My 96-year-old Grandpa recently passed away, and as a tribute to his memory I wanted to share some of the gems he passed on to me.
Grandpa was a successful entrepreneur. He started his business, a machine shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over 50 years ago.
Even though he never was able to get his head around the idea of Internet marketing, one thing he DID understand is business. Below are three tips he shared with me in order to help you build a solid, successful business:
1. Being lucky is contagious. Grandpa would often tell us stories about how his successful friends and associates were the ones who were lucky in Vegas -- the ones who weren't successful were also the ones who weren't so lucky in Vegas (or other areas for that matter).
This sounds a little like law of attraction, right? Except grandpa would never call it law of attraction. I think it's more like a core belief -- if a core belief of yours is you'll make a lot of money, then you'll make a lot of money. If your core belief is you'll struggle financially, you'll struggle financially. Grandpa believed he would make a lot of money -- therefore not only did he have a successful business but he also made money investing in various things (not to mention he also got lucky in Vegas quite a bit).
2. Being in a mastermind helps you grow your business. Except grandpa would never call it a mastermind. He would call it hanging out with his friends and associates, drinking, playing cards, talking about business and trying to one-up the other.
(This is also a good example of who you hang out with determines your business results.)