Let me start by saying this: "You have all it takes to build an empire."
You do and you must begin to think like an empire builder. It doesn't matter where you are now, the top is large enough to accommodate you. The world is transiting and here I share five ways to position yourself and thrive:
1. Realise that you are not just in business, YOU ARE THE BUSINESS
Friend, begin to see yourself as the most important element of your business. Begin to take yourself serious. Begin to take your gifts and skills serious. Don't see yourself as you see everybody else, even if they do what you do.
You are the business, you are the brand. Begin to treat yourself as an empire unfolding, not a struggling hustler trying to make ends meet. You will notice a difference.
2. Begin to see any tool at your disposal as part of the instruments for building your empire
Because you are not just in business, but you are the business, anything your hand touches becomes extra ordinary. That means, your WhatsApp account is no longer ordinary. It is a vital tool in the hands of an empire builder.
Meaning the Canva app in your phone is no longer ordinary. It is a tool in the hands of an empire builder. This mindset will help you appreciate and maximize them.
3. You are your biggest ambassador. Sell yourself big.
Before you sell your offers, sell yourself. Sell your dreams, sell your virtues, sell your vision. Let it drive everything you do. Let it set fire in your soul. Don't be like everyone else.
You are an empire builder.
4. Be fixed about your vision buy flexible about your mission
My mentor always says, don't fall in love with your idea. They fade. Failure is usually a part of the process.
When you are clear about your vision, you will see failure as a lesson. If you tried to launch a product and it flopped, restrategize and fire again.
A man of vision never stops. A man of vision never relents. A man of vision is never stopped. Don't go out chasing shiny objects. Go out to materialise your vision. Go out to build your empire.
5. Protect your passion and hunger
Oh, this is so important.
You need to have a red hot, burning desire to chase your dreams. Get rid of things that don't support your vision. Get out of environments that oppose your dreams. Disconnect from people who try to detract you.
You must protect your passion at all cost. You must be fearless in questioning and challenging the status quo. Protect your dreams, protect your passion
And live like the whole world was created for you to succeed.
Remember: You are an empire builder