SpringBoardingBe Successful At Anything
By Adam Sinicki
Spring boarding is a term I made up which sounds eerily like some kind of weird sexual act, but is in fact nothing of the sort. Rather it's something you can use to become a success in anything. Though used correctly you could of course apply this also to sex and be more successful in getting people to sleep with you. That though would be a seedy use of spring boarding and it's not one I recommend. I never intended for this article to become some kind of seedy ploy to get people into bed... what's happened??
Right, let's start again. As we've established, spring boarding is a technique that you can use to become successful in any given industry, hobby, aspect of life or anything else. It is a technique to live your dreams and become a successful singer, martial artist, entrepreneur, writer or anything else. Or to sleep with people (that's your dream?? Come on man...).
How to Live Your Dreams
That however does not mean that you don't also have to do an awful lot of work in order to get to the position where you can live your dreams and this method relies on your becoming successful first in something – anything that you can then use as a 'springboard' to bring success across other areas and disciplines.
For instance, say you wanted to become a famous musician, then you would simply become successful in some other area and then use this success to help yourself migrate from that industry to music. Like transferring between careers it is possible to start your chosen industry or life path now ahead of everyone else as a result of that other, unrelated success.
Springboarding Yourself to Stardom
Take Stallone – he wanted to become a famous actor in the style of George Reeves, but that is such a hard industry to get into when compared to many others. As a result then, he did not go the normal route of auditioning and hoping to land a role that way (though he did try that) – instead he migrated from writing, using his writing success as a springboard to super stardom. He did this by writing a familiar script that most of us now know – Rocky – and then selling it under the proviso that he had to play the titular character as one of the conditions. He turned down offers of thousands of dollars (he was destitute at the time) until they agreed to let him act on the minimum salary. The film was a huge success and the rest is history.
There are many other examples of stars using these springboarding techniques. For instance take the hundreds of actors such as Robert Downey Jr who choose to launch music careers. Likewise look at how The Rock or Arnold Schwarzenegger migrated into acting from wrestling and bodybuilding respectively. Or how many footballers and other sportsmen get into acting or singing later on too. Many other stars launch restaurants, perfume ranges, clothes ranges, health supplements, books and a vast range of other brands. You can transfer your success from your career into other areas of your life too - using finances to improve your home, or... as mentioned earlier... using success and perhaps fame to pull.
More Springboard Opportunities
In other words if you are highly successful, then you have the world at your feet and you can really do whatever you want as anyone will be happy to get behind you. Another example is successful business or successful entrepreneurs. Once they've had a few huge hits, then people will back them as they invest in all manner of industries that are close to their heart. Once you've had one big hit then you can buy up a whole company that already does something you're interested in and then put yourself in charge as CEO. If you are highly rich of course then you don't need to be given opportunities any more – you can just do it your way and go it alone and finance anything you believe in. Want a career as a writer? Then just invest in your book and pay for the publishing, marketing and distribution. Want a career in film? Set up your own film studio.
A Little Success
But you don't even need to be highly successful to get started – it's all about how you use the little bit of success you already have. It always amazes me when people go on shows like America/Britain's Got Talent and then don't get anything out of it. If you're quite good and have a unique name then people will still search for you online, and if you have a website already set up that you've gotten to number one in Google, then people will find this and you can make money from advertising or selling affiliate products.
Likewise if you have a website on its own that's successful then you have a huge captive audience and that means you can push anything. I have the Biomatrix (you may have noticed) and currently that gets between 1,500 views and 2,000 views a day. Here are some careers I'm interested in: fitness presenting/modelling, writing, selling transhuman products. As a result then I am using the website in order to promote my books (which you can buy on the site), to demonstrate my fitness (via the pictures and videos) and my presenting skills (the videos) and to sell a range of transhuman products (mostly the books at the moment but expect more on that front very soon... mostly in the form of software which I've also always wanted to sell). It's already working too – I was just recently interviewed for a part in a fitness advert as a result of people seeing my YouTube videos, and that's not the first time I've had success in these areas.
In other words then I am using the Biomatrix as a springboard for other things that I am interested in. Any one can do this – once you have lots of viewers that's a captive audience. You put a video of you singing on a website seen by 30,000 people a day and pretty soon you're a viral hit online. Then it won't be long if you're good before you land yourself a singing gig. Look at how the Arctic Monkeys got famous – they made their MySpace page big and then got lots of fans. I am only able to run the website as I do because I used my success as a freelance writer – a relatively easy job to get into – in order to provide the funds, the time and the know-how.
In other words focus really hard on something you are good at and get successful in that area. Then the world is your oyster and you can use that success and springboard from it to live your dreams – many, varied and even 'unrealistic' as they might be.