“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan
Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening IMN London! This week I wanted to change things up and look at reasons why you don’t want to be World-Class. The fact of the matter is that on the journey to becoming World-Class, you need to make a tonne of sacrifices in your life.
You’ll sacrifice comfort, you’ll sacrifice goofing off, and you’ll sacrifice the feeling of security. With all these sacrifices, the entrepreneurial journey isn’t for everyone. You have made the decision to do something that many are too afraid to even consider, and that’s amazing!
In this week’s email, we’re going to look at three reasons why you don’t want to be world class.
The Bob Dylan quote at the beginning of this newsletter reflects this perfectly. As your business grows and expands, you’re going to need to hire people to help you. You are now somewhat responsible for that person’s welfare, if you don’t do your job properly then they won’t have a job.
Imagine then being a World-Class business. Instead of one to ten employees, you are now responsible for hundreds, maybe even thousands! You are responsible for helping them all be the best they can be, you are responsible for helping them excel at whatever they want to be the best at, you are responsible for helping them make the biggest impact on the world they can.
Everyone that has been in business for a while has experienced some form of betrayal by people that they trusted. I’m sure you’ve heard stories of business partners disappearing with the company’s profits, it may have even happened to you.
That’s not to mention what happens to your social circle. Unfortunately, success breeds jealousy. “Friends” will assume that you’ll pay for their dinner, “friends” will call you greedy and selfish, “friends” will talk rubbish about you behind your back.
When you’re becoming world class, your standards need to be World-Class. As you improve one area of your life, so to do the rest of the areas. In your journey to become the best, you’ll shed the false friends and find true World-Class friends.
The worst part about being and becoming World-Class is that you run out of excuses. As you achieve more and more, as you hit heights you didn’t think were possible, and as you make your dreams reality, you begin to realise that every excuse you’ve ever made has been nonsense.
Without our excuses what are we? We are unlimited. Our options are unlimited, our potential is unlimited, the resources we have are unlimited. By being unlimited, we revisit our quote…when you don’t have limits, what is your responsibility?
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.