5 reasons why you can't get ahead
You don’t have the “Whatever-it-takes” mentality
When you put yourself in a humbling place of “Fuck it, I’m all in” anything goes! The drive and hunger to win is all you can think about when you have everything on the line. There was a moment in my entrepreneurial career that I had to put it all on the line, “What are you putting on the line” you ask. I’ll tell you, my hopes, aspirations, money, time, social life and so much more. Those moments of putting everything in to the dream of me becoming the best entrepreneur rendered so much success because I was hungry and scared of failing.
If you don’t believe in what you doing, how the hell you going to convince me or anybody else around you? Not having confidence in something you built can break you. Every night you gotta wonder why you losing sleep and money over something you think might fail? Everyday you crossing your fingers that shit won’t go haywire! Start by speaking affirmations to yourself in the car, shower, the most private places where its just you! Say it in your head, then out loud.
Trying to keep up with the Jones
Listen….. ain’t nothing worse then watching the next persons closet, wallet, car or fridge and trying to get that. You don’t know what the hell they had to do to get that and yet for the sake of saying, I’m in the same “bracket” as this person, you’ll rather go broke? Jay Z says, “if you can’t buy it 5 times, then you can’t afford it” and I felt that. Know your limit (I’m not talking about drinking) with spending. Invest in the things that will flip your money.
You don’t plan
You just out here just Willy Neely, and not planning accordingly. While we don’t know what life will hit us with you still have to prepare for everything. In business, this is crucial to the success of everything involving it. If you don’t know where to start, plan just a day, then a week and keep going.
You’re not enjoying life
How will you know what to go hard for if you don’t stop and enjoy the things you have around you. My peace is the reason why I do what I do, and I wouldn’t know that if I didn’t take time to enjoy it. Because, baby— once you get it, you’ll want it all the time and you’ll work hard to make sure no one fucks it up. Same with your business and just life. Enjoy it, so you can know what to go hard for. Breathe a little, smell the flowers (literally) unless you have allergies or something.