We live in a society where economic structures and systems are designed to provide massive benefits to certain groups of people, while limiting access to other groups. The current system has limited well-paying opportunities and very few openings as it relates to reaching the top professionally.
Statistically, the odds are stacked incredibly high against us. The chance of achieving your career objectives, getting that corner office on the upper floor, earning above-market compensation and benefits – enough to buy your dream home, go on semi-annual vacations, fund your children’s college education, take your spouse/partner to fine-dining restaurants, or enjoy the finer things in life, is slim.
Because of this, many people play it safe and lead lives far below their potential – spending the rest of their lives chasing the mechanical rabbit.
Despite those odds however, unparalleled success is within reach! BUT…to do so, in order to achieve your professional goals, you must change your strategic approach. The old model of learning a trade or getting a college degree is no longer the sure path to financial independence and security. That era is behind us.
If you want to command your own financial future, you must adopt a producer mindset, not a consumer mindset. A producer mindset is committed to never-ending self-improvement. That is, a producer mindset continually absorbs inspiration – learning from and hearing success stories of people who inspire you to act and live out your dreams and improve your life and business.
Secondly, a producer mindset looks for problems to solve. Thirdly, a producer mindset produces and provides value to people’s lives through the creation of useful products and/or services.
Here is what you can do now to develop a producer mindset.
Get a sheet of paper, and draw a line down the middle. In the left column, write down at least three problems you would like to solve. For example, problem #1 could be: It is hard to locate the phone charger/cable at night, which sometimes causes the phone to die. In the right column, write down products/services that could address the problems you listed in the left column. For example, here is a product that could address problem #1: A glow-in-the-dark phone charger/cable.
After you have listed the problems and products/services, choose the one that appeals to you the most, the one with the greatest market potential and one you can easily monetized. Once you have completed the above step, begin working on the following: (1) write a business plan; (2) choose a business structure; (3) assess your financing options; (4) get the proper licenses & registrations; (5) launch your company and make tons of money.