Sometimes when you are starting out in business, the driving motivator is money. You dream of being able to support your family on a business you have built, or are sick of being at the mercy of an employer who- at any given moment, can give you the boot and leave you high and dry. You don’t necessarily think about how to become the best.
So you start on the entrepreneurial journey. The initial goals you set after establishing a niche is typically tied to income. You say things like, “my goal is to make X this quarter” or “this year, if my business makes X, then I’ve met my goal.”
You become obsessed with hitting your numbers and do and learn everything you can to accomplish that monetary goal. But what happens in the process is something may surprise you. You start becoming really great at what you do.
So what happens when you’re so obsessed with your work that you become the best in the world?
I was recently interviewed by Dave Woodward on FunnelHacker Radio where we talk about what it takes to become the best in the world. I was chosen for this interview because I am the first woman to receive the Dream Car Affiliate for ClickFunnels and now get to drive my family around in style.
So, how do you know if you are becoming the best?
It starts with asking yourself: what are the things that I need to change in my life to become the best in the world?
How to Know If You are Becoming the Best
- Obsession: Becoming obsessed with your craft is the fuel that gets you through the not-so-ideal moments that come with being an entrepreneur/ business owner. Being obsessed also ensures that you never stop marketing what it is that you do. After all, if people don’t know about you, you won’t be able to help them.
- Repetition: Day in and day out, you have to do, do, do. The only sure fire way at becoming the best in the world is to repeat your process, change what isn’t working, and continue going until you are the best.
- Mentorship: You become an expert as you teach your craft, because the act of teaching sharpens you and helps you understand where to improve. When you are able to teach what you know, you grow.
- Impact: Can you replicate it in somebody else? Have you successfully been able to teach your students so well that they surpass you? And if they surpass you, does that make you genuinely happy?
If your students surpassing you makes you happy, then that is a clear indicator that your legacy is officially more important than your income. Life has more meaning as money becomes less of a focus and your legacy takes its place.
So, what are the things that you need to change in you life to become the best in the world? Feel free to leave a comment below.