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The Importance of BAM… Raw Intelligence Is Over-Rated!

Written By: Ken Evoy (CEO, SiteSell) in Motivation | November 28, 2014

The Importance of BAM... Raw Intelligence Is Over-Rated!

By Ken Evoy…

Raw intelligence is nice to have, but it’s not the be-all and end-all for achieving successful results with your online business… or life, for that matter.

Intelligence is overrated. Worse still, it does a disservice to the top 5% of successful online business owners who do have it, and it makes the 95% of people who form the big middle bulge of the bell curve feel “ordinary.” Here’s why…

Our education system measures us all according to intelligence. That is just one of many skill sets. But we’re conditioned into thinking that it’s the only skill set. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Intelligence is not even the most important one.

Passion and knowledge about a theme (“Brain”) are important.

Attitude is important.

Motivation is important.

That’s “BAM.”

Intelligence helps. But I’ll take a tortoise with a full-tank of BAM over a hare with a half-tank, any day of the week.

In fact, the most successful people I know are not brilliant. But they all have BAM.

With SBI!, you are the driver. BAM is the fuel.

SBI! does not do it. It merely provides the ability for “ordinary” people to discover that they are far from “ordinary.” The people who “get it” have BAM, common sense for doing business (that’s all business is, common sense), winning attitudes, etc.

SBI! enables “the rest of us” to execute and perform within what each of us is fully able to achieve on the Web. But, and this is important…

While it’s important to recognize your limits (i.e., be realistic and set reasonable expectations), do not set artificial limits on yourself. Do <strong>not</strong> limit yourself.

SBI! is a great training ground if your ultimate ambition is to be a “1 in a million” super-wonder Netpreneur. Go for it, if the shoe fits.

On the other hand, SBI! is also a great place to call “home” and do something you love, build an income that improves your standard of living, quit your day job, or add a strong second income to the family. Reaching an impressive “1 in 100,000” status on the Web is something anyone can attain, using motivation and effort.

You are able to develop new strengths and abilities that you never dreamed you had (because no one ever asked). You blossom. Your business grows. Your life changes. Because you do it… with persistence.

Bottom line?

There are a lot of people out there wondering why they just can’t move ahead in this world. They lack BAM, not intelligence, usually.

Give me an average person with BAM over an “intelligent” person without it any day of the week. That tortoise will beat the hare almost every time.

I’ll reference my parents as examples of what I’m trying to say about intelligence vs. BAM…

My Mom never finished high school. She was smart-clever, but not “intelligent” in a school-marks sense. She would likely have been a B student. But my mom had drive. BAM leaked out of every pore. She drove me to do better and be better.

She never really realized that she had BAM in spades. Never had a chance to, not in the business world anyway. But in today’s world, if she was a 30 year old stay-at-home mom, she’d take SBI! and absolutely soar.

My Dad was a gold medal pharmacy school graduate, the type of kid you’d look at and simply marvel at the size of his intellect. In pharmacy school, he tutored a dumb classmate who went on to become CEO of a large pharmaceutical company that bought the company where my Dad worked in middle management until he retired. (He got lucky in retirement — made it to 93 years old and loved puttering in his garden.)

Although he knew a ton about tennis, gardening and anything you’d care to talk about in pharmaceuticals, I doubt if he’d have had the BAM to drive a successful Web business.

Now, I’m not saying intelligence is of no value. As I said earlier, it’s merely overrated.

Obviously, those with 4.0 GPA intelligence and Brain-Attitude-Motivation are going to do well with SBI!. Heck, they’ll do well with a calculator connected to the internet. SBI! simply makes it simpler and faster. And I’m delighted for them, of course.

But here’s what excites the heck out of me about SBI!…

It unlocks what a whole lot of people have, but don’t know. With a solid process and the right tools at the right time, people with BAM (even if it’s dormant) will blossom.

Once the foundation is laid, once you understand the business and the Internet, once you work your way through the inevitable frustrations and setbacks, once traffic starts and builds, something seems to click and you simply fly higher and higher.

That type of growth and progress excites me like crazy. I love how SBI! unlocks what you have inside of you to deliver what you truly deserve out of life.

Use your BAM and get results!

Ken Evoy (CEO, SiteSell)
Ken Evoy is the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of SiteSell Inc. He is the creator of SBI!, SiteSell's comprehensive Web business-building system. Ken is also a successful inventor, author, and emergency physician. He feels strongly that solopreneurs can be empowered by leveraging their income building potential online.
Ken Evoy (CEO, SiteSell)

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