What Everybody Wants
“How to Start or Build a Successful Business.�?
During 2007, I have had the great pleasure of speaking for the Get Motivated Seminars, organized by Peter and Tamera Lowe and Brian Forte in major sports facilities and auditoriums across the country.
Peter Lowe has developed a business model of seminar promotion that makes him the top seminar promoter in the world. He regularly attracts ten thousand to twenty thousand people at each seminar, with speakers such as Steve Forbes, George Foreman, Colin Powel and numerous well-know sports and business celebrities.
In October, they sold out two sports arenas in downtown Dallas, each holding almost twenty thousand people. As one of their speakers, I addressed one sports arena with 18,000 people in the morning and the second American Airlines Arena with twenty thousand people in the afternoon. The entire city was out to attend these Get Motivated Seminars.
Here is the main point: In asking attendees of the seminars what they would like to hear more of, the number one subject is, “How to Start or Build a Successful Business.”
Fully 68% of Americans dream of starting their own businesses someday and becoming financially independent. Yet less than 10% of adults will ever reach out and take the chance to get into business for themselves.
This is amazing! If you can drive a car, type with a keyboard or use a modern cell phone, you can learn the basic skills you need to start and build a successful business. Just like cooking in the kitchen or becoming a diesel mechanic, there are a series of skills and abilities that you need to learn and develop to make money on your own, but they are all learnable.
Fully 80% of self made millionaires in America are people who came from limited backgrounds and started their own businesses, usually with no money. Many of them did not go to college and are high school dropouts. Most of them came from families with limited resources. They all started with nothing and became financially successful by learning the essential skills of business building. And whatever hundreds of thousands, and millions of other people have done, you can do as well.
Today, there are twenty-six million businesses in America, almost all of them started with nothing. The wealthiest people in America, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, the Walfin Family, Paul Allen, and millions of others are all first generation wealth.
The key to starting a business has always been the same: “Find a need and fill it.”
Zig Ziglar is famous for saying, “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want.”
Resolve today to make 2008 the very best year of your life. If you are not already in your own business, think about starting a business on the side. This gives you the opportunity at a low level of cost and risk to develop the business skills you need to eventually go first time. Find a need and fill it. Find a product or service that people want and are willing to pay for and then offer it to them in a form that satisfies them.
When you start your own business, full or part time, be prepared to make an enormous number of mistakes. Successful people make vastly more mistakes than failures do. It is because of these mistakes that they eventually learn the lessons they need to learn to become successful and financially independent.
Your goal should be to reach the point where you have enough money to where you never worry about money again. And 80% of all of your chances of achieving financial independence will come from starting your own business.
For a free lesson or for more information on how you can start a successful business, visit me at briantracyu.com. Take the first step. Instead of talking about it, wishing about it, hoping and dreaming about it, do something about it.
About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.