Experience a major shift in your life .. in just three days. That was the tag line in the e-mail invitation I received from Stephanie Hartman to join her Entrepreneur Breakthrough Weekend.
I’m a skeptic .. and I’ve paid lots of money for workshops that didn’t deliver nearly as much as they promised. You get something out of it, but usually there’s an up sell at the end, or you realize the person isn’t the expert they claim to be. I enrolled because Stephanie came highly recommended and I’ve met her at High Output Business Network meetings. I expected a good Marketing course and to possibly get some leads.
Stephanie and Gary de Rodriguez delivered! Stephanie taught Internet Marketing so all levels of technical expertise “got it”. Those that have no idea how it works (yet), left with a good understanding of what to do and why. She taught us to use Joint Ventures. By the end of the weekend, I was involved in three joint ventures. Really GOOD joint ventures ..
Gary is part revival preacher, part shaman, part scientist and one of the most amazing and caring people I’ve ever met. He as able to help us to see what’s possible for us. Not just more rah! rah! His techniques really do allow you to experience a major shift in your thinking. A lot of what Gary teaches was new to me, but I allowed myself to be open to these new ideas.
In order to run your own business, you need to be honest with yourself and open to learning new skills. There’s no hiding behind 9 to 5 … my boss is a jerk … I’m underemployed … the economy. You have to be on your game every day and have the courage to make changes if what you’re doing isn’t working. I wonder if that’s why over 75% of small business owners fail? An interesting thought.
The lesson we can all learn is to open yourself to new possibilities. What things have you learned about yourself running your own business?