Have you ever wondered how ordinary people break into the circles of the wealthy and successful? How do you gain the trust of someone who earns 10, 20 or 100 times as much as you? I get this question in almost every interview I do, and it’s a subject I’ve spent a lot of time studying, and even more time practicing. I started this process in 1984, and it’s still something I employ every day. Not only will it help to catapult your career, but it will give you a level of security for you and your family that most people only dream of. If you’re looking for a job when unemployment is almost 10%, all you need is the right contacts. The ultra-successful and super-rich have contacts and connections all over the world. One phone call and a recommendation and you suddenly have a new job. This may not be fair, but it’s the way the world works for those who understand the system. While the average person is sending out resumes, world class performers are tapping the most powerful people in their network. I was interviewed a few weeks ago by Forbes Magazine, and I spoke at length about this. The reporter almost seemed offended by this strategy, which is a common response. Don’t fall into this trap. Mental toughness is about getting what you want without hurting anyone else, and the fastest way to get what you want is knowing the right people. I didn’t make the rules, but I have made millions following them. And I’m a minnow compared to others who have maximized this concept to its ultimate potential. Keep an open mind as you watch this 6:26 video segment from my national television show, Mental Toughness Secrets of Champions. As always, I’ll look forward to your comments. Steve Siebold ( 6:26 )
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Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.