What’s up everybody, welcome back to #MomentumMonday. Today’s topic is Five Reasons You Can’t Quit Yet. Now, before you start jumping to conclusions about why I phrased it, “You Can’t Quit Yet,” let me explain.
In my business, everybody eventually quits. The goal is to either build a business that’s so successful that you can eventually step back or move into doing other things so you can stop working altogether. Or, the business isn’t very successful, and you quit along the way when things get hard. Whether it’s because of success or lack of success, at some point everybody quits.
The difference between the first group I described and the second is that the champions don’t quit until they plan to.
Champions don’t quit until they plan to.
That’s the group I’m going to describe today. If you’re a champion, you won’t quit yet, and I’m going to give you five reasons why.
Before we dive into those reasons, I want to talk about your dream. What’s your dream? What do you want in life and what platform are you going to use to get it?
I’m not my business — I’m Steve Holbrook. BUT I’ve chosen the business that I’m in as my platform for buying my life back. It’s not the only platform out there. I just happen to think it’s the best platform I can leverage to accomplish the goals and dreams that I have for my life. It’s not the perfect business, but it’s the best for me, and it’s significantly changed my life.
If you aren’t familiar with my story, 14 years ago I was making $11/hour as a baker. I was broke, young and immature. I had no understanding of business, and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. All I knew was that since I was a little kid, I had a dream to get paid what I was worth, to have ownership over what I was doing and to have control in my life. I got into this business, and my dream started to become a reality.
For those of you that don’t know, I have severe Crohn’s disease. Living with Crohn’s, my whole life, I felt like I had no control. I desperately wanted something that I could be in control of, and I wanted an opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives and the world around me. I wanted the time and freedom to raise my family on my terms.
To be able to accomplish these dreams, I knew that I needed to become financially independent in my 30s. This became my ultimate goal. I wanted to raise my kids in a home where there was no anxiety around money and with the freedom to pursue the experiences that we wanted them to have. I wanted to work towards a place where finances and time didn’t constrain me, and I wanted to feel like I was contributing something significant to my family and community.
Today, we are 14 years into our business, we have three beautiful kids, and I’m married to an unbelievable woman. We decided to home-school our kids because we want to have the freedom to travel as a family. Not just around the world but also locally so we can open up offices across our country.
We’re living our dream. We’re living life on our terms.
Now, our business has grown to include hundreds of certified representatives across Canada the US as well. We have money saved, excellent cash flow, and we’re super grateful for everything that we’ve been blessed with. We’re even thankful for the challenges.
Enough about my dream, what’s your dream? What do you want now? What platform are you going to use to get it?
Once you know the answers to those questions, remember that dream and refuse to quit until you plan to. This is for you champions out there — five reasons why you can’t quit yet
5 Reasons You Can’t Quit Yet
1. Remember who’s watching.
I don’t want this to sound cliche. I’m talking about you.
Remember who’s watching you. Remember who you’ve told that you’re going to do this, your mom, dad, friends, or partner. As much as they support, love and care about you, they’re still watching. You might think your kids are too young to notice, but they’re also watching.
The point is, everybody’s watching. They might not all be judging you, although many are, they’re waiting to see how long you last. They’re watching to see if you’re going to quit. That’s the truth and you know it.
You can choose to see it as stress and pressure and fear, or you can use it to fire yourself up. Visualize that this is your fourth quarter, the ball is in your hand, and there are only two minutes left on the clock. And trust me, you want the ball in your hand because everybody’s watching and you can’t quit yet.
2. If not you, then who?
If you don’t go and build your dream, who’s going to do it for you? It’s your dream. It’s your life. And, it’s your opportunity to break that cycle and make a difference for you and your family.
Remember when you told yourself that you were going to be the one in your family to break that cycle? Whether it’s the bad relationship that your family had with money or anxiety or depression, you were going to be the one to change it. You were going to be the difference-maker, the one who made sure things were different for the next generation.
You are supposed to be the difference-maker. So, if you don’t do it, who will?
I love my father and grandfather and the legacy that they built. I couldn’t imagine better men in my life, but I made a decision a long time ago that I can’t wait for them to do this for me. It’s my life, and I don’t know when my time’s up.
You don’t know when your time’s up and you can’t afford to wait anymore for somebody to get this going for you. You have to do it because if not you, then who?
3. You didn’t need it to be easy; you needed it to be possible.
The day you were born, when you signed up to be a dreamer, you can’t honestly tell me that you wanted it to be easy. You don’t want the easiest, quickest money. You want to know your dream is possible.
You wanted to build a real business. You wanted to build a real-life and real legacy. You should be praising God every day that your dream is possible. Don’t ask for it to be easy, just thank God it’s possible.
4. Everyone quits, and you were born to be different.
I don’t know about you, but I believe that every single person was born to do great things. Yet, I look around, and it seems like most people are stuck in a cycle of mediocrity. Maybe they’re just a little bit overweight, or their relationship is just a little bit too comfortable, or they have anxiety, are living in fear or are living in their past.
Mediocrity paralyzes these people. It’s like wearing shackles in the prison of your own life. It can only go on so long before we quit on everything and it becomes a recurring pattern.
Everybody’s good at starting things but very few are good at finishing.
For example, it’s evident in sports that if you can close out a game, you get paid a lot of money. In basketball, if there are two seconds left in the game and you’re team knows you’re the one they want to throw that 3-pointer to beat the buzzer – you’re a finisher, and you’re making a lot.
Entrepreneurs that are rising in the business world are finishers. These are people that can make a decision to get the job done.
Or, the president of the United States. That’s a fairly coveted job, and it’s a very important job. The president has to make life-or-death decisions every single day and is elected based on their capacity to finish.
In the corporate world, if you want to climb the ladder of a corporation, you need to get promoted as a leader and you need to be able to make decisions and get stuff done. That’s how it works. Successful people can finish what they start.
My question for you is: what’s the reputation that you have? You have to be different. Don’t quit because everybody quits and that’s not you. You were born to be different.
5. The job isn’t done yet.
You can’t quit because the job’s not done yet, I mean what else do I need to say?
You still need significance in your life, you still have room to grow, and you still want to contribute more. You’re not where you want to be financially. You still can’t take the trips that you want to take the way you want to take them. You don’t have the money saved that you need. Your legacy isn’t built yet. If your job isn’t done, you can’t quit.
Since when did quitting even become an option?
This should be a core value of yours. You don’t need a new project, you need to finish the last one you started. That’s it. You quit when the job is done. It’s simple but it’s not easy so keep your mindset strong.
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