I cannot express enough how proud we are of our team here in Las Vegas. You continue to do rock solid numbers, and are all grinding harder each week. I mean listen, it isn’t just here either, We see them Pure Finesse Outlaws in my home town of Grand Prairie! They got managers killing like Shane and Keyonnia and many more. They are a true example of doing things like us, and we are sure proud of that entire team! Pierre and Silvertooth are now a deadly duo in Dallas, we see the work you guys and your team over there are doing. Keep building and things will get back to “normal” for you two. I think we got Nando back on track, time will tell on that one, but he knows that so I will just encourage you and continue to help you even though we get on your ass a little it’s good for you. In this game it’s put up or shut up. We lead from the front and we expect the same from you. I think maybe you guys missed the fact that T-Mac and D-Stacks are now operational in Mesa, AZ. They are the sleeper you may not be ready for. They are super hungry. Like you remember when you opened you were ready to conquer the world???
I have seen a lot over 20+ years in this business. I mean I started hustling in 1996, so I have seen it all. I like to categorize people in to two groups. Entrepreneurs and Everyone else. I was watching Shark Tank, like I always do, and Mark Cuban said a word I had never heard before and I died laughing. He said “We are only looking to invest in Entrepreneurs we don’t need or the desire to invest in any Wantrepreneurs.” Brilliant! I mean that is the best description of some of you. Wantrepreneurs. No not you, your cool, don’t get all defensive and butt hurt because I called you out, that is if, it applies to you.
You see, at some point you made the decision you wanted to be an Entrepreneur. If you were lucky, you found yourself at an All Star Motivation interview and found your path to make entrepreneurship a real possibility. You found a place where the main guy, Billy Nolan, who started this thing has a real passion for taking anyone, that’s right anyone, from any walk of life and teach them the things they need to know to turn that dream into a reality.
His passion is my passion. That’s why I agreed to help him. The problem that we and you will always run into is people who are crazy about the idea, motivated to have their own business, pumped to have the opportunity but in the end don’t realize the work, the time, the patience, the will or the grind it takes to actually be an Entrepreneur. So what happens? They turn into Wantrepreneurs. They want it, they just don’t want it bad enough. So, how do you stop from becoming a Wantrepreneur? Simple, here is some advice I have for you.
I found this seeing if anyone else was using this awesome word Wantrepreneur and found what is basically for us winners vs losers but this is much better, enjoy this from:
Lianne Martha Maiquez Laroya on Lifehack.org
1. Entrepreneurs believe in themselves while wantrepreneurs think it’s all about them
Wantrepreneurs think the business revolves around them. Entrepreneurs believe in themselves, in their team. They know they can’t do it alone, that their team is essential for the growth and success of the business.
2. Entrepreneurs keep moving while wantrepreneurs keep complaining
Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop once said, “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
Entrepreneurs make things happen, no matter how small a step forward it is. Wantrepreneurs are always looking for excuses and complain when it gets hard to get going.
3. Entrepreneurs don’t let failures stop them while wantrepreneurs easily get discouraged
Entrepreneurs take it from Steve Jobs who once said, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
Entrepreneurs carry on, learn from their mistakes and work it off. Thomas Edison kept working on discovering the light bulb after failing 1,000 times. Wantrepreneurs get discouraged and stop altogether.
4. Entrepreneurs aim to be the best while wantrepreneurs aim to be rich
“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
Entrepreneurs work to be the best in their industry, to leave their mark on the world. They believe in the adage passion before profits. Money to them is just a side benefit, a prize for doing a good job. Wantrepreneurs work only for the money.
5. Entrepreneurs work hard for the business while wantrepreneurs work hard for their image
According to Thomas Edison, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
Entrepreneurs work hard to make their business a success. They’re too busy with working to worry about what other people think about them. Wantrepreneurs don’t have the patience to work on the business. They look for shortcuts and prefer to spend their time making people think they are already a success.
6. Entrepreneurs work to get what they need while wantrepreneurs wait for it to be given
“Any time is a good time to start a company” – Ron Conway, Startup Investor, SV Angel
True entrepreneurs do not wait for funding or additional resources to start and keep on going. They find ways to raise capital and work to get additional funds. Wantrepreneurs don’t do anything until they get the capital they think they need to get the business off the ground.
7. Entrepreneurs adapt to changes quickly while wantrepreneurs call for meetings
When there are changes in the business environment, entrepreneurs are able to act quickly to adapt, and often times finding opportunities in the change, whether it is a better way of doing something or tapping a previously unknown market. Wantrepreneurs are often shaken by change and are too busy discussing every little aspect of a change during meetings to adjust on the changes. Therefore they are often left behind.
8. Entrepreneurs innovate while wantrepreneurs procrastinate
“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder
Entrepreneurs don’t wait for the perfect idea to come to their mind. They know it doesn’t have to be original or unique to make it successful. Often the best idea is seeing the gap or the need to improve on what already exists. And a lot of successful businesses started with the entrepreneur needing something he/she couldn’t find anywhere.
Wantrepreneurs, on the other hand, obsess about finding the right idea or the next big trend that will get them rich quickly.
9. Entrepreneurs are risk-takers while wantrepreneurs are risk-averse
Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s famously said, “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”
The business world is tough and only a handful survive the cutthroat arena. Entrepreneurs are not afraid to risk their funds, image, or business because they believe in their business, their product. They know the risks involved and yet they put out. Wantrepreneurs would rather bet on a sure thing.
10. Entrepreneurs are driven by their passion while wantrepreneurs are driven by someone else’s passion
“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
An entrepreneur is driven by his passion for his business. It is something he loves to do, something he believes in. Wantrepreneurs follow the trend, simply because it has proven successful already.
Conclusion: DO THE WORK!! Your business is not going to build itself. If you don’t have your business ask yourself why, are you doing everything right? Do you work with the right person to help them be able to do what you can do? Do you make sure everyone on your crew knows everything you know? The truth is if you can lead 250 bottle crews and you do 100 but nobody can lead from your crew the next week then that wouldn’t be advancing in the training program. When you lead your 2 main objectives are to train the weakest person, new or old and make more crew leaders. By replacing yourself you actually push yourself out into a Promotion. That’s it. SO DO THE WORK!!
Now is the time to overcome the excuses and obstacles that are in your way and put your plan into action and DO THE WORK! I promise it will pay off. You got this! Now show everyone else you do!