Lean into risk
I’m back with the ninth tool inside #30daystorise – only ONE left.
You want raving fans people who believe in your work? It starts with you. These are the tools to get your mind right, and to continuously grow, scale and serve millions (and make millions too).
Today, we’re talking about risks.
Tool #9: Take Risks
Did you hear Lady Gaga’s acceptance speech at the Oscars late last month?
“It’s not about winning. What it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for
it… It’s about how many times you are brave and you stand up and you fight for it.”
Obviously, Gaga is wildly successful by any measure. But we love her because she is human AF and she shares her struggles.
Study her story and you will realize how many risks she took to get where she is.
Risk #1: In 2003, at age 17, she gained early admission to Collaborative Arts Project 21, a music school at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Risk #2: In her second semester sophomore year, she dropped out to focus on her music career.
Risk #3: Two years later, when Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She then signed a joint deal with Interscope Records. That was in 2007, the year she would have finished college – if she had played by the rules.
Risk #4: Do I need to mention her wardrobe? The meat suit.
In 2008, she exploded. “Fame Monster” took over.
Through it all, she dealt with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and was raped.
Yet she consistently made decisions to do things her way. Saying no to anyone who tried to tell her what to do or how to do it.
Today’s lesson: Calculated risks get you further, faster.
You will not get where you want to be by staying inside the lines. No one ever hit the big time – in any arena – by doing what everyone else does, the same way everyone else does it.
This does not mean I advocate recklessness and arrogance. It means you must take advantage of opportunities when they come. And make moves quickly, based on your goals.
How to know if you are using this tool:
- How many opportunities do you regret not taking advantage of?
- How often do you procrastinate on what you know you need to do?
How to implement this tool:
- Identify one important decision you’ve been putting off.
- Make the decision today.
If you’re at a point in your career where you know that you aren’t doing enough…
You know that you need to be more disciplined and on purpose…
Then one of the risks you need to take is investing in a mentor.
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P.S. Eleven years ago, the risk I knew I needed to take was to quit my job as a reporter. It was really hard before it was easy. But what allowed me to get where I am now is better thinking (NOT strategy).
Inside Game-Changer, I show you every one of the mindset tools I used to overcome anxiety, PTSD and agoraphobia — and ultimately build a multiple 7-figure empire. THEN I personally help you integrate these habits into your own life.