I often kick myself for not buying stock in Google during its IPO. It’s been a little over six years and look what Google has become. It’s a massive behemoth of information that is completely unavoidable if you live in today’s society and have a computer, smart phone, PDA, laptop, or iPAD. It’s valuable. Initially there were doubters who said Google was the next trend, next fad or wouldn’t last. People intelligent and brave enough to ignore those doubters are laughing all the way to the bank with their stock dividend checks. They were able and willing to get in on the ground floor.
It’s always risky when you try something new; venture into unknown territories. It can be financially risky in some cases and emotionally risky in others. Every new relationship is a risk and so are business ventures. Being able to conquer those fears and initial doubts can sometimes have very big payoffs in the long run for those who are determined, faithful, steadfast and resilient. However, as human beings, we deal with so much disappointment that we find it difficult to put ourselves at risk when dealing with other human beings. Whether it’s a company’s IPO, a person’s business idea, or the prospect of a new relationship with someone, we have difficulty thinking beyond our initial fears to see the potential payoff of the investment. That is what it is; an investment. And you always want a return on your investment. But you have to first make the investment in order to expect any returns. If you sit on the sidelines, waiting to see what might happen, when the investment starts to out perform what you thought it would, you won’t gain as much by investing in it at that point as the person who got in on the ground floor.
As I build The Company, The Woman and The Brand of Super Woman, there are a lot of people sitting on the sidelines, waiting to see what might happen. They have no interest in investing in me, my ideas or my company. They believe it to be a trend, a fad, something that won’t last. Not because that’s my track record, because it isn’t – it is because of their fears. There are men who have tried to dissuade me from my pursuit of greatness by offering me their companionship (as if it will satisfy my desire for success). There are men who don’t want to have a relationship with me because as of today, I am not as successful as I strive to be, or because they are fearful that my success will one day overshadow theirs. There are even the men that say they will come to my events, but somehow, never manage to show up. If they do, they arrive after the event has concluded. Either way, instead of providing moral support for my endeavors they attempt to minimize them. There are also the “so-called friends”, who tell me that they will buy my book, and now that it is available, they are still saying the same thing. In a few short months the second book will be published and they will still be saying the same thing. Of course, when the day comes for me to accept my crown as The Queen of All Media, they will all want to be the first to tell the world that they “knew me back when”, knowing that they failed to get in on the ground floor. Super Woman Productions and Publishing LLC is currently in its IPO phase. It’s new, it’s bright, and it’s shiny. But it is not a fad, a trend or something that won’t last. I’m working to build a media and publishing empire that can be sustained long term and inherited by my grandchildren. I’m working to put other aspiring authors on the path to success.
I’m blessed to have real friends and loved ones, even a few fans, who believe in me, what I say and what I do. There is one person that comes to mind who is intelligent enough to get in on the ground floor. He recognizes that I’m not “just talking”; I’m doing. He sees my ambition; he understands it and respects it. He also knows that at the end of the day, the people who don’t support me today don’t really bother me. It’s the people who do support me that matter most. It’s the people who are unafraid to buy a copy of my book, interview me, support me however they can, that will see the benefits later on. It is the people who tell me something I’ve said to them has made a difference in their lives that keep me moving forward. I understand basic human nature enough to know that as long as I do what I need to, those same people who think that The Company, The Woman and The Brand of Super Woman will not last, will eventually regret not making an investment during my IPO. It’s a personal choice to get in on the ground floor. Either way, my stock is rising and this is just the beginning.