If we believe what we see on social media – the pictures of glamorous trips, private jets, and speaking on big stages – we might think that being an entrepreneur was …. Well… sexy.

But the hard facts are that 90% of new startups fail. And fewer than 50% of businesses make it to their fifth year. Definitely not sexy.

When you pull back the curtain on what it takes to scale a law firm, accountancy practice or any other business, you’ll find that there’s just some stuff that must be done…and it’s what many entrepreneurs don’t talk about!

In this week’s episode of Work Less, PROFIT More, you’ll find 7 unsexy truths business owners just like you have had to face to become successful… and those truths I share with my clients every single day.

It’s not all champagne and vacations, but it’s so worth it.

One of the truths I share in this episode is about upleveling your network. Jim Rohn said – “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with!”

Years ago, I had my own revelation about my own networking group. I remember coming home from a networking event feeling that I had wasted my time… YUP, I had gotten all dressed up; worked on my elevator speech; driven 45 minutes and yuck. It was a group I had belonged to for years. The group was filled with really wonderful women BUT in general they didn’t want the same things I did. Their definition of success wasn’t the same as mine – they didn’t want the same level of money or freedom that I did. In fact, I remember hearing a conversation about how they loved this networking event because it gave them a night away from the husband and kids!

That was my wake-up call. I finally had to face the fact that I had to up level my networking if I wanted to achieve my definition of success. I had to admit that this group wasn’t where I should be spending my time and energy. The sad truth was that it was time to leave these ladies behind and move forward.

It happens to all of us. Sometimes, we must leave some people behind if we want to continue to move forward.

So, are you still networking, still hanging out with people who don’t want to achieve the same level of success as you?

Are you being inspired into new levels of action by your ‘network’ or your community?

Is your group pushing you to your next level?

If not – perhaps it’s time to face this one unsexy truth… It’s time to up-level your network!

Want to learn the other unsexy truths about building a successful business? Head over to Episode #72, Work Less PROFIT More!


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