Sara Blakely is the creator of Spanx. Yeah, she’s the one who created herself into the world’s youngest female billionaire.
Well, I recently listened to an interview of Miss Blakely, and WOW! It was chock-full of positive news that you might want to use.
When asked about the secret to her amazing success, Sara said that when she was 16 years old, her dad gave her a set of Wayne Dyer tapes (audio, not duct — for those of you younger than dirt) called How to Be a No-Limit Person.
Sara reports that she listened to those recordings until she had ALL TEN TAPES memorized. She said that she ALWAYS had the tapes going as she drove. In fact, her friends refused to ride with her because they couldn't
bear to hear Wayne’s No-Limit yammering over and over and over again.
Hmmm… I wonder if they’d ride with her now.
Anyway, Sara said that all of those positive recordings retrained her brain.
Through them she learned how to deal with any and all of life’s obstacles by asking two questions —
Where is the blessing in this?
Where is the opportunity?
Fast-forward about 10 years, and Miss Blakely found herself cutting the feet off of a pair of pantyhose so that she could make her butt look smaller under her jeans…
POP QUIZ TIME!
At that moment, did Miss Blakely ask —
Will a new ThighMaster help me get rid of this butt?
Will the papaya diet help me get rid of this butt?
Should I break down and just buy bigger jeans made to fit this bigger butt?
No, no, and NO!
She asked —
Where is the blessing?
To which she probably answered —
There is absolutely, positively NOTHING blessed about a big butt.
But then she asked —
Where is the opportunity?
To which she answered —
I bet other women have the very same big butt bind.
You got that right, Sister!
The rest is billionaire history.
Now, if you've been around the sun a few times, you know that every single day of the year comes complete with at least one obstacle. What wonderful things might happen in your life, if you embraced those Sara Blakely questions?
I mean, come on! If those questions can defeat a big butt —
They can do ANYTHING!
PROMPT: Test out those questions with some of the obstacles that get tossed your way today. And while you’re at it, start feeding your brain some positive messages the way Sara did back when she was a wicked-smart teen. Some folks go for the almighty affirmation, some use visualization, and some look to books or recordings for inspiration. Whatever gives you a positive hit – try to fit it into each and every day. And if your first thoughts of “positive” involve the words “evening news” or “reality” TV — WE NEED TO TALK.