He built a successful firm that helps people who are in a jam with the IRS. He also built a successful water company. And he’s paid his mortgages with rental income for nearly 50 years.
I sat across from him. He finished his lunch – A homemade sandwich and cheetos. We talked about what he learned along the way.
He said three things:
- “Show up every day – not just physically, but mentally and emotionally – and committing to make the business just a little bit bigger and and little bit better.”
- “Do without. You don’t need what you think you need.”
- “Keep showing up. You’ll outlast your competition”
It’s easy to get lost in the gap between where we are and where we’d rather be.
The way to get found is by making things simple. Look at the 24 hours in front of you and give everything you can to them. Don’t take what you don’t need. Keep pushing forward even when you want to quit.
Is it hard? Sure. It’s a hell of a lot easier than the frustration that comes from not doing it.
What are doing today? What will you make a bit bigger and better?