I was on skype this morning with a person who had ordered up
a few consulting appointments with me.
We started picking through his marketing and then he confessed that what he really wanted was to get his “ass kicked” and on that note I went on a rant about how until you can learn to kick YOUR OWN ass you are just gonna struggle and more importantly let people pick your pocket all day long.
Look…I am a consultant.
I ask you questions…
I look at your work.
I re arrange your marketing…
I show you how to approach from a different angle and I give you methods that can make you a lot of money.
And I do mean A LOT.
But if you are still in the place where you are looking for someone else to motivate you…
To push you…
To call you out….
Then you gots trouble cause until you become SELF DRIVEN you are forever at the MERCY of those that say they will “coach” you to success.
People who successfully use consultants and coaches are already on the path and they are just using the skills of another mind to make them go FASTER.
I have done this many times…
Hired a person to BRAIN DUMP into me or to act as a mirror to help me reflect on my actions and behaviors.
But if I just want to hire someone to “kick my ass” my words reveal that I am looking for external motivation and this is where you give someone permission to charge you for your mediocrity.
And in fact it is so easy for someone to crank you for thousands of dollars when you are of that mindset.
And most people who are sitting in this quagmire happily pull out their credit card because they think someone this “ass kicking” is gonna make them CHANGE.
But it won’t.
More often that not it just winds you up for a little bit until their effect on you wears off and you find yourself needing something stronger to get by.
Just like drugs…
You gotta up your poison to continue to feel good but in the end…no pharmaceutical is gonna cure the deep down pain you are running away from.
The answer lies INSIDE.
And an “ass kicking” is just your drug of the day…
Getting you by.
And in the end…do you really want to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars trying to get SOMEONE ELSE to motivate you?
Petting you, pushing you, yelling at you so you can prove the story in your mind about yourself to be true?
Or do you want to learn to kick YOUR OWN ass and then find the best of the best to consult you and show you ways to expand your business rapidly?
When someone tells me they want an “ass kicking” I immediately YAWN.
I know they are not in a place to receive what i can give them so we pass the hour on a few things and then I move along.
No sense in charging a guy for that which I know will not yield.
He can join one of my low cost groups and beat himself all day long on the cheap!
Why pay big bucks for that which I refuse to deliver.
I will not “kick your ass.”
And it is my prayer that if you are hoping for me to do so that you examine that.
You MUST find your motivation BEFORE I or anyone can give you the MOVES.
But I promise you…
Once you find your motivation and you find someone experienced to give you the MOVES…
You are HOME FREE!