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Are you dependent on the “good opinions” of others?

Do you feel bad if someone has a poor opinion of you, or says something negative or hurtful to or about you?

Are you attached to the outcome of your intentions or your expectations?

Will you be disappointed if you fail?

Will you think negative thoughts about yourself?

Will you be (or are you) dependent on whether those thoughts are positive and encouraging or negative and debilitating?

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To be successful at anything in your life, you must be emotionally independent of the outcome of your goal.

Have you ever been so emotionally drawn to someone and you were paralyzed by the idea of being rejected by him or her? Ever had someone too emotionally clingy and it pushed you away…fully knowing that if that person became emotionally detached you’d be much more attracted to them?

Consider how these ideas are connected in the same way.

Here’s the Secret to Success:

Focus on the results you want, and pursue them with every drop of your passion and vigor…but be emotionally detached from their outcome. Don’t be afraid to cut your losses at a moment’s notice…still in pursuit of your goal, but considering another path. The path that failed you did so for a good reason.

There’s nothing wrong with letting fear drive you, but let it drive you to achieve…don’t let it paralyze you from achieving.

Don’t allow people to enter into your sphere who don’t speak positive of you. Yes, critical feedback is vital (feedback is the breakfast of champions), and the line between the two can be fine, but negative criticism and critical feedback are distinctly different. Surround yourself with those who genuinely support and respect you for you and YOUR desired outcomes. If that means you must be alone for a while, then so be it. If you surround yourself with people who ‘like’ you but can’t (or won’t) support you in your life objectives, this ensures you will never achieve them.

Each one of us is an infinitely powerful creator. Speak to yourself only in empowering language to remember your Infinite power. Endless studies have proven the mind does not know the difference between fiction and reality…it merely accepts what it is told repeatedly.

Speak to yourself from the space of the reality you wish to create…repeatedly…your mind will eventually accept and believe it, and then create it. This is the Law of Manifestation. It may take some time for your mind to make the shift. Allow this time, but do not alter your course. After all, you may have spent years (decades?) shaping your mind with false, self-defeating thoughts.

There’s no shortcut to success. You’ve got to do the ‘inner work.’

And remember that none of it is about you. Oh, the irony of it all.

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Mike Lewitz is an innovative marketer who truly ‘gets’ the mental and emotional buying process of consumers. He’s shown thousands of global business owners proven, cutting-edge marketing methods that bring abundant results.  Mike is formerly a Google Certified Advertising Professional and holds two Bachelor’s degrees (business & marketing) and an M.B.A. in Management.

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Achieving success in every area of your life all comes down to energy…and consciously managing that energy.

You may have heard that money is simply the flow of energy in and out of your life…and you’ve got to keep your energy flow in proper balance to be sustainable.

You can’t have an excess flowing out with little flowing in. As well, you can’t have an excess flowing in with little flowing out.

 

Let’s think about calories, for example. A calorie is a unit of energy.

If you intake too many calories but don’t expend a balanced amount, you’ll eventually become fat and unhealthy. Likewise, if you have a calorie deficit your body will eventually lack what it needs to sustain.

Another example is personal relationships.

If you’re in a relationship that gives a lot of excess to you, yet you contribute very little, eventually you will not value it and want to move on. We’ve all been in these situations. Likewise, if you give a lot more into a relationship than you’re getting, eventually you’ll get fed up and move on. There needs to be a balance to sustain.

The same goes for money.

If more money is flowing out of your life than in, you’ll soon be broke. Likewise, if much more money is flowing into your life than out, you will become heavily unbalanced and unhappy. Yes, I’m sure many people reading this wish they had this problem, but that’s only because they’re on the side of not enough flowing in. This is scarcity thinking.  (Have you ever known anyone who was very financially wealthy yet unhappy? I have.)

There is no difference between the examples of money and calories…an unbalanced flow is unsustainable regardless of which side is unbalanced.

Think about this…would you really want to be in a relationship where the person you’re with loves you a TON but you just ‘kinda’ like them? No, of course not. It’s unbalanced energy. I can extend the scarcity notion even further…if a person is very insecure (a form of scarcity) and desires to be loved by someone just so he or she can feel loved, this is not a healthy relationship and it will not last.

So it is the exact same with money.

Money is simply the flow of energy in and out of your life.

Look at your energy flow in each of your life areas…money, relationships, health, etc. The places where you find an imbalance are the places you’ll ultimately discover that it is actually YOU who has put up a block. An energy block. The energy is either blocked from flowing in (which is common for many), or it is blocked from flowing out.

If you’ve got more money going out than coming in, then you’ve simply got a hidden block to receiving. Don’t worry…lots of people in this world do. I suggest you work with a personal coach around receiving…just as you would work with a coach around losing or gaining weight (or achieving better health, etc).

You get more of where you place your focus. Don’t focus on what you don’t have, and don’t focus on ‘getting more.’ Many people make this mistake. The Universe doesn’t work this way.

For example: You could focus on having more …not just so you can ‘get’… but so you can truly create more for others. This is how the Universe works. You are a creator.

We are the faucet through which Divine energy flows.

Focus on having a balanced flow in all areas of your life…in your relationships (of all types), with your body & health, with your finances, everywhere. You will be amazed at how your life quickly transforms and begins to flow much easier.

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Mike Lewitz is an innovative marketer who truly ‘gets’ the mental and emotional buying process of consumers. He’s shown thousands of global business owners proven, cutting-edge marketing methods that bring abundant results.  Mike is formerly a Google Certified Advertising Professional and holds two Bachelor’s degrees (business & marketing) and an M.B.A. in Management.

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Getting someone to buy your product is a lot like trying to get someone to have sex with you:

  • A very small % of people will buy the moment they see what you have.  However, it’s difficult to turn these people into long-term repeat business and generally won’t stick around long enough to buy your up-sells.
  • Most people want to know they can trust you first, and usually prefer to build some kind of relationship to be certain you’re not going to give them something they don’t want and won’t be able to get rid of.
  • Some people require a little more time than others to determine how trustworthy you are.  You have to determine for yourself how much effort you’re willing to put in before deciding to move on to other potential buyers.
  • The more clearly you understand exactly what your potential buyer perceives as valuable, the easier it is to increase your closing/sales percentage rate.  These can be areas such as a smooth and well-delivered message, nice-looking packaging, or even including supplemental goods or “bonus items” in the deal …typically, more expensive bonuses are better.
  • While good quality merchandise is always in demand, the greatest products in the world will never sell themselves without effective marketing.
  • If you don’t get your message out there or you have the wrong message to the wrong target audience, nobody is going to buy from you regardless of how great your product is.
  • If you treat your buyers poorly, they will quickly leave you for your competition.
  • Branding is overrated -positioning techniques are better.  It’s great when everybody knows who you are, but if your message doesn’t effectively position you as the better choice among your competition, it will be difficult to close deals.  Also, your potential customer may try your competitor’s product along with yours because they’re not sure which is better …and may later ask for a refund.
  • It’s ALWAYS better to position yourself so you have potential buyers chasing after you instead of you chasing them.
  • Some people will simply never buy from you.
  • In the end you will find there are some buyers you will be glad have decided to stop buying from you.  Unfortunately, in some cases you may have to refuse to do any further business with them.
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Mike Lewitz is an innovative marketer who truly ‘gets’ the mental and emotional buying process of consumers. He’s shown thousands of global business owners proven, cutting-edge marketing methods that bring abundant results.  Mike is formerly a Google Certified Advertising Professional and holds two Bachelor’s degrees (business & marketing) and an M.B.A. in Management.

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