If you’re not getting the results that you want, then there’s a few things that we recommend you honestly assess and evaluate.
1. Have you invested in quality training, giving you the proven strategies to succeed?
If you’re trying to just figure things out on your own, without learning from others that are more successful than you by investing in quality training, then this is likely a huge factor of why you’re not getting results. The fastest way to achieve anything is through modeling someone else that already has achieved the result that you’re after. Don’t try to re-invent the wheel, always save your time, money, and frustration by investing in yourself.
2. Have you fully applied and implemented what you’ve learned from the training?
You need to be 100% honest with yourself and ask, “Have I REALLY applied everything that I’ve learned?”
Accumulating knowledge is great, but it won’t change your life or get you results unless you apply it. We’ve seen people that only apply 50% of a training or what they’ve learned, and yet complain because they aren’t getting results. That’s not how you get results. You can’t be selective with what you apply, you must fully commit yourself and implement everything you’ve learned to give it a fair chance. Otherwise, how can you say it didn’t work for you? Play full out, give it your all, and if others have succeeded then there’s no reason why you can’t also.
3. Have you been patient with your results?
Results take time, they don’t happen overnight. Nobody goes to the gym once and then they’re fit for life. And nobody become financially free overnight either. It takes consistent action, patience, and trusting the process.
The metaphor Stefan often uses is that with each action you take, you’re planting a seed. When you plant a seed in the soil, do you come back after a week or two and get frustrated because it hasn’t yet sprouted? Of course not. It takes time. You must consistently water and nurture that seed, and over time, it will eventually sprout. When it sprouts, it’s vulnerable, as it hasn’t yet fully established a strong foundation yet - so you must really ensure you take good care of it, continue taking action and being consistent, before it turns into a solid tree that provides consistent results for you.
When Stefan commits to something, he often always gives it at least 3-6 months before I expect to see any significant results. Most people give up too soon, right when they are three feet from gold. If Stefan had given up after month on most things he started in his life, then he wouldn’t have achieved anything!
4. Are you paying attention and measuring the results you’re getting?
Most people are getting results and they don’t even know it. Often times, it’s just not the results that they expect. Most people measure the results of starting an online business based on how much money they’re making, or their fitness results based on how much weight they’ve lost. When trying to achieve something, you can’t just measure the amount of money or weight. You must look at and measure the smaller milestones along the way, as well as the progress you’re making.
In an online business, there are many things you should measure to know whether what you’re doing is working. You want to measure the value of what you’re learning, your confidence, skills, and abilities that you’re cultivating, as well as how much traffic you’re getting, views, likes, followers, subscribers, and engagement. All of these results come BEFORE you start making money. By paying attention to and measuring your progress, it can help let you know whether you’re on track or not.
The same goes for fitness. While you might not have lost the weight you wanted yet, perhaps you can measure the progress you’ve made and other results you’ve achieved - such as the new habits you’ve developed, your energy levels, your mood and emotions, and the self-confidence you’re gaining. As Stefan always says, “Master the process, and the results will follow.”
5. Have you investigated WHY you’re not getting results, what you’re doing wrong, and fixed it?
To succeed at anything, you need to become a detective. You need to be able to dissect what’s working and what’s not. If something is working, then great, continue applying it. If it’s not, then you need to identify WHY it’s not working and find a solution for it. This requires you to analyze your actions and results. This is something you must constantly do in the pursuit of achieving your goals.
Sometimes it’s worthwhile to get feedback from others. Reach out to friends, or other online communities (like Facebook groups or forums), or even hire a coach to give you feedback. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Stefan is always asking for help. He's hired coaches for years, building relationships with other successful people that he can reach out to, and is always seeking help to further achieve his goals.
6. Are you being flexible, adapting, and changing your approach?
If you can honestly say you’ve invested in yourself, applied things fully, have been consistent, patient, received help and feedback, and STILL aren’t getting results, then it may be time to change your approach. Perhaps what you’re doing just isn’t working for you and you need to find new strategies or try something else? You can’t do the same things over and over, expecting a different result. At this point, it’s time to switch things up. Try a new program, training, or strategy and then repeat the process fully.
Everyone fails on the journey towards success. It’s normal. Not everything will work for everyone. That’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up or feel bad about it. Instead, look at it as an incredible blessing, as you didn’t really fail because you’ve learned. You’ll now be able to take all of the valuable lessons you’ve gained from your previous experience with you into the next. As long as you don’t get down on yourself and create a disempowering story about how you’re a failure or nothing works, then you’ll do great. As Winston Churchill said, “Success is being able to go from one thing to the next without losing enthusiasm.”