Jul 28

The first rule of Fight Club

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This is a reprint of an e-mail written by Kavit Haria to his community of Daily Tip subscribers.
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Are you building a business online?
Are you writing a book?
Are you building a Kindle empire?
Are you starting a consultancy business?

Be careful.

Don’t talk about it.

Guard your baby.

Protect your dreams.

There are people out there, who when they have
your ideas and passion drop on their ears, will
destroy your energy, crumble your enthusiasm and
tear your excitement and project down to pieces.

They do it, because, they say they care.

They want to tell you because they say they love you.

Yet they come from a place that is totally different
to you – with zero enthusiasm, energy and excitement
in your project. They do not believe in the same
opportunities and possibilities that you do.

As you’re kicking off your idea, your new project,
your baby, keep your mouth shut.

Talking too soon can be a bad thing.

The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not
talk about Fight Club.

Keeping quiet about your big idea and big plan
will conserve your energy.

It will keep the genie in the bottle.

Take care of the baby in your womb.

Sure – when its out and alive in your hands, you
can shout and jump and celebrate. It is all done
and you will be experiencing the results.
There will be plenty of time to brag then.

Until then, it is always best to adhere to the first rule.

This is what an overwhelming majority of my clients tell me.

I’m just playing the messenger, in the hope that
you might take the leap and create some massive
success in your next or current project.

I’ll be fulfilled if I could move you to do just that.

Thank you for the opportunity.

Your friend,

Kavit Haria

  • rico

    i agree all the way

  • rico

    i agree all the way

  • Hugh Dixon

    There are two opposing views on this. The other is to tell people your goals to help give you the drive and motivation to achieve them. Telling other people keeps you accountable.

    However, I’d go along with your approach – tell as few people as possible & focus on realising your business.

  • Hugh Dixon

    There are two opposing views on this. The other is to tell people your goals to help give you the drive and motivation to achieve them. Telling other people keeps you accountable.

    However, I’d go along with your approach – tell as few people as possible & focus on realising your business.

  • Josh Harris

    @hughdixon:disqus: What you are saying is very true, to a novice or aspiring first-timer who needs the support. However, it’s also generally not applicable to the “seasoned”
    entrepreneur; he/she requires little (if any) accountability mechanism.
    We are disciplined enough to brush off the naysayers, and committed
    enough to see our baby through to the end… because we’re also
    visionary enough to see what other can’t see! If we DO talk about our
    business ventures, it’s because we’re passionate and excited about them,
    and it comes natural to us sharing our excitement; it’s not because we
    need others’ validations and confirmations, that it “works” (that part’s in
    the money we make). I also fully agree with your last sentence: just do
    it! Results and facts speak volumes for themselves. 🙂

  • Josh Harris

    @hughdixon:disqus: What you are saying is very true, to a novice or aspiring first-timer who needs the support. However, it’s also generally not applicable to the “seasoned”
    entrepreneur; he/she requires little (if any) accountability mechanism.
    We are disciplined enough to brush off the naysayers, and committed
    enough to see our baby through to the end… because we’re also
    visionary enough to see what other can’t see! If we DO talk about our
    business ventures, it’s because we’re passionate and excited about them,
    and it comes natural to us sharing our excitement; it’s not because we
    need others’ validations and confirmations, that it “works” (that part’s in
    the money we make). I also fully agree with your last sentence: just do
    it! Results and facts speak volumes for themselves. 🙂

  • http://www.futonsonline.co.uk/blog/ Futons Online

    Nail firmly hit on head, useful worthwhile ideas are precious and the road to taking your dream to fruition will be hard enough, keeping out of the clutches of naysayers and doomongers. Keep at a distance those who know someone that will help, others who post a letter for you and claim they helped your project succeed. But most of all beware the banks on your local high street, wolves in sheep’s clothing.

  • Futons Online

    Nail firmly hit on head, useful worthwhile ideas are precious and the road to taking your dream to fruition will be hard enough, keeping out of the clutches of naysayers and doomongers. Keep at a distance those who know someone that will help, others who post a letter for you and claim they helped your project succeed. But most of all beware the banks on your local high street, wolves in sheep’s clothing.

  • Mike

    This IS such a good point Kavit. The energy sapping can be very harmful to your goals. It never ceases to amaze me at the number of people you see around you that are quite plainly in a “rut” with NO ambition to even try to get out. Good topic…

  • Mike

    This IS such a good point Kavit. The energy sapping can be very harmful to your goals. It never ceases to amaze me at the number of people you see around you that are quite plainly in a “rut” with NO ambition to even try to get out. Good topic…