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Kris Heap is an author, public speaker, success coach, dentist, husband and father. His goal in life is to make the biggest difference to the greatest number of people. He lives in Mesa, AZ with his wife and 4 children.

The Power of Make Believe

Picture     I was at Wal-Mart today and walked past some kind of Sony product. The box had their new slogan on it which was “Make.Believe”. I don’t really know the meaning they intended from the statement but to me it sounded like the perfect two-word formula for success. Make. Believe. Let me explain.
   

    The first step for a successful and meaningful life, business, or family is a vision. You have to be able to close your eyes and imagine exactly what it is you want out of life. Most people have never really done this. They say they want to be rich or live on the beach or own a company, but they have never taken the time to really imagine it or to write it down.

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The Shrinking of Mount Everest: A Story About Perspective

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At 29,029 ft. in altitude, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on the earth. It was first summited in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Since then many people have made the climb…and many people have died. In fact, there are currently over 200 bodies on Mt. Everest! It is safe to say that climbing Mt. Everest is a daunting and perilous task for even the most experienced climbers. It is an enormous and imposing landmark.

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    But what does it look like from space? The picture to the right is an image of the Himalayas and Mt. Everest taken by a satellite in orbit. Can you spot Mt. Everest? It is that tiny dot right in the middle. From that height, you can barely even see it.

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The Day Michael Phelps Went Blind

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The summer Olympics are almost upon us and I thought it would be a good time to reflect on one of my favorite moments in recent Olympic history.

We all remember the scenes from 4 years ago when Michael Phelps broke just about every Olympic swimming record there was. He won 8 gold medals in Beijing in dramatic fashion.

But the race that I found the most impressive was the 200-meter butterfly. In this race, Phelps was going for the 10th gold medal of his career, making him the winningest Olympian of all time.
    Phelps already held the world record in this event and was looking to improve on his previous time. All indications were that he would win by a comfortable margin.

    Then disaster struck.

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The Toothpaste Principle

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This morning before brushing my teeth I once again entered into a daily routine. Rolling up the toothpaste tube from the bottom, I meticulously kept a tight roll so as to keep any paste from remaining in the tube. Once the tight roll reached the top, I put the opening between my middle and index fingers and then squeezed from the bottom with my thumb. Amazingly, a small line of toothpaste came out of the “empty” tube and onto the bristles of my brush…just like it had for the past 13 days!

Every morning this ritual is repeated and I think to myself, “There is no way any more toothpaste could be in that wrinkled up tube.” And yet, when crunch time comes, it digs deep and produces yet another small amount of breath-freshening goodness.…

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“Successify” Your Life!

I am excited and happy for today’s launch of Successify.net. My dream is that you will not only find this site to be informative and helpful, but that you will be able to incorporate some of the ideas presented here into your personal life. The basic principles of success have been taught by thousands of people for many thousands of years. I want to simplify them and present them in a way that allows you to “successify” your life!

Kris Heap…

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