Set Your Heart & Your Mind Will Follow

I used to be a teacher and consultant. Refined it to the point where my only clients were foreign-born entrepreneurs who hungered for better communication skills in English.

One client, a Turk named Ilgar, became a personal friend. And taught me more about networking than I had ever learned until I met my current mentor who echoed what Ilgar shared with me one day.

Most don’t know much about Turks, so I’ll tell you this: they are passionate. Originally from Mongolia, their ancestors centuries ago were drawn westward across the steppes of Asia. Their culture is a unique combination of Western achievement and Eastern philosophy.

Allow me to illustrate:

“Ilgar, what’s up with you Turks? Why are you so crazy passionate?”

Laughing and then turning serious, Ilgar told me, “Let me explain how we Turks think and feel. We are very emotional people. Everything starts with Heart and then goes to Brain. Heart is the hard part to figure out. Brain is easy. But we don’t trust it because Brain can be trained . . . and tricked. But Heart, Heart is a personal problem”, as he lightly tapped the center of his chest.

“When Heart is set, Brain can work very easily. It can go on because it sees things in black and white, which way to go. So Heart is the personal problem and challenge. And answer.”

I’ve heard many, many times the expression a “passionate mind” and realize now that this was the rabbit hole I fell down when I tried and failed in my first three multi-level marketing companies. I was confusing the activities of my heart and my mind. I was feeling with my mind and thinking with my heart.

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