10 Ways On How To Retain Clients As An Existing Business


“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

– Voltaire

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August 27, 2019

 

10 Ways On How To Retain Clients

There are countless ways in which businesses can not only attain clientele, but retain it as well.

Below follow 10 examples that may aid you in your business from a variety of angles.

Some of these suggestions are simpler than others, but none is so overly complex that it shouldn’t be at least considered at length.

#1 – Gift Boxes Or Bags

There are a variety of ways that you can show appreciation for customers; gift boxes or gift bags are two of these.

Amazon provides easy-shipper black boxes which could be used to show your appreciation to your customers. These gift bags and gift boxes could include T-shirt, Ebooks, starter packs, stickers, coffee cups, pens, keychain, clothing, etc. This allows the customer to see not only that you care about their business, but you are willing to show your appreciation in a variety of ways.

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#2 – Branded T-Shirts Or Apparel

Sending customers Branded T-Shirts or Apparel builds value when customers receive this.

Not only does this (1) promote your brand, but doing this (2) also allows your brand name to achieve wider recognition.

#3 – Referral Kickbacks or Commission

Giving customers kickbacks via referrals or commissions is a simple way to show your appreciation that can solidify loyalty to a great degree.

Likewise, customers will not only continue supporting your business for a much longer period, but could add significant word-of-mouth referrals that would probably not take place if this idea was employed.

#4 – Discounts On Future Purchases

Customer discounts is works similar to #3, though it is coupled directly to customers themselves, rather than those that could be referred therein.

This not only encourages brand loyalty, but if carried out thoughtfully, could really snowball into significant growth depending on how those discounts are employed. For instance, one idea small business could follow is giving a 1% discount after the first purchase, with additional 1% discounts stacking on top. So while the second purchase might only net the buyer 1%, the eleventh purchase would net them 10% off, and so on. Of course, this discount is capped at a certain point, but it encourages incredible long term loyalty, that doesn’t sacrifice too much profit up front, but also rewards your most loyal customers over time simultaneously.

#5 – Exclusive Contents Or Perks

Exclusive content could be anything from educational to informative content, though it can certainly extend to much broader ideas.

These could perhaps extend to research papers, articles, and so on. Concurent with that, this could also include exclusive videos, group chats, and the like.

#6 – Recognition On Social Media Platform

Taking pictures with customers or clients and promoting those who support your work shows the world not only your appreciation for others, but how those individuals have impacted your life not just as a business, but as a person. Such an in-depth approach can really make a different in connecting with others and building community.

#7 – Free Services & Items Based On Loyalty

Giving customers free services at times, or free items, not only helps customer retention and encourages brand loyalty, but allows others to see that you’re willing to give something back to those that support your business.

#8 – Inviting Some Of The Clientele To Your Business

There are two main ways that one could show a client a business. The first of these could be done in person, and the second via a video.

Given that many people are intrigued with how certain business operate, this allows them to observe the business from an insider’s perspective, but also allows an in-depth view that is appreciated by some to a greater extent, much more than one would think in many instances.

#9 – Offering To Pay For Outside Services

Offering to pay for outside services could be done in a variety of ways. Before moving on though, there is a significant difference between pure professionalism and doing something for personal gain.

For instance you are a male, never be that person that invites a female out for personal gain, merging business with pleasure, when each belongs separately.

Now, whether ultimately acted upon or not, considerations should usually be made to show appreciation for others at certain times that have helped you in business, whether directly by being a customer, mentor, and so on, or indirectly through other avenues like referrals.

As an example, this can be done through dinner, attending a sporting event, a golf outing, as well as other ways. Having families spend time together could also be a great idea.

#10 – Promote Client Services

Only promote a client’s services if you truly believe in it. Stick to what you believe resonates with you the most.

This (1) helps your business relationships, (2) strengthens community, (3) helps grow their business, (4) shows that you care, and also (5) has the ability to help grow your business as well through word of mouth.

Final Thoughts

There are many considerations that can and should be given on how to retain clients. The simplest one is just showing your appreciation, and doing it constantly. How you do that is your choice, but a choice that should be pondered at length given crucial importance of it and the potentiality of it.

Never underestimate the power of appreciation, whether it is in business or life, for certain instances, though seemingly inconsequential at times, can strengthen relationships to a much greater extent than they are given credit, and also helps show others part of what you and your business are ultimately about.

 

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Zy Marquiez
Writer, Researcher & Book Reviewer
Owner of Blocked Up

10 Things To Consider Before Starting A Small Business

10 Things To Consider Before Starting A Small Business

Provided by: Jabai Industries

Given that there are many mistakes that can be made when starting a business or already having one in operation, 10 considerations will be discussed that will help flesh out some possible mistakes business owners could make.

These are shared in order to help others be able to save time and money by not making the same mistakes, and thus be able to set a stronger foundation from which their business endeavors can take off from and maintain themselves on.

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#1 – Initial Registration & Considerations For Your Business

What type of business do you have? Will you have employees? Are you going to register as a sole proprietor or as an L.L.C.? Do you have a local or online business?

Your answer to those questions will undoubtedly tailor the best approach that you should take. Moreover, each answer has a distinct approach that is probably best for it, and/or best for you, so thoroughly researching the advantages to each question and consideration (such as to register as a sole proprietor or as an L.L.C.) will save you a lot of time or money.

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#2 – Conceptualizing Your Business Name

A common mistake that can be done by many new business owners is registering too many business names, websites, and so on. This is problematic not only because (1) you are spreading yourself too thin, but because (2) you could end up misallocating considerable time on multiple endeavors instead of sticking to one initially and securing that business model, (3) and you could end up spending considerable resources by registering too many business names, or websites, that could go to other portions of your business or even to self-growth as well.

Whatever business name you choose, make sure that you contemplate that at length so you don’t end up regretting it later by having made decisions that could have easily been avoided with some rumination and research.

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#3 – Consider The Overarching Implications Of Your Business Name
To simplify: does your business model only entail one area such as fitness, or is it something more broad? Is your business model simply arts and crafts, or does it include singing, acting, performance art and so forth? There is a distinct difference because whatever business name you choose to use will set the tone for what kind of customers and clients you get.

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#4 – Merchandising Your Business

Make sure you allocate your resources correctly.

For instance, a great mistake that is made by initial business owners is that many times merchandise is ordered in numbers much larger than it should have been ordered, or maybe that merchandise was ordered too early given that there’s no audience for that merchandise to reach.

It will always be easier for individuals to move merchandise with an audience already having been created or available, then it is to create an audience with your merchandise when your business is starting.

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#5 – Pondering The Range Of The Services For Your Business

While staring a small business is incredibly commendable and laudable, it could be easy for an individual to pigeonhole themselves into just one area business.

As an example, if you only offer a unique service or luxury items, those items and services can at any moment be no longer sought after by clients and customers depending on circumstances. This doesn’t mean one shouldn’t consider following suit with a business or an idea just because it’s a luxury item or because your business caters just to one demographic, not at all. It simply means deeper consideration of the fact that your business model might be dependent on not only a little bit of luck, but personal financially circumstances of clients and customers, and more importantly, regional, national, or global economic circumstances which affect everyone.

Not expanding onto other areas could be a mistake depending on what your future plans are, where you live, and what your business model is.

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#6 – Making Sure That You Have An Audience

Know your audience: is the consumer base that your business model needs already there, or do you need to work from the ground up in creating it? This is a crucial distinction.

If the prior is the case, then you don’t have that much of a problem. If the latter circumstance is the issue, then you might want to consider building an audience with social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and so on. This way, whenever you do advertise your services and merchandise, it already has a baseline of potential consumers for it to reach.

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#7 – Referrals & Affiliations

A great way to expand your business relationships and customer base is by creating or joining a network of like-minded business owners.

For instance, while you might only have a business in the realm of health, someone might require vehicle repair services. If you happen to already know someone that is a mechanic or owns a business, then you can refer that friend or client to that individual or business, thus strengthening that relationship given that you’ve not only promoted their business, but you’re showing yourself to be loyal to that person as you would others, which often can reap rewards of varying scales.

By remaining open minded, extending your network, and seeking to create referrals for others as well as strengthening the affiliations with other business owners, you stand to benefit by:
* Referring friends or clients to other business colleagues, and vice versa.
* Strengthening the individual relationships
* Strengthening the overarching network depending on how far reaching that referral extends to.
* Creating more contacts for yourself and/or others.
* Your business profiting and growing from the growth of the referrals and affiliations.

Simply stated, don’t ever underestimate the power of referrals. It has a lot more range than it is given credit for, it is simple, and it cost nothing but time and effort.

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#8 – Waste Of Capital

There are a lot of ways that capital can be misspent in business venture. This can be as simple as purchasing too many business cards and business supplies that aren’t needed yet, to something like purchasing merchandise (i.e. apparel) without having an audience available that will sustain that sort of investment.

Another great example is moving to a brick and mortar store way too soon without having the capital to withhold the business expenses in hopes of having that capital to be built later.

Capital that is misspent once is a hard lesson earned, and something that we all go through whether in life or business, but it’s something that can often be avoided with some research and extended considerations.

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#9 – Changing Project Names Too Often

It is easy to fall into the idea that you have a business name that you love, and thus, go into creating a name, website, social media platforms and so on, when you get started. But many times, though the idea may be ironclad, the name might not be, and you might end up switching names to often.

If you chose name A for your business and created a website with name A for it, then if you change the name for that business, you will have to change the name of the website, so on and so forth. You can see how this one mistake can trickle down like a snowball creating an avalanche of complications later on depending on how far and wide the name was extended towards.

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#10 – Spreading Yourself To Thin

The issue of spreading yourself too thin in business can take place in:
* Multiple project simultaneously
* Changing business names often
* Having too many meetings
* Spending too much time on the phone
* Spending too much time on social media
* Expanding into too many services and products
* Running and expanding a blog (or blogs)

There are many more ways in which a business owner can spread themselves thin, so it is crucial to keep awareness of where time leaks might take place, because every hour that’s misspent in business is an hour that cannot be gained back, and is an hour that could have gone to growth in some other areas.

Final Thoughts

In life, like in business, it’s easy to make mistakes. The great thing is that both life and business almost always offer a second chance. That doesn’t mean business owners should be afraid of making mistakes, not at all. This simply means that careful consideration should be had given that many times the mistakes that are being made could have been avoided because hundreds if not thousands of business owners have made that mistake before, and some have probably talked about it.

This isn’t always the case, but you would be surprised how many success and failure stories there are out here with gems of wisdom on do’s and don’ts for businesses of all types.

Don’t be afraid to try something out simply because you might fail, but don’t be gun-ho about storming towards the horizon with a new idea simply because it seems fantastic without giving it much thought either. Make sure to be mindful, proactive, and do research, if not considerable research into whatever field you are in to make sure that you not only start out the correct way, but you also limit the mistakes you make, as well as saving time and money that will be better allocated elsewhere.

Do any of you have any other mistakes you made in business that you wish to share, ideas that you wish to impart or wish you might have taken part of, or thoughts you want others to consider? It would be great to hear your input below on these topics below.
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Article Written Zy Marquiez
Writer, Researcher, & Book Reviewer
Owner of Blocked Up

5 Lessons From Owning and Operating Businesses In The First Year (Part Two)

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
– Conrad Hilton

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”
– Tim Fargo

The previous write up discussed 5 lessons from the first year of business of my close friend and business owner Hussien Jabai and me. The lessons bellow will continue along the same lines with 5 additional thoughts that could prove valuable for those starting their own business.

agreement-3546008_960_720#6: Know Your Customer Base
Are your primary customers middle-class consumers? Are they individuals concerned with health? Are they parents searching for entertainment options for their kids? Are they females? Males? Moreover, what’s the age range of your customers? Those two examples (of many) dovetail incredibly closely, for they allow you to know how to tailor your business model for your customers.

Social media analytics and other tools help with this. Figure out how to ascertain the demographics of your customer base, and you’re one significant step closer to success towards knowing whether your products will appeal simply to parents, techies, gamers, intellectuals, or any other type of individuals.
filmmaker-2838945_960_720#7: Don’t Be Afraid To Go Against The Grain
Though Jabai’s business model and myself each go against the grain in their own ways, we will focus on what he is undertaking because the scope is much larger and intriguing.

Jabai is an individual who is in the discipline of health and wellness. For business, he could have simply stuck within the run-of-the-mill health and wellness strata of society, and found incredible success. But he’s in the process of expanding way beyond that. His passions are filtering not only into helping individuals with personal training, which he thoroughly enjoys, but into his Fighter Training Systems (FTTS Project), which aids in Injury Prevention for First Responders. But there’s more, he is also undertaking a personal initiative to create a program that strives for a much larger scale regional (and
perhaps global reach) that could help individuals not just locally, but in various global regions.

The above example is the type of mindset that doesn’t settle simply for success, but reaches into making a difference, which is what ultimately changes lives.

books-4305459_960_720#8: Always Strive To Continue Learning
Whether in life, business, personal relationships, or anything else, learning can take place reactively, or proactively. Though lessons in each can provide incredible depth, reactive lessons (and insights) are simply lessons that come when the tide brings them, whenever time provides them, rather than you venturing into the ocean to seek your own veritable treasure. In other words, you can wait for treasure to arrive on the shore of a beach brought about by waves, with that treasure brought to you, or you can venture into uncharted waters like a treasure hunter, and seek treasure of endless types. Self-directed education is one of the ways that individuals can find treasure within the field of business.

A wiseman once said, learning from your mistakes leads to knowledge, while learning from those of others, leads to wisdom. Always seek to learn from the footsteps provided from those before you, and even if you can’t because you happen to be doing something that’s brand new, you can still learn laterally from other individuals and their businesses in this respect.

In conjunction with that, one of the books that provided great insights into learning proactively is the book Small Business Marketing Kit For Dummies. This is an excellent crash course into possible avenues for individuals seeking how to expand their awareness of marketing, all the while offering pragmatic
examples of what can be undertaken.

action-3435773_960_720#9: Find (and Construct) Mutual Support Mindset Networks
It’s my estimation that the vanguard reason that Jabai and myself bonded so quickly wasn’t simply because we were business owners, but more importantly, our talks, whether business or personal, were based around the same type of mindset. Each of us employs a mindset that doesn’t simply seeks success, but seeks to go beyond that into creating something unique and far reaching.

Where I myself seek to help individuals express their creative desires through the medium of LEGO in multifarious way which helps bring people of all ages joy in countless ways, Jabai is seeking to help people well beyond the scope of individually tailored health.

Jabai doesn’t simply strive to stay in a comfort zone and be only a personal trainer, he seeks to expand his health and wellness business well beyond the scope that most people within the health and wellness area do.

While individuals can truly do most (or possibly all) things in life alone, one need not go at it alone when there are people of the same type of mindset out there, you simply need to find them and grow those relationships, whether it is in life or business.

Mutual mindset support networks aid in significant ways, from learning how to streamline your approach, having open-minded brainstorming sessions, to proactive seeking to not only to learn lessons from one another, but from others as well.

Each of us is seeking incredible distinct dreams, but with the mindset of empowering others, whether it is creatively or through health, and to buttress that with relentless passion to grow not only as a business, but as individuals as well.
hourglass-2910951_960_720#10 – Do Not Throw Away Time By The Wayside
Mincing no words, the average person spends time inefficiently by the truckload, it is a problem we all have, and its unfortunately a growing trend.

According to an article from New York Daily News penned a while ago, the average person spends 5 hours watching TV daily with some watching even more than that. At 5 hours per day, that amounts to 1,825 hours per year. That is 18250 hours per decade, and 91,250 hours per 50 years. That’s a lot of time! Over the course of 50 years, the total amount of time spent watching TV daily amounts to 3802 consecutive 24-hour days over that span. Or “just” 5 hours a day, for 50 years.

For the sake of simplicity, let us assume most of us happen to get 8 hours a day sleeping. In an entire 168 hour work-week where the average person spends 56 hours a week sleeping, and 40 hours a week working, that leaves one with 72 hours free. If one were to spend 35 hours a week viewing television, then that would leave 37 hours of free time. That’s nearly half of all of one’s available time spent watching television. That doesn’t even count social media! That seems ludicrous, does it not? That also doesn’t even begin to cover other activities individuals may carry out that don’t yield growth, whether in life or business.

Those are just some statistics of how much time is wasted, and there’s a lot more. The main point is that time is wasted by everyone including myself to varying extents. With modern media, it’s easy to spend countless hours on various apps and websites.

The best way to get around to creating time templates is simply to watch how much time you spend on social media and websites. There are apps that help with this. Once you do this, you will be downright shocked at how much time you spend on certain apps per week.

As you realize where those time vortexes of yours are, you will be able to adjust accordingly, hopefully slotting something productive in those areas like self-directed learning, business analysis and forecasts, etc.[1]
Final Thoughts

In modern times, success in business is not as complex as it was in the past. With the rise of the internet, social media and online social network, there are literally countless resources at hand, and a lot of those are free. However, if you can learn (proactively rather than reactively) from the mistakes and footsteps others took in a way that it can prevent you from making the same mistakes yourself, thus helping you forgo unnecessary hardship and time waste, you will be quite a few steps ahead of the
competition.

Seek to push your business beyond the boundaries of comfort zones, but first, seek to push yourself beyond what you think you are capable of. What you do personally within your life, the mindset you employ, will inevitably seep into that of your business and your employees and will become the template for success in your future.

In life, individuals often surprise themselves of what they are capable of doing once they employ a can- do mindset, rather than a can’t-do mindset, and in business it’s not different.

Don’t wait upon the shores of life for treasures to come to you, veritable life insights that could also be applied to business; that is simply wasting time you could be using to venture on into the unknown seeking the treasures that life and business provide. And you never know, when seeking those very treasures, you might just run into a life-lesson or insight that changes your life forever.

One can’t put a price tag to life-altering life-lessons and wisdom that come about which help you not only in life, but in business as well. Those can only usually be attained by venturing beyond comfort zones.

Life happens to everyone, but unbounded success happens only to those that keep persevering beyond their comfort zones and into uncharted waters, even if they face a storm. And just like those storms within the seas help provide the circumstances that create master navigators able to steer their vessels in any way, within any storm, the metaphorical storms life and business provide will make you capable of navigating through various circumstances be them economic downturns, personal plight, or anything else.

Such is the mindset of a proactive individual; such is the mindset that makes unbounded success inevitable.
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Author Info:

Zy Marquiez
July 27, 2019

Author’s Note:
[1] Time efficiency and inefficiency will be something discussed in the future and extrapolated upon at length given the incredible ramifications it has for business and success. This is only covered in this article in a cursory manner to give an individual a morsel of how significant time loss is within our lives.

Fundrise: The Online Real Estate Investment Opportunity

Fundrise – The Online Real Estate Investment Opportunity

My Review & Current Investment Experience

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RESIDUAL INCOME – The King of Income Sources!

With residual sources of income finally finding its way into the spotlight, entrepreneurs now more than ever are trying to find ways to make money without having to clock “time worked.” Don’t get me wrong, residual income has been around since.. probably forever… but for some reason it has hit the media headlines like crazy over the past few years.

Re-Investment Versus Deposits

The very first question you need to ask yourself is, “Am I trying to acquire current income from my investments, withdraw as income once my monthly pay-out has reached a solid value, or is this money to be set aside strictly for retirement?” Based on how you answer that question will decide whether you should start reinvesting your money or allow the system to start making deposits.

Weighing out your options can be a hard decision. Personally for me, since I had a very small buy-in of $500.00, I decided to automate my reinvestment and have it build up as another source for retirement. I’m not too worried about another small stream of income, so this is something I wanted to start and basically forget about for a bit and just see how the market works. I might learn a bit more about this industry in order to value my investments, but at this point in time, I’m just playing the field.

Dividends and Taxes

Regardless of how you decide to receive pay via Fundrise (in a sense of re-invest or deposit), Fundrise pays your kickback in re-occurring dividends. The thing to keep in mind about these, is that dividends are seen as a source of income. Sources of income have to be reported to the IRS when it comes to tax documents and tax season. Also keep in mind, not only do you have to report anything earned, but everything is also taxed due to it’s label as a source of revenue.

My Initial Investment

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As an entrepreneur and potential investor, I set out to open my first Fundrise Account and make my first very own online real estate investment. At the beginning of May, I opened my account with an investment of $500.00 (the platform minimum investment). Immediately following that investment, I was hit with an APPRECIATION FEE of 50 cents. Now, 50 cents is not a lot… But aren’t we trying to go forwards, not backwards?

 

 

 

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After the Appreciation Fee hit, I was 50 cents down from $500 and kind of upset. But… from that day on, I had started accumulating 3 to 7 cents per day on kick-back from properties that my investment had been invested into. This started to build and I made up the 50 cents and continued to grow.

 

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Now, at the end of June, my investment portfolio is sitting at $500.22 , with continued growth. No, this is not even close to anything worth investing in as a means of direct income. I do feel like this might have potential to grow as side income as the initial investment continues to grow and develop [One of my properties had a 12% annual rate of return last year].

Is it Worth The Investment?

Being completely honest, I literally just started this investment so I can’t completely say whether this investment is worth the risk. I also can’t give “financial advice”, but would love to share my experiences in potential residual income resources.

Are You Ready To Become An Investor?

If you are interested in joining Fundrise, and would love an opportunity to waiver certain advisory and management fees for the first 90 days of utilizing an account (no investment necessary) then CLICK HERE to learn more!

Mindset 101

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar

In life, there are various avenues of learning. One way is through your own inherent actions. Another conversely, is through the actions of others. As such, individuals can choose to either learn “on the job”, via experience, or choose to learn through others. That said; there is another significant option for learning. One can learn through the lens of history – the full breadth and scope the past has to offer at its fingertips. Knowing this, why not learn to mine history for its precious and timeless gems as well?

One of the best lessons the past has to offer from trailblazers of myriad types is the power of a strong mindset. Strong mindsets have been responsible for helping hone some of the most incredible individuals humanity has been privy to. Moreover, sound mindsets have helped create solutions to unimaginable circumstances, helped great nations and even solutions to problems where others saw none.

Individuals like Bruce Lee, Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar, Michael Jordan and countless others, have benefited greatly from a strong and sound mindset.

For instance, martial artist and philosopher Bruce Lee, once intimated:
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Many limitations individuals face are self-imposed. Knowing this, the solution becomes self-evident. If we get out of our own way, we stand to gain much more than if we continue to employ detrimental thoughts that filter into every aspect of our lives. This is why everyone should begin mentally with a clean slate, where everything is possible.

Echoing Lee’s salient sentiment, Napoleon Hill, self-help author of Think And Grow Rich, once stated:
“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.”
Both Hill and Lee were masters of their domain; both focused with precision on the crucial importance to having a proper foundation within your consciousness. Without proper scaffolding – a proper foundation – nothing sound can be constructed. Without a sound mindset, individuals can never become their highest self. Dispersing negative thoughts and behaviors is merely step one.

Every path you take, every choice you undertake, every path you create, mindset stands front and centre like a compass, keeping us in the right direction. Mindset is the ironclad anchor that holds us amidst the storm. No matter the issue, what tempestuous circumstances we face, with the proper mindset, anything can be conquered. A sound mindset is indispensable to progress and success.

As former British writer and politician Winston S. Churchill once said:
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Each of the paths we individually take will always contain obstacles. This is one of the beautiful conundrums of life. Obstacles, like treasure chests, bear great opportunity to be had. And only by actively engaging upon them may one reap their rewards.

Lucky for us, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. As it is, we all learn from our inherent experiences about mindset if we so choose. But when the option is available to learn proactively rather than reactively, it’s my contention that the former should the default modus operandi of individuals since one is actively taking steps towards success. Every step you move towards creating, or strengthening a sound mindset, is a step you take towards success. Be that as it may, it is your personal choice to make, and nobody can make it for you.
If and when you choose to proactively take steps, learn by osmosis, learn from the best. Find those who help hone your mind, body and spirit. Be not afraid to resonate what you’ve learned with others on your path towards a stronger, better, wiser you.
While you’re on your path, your journey, remember that others have walked the path you are walking this very moment and have found incredible success. Why not follow in their footsteps? Or better yet, why not learn from them and blaze your own trail?

No matter what, always remember these salient words by Bruce Lee:
“There are always obstacles on the road to achievement. Believe me that in every big thing or achievement there are always obstacles, big or small, and the reaction one shows to such obstacles is what counts, not the obstacle itself. There is no such thing as defeat until you admit so yourself, but not until then!”
Ultimately, all it takes is a commitment to yourself of the highest order – a commitment to your present, and primarily, your future; a commitment to your goals from which the seeds of a better life will spring. In the end, it is a commitment to a better life, a better you.

Why not start now?

 

 

Author: Zy Marquiez

Poker Player

Owner of Blocked Up

Writer, Researcher, & Book Reviewer