I believe this is where the real breakthroughs are for all of us. When we stop trying to fix those around us and acknowledge that the class we teach, is sometimes the one we most need to take.
There’s a reason for practice. During my sabbatical I wasn’t accepting new speeches, but of course honored the ones that had been already booked. And I discovered that speaking is like anything else: If you don’t practice, your skills slip.
The only real threat is when you have a competitor that knows exactly what they do, believes in what they do, and believes in the value they provide their customers/clients. They don’t care what you’re doing, because they believe enough in what they’re doing themselves.
Money and material things don’t buy happiness, but neither does prosperity. What money does is give you choices.
In all of these examples above (and thousands more I could write), the real issue is you. You’re allowing the opinions of others to influence your self-worth. You’re changing yourself to meet other peoples’ expectations, requirements or wishes. But the self-actualized person never does this.
The secret to happiness is not curbing desires, but honoring them. Desire is the space between who you are – and who you can become.
For it is in the crystallization process that you must go through to conceptualize and teach something, that your greatest understanding is developed. This is when you become an artist of life, which of course, is an artist of wisdom.
To truly advance closer to your dreams, goals, and objectives in 2015 – you’re going to have to be willing to let go of who you were in 2014.
That person was good enough to get you where you got to last year. They’re not developed enough to take you where you want to go this year. So let that old you go, and step into the emerging greatness of the New You.
No one really has a money shortage. What they really suffer from is an idea shortage. The only thing between you and the prosperity you’re seeking is the right idea.
It’s true that not all your prospects are going to buy, and of the ones who do, many won’t big high price point items from you. But that’s not because your people are cheap; it’s because you aren’t doing your job well. Please don’t delude yourself that your prospects don’t have money or don’t purchase things. Let’s just accept that they may not be purchasing things from us in the quantities or price points we want. And that isn’t their fault. The fault is completely and entirely your own.