Many of you might disagree and I'm prepared for that.
Many 'guru's' might say "Mike, you're wrong." and I'm prepared for that.
But what I'm about to share with you has been one of my biggest secrets to my success.
This secret has been so powerful to me that before I captured it, I was a 'success casualty'. A big one.
Some of you know my story and some of you don't, but ever since I was 19 years old I dreamed of doing what I'm doing right now.
But for my first 7 years, I was TOTALLY lost.
Maybe 'lost' is even an understatement.
I had 6 jobs my first 6 years after I left college (University of Rhode Island)
About 4 years ago I was making $10 an hour at a job I hated and even my own parents weren't sure I'd ever make something of myself.
Heck, I'm not sure I was convinced if I'd ever 'get there'.
But I never gave up on my dream. Never.
What I'm about to share with you is very important.
This one thing I'm going to share with you has made me more money than I'd ever imagine at 30 years old and has helped me live my dreams.
You see, I used to think big.
Let me say that again, "I used to think big."
I used to try to create million dollar, even billion dollars ideas.
And what were my results of this 'thinking big'?
I was broke.
A paycheck or two away from not being able to pay my rent. (that feeling is horrible)
Guru's say 'think big'. Here's what I say.
I say that doesn't work for most people.
I know it didn't work for me.
Yes, I had a dream, but the ideas I used to come up with to get that dream were HUGE. Enormous. So big I didn't even know where to start.
There's MAGIC IN THINKING SMALL.
"What did Mike say?:
There's MAGIC IN THINKING SMALL.
Yes, I'm saying to THINK SMALLER.
If you're making $2,000 a month, make $3,000-$4,000 your goal, not $20,000.
Here's how I revolutionized my income.
Follow me closely.
When I was making $3k a month, my goal was $5k.
When I was making $10ka month, my goal was $12k.
When I was making $20k, my goal was $25k a month.
When I was making $50k a month, my goal was $65k.
And on and on and on.
The ONLY WAY TO SUCCEED is staying DISCIPLINED to taking the small steps. (read this again)
I know too many people that have there 'head in the clouds'.
All the potential in the world, but where are there results?
(this was me for years)
They think TO BIG.
START thinking smaller.
Start focusing on JUST THE NEXT STEP.
Most people in this industry have very little or even ZERO personal growth.
That was me for 7 years.
I had read over 3,100 books about success and I made ZERO dollars.
People have no personal growth because they NEVER REALLY START.
They just talk about starting.
Get off your ---!
Throw away your excuses.
START THINKING SMALLER.
What is the next step you can take?
What would be a realistic goal for me to shoot for next month?
People are also looking for the 'hail mary'.
You're not going to 'get luckiy'.
Cut it out.
PAY THE PRICE.
Yes, it's not easy.
Yes, it's tough.
But, GOODNESS GRACIOUS. It's WORTH IT!!!
How much money has 'thinking big' made you?
I challenge you to 'think smaller' for 30 days and watch the PROGRESS you make.
Myself and my company have coached thousands of people to HUGE success because we understand that 'inch by inch EVERYTHING is a cinch.'
I BELIEVE in having a DREAM and then 'thinking small'.
Get your head out of the clouds and into reality.
What is the next step you can take in your business?
What is the next step you can take to improve yourself?
That's it. Focus on that. TAKE ACTION on that.
Make your move.
There's MAGIC in thinking small, I don't care what any 'guru' tells you.
I've used this ONE secret to live my dreams at 30 years old.
Nobody gets married on the 1st date.
Nobody goes to college after the 1st grade.
Success is about steps.
I know how GREAT you are.
It's time for the world to see it.
Never give up on your GREATNESS.
Mike Litman copyright 2004
Mike Litman is the co-author of the #1 Best-selling book Conversations with Millionaires. Over the last 3 years, Mike has unleashed the greatness of tens of thousands of people worldwide. Networking Times Magazine called Mike Litman 'a modern day Napoleon Hill' and at the age of 30 he's already shared the stage with well-known speakers such as Mark Victor Hansen and Bob Proctor