Air BNB founder Joe Gebbia was interviewed saying he had many failures before success with Air BNB. He wasn't the first with the idea. He didn't have a bunch of money.

  Once he had the bright idea for the company, success did not pour in. He had to relaunch the company, not once, not twice... but 6 times before anyone really paid attention.

In 2008 while they were on TV being interviewed by CNN for helping 800 people find a place to stay for the DNC, they were still trying to find a way to make ends meet.

Joe says, "For the first three or four years it was the most dismal painful years of my life."



Now it's worth $30 Billion dollars in a little over 9 years. For perspective, Marriott is only around $20 Billion and it's over 100 years old.

Question:
How many times have you relaunched your business before thinking it would never work?

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Never doubt the Focused Few. 

Not too long ago a focused few stood up against an empire that stole from them, oppressed them and exploited them and there people. Those focused few, against all odds, and ridicule, and risk to self, who were given little chance of succeeding, created a movement of the people that tipped the domino and toppled the English Empire, and lead to the creation of the strongest nation in the history of the world.
 
Those few were the Founding Founding Fathers of America. 

But it all started with just a few... who were outnumbered and outmatched... considered foolish... but fed up and willing to do whatever it takes to get the freedom they deserved... The lives they knew God wanted for them.

Those few handful of individuals turned into hundreds of millions. 

Never doubt the power of The Focused Few.  

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The Game

06/01/2016

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Regardless of your background, your history, what others tell you and what you tell yourself, you gotta believe you deserve it. Believe you are worthy of it. Believe it is yours to be had. Believe anything less is a robbery of your destiny.
Then, go out there and bust your ass for it so bad that those on the sidelines think you're crazy. They're on the sidelines watching... watching  the game. They cheer... they boo... But that never distracts those in the game. Most people never do what it takes to even step on the field. And when the sidelines clear, the only ones that anyone will remember, write about or care about,  are those that had the guts to do what it takes to get in the game.
When the winner is crowned, it's not about who was born the biggest or born in the right family. It's the one who was the most determined  and had more heart than everyone else. That's who gets crowned victorious. That's who receives, their THRONE.

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Regardless of your background, your history, what others tell you and what you tell yourself, you gotta believe you deserve it. Believe you are worthy of it. Believe it is yours to be had. Believe anything less is a robbery of your destiny.

Then, go out there and bust your ass for it so bad that those on the sidelines think you're crazy. They're on the sidelines watching... watching the game. They cheer... they boo... But that never distracts those in the game. Most people never do what it takes to even step on the field. And when the sidelines clear, the only ones that anyone will remember, write about or care about, are those that had the guts to do what it takes to get in the game.

When the winner is crowned, it's not about who was born the biggest or born in the right family. It's the one who was the most determined and had more heart than everyone else. That's who gets crowned victorious. That's who receives, their THRONE.


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Let's say you have 1 million customers over any period of time. Let's say out of that, 70% are raving fans. 29% aren't impressed either way with you or your service. And 1% straight up think you are a scam and shady. Those are amazing percents for anyone. But guess what, you still 1%, or 10,000 angry people with itchy twitter fingers, tumblr accounts and blog posts who are gonna shout to the high heaven how much you stink. 700,000 people are too busy loving your service to write an online review. Remember those 10,000 next time you do Google search and pass judgement.


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Music is a pattern. The brain is addicted to patterns. Habits are patterns. That's why they are hard to break. They're like songs in your unconscious mind. You have habits that empower you and disempower you. You have habits that are destructive and habits that are productive. If you want a kick ass life, find your patterns that are disempowering and destructive and replace them with ones that are empowering and productive.
 
 
Our levels of awareness in life dictate a large part of our success in an area. The more aware you are about a topic, an area, a field, the more success you are likely to have in it. No matter whether it's money, relationships or health.

There are 3 levels:

level 1 - What we know, that we know = This is obvious. We know it and are comfortable/confident with it.

level 2 - What we know, we don't know = Something you may have heard of or thought about but have no familiarity whatsoever.

level 3 - What we don't know, we don't know = This is the scariest area that will destroy your progress and chance of success every time. What is found in this area we are never prepared for, we have no plan for, we can't see the opportunity in. It's where are toughest lessons are learned.

You will more rapidly achieve success the faster you move concepts and items in your life from level 3 to level 1. Level 3 is near infinite, and the deeper you dig the more you find. But that's how Mastery is achieved.

Upon discovering each level there are phases of mastery that one must go through to be a Master.

Phases of Mastery

Phase 1 - Unconscious Incompetence - You don't even know you stink at something.

Phase 2 - Conscious Incompetence - You discover you stink at something. Most people quit here.

Phase 3 - Conscious Competence - You can get the job done but you have to focus on it.

Phase 4 - Unconscious Competence - You can do it in your sleep.

The more items in your life you move from level 3 to level 1, and then from phase 1 to phase 4, the closer you get to becoming a Master at whatever you choose. 

Awareness of the details is what creates the big picture.

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Right now, I'm sorry if my belief system offends you.  I'm sorry if my ambition offends you. I'm sorry if my mindset offends you. I'm sorry if my daily disciplines offend you. I'm sorry if not wanting to waste time offends you. I'm sorry if my commitment to succeed no matter what offends you. I'm sorry the fact that I do not tolerate or want to be around excuses offends you.

Later, I'm sorry if my freedom offends you. I'm sorry if my amazing experiences offend you. I'm sorry if my limitless success offends you. I'm sorry if the fact that my life keeps getting better and better offends you. I'm sorry if my not having a reason to complain about anything or anyone around me offends. I'm sorry if the fact that all I do in my life now is what I want and I'm passionate about offends you. I'm sorry if living something that is better than my wildest dream could have conjured offends you.

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Winter - planning, researching. It can be depressing and frustrating. Learning as much as you can about success in that specific area of life. It can tend to be lonely and not much fun. Focus on your outcome.

Spring - planting, experimenting, making mistakes. Trial and error. Trying out different paths. Getting a general sense of which direction is for you. Can also be costly and frustrating, but necessary to find that thing for you. Most people quit here because they view trials as failure. Experimentation is necessary.

Summer - you've found that thing. You are building your team. Putting in the hours. Gaining even more specialized knowledge. This is where the hard work really happens.

Fall - you reap the rewards. You harvest what you've been planting. You're profitable. Business has sustainable growth. Effort is still required, but not nearly as much and your results are predictable.

Which season are you in?

 
 
I'm not the biggest fan of TV, but I do like "Scandal" and "How to get Away With Murder" Although it is fiction and unreasonable and unrealistic in many ways, there is one lesson that I believe can be universally gleaned. Whether you are Olivia Pope or Annalise Keating, no matter how good you think you are, you are virtually powerless without your team and your network.


Both women may get all the credit, but without their team, they would have very little success. Without the help of their network, they would not have climbed the later, solved the case, stopped the tragedy, saved the world. Even Rick Grimes from "Walking Dead" would have long been zombified if it were not for Michone, Glen, Carol and the rest of the gang. None of us, are stronger than all of us.

I know too many people that want to do it all alone and get no where fast, quit, then say it's impossible. 

Who's on your team?


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