What’s up everyone? Its Grant here, Wise Custom Realty, LIV. I don’t know about you guys but today was a Monday, definitely a Monday! Anything that could get wrong today went wrong, but that’s alright. We had to keep pressing through, the day is not over, it’s still Monday, and we still got work to do.
What I want to talk to everyone about tonight was life and business and how everything related. I worked so hard today, I learned some lessons, but I didn’t learn them until the end of the day is that; life and business, no matter who you are, what you have, what business you have, what business you want to have, it’s all the same.
And the reason it’s the same is because of the process that has to take place in life and in business. In business, we get these ideas and we want to pursue these ideas; “okay, I want to open a real estate company, what am I going to do differently? How am I going to stand out? What am I going to do different? I’m only 19 years old, I’m only 24 years old, but I know better about this business than anybody else.”
So you have your idea and you started your business. And what comes from your business is pain, mistakes, growth, everything that is supposed to go on in your business, which you are supposed to do in your business is; you are supposed to perfect your process. You are supposed to have your idea and you’re supposed to go out and bring your idea to life, and then you are supposed to fail. Then you are supposed to figure out what doesn’t work. That’s what you are supposed to do.
Everybody thinks that “just because I went out and I tried it and I failed and then I quit, well that was okay, that’s good enough. Then I need to go back to my mediocre life and just keep living it?” no! You’re supposed to go out and see what doesn’t work! Then figure out what does work and then perfect what does work.
Everybody has to see that in life, you’re born into it. You’re born into this amazing life, you aren’t born in defeat. You had overcome a lot to get here. When you’re raised up, your parents had to prevent you from dying and every step you take, you are going to make mistakes and you are going to fail.
But that’s where the growth is- The life experience, that’s where you get your education. It doesn’t matter if you went to college for 4 years or 8 years, or you didn’t at all. You are going to go through the same things that anybody out there with a degree, anybody out there with a hundred million dollars in their bank accounts…anybody out there has gone through growth!
So what you need to start doing is stop procrastinating that growth. You guys are all out there waiting for something to happen, it’s not going to happen until you decide that you want it to happen. Like this guy over here mowing his yard, this is a perfect example.
He waited until his yard was so yarded that it was impossible to mow, and then he got started on it. And what happens is his mower goes for a little bit then it dies, then it goes for a little bit then it dies, and right now, he is contemplating quitting- it’s the same thing as in life. You go and go and go and then something happens and you’re like ‘’wow! Maybe I should just quit”. No! You shouldn’t quit, you should keep going until you get it done. If you’re not procrastinating, it might have been done sooner.
I learned a lesson today. I was talking to a guy, his name was Alfredo. Alfredo built fences for a living. And I said “Alfredo, why? Why do you build fences for a living?” and he kind of looked at me like; what do you mean why? I said “why do you build fences for a living? Man, that’s hard work!” and he said I build fences because I have to build fences.
And I said; what do you mean you have to build fences? He said; it doesn’t matter how hard the work is, he said my little kids, they don’t care how hard that I had to work today so that I could put food on the table. They don’t care how hard I had to work so that they had cloths every day when they got up, they don’t care! They want those things, they need those things, they deserve those things. So why shouldn’t I get up and do what I have to, to make sure that I provide that for them?
That’s no different from any of you out there, no matter what you are doing, find your “why” and you do it no matter what. You build a business, you do whatever it takes. You’re raising a child, you do whatever it takes, to ensure the success, the life, of that business, of that child, of that person.
To you guys, it should be no different. You should go out there day in and day out and you should do whatever it takes. Don’t count the costs. If you count the cost, you may not do it. You do as many push-ups as it takes, you do as many reps as it takes, you run for as long as it takes, you work as hard as you have to.
Do whatever you have to do, coz that’s what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to lay down in defeat, it’s not in you, it’s not in me. I tell you that coz I’m damn sure! It’s not in anybody around you. You have to make a decision, you have to get up, you have to live your life to the fullest.
And that means you have to go out and fail! You have to go out, make those mistakes, coz that is what will lead you to your successes, to what works in life. So, if I can beg any of you out there, to get up tomorrow and go and do whatever it takes to get to the level that you want to be on, you should do it. Don’t talk about it, take action. Action speak louder than words.
Hold good to your commitments, make good on your agreements, work your ass off to get to where you want to be. Make mistakes, fail. That’s where your success is! Good night to you all.