Have you ever asked for something and received something very different? This recently happened to me and I was very blessed by it! Read on to learn how!
Ask And You Shall Receive
Ask and you shall receive. Sometimes what you receive is not exactly what you thought it would be and sometimes it can be so much greater than what you originally asked for.
Here’s what happened. I sent a text to a very wealthy real estate investor I had met at a couple conferences and asked if he would be on my podcast. When I say he’s wealthy, I mean extremely wealthy approaching billionaire status. I believe his story would be inspirational to the podcast listeners and hoped he would say yes.
To my surprise, my cell phone rang a few minutes later and it was him calling. I picked up and we started talking. He did not say yes or no to the podcast but he just kept asking me different questions. He then gave me some advice. He said he HIGHLY recommended I read the book Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy. He went on to say if there was one book he would recommend to someone before leaving this earth, it would be this book. I told him that someone else had recommended the book, I had purchased it, it’s sitting on my book shelf but I had not started it yet. Again he HIGHLY recommended I read it.
Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy
That was a Saturday morning. I spent Saturday, Sunday and Monday reading the book and I was so glad that I did! I can’t tell you how many times that I stopped to share something with my wife. I purchased a second copy and sent it to my son at college and purchased a third copy and gave it to my wife. I asked my daughter but she was not interested at this time. I hope one day soon she will be but everyone in their own time.
I updated my contact on a daily basis what page I was on and thanked him each day for his recommendation.
Write A Thank You Letter
After finishing, I once again updated my contact. He recommended that I write a letter to Brian Tracy thanking him for writing the book. I took his advice once again and wrote Brian Tracy a personal letter thanking him and discussing the impact the book had on me. I sent the letter to my contact who is a personal friend of Brian Tracy who forwarded it on to Brian. I am very thankful for the countless years, interviews, observations, etc that went into Brian’s research to clearly outline what makes successful people unique and how each and every one of us can follow these habits to become successful in our own lives. He did much of the work for us. It’s now our job to follow that path. Yes it’s still work but it’s a proven path that Brian has seen work time and time again.
Listen To Mentors And Successful People That Have Gone Before Us
Each one of us is unique with unique talents, different dreams, different goals and a different vision for what success means to each one of us.
I am very thankful for this contact of mine that could have just said yes or no to being on the podcast but instead decided to invest in my life and give me advice. In this case it was a recommendation to read a book that had a dramatic impact on me.
Why do I share this story with you?
Ask for help! Think about who’s in your network. Reach out to those that can help you. The help may come in what you ask for or it may come in a completely different way but listen to those that are genuinely trying to help you and provide counsel. It’s not always the easy way but you may be blessed in much greater ways.
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I am going to take my own advice and ASK!
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