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07.31.12         book reviews  

The Magic of Thinking Big


We had a an absolutely awesome time today on our scooter ride out to the St Anthony Wreck. I'm really amazed how much fun these underwater scooters are. The visibility wasn't the greatest, but I am hoping to post the video soon.

Its been a while since Ive done a book review. This is one of my all time favorites and I will tell you why in a rather obscure example:

-Donald Trump is a very wealthy and savvy businessman. He has also has been bankrupt. Twice if I am not mistaken. If Donald Trump were to loose all his money a third time, do you think he would be able to build his wealth up again?

In my mind there is no question he could because of his business experience and knowledge. He knows how to do it. Donald Trump would think: "Ok, I need to get investors and then I will build a multi-million dollar complex in so-and-so property and then sell lots..." or something to that effect.

Personally, my brain doesn't work that way, I am wired to think about training videos or something of that nature because Ive had some success doing it. My buddy Warren would open a dental practice. Others may think: "Oh, well I need to find this kind or job" where another person would never consider that same job.

Sure there are risks in doing business, and not every deal is going to work out in the positive all the time, but the truth of the matter is, a person's success has more to do with "How big they think" than anything else. Its the wiring of their brains that create the plan.

If an individual cannot accept that he/she is capable of great things, they will never attempt it. If an individual cannot accept that they can change their circumstances, they will never try to. I cannot tell you how many people I have met who have accepted the fate of what life throws at them. It is never their fault and they are constantly unhappy. The lack the will power and faith to even consider the seeds of greatness are already inside them waiting to sprout.

I am convinced that "how big" a person thinks, has EVERYTHING to do with, everything else about their lives

The real trick is overcoming this self doubt about not being good enough, not having the drive, not being smart enough, not having the right opportunities, etc. I can tell you how many close friends I have seen self-destruct because they think so small, always running away from their fears.

I am in the process of planning my next projects, 3 in particular are so big, they truly terrify me at times. Deep down, Im at the point now where I am certain I can pull off each of them to a degree of success and it gets me excited. They won't be perfect, and the process won't be pretty, but in the end, I will absolutely have no regrets making the attempt.

Anytime I need that extra motivation to attack something I am uncomfortable with, this is the book I read: "The Magic of Thinking Big". I have read it many, many times, but each time I do, I have a little more confidence to go for it and I cannot recommend it higher.

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