Campaigning For Mediocrity

I just got off the phone with a potential client (who I turned down) discussing some of the challenges she was having in her new consulting business.

She kept going on about how she couldn’t do this… how she couldn’t do that.

EVERY suggestion I had, she had a quick comeback with why she either couldn’t do it or why it would work (for her).

She said she didn’t have enough business so I asked what she was doing to advertise…her reply: I don’t have any money to advertise.

I suggested going to networking functions… her reply: I don’t have anyone to watch the kids. Besides, I’ve been to a couple and they don’t work anyway.

I suggested using the Internet to promote her business…her reply: my girlfriend lost $500 advertising on Google, Internet marketing is just a rip-off.

I suggested calling prospects on the phone… her reply: It’s too hard to get in touch with the right people.

I suggested direct mail…her reply: people just throw those things in the trash and my type of clients wouldn’t respond to those anyway.

Geez.

This went on for a few more minutes

I call this “Campaigning For Mediocrity”

She was putting more time and energy into finding reasons why my ideas wouldn’t work for her business than how they could.

With the mindset she is in, she may as well put up the ‘Closed for business’ sign and be done with it.

Before even giving her business a chance, she was condemning herself to failure.

A lot of people do this. They get into a mindset of looking for how things are going to go wrong, then focus on those things, versus the ways to be more successful. This negative, defeatist mindset is what is keeping them from succeeding, because what you focus on is what you attract.

The key is breaking that cycle.

Instead of just figuring you are stuck where you are and that you can’t be more successful, it’s important to change your mindset to believe you can have much more and achieve much more.

Some people can do this for themselves; others need a little help getting on the right track.

Are you campaigning for mediocrity?

One resource I recommend for helping you stop “Campaigning For Mediocrity” and instead start “Achieving Success” is Wealth Beyond Reason . It’s an online learning institution that will help you use the Law of Attraction to bring more wealth and success into your life.

7 thoughts on “Campaigning For Mediocrity

  • December 8, 2007 at 6:00 am
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    Your blogs and podcasts are SO great!!!
    Need more podcast!!!

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  • December 10, 2007 at 1:17 pm
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    Hey Antonio! What happened to the podcast? I always enjoyed it and found each episode really inspiring; please, please start it up again!!!

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  • December 11, 2007 at 12:16 pm
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    I just got your “prosperable” program and went through the audio from beginning to end. Let me first say this. I have a great life. I have been happily married to the same woman for going on 39 years. I have 3 womderful kids and 5 beautiful grandkids. The only thing I’m lacking is money. We recently realized my wife would soon be retiring and we need to improve our income to live the style we want once that takes place. I have for years done visiulation. It began when I took a cource from Tony Robbins. Then I read Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer. However for some reason when it comes to financial means I become brain dead. Well I am re-energized in the process since listening to your program with Shawn Casey. I already have coaching in the form of the Prosper Program. However just hearing your audio reminded me to go back to basics. As of today I will keep a “One a Day Journal”. I am looking through the internet to find a house in east Tennessee, which is where we want to retire to. (We own the home we live in now with no mortgage so we have a head start.) This will be the beginning of my visiulation board. And I will go back to your program and listen to it over again whenever I loose focus. Thanks again. Brian

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  • January 19, 2008 at 10:59 pm
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    This is a very good post.

    In fact, all the methods you mentioned works! I mean All. Or else there won’t be anyone using it.

    It all works under one condition- “Am I willing to make it work.” Many people have no responsible and blame on methods instead of self-checking on how to make it work!

    Alex Liu
    Success comes from Contributing Generously to others
    and Allow others to contribute to you,
    not contributing by expecting something back.
    http://secretsofunlimitedwealth.com

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  • December 26, 2008 at 8:53 pm
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    Too much hype and not enough meat. Life is not always what you want it to be. Just wishing for something does not bring it. I don’t care how much you want it. Things do not always come because I want it real bad. You are always trying to sell something. Nothing is free is it?

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  • May 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm
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    Another very good post! Besides being a Dream Job Consultant and also working from home myself, I have to tell you that the advice that you gave is quite correct!

    People have to remember that not everyone who has started a business of their own started with a lot of money.

    If you don’t have a lot of money to start your own businesses then use what you DO have – which is your time and energy – to start your own business!

    And you can advertise online for free – you just have to know how to do it!

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  • May 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm
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