Louise Hay just celebrated her birthday. When she was 58 (1984), she opened Hay House Publishing, as a way to self-publish her first two books. Both books became international bestsellers (You Can Heal Your Life sold over 40 million copies to date), establishing Louise as a leader in the transformational movement. At the age of 90, she continues to actively participate in the empire that spawned out of her desire to heal herself from emotional wounds and physical illness.

His natural speed was noticed by coaches in elementary school. Under the tutelage of a coach, he began training as a sprinter. At the age of 15, he entered the world stage at the World Junior Championships becoming the youngest World-Junior Gold Medalist ever for the 200-meter dash. Coming off a victorious performance at the 2016 Olympics, Usain Bolt is known as “the fastest man alive” participating in 4 Olympic Games, smashing 3 world records, and winning 9 gold medals.

In both cases, their celebrity burst onto the scene in what seemed like an instant. But that instant was years in the making for Louise and thousands of hours of laser-focused training for Usain Bolt.

Think about this for a minute, the names you and I will become familiar with at the 2020 Olympic games, at this very moment are busy putting in grueling hours of training and conditioning for that one potential moment of glory that could change their life forever, giving them ‘overnight success’ status.




That’s the dedication you need in order to become the Expert in your field. It’s what you do before your name becomes familiar among the masses. It’s the work you put in ‘behind the scenes’ that’s going to give you the character and the stamina of an Expert. It’s what you’re doing today, that is going to give you a reputation tomorrow. ‘Click to Tweet!’

It’s not the performance alone. The performance becomes the culmination of the work leading up to that moment. That moment is the tipping point. Without the vision, without the preparation, without the time invested, without mentorship, there is no tipping point.

I did a Google search for ‘overnight success’. It pulled 15,600,000 results. A quick scan through the results points to articles and commentary debunking ‘overnight success’ as anything but plausible. There are stories about the Myths, # of years it takes, and the ‘Real Truths’ about being an Overnight Success.


Who is Success for, really?

– Anyone with a bigger vision for their life.

– Anyone with a desire to become more, to be recognized as ‘special’.

– Anyone inspired to make a mark on the world.

– Anyone that recognizes a tugging from the universe to pay attention to what you’ve been called to do.

Success is for you if when you choose to have it. ‘Click to Tweet!’


I love what Ramit Sethi said in a recent article published by INC,

‘Creating a plan to get 10,000 customers is great, but your initial step should be to get one. You just need to find one paying customer to test if the idea has potential.’ [paraphrased]. You can interchange the word ‘customers’ for ‘results’ or ‘dollars’ or ‘first-place victories’.



‘Where you are is exactly where you need to be, to see where you are going.’                             ‘Click to Tweet!’


Here’s the good news about creating Success as an Expert,

You don’t need to wait until the end of a season.

You don’t need to use the start of the year to get going.

You don’t have to lose 15lbs to begin.

You don’t need to have your website complete.


You just need to make the decision that you are taking a new direction toward a vision that is meaningful to you and then act on it. It can happen from anywhere, at any time, at any age. It starts with a desire and requires a decision to back it up plus an action to spark momentum.

Your overnight success may be a few years down the road. That’s perfectly normal. An Olympic athlete has the advantage of knowing exactly when the opportunity is and how much time he has to prepare. As an Expert, you must decide when the opportunity is and prepare accordingly. With that information, you can strategize and plan your Overnight Success.


I’d like you to try this right now. Stand up. Look down at your feet. Now look up and all around you. Where are you headed?



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