Don’t ever let the money own you. Don’t ever let anything own you – very true. Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus get it right in their blog regarding Tyler Durden’s Fight Club ideology:

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Fight Club

This film and story is great for many reasons and it’s not just about minimalism, but many things, not to mention individualism. In other words, fight to be an individual and don’t live in a box.   Be a creator, be an inventor, and in business, do everything you can to have fun, maximizing value to others, organizations, and yourself.   As a sales consultant where multi-million deals reign supreme you better believe it’s like Fight Club out there. It’s a battle for the customer and besting the competition. Fight for the deal, fight for love, for life, and love what you do.

“Stop trying to control everything and just let go. Let go.” In sales, and I often fall into this rut, you have to let go sometimes. You can’t control every aspect of every situation. You can’t force the customer or individuals to buy. You lead them as best you can. You provide the most value and the best customer service. Box out the competition, but at the end of the day work with those that will work with you. If you are hitting walls over and over again, you’ve got to cut loose and try something new. Use your God given creativity and power to create. Follow your instincts and listen to those smartest mentors and seasoned professionals around you.

Sometimes in business “only after disaster can we be resurrected.” I can’t tell you how many iconic business leaders have completely failed, and more than once, only to get back up, try again, and ultimately succeed like they never had before.   “This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. Take action – now.” Study, prepare, work hard and be your best. Now go out and close the deal.

Tony Bilby