Becoming Successful: What to Expect

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Becoming Successful: What to Expect

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There are some things that will happen as you are becoming successful that I want to get you excited about and also warn you about.

This post will help you in your preparation :)

Training Tonight

Just a heads up that I will have my personal financial advisor on with me tonight talking about how to create a tax free income for your retirement. It is what I do with a lot of my income and it will at least be enlightening to you. Register here

Critics and Success Quotes (Feel free to share)

“If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.” – Margaret Thatcher

“I don’t focus on the critics. Everyone who is making any difference in any field has critics. As long as I feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing, then I don’t worry about it.” – Joel Osteen

“Pay no attention to what a critic says. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.” –  Jean Sibelius

“Any coward can sit at home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather by far die on a mountainside than in bed.” – Charles Lindbergh

The Deal with Becoming Successful

First, I will talk about some of the things you WILL deal when you are on the road of becoming successful. Then we will talk about the good stuff!

When I use the term “Becoming Successful” it assumes that you are coming from a place of non-success. WHEN you are coming from a place of non-success it is typical for someone to think that once they reach success they won’t have to deal with the dream stealers, the haters and the people trying to bring them down. That is simply not true, you just attract a different shade of negative people. These negative people will always be the minority IF you keep your energy in the right place and have a vision so strong that it MOOOVES you, but, they will still be there.

Long term friends, again, when coming from non-success, will accuse you of “changing”. They will say things like “Man, you’ve changed, I remember when we could just _____ and not have to talk about your goals.” The blank could be drink a beer, watch a movie, go bowling, whatever activities you used to do together prior to being consumed with your vision.

People that don’t know you will assume certain things about you when you become successful. It’s typically negative.

Yesterday I saw a guy bashing one of my mentors, Eric Worre (he was too chicken shit to actually use his name but it was clear who he was talking about) saying how he did a big webinar that was just a sales push. Eric is a mentor of mine and I think it is safe to say that unless there’s some sage mentor that I don’t know about, Eric has provided more value to this profession than anyone else that is alive on this planet. (RIP Jim Rohn)

You see, that is the deal. I summed my thoughts up yesterday about this on my Facebook profile:

Geez, Should We Even Bother with Success?


The Only Way to Avoid all Critics is to Play so Small that they Never Even See You.” – Ray Higdon

Here’s what the critics don’t see. For trainers like me and Eric, we get testimonials every single day. These are JUST from last night:

“Best training and coaching I have personally experienced. Thanks Ray, Brilliant!!!” – David Gilbert

“Thank you so much for doing this class for us. The lessons are jaw dropping and heavy hitting. After two weeks I feel like I’ve made giant leaps forward and I am grateful to be apart of your Top Earner Success School. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this training.” – Matthew Schneider

“I have done things in the last two weeks that I didn’t think I could. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being who you are.” – Virginia Wright

These are not all of the un-asked for testimonials I received just last night, but here’s the deal…IF YOU CONTINUE TO PLAY SMALL YOU WILL NEVER IMPACT PEOPLE ON ANY MAJOR LEVEL. When you start to equate becoming successful with inspiring, impacting, and moving OTHERS, you will march toward success and not give a damn about the critics!

My  mission is to help you play bigger, to help you embrace the giant passion within you and then take that fire and go inspire and move others with it. Should you become successful? You damn right you should, because if you don’t, you will SELFISHLY prevent all those your story would have inspired from ever changing their lives.

#RantOver #LoveYou #PlayBig

To Your Abundance!

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  1. Adewale Johann Van Adebusoye says

    Play big or go home! Awesome as always Ray! Your vision has to be so strong it pulls you past all the critics and haters, leading you towards a life of making massive impact! Its all about vision!

  2. says

    Those who masquerade as wise behind a cloak of cynicism, with harsh critique of those more humble yet prosperous, are soon revealed in their despair. … Me.

  3. says

    Ray, I loved Margaret Thatcher's quote…I shall remember that one…here is one Germaine to this topic from the Rough Rider: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

  4. says

    What is it you always say? "Hateraid is my Gatoraid" This is a topic cannot be overlooked. Absolutely people will cast judgement on when you strive for more, maybe because they don't want to be left behind or are scared of what others think. People judge you for taking no action as well. So I say, bring it on!

  5. says

    That deeply philosophical quote aside, one of the callings we as network marketing professionals have is to eradicate cynicism as an acceptable attitude. We do that by sharing and living the vision of what can be if only a small amount of courage taken and compounded each day is applied to all that we do. Dang, there I go waxing philosophical again! I've got to stop doing that! All kidding aside, Ray, whoever that guy is has an attitude that is toxic and needs your straight talking no BS rebuttal. I hear McDonalds is hiring, too.

  6. says

    I've decided, spending any time thinking about my critics is giving them too much power over me; so, I prefer to not give them any thought at all! Like Ray often says, move on quickly!

  7. Brett Barber says

    Ray, I am a faithful follower of you and Eric Worre. I love your sincere passion for wanting others to ‘play big!’ You have helped me so much in such a short time of me following your website and webinars. I am getting ready to make some really big moves. I the light bulb has finally come on (LOL)…watch out world!

  8. Patricia Gunnison says

    Thanks so much for the inspiration- until your comment, I never
    thought about playing small as being a way to avoid criticism- what
    a welcome wakeup call!

    Again, Many thanks Ray,

    Patricia Gunnison

  9. Jenni Ryan says

    Well said Ray! Too many people sit in their box and sit back and criticize and often its a reflection of who they really are.

  10. says

    Criticism is not good, envy can be good, a good question who are you envious of? (this usually indicates we have the desire-and ability-to become what they have become ~The millionaire course – marc allen pg.63 Great article RAy!, people need to spend their time in creating and helping others

  11. Virginia Wright says

    It’s incredibly painful at times to let go of relationships. There are people in this world that would rather complain and whine about the way things are rather than do anything about it and they don’t want you to get ahead either. I believe getting through the pain (of separation), I am growing stronger. The mood of my changing circle of friends is more in line with me now – learning, growing, succeeding, thinking bigger, etc.

    Truly enjoying the ‘painful’ growth of TESS. Thanks Ray!

  12. says

    Ray, I am sorry I missed the Wealth Webinar, didn't get to my email until after shoveling for several hours tonight.
    I believe that I have seen your Financial advisor, if he is the guy that did the presentation at your first Top Earner Academy – he had me on the edge of my seat with the Tax Free Retirement Plan. A few years ago I lost 50% of my 401k and moved what was left into a 'secure' guaranteed income plan with an Insurance Carrier…time will tell if that was the right move.
    Anyway, thanks for 'bringing it' once again – I look forward to the replay, and to participate on the Top Earner Success School Webinar tomorrow night. You Rock!

  13. says

    Good point made there Ray. Don’t worry about the critics. Focus on your goals and push on. What some people see as a sales pitch, the vast majority got tremendous value from. I definitely did!

    I’m enjoying your daily videos. Keep it up.


  14. Lillian Camareno says

    I totally agree with your comment about Eric Worre. He provides so much value. Of Course, he will sell his products. He has to make a living just like everybody else but he provides so much value everyday with no cost.

  15. Scott Cayouette says

    Super Awesome Post Ray!

    I found this quote by the Great Coach Vince Lombardi that I think sums up what you have said…

    “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will”.

    Will We Create Our own Vision so detailed that we know how Bright the Lights Are? Will we be Coachable? Will We Invest in Ourselves? Will We Give More in Value and Over Deliver for what We are Paid like you Do every day?

    Thanks for Everything you Do and I am especially Grateful for your Example, Wisdom and Great Teaching too!

  16. says

    hey big Ray great post on what to expect… loved the quotes about critics! Main reason I am commenting was I wanted to ask you how you get your Facebook posts to embed into your blog so people can add you/engage in your posts from your actual blog? Thanks man you rock!

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