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2 Part Universal Success Formula

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Hard work is not the key to success; it’s merely the price of admission.

For the ultra successful, hard work is a given.

Hard work is the expectation.

Hard work is a mandatory pre requisite for success.

But hard work alone doesn’t guarantee success.

Because you can be working hard at the wrong things and it won’t produce the fruit you’re looking for.

For example, we meet many people who say “I don’t need coaching because I have 20 years of sales experience.”

But the unfortunate truth many times is not that the person has 20 years of sales experience.

Rather they have 1 year of sales experience that they’ve repeated 20 times.

Because they never took the time to get classically trained on the art of communication, the psychology of influence and the skills of helping other people make decisions.

Which is why learning and education matters.

You have to also learn the skills of your trade.

You have to also “sharpen your saw”

You have to also increase your knowledge base.

Which is all a part of working smart.

But working smart alone is also not the sole key to success.

Because if you only work smart but you don’t work hard then you’ll never reach all that is possible for you.

You’ll never become all that your capable of.

So some people say it’s all about hard work.

Others say it’s all about smart work.

But at Southwestern Consulting we believe that it’s not about hard work or smart work; it’s about both.

Don’t be the educated derelict who never takes action and doesn’t execute on doing the work it takes to be successful.

And also don’t be the person who takes one year of experience and repeats it over and over again making the same mistakes.

Be forward thinking.

Be continually learning.

Be pacesetting.

Be top achieving.

Be hard working and smart working.

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