Linda Zander, Founder/CEO Super Sized Success and Pioneer of the Maximum Riches Formula™, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.
Linda Zander joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.
Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.
“Here at Super Sized Success, we are committed to delivering the next generation definition and model of success imperative for attaining and sustaining success amid today’s global challenges. I am so very honored, excited and grateful to accept Forbes invitation to join their World-renowned entrepreneur and leadership community. Our alliance with the iconic Forbes global media brand will enable us to broaden our impact worldwide through its on-going mission to promote entrepreneurial innovation across a broad range of platforms.” Linda Zander
Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Linda Zander into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”
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The musical fantasy film, The Wizard of Oz, became an icon of American popular culture, was named the most watched movie on television and the National Film Registry called for it to be preserved because of it being “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant”. And, mothers everywhere lullaby their children to sleep singing the films academy award winning best original song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”
The movie and its characters, through powerful storytelling, have tapped into the core of our human emotions. Who among us hasn’t wanted to run away from home to escape our problems, gotten lost, and wanted to believe that if we just wished hard enough, our dream would become a reality and we’d magically be transported to our ideal life.
“Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far Behind me”
A wonderful fantasy indeed. Success, however, isn’t “somewhere over the rainbow”. But, hold on. Don’t be discouraged. I have something even more exciting for you. Success is right in front of you! That is, if you dare, not only to dream it, but to believe and take action on it each and every day. There exist two brands of dreamers: #1. the dreamers who endlessly dream and #2. the dream-makers. The latter brand of dreamers are the ones who know a dream is non-reality until it is made manifest into reality.
If you desire to move from dreamer to dream-maker, there is one simple, yet magical success behavior, you must adopt. Should you decide to embrace it, you will attain your dream in minimum time – regardless if your skies are cloudy or blue. The magical singular step is …. Don’t Wait.
Here Are the 5 Common Signs You’re Delaying Your Success:
1. Waiting for the perfect future day to begin taking action. Monday, after the holidays, the New Year or until the beginning of the month. Just start now. Take action.
2. Waiting on “the one” person (the Wizard of OZ syndrome). Don’t put all your eggs in one basket by courting only one person to deliver you what you need or want. Do keep moving forward planting more seeds of opportunity until you achieve results. Don’t stand in a hold position while waiting for a “yes” from a single source.
3. Engaging in the “someday” syndrome. “Someday when I get enough money”, “someday when I feel better about myself”, or “once this problem is resolved”. There is always a way to take action regardless of any current circumstances.
4. Living in the big picture dream without having a plan. Don’t just have a plan, but know specifically what you want. It’s very important to know what it means if for example, when you say “I want to be rich”. What is rich? Is it money? How much? You must know. Once you do, then you can detail out a plan and time line to achieve it.
5. Playing it too safe by not taking calculated risks. A sure sign that fear is getting the best of you and causing delays. Get out there. Be daring. A “no” is just a step closer to victory. Don’t wait for your work to be “perfect” because that time will never come.
“Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days…What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has Magic, Power and Genius in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dorothy, swept up in a tornado, lands in an unfamiliar, challenging landscape far away from home. She keeps moving forward regardless of what obstacles she faces on her path to finding the magical one person who holds the power to whisk her safely and happily home. In the end, her journey taught her an invaluable truth. That she alone held the power to make her dream come true.
In closing my shocking confession: I was hit by a tornado when I discovered I had a life-threatening condition. I was told that I needed to stop running marathons, vegetarianism, and living in the city. The experts all agreed I should stop working, give up my career and avoid all stress. The journey to find the one person who would save me by telling me that I didn’t have to give up my values and goals to survive was fraught with scary nay-saying characters. The Wizard never appeared. I had to be courageous and be my own guide. I kept moving forward to achieve my goals whether I’d be here for a mere few months or many years to come. I discovered that, I alone, held the power within me to take me safely home to live the life of my dreams.
In the tech world of computers, a “timed out” status refers to a connection being cancelled if an expected input is not received after a specified time. “Timed out” may be techy terminology, but it sure does have real time application to the business of how to attain maximum success in minimum time.
There isn’t anything high tech about how to attain the success you want in minimum time. There exists a simple set of basic human behaviors that can short-cut your time to success and prevent you from having to experience the dreaded “timed out” status and then having to go through the “fix connection” hassle which, as you know, often does not solve the problem and causes a lot of stress and lost time.
What I’m getting at is something that as an entrepreneur and success coach I personally encounter and witness all too frequently; people seeking opportunity who do not follow through. Failure to follow through in a timely manner, which consequently, results in a lost opportunity. They’ve literally, timed themselves out of success. The ultra-successful do not wait for those who delay. They keep moving forward no matter what. In the space of time that a connection has gone cold; i.e., where expected input not received in a promised or reasonable time frame, the connection is dropped.
It’s plain to see how just one connection alone timed out can cause delay to one’s own success, let alone where one is in the habit of not following up or through in a timely manner.
“You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.” Benjamin Franklin
Here’s How to Short Cut Your Way to Success and Avert Timed Out Success
1. Show up on time. No, there really isn’t a socially acceptable fudge factor.
2. Express enthusiasm. Connection gets chilly where there’s no live wire.
3. Don’t just show up on time, but also deliver what was promised. Repeated multiple connections to deliver will result in a lost connection.
4. Make the connection process and delivery of goods and services promised as easy on your prospect as possible.
5. Be consistent. Don’t be hot one minute and cold the next. Avoid going dark (silent) then out of the blue start bombarding with messages.
6. Listen more than speak.
7. Be realistic in the pursuit of your connections. Pursue connections that provide mutual benefit, common interest and matching objectives.
8. Be Truthful in all your communications and representations.
Lastly, if you’ve lost that loving feeling for the work that you are doing, then it’s time to take a constructive time out. Asses if you can restore your own connection to it or if it’s time to end that connection and find a new love connection.
In closing my shocking confession: A person came to me seeking a large amount of JV Money for their high-profile project. This person exhibited readiness, willingness, financial preparedness and an urgency to get the deal done quickly. I was impressed by their follow through. They were on top of it all the time…that is to say…until mid-deal. Suddenly, and after I secured a commitment for a large amount of capital beyond what they thought possible, he went dark. Zero communication—via any mode of contact. I was worried about him. I thought for sure he must have had an accident of some kind. So, there I am, money in hand, and I’m out in nowhere land. It was hard to believe that after all the time, energy and expense he put into the deal, he would just vanish. But, that’s what happened. Months later, I get a phone call asking if the deal was still on the table. My answer: NO. Shortly thereafter, a colleague of mine told me he had experienced the same thing with this entrepreneur. Word got out. Nobody will touch him now.