Chapter 2

Creating the Success Mind-Set

Okay, let's get down to business and talk about your BS. Relax…I'm talking about your BELIEF SYSTEM.

What you believe about yourself and your world and how you think have a powerful effect on what you are able to achieve and accomplish. Do you see yourself as a creative and innovative thinker? Do you like yourself? Are you proud of the things you've accomplished in life so far? Do you have a can-do attitude? Or do your belief systems create roadblocks and limitations that prevent you from accessing your superpowers?

I was at a business growth meeting a while ago, and one of the presenters was Bonnie McElveen-Hunter. She's ambassador for the United States to Finland; she's also president and CEO of Pace Communications and chairman of the American Red Cross. Talk about a superhero! This amazing woman continues to use her superpowers both for business success and to make a positive impact on the planet. When asked what has helped her become the superwoman she is today, she said, “When I was a child, my mother made me write the words ‘I can't’ on a piece of paper, put it in a shoebox, and bury it in the backyard. The words ‘I can't’ have never been a part of my vocabulary. My only option is ‘I can’…then I just have to figure out a way to make it happen.”

Wow! How fabulous to have a parent insightful enough to help a child learn to believe that she can do anything! Personally, I wasn't so lucky in my upbringing, but I still received the gift of ...

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