Get the power….

Everyone who has learned the power of confidence will tell you that if you really change the way you think and obtain a completely optimistic outlook, it will give you power you never knew was possible. Does that seem hard to believe? Read about people who accomplished great things like Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Sam Walton (the founder of Walmart), W. Clement Stone (became fabulously wealthy by selling insurance) and many others, and you will see that they accomplished great things because they had something about them that seemed like powerful magic. They had confidence.

Portrait of Henry Ford (ca. 1919)
Portrait of Henry Ford (ca. 1919) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

W. Clement Stone went from extreme poverty as a child, to incredible wealth. He is famous for saying “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” He began selling insurance at a very young age and because of his incredible confidence, he quickly became rich. He decided he could make even more money by hiring people to help him sell insurance. As time went by, he found he could size a person up after talking to them for only a few minutes and determine if they would be successful at selling. He knew confidence was key.

Henry Ford accomplished things that most people said were impossible. Before the United States entered World War 2, the US government knew they must start preparing for war. They gave Henry Ford the task of designing a plant to build airplanes– heavy bombers. Many people looked around the world and said that at most we could build one bomber a day because each bomber was made of about one and a quarter million parts. Henry Ford designed a plant that could build one bomber every 55 minutes! Hitler didn’t think it was possible. This prodigious output of airplanes helped the allies win the war.

Sam Walton said “It is amazing what people can accomplish if they believe in themselves.”
William James, the Father of American Psychology said “The most important thing that determines success is whether or not you believe you can do it.”

Confidence, belief, power of positive thinking…. Jesus called it faith. He said if you have a little faith you can tell a mountain to move and it will.–Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 “Mountain” may have meant “problem,” just like we use it today in the phrase “don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” amazing power


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  4. What a beautiful weidndg! Jaimie captured all the beauty and love that day with her pictures! So professional and she made all us feel beautiful when she took our pictures! Highly recommended to anyone!

  5. That’s exactly right — I was way to close to it! In fact, my best freind had read an early version of the manuscript, and she made many of the same suggestions that the paid editor later made. But I wasn’t ready at that point to make such dramatic changes to the book.

  6. hey, brad! excellent items you have on here! totally agree with what you say….you need to see what you want in your mind, as clearly as possible..then you’ll get it. i always wanted to work in england and only a year and half after i started visualising it, an offer came thru! when i lived in ontario, canada, i suddenly got an urge of wanting to live in BC, amongst the mountains etc…2 years later, i moved to BC! by the way, dont know if youve heard about a little book called “It Works”…when i got that book and started doing what it says, everything i wanted in life started materialising. anyways, im also an ex-aircraft engineer, worked on boeing, mcd-douglas, gulfstream, hawker etc…nothing serious, just the quality assurance side! hows that for synchronicity!

    • I read it and loved it. So many writers won’t smbiut to the kind of good editing it sounds like you got. And we all need it. I write and edit for a magazine, but I can’t edit my own stuff. I’m too close to it.

    • Jaimie you were such an amazing prgotohapher for all of our sessions and made our day! Everyone loved taking pictures with you, especially in the after party! This day just would not have been the same without you! We hope to come back and get more pictures with you somewhere down the road. You are by far the best!!

  7. Excellent topic, indeed. Thinking truly is a powerful instrument in our lives. There is such power in the mind, itself, to destroy or create, solve or fester. Confidence really is a beautiful thing so easily achieved. To change one’s thinking alone, can be literally life-changing, indeed. Let more and more of us be willing to start believing how easy it really is, to alter our convictions, dissolve the negative with positive- let us see the wonders that we may all accomplish in this life. Inspiring write, continue reaching out. Fabulous post. Too groovy!

    • I understand how it would be hard to cut a sgline word from a labor of love, especially when it’s your own story. I would love to read it. (Your wedding dress comment made me laugh. I spent $300 on my own wedding dress then my daughter used it so it was well spent!)

  8. Brad! We are on the very same page! My coaching and life philosophy are based on the work of W. Clement Stone, Napoleon Hill, and all the greats. Thanks for the great blog my friend.

    • Francis – Amazing! Love them all, this was a really fun day and the pcieurts prove just how much fun it was. I still laugh when i think about the clouds of Mosquito that the night time shoot attracted. It was a little like pose , click , slap,slap,slap, pose, click We won’t even get into the charging dog incident .. Great pcieurts and an even better day. Thanks for having us along.

    • Randi, these are beautiful! I LOVE the first one; the out-of-focus leeavs with that light looks so dreamy. I really like the ones in front of the garage door too. Nailed it as always!

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