I never thought I’d be quoting her, but — Rachael Ray?

I gotta be honest here — I never in a million years thought I’d be discussing, let alone quoting Rachael Ray, but you know, in life.. there’s a first time for everything I guess.

Rachael Ray has her own syndicated talk show, she hosts two other programs on the Food Network, just stopped hosting two other programs on the Food Network besides the two she is currently hosting, and… in her spare time I guess, she also publishes a magazine.

Yep, all that spunk and success in this sharp little gal who’s so friendly, you feel like she’s your little sister or something.

And as if you couldn’t imagine it, Rachael Ray’s got one HELL of a work ethic. I recently saw her being interviewed, and you know, she first started her career working as a counter girl in the candy section of Macy’s on 34th Street in Manhattan.

And when the interviewer asked how she managed to come from where she was back then, to where she is now, she gave some very simple advice. She said, “I just worked real hard, and I didn’t complain. And I guess just because I was one of the few people, if not the only person to do this, I really stood out and got noticed, and then as a result, I kept getting one new opportunity after another.”

But you see, there’s another huge component of Rachael’s success, that lies underneath her actions and her driving work ethic, and that is that she knew, what your past looks like… has absolutely nothing to do with what your future looks like, unless you let it.

And regardless of what you think or how awkward you feel, deep down inside of you, there’s a wealth of talent and optimism that’s waiting to be unleashed, far beyond what you think you’re capable of — if… you’ll only let it out.

Or, you can stifle it and do nothing.

It’s up to you. The choice is yours.

Now go sell something, Craig

P.S. BEHAVIOR?: If you’ve struggled with success, there’s a particular behavioral trait successful people have, that others don’t, and it’s one you can EASILY adapt and reinforce, once you’re aware of it. It’s in “The Back End” column of this month’s Seductive Selling newsletter, which you can test-drive FREE, right now, for thirty days, AND get a ton of valuable marketing gifts as well: http://www.kingofcopy.com/ssnl

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About the Author

Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 104 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)