I feel very lucky. Why?
Somehow, years ago, I realized that one basic truth would serve me well in life.
Here it is: “Never whine, blame, complain or play victim. Ever. Even if you feel justified.”
When you do, you strip away all your personal power.
And you lose. That simple.
So it was a little shocking to me when this lockdown situation saw me starting to feel sorry for myself. Just a little.
Starting. Luckily, stopped. Because of my belief in this powerful truth. Phew, close call.
Reminds too of this principle: “Each and every adversity has within it the seeds of equal or greater opportunity.”
Entrepreneurs need a strong mindset to lean on. Especially in hard times. Especially in these times.
Without it, you risk everything. Who wants that.
I then decided that I could and should write a book on this topic.
The title I came up with is “Cry Baby- Why Blaming, complaining and playing victim will kill your dreams and what to do about it.”
Or something like that. I like it.
I also decided to suck it up. And like Grant Cardone sez: “Don’t be a little b*tch.”
Don’t be a cry baby. Get on with my photography biz. Connect with other photogs.
And things started coming back. Way more than I anticipated. I contacted John Ratchford yesterday, trying to get him on a mastermind meeting.
Having a hard time making this happen.
Why? In his words when I asked if he could join me this month (July 2020):
“Rob… I was wondering if we could postpone until September. We are overrun with business here it’s been crazy and actually unmanageable..”
We should all be so lucky. John has it going on. Obviously not a cry baby. I want to know what he knows. Part of taking responsibility and growing into success and prosperity is learning from others for inspiration and strategy.
Robert N. Provencher – Your Master Coach Marketer
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”