How To Be Successful

So you want to know how to be successful?  Watch today’s video to see my thoughts on how to be successful in life starting today.


This is going to be a good one.

Hey welcome back to The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses. I am glad you’re here because today I want to share something with you that I thought was pretty freakin profound.

I was reading something on the internet, I don’t remember what it was, but whatever it was there was a quote in it that struck me as enough that I actually wrote it down in my notebook and that is this:

You can’t make yourself successful, only other people can make you succeed.

So, unattributed quote, source unknown, google, no help.

How To Be Successful

But if you think about it is so true.

What is the most important thing in business? Sales.

Who buys your product? Other people. Other people make you successful.

If you want to be a speaker, who listens to you speak? Other people. Other people make you successful.

If you want to write a book, how do you get on the best sellers list? By other people reading your book. Other people make you successful.

This is why it is so important to invest in others, because I’ve said it so many times you guys, you get out of life what you put in.

When you support people, they may not buy from you, they may not be your market, but they will be your advocate. They will go out and they will tell other people about about you, about your products and those other people will buy from you.

Say Thank You

I’d like for ya’ll to do me a favor. Think about somebody in your life that’s helped you, that has lifted you up and tell them “thank you.” You can send an email, it can be a phone call, you can write an actual note.  We’re still allowed to do that. But there is someone in your life that is helping to make you a success so go and tell them thank you for being supportive and for being that person in your life.

Make Others Successful

You know what? Do me another favor too.  Build someone else up.

Go to the craft fair and buy a handmade good.

That new kid that’s fresh out of college at your company, take them out to lunch and see if there is a way that you can mentor them.

Send an encouraging tweet to somebody that you think needs it, we build people up in big and small ways and they all matter.

Because yes, other people will make you successful, but when you make other people successful, you are making yourself a success also.

Wrap Up

Short video this week but I hope it’s given you a lot to think about. Thumbs up on the video if you find it encouraging , leave me a comment down below and let me know who you thank and who you are going to build up this week. And I will talk to you next time.  Take care!


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