Felix Dennis: Words Of Wisdom

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So can you get rich? Can you build your own business empire?It’s true. You can be rich. You can build your business into an empire. You CAN do it.

Anyone of reasonable intelligence lives in a Western democracy can do it given sufficient motivation and application. And the first lesson is that you can only get rich if you believe, if you believe in yourself. You must believe in yourself. You must believe in you can do it. You must believe that you are the one to do it. For if you will not to believe in yourself, then why should anyone believe in you? Absolute belief in yourself is vital if you are to succeed. Absolute belief in yourself despite all your faults — many of which you will not know — all your weaknesses.

Despite what your parents and teachers told you. Despite what your colleagues and friends tell you. Despite what your lover tells you. Despite your own failures, up to now, despite everything that life has thrown at you. If you only banish fear and fear of failure to the darkest recesses of your heart and I promise you: you can do it and no one can stop you from doing it. Only you can stop yourself from doing it.

Felix Dennis Words Of Wisdom: Failure

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We all fear failure. I fear it still. I have always feared it but such fear itself is not the problem. It is the paralysis that comes from such fear which is the real problem. The paralysis that grows into a mountain you shrink from climbing. That fear is real. The fear of embarrassing yourself, of people laughing at you, of letting down yourself and your family, and your colleagues and maybe even your employees. The fear of losing money that you borrowed or begged or stole. The fear of failing in the open where there is nowhere to hide and no one else to blame. This is the fear you must confront, that you must entice, capture, train and eventually padlock into a secret chamber of your soul. It will still call to you. It calls to me. You will hear its echo from time to time. Believe me. But by then you will be so far up the mountain—so close to the goal of getting rich—that its cries will only serve to spur you on rather than paralyzing you with doubt and dread. Confront fear of failure. Confront it head-on. Stare it straight in its feral eye. Wrestle with it. Master it and master it as best you can. Batter it into submission and harness it into becoming your secret weapon. A ghoul a scourge to keep you working longer hours than your friend can believe, harder than your colleagues can comprehend, harder than you ever dreamt you could work. In years to come you will thank that fear. The fear that drove you to achieve what you feared was impossible.

You have to have a clear understanding what is your time to do and you must understand step-by-step how you are going to do it. “I’m going to do this. If that fails I’m going to fall back and do that.” “Now I gotta do this, then I gotta get that.” You have to have a clear methodology in front of you. That does not mean you’re creating a business in ridiculous things that I received 40 a week of. You know, business plans telling me how we’re all going to become a multi-billionaires, nevermind all that. You have got to have a clear understanding of what you’re going to do and the steps you’re gonna take to do it. Then you have to, I don’t know if you’re going in with a partner or just entirely on your own.

Felix Dennis: Words Of Wisdom

Felix Dennis Words of Wisdom

Go to a place
Go to a place on your own. I don’t care where it is. I don’t care if it’s in front of your chimney or if you’re going out in the middle of the new Forest swear to yourself: “I will not give in until they bankrupt me.”

While you never give in on your goal, you know, what you’re trying to reach what you’re trying to do. You know, make more money than your neighbor. You might have to change the methodology. If something isn’t working then, what sorts the man or woman that is gonna to be rich from the man or woman that I just gonna have tried it once, failed and dream about it, is your ability, as with all human activity, to adapt. So you’re going to say “okay”, you know, “this isn’t working we gotta change our methodology. We gotta change direction. We gotta do something else that’s gonna make the damn thing work!” And if you’re willing to do that and keep trying. You know, listening to everybody that you know who’s got any kind of sense, whatever, that you trust, you know within this particular industry or whatever.

And if you’re willing to change until it starts working then they cannot stop for the very simple reason that in the end you WILL get it right. And I had to do that many, many times. Many of the magazines I started were complete dogs. They were absolutely useless and we all got together and we talked about it and we started to listen to our readers and we realized that what we were doing was completely wrong. And it’s amazing how often entrepreneurs get the right idea and the wrong methodology and just go about it completely wrong.

So, can you get rich?
Can you build your own business empire? Is it a delusion to believe that so-called ordinary men and women can within not so many years do what I did? And what did I do? I went from being a failed blues musician and an art student living in a crummy bed sit. Didn’t have the price of a pint of beer in my pocket, let alone the money to pay my landlady the rent into becoming one of the richest men in Britain or so the Sunday Times Rich List tells us. I went from being a highschool dropout without a penny of capital or the benefit of a university education to owning my own business, flying around in private jets, purchasing massive homes in the states with thousands of acres of land around the world, being chauffeured in a fleet of rolls royces and maybachs and drinking the finest wine that money can buy from my own cellars.

In the end if you want too much money, then make the decision that you do want it and go out there and get it brother and nothing can stop I swear that to you. Nothing in this earth can stop you, apart from death, nothing. Most of the people that got fantastically rich in the western world in the last couple of hundred years were not very clever. They don’t have to be clever.

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