Expectations can cause some of the biggest disappointments in your life.

It doesn’t matter what you are expecting, actuality is unlikely to match expectations.

That’s because humans are notoriously bad at predicting things.

Over the last 65 years, I’ve disappointed a number of people and most of those disappointments were based on what people were expecting.

They were expecting one thing and they got …. well me!

It’s just a fact, we rarely get exactly what we expected.

I know my parents didn’t get exactly what they expected when I was born all of those years ago and surely not as we traveled the years together.

For better or worse, there’s one constant and that’s change.

Change means that we are constantly guessing at what we can expect.

And usually we are wrong.

A lot of disagreements are centered around what we expect. A person expects one thing out of a relationship or agreement and we always deliver something a little different.

I’m not a big fan of disagreement — the process.

I get it, that we disagree. My friends ALL disagree on one point or another.

I just like it when we celebrate what we agree on.

It’s a fault, I know. I know we disagree and debate is necessary to find the best options, but I still want the peace.

So when my friends disagree or I disagree with someone I have the thought in the back of my head …

I wish we hadn’t expected so much.

Don’t get me wrong. I want to set high goals and I want to get there.

But the truth is, the impact is never in getting the goal.

The impact is in the small kind things we do to get there.

Expecting nothing and then getting so much more than you ever imagined well …

That’s joy!

All the best,

Ken McArthur

Best-Selling Author and Producer

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About Ken McArthur

Ken challenges us to realize we ALL have an impact – whether we want to or not – on thousands of people who we touch in our day-to-day lives by demonstrating that simple things make a HUGE difference. The popular host of a series of live events that bring together top-level marketers, entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and non-profit organizations to create multi-million dollar joint venture relationships – he creates incredible, intense impact for product launches and multi-million dollar profits in surprisingly short timeframes. Regularly asked to speak at leading marketing events, he has managed product launches ranked in the top 400 sites on the Internet. Ken McArthur is also the creator of AffiliateShowcase.com, a pioneering affiliate program search engine and directory system and the founder of the MBS Internet Research Center, which conducted the world’s largest survey ever attempted on the subject of creating and launching successful information products. Not satisfied to concentrate entirely on large organizations, Ken also works with select individuals to help them create a decent living utilizing the power of the Internet. Ken was the official mentor for Sterling Valentine as he took his launch from ZERO to over $100,000 in less than 8 days. Ken and Sterling documented the process as a “proof of concept” for Info Product Blueprint a massive home study course that is the “bible” of info product creation. Ken offers top-level coaching and mentoring programs designed to help individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations reach masses of people using the techniques, tactics strategies and systems that he has developed specifically to help people spread their ideas, products and services around the globe.

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