I was influenced by many people, we are are. Because of my military experience I wrote about military hero’s who survived, and lived to tell their story. Rob “Waldo” Waldman survived a real live missile attack and lived to talk about it. I met Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour in person to hear her amazing story of actual combat. We even took a quick photo together. We all have a unique story to tell and if you don’t write your own, nobody else will. And if they did would they get it right.
I could have settled down and fell in line but, I didn’t want to settle, so why should you? I could have easily became a clog in the assembly line, but I wanted more. I listened to the late great Jim Rohn who said if I changed, then everything would change for me. Dr. Tony Alessandra fought his way out of the projects in New York city to leave a mark on society. Albert Mensah who was born in a little village, in Ghana West Africa struggled just to make it to America. When he finally made it, he took advantage of every opportunity and became the “Ambassador of Opportunity.”
We all start from somewhere. But our start is not our finish. When Denis Waitley was talking with Chris Widener in the “Made for Success series”, he talked about his early childhood where he went to school with a chicken sandwich without chicken. It reminded me of the times I went to school with my fired bologna sandwiches. And when the bologna was gone it was just a mayo sandwich. Robert Helms didn’t want to get in the family real estate business because he wanted to rock the rock the airwaves in a rock and roll band. He ended up rocking the airwaves anyway with the most downloaded show on iTunes talking about real estate.
Mike McGavick talked about the time his skateboard went through a neighbor’s base- ment window when he was young. What he got from his mom was a lesson in responsibility, that stayed with him. As a result he was able to bring a major corporation back from the a financial brink, later in life. Ellie Drake was the little Iranian girl that escaped from Iran, who promised her parents that she would become a medical doctor , but never practiced, after she finished medical school. She chose to follow her dreams and founded BreaveHeartWomen.com for women. Dino Rossi was told that he couldn’t do this or that, because of his poor background. But when he got elected into politics he balanced the State budget without raising taxes.
Why go though the trouble of reading books and listening to audio tapes? Because you might miss getting inspiration from others. Inspiration comes in many forms. Napoleon Hill wrote classics ; Law of Success and Think and Grow Rich. Sometimes you can get inspiration from a song, or the dialogue from a movie. Oliver Napoleon Hill had more setbacks than most, yet he persevered and he wrote about it. Maybe that is why there is a mastermind that still studies his major works after all these years. If you were fortune enough maybe you got inspiration from a wise grand parent like Denis Waitley.
John Conners was the middle child out of seven but he went on to do great things. As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Microsoft he was very busy. I was close to the middle of 14 and I stayed gone a lot; military service keeps you away for long periods of time. Dr. Napoleon Hill wrote about the “Golden Rule” while Dr. Alessandra updated the concept with the “Platinum Rule”. Now we need to reach people at their level; that’s treating people as they want to be treated taking everything into consideration (political correction).
There is more to the intro, so stay tuned.