Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening IMN London. Last week we spoke about the habits that World-Class players have, so I thought it necessary to focus this week on what World-Class players don’t do.
Becoming successful is as much about things you don’t do as much as things you do do. This week here are five habits to stop immediately to become World-Class.
When you blame others for things that go wrong you limit yourself in two areas. The first is that you don’t improve. To improve you need to figure out what went wrong and how you can do better next time. By blaming an outside factor, you remove that thought process from your mind.
The second thing is that you give up your responsibility. The reason you became an entrepreneur in the first place is to take control of your life and destiny. When you blame an external force, you chip away at that whole ideal and mindset.
Talking about someone behind their back is both a waste of time and will negatively contribute to people’s perception of you. When you gossip it implies that you don’t have anything positive in your life to talk about, and it tells the other person “Don’t trust this person” because you’ll blab about it to anyone.
Gossiping is also bad for your own mindset. Humans believe that they are average and that everyone acts in the same way they do. When you gossip about others, you subconsciously tell yourself that others are doing the same thing. Thus, you stop being authentic with people and learn to not trust others.
This is somewhat related to the last point. World-Class people don’t act as an independent body. There’s a proverb that says, “If You Want To Go Fast Go Alone, If You Want To Go Far, Go Together”. In business, you need to build a team to push yourself and become successful.
Find people that you connect with and see what you can do together. See how far you can go when you give up some of your control and put faith in others.
Even the people you idolise feel fear. Fear is a natural reaction in the mind. However, what World-Class people don’t do, is allow fear to stop them acting on an idea or impulse.
Our fear manifests in a variety of ways, it may be that voice telling you something is impossible, it may be getting angry at something, or it may be feeling awkward or uncomfortable about a situation. When you feel these emotions, it’s worth looking at why you feel the way you do, and what to do about it.
I heard a story that when Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor of California he invited a taxi driver to the dinner. This taxi driver was the first person that Arnold met when he moved to the US and gave the young immigrant a place to stay and (I assume a lot of) food to eat.
World-Class people never forget the people that have helped them reach the heights of their journey. If you’d like to connect with over 100 other world-class players, join us on the 20th of September at the Rembrandt Hotel in South Kensington, London, to talk to Kevin. E. France, who has built several multi-million-dollar businesses.