Without question, the one thing I have found over the years is the every successful person I have ever met works on themselves FIRST!! Whether it is in the gym, reading trade journals, self-help books, studying their business and competition…they have the “Slight Edge”.  People can sense this trait too without you saying a word about your accomplishments.  We “project” what to others what we feel on the inside.  If you don’t feel confident, sexy, intelligent, or successful on the inside, people you meet will pick up on that instantly.  You need to raise your “energy” level by any means possible.  Before I go into a meeting, get on a call, talk to a group of people, etc, I always do the Tony Robbins thing by shouting out loud in my car, elevator, office, or home…YES! YES! YES! with a fist pump and you know what…IT WORKS!!! Try it sometime…your bank account will thank you!! 🙂

The good news is this is something YOU can control!!  Just like going to the gym or walk/running 3 days a week for 30 minutes, reading something that puts good, positive thoughts in your mind will do wonders for your career and your self-esteem.  Many of you live in less than desirable settings where you are surrounded by negativity, bad habits, or a close friend tells you what you’re doing is dumb.  My belief is that the first order of priority is to surround yourself with positive, like-minded people immediately!!  Almost every network marketing company is FILLED with those kinds of people.  People they don’t want to live in a box, have dreams, and will encourage you to live YOUR dreams!  Dreams are HOPE out in front of us, and when we stop dreaming, we’ve lost everything!

I recommend starting a daily or weekly personal development program no matter what business or occupation you’re in currently.  It WILL make a difference.  I will recommend books to read for certain subject matter, but if you have a concern you’re battling, shoot me an email and I’ll do my best to recommend something that will help if I know of one.

Daily Affirmations are crucial to your growth as well.  Check out the facebook post from my friend Renee Airya on the power of an “I AM” statement:

The simplest and most powerful affirmation begins with the two sacred
words, “I am.”To find out the most powerful word(s) to place
after “I am,” follow these four super-simple steps:====> Look
at what is bothering you the most.====> Find its polar
opposite.====> Now find the word or phase that sums up its
opposite quality in a general way.====> Test the word in the
phrase, “I am…”

Write down your I AM statements immediately, and make it a habit to repeat them nightly before you go to bed, and first thing in the morning.  You can also post them around the house, in the shower if they are laminated (highly recommend), and you are now working on the almighty subconscious mind!  Don’t underestimate its power!!

Whether you think you CAN or whether you think you CAN’T do something…you’re 100% Right!!  Keep believing in yourself, don’t tell your subconscious you’re stupid (don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something), you’re too short, too tall, too fat, too skinny, WHATEVER it is…your mind is listening at all times.  Fill it with positive thoughts and let the magic or personal transformation take place!!  I truly wish you much success and with the principles I’ve outlined above, I can guarantee you that if you follow them, success is the ONLY option!