In the past few years so many people have asked, “How can we change the world for the better?” With our new tools of social media like Facebook posts, Twitter feeds (preaching, as I call it), change is happening. You see it in changed topics at dinner tables and parties.

Our world has become focused on the politics of change. We have all starting thinking globally. But there is one point we have forgotten; it’s the one thing that a successful entrepreneur must never forget.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Tolstoy  

The world will never change if we do not first look in the mirror and find that change we need to make first. The Michael Jackson song was such an eye opener. Change starts with the man in the mirror.

If you are working hard but making no progress as an entrepreneur the first place you must start is that man in the mirror. What changes are needed to make your world better? If you could make that change and then find a way to help the world do the same, you will become a successful entrepreneur.

What will you do with this information? Do not walk away and say, “Wow, that sounds good” without making the commitment to start applying the words you read in this blog. Then I will have done my job to help change the man in my mirror, and help the world change.


Tim Gillette
Tim Gillette

Tim Gillette is the creator of Simple Easy Marketing, a blog, video, and online content creation system designed to get results with your online marketing, even if you’re new to it. He is an award-winning blogger, best-selling author, and highly sought-after speaker who brings entertaining, educational, and empowering content to corporate and entrepreneur events. Every spring and fall, Tim hosts an event in Dallas called Blog and Video Con, which is focused on online marketing.

    1 Response to "The Change Starts With the Man in the Mirror"

    • summer keen

      The Tolstoy quote says so much. Years ago I noticed that we are great at deciding on what other people should do to make their lives better. Of course, it wasn’t to their face…. The Everlast song “What its like” really made me think about our actions. You don’t know what the other people are going through, so until you do – don’t assume that they are incompetent.

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