I find it interesting to sit in a South African event with global speakers at the Masters of Wealth 2015 and look around.
I have attended similar events in America and noticed that people are lit up, they are on time, they are committed to take control of their financial destiny and do the work. They actually talk and use every opportunity to introduce themselves to each other and have conversations.
Here the room was half empty at start time.
People avoided making eye contact with the other people they were sharing the room with. Nobody engages, barriers were up which amazes me that I could sit next to a total stranger and not say hello. there is opportunity everywhere if you can just receive it – connection in the room, with people you share the same city with is a pretty good space to realise that connection is currency. But it starts with connection, a conversation, a smile, a curiosity.
I sat next to a wonderful man who turned out to be a trauma doctor! We exchanged details and really saw that even though we work from opposite ends of medicine our goal is the same – to help people heal from the abuse of trauma and that together we have so much to learn from each other in creating a united front where how people get change and regain there health doesn’t matter as long as they move away from pain.
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Everyone came here to learn how to be wealthy and on first impressions I just don’t see the commitment.
Nobody looks excited, in fact they look like the walking dead and it drives me insane. During the tea breaks I spoke to people waiting in line who were closed and guarded and I realised how lucky I am to get out of my won way and be vulnerable. Every conversation was valuable and each one brought more connection and expansion to the joy of knowing we are more intrinsically connected than we give ourselves credit for.
We as proudly South African have something weird going on and I am on a mission to change it now.
Perhaps it is the fact that we were cut off form the rest of the world for so long during apartheid that we are wandering around like the lost people who cannot see their own true value and talents.Lost in apathy, lost in the dead zone of not owning our own power, no willing to be accountable, lost in the illusion of separation and that we cannot change what we don’t want into something greater than all of us.
I have often found it curious that South Africans seem hungry for change but are not willing to receive greatness from their own communities, their own local motivators, success coaches, people making a great living being who they came here to be. To take inspired action and create a revolution, a tsunami wave of consciousness that infects everyone of us to live from benevolent capitalism and thrive for a sustainable planet.
To stop playing small, to start celebrating the incredible wealth of talent and change makers we have right here. Why are we not engaging on a deeper level to ask local entrepreneurs who are achieving financial success how they are doing business differently through power cuts, daily challenges and getting brilliant results.
How it works in South Africa is different to anywhere else. JT Foxx is proclaiming he has us as a nation figured out.
Name dropping the likes of Richard Branson who has made billions out of South Africans through his virgin brand.
Funny thing is it still seems that as bright and shiny as it looks on the outside, some of my clients and I offered our services to the Branson institute as mentors months ago and have never even got a reply. I don’t give up easy so yes to answer your questions I sent many emails asking what they needed, what could we give of our time and expertise and none of us have never heard back – not even an auto responder!
There is opportunity everywhere but you have to ask. I also sent several emails to the Masters of Wealth organisers asking if they were offering local entrepreneurs an opportunity to speak or breakout sessions. Again I never heard back from anyone there!
Perhaps they should go on A basic marketing course or at the very least learn so manners.
If you have some awareness on what the hell is happening here in South Africa where we show up like deer in the headlights, and believe anything those smart American people tell us…so coachable and so predictable. Success takes effort, its not always fun and there is no get rich quick pill out there…..
And everyone is saying it can’t be done – to make money in South Africa but that is so not true – I see lots of people doing it including me. It takes guts and a bit of cheek to get what you want, so take a risk on you, make connections, show up, ask questions.
The way you do anything is how you do everything !!
JT Foxx makes jokes about all the holidays, the unproductivity
The disappearing and that he knows how to operate and work the cultural mores and moralities here.
Big brag and super easy when you can get on a plane go back to first world countries that actually support entrepreneurs.
So what makes it different to hear the facts about excuses, fear and creating your own financial,futures from a NON South African that has people rushing to the back of the room and spending their SA rands ???
Apathy, mistrust, non accountability , procrastination, lack of funds…..
What makes most SA people willing to trust a loud mouth guy with a great speech and a funny joke sell you over that you cannot get from your own tribe, support your own local economy and build great collaborations ??
Now I am not saying he does not get results but it’s the 1 percenters here that make a success of their lives all these guys are talking about.
It’s about social proof and credibility …
The right information
There is no space here for the imposter syndrome!
You have to take a risk, take action, be accountable, do the work, show up no matter what and most importantly TRUST yourself!!
So why are we not taking action??
How is that working for you?
- We all have fears and failures, no matter how smart or good-looking you are
- FAILING SUCKS. I WANT TO WIN. Stop talking about failure as if it’s the end goal. It’s not.
- There are ways to make sure you overcome fear and virtually guarantee success
Yesterday, I talked about how to create a win win through the fire element of connection and creating a financial future. People don’t find you if you don’t shine. Having a fancy website and showing up now and again is not enough.
A lot of subtlety and hard work goes in to growing a successful, consistent revenue stream while changing other people’s lives. At each step, there are going to be fears, doubts and a crap load of resistance and at each up level I continue to receive, recognize, acknowledge, and overcome.
Along the way, I have learnt that the key to overcoming these barriers is to do the internal work and then to stop looking inwards and start looking outwards. That’s right, god damn millennials, no matter what your parents taught you, the world isn’t just about you!
When I started looking outwards and focusing on other people, everything changed. (When I ask people why they want to start an online business, almost 100% of people say, “I want freedom…I want time…I want to control my future…” — I, I, I. Almost nobody talks about the people they want to help.)
When you change your focus, you can separate yourself from 99% of me-focused businesses and stop worrying about risk. If you can help people achieve something they want, and charge a fair price, your business will grow. It’s undeniable.
Let all those other people talk about how business is risky. Sure, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s risky.But if you know how to find a profitable idea, how to test this idea with real people, and how to deliver them something outstanding — you’ll build a profitable business and stay in your heart aligned with your core values and what matters the most to you where you are an expert because you are living it.
Branding and marketing it key to your success but you have to know WHAT you stand for and confidently tell people about what you do. All the best programs and products and mentoring in the world won’t get you the success you want if you don’t know who you are and who you are here to create a positive impact to with what you know as the expert of your own life and experiences.
If you need some assistance in getting clear on the legacy you are growing in to, join me for the free call on AUGUST 13th by registering here
and lets stop the money leaks by standing in your true divine nature!
and the next time you go to a networking event or masterclass be prepared ahead of time to receive every opportunity to see others shine and celebrate them. Ask how you can contribute to the event. Stay posted I will tell you how to do that and send you a great checklist to follow to play a bigger game and shine! I was trying to upload it for you now but my iMac has other ideas – probably reminding me not to overwhelm you with too much information all at once.
So for now take inspired action and:
1. Look at where you can close up leaky money holes and connect by showing up in service
2. Opt in for the FREE telecall August 13th and get ready to Shine
3. Kick fear and rejection to the curb after you have thanked it for moving your butt towards your success
You are brilliant, believe it, live it, create it!