We learned a valuable lesson last night: never assume you know what’s going to happen!
It’s NCAA tournament time, and that means MADNESS. Anyone can get beat at any time.
However, one thing that had NEVER happened was a 16 seed (the lowest seed) winning against a 1 seed (the highest seed).
At about 10 PM we saw the last game of the night was Virginia (1) vs UMBC (16).
We were tired. We thought we knew the outcome. So we went to bed.
We woke up this morning with a text from a friend that said:
“OMG ARE Y’ALL WATCHING THIS!!!!”
At that moment We knew we should have stayed up late.
For the first time ever, a 16 seed defeated a 1 seed in the NCAA tournament when UMBC beat Virginia.
UMBC was the biggest underdog in the entire tournament.
To be honest … we didn’t even know what the initials UMBC stood for (we still don’t lol)!
Nobody thought this underdog could get the victory.
That didn’t matter.
UMBC put on their uniforms, got in the game and gave themselves a CHANCE to win.
AND THEY DID!
This was a team that everyone said couldn’t be successful.
This was a team that lost by 40+ points to ALBANY a few weeks ago.
This was a team that had seven straight 20 LOSS seasons.
With that kind of history, how could they change their future?
How could they succeed?
As everything does, this reminded us of online business.
We all feel like underdogs when we start our online journey.
We remember all of our past failures … and we hesitate.
We listen to all the haters and outside voices that say things like “you are not expert enough to teach anything” or “with your history, how could you ever change your future?”
We doubt ourselves and say “how could I succeed?”
Have you ever heard those negative voices or thought those thoughts?
You are not alone, we all have!
Too often these fears and voices and thoughts hold us back from taking action on our goals and dreams!
Imagine if UMBC had said “well, we would love to play in the NCAA tournament, but we are just a 16 seed and we could NEVER beat the number 1 seed. We will just stay home.”
Or what if at the press conference before the game when a hater said “you know you can’t do this, the obstacles are too big. The task too tough. The enemy to big to beat!”
What if the UMBC coach had replied: “Yeah, you are right, we’ll just stay home until we get better down the road.”
UMBC said, “We are going to give it a shot…right here, right now!”
UMBC said, “You doubt us now, but just wait until you see what we have inside of us!”
UMBC said, “Just because it’s never happened before, doesn’t mean it will never happen!”
UMBC said, “WHY NOT US!?!?!?”
And they made history.
Why not YOU?
When you are trying to do BIG things in your online business and life, be like UMBC.
When those voices deep inside say “You are not good enough”
Shout back “I am more than enough to succeed!
When those voices say “Your history is so bad, you will never get past it.”
Shout back “My future is too beautiful not to pursue!
When the obstacles in front of you look impossible to overcome…
Remember David beat Goliath with nothing but a sling and a stone!
A 16 seed had NEVER beat a 1 seed until it happened.
Because the 16 seed didn’t back down, took action, and MADE it happen.
That’s our challenge to you.
Quiet the critics.
Attack and defeat the obstacles.
MAKE your online dream HAPPEN.
Just because it has not happened in the past, doesn’t mean it can’t happen in the future.
The only way you guarantee failure is if you fail to try.
Never, ever ASSUME you can’t be successful online.
You just have to take action, and never ever give up!
Just like UMBC proved last night.
If you take action, you eventually will get the win!
We believe in you!
Shane & Jocelyn
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