Are you familiar with the snowball effect? If not, do this…
Imagine a snowball rolling down a snow-covered hillside.
As it rolls down the hill, the snowball will pick up more snow, gaining more mass, and picking up even more snow and momentum as it rolls along.
This is known as the snowball effect. It is any process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger and more beneficial.
I touched upon a similar concept in my opening speech at the Vegas event. It was based on Newton's law of motion which states: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion.
Here's what the law of motion looks like in picture form:
If you're an entrepreneur, that picture probably looks less like physics and more like you growing away from your normal friends and family.
As you grow on your entrepreneurial journey, they stay the same, and you grow further apart as you grow wealthier, calmer and more confident.
There really is a divide between regular people and people who have the courage to walk their own journey (aka ronin).
At times it can feel lonely, like you're the only one on the journey. That's because your friends and family aren't on the same wavelength as you, so unless you meet with other like-minded people, you are alone.
The choice is either to stay alone, work alone, walk alone and be alone even in a crowded room.
Make friends with people who are on the same journey as you. Make friends with people who are smart, fun, perceptive and L I M I T L E S S.
Normal friends and family aren't bad people, but they live in a world of limits. The people who never go anywhere think it isn't possible to succeed big because they believe limits are real.
People on the journey know this is not true, perceptive people like us realize that there are no limits but what we impose on ourself.
It's so important to meet with those people because they build up your energy in a way you normal friends and family cannot.
Friends and family are great and they don't need to be gotten rid of, they just don't know another way, but it is also very important to discuss business and life with people who are headed the same place you are headed (the top).
Remember Newton's law of motion? Here's Victor's law of motion:
As you can see, once you get moving the divide between yourself and “normal people” grows. The divide grows because objects in motion grow, and objects standing still do not grow.
Therefore, as you grow, you outgrow the people you know and it becomes necessary to make new friends, acquaintances and future business partners.
Earlier, I made a promise to bring the ronin in from the cold. A ronin is a lone wanderer, but a ronin lived in a time before the internet.
The New World Ronin know we take this journey alone, but we also know that there are many other ronin on the same journey and though they cannot do the work for us, what they can do is more important…
The New World Ronin are brothers in spirit and are there to give support, guidance, advice and friendship when you don't have it from the people in your life who are standing still.
You can meet many of them, and myself, at the New World Ronin Mastermind in San Diego, California on
SATURDAY, MARCH 25.
UPDATE: The San Diego Event has been cancelled and will happen at a later date.
“But Victor, that's so soon after the last event?!”
I know it's soon, boys, and that's the point. Remember the snowball effect? You have to roll the snowball for the snowball effect to take place.
Like Limp Bizkit said, just keep rollin', rollin', rollin' and that's what we're gonna do – we're going to keep rolling because the only other choice is to stop, and that's not a real choice.
ABOUT THE NEW WORLD RONIN MASTERMIND
I personally enjoyed doing the Vegas seminar so much I'm going to do them much more frequently. The benefit of a mastermind is not what you get from it one time, the benefit of a mastermind is what you continually get from it.
Once is good, twice is better, routine is best. That's why the mastermind is going to be my new routine. Sharks don't stop or they die, remember?
I love meeting the Ronin all over the country, I love meeting people on the same wavelength as me, I love meeting go-getters who aren't afraid to go and get what they want.
When you experience this for yourself, you'll love it too. Once you get that snowball rolling, you'll never want to go back.
If you don't live in San Diego it does not matter. At the Vegas event, we had people from as far as the great state of Kansas and as far as Chicago.
A vital component of success is travel and you're encouraged to go to events that are not right in your backyard.
On another note, they asked me before the Vegas show if I was nervous. The answer was no, I have never been more calm in my entire life. I had my whole life to prepare for that seminar, there was not a need to feel nervous.
I'd love to say it went better than expected, but I expected the best and got the best. The show was fantastic and all who were there will agree.
New World Ronin Mastermind
San Diego, California
Saturday, March 25th
San Diego, California
Saturday, March 25th
Event cancelled. To be held on a later date.