Great Things Never Come From Within The Comfort Zone

Its been said time and time again, that nobody has ever achieved greatness within their comfort zone. This rings true in almost all facets of life. Whether you gauge your great success in life on your career, your finances, your personal life, or your health and fitness, you’ll never achieve greatness in any of these facets by sticking within your comfort zone. Making mistakes and failing is what allows us to learn and better ourselves along the road to Success. If you never leave your comfort zone, you never take risks, if you never take risks, you minimize failure and in turn you minimize your ability to learn. If you can’t learn, you’ll never possess the knowledge and skills needed to truly be successful.

Get out of your comfort zone, if you’re shy, talk to new people. If you’re out of shape and self conscious, try exercising, whatever getting out of your comfort zone means to you, try it. Once you get out of your comfort zone, you will make mistakes, you will fail, and if you treat these failures as a learning experience and learn rather than getting discouraged, you’ll be closer to success on the next attempt, and the next after that. Doing this over and over again, trying, failing, and learning is what allows us to inch towards success, bit by bit, until we’ve accomplished something we can truly be proud of.

Now, go on and pursue your Climb to Success.

AM

What does 2019 mean to you?

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to 2019.

With a New Year comes new opportunity. Opportunity to look ahead and change our circumstances, and opportunity to learn from the mistakes of our past years. You don’t have to be the same person that you were last year, you can be whoever you want to be this year. Be who you want to be this year. If you can imagine yourself achieving something this year, and you can visualize this goal enough to turn it into a burning desire within your soul, then you can make great headway to achieving this goal this year. If you aspire to something great this year then I guarantee it won’t be an easy year. Nothing that is worth achieving in life though is never easy. My advice for 2019 is Find what you want, tell yourself that every single day once you know what it is, and work your ass off to achieve it.

Whatever your goal is, you CAN achieve it, but only if you’re willing to work for it, and visualize yourself as already achieving your goal.

Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can not, you’re right!

What are your goals for 2019? Drop a comment below or shoot me an email to alan@climbtosuccess.ca

If you’d like to join our community of people set on achieving goals, like us on Facebook and share your story with those around you!

Let’s make it a great year!

Alan McKearney

Interview – Morgan Walls

Today we have an interview with somebody who I believe has embodied the spirit of “hustling” in his career.  Somebody whom I believe has a perspective that would benefit the reading Audience.  When looking for interview subjects I look for people that have truly embodied the hustle, have had to grind their way to the top, and have a fiery passion for the climb to success.   I believe that the man we speak to today truly embodies these characteristics.  This gentleman has a passion that is contagious.  Each time I speak to him I find myself motivated to push myself even harder.  I hope each and everyone of you can gain something from this as I have!

Introduction:

Morgan Walls is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Grant Cardone Canada.  The organization provides training solutions to sales businesses in a B2B environment.

Question: Please describe what you do as your profession.

Answer: I’m a Sales and Marketing Manager for Grant Cardone Canada. I help companies and individuals grow their sales by developing their people and giving them solutions to
everyday sales challenges.

Question: What made you want to get into business?

Answer: I have a passion for education, sales and helping people. My track coach in High School handed me a book, a copy of Rich Dad Poor Dad. It made me realize that the normal path that people are sent down (university, job, house, etc.. ) doesn’t really lead to
wealth and prosperity. From that point on I began reading books on business and
investing. It lit the embers for a growing obsession of how I could become successful.
Fast forward a few years and I had to drop out of college because I ran out of money
and chose between taking a job selling knives or working in a factory.. and so my Sales
Journey began. I knocked door to door all day each day, and then moved into a few
other roles. After being in sales for a number of years I realized how many people
struggled in the business because they weren’t properly trained on how to do their job.
Grant Cardone has helped tens of thousands of people increase their incomes, provide
for their families and improve their lives — So when I got the chance to be a part of the
Team, I jumped at the opportunity.

Question: What is your biggest motivator day to day? What keeps you going?

Answer: I want to be “the guy”. No, really. I’m obsessed with pushing myself to the next level and being the person I know I can be. I have this image in my head of the future me that I’m chasing, the confident, successful, philanthropic, globe trotter that has an amazing family, flourishing businesses and is loved and respected all over the world. So every day I am sort of carving out a little bit more of that person. So when things get tough I know that I have to push forward to get a little closer or risk getting further away.
Every day twice a day, I write down some of the goals that this future me has achieved,
so I am always looking and trying to move towards some part of him.
The flip side is what I’m moving away from. I grew up without a lot of money so I know
how stressful life is for people that are struggling to make ends meet. I know first hand
the strain that puts on a family. I want my future children to have every opportunity to
succeed and have a great life so I work hard to ensure I can create that for them.

Question: What would you say is the key to your success?

Answer: Resilience. I refuse to quit on my vision of life. I’ve “failed” at a lot of things and put myself in a lot of very difficult positions, sometimes just to see if I could do them. It
taught me that no matter what I can keep pushing forwards – and that’s the biggest thing
that has gotten me this far. I can persist and move forward through any challenge and
adversity.  When I started with this business, my first few months I was making less than $500.00 a month for the first few months while working 14/15 hour days. 10 plus hours of cold calls, hundreds of hand written letters, and studying business and sales into the late hours of the night. I hated it. I hated literally every second of it, but I knew that was just a chapter that I had to go through to get to the next chapter. I also knew that if I gave up I would have to go through that chapter again later down the road. Everything we do
rewards us three to six months down the road.
Eventually, given the targets that I have.. big targets and big goals, at some point or
another I was going to have to go through the pain and challenges of creating
something meaningful, creating my vehicle for success. I also believe in what we’re
creating, so that allows me to show up in integrity.
The other thing is I’m willing to sacrifice comfort, friends, time out etc for what I want
without a second thought. If someone or something is countering my purposes, they’re
gone. It might be harsh – and it is to some degree – but I refuse to allow threats to what
I’m doing stay in my environment.

Question: What do you believe the future holds for you?

Answer: I’m going to help a lot of people. I’m realizing more and more that our society is sort of asleep. I see it as a duty to put myself in a position to effect positive change and help people become more educated and prosperous in their lives.
I am going to invest into education all over the world, and help people understand the
principles of how to improve their lives. Most people, our society, is asleep. Especially
here in Canada, we have this veneer that everything is okay, but most people are
struggling to get by every day, I want to change that. People know that more is out
there, but they don’t believe that it is for them. I want to help them know that it can be.
6. Finally, how do you define success? Is it a dollar amount, a certain lifestyle,
something else?
Success to me is continually striving for and hitting bigger targets. It’s continuing to
expand and grow in all areas of life. I have massive financial targets, but they’re simply
there to provide the resources to fuel my life. It’s constant movement and expansion. It
isn’t a specific place, it is not something I am going to get to and say great I’m done I’ve
made it, it is just being in a state where I am constantly growing and expanding. Once
I’ve impacted a lot of people, ask me again, I might have a different answer. I’m just
getting started.

A HUGE Thank You to Morgan for sharing his experiences with us here today.  I hope you can all learn something from this man’s unique perspective and extreme passion for what he does everyday!

Until Next Time,

Alan McKearney

(Photo Attached Provided by Interview Subject)

 

Prominent Role Models

For the next while, we will be running something new. Interviews with business people who have hustle and motivation. This will be beginning in the coming weeks and will be a great way to learn different ways of doing things.

Follow the blog to make sure you don’t miss a segment.

AM