“Everyone wants to be provoked….They want to be told: you’re great.”— Misti Burmeister

Over the past decade, I have interviewed or worked with some of the world’s greatest leaders.

Here’s the number one belief they share: greatness exists inside of everyone. The question is: are they ready to see their own greatness? Are they ready to own it, and make great things happen with the right support?

Basically, are they ready to be provoked? Can they beg off of your belief in them long enough to believe it themselves? Nothing trumps belief. If you believe you have talent, you do. Studies show that we always find what we are looking for.

Do you see problems or potential?

This is beyond “glass half-full”… it’s about helping others reach their potential, which you cannot do if all you’re seeing are problems.

Misti Burmeister, best-selling author of From Boomers to Bloggers: Success Strategies Across GenerationsHidden Heroes and Power Suck.

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