Monthly Archives: May 2018

When I first started my business I was fumbling around like a fish out of water.  And honestly I still do in many ways as business is has many dynamic facets you must learn to master and new levels of growth come with new sets of problems to solve.

Business is about constant innovation and the world is changing faster than ever because of technological advancements.  For some people that freaks them out and they contract into their comfort zone.  For others it means possibility and they expand into the unknown.

In the beginning I was enamored by the success stories I saw of companies hitting it big.  I wanted that too!  I wanted to scale from 0 to tons of customers overnight.  By trying to get everyone as my customer, nobody was my customer.

In truth I was more focused on me vs. my clients and what I was actually doing for them!  Like most people who get into business I fell into the trap of doing it solely for my reasons and focused on my needs vs. trying to meet my customers’ needs and solve their problems.

I read an article by Kevin Kelly founder of WIRED Magazine  called ‘1,000 True Fans’ and it gave me a new perspective on how to approach my business.  In essence as the title suggests if you focus on nurturing your core audience you can run a successful enterprise.  It’s cool if you want to grow a bigger business than 1,000 customers but the principle is that you must focus on starting with your core audience and it ripples out from there.  Most people do it backwards in that they look to get thousands of customers without adding any deep value and cultivating a relationship with them.  Even the biggest companies that exist today (Amazon, Airbnb, Facebook) started with a small group of customers and grew from that base because they created so much value for them to start with.

It is totally achievable to create a successful business where you can share your creative work and live a financially independent lifestyle.  If you can get your 1,000 customers to pay you $100/year that’s $100,000 in revenue!

Here’s the article (1000 True Fans) and I also made a video for you below:

 

How can implementing this concept help you in your business?  Comment below!

Abrazo!

Naeem

I used to live in reaction to life.  I could be in a down mood for any number of arbitrary reasons.  If it was raining outside, someone said something mean to me, had work to get done, woke up in a bad mood etc.

I was sick and tired of feeling depressed, angry, confused, tired, unmotivated….

That’s when I read an awesome book by Jack Canfield “The Success Principles”

Yeah I know books like this can seem cheesy, but Jack is actually a really smart dude – he graduated from Harvard and worked for W Clement Stone

The two big takeaways for me were that I must take 100% responsibility for what has happened and what will happen in my life and that there are technologies to manage my thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

One of the tools I use daily is in this video I made for you.  You’ll like this video if…

  • You want to take control of your life
  • You want to tap into the power of your subconscious mind
  • You want to be creative and have a fun time with your environment

Dominate,

Naeem

Ps.  Leave a comment on the video and we’ll pick someone in the next 48 hours to send an anchoring exercise that will make a powerful shift in your life ($100 value).

 

I started meditating about 3 years ago.

I did it because I heard of amazing benefits from successful people I admire.

I didn’t take a class or pay thousands of dollars for a mantra.

I just started closing my eyes, sitting still and tried quieting my mind.

I also had nice background music to calm my brain waves.

Recently I discovered the Muse Headband from my friend and coach Jairek Robbins and it has helped me take my meditation game way up.

Here’s a video I made about it:

 

For those of you interested in being part of my Life Performance Team it’s only $20 per month and we have a bi-weekly one hour google hangout session.  We don’t allow anyone in the group as you must add value and contribute.  Each call is dedicated to one specific area of life (fitness/health, relationships, finances, mission, spiritual, fun etc.) and how to use the mind and body to optimize your life.

We are also going to have a Mind and Body Restoration Retreat Grand Teton this Summer!

It’s in part of the Rocky Mountains in Northwest Wyoming and looks over Jacksonhole Valley.  It’s part of Yellowstone National Park too!

 

Abrazo!

Naeem