March 27, 2013 Leave a comment
Years ago, Will Smith was doing OK
as a rising TV star and movie actor.
But he was dead clear about his goal:
he wanted to be the biggest movie
star in the world.
So he and his manager studied
the 10 top-grossing movies of all time.
10 out of 10 had special effects.
9 out of 10 had special effects with creatures.
8 out of 10 had special effects with creatures and a love story.
They found the sweet spot in the market.
So they found a special effects script
with creatures and a love story.
Matthew Perry dropped out of
“Independence Day” at the last minute,
and Smith was in.
It was the highest grossing movie of 1996.
“Men in Black” didn’t do too badly either.
By age 44, Will Smith had accrued $4.4 Billion
in box office receipts.
What does this mean for you?
Will Smith’s success is no accident.
He studied the market and
made it happen.
Will Smith, and it might surprise you,
Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger
plotted their rise to the top.
If you want to go from where you are
to the top of your field, take this little test:
Have you actually studied your rise to the top?
Do you have a juicy, mouth-watering vision,
in living color, of what life will be like when you
Do you know what the sweet spot is
in your market?
Do you know what your market craves
and can’t get enough of?
Do you know what draws people to you and makes them
want you, you, you?
Do you know how to create that?
Think Will Smith. Bruce Willis. Tom Cruise.
Their star power is not an “accident of birth.”
Smith studied every actor, like Don Cheadle,
who came on “Fresh Prince” to learn the
secrets of what made them good.
Do you study the stars in your market
to see what makes them stand out?
Do you know how your market sees you now?
Do you know how to reposition
yourself for amazing success?
Do you have a mentor who can take
And by the way, you need that
juicy, mouth-watering vision from
the top right now.
Research proves that without a
crystal clear picture of your success,
you’ll never believe you can get there.
So you won’t have the motivation
to get going.
So you stay where you are.
Success is not fairy dust.
It’s more than hard work.
It’s a series of deliberate, planned, calculated,
If you answered “yes” to 8 out of
World – Stand back!
You’re on your way.
There’s 1 spot left in the Private Accelerator
Program for entrepreneurs who are hell-bent
on reaching the top.
If this is you, and you’ve got butterflies
just thinking about it –
Send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ann, I’m interested” in the subject line.I I’ll send you a one-page application so we can see if you’re a good fit for this high-octane ride.
Copyright © Ann Convery 2012
McMullen, Marion. “The Secret of Will Smith’s Success.” Photo. Coventry Telegraph. 12 Jun 2012. 27 Mar 2013. <http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/passtheremote/2012/06/the-secret-of-will-smiths-succ.html>