I’m Going To Quit Business And Start Boxing, Yes!

I’m going to start boxing. I just saw Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao make 200 million each in one hour and they are having fun. They are in the limelight and a lot of people worship them. Yeah. I think I’m going to quit my business.

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I am 34 years old. I have never boxed before, but with the right information and the right coaching, whatever the mind believes, it can achieve. You have to think in possibilities instead of problems so, yes, I think I’m going to become a boxer. This will most likely be my last blog, because I don’t see any boxers blogging. I’m going to quit my business.

From This to That to the Other

All jokes aside, this is what a lot of entrepreneurs do. It always hurts me to see entrepreneurs move from one business model to the next business model to the next business model to the next business model. What happens is that they see models which work for other people, so they think it will work for them as well. They try that for a while and after a few months they decide it is not so great, so they move on to the next thing.

What do you suppose would happen if you worked on one model for only a few months? Do you believe that would work out great for you? Would it be ground breaking? Of course not. It might do something, but you can’t expect it to make millions for you in just a few months. It doesn’t work like that.

Mastery, Not Variety

What works really well is to find a model and work on it for years, keep growing, keep improving. Work to achieve mastery versus trying one thing and then trying something else. This is one of the toughest things to do as an entrepreneur, because we think in terms of possibilities and opportunities. We get easily bored with the same thing. But if you really want to become successful in business, there are a certain few things you have to do all the time, and you have to continue to work to improve them in order to achieve mastery.

Imagine if Apple tried to change their business model every three months. Imagine if McDonald’s changed their business model every three months. Imagine if BMW changed their business every three months. It doesn’t work like that. Find the thing that works best for you and work on it.

Of course you can change and you can adapt, but chasing after the next big opportunity is one of the worst things you can do. It will make you restless. It will make you become that entrepreneur with 25 times a year experience instead of 25 years of experience.

Grow your business. Don’t change your business all the time. Clean up and scale up; get rid of the crap that’s in your business and scale up what is working rather than making changes to what is working.

Watch Out, Floyd!

This is going to be my last blog.

I’m going to start boxing.

Check me out next year when I will beat Floyd Mayweather. I am much bigger. He might be faster, but I’m stronger.

First, let me watch some YouTube videos about boxing and how it works. And maybe I’ll get some coaching.

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