The Greatest Gift is to Believe in Someone
“When the young Beatles were performing at the Cavern Club n Liverpool in the early 1960's, they were unknown. Enter Brian Epstein, who ran a family furniture store. He had utterly no credentials to become the Beatles’ manager. But they hired him and he was instrumental in helping them rise to fame.
Do you know what was the possibly his greatest contribution to the Beatles? His utter and total belief in their greatness, well before they were recognized by the broader public.
‘They were going to be bigger than Elvis,’ he confidently told anyone who would listen. Epstein relentlessly promoted the group, eventually getting them a record deal. And they did become bigger than Elvis, ultimately selling over 1.4 billion records. The Beatles innate talent was fundamental to their success, but Epstein’s unwavering belief in the young John, Paul, George, and Ringo was absolutely essential to their early development.
Start telling others how you believe in them (p.23).
- Who are three people you can share your belief in them this week?
- Who has had the biggest impact on your career, do to their belief in you?
From: Sobel, A. & Panas, J. Power relationships: 26 irrefutable laws for building extraordinary relationships. Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ.