My Top 7 6-Figure Success Secrets

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I heard it said recently that breaking your 1st 6 figure year as an entrepreneur is the one hardest things you’ll ever do as a business owner.  That it takes everything you have to get there…and that from there to 1 Million is easy in comparison.

Over the years as I’ve helped many other coaches and entrepreneurs get to 6 figures, a few smart ones have asked me things like: 

“What are your biggest secrets for getting to where you are now?  How did you handle X, Y, Z when you were where I am now?”

Those kinds of questions are fun for me to answer.

 Getting inside the psychology of your mentors is so critical to up-leveling your results.  From the beginning of my journey as a coach and business owner, I picked the brain of every mentor I had to the furthest degree I could.  And it has served me very well.

With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to you if I shared what I consider to be the top 7 success secrets that have helped me break the 6 figure mark. 

I thought long and hard about these because I could easily share 20 or even 50 if I tried but I wanted to really boil down the top 7 things that have helped me so you could use them to step your game up and supercharge your results this year.

So without further adieu… Here are the top 7 success secrets for building a 6 figure business for coaches and heart based entrepreneurs:

1.     A vision that’s an absolute MUST

It’s not enough to have a vague idea of what you want. You have to make it crystal clear.  But even that is not enough.  You have to perceive that vision as a non-negotiable.  Only when you fully believe that that vision MUST occur, will you become obsessed with turning it into reality.  And that is what we call “a very healthy obsession”.

2.     Surrounding yourself with high level mentors and peers

It’s easy to surround yourself with people of like mind.  That’s called ‘staying in your comfort zone’.  If you want to succeed and reach 6 figure and above, you have to start spending time with bigger players.  When the people around you go from talking about “everyone is struggling” to “making money is easy”, you’ve made the necessary jump.

You’re fishbowl is hard to see out of until you jump to a bigger one.  Once you do, you will raise your standards to a whole new level.  People look up to me but I don’t think about that because there are too many people around me who are crushing it way bigger than I am and this keeps me grounded, hungry and super motivated.

3.     Focusing on possibility versus doubt

Most (if not all) of us are trained from an early age to focus more on the idea that “it’s not possible”, or that “I can’t do it” versus “It’s totally possible and I can”.  Until you acknowledge this mental habit to doubt you can’t see it.  It’s just there, running your mind without you.  You have to become committed to changing those thoughts until your new normal is total faith in self.

4.     Owning your agenda selfishly

I admit it, I’m a recovering people-pleaser.  I have made other people’s agenda’s WAY more important than mine for most of my life.  Luckily for me it I experienced a breaking point with it.  I chose to get selfish because the suffering I was experiencing was taking me (and everyone around me) down.  I realized that MY agenda is the cornerstone of my success.  Others may call you selfish but it’s way more selfish to drain your energy by giving to everyone but yourself.  Because when you are drained, everyone loses.

5.     Confronting life head on

Life is like a wave, you’re either on it, or you’re missing it.  Every day is like this.  Riding a wave means you face the things in your life that you’re afraid of, and missing a wave means you avoided something today you knew you needed to do.  When we avoid enough things, we build up a storage of things we’ve swept under the rug.  This not only drains us but it secretly destroys our dreams.  Stop avoiding life, and face it head on.  It’s the only way.

6.     Conditioning yourself to be at your best in a moments notice

When we take 100% responsibility for our results we have to look at what about us is causing them.  When you break it down it’s simply our emotions.  When it rains out, do you feel low?  When it’s sunny do you feel ‘ready to go’?  Rain and sun are metaphors for anything outside of you that’s controlling your emotions.  You can’t let your emotions be controlled by outside forces.  You must learn to master your mind and emotions and condition yourself to be ‘ready on a dime’ to be on your game.  When you put the time in to build this habit, you quantum leap.

7.     Mastering sales

 I used to think sales was beneath me.  That was back when I dreamed that an A and R in the music business would magically find my music and sign me on the spot.  I just wanted to do my art and let the sales people work their magic for me.  Well in case you’re wondering, the dream never came true… I waited and waited and no one ever saved me.  In time I learned how to sell myself.  And I didn’t start out good at it by any stretch.  But I knew that mastering sales would play a huge role in my future so I stuck with it.

Now I not only have a skill that pays the bills, but I know how to communicate with people in a way that inspires them to action.  No matter what you do, if you have a business, you must master sales.  With that skill in place, you never ever again have to worry about money.  You have the ability to create money at will, simply by getting on a phone call.

If you enjoyed this, leave me a comment!

Sean

By |April 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

3 Big Insights from Getting Booked on TV

I am writing to express my excitement over the fact that I have been booked to speak on both local and national TV as an expert.  10 TV producers booked me for 11 spots!  It happened because I participated in a life-altering event called “Celebrity LaunchPad” put on by a friend of mine and media coach to the gurus named Clint Arthur.

Celebrity LaunchpadThe experience was exhilarating to say the least.   Not to mention uncomfortable and Scary!  It really pushed me to higher levels of confidence and energy within myself.

When you are going to be on TV, you have to be sure your message is the one you want to put out there because you only get 1 chance to make a 1st impression and as well, since you only get 4-5 minutes on TV it also has to be succinct and inspirational.

That was a tall order for me when I arrived but something I REALLY owned by the time I got to the end of this event.

Here’s what I learned most from this transformational experience:

1.  You’re never going to be ‘ready’.  My book isn’t done and I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to speak about when I got there.  I figured it out with the help of Clint, the other participants and the fact that I HAD TO.  14 TV producers facing you on Skype will force you to figure it out!

2. The more uncomfortable something is, the more power and confidence you feel when you get through it.  It’s like walking on the coals if you’ve ever been to a Tony Robbin’s event.  You feel empowered and unstoppable when you make it to the other side.  Imagine that but for your career!

3. Energy is EVERYTHING when it comes to communication.  Whether it’s a speaking gig, a tele-seminar, a phone call with a loved one, or TV, your energy matters most and it’s what translates your BEST SELF to people.  UPLEVEL YOUR ENERGY IF YOU WANT TO UP LEVEL YOUR RESULTS.

There are many more lessons but I’ll inspire you with more after my first LIVE appearance airs on March 11th for FOX in Las Vegas.

By |November 7th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments
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