When it comes to finding wise, smart, business-savvy people who can provide hard-learned advice, you don’t need to look any farther than Roland Frasier. He’s one of those guys who always raises the I.Q. level of a room the moment he walks in. In this episode of The Time Is Now, Kent chats with Roland about everything from the mindset and approach first-time entrepreneurs need to take to start a business, to outsourcing and team building, and much, much more. No matter where you are on your business journey you’re going to learn a lot from hearing about Roland’s experiences.
Most people who are looking to start a business are given a list of things they need to do in order to establish themselves and build credibility. The list might include setting up a corporation or LLC, creating a brand name, logo, letterhead, business cards, etc. But what Roland Frasier has noticed is that an approach like that often erects so many barriers to starting a business that many who would do so stop before they even get started. Roland would rather see first-time entrepreneurs get out and make a deal – start making money right off the bat – and THEN worry about the details of how things will be structured. That enables you to have the motivation to do whatever it takes to establish your business, simply because you’ve experienced what’s possible.
In any business endeavor, you’re going to face obstacles. Depending on how you are wired and your own personal demons, you’re going to respond to different obstacles in different ways. One of the things both Kent and his guest on this episode, Roland Frasier have discovered is that the obstacles they face that threaten to discourage them to the point of quitting, are the very obstacles that they know is going to cause their COMPETITION to quit. That’s a piece of knowledge that keeps them rolling forward. It’s a competitive advantage that keeps them moving when the going gets tough.
Imagine yourself facing a difficult challenge in your business. There’s an obstacle you didn’t expect, a conflict you didn’t see coming. When those things happen many people begin to ask questions. “Why is this happening to me?” “What did I do wrong?” Those are the absolute WRONG kinds of questions to ask – simply because your mind is designed in a way that it automatically strives to find answers to questions. That means your mind will assume that the presuppositions behind those kinds of questions are right – you did do something wrong. Instead, learn to ask yourself new types of questions – “What will it take to overcome this?” Do you see how the question itself assumes that you WILL overcome the situation? That’s going to put your mind to work striving for a solution, not a reason why the problem happened. You can learn a ton more great insights like this from Kent’s guest today, Roland Frasier.
In this conversation, Kent confessed that he has always felt admiration for his guest, Roland Frasier when it comes to the number of business opportunities Roland has had throughout his life. He always seems to be involved in some new, successful business. Kent was curious how Roland finds these opportunities and why he seems to always be invited into them, and Roland shared the way he approaches opportunities and relationships that put him in a place where others desire to have him around. What’s his secret? He serves them in a way that makes him indispensable. Find out more on this episode.
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