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Old July 15, 2018, 03:09 PM
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Default Step Zero. Here we may parse, but no right or wrong.

Step ZERO: One Collaborator identified it as SELF AWARENESS, AND knowing what you want.

Having shouted that from the rooftops for the last 30 years, hard for me to disagree with him.

He has 7 states, and says people are in a state of suspension along those lines. Again, I can't argue, I just use 5 paths, lanes or rings in the circus.

But we do agree about the knowing what you want. Which may take us back to Minus ONE.

Do you know yourself? Over the years we've discussed many of the instruments of self revelation and as a social worker, for 20 years I worked with assessment instruments and programs like Myers-Briggs, DISC, or as we've discussed, Sun Signs. All kinds of aptitude tests and today, online you can take a ton of them for free.

I like to have people use the SQ1 to identify both their known and often hidden talents and abilities.

The point my collaborator made, and I concur with, is, you need to know YOU, before you begin the Biz Op (or anything really).

Pick a niche which goes against your personality, hard to be success. He gave the example of being money conscious, and how hard it would be for him to sell high end cars. He would struggle because it goes against his own idea of holding onto money, and saving it, not spending it.

He did, however, point out that he could do it, IF, HE was aware of his personal ideals. Walking in your target's shoes goes along way to understanding his needs and wants, and if being of service to him, you sell him the expensive car, and you both win.

And maybe, going back, as I do on the SQ1, it would be good to meet that 12 year old person in side of you, the one that still makes many of your decisions.

So, we have the 7 Steps to use, once you have decided what you want, why and if it is within your wheelhouse of personal ideals, skills, strengths and motivations.



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