How do great business minds think and what are they doing differently? Benji Bruce focuses on what entrepreneurs are really doing and the psychology that goes along with growing a business.
Be An Anomaly
Don't crush your own dreams. The world around you is already trying to do that to you so don't help them out. You need to be an anomaly if you want to make big changes in your life.
What To Do When You're Feeling Stuck
In this episode we talk about how to get unstuck. On your entrepreneur journey, you're going to feel stuck. You're going to feel uncertain about what to do next. So what do you do about it? That's what we discuss in this episode.
Pain Is Part Of The Process
Pain and struggle is part of growing a business. Eventually, you'll become numb to the pain and keep pushing through the struggle to reach your success
Stop Being So Humble. Boost Your Self-Esteem
Learn to think highly of yourself. You won't get anywhere by thinking low of yourself
The Boring Parts Of Your Business
Most people aren't willing to sit through the boring parts of their business, for long enough, for their business to take off. Get out of your feelings and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Because it's not about doing what you love. It's about doing what you must.
#13: Underestimating what it takes to succeed
You get demotivated when your expectations don’t match reality get excited do some work for a day, or two, or a week You don’t see immediate results so you ‘rethink’ & ‘plan’ You say “It’s not quantity it’s quality” So you slow down B/c you slowed down, you’re contacting less = only makes it worse You plan more, look at others online Wonder why you’re not getting results & get demotivated You blame the guru/person who told you to do the work You search for another method & get back to planning Story: Moved into high rise & filming didn’t work Backlit & paid 10k for new equipment Why do we underestimate? Never done it before - don’t know what to expect You see the end result but can’t see the work - you haven’t done it Experience = see into the future b/c you know the past Story: Built the online business & underestimated how much I need to do to make sales They said “10k people on your email list and you can do a million dollar launch” NOPE I thought “create ad, send emails, sell product”…didn’t work Build your endurance muscle I had no choice but to keep going b/c I didn’t have a job I’ve become numb to failure… Restaurants helped me - GMs said no…lost restaurant gigs…lost corporate gigs Other failures - prospecting, product launch fails, etc Just because something didn’t work doesn’t mean it doesn’t work You have to get it to work for you Doing the right things vs doing those things right are two different things I was emailing (doing the right thing) but I wasn’t doing it right (saying the right things in the emails) Are you doing the right things or not doing it right? If you’re feeling demotivated, keep pushing Steve Jobs “People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing and it’s totally true. And the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t, any rational person would give up” Nothing wrong with you if you give up Pushing when it’s hard isn’t ‘normal’…don’t be normal Arnold Schwarzenegger - build muscle at the moment you want to give up