AMP Up Finding Solutions & Opportunities | The LOOK Factor (Episode 029)

Ever find something and say, “That’s exactly what I was looking for!?” Ever see something you passed on only to find a friend used it later with great success? Why do some people seem to find all the great solutions and opportunities?

Highlights of today’s show:

  • The key to finding is “looking” correctly
  • Why doesn’t everyone do this simple concept?
  • A millionaire who first threw the opportunity away and gained it back
  • The 3% at Harvard who did this one concept and had a combined net worth of the other 97%
  • The right people are in your life but you may not see them

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Five concepts that will attract the right people in your life.

FacebookpostIf you’re not into making a mark on the world or could care less about getting out and creating new relationships, a hermit of sorts, then this post is not for you. For everyone else I think you’ll gain some valuable insight.

We live in a people world and its through our relationships with others that we create happiness, abundance and joy. Other people need you and your talents as much as you need theirs. Because of this fact, attracting the right people in your life is must.

  1. Have a clear vision of your future.

    If you don’t know where you’re going, any path will take you there. With a clear vision undoubtedly you’ll see the type of people you’ll want to attract in your life. People without a clear vision wind up with toxic people in their life and they wasted time creating a worthless relationship. Then to break free of it will waste more  valuable time and energy again to remove them. When you understand where you’re headed you’ll begin to see people and their talents, relationships and skills as a way to help you get there. The right people will start to show up in your life because you’ll recognized them. They were always there but without vision you never recognized them.

  2. Understand who you ‘really’ are.

    By understanding yourself; your strengths, weaknesses, skills, personality, etc, you’ll be able to be authentic. Many people without this understanding try to be like someone else in order to be liked and hopefully attract people in their life they think they need. Unfortunately this will not work very well because other people see right through the facade. You’ll end up repelling the very people you may need in your life.

  3. Be authentic.

    Dr. Seuss said it best, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Drop your insecurity that is making you think you’re not up to par. You are the best you that ever lived! People will be attracted to your authenticity and will appreciate your unique perspective on life. You have a lot to offer other people. If you’re not at the point in your personal development you’d like to be, then continue to work on you but never sacrifice your true heart to be something other than yourself.

  4. The Brand call you.

    Every person, company or product is wise to understand they have a unique brand. It’s your unique brand that will draw people to you. Others will seek someone like you. Just like it’s up to product advertising to portray a certain brand to those that watch so when its time to make a purchase, they will seek the brand image that best fits their needs. Look at people you’ve sought to serve you in the past. They each have a certain unique brand that you seek. You’ll even pay more to gain basically the same service as long as they have the brand you seek. This is why the first three steps are critical in attracting others your way.

  5. The difference between ‘sales’ and ‘marketing’

    I had a good friend explain to me the difference between sales and marketing and it’s applicable in this discussion on attracting the right people in your life. Sales is when you call them. Marketing is when they call you. That kind of marketing is also referred to as “attraction marketing.” When I discovered my own brand and then how to portray it authentically is when my phone and social media contacts began to roll in and I started to gain some awesome friendships and business relationships too. I see so many people “gag” all over people just like the salesman they did not want to become. I’ve been guilty of that too and it’s not pleasant. It’s so much easier to be you. You don’t have to worry about what you said or how you say it. Of course you can always improve your own messaging but always be you.

I’ve enjoyed reaching out to other people one on one and also on the social media channels I use. I have reminders up on my dry erase board that I look at before I post to make sure it is me talking and not someone else. I’ve learned that I have to get out of my home office and be around real people and not just FaceBook people. Just sitting here in a Starbucks close to my home during the noon hour three or four times a week I’ve met some great people.

Just be yourself. Work on being a better you. You have so much to offer others because you are one of a kind!

This One Simple Connection to Your Best and Greatest Results

FB-Pic-TempletRaymond Holliwell, one of my favorite authors, writes in his book Working With the Law; 11 Truth Principles for Successful Living, “To desire is to expect — to expect is to achieve.”

I’ve come to learn that everything that I’ve ever achieved was first the thought of “desire” coupled with the belief that I “expected” to receive it. You have to have both connected attributes because desire without expectation is “idle wishing or dreaming” he states. If you just desire you waste valuable mental energy.

He states, “Desire connects you with the thing desired and expectation draws it into your life. This is the Law.”

How does that work?

I think you’ll agree that you need action, work and perseverance to achieve any worthwhile desire. Its the expectation that triggers the action. Even if the actions are small in comparison to what would really be needed to achieve the object of your desire, it’s moving you toward your desire.

When your desire and expectation are complete your focus is also established towards the object of the desire. Focus in a tremendous by-product of desire and expectation. Many people desire many worthwhile things but lack that expectation to receive it, thus their focus is aimless and subconscious. You’ll agree that you will move only towards that which you see.

Consider a child on a tricycle happily going down a sidewalk and they see a big boulder in their path. They fixate their eyes on the boulder and can you guess what they hit? The boulder. Their entire body headed in the direction of what they saw. This is true in life. We “attract” in our lives what we focus on because that is all we see, just like the child on the tricycle. Without expectation of your desire, you’ll never focus your sight on the prize but only on the negative and less abundant in your life.

This is why some people “see” opportunities in life and others don’t.

Those that miss opportunity are only focused on the boulder and not the clear path around it to the end of the sidewalk where the prize is waiting.

Raymond Holliwell interjects people “seeing differently because [they] were looking for different things. We see in life that which interest us the most and pass blindly by that of little or no interest. It is here in this simple practice that many of us may be making our mistakes. We may be so interested in things that are not prosperous, joyful, and healthy that we pass by the very things we desire most and overlook the means of our health and prosperity. With our interest so engrossed in seeing the lesser, either through habit or ignorance, we fail to attract the greater things that are all around us.”

Continue to desire AND expect it come into your life and watch the new energy created with the focus and vision on the prize.