Messages come when you’re ready for them.

In spite of my gruff exterior, there really aren’t too many things that get me irritated. Reason being, about 15 years ago I was in a client’s office one day and I noticed a plaque hanging on his wall.

He was a recovering alcoholic and the plaque had part of The Serenity Prayer inscribed on it. The prayer goes something like this:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Ever since then, I’ve been able to “let go” of most things that have come my way, that I didn’t particularly want — or ask for — no matter how horrible they were.

I don’t know why I’ve been able to do this, or why this simple poem had such a profound impact on my life, but I’m glad it did, because it’s allowed me to focus on the things I CAN control, and THAT is what makes you successful. In fact, I’d actually go so far as to say perhaps I wouldn’t be where I am today, had I not stumbled across this treasure.

We all have shit dumped in our laps we don’t want… obstacles placed in front of us we either need to jump over, crawl around, or shove out of the way in order to move forward, but… when you focus on the problem instead of the solution, nothing happens.

And “nothing”… IS something… that does irritate me.

Now go sell something, Craig

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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 :-)