I recently had a conversation with a security guard at the homeless soup kitchen where Frenchy and I volunteer. I guess he found out I was a motivational speaker and approached me with what I thought was a really good question. Just the fact that he asked the question made me tell him that he's already ahead of the game. He asked; "What are the three things you need to do to be successful?" Isn't that a great question? To me, it showed that he was ambitious – wanting to have more success in his life. He also practiced what I preach in my motivational keynotes when I suggest to people that they go up to people who have what they want and ask how they got it. What would you have said?
Here are the three I told him:
1. Wake up everyday with an attitude of optimisim. Be grateful what you have and choose to make it a great day full of hope.
2. Have a never-ending supply of curiosity: continue to learn about successful people and how they got there, read about people who make a difference – how are they doing it, always ask questions on how you can improve.
3. Surround yourself with positive people. Be careful of hanging out with negative people who don't have any dreams of their own so they put other people down.
Those were the answers that came to me off the top of my head. How would you have answered the same question?
Looking forward to hearing your answer, afterall, I'm curious to what others have to say is the secret to their success!
From your trying to practice what she preaches motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman