I have known for a long time that the company you keep has a very strong bearing on who you become. Yet here recently I have had quite a few examples of this very thing happening, just to make a point of it I will relate this one example. Flying an airplane had never been on my list of things that I wanted to do. Airplanes, helicopters and such were intriguing, yet I never had a burning desire to become a pilot. After meeting and listening to Nelson Nash, pilot and author of Becoming Your Own Banker, give his seminar a few times, flight became much more interesting. Next on the scene, we had a client who was a pilot as well. One day he took all of us up to fly around in his airplane and do you know what happened? The flying bug bit me! So the short of a long story is; I received my pilot’s certificate in the mail this last Monday.
This phenomenon can work for good or bad, depending on the decision that you make about who you spend your time with. How does this happen? I don’t know of anything that offers a better explanation than the little book entitled The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale. In his book, he states that this, in fact, is the strangest secret, “A man becomes what he thinks about all day long.” It is important, that whatever it is that you want to accomplish, you surround yourself with the right “crowd” otherwise, you could start feeling like the lone ranger, or worse yet, be influenced to do things that you do not want to be doing. Also, as Mark Twain warned us, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." So, when I was getting my pilots license, guess who I spent time around? Pilots of course, I don’t think that there was anybody more excited to have me be a pilot too.
I want to liken this to Becoming Your Own Banker. If you are determined to be an excellent banker, who will you spend time with?
When my Dad (Dr. Tom McFie) learned about Becoming Your Own Banker, he immediately surrounded himself with people of excellence in that field. To this day he still spends time learning from the people that have become great bankers. This is the reason that he is one of the best bankers, and the best IBC coaches available.
Furthermore because we want you to become the best banker that you can possibly be, we strive to provide you with the best possible encouragement, resources and service. We know that you will make others feel that they too can become great … your comments on our website, and our facebook fan page do just that… real stories, of real people, doing great things, are the seeds of hope that encourage others to do great things too.
Right now we have three noteworthy upcoming events that are great places to “hang” with like-minded people:
The Free Webinar on Aug 7th
The “Power Workshop” in Chicago on Sept 21st
The Mexican Riviera Cruise with All Power Seminars
So if you want to be bit by the “Banking Bug”, start hanging with those who are infected already. Once you get a good case of it yourself you’ll be able to enjoy and benefit from all the symptoms and side effects. And there will be nobody that is more excited to see you Become Your Own Banker than the people that are banking already….as shown by a comment that came in from one of our clients this week, “I… think this IBC concept needs to be used by more people.”
by Ben McFie