Why Don’t I Have the Business That I Want?

A couple days ago, I listened to Alex Charfen’s podcast. I can’t remember which one it was, but I was compelled to write down a bit of what he said. It was like getting hit over the head with reality. I’ve been trying to figure out what has been holding me back in regards to the business I’m working on. What I’ve been doing and how I think of myself running a business just doesn’t match up.

What woke me up is this bit below. This is mostly a full quote from the podcast, but I may have transcribed a word or two wrong:
If you don’t have the business you want it’s because you haven’t become the person who can run it yet.
You become the person who can run it through engaging in the right habits, disciplines, and activities on a DAILY basis.
Vision for the future is great, but you make or break your life in the day. Every single day. So the day that you’re not hydrated and are irritable is a day that moves you backwards.
Create momentum by putting the right keystone habits in your life and be consistent.
We create momentum or constraint every single day.

Thanks to Alex — I now know what I have to do. Starting tonight, I’m going to become the person I know can succeed in business. As he’s mentioned before, we need to take care of ourselves better… I will treat myself like a racehorse — fed well and exercised!

I’m starting with becoming hydrated.

For the next ten days, I’ll post my experience of trying out drinking only water and lots of it.