Meeting Chris Duncan
My earliest memory of Chris Duncan was at a seminar that he and I were at. I was attending the seminar, but Chris was there to hire the speaker as a mentor.
The main thing I got from then, and the reason I decided to work with him, was that he had a proven track record of success. I wanted to start a business, and I met him at an event where it was about starting businesses. I ended up talking to Chris while I was there, and Chris already had a number of successful businesses running, operating, and so on, and so I thought:
When I went to that event, at the time I was working as an electrician. I’d been working as an electrician for about nine years, and I was making good money, but I didn’t have anywhere near the freedom that I wanted to have.
Part of the reason I wanted to start a business is I wanted to start a business that gave me a great income and it also gave me the time that I craved, because I didn’t like being struck in one place all the time. I wanted the freedom to travel and run my business. I wanted my business to be location independent.
What was interesting was, after speaking to Chris, he made me realize that I had confused the means and the ends. I thought that I wanted to start a business around travel because I wanted more travel and the ability. Like, freedom in my life. What Chris made me realize is that I needed a successful business to allow me to have the income and the freedom to be able to have more travel in my life.
Life before Chris was … It was frustrating, really, more than anything, because I knew that I was destined for something bigger than what I was doing. I knew I had more potential than what I was living at the time. And I knew I had all that brilliance — but I didn’t know how to get it out.
After Meeting Chris
After meeting Chris and implementing everything and using it all to get the results that I now have and the life I now live, it’s just … It’s amazing. Every once in a while, I still sort of pinch myself when I realize that this is my life now. It’s not just something I’m doing. It’s my life.
I have no income anxiety anymore. Just knowing one hundred percent that, from now on, I know how to make money. Whether it’s for the business I’m doing now or any other businesses I start in the future, I just have a system. And as long as I apply that system to any business model or any different type of business, I know I can create income and have freedom, which are just the most important things for me right now.
Yeah, it’s awesome.
It Was Years Before The Dream Was Realized
I’d been thinking about starting a business probably for a year or two, and it was because I read the book “Think and Grow Rich“, which had been something that a friend of mine had recommended to me years and years before that. I finally read it.
And then I realized that if I wanted to be rich and not just survive or pay the bills, I needed to be in charge of my business or at least have something in my life that was creating income for me.
Yeah, it’d been probably a year or two and then by the time I got to the event where I met Chris. Between meeting Chris at the event that I was at and actually jumping on board with him, that’s probably about the space of a week or so.
For The People Who Are Scared To Start
Well, really, they need to understand that I’ve been there. Like, I was that guy sitting behind the screen, you know, looking at Chris and thinking; “Is this guy the real deal? I mean, that’s a lot of money to invest.” In fact, it was all the money I had in the world at the time when Chris asked me to invest with him! You know, so I was sitting there thinking; “Is this legit?”
Again, I did all my research. I found everything out. Ultimately, even though I was almost a hundred percent sure that it would work, and I was almost a hundred percent sure that I would do everything and implement it and do a good job of it, there’s still that little bit of doubt that you have there.
It’s enough to just be okay with that little bit of doubt and uncertainty. Knowing that that is exactly the right thing to be feeling, because if you weren’t feeling that, you wouldn’t have gone to all the trouble to do all the checking and research and everything that you’ve done in the first place.
Just trust your instinct, because it’s what’s making you do all the research you need to do. You really just need to say, “If I don’t do this –” … You know?
Act In Spite Of Fear
Sometimes you just need to have that courage and just say, “You know what? I’m going to feel that regardless if it was this system or that system, and I just need to do it anyway,” because it’s only through the action and implementation of that that you’re actually going to get anything anywhere, so just do it. Really, just do it.
The single greatest learning for me really is just Imperfect Action. I’m a perfectionist by nature, so I always want everything to be perfect before I take action. But what I realized is that if I wait for everything to be perfect … there’s never a perfect time, there’s never a perfect system, there’s never a perfect business.
Me, I’m not perfect, and if I waited for all that to be perfect, all I would do is wait and wait and wait. And I’d just be another year older and another year older, and I wouldn’t have a business yet. I wouldn’t be helping anyone. I’d be stuck doing things that I don’t want to do.
Really just Chris … I suppose the biggest thing he really helped me with is imperfect action and knowing that there is beauty in taking imperfect action, because through imperfect action comes learning, and from those learnings you can improve.There is beauty in taking imperfect action, because through imperfect action comes learning, and from those learnings you can improve. Click To Tweet
And unless you get into action, you’re never even going to learn the things that you need to fix or change or improve to be the best you can be or to help people better or to have a successful business.
Yeah, really just make a start and know it’s okay for everything not to be perfect yet so that ultimately from that you can pursue that perfection that you want to have.
Christopher Duncan: Coach, Mentor, and Friend
It’s funny because Chris and I now are pretty good friends. He’s very professional, and he’s very good at what he does and very concise, and he has this crazy ability to always — it’s almost annoying — to know exactly what you need to do in the moment. And he’s got this awesome cheekiness about him where he just has a confidence in what he does because he’s just so good at it. And so you kind of sometimes almost hate the fact that he’s so good at what he does.
But behind all that, behind his amazingness, his excellent presentation skills, behind his knowledge and experience and all of that .. he is just a guy with the biggest heart. He’s the most genuine guy out there, and he really, more than anything, just wants people to succeed. He just wants people to have the life he has. He wants people to live their dreams and have that freedom.
Really, he’s just a … he’s just an awesome human. Like, he really just so genuine and so committed to people getting their success. So yeah, I don’t think there’s a better person out there to invest with and know that they are a hundred percent committed to you getting that result.Freedom Business. We are living free. Smash it. Click To Tweet