In this world, you ultimately receive according to how much you serve and what you feel you deserve, no more and no less. Building your profile in business is very much about building your profile in life; it is about allowing yourself to become a reflection of your ultimate potential. While many people will promote the techniques and strategies for getting noticed by senior peers and/or prospective clients, I believe it is through pushing yourself to be your own personal greatest that will make the people around you start to desire to be served by you.
When I was just 17 years old, I met an inspiring elderly man who changed my life. He did it by drawing out of me a profound and inspiring vision of my destiny that elevated my true worth and transformed my beliefs about what was possible for me. He taught me that when you can see it, you can be it. That extraordinary man gave me the affirmation, “I am a genius and I apply my wisdom”, and told me to say it every day for the rest of my life. Even though I was just a near-illiterate young surfer at the time, I trusted him and followed his guidance diligently. I’ve never missed a day of saying that affirmation in more than 40 years and I know it’s one of the major reasons why I am where I am and who I am now.
What you believe about and what you say to yourself will have a tremendous impact on what happens to you and what kind of life you’ll lead. You are the creator of your own destiny. You write the script of your life with every thought. The more self-worth and love you have for yourself, the more prosperity and success you will achieve.
Self-worth builds both creativity and courage. If you have great self-worth, you’ll never have to worry about having a job, because people are spontaneously drawn to this quality and want to employ or work for those who have it. People who complain that the world is unfair or unjust because others are being given so much while they’re getting so little are creating that situation themselves and only they can change it. The world is fair; you receive what service you give. If you’re not receiving in abundance, it’s because you’re not giving service in abundance.
You have either results or excuses, and they are mutually exclusive. If you take responsibility for your life and ask quality questions about how to fulfill it, you become a magnet for opportunities. People and money are irresistibly drawn to energy, enthusiasm and certainty. You are the master of what you love doing and the slave to what you don’t.
A few of the primary keys to becoming your greatest in life include having a clear intent or purpose, a truly inspiring vision, a grand message to share, a genuine social calling and a targeted niche to serve. From these initial basics arise the primary strategic objectives you would love to accomplish or achieve and a plan for their implementation. But before these objectives can be met, the mastery of the mind is to be initiated.
True business leaders are those who are congruent and integrated, and who can organise and lead their inner parts purposefully. One who can govern their own mind can govern the world. Once leaders govern themselves, they can serve and govern others.
Dr. John Demartini is a human behaviour specialist, educator, author and the founder of the Demartini Institute.