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Your Magical Success Formula 101

Your Magical Success Formula

Are you looking for the secret or magical success formula?
Do you think it’s a well-guarded, password-protected valuable locked away in some private vault? Good news! In this article I open wide the door to the success formula
vault.

Here’s The Secret…

The secret to success is having a strong vision and the perseverance and determination to overcome whatever obstacles get in your way, along with the courage to make a difference. Not what you wanted to hear? Read on.

When Amadeo Peter Giannini (better known as A.P.) was only 7, his father died in a fight over one dollar. Times got real hard. Eventually A.P.’s mother married a man in the produce business. At age 14 A.P. quit school to work with his stepfather. By 19 he was a partner in their thriving enterprise. It was here that A.P. built his reputation for integrity and honesty. At 31 years of age he had all the money he needed or wanted, and announced his retirement.

At 32, A.P’s real career started when he was asked to join the board of the Columbus Savings & Loan society. It wasn’t long before A.P found himself at odds with the other directors. He wanted the bank to loan money to hard-working immigrants, but at that time banks catered only to business men and the wealthy. His ideas of loaning money to the working class were scoffed at.

But A.P. was determined to make a difference for immigrants too – he had the vision, the perseverance and determination. He raised $150,000, and bought a converted saloon across the street from the Columbus S&L. A. P. kept the bartender on as an assistant teller, and opened the Bank of Italy. It was here he began to make a difference – to devise his real success formula.

It was considered improper and uncouth, but A.P. began ringing doorbells and talking to everyone he could about his bank. He advertised. He kept the bank open longer hours and on weekends to fit into working people’s schedules. Business boomed. He knew he was beginning to make a difference.

But making money wasn’t A.P.’s sole measurement of success. He believed he could make a difference by making other people’s dreams come true, too. He helped the California Wine Industry get started. He bankrolled Hollywood when they were trying to make movies popular. When Walt Disney ran $2 million dollars over budget on Snow White, he stepped in with a loan.

A.P.’s story exemplifies the secret to success — a strong vision, the perseverance and determination to overcome obstacles thrown your way and the courage to make a difference, even in the face of opposition.

OK, I Gave Away The Secret — Now Here’s The Success Formula Integrity combined with “giving back” is the real success formula. This was A.P.’s personal success formula. What began in 1904 as the Bank of Italy is now the Bank of America — the world’s largest bank.

And what about A.P.? Did he die a billionaire?

When he passed away at age 79, A.P.’s estate was worth less than $500,000. This was purely by choice. A.P. looked down on great wealth. He believed it would make him lose touch with the people he wanted to serve. He worked without pay for years. One year he was given a surprise $1.5 million bonus and promptly gave it to the University of California.

It’s a winning success formula — integrity plus “giving
back.”

There’s One More Thing —

By every standard, Amadeo Peter Giannini was a success. But his true measure of success was to make a difference every day of his life. I hope that will be your measuring stick as well. To achieve success, you’ve got to have a strong vision, and the perseverance and determination to overcome the obstacles that will come your way, permeated with integrity. Adding to that, give back to your community – make a difference and you’ll be successful indeed!

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Become The Master Of Your Future

One of the secrets of success is to not work so hard with your physical body; instead, use your mind to work out the details of how to be the person you want to be. Are you motivated to spend 10 minutes a day envisioning the future you want to create for yourself?

By deliberately mentally rehearsing the experience of success in your mind, you can turn aspirations into realities. See yourself free from the old negative habits that have wasted your time, energy, and money. Forget willpower for now and imagine yourself with positive behaviors. See yourself handling any challenging situation that normally triggers your old habits and see yourself using new strategies and doing it with
ease.

Success experts say your imagination is your own personal workshop of the mind. This is particularly true when you want to program yourself towards new habits of success.

Visualize Yourself as the Person You Want to Be with Mental Rehearsal.

Mental rehearsal is the most powerful way to tap into your creative process and overcome old behavior patterns. Mental rehearsal can be used in all areas of your life, from seeing yourself as a non smoker, seeing yourself as the weight and size you want to be, and even seeing yourself as calm during challenging times.

Mental rehearsal is a tool that can help you reduce the effects of stressful situations. Now you will be more resourceful, reducing the possibility of reverting to your old habits. All areas in your life can benefit from imagery. It doesn’t matter what level your goals are on: physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

Use visualization to improve your abilities. Because the body follows the mind, if you start seeing yourself in a different light, then your body will follow suit — maybe by not craving the things that hurt you, or by motivating you to exercise more. It’s up to you to experiment. Who knows what miracles you can create in your life by using this
powerful tool?

Counselors and therapists who recommend using mental rehearsal say it is the true key to tap your potential. Their research reveals that all of our skills are learned through the image-making process, whether it’s driving a car, reading a book, or changing a habit.

You use your mind to picture the activity before you actually perform it. Think of it like this: Your mind works like a movie projector, screening an endless reel of memories and scenes of situations both real and imagined. You have the power to direct your movie projector (your mind) to reach your desired goals. Once you imagine something new for yourself, you begin to be flooded with ideas about how to realize that image. All of this will come about when you have allowed yourself to break through your own worst limitation, what you believe are your capabilities.