The kind of mindset you’d want to have if you really want to have something in life. In a nutshell, it means whatever you want in life, you have to draw it to you. You have to magnetize it.
Now to give you some background on how I came to this point, when I was a lot younger, I wanted to have what most of us want—a nice car, a nice house, all the material things we see on TV and social media. These are the things that a lot of people consider as success, and I wanted to know how they were doing it. That was my motivation at first.
So when I was motivated by the material things, I would go from one networking company to another, and then to real estate. As it turned out, I dived into real estate during the recession and lost several houses that I bought in Missouri. I was jumping from one thing to another to make things work, all the while just trying to make money. I kept chasing success, thinking it was out there somewhere in an unknown place I needed to get to.
While all of these things were happening, I had to shift my focus and get into this self-discovery phase to find out what really makes me tick. Removing my focus from the money and putting it on what I truly want to accomplish, I went on to explore what was going to be the best discovery I ever had.
This realization dawned on me one day as I was going to seminar after seminar to find out what was missing. I realized that I was looking aimlessly and hopelessly for success outside of myself. All these years I’ve been chasing success as if it was a far-off object that I needed to run after so I could call myself successful. Most people have this mindset and I was no different. I realized that I actually have everything I need to succeed and that it is innate. God had given me what I need to be able to succeed and to do the things I was created to do. Once I realized this, I saw how liberating it was to be true to myself, to my true purpose or calling, and to share it with the world.
Now I go around sharing this wisdom with others. When this moment of realization comes to you as it did to me, that’s when success starts chasing you instead of the other way around. If you change your mindset, your attitude, and your perspective on things, you will magnetize everything you need and want. You will attract your heart’s desires. You will become the person that you were created to be. This is the blueprint for my book called Success Chasing You, which I use to reach more people to help them become successful as they should be.
The reason why some people are not getting the results that they want out of life is because they are not who they are created to be to attract those results. What they don’t know yet is they have something that this world needs. You have something this world needs that only you can give that nobody else has.
One example is if I try to be Kobe Bryant, one of the world’s greatest basketball players, even if I was good at basketball myself, I can never be Kobe Bryant. Only Kobe can be himself. He was created to become the Kobe Bryant that we know him for today. In the same way, you were created to be you and nobody can beat you at being you.
Find that something special inside of you. Deliberate on what you truly want that you don’t have yet and realize that all you have to do is reach inside to draw it to you. Stop living a life of “at least”. “At least I’m able to pay the bills.” “At least I’m able to make some money.” You weren’t created just to pay the bills and make some money. You are here on this earth to thrive, not just survive.
One thing I need to clarify is that money should not be your number one motivator. When all you think about is getting money, you will always step outside of yourself to get it. Stepping outside of yourself has a price tag. You can have all the money in the world but if you lose your soul in the process by compromising your authenticity, true happiness will not follow you there. Why? Because success is not from the outside. That’s why we need to search within and use our God-given gifts.