Only one time in my life that I didn’t, and I got creamed. I am not saying that every time I trust my instincts I am right, proven out or I win. This is certainly not the case. But, I do know this. When I do trust my instincts, I put myself in the best chance to win.
I must say that I am amazed at how many people are afraid to speak up against popular opinion for fear of standing alone. Standing alone is not easy, but it is important if you want to be somebody special.
For years I have told my clients that success is simple. If you are not where you want to be it is for only one of two reasons (or both). Either you are not in front of the right people or you are, and they don’t like you.
I wish I could claim this quote for my own, but I can’t. Sales Training guru Brain Tracy said it. But it is so true, especially when it comes to personal branding.
Living beyond one's means is often a by-product of insecurity.