Pocket Aces Over Pocket Queens
Staring me in the eyes for what seemed like an eternity, he finally said “ALL IN”, as he pushed close to $1,700 into the center of the table.
Wow, he’d called my bluff. Now I was faced with two choices. I either fold my pocket Queens and lose almost $400 I had already put out on the table, or I call him and risk losing $1,300 more.
Poker & business aren’t dramatically different in this regard. In business we are faced with choices like this everyday.
Do I go all in and risk it all or do I take a short-term loss for a longer-term gain.
Unfortunately we see far too often that pride & ego & even “hope” can overshadow our intellect. We know we shouldn’t be betting “all in” with business unless we have a sure deal.
But I see entrepreneurs doing this all the time. Why? Because we haven’t found a safer, more secure solution that lets us get those predictable wins & because we want it all NOW!
This is also a reason why we see so many businesses on the brink of collapse. Going for the home run, grand slam, instead of just getting the easy win.
If this sounds like you, don’t worry you are definitely not alone. I have been right there with you.
Luckily there are other options. There are safe, predictable, & effective ways to grow your business.
Focusing on these 3 simple solutions is a great start.
- Solve A Problem
(Focus on that problem, talk about it, be present with it every day, & help someone with that problem every day).
- Create A Platform
We often are all over the place trying to find someone to listen to us. If you hope to scale your business, you MUST have a platform to build your audience.
- Connect With Your Audience
Business is about relationships. You have to connect with people and build that know-like-trust factor if you are going to scale.
This seems pretty easy right? Except why aren’t more of us entrepreneurs doing it?
I believe it’s because they just don’t know what will help them accomplish those objectives.
For me it is running a super effective, & simple strategy called the One-Day Summit Formula. I can put together something very valuable in less than 30 days that solves a problem, creates a platform & connects with my audience.
I’ve used it to build 6 figures all the way to multi 7 figure companies. & that is in multiple different industries.
I actually have a FREE course on the One-Day Summit Formula for anyone like me who is ready to start taking strategic steps towards scaling their business.
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For me predictable, safe & effective are the best ways to scale your business. Using the 3 strategies listed above leaves a lot of options available but definitely provides a laser point focus on how to get there.
Using a strategy such as the One-Day Summit Formula helps us magnify those gains dramatically in a short period of time.
So in the end, I decided to fold my pocket queens to the other player. He immediately flipped over Pocket Aces. I had just saved myself a big loss. And although it wasn’t a traditional victory it was a win in the long run.
Again, business like poker is about strategy & opportunities. If you risk it all too often, you will eventually lose everything. So go with a safe, predictable & effective strategy!
Remember it’s Scale Or Fail & the Choice Is Yours.
Hustle Hard & Scale Big
Dr. Mark T Wade
- 2013 study by Levine and Rubinstein
About Dr. Mark T Wade:
Dr. Mark T Wade having 2 doctorates went from a brick & mortar clinic to online multi-million dollar education business in the health space. He has created a top rated podcast, a sold out mastermind for entrepreneurs featuring the likes of John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Lewis Howes & Jeff Walker, & a one of a kind SAAS company called Virtual Summits Software.
With his brand HustleAndScale.com Dr. Mark helps entrepreneurs scale their side hustles with a technique called the One-Day Summit Formula. The same strategy he used to build that multi million-dollar business in the health space. (Still a success today: American Posture Institute). It’s one of the top list building techniques available & it even works for beginners and brick & mortar businesses.
Dr. Mark has expert insights on going from side hustle to success, losing a million dollar business – the lessons learned, but his most popular message for most audiences come from the list building strategy that has helped thousands kick start, launch & grow their businesses (valid for any industry or niche).
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