“Start paying to play. Stop asking to pick people’s brains and start investing in people. Invest your time and maybe a little bit of money, showing that you respect their time and abilities. They’ll teach you the skills you want to learn as well as opening you up to their network – this is massive. It is that powerful. They will be able to introduce you and create opportunities. That’s why it’s so important you get out of your little bubble of comfort and start connecting with people. Meet people face to face and get the hell off Facebook.

10

BE RELENTLESS

You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful.

STEVE GARVEY

If you think that becoming successful is a piece of pie, you are deluded, my friend. It takes balls/ovaries. Because it includes failure, pain, hard work and fucking relentlessness.

Oh, and a healthy dose of ‘stick-to-it-iveness’.

You’ll have to be disciplined to make the changes, and trust me, that’s where most people fail. Miserably.

They think they’ll get some silver bullet of info from a book or course which will make them millions overnight. The truth is much more boring and unsexy than that.

It’s being consistent, working hard, and being relentless as fuck to make your dreams a reality. And that is what I want to talk about in this chapter. So brace yourself for some bitter truths. Which hopefully will help you get outta the rut and into the A-game.

I hope I have made it clear by now that if you want to make positive changes in your business or life, it’s going to take effort, and it’s going to take work.

In a nutshell, anything that you want – and don’t already have – is going to take discipline.

Nothing is easy.

Nothing happens overnight.

Getting good at your shit takes time.

Building an epic network takes time.

Growing a business takes time.

In fact, anything awesome takes a combination of time, effort and discipline. Fuck it, I’m going to invent a cool little formula:

Time invested + effort expended + disciplined behaviours = success (eventually).

Wow, that’s not what you’re usually fed by books like this, is it? Unfortunately, that’s what works for the majority of folks. Not some sexy button-press formula.

Sorry. (Of course, if you’re a freakish genius, crazy talented or can do stuff that we mere mortals can’t do, then the whole experience can be far simpler.)

I want you to consider right now what you really want. How far do you want to take this? What does success actually look like for you, and how much time, effort and discipline are you willing to invest to make it happen?

I want to stress that there is nothing wrong with wanting a simple life or working a steady job. Absolutely nothing at all. In fact, it pisses me off when I see people slagging of others who have done that like they are fucking idiots for not going for it. If you are calling people like that idiots, you are calling my mum and dad idiots. Therefore, I want to slap you.

You can call those people idiots, though, if they complain and moan about their job every day. ’Cause then they need to change and choose the path that makes them happy. Lol.

I digress.

Not everyone should go for it. Launching a business, chasing your dreams, quitting your job and going ‘Fuck it, I’m going to do my own thing’ is not right for everyone. Some people either don’t have what it takes to make it or don’t truly comprehend how much time, effort and discipline it actually takes.

Anyone who is pitching you the concept of having it all, right away at least, is selling bullshit disguised as chocolate. I’ve fallen for that crap myself, and I see people falling for it time and time again.

Yes, in time you can have it all. But, as I have said quite a few times now, not only does it involve effort and discipline, it also involves a degree of sacrifice. You have to be comfortable with cutting back, letting go or losing something for a period of time at the start of your journey to get what you want.”