Guest Post by Shameca Tankerson
As I travel and speak to entrepreneurs all over America, the question I get asked over and over again is, “How did you do it? It seems like you came from no where.” The truth is… I’ve been doing this a long time AND I’M GREAT AT IT.
Just like you…
No one denies that you are brilliant…. BUT… are you brilliant and BROKE? I was!
A few short days ago a conversation with a friend inspired me to pull back the curtain and share my journey.
This may sound simple but I deleted these four words from my vocabulary: I CAN’T AFFORD IT!
To change your circumstances you MUST play bigger.
To play bigger you must invest in help from those who have been where you are trying to go.
I realized 3 things:
1. I needed to elevate my circle.
If I wanted to build a multi million dollar business and inspire a movement among women entrepreneurs then I needed to be surrounded by millionaires and people who could imagine and actually see my vision with me. So Drop the nay sayers, haters, and small thinkers… They will keep you right where you’ve always been… comfortable.
I stopped looking to mediocre entrepreneurs to set my business goals and price points. Your success in business is directly proportionate to the expectations of your peer group… and they dictate your income.
2. I stepped up my inside game.
I am aware of my thoughts, beliefs and actions at all time. If there is a struggle on the inside… there will be a struggle on the outside. I no longer fear what others will say when… (you fill in the blanks). I know that I am a world changer and planet shaker and I now behave as such. That’s why I reach out to people like me… We have people depending on us to get out there a change the world… NO EXCUSE. Even “I can’t afford it” is an excuse masquarading as a good reason. Listen…. The first check I wrote on my journey to the next step in my business… Just happened to be my last. (It wasn’t a large sum of money either.) It’s your time!
3. I took massive decisive action.
There are NO Coincidences! If you hear about something twice… take action on it! Be willing to do what it takes and dont get stuck in analysis paralysis.
Here is the #1 reason most entrepreneurs are Brilliant and Broke: FEAR
False Evidence Appearing Real
Masquerading as the economy, banks who don’t lend, empty bank accounts, and clients who can’t afford services!
When you own your YOU-niqueness, you are unstoppable and Unbreakable… but you must believe it!
Shameca Tankerson, is a Speaker, Trainer, Author, and Cash Flow Success Mentor to entrepreneurs and service professionals. Using a proven system, she opens a candid dialogue about money that teaches her clients how to breakthrough to their next income level and expand into a cash flowing business with a new collaborative business model that is liberating, Inspiring and Powerful. To Get your F.R.E.E. “Spark Your Cash Flow Financial Success Kit” – Making Room For Money: 5 Financial Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make That Sabotage Their Cash Flow (And How To Avoid Them). Visit: http://www.MakingRoomForMoney.com