2 June, 2014
One Key to Charity Success
Sometimes some of the most obvious things in life are actually the most difficult to do. I find this quite often, especially when setting up marketing campaigns, because very often all you have to do is follow a very simple and commonsense plan of putting things together to make it work. Often you will find you have a mental block and this can be for a number of reasons including the fact that you might be an ideas person rather than a completer finisher. I was reminded of this when I was reading Matt Birds new book Relationology: 101 Secrets to Grow Your Business Through the Power of Relationships. This is the extract which caught my attention:
Secret 33: There is no such thing as can’t
“As I write this book I’m wrestling with my demons. There are times when I find the process of writing particularly hard work, and I hear myself start to claim that “I can’t write”. Before I know it I start reminding myself that I was in remedial English classes for a time at school, and I remind myself of the verdict I laid on myself all those years ago; that I’m stupid. Everything begins to spiral. No wonder I can’t write in a mood like this.
You would be less than human if you never wrestled with self-doubt. In those moments your self-confidence and self- motivation can be diluted and diminished. But none of us need to stay in such a miserable place. The remedy begins with being honest with yourself and asking what are the situations that are currently causing you to feel twinges of self-doubt? It may be as simple as:
- A phone call you need to make.
- A face to face conversation you need to have.
- A person you need to go and see.
- A presentation you need to start preparing for.
- A new opportunity you want to reach out for.
The clichés abound when it comes to the topic of our battles with self-doubt in the struggle for success:
Success is 90% perspiration and only 10% inspiration.
Success is not achieved by spectators but by those people who try and try and try again.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
There is no such thing as can’t.
The reason why they’re clichés is because they’re true. The wisdom is well worn and familiar to so many of us. We dismiss these words at our peril.
ACTION: Consider what you would really like to do but you have not yet done because you’ve believed you can’t. What self-limiting belief are you going to change?
You can buy the book here: Relationology – Amazon
Click the link to find out more about Matt Bird and Relationology.
Many of these simple things ring true for us at Access Insurance as we work hard to deliver quality insurance solutions that work for you. We believe in working for you and not giving up in trying to find you the best deal we can. We are not afraid to deal with the difficult situations.
I hope you find this book as inspiring as I did.