Do you Believe?

For entertainment Saturday night, we watched the Tooth Fairy movie with Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. Have you seen it?  It had a very good message.  He played Derek Thomas, one of the toughest hockey players, until he was sentenced to one week of Tooth Fairy duty.  I am not going to ruin the movie for you in case you want to see it….The point of the movie was that he did not believe in many things. He had a negative outlook on life, and it got to the point where he did not even try any more.  And of course, he did not believe in the tooth fairy either, nor the ability to beat the odds and become something. Instead of encouraging young people to dream and believe, he would say you’ll never make it, never amount to anything, so don’t even try kid!  You get the picture, right?  You might even have a family member or a friend who fits this description.  The world is full of people who can’t believe, who are negative or say well, that’s never going to happen…

Fortunately, by the end of the movie, Thompson became a believer and things improved for him.  But first, he had to believe.  So the movie had a very good message for kids and adults alike!

Belief is a positive tonic that helps people grow beyond their dreams. Here are some of my favorite quotes on belief:

1.    Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

2.    Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

3.    If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

Mary Kay Ash

4.    Keep your dreams alive! Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.

Remember, all things are possible for those who believe.
Gail Devers

How many times have you heard great stories about belief, faith and visualization that came true?  There are many examples of those types of stories.  Just look at Oprah, Bill Gates, Edison, Colonel Sanders, the list goes on… How about Jim Carrey?  Before he became rich and famous, he wrote himself a check for $10 Million. He put it in his wallet and would go up to the Hollywood look-out, dreaming and believing that he could make it.  And sure enough, in couple of years, he was paid $10 Million for his role in the movie Mask!

I am sure you have experienced success from believing. I know I have many times.  But the thing that separates the successful from the ones that really soar is self sabotage.  We believe and we are on our way, then all of the sudden, we put the brakes on.  In the Tooth Fairy movie, they scripted a perfect example of self sabotage. You’ll know what I am talking about when you watch it. 

Self Sabotage is deliberate destruction of one’s ability.  There is even a self sabotage syndrome where doctors actually treat people for self destruction.  This condition is very sad since it is a result of one’s own thoughts.  Remember “The Secret” and all the hype around it last year… Well, “The Secret” was a new way to practice Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  Have you read it?  If you haven’t, you need to. Think and Grow Rich is a book that I read over 20 years ago and it changed my life.  I give it to every Leap Ahead spa leader seminar attendee and ask them to read it before they even come to the seminar. You need to live with success in your head and in your thoughts. You can’t afford to self sabotage your ability, that’s like committing suicide on your dreams.

I see this scenario all the time in the spa industry! Therapists refuse to recommend products and miss out on thousands of dollars per year in income.  Or they refuse to really discover their guest’s needs, so they don’t upgrade their treatment to raise the volume per guest, improve the guest experience and make more money.  Or a spa director or team leader who doesn’t invest in training to improve performance and sits back hoping things are going to get better on their own.  Or those who use a lame economy as an excuse for poor performance, I can go on & on with all the negative thinking we encounter…  So if you are a spa leader, check your belief system. See where you stand. During your next team meeting, check your team’s belief system. Talk about belief and self sabotage. Show your team how this affects everyone’s lives. Call us and reserve a webinar on Personal Transformation.  Let us help you reposition your belief system to achieve greater success!

Go ahead and believe… It’s a lot better than not believing!!!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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