How easy is it to destroy your chance at success?
Too easy. Most people just miss the opportunity and they don’t even know it. Maybe you don’t know what to look for: the deadly words that could destroy your chance at success.
This lesson was inspired by one of my mentees, one of my students on Facebook. I was watching a video that he had uploaded and I thought it would be a very good lesson to share with you.
He was saying that as I was teaching a High-Ticket CloserTM class, a little voice in the back of his head was telling him three words: “I know that.” But how do you know if you know something?
So let’s take a look at seven words that could sabotage you and why you need to avoid them. We’ll start with the three words that limit your potential.
You Don’t Know It Unless You Live It
Let me tell you this. If you don’t live it, you don’t know it. You might have read about it, you might have seen it, you might have talked about it. But you absolutely don’t KNOW it.
So never say, “I know that.” People let their ego get in the way of their own success. It’s very easy to say, “I know this,” or “I know that.” But what you don’t think about is what harm these words can do.
Those three words are very dangerous because they could destroy your potential and your success. The minute you say “I know that,” your brain shuts down. You’re not listening anymore because you think you don’t need to listen any further. You’re no longer paying attention.
When you don’t pay attention, you’re not taking advantage of opportunities to learn. It’s not about knowing it. Now, what do I mean by this?
I’m not an original thinker. There’s nothing new about what I do. I learn from Napoleon Hill and other successful entrepreneurs, masters, and mentors, and from books like Think and Grow Rich. But there is nothing new about what I say or about what I do.
I can say I know about what these successful entrepreneurs teach. But am I applying what I learned from them to my life? Am I living it?
Watch this video about the 7 dangerous words.
Thinking For Success
I take different ideas and put them together. The only difference between me and everybody else is I don’t say, “I know that.”
What do I say? I say, “I use that.” Those three words are much more powerful than saying, “I know that.” When I use what I learn, I own it and it’s mine. And I can apply it to my life so that I live it.
Everybody else is thinking about the ideas and learning about them. They’re saying, “I know that.” They’ve heard the ideas before–the ideas are familiar to them, and they think about them, but that’s all. They set the ideas aside.
I ask instead, “How can I use that?” I implement.
The only difference between me and everybody else is I can execute it better than most people. That’s the only difference.
I don’t just watch videos. You can watch hundreds of videos and not do anything. I can use one video, I can read one book, and then take those ideas and implement and execute them immediately.
So the first three dangerous words are “I know that.” The other four words are very dangerous because they’ll run your life. They’re, “I can’t afford it.”
Fight The Negative Thinking
Have you said those words “I can’t afford it” to yourself recently? Maybe just yesterday, maybe just today?
It’s an easy response that doesn’t take much thinking, but it can do much damage.
This I learned from Robert Kyosaki: He says when people think they can’t afford it, it shuts down their brain. There is no creativity required to say “I can’t afford it.”
If you say you can’t afford to buy that car, to support your parents, to take that vacation, or to send your kids to college, you’re looking for an easy way out. It’s a way to make excuses. Saying that you can’t afford it requires no effort and doesn’t change anything.
That’s a negative mentality, and you’ll notice people who struggle with money say that a lot. So instead of saying you can’t afford it, ask yourself a powerful question. Say, “How can I afford it?”
The minute you ask that, it opens up a world of possibilities. The minute you change your vocabulary, you stop thinking like a victim. Maybe you can’t afford a car, a vacation, or college for your kids with your current job or the way you’re conducting business. What can you do to make it affordable?
Why You Should Buy A Red Ferrari
Ask yourself what you need to do, or what knowledge you need to acquire so you can afford what you want to buy. Or ask yourself who you have to be to achieve your goal. What new skill sets do you need to develop in order to afford it? What mindset do you need to change?
You see these questions are far more powerful than excusing yourself with the words, “I can’t afford it.” Empower yourself with the question, “How can I afford it?”
A similar, higher level question I like to ask is, “How can I make it make me money?”
For example, I show up at your house in a brand new Ferrari that I park at your front door. I say to you, “You know what? I can sell you this Ferrari. Here’s the key. The car is worth $200,000. I’m going to sell it to you for $100,000.”
Now, instead of buying the car, you might come up with a bunch of objections. You don’t have the money right now. Ferrari isn’t your kind of car. You don’t like red.
That mentality could be preventing you from making money! If you want to be successful, you would say, “Cool. I’ll buy it.”
It doesn’t matter if you like Ferrari or not. That’s not the point. A successful person would buy it and the minute after they buy it, they’ll flip it.
Or if they don’t have the capital right now, they would sign the deal first. That gives them three to four days to flip the car and make a profit.
Maybe they will sell it for $120 or $150 thousand and pocket $20 or $50 thousand profit. Then take that 50 thousand profit and go do something else. For example, learn more skills or make another investment.
Positive Thinking = Road To Success
It’s not about the car, the vacation, the new watch, or whatever. It’s about how you deal with the situation. Having preconceived ideas will stop you from having an open mind. Don’t think about the colour of the car or how much money you have. Think about the opportunity.
How you do anything is how you do everything. It’s your mentality that may be keeping you from potential success.
Final Thoughts On The 7 Deadly Words
It’s these exact seven words that will block your success and prevent you from increasing your wealth: “I know that” and “I can’t afford it.”
So do not use those words. Refresh your vocabulary. Keep an open mind when you learn something new, and think about how you can implement what you read. Then think about how you can make new opportunities possible.
Buy that red Ferrari, not because you want it, but because you’ve rewired your brain for wealth. Ask yourself powerful and empowering questions every single day.