What Was Steve Jobs Secret to Confidence and Success? Read and find out…

Question: What was your last big failure or set back? Did you get right back up or was it a struggle?

Similar to problems and challenges, your beliefs about failure and setbacks can either propel you to victory or stop you dead in your tracks and send you deep into depression.  Taken from “The Winner’s Mindset” training I’ve sprinkled in a few masterful mindsets regarding failure and setbacks.  As you read them notice if any resonate with you and commit them to memory.

The 14th Dalai Lama who was persecuted by Chinese authorities and banned from his own country has inspired millions of people to be more compassionate and worked tirelessly for world peace. He declares: “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

The Sage Confucius ads: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

The highly successful American filmmaker, writer, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen whose career spans more than six decades was quoted as saying: “If you’re not failing, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe.

Formerly the executive chairman of both CBS and Viacom Sumner Redstone is one of the most successful media magnates in history with interests in almost every major media company and a net worth of over $5 billion dollars. Redstone is famous for declaring: Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.”

Have you ever failed because you didn’t get the financial support or resources you needed? To this Tony Robbins declares: “Effective leaders know that resources are never the problem; it’s always a matter or resourcefulness…there are no unresourceful people, only unresourceful states.”

One thing is for certain; if you are a human being living on Earth, you will have setbacks along the road of life, failure is part of life’s design. These could manifest as the simplest of things, like a cold that makes you cough, sneeze, and feel lifeless, or a loss of income from your car breaking down or an argument that damages your relationship with a friend or family member.

Of course, setbacks can also manifest as some of the most heart wrenching situations, like breaking up from a long-term relationship or marriage, losing your job or business or losing someone you really love to illness or untimely death.

We know setbacks are coming; this is one of life’s guarantees so why do we react with such horror and inability to cope when they do show up?

The first and most important thing to understand is the meaning we give to setbacks. Our minds have been conditioned over thousands of years to pay more attention to danger than they have to opportunity. We call this the old brain, specifically the reptilian brain that responds with a fight or flight reaction. It was designed to help us react quickly and run from a bear or lion when we were out hunting for dinner.

But times are changing; most of us don’t encounter wild animals when we go eat out at Chipotle… other than the rats that love fast food. And we are evolving as a species. The neocortex or new brain, allows us to think from a more evolved perspective and create new meanings.

For instance, if you’re car breaks down, you could lament and get depressed or you could say it’s breaking down saved your life, for if it had broken down in the wrong spot you may be dead. And this could be a sign to go buy or lease a new car so you never have that problem again.

The now revolutionary Apple started off with two men in a garage. Years later we all know it as that multi-billion company with several thousand employees. Yet, almost unbelievably, Steve Jobs was fired from the very company he began. The dismissal made him realize that his passion for his work exceeded the disappointment of failure. Further ventures such as NeXT and Pixar eventually led Jobs back to the CEO position at Apple who was quoted as saying: “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.”

The main point here is summed up by Jim Rohn, a master motivator who once said: “You learn more when you fail than when you win.” 

Can you recount a failure that was fortune?  Feel free to leave a comment below.  For more advanced training on creating “The Winners Mindset” please visit our store.

Gain Confidence with The Roots to Fruits Model

The Roots & The Fruits of Confidence

Why do so many people fall apart when once we move past the physical realm of confidence where big biceps and beer goggles just don’t cut it? And why do they turn to mind-altering substance? What’s wrong with their minds?

When somebody lacks confidence in today’s modern society we are conditioned to believe that things like more money, a better car, a better job, a longer beard, taller shoes, more tattoos or more trophies will somehow make us more confident.   Some even misinterpret confidence as being an asshole or dominating others, which is really just overcompensation for lack of real confidence.

The problem with these solutions is that they only treat the effect or symptom of a problem, which has little or nothing to do with treating the root cause or underlying deficiency. As a result, similar to hacking at the branches of a troublesome weed without excavating the entire root, the problem eventually returns.

One of the best analogies for creating new results is a tree that bears fruit. As you can see from the diagram above there is a 4-step process, which creates the fruits of confidence as follows:

  1. You take action and focus on something, which feeds and influences your roots or beliefs
  2. The roots are also fed and influenced by the soil, which is your friends, family, co-workers and the media we watch and listen to.
  3. The roots are your beliefs created from step 1&2
  4. The fruits or lack thereof, are the result of your beliefs and action taken based on those beliefs

For instance, using health as an analogy, let’s say you get sick one day and your health just isn’t up to par. But poor health isn’t the problem; it’s the result of some cause, rather than one day just randomly getting sick.

A more likely scenario is that you got sick because a week ago you stressed your body way out of balance with intoxication or lack of sleep or both and your immune system was weakened to the point where it couldn’t fight off a very common virus or bacteria.  Remember the Beachamp’s “Cellular Theory” vs. Pasteur’s “Germ Theory”? Illness is created when the host (you) are toxic or out of balance.

So in using our tree analogy, poor nutrients in the soil may represent poor nutrition or intoxication from drugs and alcohol or stress from a breakup or lack of money, which all lead to a breakdown in your immune system (the roots). This then translates into fewer nutrients to the trunk and branches and as a result, the fruits either don’t grow at all or they are rotten (you get sick).

Let’s use another analogy like money. Lack of money isn’t a problem; it’s a result, which could be related to not working, working on the wrong things or spending too much. But if we look at our roots to fruits analogy, the roots are your beliefs, which then created lack of work, working on the wrong thing or too much spending (the fruits or lack thereof).

Of course this “result” thing doesn’t just apply to health and money, but to all of our results including confidence. Lack of confidence isn’t a problem it’s a result. And from our roots to fruits analogy, confidence comes from taking specific actions.

If you aren’t as successful as you’d like to be with making money or finding the relationship you so desire or creating a robust healthy body, chances are you may lack money, love or good health, but lack of these things isn’t the problem, they’re the result. The result comes from the roots, which are your beliefs, which come from the water or what you’ve focused on in the past and been conditioned to believe in the present.

“Your beliefs are determined by what you’ve focused on in the past and been conditioned to believe in the present”

For a full course on reconditioning your beliefs check out the bestseller Triad of Unbreakable Confidence. 

Fools multiply when wise men are silent

“Fools multiply when wise men are silent.” Nelson Mandela

Ship of Fools by David Goodrich

When was the last time you spoke up against something you knew was wrong?  Can you remember?

I recently watched a video on the most massive cover up by the military industrial complex in history called Unacknowledged with Dr Stephen Grier.  The film is about the cover up of alien presence on earth and how ridiculous it is that the government has gone to extreme lengths to cover it up, when there is ZERO evidence that aliens propose a threat.  In fact, the opposite is true, that the aliens who have visited are here to actually protect us from ourselves and potential mass extinction with nuclear weapons.  If you don’t believe me just watch the documentary.

The most interesting thing in the whole film was what Dr. Grier said about these people he spoke to who were high ranking officials in military and government who were all supposedly trying to solve the problem.  They were all super pussies!  Yeah, basically none of these people had the balls/ovaries or the confidence to stand up and stop this ridiculous cover up that we pour roughly 50 billion dollars into every year, which we could be using to solve poverty and pollution.  Instead our world, (predominantly the USA) is overrun by fools, clearly evidenced in the guy at the top “Chump.”

For histories sake and for your own peace of mind, don’t be one of these jokers.  Learn how to be more confident and never take sh*t from anyone ever again with The Triad of Unbreakable Confidence.  Available in our store now.

Learn How To Chant Om Mani Padme Hum

Looking for inner power?  Try Om Mani Padme Hum

Mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum

Translation: “Jewel in the lotus.” This comes from an ancient Buddhist parable “Gem in the Robe,” where a man lives his life in poverty until he discovers he has a priceless jewel sewn into his robe.

Effect: It represents the inner power you possess, which, similar to Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, is activated by chanting the mantra

How to do it:

How To Chant The Mantra Om Namah Shivaya

Looking for calm, peace, concentration and focus?  Try Om Namah Shivaya

Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya
Translation: “I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation who represents the truest, highest self,” or “I honor the divinity within myself.”

Effect: Shiva was a he, an all powerful mythical man deity, so chanting this is a great mantra to help build self-confidence and reminds us that we are all made up of divine energy and should treat ourselves accordingly.

How to do it: