She told me she admired my diligence in business matters and that she knows she doesn't have the kind of traits to keep up the pace needed to succeed in business.
She's enlisted in endless MLM endeavors and other types of business opportunities but always fell flat.
I told her that her problem was probably a lack of need.
She wasn't quite sure what I meant so I broke it down this way: I'm a single woman.
Single in the truest sense.
My bills are paid solely by me.
I don't just have a desire to succeed; it's an inherent need - a need not to be homeless; a need to eat; a need to drive a reliable vehicle.
I NEED to succeed simply to survive and have the everyday amenities to which I'm accustomed.
By stark contrast, my friend is a married woman and mother.
She's married to a wonderful man who provides her and the children with a comfortable lifestyle.
What's more, he WANTS to.
As a husband and father, he NEEDS to provide for his family.
It's his drive.
Her desire doesn't drive her.
But if she had particular needs that must be met, knowing that only she could accomplish the tasks to meet those needs, they just might do the trick.
So ask yourself, "What's MY need?" Not merely your wants, goals and desires, but your NEEDS? Often it's the needs that get us over the hurdle, propels us forward, helps us to fly.
A man once had a "need" to find a better means to communicate with his mother and his wife, both of whom were deaf.
His name was Alexander Graham Bell.
While he didn't set out to invent what we now call "the telephone," his need led to one of the most widespread and successful inventions of all time.
Melville Bissell improved on the concept of the vacuum cleaner because his wife had "need" to clean the sawdust out of the carpet.
(Yes, it was her "need.
" It was 1876 - women "needed" to do those things back then.
) The point being these two examples fulfilled particular needs.
And entire conglomerates were built on the concepts.
So what exactly is your "need"? Ask yourself that question, ponder over it and work with whatever that answer might be.
You'll likely be surprised to find where it takes you.
And one last thing: Enjoy the ride along the way.