Starting from zero is GOOD

Have you ever looked at other people “succeeding” and thinking that they had it easier than you because they had all these advantages?

Rich parents?

Right time, right place?

They’re just good at this stuff?

I know exactly how you feel.

And I’m here to tell you that starting from absolute ZERO is a good thing.

I want to tell a story about my friend Dan.

Dan owned a few rental properties which he inherited from his parents.

To Dan’s credit, he worked very hard on those properties.

And any parent would love to hand something like that over to their children, to secure an income so early on.

But then the pandemic hit and the buildings he rented, lost their occupants.

No deaths, thank goodness.

But job losses, businesses no longer needed the units.

Usual stuff.

And Dan had a really really hard time dealing with the loss.

Where do you find clients? 

How do you deal with a drop in income?

What happens now?

Lots of people struggled and are still struggling – but the truth of the matter is that Dan hadn’t earned his income.

His parents had essentially given him a job.

He didn’t know how to run a business, not really.

Anyone can keep a ship headed on the course it’s on.

It’s making changes and dealing with failure and danger that matters.

And Dan has learned a LOT since his trial by fire.

He had to.

And again, to his credit, he didn’t back down or crumble. He realised that he basically knew nothing about finding clients and growing a business.

When you start from nothing, those mistakes and setbacks are the experience.

That’s how you earn your status.

When it’s handed to you, your best hope is that everything stays the same.

So trust me when I say, if you’re starting from nothing – scratch – the bottom.

That’s the absolute best and only place to start.

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.