One thing you quickly learn once you begin to attend conferences in your industry, and actually meet industry leaders… is that…
You’re never going to be a rockstar/leader like them unless you stop settling for being average, and instead make strides to take your stuff to the next level.
Probably my most shared post of all time is 13 reasons you’re not as successful as you should be. Most of those reasons cover what I’m talking about here today. There are usually a lot of reasons why you’re not kicking as much ass as the superstars in your niche.
But when it comes down to it… YOU are to blame. Because frankly, you’re just not kicking enough ass to get there.
Nobody is going to hand it to you. Every one of those industry rockstars have worked their ass off to get where they are. Believe it.
What? You just expect to make it to their level just because you worked an extra hour past 5 last night? You think you can continue to create mediocre content and business models and products and services and dominate with them?
Unfair? Not really. They worked for it. Hard. Did you work as hard?
Get to work. Quit whining and take your effort to the next level, or don’t. Just stop thinking it’s all just gonna fall into your lap.