When I share with people the concepts of marketing and how important it is to build a following through emails, free reports and writing a blog, the number one complaint that I hear is “I can’t write or speak in front of people, or I don’t have time to do that”. If you ever plan to do anything in life, especially earn money, you have to get the “I Can’t Do That” thinking out of your head and shift it to “How Can I Do This?”
It is a small shift in thinking however; it creates Gigantic shifts in results. Write this down and get it stuck somehow in your brain; “You can do what you can’t do if you don’t know you can’t do it” I was speaking at a large event with Bob Proctor, Vic Johnson and many others right after we finished filming our hit movie The Power of Mentorship. It was our first film and I had no experience in film making before.
It just popped in my head one day at lunch in June of 2007 to do a movie (maybe it was my cheese burger swimming around in my colon or something), I wrote the idea on a Napkin and six months later we were walking down a Red Carpet to a sold out Theater at our Red Carpet Premier Night at the popular Land Mark Theater in Los Angeles, California.
At the event I was asked how in the world I put a whole movie and Red Carpet together in 6 months. I thought for a moment and said…”It never dawned on me that I couldn’t”.
When I got the idea to do a movie, if I would have said, I don’t know anything about film making…”I can’t do that” no movie would exist today. Instead, I asked “How Can I Do a Movie”. I dug and took action until I found the answer. Now I have produced four movies to my credit.
You can do anything if you simply take the time to learn how to do it. When we launched our first movie, did I go to film school and then go and do it? Heck no, I went to those who knew how to do films, got a price and then found funding for the film (through marketing that I knew how to do) and presto, my giant Gums and Teeth were on the big screen in six months! It all started however, in shifting my thinking to I can’t do that to how can I do that?
All our lives we have heard people, many of them well meaning family members the statement “You can’t Do That”. We have become trained and conditioned to inwardly believe that, which is not true in potential only in our belief system.
The sad thing about this is, we were conditioned in this state of belief at such a young age that we could not defend our self from it. I have had someone say, “What about little Tommy whose parents always told him he could do anything, and he believed it so much that he went up to the school bully Johnny and picked a fight and Johnny the bully kicked his ass?” I said if little Tommy had any smarts, he should have taken the time to study a karate book, and then go kick Johnny the bully in the testicles and he would not have got is ass kicked!
You can do anything you want to, but you must first learn the “How”…Study the Karate book before you take on Johnny the Bully! I challenge you to revise and revamp your thinking for 30 days and see what happens. Every time the thought of “I Can’t Afford That” comes up, just stop and replace it with the thought, “How Can I Afford This Thing?” Then sit down and write out ten ways you could afford it, no matter how crazy or illogical they may seem. What this exercise will do for you is get your creative cycle to start flowing and you may be amazed at the ideas that start flooding your mind.
As I close today, I once again want to thank all of you for the many and wonderful kind post you leave, I read every one of them, and for sharing us with your friends and family. Each day, we share our heart with you and do everything we can to express our experience and training to help you live a more fulfilling, contributing and successful life.
I know that my choice of words and examples are sometimes a bit farm “Hairy” (see what I mean) I do apologize to those that my colorful words offend. Please pray for me, the Lord is not done with me yet!
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