Bob (not his real name) read the article from a well-known business website. And he took it to heart. Because he wanted to look, sound, and think like a business owner. And he wanted to change his shoot-from-the-hip ways so he could build a business that might actually support him and his family for the rest of their lives. So, Bob jumped in with both feet…and his bank account.
Yeah, if you wanna think like a business owner, you gotta jump in.
So, Bob followed all the bullet points. And he went online (and even to brick and mortar shops) to…
- Buy a good suit
- Upgrade his phone to the latest, greatest
- Buy a stylish analog watch
- Get some “business shoes and suits”
- Grab a high quality briefcase
- Get a professional haircut
Then, Bob made sure his tattoos were all covered up under his new “business clothes.” And he practiced acting more confident. Of course, that included standing up tall with good posture, smiling more, and getting better at making eye contact.
But then things got a little tougher. And he had to work on his “open body language” so other business owners wouldn’t think he was unapproachable. Plus, he learned some “professional business language” so other business owners would see he knew a thing or two about business. Then, he worked on being comfortable shaking hands and other body contact. Because that’s how friendly people are supposed to act. Right?
And speaking of friendly, Bob’s next steps were to be more extroverted and fill up his social calendar. Because how will people think you’re a successful business owner if you’re not out and about all the time? Bob took it all very seriously and got really good at everything he worked on.
But guess what?
His sales and profits didn’t increase enough to even pay for one pair of those professional “business shoes.” Much less all the other accoutrement (fancy French word for “stuff”) he bought with his credit card.
Yeah, Bob’s efforts were genuine and heartfelt, but they were aimed at the wrong people. Because his business is targeted to consumers. Not other business owners. So, even though he maybe developed some great skills and certainly improved the look of his closet, he sort of squandered his resources a little bit.
And sad to say, Bob’s story isn’t rare.
Because the root problem is one that probably 99.9% of business owners deal with or suffer from. And that’s something I call a lack of System Think.
You and I weren’t born with a natural ability to System Think. OK, maybe you’re that one in a million exception. But I’m not. Most people aren’t born with it. And most people don’t learn it from parents or schools. Because those parents and schools didn’t learn it either.
But System Think is truly a game changer when it comes to business…or just about any part of your life. I know because it completely changed my life for the better. And I turned it into a complete System I’ve shared with businesses for 20 years to help owners go from 5 figures to 6…and from 6 figures to 7.
Some of the most successful and well-known business owners out there use some form of System Think. And a lot of them don’t even seem to care all that much about the whole business suit look anymore.
But that’s another story.
And now, I’m developing a version of my RondaReady System for younger students (and even those who know it’s never too late to start) to help you think systematically. It’s the one, true way to think like a business owner. System Think. Because I know what an awesome change it can make in your business and in your life.
You can’t get this version of the RondaReady System anywhere…yet. But my team and I are working on it like those little ants you might see starting to pop up in the back yard about this time of year. And I’ll launch and release it very soon. If you have kids who are about to decide what they’ll be and do, I believe this is an investment in their future you should seriously consider.
So, if you haven’t already added your name to the list of business owners and wannabes who open my free emails, do it right now. And you’ll be one of the first to get the updates for how and where to get this awesome tool for your kids.
Or even for you.
The product will be offered at a special discount only to those on my list. And only for the short time during the launch and release. So, make sure your email is included. I truly do wanna help you System Think, and…