Two Perspectives for Life and Business
Over the weekend I spoke with two men who are in my Mentor program. I had given an assignment for the Spring Jump Start program they are included in and I wanted to see where they were. One man is working diligently on a new info product. He is the line supervisor at a manufacturing plant for Toyota automobiles and now works remotely. He expressed his excitement about making the transition to staying at home as his online business continues to grow this year. His son is working on an eBook and has decided to defer his first year of college to become an entrepreneur and author. We laughed and talked and I showed them some of what I was working on with a new book and two virtual presentations, as well as my thoughts on two perspectives for success in life and in business.
The second man is not optimistic at all. He is positive he will contract the virus and lose all his savings. He told me he doesn’t see the point of working on his business because he believes the internet will collapse, along with his health and the economy. Nothing I could say would make him feel better because he has already made up his mind. He told me that he doesn’t have time to attend my weekly webinars because he needs to watch as much news as possible to know what he and his family should do next. He agreed to watch the replays if and when he felt he could focus on something other than the pandemic.
These are two people, both in their 50s and living in North America. They have two perspectives, very different from one another and they are both right. Automaker Henry Ford told us that “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” When we come out on the other side of this world situation each man will be in a very different place. Our thoughts become our beliefs and lead to our actions and results. Choose wisely, please.
I am reminded of the opening words of Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities where he says…
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…
Think about these two people I’ve mentioned here. Is your glass half full or almost empty? Focusing solely on yourself may lead to fear and despair, while focusing on how you can be helpful and serve others will give you strength, hope, and joy. It’s all in your perspective, and that can be changed any time, once you decide to do so.
Once again I’ll share the quote from James Clear that is apropos to authors and entrepreneurs…
“Concentration produces wealth. Diversification protects wealth.” ~ James Clear
We must all follow the path and make decisions that we believe will best serve us.
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