accomplish that idea. This is a universal law—a spiritual principle.
Until you are ready to see what’s already right under your nose without discounting it as, “I can’t do this,” you’re not going to grow. Remember the idea that you got in the shower or the idea that your mastermind buddy helped you brainstorm? It didn’t actually come from you or from them. It was divinely given through them, divinely given to you.
You are given ideas like this all the time. It’s actually the universe’s way of guiding you on a daily basis, literally pulling you by the hand and pointing you in the direction that will help you accomplish your dreams. But the question is: are you listening? Are you going to do something about this idea?
If you’re not where you want to be financially in your business one of the major reasons is non-action. If you’re still at the same place you were before, it’s because you’ve been unwilling to take advantage of an opportunity that is right in front of you and it’s been there for a long time.
Listen, I know. I’ve been there. One time it took me four years to implement something I really, really wanted to do and it’s now something that makes me the most money in my business. I know you’re probably tired of hearing, “To get different results you need to do things differently.” Yet, in my experience, it is absolutely true.
If you want to make a quantum leap in your business—really multiply things—you must be willing to do what you haven’t done before. You’ve got to be courageous. You’ve got to walk into the opportunity and even walk into the fear that you have associated with it—because it’s usually a fear that stops us.
Your Client Attraction Assignment
Get clear on the opportunities that are right in front of you and under your nose. Take a sheet of paper and at the top write down your big goal. Don’t be shy. No one’s watching. In big bold letters write down what you want in your business this year. Then, either knowing or pretending that you could not fail list all of the opportunities that you already have in front of you to make it happen.
I know those opportunities are there. They always are. When you state something big the way to do it is there. List them all and then begin to take action on every single one of them with courage and fearlessness. When you do your income will never be the same.
Fabienne Fredrickson, The Client Attraction Mentor, is founder of the Client Attraction System®, the proven step-by-step program that shows you exactly how to attract more clients, in record time...guaranteed. To get your F.R.E.E. Audio CD by mail and receive her weekly marketing & success mindset articles on attracting more high-paying clients and dramatically increasing your income, enter your email address below right away.