I really like #1 on this list.
It inspired me to go pick up Dan Kennedy's No B.S. Wealth Attraction book off of my bookshelf and go to Chapter 9 titled - Be Somewhere.
I think you might like what he says in it Carol . . .
In the midst of one of his dark periods, when the news media was filled with stories of his financial demise, Donald Trump talks about feeling like just staying hidden at home but instead strapping on his tuxedo and going to an important gala--because he knew he could not possibly gain by staying home.
At a time, some 25 years or so ago, when I was captain of a company everyone in its industry knew to be in deep and dire financial circumstances, I considered skipping that year's convention. But I didn't. It might have been less stressful, less embarrassing, and more comfortable to stay home. But I couldn't possibly gain doing that.
I put myself where it was at least possible that good, productive, profitable things could happen, and they did.
Hopefully, you aren't in the upside-down financial condition I was, or Donald Trump was, at the above mentioned times. But regardless of your circumstances, you have to make a point of putting yourself in places where opportunity can occur.
My father passed on a pair of cuff links to me with the letters YCDBSOYA. They stand for: You Can't Do Business Sitting On Your Ass.
Although this refers to personal movement and placement, such as the meetings, conferences, cocktail parties, and community events you attend and make yourself visible at, it also goes far beyond that.
As example, consider this book and the other 14 books I have written and had published. For more than 14 years I have been on bookstore shelves without interruption. I have worked hard to make that happen.
I can assure not for the royalty income paid to me as an author; that represents less than 2% of my income. I want to be on those bookshelves because people discover me there, people who might never discover me otherwise.
They become Inner Circle members and newsletter subscribers, attend seminars, become private clients, or bring me other opportunities. Being there on bookstore shelves has both directly and indirectly enriched me by millions of dollars.
I can specifically identify more than a dozen long-term clients who have each spent between $100,000.00 and $300,000.00 with me. I have been sought out for speaking engagements purely because a corporate executive bought and read one of my books.
For me, being somewhere includes being on bookstore shelves, being in the book which is now in your office or home.
And you being here Carol and all throughout the other social media you partake in is another example of Being Somewhere.
Thank you for the reminder of such an important lesson. :)