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Ever since I've picked up entrepreneurship, I've slowly noticed this one thing in life: Things seem a certain way but often are actually completely different.

"Women are all selfish and superficial, I won't ever find a partner"
Well, have you even just asked one how her day went? Maybe if all you see of her is in the workplace or at school, you don't actually see her true side? Perhaps you'll find out that they are a lot deeper than you.

"D2D doesn't work in Germany anymore, all big companies have been decreasing their D2D sectors"
Are you a big company? Why can't you just try it? Oh, you're just scared, ok.
Oh and also the actual reason for big companies decreasing D2D is probably because customers have been become more and more vary of those well-known shady companies (Telekom etc.).

"All millionaires and rich people are deeply seflish/companies are evil!"
Have you ever sat down and had a genuine conversation with a millionaire?

"Communism is way better than Capitalism"
Sorry, where did you grow up? LA, New York? Lol. Maybe visit a once-communist country in your free time.

A few more examples from my life:

"I won't be able to clean and reach all exterior windows without a ladder and car!"
After I just said F*ck it and tried to get jobs anyways, I realized that you can just do them from inside the house.
With all my information coming from the US and Canada, I realized that things work a little bit differently in Germany/Europe.

"They won't like the music I'll perform at the school-event"
Actually, they liked anything that didn't come from our shitty school orchestra, got compliments and a few interested girls ;)

"Oh I won't win this music competition this year for reason x, y and z, let's just quit"
But I tried it ANYWAYS and WON. Fun fact, I'm currently in the competition's workshop (didn't cost me a cent) for a whole week and I'm going to hear my piece tomorrow.
Also another fun fact: it's now 5am, can't fall back asleep and is why I'm finally writing this post :eyes:

"I can only walk to window cleaning jobs"
And thus was the THE WINDOW WASHING MOBILE 1.0™ born!

"I am depressed. Only sadness awaits me"
I think this is actually still a work-in-progress but I am certain that I will one day prove my past self so unfathomably wrong.
...even if I might be whining occasionally ; )


What is or has been your excuse? Your illusion?


Common sense note: Obviously you shouldn't just blindly try everything if you don't think it will work. There is a difference between having no costs going d2d and spending 200k on a business-idea which will also take months of your life away.
 
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LOL I love hearing that: "It won't work!"

The hell do you know? Have you been doing what I've been doing and seen the effort and value I've put into the thing I'm building?

Even if it doesn't work out, at least I had the guts to try while you sat on your a$$.

I heard this quote from a French mother recently:
"People who say that it's useless, these are people who never do anything."
 

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Its mostly a meme, but honestly what has been getting me out of the excuses loophole is the mentality.

"F*ck it we ball".

"Oh you´ll never place well in that chess tournament,theother players have been playing since they are 5 years old"
F*ck it, we ball, and I won the tournament (Obviously with a lot of hard work, training and studying)

So, yeah, perhaps its not the best method out there, but sometimes you need to have that mentality and accept whatever the outcome may be to start putting in the hours of work in order to achieve something meaningful.
 

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If you are old enough you know people are making general statements based on their opinion and limited experience like they hold the knowledge of eternity.

People saying D2D don't work. Cold calls don't work. Nobody reads ads etc. Ask them loudly and clearly:

How do you know? Did you try it out? Show me your stats if you did.

They will say:

NO, but every time salesman comes to our office nobody likes it.

Then you can say:

THEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT.
 
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Ever since I've picked up entrepreneurship, I've slowly noticed this one thing in life: Things seem a certain way but often are actually completely different.

"Women are all selfish and superficial, I won't ever find a partner"
Well, have you even just asked one how her day went? Maybe if all you see of her is in the workplace or at school, you don't actually see her true side? Perhaps you'll find out that they are a lot deeper than you.

"D2D doesn't work in Germany anymore, all big companies have been decreasing their D2D sectors"
Are you a big company? Why can't you just try it? Oh, you're just scared, ok.
Oh and also the actual reason for big companies decreasing D2D is probably because customers have been become more and more vary of those well-known shady companies (Telekom etc.).

"All millionaires and rich people are deeply seflish/companies are evil!"
Have you ever sat down and had a genuine conversation with a millionaire?

"Communism is way better than Capitalism"
Sorry, where did you grow up? LA, New York? Lol. Maybe visit a once-communist country in your free time.

A few more examples from my life:

"I won't be able to clean and reach all exterior windows without a ladder and car!"
After I just said F*ck it and tried to get jobs anyways, I realized that you can just do them from inside the house.
With all my information coming from the US and Canada, I realized that things work a little bit differently in Germany/Europe.

"They won't like the music I'll perform at the school-event"
Actually, they liked anything that didn't come from our shitty school orchestra, got compliments and a few interested girls ;)

"Oh I won't win this music competition this year for reason x, y and z, let's just quit"
But I tried it ANYWAYS and WON. Fun fact, I'm currently in the competition's workshop (didn't cost me a cent) for a whole week and I'm going to hear my piece tomorrow.
Also another fun fact: it's now 5am, can't fall back asleep and is why I'm finally writing this post :eyes:

"I can only walk to window cleaning jobs"
And thus was the THE WINDOW WASHING MOBILE 1.0™ born!

"I am depressed. Only sadness awaits me"
I think this is actually still a work-in-progress but I am certain that I will one day prove my past self so unfathomably wrong.
...even if I might be whining occasionally ; )


What is or has been your excuse? Your illusion?


Common sense note: Obviously you shouldn't just blindly try everything if you don't think it will work. There is a difference between having no costs going d2d and spending 200k on a business-idea which will also take months of your life away.
You have to try enough things that don’t work to find out things that will eventually work for you.

And you cannot skip the process even if you have a time machine. Because the skill sets in the final success is built through the years in trying things that never worked for you.
 

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I have realized there is an entire mountain of assumptions, theories and beliefs stacked up in every man’s mind, and it’s almost all bullshit. Even my own.

Getting out there and getting in the reps will demolish all of that.

Business, friends, girls, experiences, traveling.

Everyone’s got their ideas about it all.

Just get out there and see.

Have an open mind and look for reality. Look for truth. Don’t look for confirmation.

When you get out there you’ll see that business is not all that complicated, most people are actually nice, there’s beautiful kind girls everywhere, loads of things are a lot of fun, and there’s so many countries with so much beauty and wonderful people everywhere.

Life is so amazing if you just get out of your house and go touch some grass and shake some hands. Don’t let pessimists and their theories trick you.

I like saying yes to things. It almost always seems to work out.
 

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Well said, I have a feeling when people say This or that doesn't work anymore. or anything similar about anything.

It's almost always because they are AFRAID to do it themselves. It's defending mechanism. Convince yourself something doesn't work and you don't need to do it.

I know, cause I am one of them.
 
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Ever since I've picked up entrepreneurship, I've slowly noticed this one thing in life: Things seem a certain way but often are actually completely different.

"Women are all selfish and superficial, I won't ever find a partner"
Well, have you even just asked one how her day went? Maybe if all you see of her is in the workplace or at school, you don't actually see her true side? Perhaps you'll find out that they are a lot deeper than you.

"D2D doesn't work in Germany anymore, all big companies have been decreasing their D2D sectors"
Are you a big company? Why can't you just try it? Oh, you're just scared, ok.
Oh and also the actual reason for big companies decreasing D2D is probably because customers have been become more and more vary of those well-known shady companies (Telekom etc.).

"All millionaires and rich people are deeply seflish/companies are evil!"
Have you ever sat down and had a genuine conversation with a millionaire?

"Communism is way better than Capitalism"
Sorry, where did you grow up? LA, New York? Lol. Maybe visit a once-communist country in your free time.

A few more examples from my life:

"I won't be able to clean and reach all exterior windows without a ladder and car!"
After I just said F*ck it and tried to get jobs anyways, I realized that you can just do them from inside the house.
With all my information coming from the US and Canada, I realized that things work a little bit differently in Germany/Europe.

"They won't like the music I'll perform at the school-event"
Actually, they liked anything that didn't come from our shitty school orchestra, got compliments and a few interested girls ;)

"Oh I won't win this music competition this year for reason x, y and z, let's just quit"
But I tried it ANYWAYS and WON. Fun fact, I'm currently in the competition's workshop (didn't cost me a cent) for a whole week and I'm going to hear my piece tomorrow.
Also another fun fact: it's now 5am, can't fall back asleep and is why I'm finally writing this post :eyes:

"I can only walk to window cleaning jobs"
And thus was the THE WINDOW WASHING MOBILE 1.0™ born!

"I am depressed. Only sadness awaits me"
I think this is actually still a work-in-progress but I am certain that I will one day prove my past self so unfathomably wrong.
...even if I might be whining occasionally ; )


What is or has been your excuse? Your illusion?


Common sense note: Obviously you shouldn't just blindly try everything if you don't think it will work. There is a difference between having no costs going d2d and spending 200k on a business-idea which will also take months of your life away.
Failure is an investment, very amazing one if you do it fast, if you think you'll fail, probably it is because you will win.

You're afraid to ask her out, if you delay this, the fear of rejection, it will grow, give its dividends, because you'll recall this inaction and associate yourself with it, and it turns into grief, regret and stuff, but if you ask her out, and if she says yes, or no, either way it is okay - it will grow, even if it is rejection, you'll recall your courage, and the fact that you're still here having fun on earth, and you'll get more of the energy to ask second girl out, and etcetera, if you fail you invest in the lesson, and that one will grow, naturally.

Delaying is bad, start early - investment strategy even in this life situations.
 

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Agreed OP.

How I gave myself a mental model is to "stop limiting myself by the ceiling I created, and start building the platform below me to see how high I can go".

I don't know how to do that --> Where can I learn how to do that
What happens if we run into problem X --> Let's figure out solutions to problem X
That seems like a mountain of work --> Let's break down the work and start chipping away

I used to have such a limiting mindset. Now I am the "Chief Roadblock Remover" of my own life and mind. There is a solution to everything. Grind at it.
 

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Ever since I've picked up entrepreneurship, I've slowly noticed this one thing in life: Things seem a certain way but often are actually completely different.

"Women are all selfish and superficial, I won't ever find a partner"
Well, have you even just asked one how her day went? Maybe if all you see of her is in the workplace or at school, you don't actually see her true side? Perhaps you'll find out that they are a lot deeper than you.

"D2D doesn't work in Germany anymore, all big companies have been decreasing their D2D sectors"
Are you a big company? Why can't you just try it? Oh, you're just scared, ok.
Oh and also the actual reason for big companies decreasing D2D is probably because customers have been become more and more vary of those well-known shady companies (Telekom etc.).

"All millionaires and rich people are deeply seflish/companies are evil!"
Have you ever sat down and had a genuine conversation with a millionaire?

"Communism is way better than Capitalism"
Sorry, where did you grow up? LA, New York? Lol. Maybe visit a once-communist country in your free time.

A few more examples from my life:

"I won't be able to clean and reach all exterior windows without a ladder and car!"
After I just said F*ck it and tried to get jobs anyways, I realized that you can just do them from inside the house.
With all my information coming from the US and Canada, I realized that things work a little bit differently in Germany/Europe.

"They won't like the music I'll perform at the school-event"
Actually, they liked anything that didn't come from our shitty school orchestra, got compliments and a few interested girls ;)

"Oh I won't win this music competition this year for reason x, y and z, let's just quit"
But I tried it ANYWAYS and WON. Fun fact, I'm currently in the competition's workshop (didn't cost me a cent) for a whole week and I'm going to hear my piece tomorrow.
Also another fun fact: it's now 5am, can't fall back asleep and is why I'm finally writing this post :eyes:

"I can only walk to window cleaning jobs"
And thus was the THE WINDOW WASHING MOBILE 1.0™ born!

"I am depressed. Only sadness awaits me"
I think this is actually still a work-in-progress but I am certain that I will one day prove my past self so unfathomably wrong.
...even if I might be whining occasionally ; )


What is or has been your excuse? Your illusion?


Common sense note: Obviously you shouldn't just blindly try everything if you don't think it will work. There is a difference between having no costs going d2d and spending 200k on a business-idea which will also take months of your life away.
I feel like social media is a problem here, at least for me.

It always seems like I'm seeing one, pessimistic side to everything but in reality life is just so different, and quite frankly simpler.
 
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