I wanted to share something compelling from my travels last week. I am a member of several high level (and very expensive) masterminds. I attended our quarterly meetings for two of them last week in California. These two masterminds relate to digital marketing, and storytelling for businesses.
What was fascinating to me was the level of success of most of the people that participated or spoke in these masterminds. I have pictures with some of them below. All of these people are multi-millionaires and one of them is a billionaire. And they are all attending Masterminds to grow and learn and share! Several of them stood up and spoke to the other participants. I noticed, and wanted to share a common theme I noticed from all of these amazing people, relating to their success stories.
- They had a vision (clearly defined, measurable goals)
- They each had laser focus.
- They all had to overcome adversity on their journeys.
- They never gave up.
- When they got derailed on their journey to their goals, they changed their approaches.
- They all had a positive attitude.
What this hammered home to me is that success is a journey my friend…not a destination. It’s a fun journey that never ends. Remember, happiness comes from progress….not the destination.
John Assaraf (Top Left) is one of the experts featured in the film and book The Secret, which he helped launch into a worldwide phenomenon. He is the reason millions of people (myself included) have created vision boards.
Anthony Frank “Tony” Hawk (Top Right), commonly known by his nickname “The Birdman”, is an American professional skateboarder, actor, and owner of skateboard company Birdhouse.
Leroy Dixon (Bottom Left) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres. He won the gold medal in 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2007 World Championships.
Sara Blakely (Bottom Middle) is an American billionaire businesswoman, and founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company.
Robert Cialdini (Bottom Right) Author of the New York Times Bestsellers; Influence and Pre-suasion.