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Secret Ingredients

August 28, 2012

As much as I want to talk about the fundraiser to help build the Nikola Telsa Museum there are bigger topics at work here.

We live in a fast paced world.  There are atrocities that surround us.  And success remains (seemingly) out of reach.

Today I’m going to ask you to do a hard thing.  I’m going to ask you to believe in your own success.  Today I’m going to ask you to live like you’re already successful.  These are the first steps in innovation.  If you own a small business, are an entrepreneur or are looking for ways to improve your work you must use innovation.  You must find success in the thing you seek.

Think of the great of innovators; Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Nikola Telsa, Steve Jons, Eleanor Roosevelt, Emma Goldman.  None of these people were 100% confident in their success 100% of the time.  But they were able to get 100% behind themselves in service to what they were doing, which made them successful.

It’s no secret that work begets work.  When you have one million clients you will magically get another three hundred without blinking an eye.  When you’re in a relationship more people will start telling you how great you look.  When you have money people seem to want to give you more.

What’s this about?  Confidence.  When you’re confident in what you’re doing, other people will be too.

Confidence is incredible.  It makes you feel good and it makes people trust you.  When you’re trying to sell your product to a new client and you leak bits of doubt, you instill your doubt into your future potential customer.  This transaction will only push them away from you.  Who wants that?

Today when you’re looking at your budget, your gross income, or your goals for the coming year think as if you’ve already achieved them.  If you don’t, other people will.