How to go broke in less than 30 days.
Have you decided NOT to start your business because you are afraid of going broke?
There are many ways to fail at business indeed but that shouldn't be enough to stop you.
There are thousands of ways to be successful in business and this is what you should focus on.
In today's episode, I will reveal 2 things:
1 – What you should avoid at any cost! DON'T do this under any circumstance!!!
2 – What you SHOULD do because it worked for me and for countless other successful entrepreneurs.
If you were afraid of losing your shirt in business or go broke, this episode will give you a crucial piece of the puzzle.
By learning what NOT to do, you can greatly increase your chances of success
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I wanted to talk to you about a subject that's engraved in my core and I think it should be the way to go. It's just my opinion, so I'm going to voice it here in this episode, but I really suggest people do this.
So just to explain what it is, I'll take you back to when I started. The main business that I have right now, it was in 2013, was seven years ago for this particular business. So it’s been running for seven years.
And at the time I had a business partner, so we basically were sharing a database together and we split the database. But there was another guy that we had to partner with in order to be able to get the database and stuff, because he had the connections that would help us build the system.
And so this guy was very different from me on completely the other end of the spectrum. He was one of those people always talking about, oh, how much money do I have? Look at my watch. Me and my kid are wearing some designer brands. So very, very like money centric and kind of like a shallow guy.
So I was the head of the sales team and the only thing he could talk about was money, money, money, money, money, money, money. That's all he had in mind. And so when we started seven years ago, my buddy and I, we had the same philosophy, but his philosophy was very different.
So his philosophy was, I want money now fast. I want to make it big now. And, what happened is that he tried to go too big, too soon, too quickly. And the next month, that's it. Like the next month the guy was out. So all the benefits of the entire database on the system that we built, the cleaning and stuff, it was done after a month.
OK, just because he was trying to go big, like, go big or go home or something, know, go big or go home is pretty cool in some circumstances. But what I want to talk to you about is playing the long game. Because if you look at the difference between our approaches, within the month the guy with was done. It was back to square one.
How to go broke in less than 30 days.
And for me, it's been more than seven years. Business has been pretty cool and the business is flourishing because I am playing the long game. I'm not playing for the big payday now and stuff. So what does that mean actually, you know, playing the long game?
So I always have my eyes on one thing, which is the continuity of my business, because the longer the business goes on then the easier my life is OK?
And sometimes I have to make business decisions based on that. So if there is an opportunity for me that will put in jeopardy this longevity and it's risky, I won't do it, you know. Very recently I had some people asking me, oh, man, we have this campaign that we want to run. Can you run it for us?
And I'm like, you know, what is it? It can make me a little bit of money right now. But then in the long run, it will be like, what if it blocks my servers? And then after that campaign, that's it. And screw that.
So that's the difference between me and this guy because he was basically taking the crappiest campaigns you can even imagine from people who, you know, had I don't know what kind of brands these were. It was a joke, but they were like, yeah, I'll pay you.
Well, he ran the campaigns. He got blocked. So obviously these people, I think they didn't even make their money back. So they pay the guy. And you end up in a bad situation.
So I learned how to say no to stuff. Sometimes there is some opportunity, but despite the money, despite everything, that's not what I'm after me. I'm after a business that would be here every month. Every month this business runs. It means that my life is really cool because it runs. I don't have to go to the office and commute and all that kind of stuff.
I want to protect this. So I always played along. The long game is my lifestyle.