Oct 17, 2017 by - Tristan Ahumada

How to Achieve Success Through One Formula

(Beliefs + Systems + Action) x People + Artificial Intelligence = Massive Successful Progress

The process always starts with your beliefs, your faith in yourself, your faith in God, and/or your belief that whatever you are doing will be a success. This is where it all stems from–your thoughts create a plan. One example I came across that hit the spot on this subject was with Milton Hershey. Hershey wasn’t a success the first time around. Before bringing us his sweet Milk Chocolate treats, he failed a few times. Before he made it big, he had his own candy business. He worked hard for a local candy factory and learned the candy process over a few years. He wasn’t content working for someone else, so he borrowed some money from his aunt and started his own candy shop in Philly. For five years he worked hard and he failed pretty badly. Not just once, but a few times. He failed so badly that he had to go back to his family farm and that’s where he perfected his milk chocolate methods. It took a while, but he stuck with it and kept on believing in himself. His family upbringing not only instilled the idea that hard work brings success, but that believing in your work is the defining factor. Hershey believed in his vision and worked to achieve it, no matter what others said…

Start with a Vision of Success…

From there you purposefully or inadvertently create a system, a process that if put in place and followed will result in a positive result. The systems set here will determine how much growth you will have. There will be times where you may have to come back and tweak your systems so that it adjusts to your scalability. Your systems have to be realistic and logical. In an article about Jeff Bezos, the Creator of Amazon, we can see how he built a system to create Amazon. In 1994, before the Internet was truly valued, Bezos came across an article stating the Internet was growing 2,300% a year. Instead of shrugging the statistic off, he asked, “What kind of business opportunity might this new-fangled thing called the Internet represent?”

Bezos deconstructed a traditional business process for delivering goods and “The Earth’s Biggest Bookstore” was born. Just as Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his team took apart a brand new Mercedes Benz to better understand how it worked before building their own, experimenters seize opportunities to learn more about the world and the process it took to find earlier successes. “The only way to know how a complex system will behave — after you modify it — is to modify it and see how it behaves,” said George Box, former president of the American Statistics.

…Then Take Action

Action is the part where you stop thinking and start doing. It’s the actual effort you put into making your beliefs and systems come to fruition. This step can take a long time to be applied, over many months and years before anything comes of it. Without action, though, your plan will not come to life! Steve Jobs wasn’t an engineer, he didn’t know the intricacies of building electronics like Wozniak did. What Steve Jobs brought to the table was a vision and a desire to act on his vision.

“To Wozniak, it was just a hobby, but the visionary Jobs grasped the marketing potential of such a device and convinced Wozniak to go into business with him. In 1975, the 20-year-old Jobs and Wozniak set up shop in Jobs’ parents’garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I. To generate the $1,350 in capital they used to start Apple, Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagen microbus, and Steve Wozniak sold his Hewlett-Packard calculator.”

Build Your Support Team From Day One

The above three can make it all happen together, but if you want massive successful progress you need help. You need to help others see your vision, you need others to apply your systems and perform the necessary actions to make them a reality. Once the right people come on board to help you out, you will have Massive Successful Progress. The amount of people you bring in to execute this plan, multiplied by the core three ideas will determine how big you get.

Integrating Artificial Intelligence

Although AI is something completely different than humans, it’s important to leverage for growth. It’s inexpensive and can help leverage your time and money. It’s not as personal, but can help a company maintain its customer service and also keep communication high.

A great example of leveraging people is Starbucks. “Starbucks’ rapid expansion in the late 1980’s and 1990’s looked to the naked eye like ruthless capitalism in action—the chain ballooned to 3,500 outlets by 2000 (and we’ve all heard the jokes about the Starbucks that’s across the street from Starbucks). But the good-hearted humanitarianism of offering benefits to part-timers and later including them in the stock program—was actually a calculated and well-reasoned business decision.”

With Artificial Intelligence you are seeing companies big and small tackle challenges of mundane activities. “People have been dreaming of ways to hand off their more mundane work to machines for centuries. Advertisers in the 1930s spoke of ‘labor-saving devices’ such as the toaster and electric kettle, and economists began to envision utopias in which machines would free us from labor so we could follow our own creative pursuits. That’s not as sci-fi as it sounds. Artificial intelligence has already proven effective at automating repetitive tasks that salespeople, HR specialists and small business owners used to spend hours each week on. Artificial intelligence allows people to spend those hours on the more thoughtful and creative aspects of their jobs.”

As we see Artificial Intelligence grow we will see it become a huge part of most businesses. In Real Estate, we are already seeing it help with lead engagement, lead response time and some content creation. Companies like AgentLegend, Skyler360, LionDesk, Followupboss and YLOPO have hints of Artificial intelligence with a human factor tied into it.

(Beliefs + Systems + Action) x People + Artificial Intelligence = Massive Successful Progress

The equation I gave you is only one equation for massive success, I’m sure there are others you can use. If you have any you’d like to share, please let me know!

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