Do you remember as a child being asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? After being asked the question, your eyes instantly glazed with excitement as you stared into the abyss of your future. You were too ignorant to understand how and too young to understand why-you just knew that you knew; you were determined.  How high was high, literally? Our wishes ranged from athletes to astronauts, actors to accountants, artists to anthropologists-a child will say almost anything, but will never say, “I want to become average!”   Somewhere we took a wrong turn and allowed others to blueprint our lives. Our inabilities were governed by too’s- too short, too fat, too black, too ugly, too old, and too broke. When did we allow someone else’s thoughts of us to become our reality?  Why would you give up hundreds of hours of your life studying your product, practicing negotiating skills, and learning how to better serve your customers? Why do you show up day in and day out to face customers who hate and fear the industry you represent? Why are you willing to work in an industry where you must fail more than you succeed in order to succeed? Why would you do all of this in order to break even at the end of each month?  Are your monthly goals set on what you need to make in order to keep your home out of foreclosure or instead are your goals set to what you want to make in order to send your 5 year old to the best college in the country? Are you bunting on life just to get on base or are you willing to take a swing in life with a full count, bases loaded, bottom of the 9th?  There are no miracles found in average.

Congratulations, you are worth it! You live up to your self-worth; what you think and do determines your self-worth. Good or bad, you are self-made. If you owned a Bugatti Veyron (a couple of million), would you even bother to properly maintain it; do you know what you are worth? The Journal of Hospital Practice reported if you calculated everything that makes up the average sized person (i.e. your enzymes, hormones, organs, etc.) it would total to over $6 million (at my height and weight, I’m worth a little more).  If your body was totally recreated it would tally up to a whopping $6 trillion! You are already worth millions, act like it; live up to your potential not your net.

Stop being a W.I.M.P. WIMP stands for: Won’t Invest More Persistence. Life is all about taking risks. Why would you work in an irrational business and think rationally? Selling requires one to be audacious, daring, bold, and brave. Branson, Buffet, Gates, or Winfrey don’t play the game of life to break even; sure, like all of us, they face loses, setbacks, and embarrassments, but they know what they are capable of and persistent enough to saddle back up and take another shot.  Stop looking for the low hanging fruit; the best fruit is found when you are bold enough to climb the tree and risk venturing out on a limb.

There are no mulligans in life; your life is a book composed of many chapters. What you are today has already been written, your best chapters are yet to come. Live full, die empty. Break out-not even. I’ll see you on the blacktop!

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Comment by Marsh Buice on July 9, 2012 at 7:20pm

Hi Pat, hope things are well in Ireland, brother. Thanks for the support, sir.

Comment by Pat Kirley on July 9, 2012 at 6:33pm

Great post, positive attitude and belief in yourself are essential

Comment by Marsh Buice on July 5, 2012 at 5:25pm
Hey brother Bill!!! Thanks man for your continued support & comments- always appreciative ;)
Comment by Bill Gasson on July 5, 2012 at 5:09pm

Marsh, You are tearing this site up well done !!!!!...

Comment by Marsh Buice on July 3, 2012 at 9:05pm
Thanks Kurtis for reading ;)
Comment by Kurtis Smith on July 3, 2012 at 8:32pm

Thank you...

Comment by Marsh Buice on July 3, 2012 at 7:47pm
Daryl, thanks so much! This is a great network with great people to learn from. In sales we give so much of our lives that we deserve to be compensated, but we must believe it for ourselves first. Thanks for your insight and comment, I really appreciate it.
Comment by Daryl Fawler on July 3, 2012 at 5:46pm

Good job Marsh, I think a lot of us get it, seems like even more don't. We all need reminders of why we're here and it's so easy to settle for average. Lets face it, "average" doesn't get you a whole heck of a lot these days. I value this group and contributors like yourself. Positive influences and encouragement are the lifeblood for people in retail sales. Keep up the good work.

Comment by Marsh Buice on July 3, 2012 at 4:42pm

G, you are right on brother. I read today, "I'd rather attempt something great and fail than attempt nothing and succeed." We've got 1 chance...make it count...leave a mark so powerful on life that everyone will know you were here. Thanks for your comment Mr. Natural.

Comment by Mr. Natural on July 3, 2012 at 4:27pm

Marsh...Indeed, thanks for this one. I don't know if I'll end up being a Branson, Buffet, or Gates, but when I look where I came from compared to where I'm going these days, I can't complain. Sometimes I think I should have taken some of the low hanging stuff, life would have been easier. But I guess easy didn't hold much for me.

I heard once: "Life is short, so best get on with it!" Hmmmmm....

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