A number of years ago, my father drove me to the big Atlanta Airport to catch a flight to Dallas, Texas. I was going to the home office of SMI, Success Motivation Institute, located in Waco, Texas, also the home of Dr. Pepper, one of my favorite drinks. It was to be a momentous trip!
I had just recently, at that time, purchased a brand new franchise with SMI, as a distributor dealer. This trip was for the purpose of introduction and extended training. It was both a sad time and an exciting time for me and my Dad, for I was temporarily setting aside my real estate activities in order to pursue my goals in the personal motivation business. My Dad thought it was a mistake, a misplaced effort of time and money, while I looked at it as being one of the greatest opportunities of my life. An opportunity to break free of my past to a large degree and a chance to go after new goals and challenges. Actually, I would never give up my real estate, but, rather would incorporate my new efforts with old efforts and past successes. It, in my opinion, was a marvelous undertaking.
The “Dynamics of Personal Motivation” was our flagship program at that time. It was a $600 program of tapes and workbooks, with a nice recorder/player, and all contained in a very nice first class attache’ case. It was a force to be reckoned with, and with it, anything was possible in the world of developing your personal motivation. It was a marvelous tool, like I have never seen before or after. The world was at my doorstep and I was the bus driver on the new tour of life, you might say!
My time spent with SMI and the wonderful people there, was eye opening and filled with all the motivational training and learning that I could absorb. I would travel back and forth to Texas for seminars and additional training, product knowledge and new product introductions, and sales training, etc. The people there were terrific and unlike any people I have ever know. Paul J. Meyer, the founder of SMI, had assembled a first class working team with guys like Jim Sirbasku, Tom Weaver, and many others too numerous to mention. I would like to say a big “Thank You” to Mr. Meyer and all the team who helped me and worked with me to bring me to the success I was meant to enjoy.
For many years, I worked with that material and the “Goal Setting” network of ideas and programs. For me and many others, it was extremely meaningful and useful throughout my life and even now! As I reflect back, I owe much to the training and the development of personal thought that has propelled me into the forefront of my own success. For me, it has helped me to lead and live a “successful” life in so many areas.
Paul J. Meyer said, ” Whatever you sincerely believe, vividly imagine, ardently desire, and enthusiastically act upon, most inevitably come to past!” Remember this and you will be well on your way to personal success through the development of your very own personal motivation.
With these and other tools, you can develop and apply life lessons that will see you through both the wonderful and the brightest of the days ahead! Go for it!