My friend and client Jarod Hyson recently sent me a simple, but very true, diagram of what it takes to be successful. Here it is:


What do you think? Seems pretty true to me. Entrepreneurs know that running a business is not easy. You know that I believe the steps one needs to take to be successful are quite easy to understand. I wrote a book on that, The 9 Super Simple Steps to Entrepreneurial Success. The steps are easy…..being successful? Well, that takes a lot of work and it’s not easy. In business success is almost always harder to attain than we think it will be. It will cost more than we think it will. And it will take longer than we think it will to find success. For example, many of you reading this think I’m really successful. I know I’ve done well but let’s be honest, if I were really, really smart, I’d have a 10M company, not a 5M company, right? The point is−we all have things to work on and success is not easy. Think about that this week as you work towards success. Relish in the successes, learn from the mistakes and keep on working.

Speaking of working, read this nice article about Jarod that appeared in Lawn and Landscape magazine, the leading publication in the Green Industry. Congrats to Jarod; we’re very proud of you here at Marty Grunder! Inc. You’re a terrific student. Meet Jarod and many of my other successful clients at GROW! 2012 in February. Sign up now for $550….in two weeks the price is going up to $795. And in two weeks I’ll announce an incredible speaker we have lined up for GROW! that will blow you away. Once we do that, the price for GROW! has to go up; once you read our news, you’ll know why.

We still have 1 spot open for the October 21st Grunder Field Trip. If you’ve been thinking about attending a Field Trip, don’t put it off any longer; sign up now! Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until next summer. And you can still sign up for the last 2011 webinar on November 17th titled The Year’s Almost Over: What to Do to Finish Strong & Get Things in Place to Kick Butt in 2012. Sign up today!

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