v The next tip I’ll give you is a simple one. Do what you love and you will make the time to manage your life and work accordingly.
v Finally, don’t be afraid to occasionally let some people share in your success. Chances are the more successful you become the more you’ll meet people who want to be near you and help in any way they can simply because most people want to be around successful person. Case in point, Once I published my first book “Telemarketing Success for Small and Mid-sized firms” my friends, business associates and colleagues, while gracious, weren’t interested in talking about it. Too boring. And a cold calling book isn’t the most popular item to carry in a bookstore either so many calls went unanswered. However by the time my second book “The Single Person’s Cookbook” had been published, I started seeing a change in attitudes. Suddenly people were calling me to do speaking engagements and events. And my friends (some of them) were most happy to be a part of and to help with my success-all I had to do was ask. But be warned. Some people will want to be around you for the wrong reasons. Know the difference between someone who wants to share in your success and those who want to take away from it or exploit it. And with the production of my upcoming Independent film, I’m finding a plethora of untapped resources. Which is good because most great projects aren’t completed without a lot help. The bottom line is that because I now have a proven track record of success, people are now willing to help and be a part of it-which makes my life easier and better managed. I’m not immune to this way of thinking either because I love hearing what my more successful clients and friends are up to as well. It keeps me grounded and motivated. I had a friend of mine who is also a writer take me to lunch for my upcoming birthday. During the lunch I was in awe of my friend’s accomplishments. Cornell graduate, author of 4 books while working on his 5th and an accomplished business man with a corner office at a prestigious firm in the Bay Area. I’ve known this man for about a year or so and I’m finding the more I think I know, the more impressed I am with his accomplishments. And for someone not easily impressed that’s saying a lot.
v Lastly, don’t let negative people deter you from accomplishing your goals or trying something new. The more accomplished I become the more negative people that I run into. It took me awhile not to take these people and their comments so seriously. Mostly, they were reacting to their own sense of me not fitting into their idea of what I should be doing. Don’t listen. Allowing someone to play on your insecurity is a sure way to failure. Focus on what you want and tune out these and other negative influences. You’ll find that managing your new found success becomes easier and more rewarding once you’ve accepted your own worth and power.