December 3, 2018 – Lewis Raymond Taylor

You Don’t Have The Resources To Be Successful

You don’t have the resources to be successful!

You don’t have the money to start or grow a business….

You don’t have the time to dedicate to working on yourself…

You don’t have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to be good at something you’d love to do…

That’s what you keep telling yourself anyway, isn’t it?

It’s easier to look at our goals and justify why we haven’t hit them by looking at all the things we don’t have.

When I came out of prison, I went to rehab for 6 months.

Whilst I was in there, I had to sign on benefits…

… and when I was released from rehab:

I had nothing.

– Not a penny.

– No qualifications.

– And my time was spent in full-time education during the day, work in the evenings, and drug and alcohol meetings on the weekends.

It’s fair to say that some would assume I had no resources…

However, I did!

I had the most POWERFUL resource available to anyone…

My emotional and mental state.

I was hungry, determined and opportunistic.

You see, this is a resource that we can all summons up.

One that will allow us to become…

Resourceful!

When you’re resourceful, you can acquire any additional resource you want.

With passion, or hunger, or determination…

– You can take action to start a business.

– Have the patience to get an education.

– Prioritise your life to find the time for things that are important to you.

Because the truth?

Although you feel that you ‘NEED’ all these resources in your life to succeed…

… resources are simply ‘nice to haves’.

They make life easier…

Yeah, lots of money, time, qualifications and experience would make life ‘easier’.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have the things you desire…

To acquire them, you have everything you need right now!

Your emotional and mental state.

So, next time you tell yourself you don’t have the resources to be successful.

Change the story you’re telling yourself…

Decide to become resourceful.

Look in the mirror…

And realise that that YOU are the only resource you really need to have whatever the fuck you want.

Your Kids Aren’t The Priority

YOUR KIDS AREN’T THE PRIORITY!

Parents…

How many times a day do you catch yourself putting your kids above yourself?

Or maybe it’s your partner?

Or your dog that’s your priority…

Like my little friend in the picture.

But, why isn’t it you that’s the priority?

So many people think that in order to care for someone else they need to put themselves at the bottom of the pecking order.

But the truth?

It’s not just ONE person that needs to be important.

YOUR KIDS AREN’T THE PRIORITY!

You and your kids are!

YOUR PARTNER ISN’T THE PRIORITY!

You are your partner is!

YOUR FRIEINDS ARENT THE PRIORITY!

You are your friends are!

You can be right there at the front.

Giving to yourself, and giving to others

Because here is the thing…

The more you focus on you.

The better you become.

The better you feel.

… and the MORE you can give to others.

So, by putting yourself first, you are in a better place to help others even more.

Therefore: it’s selfish to not put yourself first.

Yeah, I know that may have been a bit of a brain fuck…

Because, I’m sure you’ve heard the stories circling around in your head about how selfish it would be to take a night out for yourself, or to work through the weekend on your passion…

It’s not true!

ITS
NOT
SELFISH
TO
FOCUS
ON
YOURSELF!

Truth is…If you haven’t got time in your day for you…

You can be the best wife, husband, coach, salesman on the planet!

But if you don’t choose you for at least a portion of your day…

You can forget ever writing that ‘how I made my 6-figure icome” post.

Or smiling away on the death bed knowing you’ve done everything in your life that you wanted to do.

Stop choosing the mummy guilt, over building the life you desire, or the empire you crave.

Whether it’s:

– Taking the kids to school

– Cooking dinner…

– Looking after your partner whilst they’re hungover or sick

– Or helping your friends brainstorm new business idea’s…

Ask yourself…

When was the last time someone did this for you?

Now I am not saying you should stop doing these things…

All I’m saying is…

Choose you AS WELL as your others.

Next time somebody asks your advice on a new venture…

Why not ask for their opinion on yours first?

When you’ve got 10 blog posts to write but your partner needs dinner?

Ask them to cook.

Take a step back and make yourself a priority.

Because the people closest to you will want to see you happy too.

Watch the movie of your life play out…

And make damn sure you’re the leading character!