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I got lucky one day. If you use the acronym, L-U-C-K as Laboring Under Correct
Knowledge- I got some very correct knowledge that changed my life. Marketing to yourself
I call it SELF-MARKETING.
I had been to a Zig Zigglar seminar and he mentioned that you should write something
that mattered to you, something that compelled you to take action, on your bathroom
mirror. Interesting idea, I thought. Of course, I was busily taking notes from the seminar
to be filed later in my note graveyard we all have a not graveyard. It's either a
box, a drawer, or perhaps an overstuffed filing cabinet folder. Its where we put all
and our from-out-of-the-blue flashes of inspiration. Amazing
very wisdom we need to achieve our goals, dreams and aspirations, hidden from view. You
know what they say "out of sight, out of mind."
So, where are yours?
Are they changing your life?
Anyway, before I put these notes away into lost and gone-for-ever land, I said to
myself, "He told me to write something on my bathroom mirror." Soooo, I grabbed
my notes glanced at them briefly, and sure enough something jumped off the page at me.
I'll never forget it. Bopped me in the nose. It said,
"Success isn't an elevator, it's a stairway you take one step at a time."
I wrote it on my bathroom mirror.
How is it that I know that phrase a phrase I heard way back from when I was in
my early 20s? How can I repeat it to you right now? Was just writing on my bathroom
mirror that did it? Yes, it was.
Six weeks after I first wrote that, I was with a friend and I said to that friend,
"You know, success isn't an elevator, it's a stairway you fall down once in a
while." And of course that was a silly thing to say, but I remember my friend looking
at me and what his eyes told me was, "Whoa! David just said something really
Well, I didn't think much more about it, but when I got home and was brushing my teeth,
there was that note I wrote on my bathroom mirror.
Now here's the key: That information that was written on my bathroom mirror got
installed into my subconscious mind and I was never even aware of it!
How do you spell relief?
Im sure youre saying to yourself R-O-L-A-I-D-S. 99 percent of Americans
over 20 know. But did you know that commercial went off air almost 15 years ago? Isn't
that amazing! Yet the minute I said that phrase, your brain instantaneously brought that
years-old memory back into real time now.
Try completing the following phrases:
_______ puts you in the driver's seat.
Plop. Plop, fizz, fizz, oh ___________!
You deserve a __________________
Winston tastes good like ________
Believe it or not, I could probably give you a 50,000-question test of phrases like
these and you would get an "A" on it. And whats interesting is you didn't
go to Hertz College, or the Alka Seltzer Institute or McDonalds Hamburger
University. The Rolaids company paid a marketing firm to develop that phrase and the
marketing people paid radio and TV stations again and again and again and over again,
until you and I and 189,000,000 others got it into our heads and it wouldn't get out!
We had the hardware our brains. They took software (radio and TV and print
media) and installed their program into our hard drives. You and I are the
original PCs. Our brain is the ultimate personal computer, and whats crazy
REALLY CRAZY is that we let anybody and everybody program it!
"You deserve a break today
You deserve a break today..."
was installed into our personal computers at such a number of
"impressions" that it was permanently burned into our subconscious mind.
And look, a lot of the people reading this were only four, five, or six years old when
they heard these things and yet they still remember them word-for-word.
This is pretty powerful stuff!
If your subconscious mind is bombarded with sufficient spaced repetition, that phrase,
tune, message, THOUGHT, whatever, will stay with you forever!
And think about this: Experts assert that our subconscious mind accepts all input as if
it were true. Of course you spell relief R-O-L-A-I-D-S. I sure do deserve a break
today and Im going to take it where
Madison Avenue has made billions out of the basic fact that we humans believe whatever
gets into our subconscious often enough.
Its no wonder Henry Ford spoke the greatest truth when he said, "Whether you
think you can or think you can't youre right."
Once I discovered that I had control over what went into my mind, the first thing I
wanted to do was to install all the great information in the world into myself. So I
grabbed the Post-It notes and I wrote down Post-It after Post-It after Post-It of
empowering phrases. But here's what I found out: A whole bunch of different phrases didn't
work. One phrase repeated all the time that worked. Just like the note on the
bathroom mirror. Just like McDonalds "You deserve
." One phrase,
repeated so often in such a memorable way it dominated all the others.
Look at childrens books. They aren't big and thick and complicated. They deal one
issue and repeat the theme throughout the book made all the more "user friendly"
with pictures and colors. And if you've ever read a kids book to a kid you know you
will read it to her again and again and she can tell you who did what, when,
where, on what page and pretty much read the book right along with you even
though she can't read yet.
Look, this Self-Marketing has been around since Socrates, Jesus, and Buddha. Just by
saying (reading, hearing, watching
) something over and over, you get it, keep it,
and experience it as TRUE.
So, take a Post-It pad and write something down that empowers you or that you want to
"install" in your computer, such as a closing line to a prospect. The phrase
should be in first person and include and action step. Write down the very thing you want
to accomplish in your life right now. If your goal is to lose weight, you might say
something like, "Eat right and exercise all day."
Write it in bold letters with a felt tip pen and put it above your bed so its the
first thing you see when you wake up. Put one on the bathroom mirror
next to the phone
Did you know they have a computer program called
Stickies? It's a whole bunch of do-it-yourself Post-Its you can stick up on your computer
You know what this self-marketing is? Its a success commercial. The ultimate
narrow-cast advertisements: You marketing to you. You're very own success commercials. An
entire marketing network devoted to your success.
At it's best successful marketing is saying the right thing to the right people.
Successful Self-Marketing is saying the rightist things of all to the rightist person in
the world. For you to be a successful Network Marketer, you must first market to yourself
Take your goals
that thing that will make the most
difference to you in all other areas of your life
and affirm them through a
Self-Marketing campaign. Keep them up for 28 days one phase of the moon and
see what happens.
I predict you will change for the better, maybe even forever!
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