Guys, if you're ready for change you've got to start doing the right things.
As you begin to notice the color yellow become more apparent as you continue to read this all the way to the end, you're going to realize that it really does become quite simple to create and live the life of your DREAMS as soon as you decide to get coachable and pay attention. Friend, you're about to discover the simple truth of how being in the right place at the right time and choosing to live a life of victory by applying the same three key excercises that I did to overcome a life of mediocrity can magically set you FREE in every area of your life life.
Grab a pen and paper, lean in close and pay attention. I'm about to introduce you to my friend who we'll call "Henry". (Obviously, I changed his name guys.)
I can still remember quite vividly being introduced to Henry. I mean, this guy was a superhuman among men. He was constantly surrounded by hot women, bombarded by businessmen with huge downlines, had good looks, fast cars, multiple houses and folks, people worshipped this guy. I mean, looking back it was kind of freaky if you really think about it.
Henry was the man.
By the time I had actually gotten the chance to meet him I had heard countless stories of his heroics and uncanny ability to take people from rags to riches in no time flat. I was just getting started in business for myself and my sponsor at the time was actually the one to introduce us. Here I was, twenty something, building a home business and completely engulfed in the moment as my sponsor continued the introductions and I began to recount how all through my life I wish I would have been able to bounce ideas of of this guy and really learn from him...
...the rest was history.
I was in. Hook, line, sinker, pole, reel.... heck, Henry you say jump, and I say "How high?" Driving home, I envisionsioned my new life and all the things I was going to accomplish because now, for the first time in my life I had Henry - my secret weapon who was going to take me straight to the top just like so many countless others in my organization that he had helped before.
My wife was excstatic too... because she saw the same fire in me that Henry did. It took me a good two weeks just to collect my thoughts and get my goals and dreams on paper and over to Henry to review and critique. You see guys, I had only been in business for myself for a short amount of time - and even up until that point my business (in it's infancy) had already seen it's fair share of struggles.
I can still remember the pain of picking up the phone and trying to strike up conversations with people I hadn't seen in years, let alone maintained any sort of relationship with. It was so bad guys, that a few of the times I had to spend the first five minutes of our conversation trying to explain to my prospects who I was and how I was even connected to them! One of the guys thought it was a prank call and even hung up on me! After I burned through my list of contacts I was literally clueless on how to successfully build my business - and desperate for results.
There's a winning combination right? lol.
I used to write post-it notes and stick them on people's cars. Heck, I used to get so stressed out trying to remember eight ba-zillion scripts on how to start conversations with complete strangers and twenty THREE quad-billion more on how to overcome objections that there were days where I would not even want to leave the house because I knew it would save me the heartache of having to deal with these akward conversations that left me feeling worn out, busted.
Pitfall #1: Start Journaling or Shrivel up an Die
Ready to break free? Journal. Daily. Period. I had heard this for years but it wasn't until I actually started journaling every single day that I started to see a spike in not only my daily productivity and sales, but also a huge shift in my income. Plus I started to realize that I was creating better relationships and my communication skills had shot throught the roof. Cha-ching. :)
More on that in a minute.
You see guys I had gotten into business for myself to live the DREAM - but somehow had ended up living the NIGHTMARE. A never ending cycle of plugging holes with peanut butter in a sinking ship the size of Ohio with the technical know how of an ox.
It's HARD to build a business when you're always focused on crowd control.
This is where henry came in. He was my ticket out of this thing. Short and sweet: I wanted to piggy back off of his success and basically USE him to build my business for me. Call it what you like, but I was desperate for drastic, immediate change. A lethal injection of the success strain is what I was looking for.
After getting my goals to Henry, something extraordinary happened.
Not right away mind you, however, slowly but surely I was on a major journey of epic proportions that would completely alter the course of my life.
You ever have a day like that?
A day where you somehow feel, that no matter what happens no matter what you may hear or possibly see, you think to yourself: "I'm about to get a taste of EXACTLY what I need today." That's how it was with Henry, and although I didn't realize it yet, that very moment Henry was about to alter my life.
Pitfall #2: Find a way to get your ideas to paper, audio or video within 30 seconds of having them. (Broke people SUCK at doing this!)
Shoot. If you learn nothing else than this one key element to your succes and actually decide to implement this today (hint: you've got 30 seconds) you will never have to worry about your financial future again for the rest of your life. Holy rubberbands batman! If there is one super lucrative secret to my superubandant massive success (which there's not - I'm human, just like you) it would be that I learned to do this, and almost immediately it dramatically changed my life. Heck, if some of you applied this for just a week - just a flippin' WEEK... you wouldn't even recognize your life 7 days from now. If you're looking for more, this audio can absolutely change your life forever if you get humble and pay attention.
So... what the heck happened to Henry?
A few days went by and still no word from Henry. It's embarrassing really... I mean I had his mug posted up on my wall in my bedroom, and in my bathroom for heaven's sake! That's how much I looked up to this guy. After almost a whole week with no word from Henry, I thought for sure I must've done something wrong or offended him in some way. I mean c'mon - Henry was a big deal!
The leaders in our organization spoke the world of this guy, and I knew he wouldn't just blow me off so surely... I must have done something to tick him off. Eventually, after reasoning with myself for hours I concluded that it must've been my goals that set this guy off.
Maybe I was playing too small.
Maybe I wasn't up to Henry's standard and he decided that he was going to let me cook for a while. Whatever the case, I chose to re-write my goals and try again. I just HAD to work with this guy and I was willing to do whatever it took to get results with his help.
It was close to the end of the month now, so I completely revamped my entire list of goals and dreams because clearly, I wasn't going to hit my goals that first month so I just bumped it back a month. After another couple weeks (four or five in total now since being introduced to Henry) I was ready. I shared them with Henry and awaited his response.
...before I knew it another week had passed me by a not a sigle word out of Henry! At this point you must be thinking to yourself, what the heck Jacob, I mean, what gives with this guy? I know I sure was. Almost as miraculous and magical as when I was first introduced to him, I quickly slipped into this self-soothing psychotic state of trying to decipher the super complex thought process of Henry and how to appease his superhuman ways so I could manipulate him into helping me get the results that I wanted in my business, yet I was only treading water and getting nowhere fast.
For two weeks I would try to figure out a new angle, brainstorming into the night and staying up wee hours of the morning. Losing sleep, pulling my hair out and begging God for an answer to my problems, I haphazardly stumbled through the next couple weeks only to start the process over next month.
Create my goals. Share them with Henry. No response. Freak out. Get nowhere. Recalculate. Create new goals. Share them with Henry. No response. Freak out. Get nowhere. Recalculate. Create new goals. Share them with Henry. No response. Freak out. Get nowhere. Recalculate.
Guys this continued for over two years, until something interrupted my pattern of crazy. It was a subtle, yet monumental paradigm shift that completely changed everything.
You see I had been putting "Henrys" up all over my house. They were in my bedroom. They were in my office. They were on post-its. They were on my bathroom mirror. They were on my computer.
Short henrys .
Henrys with pictures.
Henrys with words.
Henrys had become a kind of short term wishing well or false security blanket for me to confide and console in to mask the TRUTH which was that I was too scared and quite frankly I didn't have a clue how to build a successful business and as a result I had unknowingly created a life mediocrity and inaction trying to live vicariously through these Henrys that I somehow thought were going to build my business for me. Which brings me to pitfall number three...
"As a man thinketh so he is" ~Ancient Wisdom
That's absolutely true. However, MY FRIEND let's not be fooled here - you can't just pick and choose parts of the Bible and leave out the rest. You see... folks, you have been lied to. If you read the context around this verse in Proverbs 23 it also states that the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty, and drowsiness (laziness) shall clothe a man with rags.
It also goes on to say buy the truth and sell it not (don't abandon it); not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding. You see guys what it really boils down to is that faith without action is dead. Faith without massive immediate action is dead.
I did a live training on this a while back, you can check out my exact process for how I learned to recognize, tap into and harness the unlimted power of my unconcious mind and I explain exactly how anyone can copy me and experience massive success in anything they do from this point forward here.
Moral of the story guys:
Dream Boards: Bad. All-out Massive immediate action: Good.
The world we share and together create needs less people hiding behind their henrys waiting for success to drop into their pockets like fluffy white marshmallows delivered by cute little pink fairies, and requires more people willing to take ownership of their life, realize that they control their success and step into their purpose.
Don't be fooled.
It is OUR responsibility to step up.
No one else.
Step into your Purpose.
And, together, we can change
the world around us.
"Liberator of the Underdog in all of us"
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