I think I have always been fascinated by the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
I’d love to go up to a sheer rock face, and say “Open Sesame”, and have a cave of great treasures open up. Then I could go in, pick a few pieces of gold or jewels, and buy everything I want, anything I want. I’d love to measure my money instead of count it, like Ali Baba was supposed to have done.
Over the years as trainer, facilitator, general manager, mentor, presenter and other things, I’ve found that many people are also looking for that great cave, with all the treasures that one could ever hope for.
Of course, none of us have ever been that lucky. Ali Baba and his treasures are part of the Arabian Nights. It’s a story, much as we would like to find the cave, even if we had to put up with the chief of thieves and his men trying to kill us to keep their secret safe.
In reality, there may be no such cave, although we can dream about it. But my experiences are that the bandit chief and his gang are out there. Not so much running around on their horses, robbing caravans and travelers, but in much more subtle ways. They are out there and robbing us of the successes we should be achieving.
Think about it, for a moment.
Who (or what) is stealing the successes you deserve? How often have you had this great idea, been ready to go out and conquer the world, only to somehow finish up worse than you started?
As a mentor over the last few years, I’ve been comparing people’s stories of how their businesses – mostly micro/small businesses – are constantly on the edge of success, but the goal line just seems to move, so they never quite manage to get over the line. It’s as if there are forty (or more) thieves out there, taking away the treasures right from their noses.
I know what it feels like. You do everything right, and yet…
So, I’ve put together this little book. It’s about people who managed to beat the thieves. People who have managed to get the thieves into the oil amphorae, and then fill the urn with oil, drowning the thieves, at least some of them.
I hope that some of their lessons and methods will work to help you drown your success thieves.
So, enjoy meeting the Maryanns, Evas, Patricias and others that have shown me how to beat the thieves…
Are you interested to learn more? Then sigh up now to participate in the free webinars and we will give you advance notice of when the book and course are ready.
If you have a thief stealing your success and want to know how to stop that thief then put him in the comment box below and it will either be included in this book or in one of the lessons or elsewhere.
Want to know more about Success Thieves, on the 18th March I will be on BlogTalk Radio with January Jones.
Police those thieves and enjoy the success you deserve.Roberta Budvietas, Change Agent