Editor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo, he hosts a weekly show on business and has published books on success. Follow him on Twitter @ashkan.

“How You’re Defined by the Stories You Tell Yourself”

Oprah Winfrey recently interviewed Anthony Robbins, who talked about “how we’re defined by the stories we tell ourselves”.

Last month, I met two investors; one of them asked how come I’d never raised capital. I answered with the “story” I’ve told for 6 years to the point I believed it: “No one really wants to invest in a producer of video content based in Montreal.”

Then the other VC interjected: “But that’s not true, I’ve made you two offers.” He was right. Just because the offers I’d been getting over the years weren’t what I was looking for didn’t make my “story” true, yet I conditioned myself to…

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