Is the Home Based Business Industry Just Like Rocky Balboa?

November 23rd, 2020 by admin Leave a reply »

WOW! After watching a few of the Rocky movies this weekend on TBS, I couldn’t help but notice how the home based business industry is eerily like some of the Rocky movies. Let’s look at some of the similarities.

We all know Rocky’s story. Here is an underdog fighter looking to be one of the best boxer’s of all time. The odds are stacked against him in almost every fight.

He’s undersized, he’s doesn’t really have a lot of the boxing skills or knowledge to be successful. But the one thing he has…is HEART!!

And the one’s that have HEART and dedication in this industry are the ones who become successful regardless of the skill and knowledge they have when they start.

Now my favorite correlation is actually a quote from Rocky’s wife, Adrian, in the 4th Rocky Movie. It’s when she and Rocky have the conversation for the 1st time after he decides to fight the Russian. She is at the top of the stairs in their house and says: “You’ve heard what they’ve all said, you’ve read the newspapers, It’s SUICIDE….YOU CAN’T WIN!!

That Always gives me the goosbumps. Here’s someone that Rocky is close to and his own wife doesn’t have the confidence in him to accomplish what most people feel is the IMPOSSIBLE.

This happens a lot in the network marketing and home based business industry. Even close friends and family think it’s impossible to succeed by taking our lives into our own hands and becoming our own boss by starting our own business.

Now, how I take it, was Rocky was only going to prove himself right, not prove others wrong. This was just another challenge he will have to overcome. Here is a point that I want to make when people start a home business. They have been told by so many ‘NOT to do this’ or they “can’t do this, they’ll get killed and lose their money”. Then the newly home business owner sets out to prove them WRONG!!

This is not the way to go about things. Always believe in YOUR beliefs about yourself and not what others believe. This is what Rocky believed. When people ultimately fail is when they start believing in the beliefs of the “nay sayers” and abandon their own beliefs.

He could have easily listened to what EVERYONE said and backed down from the challenge, but didn’t.

Rocky also gets out of his comfort zone by going to Russia to fight the Russian. Remember what Uncle Pauly said? “Are you nuts?”

I love this because he gets our of his comfort zone and still has the focus and determination under his disadvantageous conditions. This industry can leave us in VERY uncomfortable situations and only the strong will find the way to “win.”

I also loved that Rocky didn’t have the “tools” to train with that he had in the states. No fancy equipment, No punching bag, no sparring partner. He found a way to train to win with what he was given.
Sometimes in the home business industry we may lack some of the tools too. But the ones that find a way, end up winning!

Rocky went into the ring with what most people believed to have No shot of winning. We see Rocky get knocked down many times in the match. But what does he keep doing? He keeps getting up EVERYTIME he falls.

He does this so much that he starts winning over the Russian crowd! I love this too because it shows that others will see your determination and dedication to get what you really want, not just in business, but also in life! This is just the beginning to lead others that you have influenced with your hard work.

In conclusion, we all have our “giants” we have to face in order to accomplish something. We will have our “nay sayers” trying to come in between us and what we want. We will fall down. We may look like we are “down for the count”.
But are you going to keep getting up, when no ones believes that you can get up when beaten down so may times?

This will be the biggest challenge in your life but also the most rewarding!

Cue the Rocky theme song!

Greg Schmidt

Challenging the status quo by inspiring people to find that entrepreneurial spirit that lies with in all of us!


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