Are you EXPECTING mediocrity?

by Daniel Batten on April 29, 2015

Have you noticed that you don’t see the world as it is. You see it as YOU are?

That’s why we have different political parties. One party sees lack of individual application. Another sees a victim of circumstance.

Same event. Different meaning we create around it.

So that means that meaning matters.

In business – this plays itself out too. It’s the main reason why some companies succeed and others don’t

For example – I have 4 clients right going through the process of raising capital and all but one (who’s raising $50Million) are finding it effortless and easy. And they are achieving great valuations in a short amount of time.

That’s because they EXPECT it to be. AND they know how to establish SHARED MEANING between them and the investors that will result in an ultra-fast decision at a low risk for everyone.

Here’s the message I put together to help people raise capital if you are interested in sharing the first step.

But I also know 4 other companies who are not clients who are finding it hard and a struggle.

I don’t think this is a coincidence.

I believe a lot of this is down to their belief systems. They EXPECT the process to be long and hard, they do not yet know how to create “conspiracies to succeed” and have not established what I call a “Pool of shared meaning” between them and investors that allows them to conspire to the same fast, low-risk outcome.

Where might this apply in your life?

  • Are you EXPECTING to have no time in your day?
  • Are you EXPECTING that because you are an entrepreneur you must work long hours and cut off other important dimensions of life?
  • Are you EXPECTING to have less passion in your relationship because you’ve been together 10 years?
  • Are you EXPECTING that any engagement with corporates will be long and laborious – much like raising capital.

Sure – in all four cases you can argue there are some things you can’t change.

But what you CAN change is always bigger.

And whether you place your focus on that which you can’t or that which you can change will to a large degree determine the outcome you are capable of achieving.

Choose well!

PS: even if you are not raising capital – where can you use the principles in this video to have better expectations?

PPS: you might have noticed I’m not posting as regularly. That’s because I’m way more active on Facebook these days. If you want to get regular infusions of inspirations still – just FB friend me and tune in for the almost daily messages

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