Thursday, June 30th, 2011 — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Summer Edition #175
Russell R. Shippee
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It's time to ASK.

Today I'm asking for your opinion, because I value your opinion.

I have five potential new book titles and I'd like to know which one resonates most with you. Click here for the list and select the title you like best. It'll take less than 30 seconds. Thanks!

Last week we talked about rejection. If you missed it click here and read last week's letter. Then, read this one. It's time to ASK. Every day is a day to ASK.

Rejection struck a cord. LG even said it was "Your best letter." Let's hope he'll be able to say that about future letters! Me, I just hope it inspires you to keep going and keep doing. Carol S, a 30 year plus associate of mine, had the closed guess. Last week we asked how many publishers had reject Jack Canfield's Chicken Soup book. Carol guessed 140 and the actual number was 144. I owe Carol lunch!

Today we are at the half way mark for the year. If you are not where you'd like to be it's time to ask. Ask for help. Ask for the order. Ask as needed.

Cameron asks all day long. I may say no, but he keeps asking, learning and growing. We should be no different than the kids. Keep asking, keep learning, and keep succeeding.

There will be no letter next week. Then, we'll be back, we'll have a schedule of new TeleSeminars and other things for you. The workbook is being revised. Actually, it is revised and is being tested. Testing is key. Take the time to test your products and what you are doing.

Next week we'll be working, but we'll also be getting inspiration at the beach and golf course. Isn't it funny how our best ideas seem to come when we are not at the desk working? Recreation and time off, recharges and inspires us. Enjoy some time off and you'll find yourself more productive and effective.

For those in the USA have a great 4th of July.
For all others, you have a great day also!



Shatter Your Speed Limits
by Wendy Lipton-Dibner

Wendy was a speaker at the conference I attended two weeks ago, and I liked her. The book is a great read, a great story, but one that will STOP you in your TRACKS and give you FOOD FOR THOUGHT. If you want a meaningful life, read it. If you want an exciting life, read it. If there is more to life for you than what you have lived, read it. Buy the book, it's in our bookstore NOW.



"I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else."

Winston Churchill

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears this is true."

James Cabel

"Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist."

Robert G Allen

“Within every desire is the mechanics of its fulfillment. ”

Deepak Chopra


Kids ask and that is why we learn so fast and do so much at an early age. I'm not afraid to ask, and I am not concerned about rejection. I just want to learn and grow.

During our time off I plan to learn how to swim. I want to go to the beach, swim, play, and build sand castles. Oh, and have lunch with Pop, Mimi, and my mom and dad. I'll ask, and they will all say YES.

Pop never rejects me. He does however say NO.
That's different.

Pop will be on the radio show "Secrets of Success" WHPC 90.3 FM on July 6th at 4 PM and July 10th at 7:30 AM. Tune in!
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If you don’t ask you are already rejected. You rejected yourself. Give others an opportunity to reject you.” Jack Canfield

Most people are so afraid of rejection that they won’t ask. According to Jack Canfield, that means you have rejected yourself. That has to hurt, and lower your self esteem.

I like Jack’s idea of giving others a chance to reject you. Well, he did just that when he tried to find a publisher for his Chicken Soup book. He was rejected over 140 times until he found the publisher that said YES.

Could you be rejected that many times and continue to ask? He did. He had a lifetime goal to sell 1 BILLION books. Guess what? He’s sold over one half a BILLION to date. Not bad for someone who over 140 publishers rejected.

Think of the money he’s earned. Think of how his life has changed. Lucky? Sure. But, he made his luck by hard, focused work. He did not take “no” for an answer. He knew his book was good.

Where have you rejected yourself? Where have you quit?

There is someone waiting to say YES to you. You have to work for it, you have to have a good product, but there is someone, ideally many, who will say YES. Your job is simple. Do your best and then ask until you are told YES.

Why should we worry about rejection? Why should we worry about someone saying NO? What we do and say is not for everyone. Their rejection is more about them and where they are at the moment than it is about us. Our job is to believe in ourselves and ask until we find the ones who will say YES.

Many of the famous people in history were rejected often before they hit the big time. We have all heard of the ones such as Lincoln. What we haven’t heard of is the multitudes of others. I dare say most highly successful people were rejected more than once before they hit the big time YES.

What about you? Have you rejected yourself? What are you good at that you want to do but are afraid you’ll be rejected, no one will like it, buy it, or listen to it? What’s the music in you that you have not let out? Well, let it out. Practice it. Work at it.

When ready, ask. Keep asking until you hear YES. It’s your life. It’s your adventure. Make it an exciting adventure. The rejection makes the YES all the more valuable.

Every rejection gets you closer to YES.

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