Mindset Mastery 118 – Contagious Success

It’s interesting to see how the success of one leads on to the success of another. And then another, and on and on for a whole new type of successful contagion.

Out Of One, Many

There are thousands of people the world over who have excellent business services to offer, but who need the services of an advertising specialist or copywriter with the skills of prepare attractive marketing materials. The idea described here was born of necessity, to bridge a need in an emergency situation, but it did not end with that one man. The woman who came up with the idea had a keen imagination. She saw in her newly born brain-child the making of a new profession, one destined to render valuable service to thousands of people who need practical guidance in marketing personal services.

Spurred to action by the instant success of her first “Prepared Plan to Market Personal Services,” this energetic woman turned next to the solution of a similar problem for her son who had just finished college, but had been totally unable to find a market for his services. The plan she originated for his use was a very fine specimen of marketing material.

Applied Success

When the plan book had been completed, it contained nearly fifty pages of beautifully typed, properly organized information, which told the story of her son’s native ability, schooling, personal experiences, and an extensive variety of other information. The plan book also contained a complete description of the position her son sought after, together with a detailed picture of the exact plan he would use to fulfill the obligations of the position.

The preparation of the plan book required several weeks’ labor; during that time the woman sent her son to the public library almost daily, to find the data needed to sell his services to his best advantage. She also sent him to all the competitors of his prospective employer, and had him gather vital information from them concerning their business methods; the information proved very valuable in the formulation of the plan he intended to use in filling the position he sought. When the plan was finished, it contained more than half a dozen excellent suggestions for the use and benefit of the prospective employer. (The suggestions ultimately were put to use by the company).

You might be asking yourself here, “Why go to all this trouble to land a job?” The answer is straightforward.

Why Bother?

…and for that answer you’ll have to come back for the next installment of Mindset Mastery. In the meantime, think about how contagious success can be, and how much better you can potentially make the world, just by you being you, reaching out, and forging your path to success and wealth!

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.

Comments

  1. Hi Sean,

    This post shows that putting time and effort in to something you want a positive outcome for is never a waste of time. Obviously the boy’s mother wanted her son to have an advantage over other applicants for the position. By doing what she did she had also put in a foundation that sets a good example for him to follow in years to come. In the future he may want to apply for a different job, in another company or a promotion in the same company. Either way the example set by his mother would enable him to apply successfully for any other desired position.

    The time she put in for he son’s benefit was well worth it and not a waste of time at all.

    Thanks Sean!

    Jill.

  2. Why bother? When you know what you want, focussed on getting it and are clear on why, it’s a question that doesn’t even enter your mind.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Life lessons from a weekend run =-.

  3. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    Why bother? Because everything you do is worthy of your best effort. If it’s important enough for you to do it, then you should always do the very best you can.

    If you always do the best you can, you are creating good work ethics where you will never be disappointed in yourself. You will have a sense of pride and accomplishment.

  4. Whoever asks the question “Why bother” shows clearly that he or she is not determined to reach this goal. Because if you can’t be bothered to put in some action (research, typing, thinking) you obviously are not interested in the price that’s up for grabs. A future according to your dreams.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind =-.

  5. Success is like a snowball – once you get it rolling it can only get greater and more contagious. I may be showing my Canadian traits too much with this analogy here but have you ever noticed how if someone shows you a huge snowball or the perfect snowman someone tries to out do you. It’s the same as success – if people don’t focus on the jealousy they learn from you and create something greater with that knowledge.

    It’s not just a job, it’s something you have spent your entire life working towar
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..You Are the Reason I Know It Will Happen =-.

  6. Success is like a snowball – once you get it rolling it can only get greater and more contagious. I may be showing my Canadian traits too much with this analogy here but have you ever noticed how if someone shows you a huge snowball or the perfect snowman someone tries to out do you. It’s the same as success – if people don’t focus on the jealousy they learn from you and create something greater with that knowledge.

    It’s not just a job, it’s something you have spent your entire life working toward and will spend the rest of your life enjoying.
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..You Are the Reason I Know It Will Happen =-.

  7. Hi Jazz and Renee,
    I agree. Taking the time to put together a careful presentation of your work as a resume when applying for a new job will definitely give you the advantage. It also shows respect to the person who is interviewing you.

    There are many skills to learn to impress a new employer and this boys mother took the time to learn for herself and then to show her son how to make a delightful presentation of himself to a prespective employer. Because of her effort her son got the job and he didn’t start at the botton either as the job was advertised. He started in much higher position. One that would have normally taken 5 to 10 years to work up to and he started on a much higher salery than first intended to go with the position. His mother’s care certainly was worth the effort.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

  8. Hi Sean

    What a woman! I would have loved a mother like that. She was a great example to her son how patience, forbearance, practical application and determination put into practice can produce a document that would give him plans of action for his future and would create opportunities he would otherwise never have had.

    She was also showing him that he was worth it, not only to her, but to his prospective employer. That alone would have done a ton of good for his self esteem.

    She was great teacher and example of how, when we are prepared to take the time, make the effort and diligently follow through with a plan of action, we will succeed.

    • Hi Elly,

      This is very true. It would have had a profound effect on her son. It would have boosted his self esteem and made him feel valued and loved by his Mum. Also, it would have shown him how putting that little bit of extra effort in will have a direct effect on how successful he is.

      I think we would all have loved a Mum like this. The best thing is that even if we didn’t; we can always be a Mum like this for our children. 🙂
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

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