A funny thing happened to me a few weeks ago. Do you remember that a few weeks back I wrote back to back blogs about Simon Cowell? I hope you do remember. Otherwise, go back to those blogs and read them before you proceed with this one.
Are you done? Great. While you were reading them, it gave me time to rest a bit...
Just the other day, I went downtown Toronto to get some special dish for my wife (you should check out the Somalian restaurant downtown...). On my way there, I said to myself that I should pass by my second favourite place in Toronto (the first being a place where I can buy food lol). My second favourite place is...the bookstore. Sometimes I go to a bookstore, pick up a book, read it entirely right and there, and ending up buying it. Go figure.
Anyways, as I entered the bookstore, the first book I see is...Sweet Revenge. The title did not mean much to me, it was the picture on the cover. Guess who was on the cover? Simon Cowell himself. There was no way I could miss that one. I bought the book (a huge book by the way), and since then It doesn't leave my hands. What a great book! It is the authorized biography of Simon Cowell. I just finished it. Some nights I went to sleep at 3 AM because I couldn't stop reading.
I already admired Simon, but now it is more than admiration. I respect the guy. He would tell you himself, he is not perfect, but he is a fighter. He went through hell before making it big. Now he is on his way to become a global icon if he isn't already.
As I was going through the book, I couldn't help thinking how I have been thinking very small. There was a time when Simon was offered a $300 million contract. He ended up not taking it. I was like “are you kidding me? That kind of money ??!!!!” Now, he is almost worth a billion dollars.
I really encourage you, if you want to stretch your mind, please do get this book, or any other book, video or audio that will show you how others have done to succeed. I guarantee you, your life will never be the same. Now I am thinking bigger and how to get there faster.
Moral of the story? Do you want to get great books, go to an African restaurant and you will read a great biography. Hopefully it will be mine.
Always a pleasure