Here is the full text and audio of author Fabienne Fredrickson’s talk titled “Activating Your Potential for Greatness” at TEDxNewBedford conference.
Fabienne Fredrickson is an inspirational mentor to thousands of clients worldwide, an author, international speaker and founder of The Client Attraction Business School™ and ClientAttraction.com.
Listen to the MP3 audio here:
What if everything in your life up to now has not been random? What if, in fact, everything – the good and the not-so-good – has gone exactly according to plan?
I’d like for you to imagine that you are in your home, and you are entertaining friends and family and they’re all in the other room, and I’d like for you to imagine that you’re baking up some brownies.
And you know, if you’re a baker like me, you know that when that brownie is almost done, the hit of chocolate gets into the air and it’s irresistible.
And imagine that because that hit of chocolate got into the air, somebody comes in, let’s say your friend, and says, “What are you doing in here? It smells divine.” And imagine that your response is “Never mind. This is none of your business. Get out.”
Startled, they leave. You take the brownies out of the oven, you cut them up, you lift them and put them onto a tray, and instead of picking up your tray and going towards your friends and family to share your brownies, imagine instead that you decide to go in the other direction, sit down at the kitchen table and eat every single brownie by yourself.
What does that make you? Greedy, stingy – right? Because you’re not sharing your brownies.