Growing up, you probably learned somewhere along the way… ALL pickles are cucumbers, but not all cucumbers are pickles. Right?
Well, what I know about pickling cucumbers and turning them into delicious, mouthwatering, crunchy pickles, you could fit on the head of a straight pin. Obviously, it goes without saying, only the very best cucumbers are selected. Getting thoroughly washed in an immaculately clean facility starts the process.
But, I also know for the total transformation to occur, these things are extremely important as well.
1. During the fermentation period, cucumbers are entirely submerged in a brine solution (pickling salt, which may also contain other spices such as mustard seeds, cumin, or dill).
2. When fermentation is complete (about 10-15 days or so, preferably in a 70-75 degree environment) …a soaking in fresh clean water removes all the salt.
3. Placing the fermented cucumbers in an acidic vinegar storage solution is the final step and keeps the (now) pickles from spoiling.
So, Bob…what does pickling cucumbers have to do with me? I’m very glad you asked! Let me explain.
The same phrase could be applied to entrepreneurs and the self-employed. ALL entrepreneurs are self-employed, but not all self-employed are entrepreneurs. And like the cucumber/pickle analogy…only the best entrepreneurs come from a thorough washing in the immaculate facility of life.
Actually, 3 main things separate the self-employed from the entrepreneur. They are:
1. The self-employed generally use a skill that becomes their business. (i.e. massage therapist, house cleaning, lawn care, window washer). The entrepreneur initiates and implements an idea, hiring people to carry it out. An entrepreneur owns the company and is not the company.
2. The self-employed have a simple goal of making enough money to take care of the family and perhaps a few extras. Whereas, the entrepreneur’s goals reach far and above just themselves. They usually aspire to making millions, expanding their ideas and company. Sometimes entrepreneurs might even include “giving back” as a part of their plan.
3. The self-employed generally stay the same throughout their career. They work…they get paid. They don’t work…they don’t make money. However, the entrepreneur keeps thinking and expanding their ideas, usually resulting in several income generating revenues.
As you can plainly see…All entrepreneurs are self-employed for sure. But not all self-employed people are entrepreneurs. So, how can you go from self-employed to being an entrepreneur? Or maybe you simply want to be a better self-employed person.
The answer to turning a self-employed person (the cucumber, so to speak) into an entrepreneur (the pickle) or being better at self-employment, is the same in all cases. When you hear it, you’re going to wonder why you hadn’t thought of it yourself. Or maybe you have, but just didn’t know where to begin. It is simply changing the paradigm of the person. You. This means that you need to make a shift in your thinking, what you do and how you go about doing these new things.
Also, if the entrepreneur wants to do even better…they too, can achieve much greater results by changing their own patterns.
To take it a step further… (Now this is important, so read this line a few times over) quite frankly…Anyone, who wants other results in their life, can achieve this change…if they know what to do. If they learn to change their own paradigm.
It seems when someone, who is instructing another person to learn or achieve anything, says, “all you have to do is…” they are not coming from a place of the beginner. They’re looking at it from their own perspective as the expert. That really annoys me when I have to learn something.
Needless to say, this can be most frustrating for the novice. Someone needing a step by step explanation of what it takes for change or shifts to happen, can’t do it with a simple “all you have to do is…”
I’ve spent the better part of my career helping people form and change the model they currently live by. It’s a very in depth process. One that needs detailed instruction and understanding. And, let’s not forget…work.
You too, have to be a willing sponge. Sopping up as much new knowledge as you possibly can absorb. This is the vital beginning step towards your change. Once you get the instruction, you must then implement it in your own life…applying it where it fits. As I’ve always said, “Life can be phenomenal. But we have to make it that way…it isn’t going to happen by accident.”
Come and learn, like many others, how to change the trajectory of your life. Each program we offer goes through the step by step process of instruction. There is no ambiguous, “all you have to do is…”
If you consider yourself just a cucumber…immerse yourself in the “pickling process” of life. You can be the next Super Pickle!
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