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Arguing in the Rear View Mirror

I can remember it like it was yesterday, tootling down the Gold Coast Highway in a tiny rented yellow Hyundai Getz.

My stomach was getting tied in knots.

I was nervous.

Truthfully I was beyond nervous, I was terrified.

It was 2008 and I had signed up to do training on how to speak from the stage – it was something I had wanted secretly for a long time – but had hardly even dared whisper it to myself (let alone anyone else!)

Here I was driving to the event, and part of me just wanted to turn the car around.

And Run.

Far Away!

Things came to a head after I got off the Highway and was waiting at a set of lights, I turned the rear view mirror around, looked myself in the eye, and started arguing with myself.

“Turn Around.”


“I don’t want to go!”

I knew my future lay in going to that event, that no matter how scared I was – it was truly what I wanted. So I gently talked myself into driving to the event.

In the years since then I’ve had ups and downs, spoken internationally and transitioned from offline in person events to primarily online events. We’ve run our own events, helped others run their events from Auckland to the US and even flown speakers into New Zealand.

In that time I’ve seen that what goes on in your head (your Mindset) is incredibly important.

Your Mindset drives everything you do and don’t do.

Your thoughts literally can make or break you – and they can change everything.

I could have easily ignored the quiet whisper in my head that said “I want to be a speaker.” Many people give up on their dreams and never get the chance to live them.

I could have listened to the terrified voice telling me to turn the car around. If I had I would never have received support from one of the top internet marketers in the world to help transform my speaking business – and make thousands while away on holiday.

When people got angry, and egos flared it would have been simpler to shut the doors and follow the safe path that I knew ohhhhh so well – rather than push through and keep going.

Discovering the right Mindset and transforming mine has taken me decades.

I started studying thoughts, beliefs, meditation and self-hypnosis at age 13.

At age 18 I discovered Mind Power and used it to attract my beautiful partner Kim.

When I was 26 I was working in a job I loved when my world crashed in around me when I was made redundant – this was the cause of a massive amount of growth and learning over the next 10 years.

With most clients I start with Mindset because I can show you countless marketing strategies, I can show you how to structure your business for easier, faster profits, but without the right mindset – it won’t work.

Without the right mindset you won’t implement.

You’ll want to, but you’ll find yourself unable to do it.

Even if you DO force yourself to take action, without the right mindset the action often won’t work. Hard to believe but I’ve seen it time and time again.

If you know that your thinking is stopping you right now, if you know that you’re procrastinating, or you’re avoiding taking the actions that would drive your success forward then I’d love to help you shift your thinking.

Send me a message and let’s set up a time to chat, I’d love to shift your thinking too.

Andrew Baird

Author Andrew Baird

Do you have an Amazing Business? I'd love to help you create your Amazing Business. You get more profits, more easily so you work less & live more. I started in business when made redundant but wasn't an overnight success! I learnt how to run a business and have a successful lifestyle business. If you want to do the same I look forward to helping you!

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