GOODBYE FOR NOW
meet so many eager, talented people who somehow just
fail to reach their potential or to achieve their dreams.
Then, on the other hand, I meet others who seem to have
far more wealth, success or fame than they deserve. I know
you are full of good things, you have talents that you would
love a chance to use, ideas that you feel would benefit all
those who took them up, but somehow luck doesn’t seem to
come your way. Well guess what? Luck doesn’t come into it.
When you see those vacuous celebs who are just rich and
famous simply for being famous, the Press describe them
as, “self promoting”. That is the key. That is what they do.
They promote themselves. They don’t wait like us mortals to
be promoted, they ‘persuade’ others of their value. However
shallow these celebrities may seem, they have their journey
clearly planned. They intend to succeed. No conversation or
discussion is wasted, no opportunity is lost, and when there
is a queue they are at the front of it.
Persuasion is about intent. When you are persuasive you
have conversations with an intended outcome. You will use
strategy and plan an outcome that you want. It is a very
rare thing to do and if you can master the skills required
you will get those lost chances you feel you deserve. The
only time we seem to do it naturally is when we are look-
ing for romance. We see someone we fancy, we talk about
the weather, the band, our home town, and about their
interests – and we laugh at their jokes. Then, if we feel we
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