When people watch movies, they usually don’t notice the extras; the no names whose face flashes on the screen briefly and gets little to no attention. They notice the main character, the star of the movie who presents themselves confidently and strongly and has earned the role of lead. You can be the star of your own life movie in your personal life, in your work, and at home. Vivienne Posch, interviewed by John Golden, explores how to be the star of your life movie.
This expert interview explores:
- How to be bigger than your environment
- How to create your way in life using self-confidence
Don’t Be An Extra:
We all grow up in a certain environment. Although there are a lot of different factors that influence our development as people, our environment of origin often determines, and at the very least as a significant influence, on where we go in life. If you come from a poor family, you’re programmed to live a certain way, that is likely different from the way that people who grew up in an entrepreneurial family were programmed. This is important because most people don’t take the time to really think about where they’re going in life, or the path ahead of them. They might get a job at a company, and simply fit in and just try to clock in and clock out to pay bills. They are extras in their own movie. Instead, be the star of your movie! Create a lifestyle around you, and what you want. Be very clear about your life’s purpose, and then live what you love to do. If you start to ask yourself what you really want out of life and your job and truly explore your motivations, you will realize that you can do anything you want. Most of us don’t grow up with parents that acknowledge the potential we all have, and we grow up in a box or a prison. You cannot escape from prison if you don’t know you’re in one. So learn to escape the prison of your thoughts in order to break out of the extra role and start being the star of your life.
Creating Your Own Role:
With the way that businesses and people are evolving, you have to be more flexible and agile, and be ready to grab opportunities whenever they come your way. Getting a job at a company and spending your entire career there isn’t the norm anymore, and it can be difficult for people to live with that uncertainty. But, there is a solution. Instead of looking for certainty outside of themselves, certainty can be found if you look inward. If you don’t have certainty within yourself, you will never find true certainty in life. You need to depend on yourself. If you depend on yourself, you can develop your personality and become the star of your own movie, and create your own role, no matter what things get thrown at you. If you have the self-confidence to tackle obstacles, you can embrace whatever comes your way.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.