My buddy John who I had met in India was way smarter than me!! John showed me a few… a lot of things I wasn’t accustomed to being from India. First of all the food; wow american’s eat great! I believe I would be really fat if I could eat all the foods from america. Those folks have it good as far as ready easy food. “Unhealthy”…. yes, but good. I could not believe all of the small businesses. I’m here to tell you it was an amazing experience. I really couldn’t understand how people lived like ants constantly working always moving and cramming food down there throats. I asked John is everyone in this crazy rat race in america. John smiled; no Bryalon I was hoping you would ask I wanna show you something.
First stop Johns place of business. Turns out after studying in India and finishing business school john started a Auto Detail shop. BismarckDetailing.com.
It was really cool to see firsthand the inside of an american’s business, and I knew this wasn’t just any place but it was my buddy’s and someone I respected. So cool. His shop and employees ran like a dream. Never had I seen such a well ran business. The thing practically ran itself and everyone was so efficient at what they did. I asked John when we left you really learned this all at school. He chuckled; no man actually I had to unlearn all that stuff at school to get where I am today. I was baffled! What do you mean. Well, said John school teaches us how to be an employee and really sets us up to work for others (like the “rat race” I witnessed). Don’t you see it Braylon. I really couldn’t understand what he was talking about so he said look here’s an example: The 10x rule. Go buy that book and read it it will open your eyes. So I did and wow did my eye’s open. It’s all about numbers and selling. Getting ahead not about how much you know, but what you understand. I’m going to post a link if your interested in learning about The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure. Yes I will get a small commission if you buy that book from amazon and if you did. Thanks! I think you will enjoy what you learn from the book and understand what it means to be in the rat race and to control the race you run.
So I just wanted to share something from my best buddy John. He called me a few day’s ago.Here’s how our conversation went. Braylon; says John how have you been my Indian friend? Good,good John. How are thing’s in the land of plenty? We’ll john couldn’t be more exited right now and let me tell you why. You’ve herd of being competitive right. Yes John of course I have i’m not a complete idiot ya know. HA maybe your not buddy. Alright so I’ve always been in the business of competing right. Thought that’s what us business entrepreneurs did. Well most do if one guy who owns a hot dog stand and sells 100 hot dogs with his sign girl and a few flyers. Guess what the next hot dog guy gets a girl and a few flyers so he can try to beat the first hot dog guy. Look man I been noticing this is completely the wrong thinking it’s not about competing; it’s about totally stomping the living dog crap outta the competition.
Uh John… what are you talking about buddy. Come on Braylon keep up; says john with a little snicker in his voice. Get to the point john; I yell! OK so hot dog guy number one goes and gets a sign girl and some flyers,….yes john we got that….no no no, listen to me, OK hot dog guy number two goes out and gets 5 beautiful sign girls and tons of flyers handed out by more beautiful girls. Call’s everyone he knows, tells them he’s running a special. reaches out on face book gets a radio. Guess what, the guy sells a 1000 hot dogs his ketchup squeezing hand hurts so bad he has to get 3 more stands just to keep up with the business. The guy wins the stomps the comp. He creates massive action and grows his business so fast he forces hot dog guy one out and now has even more business. He runs more advertisement and take over a restaurant he is unstoppable now, he can go as far as he want’s.
This conversation with my buddy John went as usual.. now I really did feel like an Idiot for not ever thinking of this. Not sure if he got it all on his own but the point was clear. don’t be in the game to compete be in it to win it. Who knows how far the hot dog guy goes my guess as far as he wants too.
To all my loyal readers. I really appreciate your continued support. It’s truly been a great year learning about small businesses and turning a new page in my life. I’ll never look at life the same after my travels to america from India. So much seen and learnt from John. So whats the plan? I guess it doesn’t matter where your from we all have new year resolutions. So here goes:
- Make Mistakes
- Take chances(due diligence first of course)
- When I fail try again
- Fail fail fail
- Win win win
I guess what i’m getting at is this year i’m not going to be afraid to try. Read the ten x rule and you will understand what I mean. Let’s go out there together. action creates more action. you’ll never know if you don’t try. Try, try ,and try again. If at first you don’t succeed then maybe your like Einstein, or Henry Ford don’t think they got it on the first try. Have a blessed and wonderful new year. As they say in America: See ya on the flip side!
On my travels to North Dakota. Being from India and finally being convinced to leave the the comforts of what I knew and safe and familiar. First of all the amount of flying I had to do was amazing… I guess I hadn’t really flown more than an hour or two at once. It kinda makes a person feel small flying away from what you know. Looking back over the landscape as we left Jaipur I felt small I felt like my world was so small. Finally landing in Bismarck North Dakota. That is where my new found friend is from was a complete and utter shock! I mean not at all what they portrayed in Hollywood. What a suprise it was john standing there to greet me at the airport was like what do you think man. I had to come forward I was like uh well not at all what I expected. First off why did I go on the winter I gotta say; wow!! Temperatures were in the -20s when I landed, and the wind. Still get chills thinking about it. John being such an optimistic person was like your going to love it here. I got lots to show you. Between you an me (reader) my love for India was already growing.
So traveling might not be your thing. It’s not always been something that I wanted to do. Iv’e changed my opinion on it though. Let me tell you why. How? you ask; Thanks for asking. OK so I had this buddy. We meet in India at a trades school which by the way is super popular here because of all the exporting we do for country’s like Canada, and the U.S.A. His name is John and he was on a school trip for a business course he was taking. This guy was from the U.S.A doing some sorta internship. He’s kinda a tall guy with a bigger built like you would expect from an American I guess (HOLLYWOOD). He was so outgoing when the students where working on something he would jump right in!! He was fun. He was supposed to be there to just watch and try to understand our business culture, but I think he had other ideas maybe he learned better hands on. So I think i’m painting you a picture of this guy and bare with me here there’s more to this story.
John walks up to me one morning and asked me; have you ever been outta India man. Uh no sir I can’t say that I have or care to really. What?! John exclaimed exasperated. You wouldn’t want to see any other place besides this place. No offence man but WOW! A little taken back by his comment I really had to really lean into my next comment for fear oh loosing my manhood. I’ve got everything I could possible want here in India good food, good weather, and then he stepped right over my rant with ease and grabbed my shoulder (praying we wasn’t going to crush me). He spoke with a desperation I’ve never heard He said: Look man India’s great but how do you know that you have nothing zero substance to base that off of how the heck are you ever going to convince anyone to come to your country and see the beauty if you your self can’t see it. Hang on I said I see it. No John said you think you see it leave here come back and maybe you’ll really see it.
Now that tiny little conversation changed my life in a way I’ve never experienced since or after. Made me start to realize that I don’t know what I thought I did. John and I became fast friends from there on out. I think he thought I was just funny; he would always say your so backwards.I enjoyed his enthusiasm for life an wanted to experience more after spending time with him.
John is from America and lives in what they call the parries. A few years after he left he finally convinced me to see the world “his world” not like I was experiencing all of it just what he knew before India. Your going to laugh but my experience of America was North Dakota. I now understand why he thought India was beautiful.More about John and the U.S.A later. Contact the author here.
I was wondering how I could make a difference in the world. The truth is I prob can’t. But why should that stop me from writing about what I enjoy. Here in India we….I think are not looked at as a tourist destination. It’s absolutely amazing to me that one would not even think of coming to India for a vacation. I Think if more people came to India there might be a difference made in the world . Parts of this country has a poverty level that can not be spoken. I will talk about this more in the coming post I just wanted to get something out there for you before I went to bed .
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