“Achievement brings its own anticlimax.” ~Maya Angelou
I have a message for all my friends who are “on fire”, “crushing it”, “shipping”, or in any other way taking action and achieving. Let me preface my message by saying that all this active ambition is a very, very good thing. It puts you in the top 5%. But it will never, ever get you to the top 1% no matter how hard you try. I say this not to discourage you but rather to open your eyes to something you don’t know you don’t know.
Not everyone is ready to hear this message and there is no shame in that. Being a top fiver percenter is a recognition-worthy accomplishment. It calls for celebration and accolades. Bask in your achievement glory. But when you are done working on your glory tan, if you have any suspicion, any inkling that there is something more, come along with me.
I generally just give to you here in these articles. I almost never ask you to do anything (other than to apply it for yourself). But this time is different. It is time for you to take a specific action that is at my direction and not your own. It is time that we, you and I, had a conversation and I don’t mean I’ll write in the first person and you’ll read it. I mean you will have to actually take a specific action that I recommend.
It won’t cost you any money but it isn’t free. It will cost you some time but that isn’t really the big deal. It will cost you facing yourself. You will leave this conversation never again able to look at yourself as you always have.
I have some very active friends, colleagues, partners, associates and readers. If you, you personally are finding that the dramatic efforts you make are not resulting in dramatic rewards, schedule that consult.
Others of you have been giving yourselves away. You have poured yourself out like a drink offering and yet the return does not in any way match what you have given. If this doesn’t add up for you, schedule that consult.
If you have done everything that all the experts say to do, if you have followed every set of guidelines and ticked off every line on every checklist and you are still not getting the results others seem to get, schedule that consult.
If we have talked before and you didn’t take action on our conversation at that time, that’s just fine. In fact, it was perfect. Please know that I continue to hold space for you (even if the rest of the world doesn’t). It wasn’t yet your time. But if you suspect something has changed, schedule that consult.
“It’s time for you to learn what you don’t know you don’t know.” click to tweet
What I am saying here is that there is something you don’t know, even something you don’t know you don’t know that you really need to know. I just happen to know what it is and I am happy to share it with you. So let’s talk.
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