To be successful on Crowdfunding is not just about creating a pitch deck and posting online crowdfunding sites to raise capital. It takes an understanding of the space and a small army of diligent workers with a relentless push for success. There are many secrets to be successful on crowdfunding. Understanding what investors are looking for and expect is also essential. I should know I have done it successfully.

Make Your Goals Inevitable

Make inevitable goals sounds easy!  But how do you do it?  How do you make goals that become inevitable?

Start off by thinking about when and where you need to place yourself.  Think about the people you need to be around to be successful in reaching your goal.  Who do you know who will inspire you, propel you, and above all, support you?

After that, think about your behaviours and the specific things to do or actions you need to take.  Break your goal into smaller manageable steps so that the process of getting there does not seem overwhelming.

You need to work toward your goal one step at a time and set up a time frame to complete each step.  Start small, and each success will build on itself.

Examine what you already know and what you still need to learn or build on, to experience success.  If you are not sure where to start with this step, look to people who have already experienced success with their goals.  Pit Bull, Mark Burnett are great examples, listen to their stories watch their videos and pay attention to what they believe contributed to their most significant successes.  If you listen to the mindset of others, you can learn from them.

“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.” — TONY ROBBINS

Tony Robbins is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. For more than 37 years, millions of people have enjoyed the warmth, humor and dynamic presentation of Mr. Robbins’ corporate and personal development events. As the nation’s #1 life and business strategist, he¹s called upon to consult and coach some of the world¹s finest athletes, entertainers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even presidents of nations.

Life Is Simple Make Choices Don’t Look Back

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is Tim Reading and Who does Tim Follow

Great excerpts from Carmine’s article about Richard Brandson:

Richard Branson is an entrepreneur, billionaire, adventure and risk-taker. He’s also a storyteller, which he made clear in my recent conversation about his new book, Finding My Virginity.

“My dad was a great storyteller,” Branson told me in this video interview. “In his generation and the generations before him, they didn’t have television, so people would sit around a campfire listening to each other tell wonderful stories. Those stories got passed down.”

The campfire still plays a role in Branson’s success. Branson says he gathers his team around a campfire at his home on Necker Island to exchange ideas. “Storytelling drives change,” he says. But Branson doesn’t just like to tell a story. A natural storyteller, Branson knows a good story when he sees it. In his new autobiography, Branson writes about his successes and his failures, his triumphs and adversity. “If your life is one long success story, it won’t make for a good read,” Branson says.

In our conversation, Branson told me about an event in 1985 that taught him the difference between an average story and an inspiring one. To drum up publicity for his new airline, Virgin Atlantic, Branson tried to break the speed record in a boat across the Atlantic. After three-and-half days on the water, the powerboat got caught in a storm and sank two hundred miles from its destination. Branson and the crew were rescued by a banana boat on its way to Jamaica. Branson tried the following the year and broke the record. The publicity helped to put Branson’s airline on the map. The lesson Branson learned is that people identify with leaders and brands who push the limit, seek out adventure, try and fail, but brush themselves off to give it another go.

Carmine Gallo is a keynote speaker, communication advisor and bestselling author of The Storyteller’s Secret, now available in paperback.