There are some people who say you’re either born an entrepreneur or you’re not – we reject that theory entirely here at The Impact Entrepreneur Show, and so does our returning guest, Tom Bilyeu, CEO of Impact Theory and Co-Founder of QuestNutrition.
Tom is passionate about pulling people out of “The Matrix” by helping them overcome the limiting beliefs that hold them back from expressing their true potential. And the belief that you are born one way, or not, is one of the most fundamentally limiting beliefs that you can have.
If you want to take advantage of your latent potential, it’s important to shift your beliefs. You can’t necessarily do everything – but you can learn how to do anything, if you put in the effort.
“I believe that humans are this big bundle of latent potential, and the meaning of life is to see how much of that potential you can actually transform into action and accomplishment.”
A Healthy Growth Mindset
Tom also experienced an important mindset shift related to money and growth.
As a kid, Tom promised himself he would be ripped and rich. He ultimately succeeded, but he realized that money wasn’t really what he wanted. Money can’t affect the way you feel about yourself.
“The moment of generating wealth in your life is like having the greatest bowl of ice cream you’ve ever had. It’s awesome… and then it will wear off more rapidly than you can imagine.”
However, money is still an incredibly powerful tool and its ability to facilitate is unparalleled. Bill Gates may actually cure malaria, but he’ll only be able to do it because he has access to massive resources.
By itself, money is inert… But once you have a mission, and build a business around that, the money becomes an incredibly empowering force.
The most important thing you can do before launching a new business or platform is finding your mission – your Why – so that you can use it as a filter to guide your strategy.
Conquering Your Fear
Many people don’t achieve their true potential, or even try, because they’re afraid. So many of us look up to high achievers and make excuses about why we’re not able to do as much.
But if you’re willing to put yourself on the path and do the hard work for years (or even decades), you can achieve the most extraordinary results. Most people are too afraid to suffer, give things up, and accept that long period of hard work.
Will you let fear prevent you from creating a massive impact?
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- Read: “Albert Bandura: Self Efficacy for Agentic Positive Psychology”
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