What Does It Really Take…

April 18th, 2024 by under Business - General, Business Strategy. No Comments.

Nothing like this time of the year to make me nostalgic…

College sports seem to bring that out in me. Especially women’s college sports.

Attending the Women’s Final Four has been a thrill the last two years. Earlier this week I watched the WNBA draft for the first time ever.

And, watching college softball on TV still just amazes me. Not only the fact that it’s on TV but that they play in multi-million-dollar stadiums.

It makes me miss my playing days.

More than that, it got me thinking about what it takes to really be successful.

We can agree that we all define success in different ways… even in business.

I’ve seen a lot of talk lately about the disparity in the salaries between women and men in the professional leagues. While it’s gotten better over the years there are still sports with huge gaps. While there are a lot of reasons for this (which I won’t go into here) the thing that sticks out for me is that it’s getting better… it’s a process.

Just like your business.

You aren’t going to get results overnight, in most cases.
Your first launch probably isn’t going to be a million-dollar launch.
The first time you put a “funnel” together it might not produce the result you hoped for.
Your first attempt at writing copy is probably not going to bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

It’s a process.

Every time something doesn’t go the way you want it to and you get frustrated, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow and do better the next time.

It’s part of the process.

For example, Dawn Staley (the University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball coach) was named head coach in 2008 and it took her 9 years to win a national championship. 2017 was her first and she’s won two more since then. In 2022 and in 2024.

It was a process!

The question is are you willing to go through the tough times to get to the winning and the championships or where you want your business to be.

Once you crack the winning formula, then it’s easier to do again.

It’s a process.

If you’re looking to short circuit your process and get to where you want to go faster, then you should hire a coach to help you.

I have two openings right now for new clients. If you’re looking for a change and help shortening the process, let’s talk.

To Your Success –

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