The 'Secret' of Success!
By Jim Straw
Sorry, I hate to tell you this - but ...
There is NO "secret" to success. -- That's the problem.
Most people who say they want to succeed, go around all their life looking
for some "secret" that people like me are sure to know. They just know that
if they ever learn that "secret" they will be successful, too. -- Ain't
gonna happen because there ain't any secret.
All they need to do is start "doing" something. -- That's all it takes. --
Once they start "really" doing something ... other than searching for the
"secret" to success ... whatever they are doing will expand and grow into
the success for which they couldn't find the secret.
Over the past 50 years in business, I have heard it thousands upon thousands
of times from "success secret seekers" ...
"I ain't gonna get into no nickle and dime business. I want to make
millions, not nickles and dimes."
So, they keep buying what they think are "secrets". They never "do"
anything, longer than it takes to find out they didn't learn any secrets,
they just learned how to "work" at something ... instead of making them
rich. Then, they go on to the next "secret," hoping against hope that the
new secret will "give" them the riches they seek (without doing anything
other than knowing the "secret").
The funny thing is, they all seem to think they are better than me ... and
all the other successful people ... because they honestly think that I just
woke up one morning, learned the secret, and made a fortune. When, in pure
fact, I started selling nickle and dime items, door to door, in my youth ...
selling one item to one customer, one sale at a time, making a nickle or a
dime on each sale.
As I matured, my endeavors expanded and grew ... changed course ... adapted
to the ever changing economy ... moved onward and upward. Each instance of
my growth predicated upon providing what my potential customers needed or
wanted. Making sure that I gave more value in return for the value I
received - and - even today, I still sell one item to one customer, one sale
at a time.
The VAST MAJORITY of people who say they want to succeed, only want to
succeed if they can make it all at once ... just one sale won't do it. They
want big sales, or thousands of sales, immediately. -- So, when a new
opportunity only produces a few sales, they move on rather than making those
few sales over and over and over and over ... until those few sales have
grown into thousands upon thousands of sales.
Most of them are looking for someone to help them do it, rather than looking
for the tools they need to do it themselves.
If you want to succeed, "do" something. Let what you are "doing" lead you
onward and upward until you have the success you seek. -- There are NO
"secrets" to it.
Many people know the facts. -- Many people have the talent. -- Many people
have the need. -- Many people have what it takes. -- But ... very, very few
succeed because they are seeking the "secret" to success rather than doing
About the Author:
Over the past 37 years, J. F. Straw has written well over 700 books,
booklets, manuals, reports, courses and articles about doing business -- all
based on his own personal, hands-on experience. His writings are "specific"
methods, techniques and approaches to doing business that anyone can use to
start or expand their business.
As a mail order marketer...with over 700,000 customers worldwide ... Straw
has sold over four-hundred million dollars ($400,000,000) worth of products
and services by mail. Everything from Beauty Supplies to Heavy Equipment ...
Burglar Alarms to Sleeping Bags ... Fishing Lures to Women's Wigs ...
Automobiles to Wheelchairs ... Investment Opportunities to Seafood ...
Consulting Services to "How To" Courses.
Books and reports by Jim Straw click here