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My book, The Attractor Factor, became a #1
bestseller at Barnes and Noble online when it was released and people told me I
was nuts to try to promote a book when Harry Potter was already in
the top spot.
"You don't stand a chance,"
one author wrote. "Why don't you wait until Potter is off the
my book hit the streets, made all the lists, beat Trump, Da Vinci,
and even Harry Potter, some people said, "Well, okay, but that
only happened because the new Harry Potter book isn’t in print
Gee. How come Potter was #1 then?
Still others suggested that perhaps
the Trump and Da Vinci books were just having a really bad day.
I marvel at the thinking of some
people. No matter what you say or do, they stick to their excuses
and stay negative, limited, and stuck. Yet they don't see it. They
think, "I'm just being objective."
I venture to say most of us operate
from our unconscious mind. That is the predominate and most powerful
operating system in us. None of us are totally aware of what we say
or do. And if we're asked to explain what we do, we have
rationalizations for the most extreme behavior.
I don't mind that people said I
couldn't knock Potter off his broom before I did it, or that people
said it was easy after I did it.
What I do mind is limited thinking.
Not going for the dream. Being stuck and blaming the world for it.
For example, I just read Phil
Keoghan's book, No Opportunity Wasted. It's a
page-turner about facing your fears, having faith, shedding your
inhibitions, and testing your limits.
In the chapter on excuses, he lists
the number one excuse for not taking action as, "I don't have
Boy, do I hear that one a lot. People
don't realize that money isn't always necessary. Sure, it's handy.
Yes, I love it. But no, you don't *need* it. Keoghan says:
"Instead of focusing on the
amount of money lacking in your budget, focus on what you DO have: a
willing spirit, an imagination filled with bright ideas, people who
care about you and can perhaps help you in some way. These are the
things that will enable you to do almost anything."
Some people realized that making my
latest book a #1 bestseller despite all the odds, without an empire
behind me, and without a New York or British marketing budget
funding my efforts, was truly historic. After all, I'm just one guy
and a computer.
I did it by having a big dream, and
by having friends online who supported my efforts. They did
mailings, and they offered their own bonuses. The collection at mrfire.com/factor ended up being worth thousands of
dollars. My friends did that, not me.
Of course, the negative talkers might
jump on that fact and say, "See. You had friends. I don't have
That's not true, and it misses the
point. It falls back to blaming and excusing. And it doesn't get you
the success you want and deserve.
When you have a goal, listen to your
heart, not the naysayers. In many ways, it's you against the
negativity of the planet. While that may seem daunting, it's not
Look at me. I beat the negativity. I
knocked Harry Potter off his throne, at least long enough to taste
victory. I like Potter and admire his author. But I love that I was
able to share some of the glory. Harry Potter can be a success and
so can I. The world is big enough for all of us to win.