~The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program
As an entrepreneur or even in our personal lives, learning to rely on others is vital to our success.
Although, this blog series is focused on the business side I want to provide you a personal example…
My sister, who prior to April 1, 2008, was living a life of prostitution, addiction and hopelessness. I love listening to her testimony when she talks about the day she cried out to God saying,
GOD! PLEASE, kill me or save me, because I don’t wanna live another day like this. ~Angel Dague
On April 1, 2008 she was arrested. Although, this is not what she had in mind, God had heard her prayer and began getting her around a Success Network! A group of people who encouraged, supported and genuinely cared about her success. Today, she speaks to both youth and adults, giving her testimony, inspiring the youth to be cautious of their decisions and to give hope to anyone who is where she’s been. So, my point here is a success network is vital for both business and personal ventures.
SIDE NOTE: Telling some of my sisters story has brought tears and gratefulness and awareness of doing my part to get her story out there. You can expect a blog post on this soon. Please leave a comment in the section below if hearing her story is something you’d be interested in hearing or seeing.
A Success Network Is A Vital Resource
A success network is made up of partners, professionals, employees, mentors and peers. Each who can provide:
according to their experiences, resources, skill set and talents. Being introduced to the right person/people can make a huge impact in both your business (and personal life).
Allow me to introduce you to our success network – CLICK HERE
On the flip side, building a success network is a challenge for many. There are many self-limiting beliefs that keep us from moving out of our comfort zone into all we are destined to become. Building a network is one of those limiting beliefs; however, it’s one of the most important.
When it comes to knowledge and know how, there’s no better resource than a success network!
And the good news is, anyone CAN do it!
Creating a success network does not require your to have ivy league credentials or privileged access to an inner circle of elites. With the invention of the internet, social media sites and the vast array of online opportunities, it seems almost impossible to not encounter and build a network of individuals who share similar dreams and goals as you.
Other entrepreneurs are almost always willing to share their insight because many have come from a very humble background and they themselves had mentors who guided them.
While the mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs is one of the most valuable resources one can acquire, sadly, internal and external fears, as well as, pride stop many from taking advantage of such resources.
A Success Network Can Help Eliminate Limiting Beliefs
Fear, pride, poverty mindset and the like, all fall under the category of limiting beliefs. These deceitful titles cause people to make decisions based on assumptions and misunderstood beliefs. Think about it…how many times has fear, pride or poverty of mindset brought you success? Knowing this we still tend to operate in the same way.
It’s not what you know, but who you know, is such a true statement.
Let’s use the example of youth vs adult. I laugh every time I realize my parents actually knew what they were talking about back when I thought I knew it all…it’s not what you know, but who you know – lol I don’t even want to think about where I’d be if my parents had not been there to guide me through my misguided assumptions and beliefs. Simplifying it even more, how many of us would be walking today or pooping on the potty if those who raised us had not loved us through our limiting beliefs? Had we been left to our own assumptions and beliefs we still be crawling around in diapers – lol.
When it comes to knowledge and know how, there’s no better source than a success network!
Misguided assumptions and false beliefs, as an adult, can, in a way, keep us crawling around full of poop -lol
Our Success Network Is A Mind Changer
A Life Changer
A World Changer!
The best way to change your life is to change your mind. Creating lifestyle freedom positions you to do more and help more. A mind full of fear, pride, unforgiveness, poverty of mindset will not allow you to fulfill what you were created for.
Shoot, if Jesus had walked around fearful we’d all be going to hell, because what He was created to do would not have been fulfilled. The world is missing out on all you have to offer when you refuse to step out of your comfort zone. In some case,s the world is even burdened by you not fulfilling your purpose.
I have presented the opportunity to join our success network several times in this post. An opportunity to create a life by design, fulfilling all your passions, goals, dreams. However, I am aware that some are not yet ready to break free.
Remember the children of Israel…after 400 years of poverty and slavery in Egypt, they were set free; yet, many longed to go back because what they were accustomed to, familiar with and used to seemed easier or better than the unknown. In many cases, the unknown IS what we’d be striving for if we knew better.
I say all that to say this, whether you are ready to join our success network or not it’s wise to:
Be observing constantly. Stay open minded. Be eager to learn and improve. ~John Wooden
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