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Successful Entrepreneurs Believe in Themselves

John Knab is a decent companion of mine and a successful entrepreneur. He generously shares his insight and experience to help other people. He was doing as such quite recently and I had the opportunity to sit in the gathering and gain from him once more. I’ve tuned in to John ordinarily, however this time I sat more excited than at whatever other time I could recollect.

“I got sixty-one dismissals consecutively.” He said. “I had a spouse and children at home and my significant other was beginning to inquire as to whether I shouldn’t consider accomplishing something else. Be that as it may, I had faith in myself so I continued onward. I was headed to Chicago to go to my sixty-second gathering pledges meeting and I realized that it was undoubtedly my last shot. I was out of cash and couldn’t proceed on the off chance that I fizzled.”

It I was the one on the plane going to that sixty-second meeting I would have been thinking, “What will I do if they reject me again?” But that’s not what John was thinking. He was thinking, “I know I can do this. Investing in my company is a great opportunity!”

Perhaps this type of thinking and preparation is one important thing that differentiates John from most people. He’s taken the time and effort to create a core competency that’s given him a strong basis on which to create strong companies and an exceptional life. It’s this preparation that has given him confidence and skill.

Some people would look at John and say, “He’s just lucky!” I know different, he has skills!

John operates in a different way than most people. That’s what makes him stand apart. The wonderful thing is that you and I can watch John, listen to him and then follow him to create our own success. So here are five other things I learned from John during our last meeting.

First, prepare a business or a lifestyle you truly believe in. If you don’t have such a foundation, then you’re living a fraudulent life and everyone will be able to sense it. I’m sure you can think of many examples of such people and you know that you’ve not wanted to be associated with them.

Second, make sure to make a commitment to yourself. My experience is that there are lots of people who are willing to tell you you’re wrong, you’re doing the wrong thing. But, you’ve done your homework and you know down to your very center that you’re right. So stay committed to yourself and your dream.

Third, always tell the truth to yourself and to others. John said that during his sixty-second meeting the investors asked him how many other fund raising meetings he’d had. He told them the truth. They knew the truth and John became more credible to them when he was big enough to admit the truth.

Fourth, let your conviction speak for itself. When the Chicago investors asked John why he’d kept going he said, “Because I believe in myself and my company!” There was no doubt of his belief in their mind because they knew what he’d gone through. He had proved it to himself and to them by his actions.

Finally, enjoy the success you’ll gain from believing in yourself! In this case, John was able to close a deal and fly home on a private jet. Now, I’m not saying that you’re going to become a “jet setter” by simply believing in yourself, but I do know that you’ll be more successful than you otherwise would be.

So, begin taking these steps now. They’re steps everyone can take if they choose to. I hope you’ll choose to! Prepare yourself, make a commitment to your core beliefs and desires, always tell the truth to yourself and to others, let your conviction speak to you. I’m going to begin making these steps my steps today. Will you join me?

“I kept going because I believed in myself.” -John Knab