From 7 people to $7 BILLION - Inspiring Real-life story
Let's imagine that you have a time machine and you could go back to the 1970s and travel to Los Angeles, California in the United States.
You walk there and see a random young man whose parents have divorced and he works as a janitor.
Could you imagine that this young janitor right here could become an educator that more than 50 million from over 100 different countries come to see in live events and he makes $7 billion per year?
Could you imagine that this young man whose family had sometimes hardly money for food goes on and donates hundreds of millions of meals to American people?
Only 7 people showed up in a hall of 500 people
This young man was excited to launch his business and impact tons of people. He went to a local hotel and reserved a hall for 500 people.
He expected to fill this whole hall so he started advertising the event.
It was actually a free event where he would then promote his paid services but also deliver massive value for the people who come.
Back then the advertising was much more expensive and time-consuming than nowadays but this young man still did it with the money he had.
The day of the event came and it was about to start.
He was waiting in the hotel that people would come.
Guess how many people appeared in the FREE event in the hall of 500 people after all his advertising efforts?
ONLY SEVEN PEOPLE!
They were scattered all around the hall and that young man felt completely embarrassed.
He had booked this expensive place in the hotel, spent a lot of money on advertising and only 7 people showed up in his FREE event.
Despite his disappointment, he invited those 7 people to come closer so they wouldn't be so scattered in the hall.
He still did his best to provide them massive value since they had shown up.
And some of those 7 people became his first clients.
What Would Most People Do Now?
When most people try to build a business and it doesn't work immediately, what do they do?
I've heard many people starting here at Wealthy Affiliate saying,
"I'm gonna try the premium for 1 month and if I don't succeed with this, I'm going to quit and do something else."
To be honest with you, I also thought like that but I'm glad I changed it because that attitude is a recipe for failure.
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What if this young man would have quit after only 7 people showed up?
What if he would have gone back to working as a janitor?
Well, most likely almost nobody wouldn't know today about this man and he wouldn't have impacted millions of people and made billions of dollars.
But he chose differently.
Despite the initial failure (Read: Learning experience!), he continued working and decided not to give up.
Where did that lead him?
43 Years Later
Nowadays this man owns and/or is part of dozens of companies.
He makes $7 billion per year in revenue and has educated 50 million people in live events in over 100 different countries.
He has donated 100,000,000's of meals through Feeding America campaign and impacted millions of lives positively through his work.
The list of his merits could go on and on...
The name of the person in this story is Tony Robbins.
He's widely respected and known as one of the best in his field and no one can argue that he has impacted millions of lives.
Why Do I Share This Strange Story to You?
When you start your first business, the chances are that you are not going to succeed right away. At least I didn't. And so didn't this person in the story = Tony Robbins.
And that's completely okay.
The important thing is what happens after you have tried and didn't succeed as you expected. Will you quit or will you keep on going?
If you quit, your life will remain the same.
If Tony would have quit after his first event, he might still be cleaning toilets as a janitor somewhere in California.
But you can never know how far you can go if you just try again and decide that you're not going to quit.
It doesn't matter how many times you fail if you always learn something from it and keep on moving forward.
Have the attitude that you will succeed no matter what.
Instead of asking yourself, "What is the least that I must do?" Start asking yourself, "How far can I go?"
If you make even a tiny progress every day, that will add up A LOT over the course of a year. Think about how much that will add up in the next 5 years. Or in the next 10 years.
As a matter of fact, that 10 years will pass anyway.
So, why not try your best and see how far can you go? :) Let's do it!
It's Your Time!
- Roope "If Tony can do it, you can do it" Kiuttu
PS. Do you accept the challenge?
Let me know in the comments below!
Commit yourself for the long haul as Tony Robbins did.
Your future self and future generations will thank you for that.