In business (and in life), there’s a difference between people who play the long Game, and
people who play the short Game.
And over the 1000s of hours I’ve spent coaching business owners to succeed – it’s always
the ones with the long-term vision that ultimately win the Game... while short-term players fizzle out.
People who play the short-term game are the business owners who -
- Are hustling for every sale at any cost
- Don’t want to get into debt to invest in their business
- Sacrifice their business culture and their clients' results
- Don’t think about the bigger consequences of the decisions they make
They’re coming from a poverty mindset. And they stay on that hamster wheel of stress,
being constantly almost broke, and perpetually sh*tty that things are so damn hard.
Playing the long Game takes patience. It takes consistent action. It takes focus.
It’s all guts, not much glory (at the beginning at least).
But if you’re clear you’re on this entrepreneurial journey for life, whether in your current
business or a new one, it’s easier to focus on the long Game instead of chasing cheap short-term wins.
Instead of getting pissed off that they’re not making megabucks straight away, and making
bad decisions due to a panicky poverty mindset, long-term Game players stay focused on
their Game plan and make smarter decisions.
Playing the long Game means thinking strategically about the culture and environment you want for yourself, your business and your family… and also for the broader community of your clients and professional network.
Do you see your business as a marathon with many miles to run and tough hills to climb?
Or do you focus on only what’s 10 meters ahead?
One of those perspectives is not going to get you very far…