(Written September 20, 2008)
For those of you who have spent even 10 minutes with me, you know I have big dreams. I fully intend to have a bestselling book, be a guest on Oprah, and dance in a Justin Timberlake video, maybe even in the same year. Why not? Don’t think it’s possible? Haha!!! ANYTHING is possible, my friend. Miracles occur and dreams are realized every single moment of every single day!
Just read this excerpt from ‘The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way To Wealth’ by Mark Victor Hansen for proof that belief in yourself and your dreams is all you need.
'Self-doubt drowns your dreams. Hesitation holds you hostage. Skepticism scares away your success. You wonder, “What will they think? I don’t have a degree or a diploma. I don’t have the qualifications, I don’t have the experience or the credentials.”
Here’s a list of billionaires and multimillionaires who never graduated from college. They didn’t let their lack of degrees or diplomas hold them back.
Bill Gates-Microsoft, Paul Allen-Microsoft, Michael Dell-Dell Computer, Steve Jobs-Apple Computer, Steven Speilberg-Movie Director, Thomas Monaghan-Domino’s Pizza, Jim Jannard-Oakley Sunglasses, Wayne Huizenga-Blockbuster Video, Harry S. Truman-U.S. President, Peter Jennings-ABC News, Walter Cronkite-CBS News, Ralph Lauren-Clothing Designer (Note: This list is more extensive in the book. Highlights are my own.)
Well-known self-publishers include:
James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), John Grisham (A Time to Kill), William Blake, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Virginia Woolf, Walt Whitman, Deepak Chopra, George Bernard Shaw, e.e. cummings, Benjamin Franklin, D.H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe (Note: This list is more extensive in the book)
The only qualification needed is a burning desire. The only credential required is fearless action. Everything else can be borrowed or bought. You can hire people with multiple degrees and diplomas. You can buy experience from mentors and consultants. You can assemble a team of people who possess all of the money, skills, and experience you lack.' (page 362)