I just got back from a yoga class and I’m drenched in sweat. I’m talking dripping wet from head to toe and need to take a shower like you read about.
But my personal hygiene issues are not the focus of today’s message.
The yoga class rocked. One of the best ones I have ever attended. The room was packed wall to wall with students (mostly very beautiful women I might add…not that I was looking!)
The male instructor was the complete package. Not only did he run a great class, the dude had the look. Think of a lesser Matthew Mcconaughey and you’ll get the picture.
This guy has “star” written all over him but he’s not and here’s why: (I’m friends with some people who know this guy well and they told me a lot about him. I could have guessed all this because his story is all too common.)
First he has a very big ego. Now the truth is, almost every successful person has a large ego. The problemo is when someone let’s their ego get in the way of asking other people for help, listening and then acting on the suggestions. I find it amazing that people will pay me big bucks for my advice on information marketing – a topic where I clearly know my stuff – and then not follow my advice. They’ve gotta do it “their way.”
Second, Mr. Yoga does not practice what he preaches and live the yoga lifestyle…Not by a long shot. His beliefs and actions are not congruent. You can get away with that for a little while but your true colors are eventually going to shine through.
My soon to be released “Passion Into Profits” course is not for people who want to make a quick buck. It’s for people who who have a passion for something and want to share it with other people. I want to help people who truly practice what they preach.
Third, he definitely wants success but isn’t willing to take the actions necessary to make it happen. So many people dream about success and hope that it’ll happen for them. When I was involved in selling marketing information to magicians, many of them resisted it and resented me for telling them the truth that odds are that no one is going to “discover” them so they need to learn how to sell themselves.
My mission in life, my passion is to help people make a ton of dee-nero doing something they love to do because I know how it affects every other aspect of their lives and the lives of those around them. There is a true “ripple effect” when success and happiness are working together. But the truth is, I, nor can anyone, help people who are not open to it.
This just doesn’t apply to business it applies to your personal life as well.
Think about it.
(As always, your comments are very welcome and I do read each and every one of them.)
Kick butt, make mucho dee-nero!