Now, admittedly, my power of concentration is and always has been extraordinary since my army training! In fact, other people say it is legendary and almost cosmic!
The Internet is a giant 'lab experiment' for corporate America, and those companies that recognise this and play well within the rules of ambiguity and fluidity will survive and win.
You would think that American educators would want our kids, especially our kids from poorer families, to hear what top-rated Oxford students hear. But you'd be wrong. American schools now hide their students from ideas like mine if they don't approve of the man or the message.
Constantine 'Costa' Gratsos had made his fortune as a lifelong associate of shipping icon Aristotle Onassis. He took a liking to me, became my first mentor, and showed me how to swim in the deep, dangerous waters of business.
Jim Newman, the business visionary who created the term 'comfort zone,' showed me how to expand my horizons. Thanks to Jim, after I attended one of his PACE Seminars in 1978; I moved out of my comfort zone at Bear Stearns and became a super successful oilman.
We all have baggage from our upbringing! That's life!
Super-success is not for everyone, and you will endure weeks and months and years of hard work, obstacles, failures, victories, pain, and any manner of 'negative' experiences to reap the rewards of success, drink from the golden goblet, own the brass ring.
The Internet has allowed even more growth possible than in the bricks and mortar industries that I dealt with years ago. It is easier to get a business to a million dollars/pounds in revenue on the net! It is not easy! But it is easier when compared to construction, etc., though all businesses use the Internet to enhance marketing.
My candor has gotten me in a lot of trouble over the years!
If you want to make more money, you'll have to do things differently. You will have to do things you never even thought of doing in the past. You will have to do things out of your comfort zone.
I have always known I had talent, LOL, but to be called a 'talent' feels a little strange - but well within my comfort zone!
When I came back from the military and completed a 4-year degree in 2 1/2 years, I developed the extraordinary habits needed to get a lot done in a very short period of time!
I could not be more proud of the countless lives that I have changed since I began my coaching and mentoring career!
I have said countless times high performance people are never satisfied with what they do or how they do it! Hence, I am always endeavouring to improve.
We must all remember life doesn't have to be fair for us to succeed if we take change and become masters and creators of our own destiny.
The best form of customer service is self service. Constantly empower customers to get their own answers themselves.
I could write a book describing what differentiates the high performance person from all the rest! Hell, I could write volumes!
When I volunteered for the draft as a 20-year-old, mischievous guy at the height of the Vietnam War, most thought I was destined to pass from this earth early!
The more emotional distractions you have the harder it is to accomplish your goals - especially at the extreme levels!
I, like Don Quixote, have fought many a windmill.