Entrepreneurs quickly realize that one of your biggest ways to measure the ROI of an investment isn’t the price of the product or service – it’s how much time you get back.
Ever get so caught up looking for how you can save time, make more time and stretch the little amount of time you do have…? Welcome to the life of a seasoned entrepreneur.
In every business, there are things and tasks you do over and over again.
Free is too expensive, and I’ll tell you why. I originally published the following blog way back in 2011 and revisited it in 2017, but it is easily my most popular post I’ve made – and for good reason.
Now, in 2020, at the start of a new decade – I want to remind you again that you don’t need to work for free.
Let’s revisit the subject of free services for those who have yet to encounter this article, and for those who have forgotten this important lesson. This is timeless advice and here is a stern look at why free can sometimes be way too expensive.
So, you want to build your influence, thought leadership and business? Glamorous selfies along with quotes said by other people will do absolutely nothing to help you build any of that.
If you want to build real influence, show people your mind – not your selfie.
Instead, show people how you think, what you think, and how those thoughts can make a difference. Seek to influence others by adding value, instead of trying to be an influencer.
I’ve been in the coaching and consulting business for over 10 years now, and I’ve worked with hundreds of people, from the “starting a business” stage to the “multiple seven-figure profits” stage. I’ve seen it all. But more importantly– I’ve done a lot of things during that time to grow my own business too.
Before we go any further, know this: the grind is not always sexy.
Try is a weak word. When it becomes a part of your vocabulary, what you’re actually doing is telling yourself that you’re not committed, serious, or interested in following through.
Stop saying, “I’ll try” … in life.
When you’re serious about whatever it is you’re doing, you stop implying that you will ‘try’ and, instead, simply do. You commit to getting it done. You commit to showing up. You’re all in!
Are you looking for validation or improvement?
I had an interesting experience with a coaching client of mine that really made me stop and think. During our conversation, he asked me a question that had me thinking for hours after our conversation ended.