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3.4 Write a Destiny Statement. You may have many missions as time passes. You can only have one destiny. Ask yourself what destiny is worthy of you. (The audio tape program of Boot Camp II, recorded live in Sedona, Arizona, includes insights on how to conceive your personal destiny. It's available from secure server cited above.)
3.5 Reward yourself for your every achievement along way. You're worth it. What's more, recognizing and rewarding yourself is a vivid confirmation of your healthy self-esteem.
3.6 Be a responsible steward of your assets. This includes your cash flow. Relentlessly reduce debt until it vanishes. Invest at least 10% of your income in long-term equities that are appropriate-for-your-age-and-life plans.
3.7 Ruthlessly guard your time. Use it wisely. It may be your most valuable asset. Surely it's one irreplaceable asset you have. Once gone, it can never be recovered. 3.8 Allow only up-tempo, supportive people into your personal life. Shun critical or negative people who discourage you in any way. Let nobody, I mean nobody, especially loved ones, rain on your parade! Insist on realizing your potential, as you envision that potential. Get a copy of classic 1977 Robert Ringer book, Looking Out For #1. ISBN #0-308-10334-3. Also available in paperback. Do everything it says to do.
3.9 Be good to yourself. Create nurturing environments for yourself. Make your home, your automobile, your clothes (especially your clothes), as well as your intimates, a reflection of worthy essence you are. Give away, throw away, toss out anything or anyone in your environment that doesn't delight you.
3.10 Practice relentless self-discipline. Reflect upon resolutions so many people make at start of a new year. The Law of Entropy quickly takes over. Within weeks, if not days, their sworn resolve turns into jello. All stays as it was. That's not way it is with champions! Champions do what they must to hold fast to their commitments to themselves. Make yourself a daily schedule. Include what you'll do and when. Include target outcomes. Be tough and demanding of yourself. Then, let nothing and no one take you off your course.
Years ago, when I was doing outbound marketing to get speaking engagements, I had to lash myself to my desk for 4 hours every morning, Monday through Thursday. I didn't enjoy it. Not at start. Then I made it a game. I played it like a game. I kept track of every call. (The Speaking Success System includes an instrument to make this easier for you.) I found that 16 hours of intelligently placed calls, diligently followed up with a promo kit and 1 or 2 follow-up phone calls, yielded me at least 1, and sometimes 2 programs a week at $3000 to $5000 each. Was game worth candle? You decide!
Part of my self-discipline at time was running 3 miles before dawn, then meditating for 20 minutes, showering and dressing, having a light breakfast-and by 5:15 AM (Pacific Time), starting my daily outbound marketing calls. Believe me, this took relentless self-discipline. My reward was a very comfortable income.
3.11 Recognize this truth: You create your own reality. Over 20 years ago, in my first seminar, I told my students ingredients of this creation. And I proved it! Those ingredients are your beliefs, your attitudes, your thoughts, your words and your actions.
Reflect on this: Your beliefs are gatekeepers for your attitudes. Your attitudes are, in turn, gatekeepers for your thoughts. Your thoughts are gatekeepers for your words and actions. And, with your words and actions you create your own reality.
This means you are master of your destiny, creator of your personal reality.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your dreams are seedlings of your reality. The oak sleeps in acorn. The bird waits in egg.
So wrote James Allen in his timeless classic, As a Man Thinketh. What do you want to make of yourself? You're in charge.
You can make a difference. You can touch lives and hearts. You can affect affairs of companies and nations. You can have all of this if you want it. And you've got to want it enough to have it.
The Master Speaker
Burt Dubin, a 20 year veteran of the business of speaking, coaches and mentors speakers and wanna-be's world-wide. For samples of his wisdom, simply go to his web-site, . Down-load some of the 20 FREE articles and 26 FREE newsletters. 1 Speaking Success Road, Kingman, Arizona 86402-6543, USA. Phone 1-800-321-1225. Fax 928-753-7554. E-mail Burt at:
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