Chapter 1.0 Game Rules
S1: Welcome to the Big Business Blueprint video course! We designed this course for entrepreneurs and business owners who have started their business and are looking to grow their business exponentially within the next 12 months.
The course is separated into 7 different modules with each part covering a specific area of your business. Each module represents a pillar and mastery of each pillar would help you in strengthening your business foundation.
In this first module, we’ll cover the first core fundamental which is your mindset. This is core because all of your actions originate from your thoughts so it makes perfect sense that if you want to change your results, you first must change your mindset.
S2: Why is it that in this world, there are rich people and poor people? Have you ever wondered what makes the different between these two groups of people?
What makes them get the results they want in their life? Is it their rich background?
I don’t think so. I’ve known people who come from rich families but squandered their family riches over petty squabbles and lavish lifestyles. They end up being rich on paper but they have neck high debts.
On the other spectrum, I also know millionaires who come from simple average backgrounds. When they first started, they have all the reasons to fail and not make it yet against all odds, they held their ground and now enjoy the riches of their hard work.
So if background is not the factor or resources, what is the deciding factor that will ultimately decide if you will be rich or if your business succeeds?
S3: The answer lies between your ears and that is your “mindset”!
We are the product of what we think. Where we are today is the result of all the decisions we made and did not make. The quality of life that you are enjoying and not enjoying is a result of your thoughts.
Success is a choice and all choices stem from your thoughts. It is an “internal game”. 90% of success in business comes from having the right mindset. When you win the internal game, you make better decisions which ultimately leads to building a 7-figure business and beyond.
S4: “There is nothing either good or bad, only thinking makes it so“, William Shakespeare. This quote means the way you see things determines if what happens to you adds or subtracts value. It is your thinking that differentiates a mistake and a lesson therefore if you want to change the fruit, you must first change the roots.
If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible. Same goes for business, if you want to take your business to the next level, you must first change your mindset. There are 5 mindsets which when practiced forms the basis for a 7-figure mindset.
Chapter 1.1 Self Awareness To A 7-Figure Mindset
S2: Mindset 1: Self Awareness.
S3: Self-awareness is the conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives and desires. It’s how you view yourself from a third-party’s
For example, when you set for yourself a sales target and you feel fear of achieving it, thinking that it is impossible to do so then self awareness at this point would be to acknowledge that you are fearful and start to investigate inwards to understand why is there a fear of growth? Does it stem from unworthiness or something deeper?
Having awareness creates the opportunity to make changes in our behaviors and beliefs because we are able to catch disempowering behaviors before it comes a part of our identity.
S4: To develop self-awareness, it starts with listening inwards to your emotions, thoughts and feelings. You listen by first identifying a situation in which you realize does not serve you. Then detach yourself from that situation and enquire why did you react in this way?
Was it conscious, deliberate on purpose or was it out of fear of some sort on a deeper level?
When you start practicing this on a daily basis, you’ll be able to catch non serving mindsets, limiting beliefs and actions before it happens and turn it into something that serves you better.
S5: Self-awareness has three aspects: self-control, self-reflection and self- beliefs. You need to gain mastery over each aspect as a foundation to a bigger mindset.
S6: The first aspect is self-control. It is the ability to control oneself, in terms of our emotions, our desires and how we react to other people’s behavior, especially in difficult and heated situations.
S7: The ability to exert self-control is called willpower. Heard of the quote “if there’s a will, there’s a way”? When your willpower is strong, you will be able to bring your team and company to a higher level and find a way out of challenges and adversities.
S8: Next is self-reflection which is important for self-improvement. This is the part of acknowledging your wins and giving yourself feedback for improvement.
S9: To do self reflection, at the end of the day, sit down in a quiet area and reflect on what happened in the day. What was your biggest lesson of the day? Did you end the day as how you intended it to be?
Were your daily goals achieved? If not, why do you think it was not achieved?
What can you then actively do to prepare for tomorrow and make things better?
Through this thought process, write your thoughts and suggestions on a piece of paper and have them as your personal or company goals.
S10: When you’re setting your goals, be honest to yourself. Set goals that you are able to accomplish, and strive to improve yourself day by day. This also translates into company goals.
S11: The third aspect of self-awareness is “Self Belief”. This is you believing in your talents and abilities with uncompromising conviction. This is very important because if you don’t believe in yourself and don’t believe that you are worthy of success, you will be trapped in a self fulfilling loop of self sabotage.
Here’s a true story, you have probably heard of this before, lottery winners who go broke within less than a year of collecting their winnings. If you do a web search on “Lottery Winners Who Got Broke”, you would get an extensive list.
Why is that?
Because they weren’t prepared to receive such a huge lump sum in one go. How big your business grows is proportionate to how big your mindset is.
S12: In order for your mindset to grow big, you first must discard your limiting beliefs. Take a look at your current belief system and ask if these beliefs are still serving you or are they limiting your potential to be better.
Discard beliefs that do not serve you or hold you back and install new beliefs that push and pull you forward. Remember that you and your business will only grow as big as you do so grow yourself to be colossal.
Chapter 1.2 The BIG Plan To Achieve 7-Figure Income
S2: Mindset 2: Identify the BIG plan.
S3: Complementing your big mindset is to have a BIG plan.
S4: Having a plan is crucial as it gives you clarity to your priorities. To do this, on a piece of paper, list down everything you want to be, do and have.
Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? And what is it that you want to have? You may also list this down specifically for your business.
Don’t think just write. Assume that money is not an issue and if you write it 2 down, it will be successful, so go all out for this. Pause this video, take 15 minutes and do it now.
Next, look at your full list and cross out goals that mean little to nothing to you. What I mean by that is if it doesn’t excite you, move you or scare you, cross it out because it would do little to nothing to challenge you to grow.
S5: At the end of it, you have a list of goals that truly mean something to you and these goals are completed successfully, your growth will be a quantum leap!
To bring these goals into reality, set a time frame for that goal to be accomplished. Goals and dreams that are not acted upon are just words and pictures on a piece of paper.
For example, your business goal is to grow the business by 30% by setting up 3 more branches within 9 months time. This is a measureable goal that has a quantifiable growth and a time frame for it to be achieved. It’s important for your goals to be quantifiable so you know your measurement of success.
The next part is to take massive action.
In the pursuit of taking action, you need to be mindful and self aware of your actions. Are your actions effective and efficient? Are these actions taking you closer or further away from your goal? Track your daily actions in a productivity planner.
Chapter 1.3 Commitment And Persistency Win The Game
S2: Mindset 3: Commitment & Consistency.
S3: Earning a 7-figure can be easy to some, but not all. Above all, success comes with consistency and commitment. In order to earn 7-figure income, you have to commit to learning and evolving. To constantly grow is the only assurance that your business will remain relevant for years to come. If you are not growing you are dying.
S4: As a leader in your company, you need to handle the direction and strategy of the company hence where the company goes is dependent on your vision of the company.
S5: A leader can learn and evolve by having the first mindset shared earlier on reflection. Write out your thoughts and feelings and journey within to get to the root cause of your problems. Thoughts lead to feelings; feelings lead to actions; actions lead to results. Here’s a surefire way to assist you in improving yourself as a leader.
S6: You practice Kaizen. This is the practice of deliberate and continuous improvement. It has its origins in Japan and is roughly translated as “good change”. The primary focus on kaizen is to eliminate waste.
Following the Kaizen philosophy, you take small steps forward. The fundamental principle of kaizen is to take incremental improvements over a period of time. It is a process and a long-term commitment, which means its maximum potential is realized when it is adopted into your personal lifestyle or company culture.
There are 4 steps to practicing Kaizen.
Step 1: Identify an area which you would like to improve on. It could be in your personal life or business.
Step 2: Identify small, specific tasks that will contribute towards achieving your goal. This is to approach your objective in a step by step approach and the intention is to make it easy so you will start. Refrain from the urge to do many things at one go.
Step 3: Prioritize your actions. After listing all the possible actions, balance out prioritization with your schedule. If your schedule is packed then do the easiest action which requires the shortest amount of time. If you are feeling motivated and has more time, start with the action that will make the biggest impact to yourself and to your company.
Step 4: Create a timeline for each task. The purpose for this is so that each action which you take gradually develops into a habit. This also helps you to keep track of your progress.
Chapter 1.4 Attitude Determines Altitude And Income
S2: Mindset 4: Attitude determines altitude.
S3: Excellence is not about skill, but attitude. In order to achieve 7-figure income, you’ll have to banish excuses that get into the way. Even when you fail, don’t lose hope, keep striving ahead and do your best.
In life, there are no failures, only lessons. Just like Albert Einstein, he did not stop trying even after multiple failures and attempts, because he knows that it is through those failures, he learn, grow and never make the same mistake again.
S4: To be a leader, you’ll need to be a good role model to your team members; you’ll need to develop good habits as a stepping stone to your personal and business success.
S5: When it comes to hiring staff, hire those who display good attitude. How do you know their attitude towards work when you first meet them? You will be able to identify their attitudes through the small things like punctuality, manners, sense of urgency, willingness to ask. The small things sometimes say a lot about people.
Why is attitude so important and how does attitude play a role in moving the company to a higher level? “How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything”. A staff with a good attitude will do anything and everything with their best effort. These are the kind of employees which you should look for, to be in your company.
Chapter 1.5 To Grow Or To Decay Your Income?
S2: Mindset 5: If you’re not growing, you’re dying.
S3: The only thing constant in this world is change and to keep up with that change and stay relevant is to learn. The world is moving forward every hour, every minute and every second therefore we cannot use yesterday’s solution to solve today’s problem.
This goes the same to mindset.
You cannot achieve a 7-figure income with a 3-figure mindset. The gap is just too big. Therefore you and your team need to commit to growing themselves not just in their skill and talent department but also mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
You must be wondering why so many areas?
Well, try taking one area out, does the business or would your staff still be able to contribute to the company?
For example, if you take physical growth and improvement out of the picture, you’ll have all the money in the world but are ridden with sickness and disease. No matter the amount you earn, your health cannot be replaced.
S4: And bear in mind though, if you’re learning the wrong thing, whatever that you do will be wrong, and this is when “unlearning” comes into play.
Unlearning is as important as learning. It is a process of setting aside all thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you and your company in today’s world. You might find it hard to change yourself, or even your habits. But the only time you start to see growth takes place, is when you feel uncomfortable. You can never reach to a new level, if you remain in your comfort zone.
S5: It is easy to fall back to your existing mindset if you surround yourself with the people who do not support what you are doing. If you want to grow emotionally, intellectually, and in business, you have got to make sure that you are growing in an environment surrounded by positive people.
These 5 mindsets are the fundamentals to handle your business growth. You may add more to it and that is fine but make sure whatever mindset and beliefs you adopt function only to serve and empower you to do better.