Think Like An Entrepreneur, Not a Real Estate Agent.

Most people live in a very tiny ‘confined box’ of opportunity. I’m banker. I’m a plumber. I’m a teacher. I’m a nurse. Etc.

Most people also live by a ‘very defined view’ of who they are, what they are, what they do, and, of course, what they’re capable of.

They look at opportunity and advancement, and everything else, through this very narrowed lens and limited viewpoint, as a banker, plumber, teacher, nurse, or whatever profession they identify themselves as…

Like, I’m a real estate agent.

This narrow viewpoint is dangerous. It is also destructive to anyone who wishes to achieve greatness.

Narrow viewpoints limit you and cloud your vision. They blind you to the opportunities right under your nose. And it causes you to turn your back on opportunities when you don’t even realize it….

The feeling is that, “those opportunities” are for someone else.

A different type of person. Not me.

And see, once someone “identifies” themselves as a certain type of person: who they are, what they are, what they do, what they’re capable of… the only opportunities they see and even think about, are those fitting nicely and neatly into their tiny little box of “self-identity”…

This is why Rich people are NOT employees.

Employees live their lives from this very ‘narrowed’ viewpoint.

Employees think of “advancement” in terms of moving up a ladder, from mailroom to account executive to perhaps CEO, in sequential order. And typically, they accept that if it takes 10 or 15 or even 20 years, that’s ok.

And if they get really ambitious, they may look for greater opportunity at another company, but never outside their “defined” field of expertise.

I’m a banker. I must work at a bank.

Which is weird, because when I reflect back on what’s made me successful, how I’ve been able to create four different 6-figure incomes, in four different industries and business categories, before my 30th birthday, I think it’s because of this one mindset…

“What I am today, I might not be tomorrow.”

At one point, before the many rejection letters, I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon.

Then I was a real estate agent

Then I was a copywriter

Then I was the CMO: Chief Marketing Officer for a division of Agora, Inc.

Then I was a consultant.

Then I was an information marketer.

I’m also an affiliate marketer.

Along the way, I’ve always been a writer and a publisher.

And now, just yesterday as I write this, with a buddy of mine and his business partner, we’ve decided to start a publishing company called (still in the works).

So now, to my name badge, you can also add the title of “Editor”…

This is why when people ask, “What do you do for a living?” I never really know how to answer the question.

So I say “I’m an entrepreneur.”

Naturally, they think I’m unemployed.

This is how fucked up our society is in their thinking. And if you got ambitious, you could add another two-dozen titles to my name badge. Everything from media buyer to mailing list broker, from project manager to website builder, and everything in between.

This is how entrepreneurs operate.

Opportunity doesn’t come in small and confined boxes, neatly labeled with your “name on it,” wrapped with a bow…

So thinking like an entrepreneur, as a person capable of capitalizing on any and all opportunity is critical.

How you define yourself, dictates the scope of your vision. Lots of opportunity, or very little opportunity…

It also dictates what you believe you’re capable of, mediocre success (limited to just real estate) or greatness (in anything you can imagine and believe is possible).

Richard Branson has pushed Virgin into over 400 different business categories and industries. He is a man who is not limited in his thinking. He is the epitome of an entrepreneur. And his wealth, from these multiple income streams – multiple not one… has also made him one of the world’s greatest philanthropists.

Inside the Syndicate, we believe in multiple income streams, not one.

We also believe in philanthropy and the importance, and the reward, of building something meaningful.

It is my goal and mission each an every newsletter I write, through the Agent Control Method™, in the Platinum program, and to a much greater extent than ever before, in the Social Superheroes Program, to continually expand people’s definition (as well as my own) of what it means to be an entrepreneur… to push previous limits, and to stretch ‘the boundaries’ we impose on ourselves.

I believe we are all capable of so much more!

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