Your Quantum Leap to Freedom

In You2, Price Pritchett tells the story of a fly’s frenzied attempt to leave a room, “burning out the last of its short life’s energies in a futile attempt to fly through the glass of a window pane.”

The fly’s strategy is to try harder, but it’s not working. And if the fly keeps at it, as it surely will, it will not survive.

“Ironically, the struggle is part of a trap,” Pritchett writes. “It is impossible for the fly to try hard enough to succeed at breaking through the glass. Nevertheless, this little insect has staked its life on reaching its goal through raw effort and determination.”

Sound familiar? I bet it does. If you’re like most people, when your business starts to slip or when you wish to become more prosperous, you work harder, believing that greater effort is the surest path to success.

No amount of effort will help the fly, however, which will die on the windowsill, while only steps away, a door stands open.

With only 10 seconds of flying ~ a fraction of the effort the fly is now wasting ~ the insect could be free. Its breakthrough possibility is right there.

Quit Trying Harder
Pritchett goes on to write that trying harder isn’t necessarily the solution to achieving more, and sometimes, like with the fly, it can be your doom.

Here’s why: Sooner or later, you're going to reach a point where you cannot try any harder. It may be that your spirit flags or your physical and mental resources are stretched to the limit. But often, well before that, you reach the point of diminishing returns.

Trying harder and harder starts producing less and less. In fact, sometimes intensifying your efforts produces nothing except bigger problems and 10 times more work. If you’re seeking a quantum leap, you’re not looking for 10 times more work. You’re looking for bigger gains. As I’ve said before, you need to work smarter, not harder.

And if you want to change your outcome, you have to change your approach to the outcome. You have to follow new patterns of thought and action.

That fly could have turned away from the window and followed the path of least resistance to the open door. Ten seconds of effortless flight would have produced total success. That’s a quantum leap to freedom.

An Exercise for Your Own Leap
I want you to start looking into your own business to find your quantum leap to freedom. Where have you been beating your wings against the glass? And where is that open door? The following exercise can help you discover both and get you thinking ~ and acting ~ in new ways.

Look into your business and everything that you’re doing and ask yourself, “How can I accomplish 10 times more and do less?” I’m serious. Ten times more. Do the exercise and see what happens.

When you come up with your ideas ~ and I want you to stay with this exercise until you come up with at least one idea ~ don’t get stuck on precisely how you’re going to put the ideas into place. In my business, we don’t worry about that. We know that once the idea shows up, the way to do it has to show up as well. And the result is that we accomplish in hours, days or weeks what takes others years to do.

By the way, these exercises I’ve been giving you and this whole You2 process is working on you. You may not yet realize the change that is occurring within your subconscious, but it is happening.

So stay engaged with me and take a good look at your business. See what could be done differently than it’s ever been done before.

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Are You Playing Ping-Pong or Leap Frog?

How many businesses get stuck in struggle, or fail altogether, because the environment in which they work functions like a game of Ping-Pong?

In Ping-Pong, two players bounce a little ball back and forth over a small net, until one player is unable to return the ball.  This paddling of the ball-back and forth, back and forth-may continue for an extended period of time, but eventually, one of the players will miss. The ball will be dropped.

Many entrepreneurs set up and perpetuate a business environment that closely resembles this game of Ping-Pong. They bounce back and forth between making sales and paying their bills. This cycle goes on and on, until eventually, one side is no longer able to return the ball.

These entrepreneurs desperately want to increase business. But with every attempt to grow via a hard return of the ball, they step further away from the Ping-Pong table. They hope they can adjust or adapt before the ball comes back towards them. They gain perspective away from the table, only to have to quickly return to the baseline to return the ball again.

The only way to break free of this game is to DECIDE not to play. You must simply walk away from the dysfunctional environment you've created.  And you don't have to feel bad about this either, because when you created this environment, you did so in innocent ignorance – you didn't know there was a better way!

Now understand that everyone is blessed, but you must step into your power in order to receive.  The best way to do this in business is to Leap Frog over your own initial start up.  Your initial start up is filled with challenges that are mostly created by you-and only you-so if you learn to focus in on the two most important areas of your new business first, you'll Leap Frog over years of frustration and low profits.

Once you have established your initial product or service that you are bringing to market, your job becomes two fold:

First: Learn to sell to the best of your ability to build a solid customer base.

Then: Closely examine the needs of this base, so that you may develop specialized products and services that compliment your original product, but that serve your customers further. In doing so, your customers will happily repeat the buying process time and time again.

By first focusing on the initial sales and the building of your customer base, you create an environment for yourself to continue to Leap Frog from one level to the next, without getting caught up in the busyness and problems that a slow climb creates.

Another enormous bonus is that you concurrently create the profits you need to expand at whatever rate you like. Your business will continue to grow exponentially if you keep Leap Frogging, instead of working your way through each and every challenge that presents itself.

It's never perfect, so don't expect it to be...

You will make the changes required as need be, but you won't be running back to the table to hit the ball. If you put in place the staff and resources to meet those challenges as they arise, you will reduce your stress level and cut right through to implement streamlined, profitable solutions.

Leap Frogging is a mindset that will allow you to transform just about every area of your life-and Yes!-even your income.  So go ahead and drop the Ping-Pong ball – it's time to make the leap. Jump.

“Just Believe,”