focus for the next month is to "March
to the beat of your own drum".
In other words, don’t follow the crowd! Doing this takes a lot
At the same time, it will foster a lot more freedom, success and
excitement in your life. The fact is, it’s only when you march
to the beat of your own drum, that you create new and original
So why is going against the grain such a challenge
for most of us? The answer lies in our past. Remember in school,
when we were
taught to draw inside the lines? Nothing wrong with that, but if
we let our spirit roam and drew outside the lines, then, look out!
We’d be "corrected" until we developed the "habit" of
staying within the artificial boundaries given to us.
Because of this early conditioning, most people
end up living their lives this way, living "inside the lines", otherwise
known as our "comfort zone". A comfort zone being an
area of security, familiarity, and what others have taught us is "appropriate".
Anything or anyone who doesn’t fit in with the "norm" often
pays the price of disapproval and scorn. Because being "accepted" and
liked is a primary source of security for the ego, most people
do their best to follow conventional wisdom and fit into the mold.
This not only creates our limits but also crushes our spirit. It
takes "guts" to be different; to stand out from the crowd;
to break free from the "clone drone" society and be a
Society creates a paradox; first it tells us not
to be different, but then it pays us big money for doing so.
Examples include Madonna,
Elvis, The Beatles, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Howard Stern, etc.
These people created their own style and stood up for what they
believed. They drew outside the lines and won! The fact is, people
buy "energy". Creativity and uniqueness have a special
energy to them. To the contrary, being "boring" is the
kiss of death to success.
The real problem is that for most of us, our spirits
were crushed early on. Spirit does not understand "drawing inside the lines".
Spirit has no lines. It is limitless and has no boundaries. Spirit
is about growth, expansion, light, love and joy. Individual, family
and social "rules" do not apply. Recognize that when
others criticize you, they do so out of fear. But you can be sure
that inside each of them is a "spirit" secretly applauding
you for breaking free and wishing they had the courage to do the
same. Be their inspiration!
Your focus for the next 30 days: Instead of squashing
your individuality, celebrate your uniqueness. Instead of getting
lost in the crowd,
dare to stand out! Get creative. Do something extraordinary. Be
unusual. Whatever business you are in, figure out a way to do it,
package it, or market it differently than everyone else. The "march
to the beat of your own drum" rule also pertains to money
and investments. Remember, the masses are broke. Therefore, to
be rich you must be a contrarian. You must think differently and
act differently. Buy when everyone else is selling. Sell when everyone
else is buying. "Zig" when the masses "zag".
This month, let go of worrying about what other people think of
you. Find your own pulse, your own rhythm, and your own beat and
begin marching to that. Guaranteed – you will not only feel a renewed
sense of spirit and energy but will also dramatically increase
your income and wealth.
For your freedom,
T. Harv Eker
the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire
in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique
brand of ‘street-smarts
with heart’. T. Harv Eker is the founder of the ‘Street
Smart Business School’ in San Diego and president of Peak
Potentials Training, the fastest growing personal development
company in North America. Eker
is the author of the best-selling book, SpeedWealth™ as
well as several highly-acclaimed courses such as The Millionaire
Mind Intensive, Life Directions, Wizard Training and Train the
Trainer. He is also the producer and trainer of the world-famous
Enlightened Warrior Training. Eker
teaches using ‘breakthrough’ techniques
and high involvement, ‘accelerated learning’ technologies
so that students learn faster, remember more and achieve maximum
results. The change in people is immediate and permanent. For more
information, visit www.millionairemind.com.
Reproduced with permission from the Millionaire Mind E-zine written
by T. Harv Eker, president of Peak Potentials Training.