Are you willing to do what others aren’t in business?
My dad had a prolific career as a race car driver and also owned his own business as a coach and teacher that spanned about 50 years.
He made the kind of impact on people where former clients flew in from all over the world to see him before he passed away. He was an example of building deep relationships, doing work that lights you up, and making money on your terms.
When I think of my dad and his business, the respected career he had, his success, and the legacy he left behind - it was all earned.
I’ve heard it said in different places and in different ways that successful people are willing to do things other people aren’t willing to do. I think that’s one of those things that can sound shady or be heard to mean working to the point of burnout.
But when I hear it, I think of my dad as someone who modeled what this concept really means:
Successful people are willing to get up and take (the often uncomfortable) action when other people make excuses for why they can’t or why it’s too hard.
Someone who wants to create success is willing to show up when it would feel easier to hide, sit in your comfort zone, hit the snooze button, or heck, Netflix and chill.
Yes, it’s easy to see someone else’s success that spanned 50-years and say you want that or see the money someone else is earning and wish you could do the same...AND, what you don’t always see and take into account are the choices and actions behind the results you’re looking at.
It’s easy to want the fun and flashy end result - but, the more important want, desire, and wish to get behind is being willing to do what other people aren’t.
I’ll tell you one thing: my dad didn’t have the foresight to know he would have such a long career when he picked up his life to move to Germany and worked as a teacher through the day to support himself so he could work on his car in the evenings to be ready for weekend race days.
But he DID know what he wanted and how committed he was to getting there...and that he was willing to do what other people weren’t.
This isn’t to paint a story that success has to be a “grind it out” sort of approach but to illustrate the truth: business can be incredibly simple, but it’s rarely without challenges. And, more often than not, the shiny income and impact that people say they want are preceded by work (aka showing up), resilience, grit, and taking consistent action steps to get there.
Most people just want it to be the other way around! They want the results - success, money, impact, and legacy - first to prove to them that it’s worth doing the things other people aren’t willing to do.
The beautiful thing about this? There’s an inherent equalizer in this concept that puts you back in your power and makes your results inevitable when you’re willing to show up, be, do the things other people aren’t.
What do you think? Hit reply and let me know!
Wishing you your version of success.
P.S. In honor of my dad, who we lost two years ago this week, the coaching legacy and career he left behind, and his philosophy, I’m opening up the Pete Argetsinger Coaching Scholarship Sessions this week.
If you know you’re open, willing to do what others aren’t, and coachable and you’re a heart-centered, passion-driven entrepreneur who’s ready to build, grow, and scale a business you’re wildly in love with that also makes you bank, you’re eligible for a scholarship session.
Due to my client roster and to reward fast-action takers, scholarship sessions will be limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To enter and claim your free scholarship session, there are two guidelines:
1. You must already have a business or have decided on a business idea (you can be at any stage of business and any income level, however, my strength isn’t helping you get clear on your business idea. It’s in helping you build, grow, and scale that idea into something profitable you love showing up for).
2. Before our scheduled session, you’ll receive a reminder email with a link to a questionnaire. Please take the time to fill out and answer these questions. This will help us make the most use of our time together. This is a requirement to honor the coaching commitment and show that you’re coachable. I will cancel your session if step two isn’t completed before our call.
Ready to make more money doing what you love?