One of the major pitfalls of the entrepreneur is not being able to stay on track. When things aren’t working, when no one understands what you’re trying to accomplish, when you’re strapped for cash, it’s easy to lose sight of where you’re trying to go and get swallowed by self-doubt and consumed in suffering.

Dean’s solution for staying on track is knowing your compelling future. What drives you? Why did you start this journey? Where is your beacon, and are you staring at it?

If you don’t know where you’re going, it’s easy to get bogged down in the minutiae of what’s not working. “If only I had an operations manager! A trust fund! 500k followers on Instagram!” You don’t know where you’re going. You’re focused on what you don’t have. You’re dead in the water.

Find Your North

“Know where you want to go and focus on it and obsess on it. Imagine on it, fantasize about it, find proof that you can get there and just keep forging forward.” If you want to write a book, everything needs to be pointing towards that. Remove distractions and laser in on your compelling future so you know where you’re going and constantly moving towards getting there.

Keep It Simple

We often look for “the shining secret no one’s ever revealed before”, thinking that’s what is keeping us from success when usually it’s the thing you’ve heard a thousand times, but for whatever reason hasn’t sunk into your brain. Pay attention to the simple things you’ve been told over and over. Try implementing them.

“The problem isn’t the tactic. The problem is the execution.” You’ve been told what to do. You know the tactic. You’ve never tried it, so of course, it hasn’t worked!”

Live the Hard Life

“I lived the hard way so I could now have the easy life.” Doing the things that will give you freedom and allow you to live your best life is hard work, but the reward on the backend is WORTH IT.

Think about the advice Dean gave about getting your book made. When it comes to writing a book, people think you write it, you publish, and people will buy it, but that’s simply not true.

“As much focus as you put into writing it, put the same effort and energy in how you’re going to market and sell it.” If it took a year to write it, you’ve got a year’s worth of marketing prep to get that book off the ground and in a place where you can successfully launch. It’s hard work and it’s more work than most people are willing to do, but that’s what will set you apart.

You can’t expect anything to fall in your lap. Surround yourself with successful people you admire, doing the things you want to be doing, and follow their strategies. Work hard now, so you’re set up to reap the rewards later.

Finally, “Don’t believe what people tell you. We’re all too busy to dabble with crap that wasn’t proven or tested. Trust but verify.”

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Josh Felber is no ordinary serial entrepreneur. Not only has he penned two bestsellers (one with Brian Tracy and another with Steve Forbes), he went on to win two Emmy Awards for executive producing the acclaimed documentary Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story.
Josh has appeared as a guest expert on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox, and is the host of Making Bank. Josh is focused on challenging himself and those around him to achieve consistent excellence. His mission in life is to help over 100 million people design, develop and deliver their passions.