GSW 31 | Thinking Big


We may not like it, but our challenges make us stronger. For Mindy Deeble, the greatest challenge she encountered in her life was a pivot her family had to make when she was 12 years old. The economy had crashed and they had to move into this tiny, little shack with nine people living in it. Mindy describes it as one of the hardest points in her life but one of the most valuable as well because it taught her to be grateful, to be kind, and to be an asset to the people around her. She is now a legend in the network marketing arena. She has worked directly with leadership expert John C. Maxwell, been a judge on The Celebrity Apprentice, and been featured in Prosper magazine and in Success from Home Magazine eight years in a row, and trained on stages across the country. Mindy joins Dan McCormick to share that our circumstances don’t define what we can create. We just have to think big and change the script.

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Thinking Big With Mindy Deeble

This is episode number 31 now. I couldn’t be more thrilled. If you’re new to the show, this is truly on behalf of the great legend Og Mandino 52 years ago when he pinned that unbelievable parable with Hafid and Pathros. That book became an iconic classic instantly as soon as Rich DeVos stood on stage at the Amway Corporation and shared that with his audience. Lo and behold, I have the good fortune of being the ambassador of the company and finding the greatest salespeople in the world every single week. It is so much fun to do.

If you’re new to the show, know that we love your comments. We love your questions. Tell us who you are. Tell us where you’re from. If you’re reading the episode at a later date, you can like the episode. You can like us on Facebook. You can go to the webpage, You can pick up all of the previous episodes. You can leave us a review on your favorite podcast site and all of those fantastic things. It is always fantastic to welcome my guest. It is none other than Boise, Idaho, Mindy Deeble. How are you doing?

I am doing great. I’m doing awesome. I’m so excited to be here. It’s an honor to be here.

I’m going to ask you the opening question in a moment. I remember we sat down next to each other. We’re at a mastermind group and within minutes, you and I are talking. You asked me, “What is your favorite book?” Do you remember?

I totally remember, yes.

We strike up the conversation and you told me your amazing experiences with it as well. From a value proposition, of course, everybody’s got busy schedules and busy lives, I love to ask the greatest salespeople in the world at the top of each show. What are the three things that you think have shaped your life that has put you on stage in front of 20,000 people at a time, The Celebrity Apprentice, top-distributor in two companies, millions and tens of millions of dollars in distributors? What do you think those three things are that shape your life for each and every day of your life?

GSW 31 | Thinking Big

Thinking Big: Sometimes we don’t like our challenges, but they are what make us strong.


I love this question, and it made me think. We always talk about that challenges make you stronger. I realized that through my challenges, that is what made me stronger. Sometimes we don’t like our challenges, but that is what makes us strong. My top three, my first one would be my amazing parents. I grew up in a family of seven kids. I’m the oldest of seven. I saw my parents struggled. We didn’t have a lot of money. My dad was a Wonder Bread salesman. My mom was at home with all the kids. I saw him leave at 4:00 in the morning, every Monday morning. He only had Wednesdays off and he would work until 7:00, 8:00 at night.

I saw him do that day in and day out and that sacrifice. I remember my mom looking at the checkbook every day and worried about how she was going to pay the bills. I remember going to school clothes shopping and her worried about calculating it out with a calculator like, “How are we going to pay for this?” At one point in my life when I was twelve years old, this was a pivotal moment for me, the economy had crashed and my parents moved us into this tiny, little shack. It was just this tiny house. We had one bathroom, nine people living in it and three bedrooms. That was it.

I remember being frustrated. There were five years of my life because it was right during middle school. Those are the important times that you want to be accepted, you want to feel important, and you want to fit in with everybody and I was an oddball. I lived in this tiny little house and didn’t want anybody to know where I lived. That experience, that five years of seeing my parents sacrificed, me realizing that it was hard. Even though I saw the work ethic, they taught me so much. They taught me to be grateful. In fact, they taught me three things that were so important be gratitude, be kind, and be an asset. During that five years, I realized that if it’s to be, it’s up to me. Nobody else is going to make it happen but me. It taught me accountability. My first thing was that I learned accountability. I learned that if it’s to be, it’s up to me and at thirteen years old, I’m selling golf balls on a golf course. I had to pay for everything. I paid for my cheerleading uniforms. I even paid for the shampoo for my hair. That was what it was. I’m so grateful for that experience because of what it taught me. That was number one.

Number two was marrying the love of my life. Surrounding myself with people that inspired and lifted me higher were important. My husband believed in me so much. He loved me. He supported me in everything that I did, and then of course, having my kids. My family would be number two. My kids gave me a bigger purpose in life. They made me stepped to a higher level because I had to perform at my greatest with love, service, and adding value. I had to learn all that just by serving my kids and wanting them to also rise to the occasion. I had to be that example.

Number three is the interconnection of personal growth. At twenty years old, I had some great mentors and I was introduced to the network marketing industry. I had icons who taught me a ton. The interesting thing is at twenty years old, I didn’t make a lot of money in network marketing. I didn’t. It was the opportunity that my circumstances don’t define what I can create. Whatever I’m at now, I wrote the script, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t change that script. The Greatest Salesman in the World was introduced to me at twenty years old. That was huge for me, and then also The Magic of Thinking Big. Those two books literally changed my life.

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I will tell you a little story about The Greatest Salesman in the World. I remember reading about Hayford. I was starving, hungry and I wanted more in my life. I didn’t know how to create it, but I wanted more. I related so much to him because I was willing to do whatever it took. I believe that there are three types of people. There are winners, quitters, and winners who haven’t won yet. That’s it. I don’t believe in failures. I just believe that they’re quitters. I was a winner, but I hadn’t won yet. That winning attitude was in my heart, but I needed a vehicle to make it happen and I didn’t realize that it was personal growth. That was my vehicle. The more that I grew, the more that I could add value to other people, and then the bigger my income would be. It’s The Greatest Salesman in the World and then The Magic of Thinking Big.

Fast forward a little bit, sometimes we read books, but we don’t implement them and that was me. At twenty years old, I had literally, by the time I was 26, four kids. I went like crazy and worked like crazy. When I was 30, I got out of network marketing. I went into traditional business, and because of personal growth, we did well in traditional business. I remember, “We thought we should go into the franchise world.” We started a truck bed lining company. The very first day that we opened the doors, I knew we made a massive mistake. We put our savings into it. I don’t know if you’ve ever done this down before. Our butt was on the line. We had a second mortgage on our home.

I remember thinking, “We have big problems, huge problems.” That thought came to me from a mentor when I was twenty, he said, “When you have problems, you can overcome anything. You can overcome any challenges, but you have to become bigger than those problems.” I’m thinking, “How do I become bigger?” I got to start personally growing. I got to start implementing the things that I know to do, but I got to dive in again. I grabbed The Magic of Thinking Big book because of the hope it gave me from when I was twenty. It taught me so much, the same with The Greatest Salesman in the World. I’m not sure why because those two books were life-changing to me.

In that book, it said to make a little commercial for yourself or a statement of something like, “What do you want your life to be like? Don’t look at where your life is right now, but what do you want it to look like?” You have to know at that age, I was driving a 1988 Chevy Corsica and this was 2004. It had a million miles on it and had no air conditioning. It was crazy. I wasn’t a strong business person. I learned a lot. I was a mom of four kids and at that time, I was a preschool teacher. I knew in order to get to the next level of my life, I had to become bold and strong. I had to be more of a people person and a leader. I never thought of myself as a salesperson either, by the way.

In that statement, I wrote out everything that I wanted my life to be like. In fact, I wrote it word for word, “I am Mindy Deeble, an important young, successful, kick-butt businesswoman. I get what I want. I have products and services that everyone needs and desires. They want what I have. I talk to people everywhere I go. I love people.” I wrote out the amount of money that I was creating. You have to know, at that time, it was twenty times more than what I had in my bank account. I couldn’t even fathom that much money. I knew that other people had done it, so I thought, “Why not me?” If I’m writing my script, then why not go for the biggest thing ever?

I wrote out these massive goals. These were not goals like, “I’m going to be it.” It was like, “This is who I am. This is what I’m creating.” Here’s what happened. I knew with this truck bed lining company, I would have to go out and sell. I would have to go talk to big business people and that scared me to death because I wasn’t a big business person in my mind. I would say all this statement and at the very end, it said, “Mindy Deeble, nothing can stop you. You look good. You feel good. You are enthusiastic. You are persistent. Failure can’t cope with persistence. Go do what it takes. You’ve got this. You are a multimillionaire. Go forward. Just Do it.” I’d shut my Chevy Corsica door. I’d walk in there like I own the place.

You guys, I was kicking butt. I was selling people like crazy because what comes into your mind comes into your life. That’s what I love about The Greatest Salesman in the World. Those Scrolls taught me persistence. They taught me so many things. It made me who I am now because I attracted that energy to myself. Within five years of that statement that I wrote out, I have created everything in that statement. I know the power of thoughts. When you said you have this show for The Greatest Salesman in the World, this is a classic book. When I tell people, I read it a lot of times, they were like, “I’ve never heard of it.” They think I’m super ancient that I even have this book. We gave this to our entire team because it is so powerful. It’s just ten success principles. If you follow them every single day, you can create whatever you want. That’s how much I believe in them. Hopefully, those three points help you.

GSW 31 | Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big

I always love when people give thought to those three things. In the Ten Commandments, the number one thing with a promise is to honor our parents. I think you did that now beautifully. I grew up in a single parent home. It was a crushing time for me because I didn’t have a connection with mom and dad and the family. I had a different paradigm than you. I want to do it differently than how I saw it happen. Your kids and to be able to honor your husband the way you do and I love it when you guys post pictures of all the joy that you’re having on Facebook. Marrying the love of your life, your family, and then personal growth, those three things were fantastic. It was interesting when we first met. You are the person that you wrote down to be because I could feel our connection within minutes with your energy for personal development, your love and your interest in other people. At the age of twenty, you mentioned that you first signed up in the Amway Corporation, was that right?

I did. Yes.

That’s where it all started, of course, for The Greatest Salesman in the World. Do you recall if it was an easy read for you when you started? Did you have to go back and do it like, “I had to do it twice?”

I did read it twice. The first time I read it, I just loved the Scrolls, honestly. I was so hungry, Dan. I heard from mentors, “Follow the Scrolls. They’re the key to success. If you follow these principles, you’ll understand.” I didn’t understand what it meant to, “I will persist until I succeed.” It’s because I was so young, I didn’t understand that the pathway to success is failure. You’re going to have to go through some failures in order to get there but I ingrained those in my mind. I read the story once, I got into the Scrolls, and then I read the story again.

Every time I read it, it’s so powerful. You reminded me when I ran into you again when we met, I was like, “I got to get that book out and read it again,” because it was such an important part of my entire life. In fact, so much so that I got my son’s whole crew of salespeople reading it now. I read it again in December, and they’re all reading it. I believe every single person in the world should read that book because the success principles make you a better person, but it also helps you sell yourself and be who you were born to be. That’s what I believe.

More importantly, the principles are so deeply ingrained in you. It was interesting for me because I looked back on my life and thinking that it took several years for them to get into me to the point where I can trust it all. I’m taking notes on what you’re saying. We’ll use Napoleon Hill’s comment and I’m not sure what The Magic of Thinking Big calls it, but the main definite purpose statement is, you embody that and you read it to us. You just know that. What did you do during the five years when it was tough?

When it was tough, I ingrained it so much in me that it was who I was. You have to understand that in order to get to the next level of your life, you have to think, act, and talk differently. “No change equals no change.” It’s going to feel uncomfortable. It’s going to fill out there when you first start. It did for me. When I first started reading that statement, it didn’t even feel like I was even that person at all. I’m driving a Chevy Corsica, and my dream was to have a black, shiny Porsche. I would say, “I own a black, shiny brand-new Porsche. I can smell the leather.” Here, I’m driving this clunky, old car.

I remember driving one day and I started to feel like I was driving this Porsche. I could picture this Porsche. I felt it. I started seeing that this is the person that I am. This is who I am. This is what I’m creating. You got to know that you have to be that person before you are that person. You have to create that energy because you attract to you exactly who you are being. In the beginning, I said it three times a day, every day like morning, middle of the day, night. I started saying it with pictures in my mind because that’s super important. Of course, when it got tough, I would say that statement and there are many tough times. There were many times when I would think, “Am I ever going to be able to create this?”

I never gave up. In fact, I said, “Persistent until the miracle. I will persist until I succeed.” That Scroll is amazing, but persistent until the miracle. As long as you continue to go every single day, do your very best, eventually, you will win. That was my attitude. I will persist until I succeed, and I’ll never give up. Everything else will come together if you always are working on you, and you’re implementing everything you’re reading and not just reading it but implement it every single day and then teach it too. Be that example. Be the very best and you can create anything.

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Now, the fact of the matter is, we all resonate with principles. One of the great things, Mindy, for me, is when I read The Magic of Thinking Big. I got my autograph copy out for you, the autograph from Og. Somebody sent that to me eighteen years ago because they knew I talked about them all the time. We resonate with it is because we resonate with truth and principles. To me, these writers of this era didn’t write with the idea of slapping a four-letter word on the cover of a book and putting it on Facebook for the wow factor or in LinkedIn and all that. It was who they were. They were real people. I only met Og one time, but he was just Og. He didn’t talk to anybody else.

I want to go back to what you said. You talked about how you read the story, but then you read the Scrolls over and over. I did that, too. I shortchanged a lot of my young adult life by thinking about Scroll number two. It was such a void in my life, growing up at a little single-parent home, growing up without structure, love, and all of the things that are taught in Scroll number 2, “I would greet this day with love in my heart.” Paul Blanchard from the Og Mandino Company was my guest on the show before. I asked him about, “What are one of your favorite things you’d like to talk about in the Scrolls?” He mentioned what you mentioned. He said, “I want to go back to Hafid and Pathros and them having their dialogue and the discussion.” I have now read that probably 3 or 4 times this year. I love the story. I’m so glad you brought that up because I want to encourage people to not just read the Scrolls because the story is quite powerful there.

It is powerful and he had to persist as well. All of that, that failure can’t cope with persistence, you’re going to continue to fail your way to success. That’s what it is. Thinking about the Scrolls, I wrote this down. There are a few things like different times in my life, the Scrolls have been more important to me. They were all important, but there were certain ones that were more important. When I first read the book, honestly, “Today I Begin a New Life” was what hit me strongly. I realized that it doesn’t matter where I’m at. I can drop the baggage, and I can move forward. I wrote the script, but I can change that script. Now, it’s a blank canvas and I’m going to write a new script. That was the first thing.

Of course, it was, “I will persist until I succeed.” There were a lot of times when I thought, “This is tough. This is rough.” There was a point in my life where I enjoyed and realized how important it was that I am nature’s greatest miracle. We’re all so unique. We all have so many talents. We all have so many gifts to share with the world. Nobody can replace who you are. Nobody can take your place. I learned that along the way. I used to compare myself with every single person around me. Comparison is so terrible, but that was who I was. Especially how I grew up, I wanted to be like everybody else when I was young and I wasn’t. I’ve lived in this tiny little house. I was embarrassed to bring people to it.

When I finally got to a point where I could be like everybody else, and I was comparing myself all the time. I realized, “Nobody can take my place.” Each and every one of you, nobody can take your place. I am so grateful for that principle because it’s so powerful and important. Anyway, “I’m nature’s greatest miracle,” that, was and it has been huge for me in my life. There are so many different Scrolls that I’ve made important in my life at different times. The one that is hitting me hard now is, “I will live each day as if it was my last.” I have now five grandbabies. I’m realizing how short life is. We got to live in the moment and enjoy every moment that we have here. We don’t know when the time is going to come when we won’t be here anymore. That’s the strong one for me. They’re all powerful in so many different ways.

It’s like ancient wisdom literature. It’s like opening the Bible and seeing a scripture that you saw many years ago and you say, “I didn’t get that then.” That parable, that principle, and that teaching moment changes because you and I change. If anybody’s joined us late, it is great to have you. We love your comments. Thank you so much for all that you contribute to the show. Every week, I get to hand-select these amazing people and none other than Mindy Deeble who’s been at the top of her game for many years now. If anybody needs to reach out to Mindy Deeble, you can do so on Facebook. You can message her. I hope you’ll share this. You can also take our show and share it to your team page and personal page if you want to expose other people to the show.

One of the great things about the Og Mandino Company is for many years, it’s been a coaching company, coaching people through the Og Mandino materials. You took the Habit Finder, and we measure people’s thoughts and how they’re aligned. Mindy you and I have worked with thousands of people. We’ve seen a lot of people that just want the money, but they don’t want to do the work. It took me several years to appreciate the work. On behalf of the Og Mandino Company, I want to give a shout-out to what is new at the Og Mandino Company because all of us are on this thing called Facebook. We’re on social media.

GSW 31 | Thinking Big

Thinking Big: The more that you could add value to other people, the bigger your income would be.


What the Og Mandino Company has done is partnered with a white hat hacker from the most amazing places in the world to help create a course and to help you be more effective on Facebook. To help you be more effective, we call it Cracking the Social Code. It’s powered by the Habit Finder. As our little commercial says, “That social currency has never been as valuable as it is right now.” We know that to be true. Facebook is the largest vault. It’s the largest bank in the world. If you want to get to connect with more interested people and do it the way Og would do it like a true connection, then we encourage you to open up this link right here at It’s an entire game-changer to understand what the algorithm is asking you to do and what not to do, when to do it, when not to do it, and you can start cracking the code now.

Thank you so very much Mindy for taking the time. Since we met, I’ve been saying, “We’ve got to find a Wednesday between your grandkids and my grandkids, my work schedule, the holidays, and all the things going on in the world.” It is fantastic that you can take the time here now and see people like your nephew and others on your team that’ll enjoy this and recognize you for what you are, which is the greatest salesperson in the world because you’ve lived it. You’ve embodied it in such a unique way. It was interesting that you talked about several different Scrolls here. I wonder if we couldn’t challenge our readers now, whether it’s live, six months, six years, whatever it is, to go back and reread what you said that’s, “Today I begin a new life.”

While many of our readers now may not be addicted to the bottle like Og was, when he wrote that, he’s going through ten years of a living hell of being an alcoholic. I’m not asking Mindy this. I’m asking the world this. What is your bottle? Is it relationships? Is it fear? Is it money? What is it so that you can say now that, “Today, I begin a new life. I shed my old skin, which has been too long suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity?” I know you grew up in that home with the Wonder Bread salesman. What struck me about that, I’ll never forget we had a toaster when I was a kid. I remember the Wonder Bread, the white wrapper with the blue, the red and the yellow, had fallen on top of the toaster. Every day when I put toast in and it said, “Wonder Bread,” because the plastic had stuck.

We had exactly the same thing. That’s hilarious.

Who could forget Wonder Bread?

Do you remember Hostess cake and Ding Dongs and all that? My dad would sell those as well. It was Continental Baking that he worked for, but yes, Hostess and Wonder Bread.

Let me see if I can shift gears here to add some value. What I’m holding in my hands is all ten of the Scrolls right here. Og had this unbelievable philosophy of living, a way of writing that was very unique. He did it in an amazing way. I like to think of it as a system for personal development success. You and I met, we were with Justin Prince who was on the show. I think he was episode number ten. If you have not read the Justin Prince interview, everybody, go back and read this. You and I spent three straight days with your partner, Jen, and maybe a dozen other distributors in the world, top high-producing people. We talked about not just a system for personal development, but a system for business. I wonder if you could shed light on to be at the top of your game, to be on a stage with 20,000 people, to be on The Celebrity Apprentice, to do all the things you’ve done. When you talk to an audience like we’re talking but when it comes to executing your business, how do you look at systems now and playing a role in that?

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It first starts with you. If you want to assist them in your team, then you first have to be disciplined. Whatever you expect from your team, the speed of the team is the speed of the leader. I have a morning ritual so I have something and it’s a system, get up in the morning. There are certain things that I do every single day to get my day going, get ahead of the game, and make things happen in my life. It starts, “I believe with you.” Of course, duplication. I came from a franchise world and duplication is everything. It’s key to have success. Your team is going to duplicate what you’re doing. Always remember that. If you want people out producing or out doing sells or whatever field you’re in, make sure you’re the one that’s doing that, that you’re the example of that, and that you also have your own daily ritual.

Everything exploded for me in my life in a massive, incredible way. It’s when I got on a daily ritual. I was struggling big time. I was reading the books. I was trying to do. I’ll say, trying to do everything that it took to make it happen, but I didn’t have a system for myself. That’s because a lot of times we let distractions take over. We go along with life instead of us being intentional about life. Having a system makes everything intentional, being intentional about what you’re creating every single day to get the results that you want. Otherwise, you’re just taking whatever results come to you if you’re not intentional with those systems. I don’t know if that answered that question. For me, it’s about me first being intentional, creating a daily ritual for myself, and then implementing that and creating systems within our team to make that all happen.

Everybody reading now, regardless of what company they represent, will have a different comp plan, system, and brick of products that they’re going to use. I had such an amazing experience with the thinking process of the system that Og had. If you even look prior to that, the system that Ben Franklin had, working on those thirteen virtues for 64 years of his life, and then Og giving us this. You found even a more personal way to do it when you had your main definite purpose statement. You literally embodied that system, you willed, visualized, tasted, and smelled it. All of the senses came alive for you. Did you ever buy that black Porsche?

Yes, of course, I do. I told you everything that I put in that statement, I created in five years. Yes, I did for sure. It was unbelievable. Here’s what’s w crazy. I knew it was mine. I wasn’t surprised when I got it. I had been talking about it within three years I got the course. I was intentional about it. That was me. That’s who I am. This is what I’m creating. It wasn’t a surprise when I finally got that.

Intentional in every way, living it in every way. Do you have a system for how you now get the message of your personal development to your teams? You mentioned that you give the book to a lot of people and things like that. I remember interviewing one of our early guests, Robert Hollis. He uses The Greatest Success in the World by Og Mandino. He loves The God Memorandum. Every new person reads that book. How do you go about incorporating self-help personal development into your newest people that want that black Porsche?

We have what we call a Daily Five. One of them is fifteen minutes of growth every single day. My mentor years ago, when I was twenty years old, he said, “Fifteen minutes a day will take all of your financial problems away.” Every day, I would listen. I’ve learned too, that listening, I learned differently when I read. I do both. I’ll get different things from books when I listen. I will also get different things from books when I read and then I highlight. Here’s how I do it. I will read a book. I’ll highlight the points that hit me hard. I’ll go back and reread the highlights again. I’ll think about how can I teach this. We learn even more when we teach it, “How am I going to implement it and how am I going to teach it?” Every day, “What am I going to implement? What am I going to teach to get the results?”

Part of our system then is, number one, fifteen minutes a day of daily growth, whether it’s reading or listening to a book. Some people only like to listen. It doesn’t matter. Make sure it happens. Listening to successful people every single day we are who we hang out with. I learned that if you want to be a champion, you got to hang out with five champions. The only way that I can hang out with five champions when I was twenty years old is books and learning those success principles. They were in my car with me everywhere I drove. They’re still in my car with me. Og Mandino, David Schwartz, all kinds of people, John Maxwell, Grant Cardone, they’re with me everywhere I go.

I was talking to the author of Big Ideas last night. He researched what you just said, that is, “That when you take pen to paper and you write things down, things shift in the mind.” There’s neurological, whether they’re neurotransmitters or whatever, that change. Now, it’s important that we take time. I do that at 5:00 AM. I have my journal and I’m writing. It seems like that old adage that success leaves clues, every Wednesday at 2:00 when we go live, there’s a lot of success clues that you’re sharing with people that have come alive in your life.

I hope that our readers now, tomorrow, next year, and whenever they get a chance to read it, can also participate in and make it theirs. I think that’s what you did with your main definite purpose statement. My notes are full here, Mindy Deeble. I am so honored that you took the time to be with us. I love the time and value. I wonder in closing if you could share to any of those that might be reading now that have not been on that stage yet. They can taste it, but they haven’t maybe found the rhythm, system, and success. What do you say to those people that are on the journey that haven’t tasted it yet?

The first thing is to understand that focus is the key to success, being intentional about every single thing that you do. I became intentional when I made that statement. I focused on it all the time, at least three times a day. I was intentional about what I was creating. Number one, you got to know where you’re going. It’s hard to get someplace if you don’t know where you’re going. First and foremost, write down exactly what you want and put it in exactly what you want. Don’t think anything is too big or outrageous. It’s what you want. If you had the thought, then you have the power to do it. If you’ve thought about it before, don’t worry about how you’re going to get there. You have the power to do it. Once you make a definite decision, the universe will respond to you. The right people will come into your life to help you grow and make things happen, the right resources. Everything will come into play if you are intentional but you got to be intentional. That’s number one.

Understand the mindset of a champion. Know that you’re going to be excited right now, but then I promise you, tomorrow, you’re going to have distractions. That’s what it is. I have four kids. I have grandbabies. I remember when I first made the statement, my husband was traveling everywhere. There were tons of distractions. We had emails to get to. We had bills to pay that I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay them. I could have easily focused on all of those things. Of course, there are things that no matter what you’re going to have to get to. However, make sure that your statement, that’s concrete. That’s always there.

GSW 31 | Thinking Big

Thinking Big: The pathway to success is failure. You’re going to have to go through some failures in order to get there.


A mentor taught me this a long time ago. I have to tell this story because it has hit home with me. I want you to think about this. Let’s say that you know exactly what you want. It’s out there. You know it’s there. Think about it like you’re going to go on vacation. Vegas is my destination. I’m super excited. I’m going to go on vacation. I did my car and I start driving. I’m excited I’m going to get to Vegas. All of a sudden, some bugs start hitting my windshield. I call these the bug deaths of life or distractions of life. I’m driving down the freeway and all these bugs are hitting my windshield. We call these the bug deaths of life, distractions of life. My windshield is completely covered with bugs. I want you to know this is what 97% of the people do when they set a goal and they’re running for their goal. They start focusing on the distractions on the bug deaths of life.

Would you imagine if I’m driving to Vegas and I start focusing on those bug deaths, what’s going to happen? I’m going to crash. I’m going to veer off. I’m never going to make it to Vegas. That’s why 97% of the people never make it to what they created because they get distracted. Focus is the key. This is why the Scrolls are so valuable. This is why reading your statement three times a day, knowing exactly where you’re going, then you will have that clear vision. You’ll create the energy and the resources around you to win. That’s what I would tell you to do if you want to get to the next level of your life.

What an honor, what a joy, what a thrill. Thank you so very much. I can’t even tell you how much I’ve enjoyed it and I hope our readers have. I know they have. It’s great to have everybody here. In closing, I always love wrapping it up by saying, thank you for sharing the three things. You put it on your Facebook page that you’re going to share the three things, your parents, marrying the love of your life and having your family, and then personal growth. There are no mysteries of the mind on why you are who you are, the leader that you are, the person that you are, the contributor that you are after you’ve shared here now.

From Dan McCormick to you, I say big thanks and a big hug. I look forward to having you back, hopefully, in the future. I know, Jen, we talked about having your partner on too. In the future, we’re going to do that. If you’re with us now on the show she is Mindy Deeble. You can find her on Facebook, Mindy Deeble. On Facebook, I’m, @DanMcCormick. On behalf of the Og Mandino Company and the show, have the greatest day of your life. Bye for now.

Bye, everybody. Thank you.

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About Mindy Deeble

GSW 31 | Thinking Big

Mindy Deeble is a legend in the network marketing arena. She’s built to the top of two different companies and made over 8 figures in her career. Her passion is to inspire as many humans as she can to see their amazing potential, lean into the abundance that’s available to them, and perform at their highest level.

Mindy has worked directly with leadership expert John C. Maxwell on his advisory board and assisted him in writing The Power of Five book. She’s also been featured in Success from Home Magazine 8 years in a row, a judge on The Celebrity Apprentice, featured in Prosper magazine & trained on stages across the country including audiences of over 20,000 people.