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Old September 29, 2002, 05:00 PM
Pete Godfrey
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Default Re: Close... but no cigar.

> Hi Michael,

I bought the success report yesterday and what you reveal is absolutely true. It' the main reason that drives me to finish my offline newsletter on time, even though friends and family beckon me on a Sunday afternoon. It gets me up early in the morning when my family is still alseep ... making sure I have returned all the answers to questions from my subscribers. It's the force that keeps me going when I start a new project, keeps me focused until it is complete.

Michael, I buy a lot of info products. Some a good, some fall short of the advertising copy. Your success report lived up to it's promises and more.

Now I've always known about what you reveal ... but I've never articulated it ... never been able to leverage this concept in my business.

That has now changed. So thanks to you Michael, I will now rectify the situation.

Pete Godfrey

Hi Linda!

> This certainly is an interesting thread.

> What is particularly interesting is how
> close some people are to the REAL,
> underlying driving force, but not quite
> close enough.

> Tenacity. Determination. Persistence. Are
> all fine things to have. There is no denying
> that. And those attributes have been touted
> by the "gurus" for ages.

> But even they miss the real driving force.
> They fail to look one level deeper.

> What makes someone tenacious? What makes
> someone determined? What makes someone
> persist?

> Fine to say to persist, or to be determined,
> or to be tenacious. But these aren't things
> that can be switched on like a light. - Not
> unless you know the force which drives those
> things.

> It's not written about in "Unlimited
> Power" or "Think And Grow
> Rich" or "Success Through A
> Positive Mental Attitude" or "The
> Greatest Salesman In The World" or
> "The Richest Man In Babylon" or
> "The Magic of Thinking Big" or
> "The Success System That Never
> Fails" or "Riches Within Your
> Reach" or "The Lazy Man's Way To
> Riches" or whatever other book on
> success you can name.

> There is no chapter, or book, by these gurus
> that deals with the underlying driving force
> explicitly.

> It may be in their books... buried deep
> somewhere and only someone who knows what it
> is will actually spot it. For instance, it
> is on page 83 of The Lazy Man's Way To
> Riches but it is never stated. It is hidden.
> And I don't think hidden on purpose. Hidden
> only because it happened to be part of what
> Karbo was writing about. Because if he knew
> what it was, he would surely have mentioned
> it. In fact, if any of the gurus knew it,
> they would mention it in their books.

> They would cease telling everyone to have a
> positive mental attitude, and belief, and
> affirmations and so on, because those things
> aren't necessary when you know the real
> driving force.

> You have even used it. It's in your story
> posted on the front page of Sowpub
> (
> but you never explicitly mention it.

> I use it. Dien uses it. The results are here
> to see. What it is exactly, though, is not
> mentioned, and has not yet been mentioned in
> this thread. And as I said earlier, I am not
> going to mention it either because it's in
> The Success Report and if you want to know
> the underlying force that actually powers it
> all... the thing that makes you persist, be
> determined and be tenacious, then invest a
> few bucks and get it.

> Michael Ross