Be Bold Yet Humble
A few years ago I was taught a concept “Be Bold on the Outside yet Humble on the Inside” by my friend and mentor Ellie Drake. Ellie Drake is president and CEO of BraveHeart Productions, and she has a social networking site for woman with a purpose, called Braveheart Women.
She Walked Her Talk
Ellie not only taught me this concept through her coaching, she taught me this concept by her actions. She truly “walked her talk” as I saw her grow from being a very successful personal growth coach into the creator of the globally renown Braveheart Women Global Community.
When I first heard Ellie on a CD, I felt so moved that I called her and immediately hired her to coach me personally. Her story was so inspiring and her energy flowed right through the phone! (Ellie is an immigrant who came to America speaking very little English. She had very little resources, however she had a strong desire, and she became a doctor, an inspirational speaker, a coach, and a millionaire!) She was “magnetic”! When Jim Rohn says “Success is something you attract by the person you become“, he was talking about a person like Ellie.
Success Leaves Tracks
I learned so much from Ellie during those years as we continued to “mastermind” together. Over the years as I studied and learned from many successful people, I saw that every one of them had this quality of being “Bold on the Outside, yet Humble on the Inside“. It took me years to truly understand and apply many of the concepts Ellie tried to teach me back then. Every time I felt afraid, I remembered her words and knew that all successful people feel fear, yet they still move forward. One of my favorite lines comes from the movie Princess Diaries II… “Courage is not the absence of Fear, it’s just the decision that something else is more Important“. Once I moved forward, the synchronistic events started to happen in my life. Then I remembered to also always “Be Humble on the Inside“.
Here’s our video on Be Bold Yet Humble:
Ellie Told Me To Create Videos
In 2008, Ellie told me to create videos and put them out on the internet, however, I delayed as I struggled to learn and gain the confidence to finally do both in 2009. Thank you Ellie for your words of wisdom and your “heart print” which remains deep in my soul. I continue to “live today as if it is the best day of my life so when it is the last day of my life, it’ll be the best day of my life” — Ellie Drake.
Successful people are always learning and they are always on the cutting edge. That’s why I love to learn and “hang around” people who are where I want to be. It’s not always easy because we are always growing and learning, however, it is always exciting! As Jim Rohn says “Don’t join an easy crowd. You won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high.“
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