Here is how my transition from zebra to lion has helped me!
I love my parents, but I must honestly tell you they raised me to be a zebra! No, no parent wants to, intends to, or is happy to raise a zebra!
My parents focused on teaching me three things; be a good person, get an education, and work hard. These three things guaranteed me a lifetime of working long and hard so someone else would get rich, that I would make just enough money to live better than most but never enough, and I would treat people with respect.
The problem is, that is the very definition of being a zebra. For most of my life I lived within my limitation, in the safety of a big corporation, with no plan to do better, and I believed that the "Good Life" was for others.
In 2005, I decided no more and I quit the corporation and set out on my own. I failed miserably because I was a zebra trying to be a lion. On Mother's day of 2015, I woke up at my mother's house. Not because I wanted to spend Mother's Day with her, but because my wife kicked me out because my business was sucking the life out of our finances and marriage.
Fortunately, I am stubborn as hell and kept moving forward. Then, I met a lion who told me a few simple things and as a result here is what happened to me.
I was able to add zeros to my annual income and get paid as much as $288.88 per hour for my time over the last 18 months.
Here is my story.
Before I became a lion, I had an average sale of $50 and my average client purchased from me 1.25 times. That means that each client was worth an average of $62.50. This is because I would accept whatever financial scraps potential clients offered me.
Today, my clients pay me an average of $542.44 per month and stay with me for an average of 7.6 months and both numbers rise every month. That means that my average client is now worth $3,985.74. That is an increase of well over 500 percent in just 18 months.
I have also helped others become lions!
What I find even better than my success is the success I am helping others create. In addition to teaching my clients strategy, I also teach them to become lions and they are all seeing increases in their performance and their income. The reason they stick with me for so long is because I help them earn much more in income than I cost them.
Specifically, one of my clients has grown so much they have had to hire a sales director for a specific product to maximize the marketing effort I helped them start and they believe they will sell an additional million dollars worth of that product in the next 12 months. Another has changed their approach from passively waiting for customers to come to them to boldly attracting new clients and asking for referrals. Another client has made a plan and is going after expansion from a solo office to having offices around the state.
Thus, my final question for you is,
"Would you like to save your children from waking up at your house because they failed in their career or business?"