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The Awakened Millionaire by Joe Vitale

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15Never Ever Fail Again

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.

—Marlon Brando

There is another hidden agenda working behind the scenes, fouling our understanding and relationship with business and selling. We have to come face to face with it, or we will not move forward. It is our own fears of inadequacy, self-worth, and failure.

As with the concepts of money and sales, the Awakened Millionaire has an entirely different, counterintuitive understanding of failure from most people, and it's simple.

What are every entrepreneur's deepest, darkest fears? We put our product out there, and nobody buys it. Then we think the mission has no value. Our self-worth was an illusion. We have failed.

We put our product out there, and then we see another one that's uncomfortably similar. We think, there is too much competition. How can I contend with everyone else?

We put our product out there, people buy it, but they complain bitterly. Again, we have failed. I must have been wrong.

But we have not failed.

Awakened Millionaires do not have failure in their vocabulary.

There is no such thing as failure; there is only feedback.

Feedback is a beautiful thing to the Awakened Millionaire. Whether it comes in the form of happy customers, deafening silence, or a cacophonous uproar, it's all feedback.

The Awakened Millionaire welcomes every kind of feedback because it is the gateway to opportunity.

Feedback = Opportunity

Life is a big Choose Your Own Adventure book. ...

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