The Law of Recognition #1 – Ideas Are a Dime a Dozen

Your Voice Your Message - Make a Difference, Leave a Legacy and Create BIG ProfitsThe first time I met Joe Sabah was at a seminar that he was teaching. He spoke of an invention he had created as a young child. He remembers the times that he sat in class and watched as other kids went to the teacher’s desk to sharpen their pencils. They would insert the pencil in one end and as they did, they would grab the handle with the other hand and start grinding away. Joe thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone could attach some kind of motor apparatus to that sharpener that would make it so that the pencils could be sharpened automatically?” He went on to draw up plans in exact detail that would make possible the first electric pencil sharpener in the history of mankind. Wow, he thought to himself, what an idea!

Do you know what happened next? The class bell rang letting everyone know that it class was over. Joe took the paper that he had worked so hard on, tore it up and threw it in the trash can, and went to recess.

Ideas. We all have them, but what do we do with them? Well, the fact is that the majority of our ideas just sit there. For all intents and purposes we do what Joe did that day in class; we tear them up and throw them away.

Ideas are a dime a dozen… the person who puts them into practice is PRICELESS!

A great example putting ideas into practice is the story of this  is my wife’s uncle, Denny Proctor. Denny worked for a construction company.

His job was to go from construction site to construction site and treat freshly cured concrete foundations with a special waterproofing sealant. He would stand day after day spraying concrete solution with a special high powered wand. But one day he had an idea that would change his life forever!

Your Voice Your Message - Make a Difference, Leave a Legacy and Create BIG ProfitsHe thought, “What if someone created a high pressure wand that everyday people could attach to their garden hose and use to clean their cars? In fact, they could use it to clean the exterior of their house, lawn mower or anything else they needed to be washed.”

Denny took action on his idea, and with his brother created a special power washer and called it the Jet-X Sprayer!

Depending on your age, you might remember seeing one of the many commercials that were run back in the 1970’s selling the Jet-X sprayer. Millions of dollars’ worth of products were sold as a result of acting on that one idea.

Here are three questions to ask yourself.

  1. What idea do I have?
  2. Does it solve a real and tangible problem?
  3. Would people be willing to pay for it to solve their problem?

More often than not our ideas may sound good to us, but unless people are willing to walk on glass to have their problem fixed, you had better think differently about your idea. The idea may be good but you may not be focused on the right audience. You may need to reframe how you are communicating to your audience about the solution you are offering. But the biggest lesson here is to take action and fail as quickly as you can. Failure doesn’t have to stop or discourage you. It is supposed to happen that way.

Someone once told me that the term “Practice makes perfect” was wrong. The proper way to frame it is “Practice makes better.” You see, failure is only proof that you are choosing to move forward in life. That is a good thing and you should congratulate yourself by giving yourself a big pat on the back.

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Finding your Passion – Release your Potential

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I want to speak to you about unreleased potential.

I have a question for you, what would you say is the most expensive property or land in any given city, possibly your town your City where you live. Would it be the centers of commerce and trade would be the where the bank buildings are at where the vaults and money are kept? Could it possibly be in New York City at the Federal Reserve building where it is reported that underneath the building there are the billions and billions of dollars and gold reserves kept there.

What would you say is the most expensive valuable land? Well I’m here to tell you I’m standing on that property, I’m standing in a place right now. This is by far is the most expensive, valuable land on the planet! In any given city you’re going to find a graveyard just like this. Represented here are the lives of thousands and thousands of people who really never got that opportunity to live out there full potential. What do I mean by full potential? I’m talking about your spiritual life, your physical life were it concerns your health, energy and vitality. I’m talking about your relationships, I’m talking about all areas, even your financial life.

Right here, many of these people are represented.  In fact statistics tell us that less than 3% of our society ever understands or gets the opportunity live out their full potential. The sad thing is, that many of the same things that stopped these people from living there life fully, are the same things that stop and you and I in our life?

Release Your Potential

How can we correct that, how can we adjust that, how can we step outside of the norm? Standing in this grave yard and the people represented here is considered normal! Only 3% had that opportunity. The question to you is, what percent do you want to be, where do you want to live your life at, what do you want to achieve? That’s why I tell people, Find your Voice, Live your Passion and Touch your World! That’s part my passion is that yours? I want to help you to release your potential.

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Leave a Legacy – Don’t let your gift go to the grave

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Every person has within themselves the seeds of purpose, but it lies dormant until it is activated. Much like the Acorn from the mighty Oak tree that lies dormant until it is placed in the right environment. Contained within the Acorn are the ingredients and DNA for greatness but it must be planted, watered and receive the sunshine it needs in order to be activated.

I recently visited a grave yard and came upon the grave stone of an unfortunate girl named Mary Ann. Unfortunately Mary Ann died at the young age of four and never had the opportunity to live a rich full meaningful life. No one really knows what Mary would have achieved if she had not died prematurely. It is remarkable when you think about the potential of one life has if lived fully. What a tragedy it must have been for the family to have never had the opportunity to see their little girl grow up.

As I stood next to Mary Ann’s grave, I couldn’t help but think about the many hundreds of other lives represented there in the same grave yard. These were people who lived a full life yet many for one reason or another was not able to live their dream, they never found their voice. Their lives weren’t cut short, they had an entire life time filled with opportunities yet for the most part found excuses.

Leave a Legacy

leave a legacyFinding your voice really is finding your authority, taking ownership of your life and direction. The truth of the matter we succumb way to often to voices of others around us. We all to often end up spending our entire lives reacting to circumstances, accommodating people and conditions instead of being a proactive voice in the world and becoming the instrument of change. This is what it takes to leave a legacy.

Being a voice in the world happens when you connect with your unique purpose and help move the planet forward. What this means for you is that you have been given the capacity to be a proactive cause, that brings life to your world through your individual uniqueness. I am discovering that rather than reacting to circumstances, I can become one. I can put myself out there in such a way that people react or respond to me.

What this means is that I can become proactive rather than reactive and by doing so live a more rich fulfilling life.  The sad truth is that statistics tell us that only 3% of our world live a life of fulfillment. I don’t want you to leave your legacy, your potential buried in the ground. Discover the formula for living a rich full life by discovering your voice, developing your vice and releasing it to the world around you.

Remember, Find your voice, Live your Passion, Touch your World!

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