All Your Promise and Power

How do you continue to live with courage and optimism when your world is collapsing around you? How do you maintain a continued vision of success or a philosophy of gratitude when everything around you is despair, and continues to fall apart? How do you maintain a positive attitude when you’re constantly under attack?

Each time I write I hopefully create something helpful, purposeful and something hopefully not only valuable for your sales day, but also useful in your life somehow.

I suspect like you I read my fair share of motivational books and articles – sometimes a word, an idea, or some simple phraseology penetrates my dull brain and helps make some kind of difference to me, and hopefully in the way I interact with those around me. But it’s when I’m struggling and drowning in the world that I need this stuff the most, yet I turn to it least.

It is extremely difficult to maintain courage ‘under fire’, particularly to maintain inner-strength, character, and the clarity of your ‘dream’ beneath a consistent and prolonged attack of what can feel like “you against the world”. So what’s the difference between those who persist and those that cave under all the outward pressure?

What happens to the dreamers of big dreams? What happened to the dreams you had as a kid? What happened to the goals and grand visions you had at the beginning of this year? Let alone the dreams you dreamed the day you finished college; the day you got married; or the day your first child was born?

What happened to fulfilling what quietly lives in your heart?

Have you all but stopped seeking and believing? Have you let go of your courage?

Have you become so tired, so jaded, and so mediocre you’ve convinced yourself your dreams were simple minded ideas of a younger more innocent you?

Have you stripped yourself bare of all your promise and power?

Are you now simply quietly and cynically drifting through life convinced real success and genuine joy is for others?

It’s absolutely true the gutter is full of failed genius. Yet did these people truly fail because “that’s the way it’s meant to be”, or did they fall under the weight of their own self-imposed beliefs and barriers?

Did they simply lack the strength of courage to fulfil their inner-dreams and desires?

If you are going to allow fear to win the war for your life you will lose everything, and your dreams will die with you. (It’s probably worth repeating, even if it’s just for me).

If you are going to allow fear to win the war for your life you will lose everything, and your dreams will die with you. Don’t depart without showing us the real you.

Dream what you dream; live where you want to live; be who you want to be. Get rich, go broke, and do it all over again. Get married, don’t get married. Build a business, or be of service to others. Love your children; live your truth, and speak your truth. Enjoy your madness and embrace your genius, because a life lived less than genuinely is a mere facade, and then not you.

Helen Keller wrote:

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. If you simply avoid living consciously and courageously, then that is equivalent to giving up on life itself, where your continued existence becomes little more than a waiting period before physical death – the nothing as opposed to the daring adventure.

Michael Tate: Sales Director International – NRS Media 

A foundation employee during its initial five year start-up phase Michael Tate has returned to NRS Media after 15 years of working internationally to take up tenure as the company’s Sales Director in its International office.

Michael has a vast knowledge of effective media use, advertising and advertising sales management built over the last 25 years working with some of the world’s largest TV and radio groups. Based in San Francisco for over 10 years, he also worked ‘client-side’ in a National Media appointment for the Toyota Motor Corporation in Australia; coordinating all the media buying decisions for the auto giant helping Toyota become the No.1 seller of motor vehicles.

Over the last decade Michael has advised all types of companies around the world on best effect advertising via over 3500 workshops attended by over 45,000 business owners and managers, generating over $60,000,000 in direct sales advertising revenue.

He is a highly sought after key-note speaker and advertising sales trainer at major industry bodies like the Radio Advertising Bureau, the Texas Broadcasters Association, and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. Tate has successfully worked with advertising sales managers, their staff and clients in 12 countries including the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Australia.

You can find out more about NRS Media here or view Michael’s Linked In profile here.

Michael Tate has joined the team of Radio Today with weekly insights.

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