We live in a world in which success is measured by numbers.
It may not be the most accurate measurement, but there’s no arguing that it’s the one often paid the most attention to.
I walked away from this weekend’s Quitter Conference (which I had the pleasure of speaking at) with plenty of insight – possibly the most resounding of which was the following:
What does it mean? It means that success isn’t based on the size of the audience in front of you – rather, it’s grounded in the effort you give. It means getting up and giving the same effort for 5 people or 500. It means running as hard as you can even if you’re only racing yourself. It means providing excellent service to every single client – whether you’re working with 1 or 100.
How do you get the opportunity to get in front of a bigger audience? How do you build your following? How do you create a brand that people will demand to work with and buy from?
As Jon Acuff says: “The size of the crowd doesn’t matter. The applause of the audience doesn’t matter. The money you make singing doesn’t matter.”
What matters is the effort. The hustle. Giving 110% – the same 110% to one, or a million. What you give when no one is watching.