Success Begins with You

by Ray Martinez

As I frequently travel across the country to speak to fellow colleagues I generally get my inspiration while on a long flight.

Although I am vacationing, I am writing this installment while good thoughts come to mind.

I am currently reading my monthly issue of Success Magazine with Usher on the cover.

I was just pondering the thought about how fast this year has gone by and what I need to do to prepare myself for an even better 2011.

I recently read an interesting interview with Erin Brockovich — yes the one that Julia Roberts made famous in an Oscar winning film in 2000.

She mentioned that she had an epiphany, and realized that your success, happiness and survival begins with you. Erin said that we must assess who we are, not what possessions we have, and that we must make any changes necessary to become who we want to become.

In my opinion there is the motivational part of the equation. There are successful people who lack talent and then there are talented people who are unsuccessful. If you aren’t successful, it is because you lack motivation.

My main motivation is my wife, children, and grandchildren. I enjoy traveling around the world with my wife. I am thoroughly motivated by my family.

For me to close out the year, I am looking forward to Christmas with my entire family. Next year I’ll be celebrating my 15th wedding anniversary in Italy. As for my business, I’ll work even harder to realize my dreams.

There is a verse in Scripture that reads  “Without a vision the people will perish.” As we enter into Fall, I encourage you to find your epiphany. Don’t wait for the New Year, get a head start and reinvent yourself. Make the necessary changes for yourself, for your family, and for your DJ business.

Take inventory and scale new heights that were always there waiting for you to conquer. And always remember to keep the faith. Be blessed my friends.

What’s your idea of success?

Ray Martinez – “Unbridled Inspiration”

Ray Martinez of Ray Mar Productions in Goodyear, AZ is the most highly accredited individual in the mobile DJ industry. A 30+ year veteran, Ray’s many accomplishments include: 2006 American Disc Jockey Hall of Fame Inductee; 2003 National Male Entertainer of the Year, American Disc Jockey Awards; 2001 & 2002 ADJA Southern California Entertainer of the Year; Author, “Performance Beyond Expectation” and “Music From My Heart, Orchestrating Your Business and Your Life;” Vice President-Board of Directors of N.A.M.E. (National Association of Mobile Entertainers); Executive Director, CrossMix-Christian DJ Association; Lifetime Member-American Disc Jockey Association; Former National Director of the ADJA, Former Vice President of the ADJA So. California Chapter; Ambassador and Endorsed Artist for QSC Audio. To contact him, email DJRayMar@aol.com. View posts by Ray

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