Friday, July 10, 2009

Think Big, Be Bold

So, I’m currently reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. It’s a good read thus far and I’m only on page 85, Chapter Title: The Wealth Files. One of my favorite points in the book is Wealth File# 4-Rich People think big. Poor people think small. Mr. Eker explains the reason why most people think small in life whether it’s running a business or playing sports. The top reason is fear of failure and more fear of becoming successful. Hey, I get it. Mediocrity is easier to deal with and no one fears it, since your not risking anything. He poses questions in the book such as, “How do you want to live your life? How do you want to play the game? Do you want to play in the big leagues or in the little leagues, in the majors or in the minors? Are you going to play big or play small? It’s your choice” I had to pause for a second, and I’ve realized that I’ve may be thinking way too small. It must be true, since I’m definitely not rich (smile).

Today, I had a thought…who thinks big? Who seems as if they are ready to tackle the world with their “big” idea (and is not afraid to show it)? Who has a “no fear” type of attitude? It came to me. Actor/comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat but now known, as Bruno, he has no fear! He tackles stereo-typical titles placed on race, sexuality, and much, much more. He’s certainly not afraid to push buttons. Trust me, if you’ve seen Borat than you understand what I mean. He takes all of those factors, throws in some comedy and a character driven story, and best of all, he’s seems to be enjoying himself and making money while doing it. He’s totally outlandish and I love it! He’s filling an entertainment void in Hollywood. Essentially, Sacha is a problem solver which is the definition of an entrepreneur according to T. Harv Eker.

I heard him on the a radio interview this morning with Ed Lover and Free on Power 105.1FM (WWPR) as his Bruno character and I must admit that I got out of my bed filled with laughter and with a huge smile on my face (but you got to be in to that type of comedy). But, what put the icing on the cake for me is his July cover issue on GQ posing in the nude (recreating the infamous Jen Aniston GQ cover) as Bruno, his new alter ego, who is a gay fashion reporter from Austria. I actually saw the cover today while passing a news stand. All I could do, was shake my head, laugh, and mumble to myself (yes, myself) “WOW! This guy is BOLD!”

So, I encourage you all and myself, Think Big, BE Bold and never, ever sell yourself short! Hell, Sacha did it and you can too!


Miss Joi

P.S-Bruno admitted today on the radio, that Obama is HOT! I totally agree! What do you think? I want to read your comments…

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