Somebody, somewhere, said something that made a difference.
While our parents have a major influence, we may have been influenced by someone else. Dianna Booher, a professional speaker and author of 42 books, said she was influenced most, by her 11th grade English teacher. Did you have a teacher, who left an impact on you? My biggest influence was Napoleon Hill and Jim Rohn.
Dianna received the highest award for profession speakers and was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. She said, in her interview with Chris Widener, in the “Made for Success” series, that her teacher had the communication skills that inspired her and a lot of her students. She showed she cared, but she held her students accountable, and didn’t take excuses. She required her students, to always do their best.
Steve Harvey has a mentoring program for boys. Every year he invites boys that are raised by single mothers to his ranch in Texas. For two or three weeks, they are trained by men; fathers and men in the military on how to take responsibility for their own actions. It’s a physically and mentally grueling exercise into manhood. Once exposed to this life changing environment most of the young men make the change. Without this support system, they are only left with learning from their old environment.
The Bible says that people perish from the lack of knowledge. Tough love, is where you tell people close to you, the truth about themselves. Sometimes the temporary pain from hearing the truth, results in a better outcome later in life.
As parents, we don’t want our kids to go through what we went through. But we forget, the lessons we learned, made us into the person we are today; the bloody nose and the broken heart healed over time, and taught us valuable lessons.
Dianna would work 12 to 14 hours a day, because she was raised that way on the farm. Then one day, she got sick. The doctors told her that she would have to change her schedule, if she wanted to stay around. Sometimes you need to reduce your stress to survive. If you are being stressed by your job, you need to evaluate, if it’s worth it.
If your excuse is, I got to pay the mortgage, and the car notes and all the other bills, then you need to find another way to make money without the additional stress, or down size your life style. Do you really need “that big a house”? Do you really need to drive “that brand new car”? Are you being stressed out, every holiday shopping season? Are you robbing Peter, to buy Paula a gift?
Why not invest in an online business today. Can you afford to spend a little to get started? During your time off, if you have time off, learn some new skills. The support system was in place with the empower network. You could join the army of people who have decided that putting in the time and effort to make an extra $3,000 to $5,000 a month was worth it.
Part of the support system is the training programs. The basic program gets you started, the Inner Circle is the motivation part that keeps you going. The ultimate support experience is the live events where you see and hear other people. You just might hear what you need to take your business to the next level. This has been straight talk, beast mode.
P.S. Once you learn how to blog on a daily basics you can promote whatever product or service you want. You become empowered to do it your way.
Very interesting information on this blog… I always liked Steve Harvey… now, there’s a man making a difference! Thanks Earl!
X Ray Cat
Thanks Earl for sharing this story and your thoughts on support. I was able to turn my life around and the best part is, while it may seem sometimes that there’s no one around – it’s not the case at all.
You can get support via videos, audios, books, and groups on line. You can simply contact someone on Face book and just ask for help! It’s very rare when someone will turn you down if you’re sincere.
There is support all around you 🙂
Yes, the ones who have a tremendous influence in our lives can make or break us. The choice is ours.
Thank you for your comments. It’s best to try and work it out before you begin asking others for help. You can go to YouTube, type in your question on almost anything, and see how to do almost everything. The good thing about going to live events is you get to see some of the real people in person, and you can have real quality face time.
You can go-it-along but it’s easier when you have a support system in place. One person can make a difference, but team work makes the dream work. As a former Quartermaster I know that support helps win battles and helps keep the peace.