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To Be Successful, Does it Have to Hurt First?

Have you ever had your fingers caught by a car door closing on them? Man oh man, it hurts! The very next time you are in a car, are your fingers anywhere near where they were when they were slammed by the car door? Do you consciously think about it and make certain your fingers are nowhere near that spot? How about the next time you are in a car?

Why do we think we will achieve different results from our business, when we keep doing the same exact things which have not worked before? We attend the same networking events. We give the same two minute elevator speech every single time. We make the same phone calls, eat the same lunch, and frequent the same restaurants every single day. Why do we expect different results?

Do you hear that? It is the door closing on the first quarter of the year. How are your business results so far?

To be successful in business we have to be willing and open to change, to learn, and to grow. It does not have to hurt like your fingers getting crunched by the car door for you to change your habits. There are numerous quotes and inspirational messages to grab from and share here. One which you may find to be helpful is:

Successful people make just as many mistakes as anyone else…they just learn from each mistake.

-Paul J. Meyer

Why this quote is meaningful is, we get stuck. We develop a fear that if we change, we may fail or mess up.

What will happen if we fail?  Doesn’t this really move us closer to success?  The more we fail the closer to success we are?

If you are doing the same thing every single day in your business and you are not getting the results you desire

You must change. It is the only way you have any chance of meeting or exceeding your goals.

What are some of the action steps you might consider doing right now to shake things up?

  • Start with your week. Begin to write down what you and your team (they may record their own for you) are doing every fifteen minutes of each day for a week straight.
  • Critically review your recorded list. Circle every item which is not a direct client contact or marketing effort. All of these items need to go. Either someone you hire needs to do them, or someone already working for you needs to do them from now on. Just not you any longer.
  • Clearly write out your goals for the year. There are nine months left to go. Share this information with your team.

Follow these action steps immediately. The payoff is virtually guaranteed.

Do you or your team know you need to hear tips and techniques just like these directly from Mitch Tublin? Increase your level of productivity and your business results immediately contact Mitch Tublin here www.thementorguy.com.


  1. Great planning tips, Mitch,

    I recently had to refocus myself and my team to make sure we’re all working towards the end goal. After all, if you don’t have a plan, how do you know where you’re going?

    Write on!~

    Lisa Manyon

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says


      Yes, that is why there are so many people out there walking into walls!


  2. Really good advice Mitch! thanks

  3. Awesome timely tips Mitch. You are spot on that we get stuck in a rut sometimes and need to stop, reassess and make course correction a regular habit!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says


      Creating regular habits which are intentional and directed toward a common goal are exactly what we all need to do.


  4. Mitch,

    Pausing to reevaluate our biz is a powerful thing. Thanks!

    Kiyla Fenell

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says


      Life moves by so quickly. We must take the time to plan.


  5. So true, Mitch — if you want different results, you have to CHANGE — yourself, your approach, your energy, what you are doing. You can only attract what you are putting out there. If you want to attract different experiences, you have to change. Period. It is the very basis of the Law of Attraction. Thanks for highlighting this! Love to you, Katherine.

  6. Life is about change…so is being creative in our businesses. In fact, it is in the changing that we can discover the fun. So much better than being forced into it through pain.

    Thanks for the tips, Mitch.