Hey Future Millionaire,
There's so much value in reading about the successes
of other people.
You can get so much from it.
I was reading a recent edition of Forbes Magazine and the
theme was "the best advice I ever got" and I want to share
one story with you.
The magazine was interviewing billionaire Richard Branson,
the founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, and he said something
Talking about his mentor, Freddie Laker, Branson said:
"At the time, I was running a little record company; I was
about 17 years old. The first time I met him was some
years later. I was thinking about setting up my own airline.
He gave me this advice: 'You'll never have the advertising
power to outsell British Airways. You are going to have to
get out there and use yourself. Make a fool of yourself.
Otherwise you won't survive'."
Many people ask me, they say, "Mike, what are some tips
on how to be successful?"
I want to share one with you that was very tough for me; I
still struggle with it today at times, but I've had my share
of victories as well.
If you re-read the quote above from Richard Branson, you'll
see that his mentor gave him the advice of "Make a fool out
of yourself." I want to say it a different way to you.
I'll say it this way:
You're not going to unleash your greatness and reach your
financial goals if you don't STRETCH YOURSELF.
To do something great you must first be uncomfortable.
Uncomfortable always comes before comfortable.
Michael Dell, Tiger Woods, Warren Buffet, Julia Roberts all
stretched themselves a ton, they took risks, and they had the
COURAGE to persevere.
Here's the good news.
You don't need to stretch yourself 100%, 50% or even 25%.
This is what you need to do today.
Stretch yourself 1%. Yes, that's it!
What is one action that I know I need to do today, but that is
uncomfortable and tough for me to do?
Is it prospecting, public speaking, asking for a raise? Whatever
it is, stretch yourself and GO FOR IT.
I believe in you and it's time you 'knock the ball out of the
park' and live your dreams.
Richard Branson was scared also, he had a ton of fears and
probably still does to this day.
He just made the DECISION to go for it and now he's one of
the wealthiest people in the world.
Give yourself the gift of stretching yourself 1% today.
You'll love yourself for it.
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.http://www.mikelitman.com