For the past 30 years Victor Newman has been a pop culture icon. Whether you watched soap operas or not, chances are your mother or grandmother did and forced you to sit in front of the TV as a kid, as the drama of Genoa City perpetrated your innocent mind.
I think I was about 6 when I started to comprehend the power that Victor Newman had in the business world. I would watch Y&R with my own mother and grandmother and be in awe at how this one man controlled everything around him, not being phased by any problem that would arise. I had no idea at that age what Newman Enterprises did, all I knew was that this powerful man ran a massive company and everyone was afraid of him and respected his power. His word was the law! And if you tried to challenge him, well you’d be faced with his wrath, which sounded something like this: “No body messes with Victor Newman! I’m going to leave him without a damn penny.”
Fast-forward some 20 odd years and I’m still watching Y&R and some things never change. Today however I see Victor in a new light, at first I was convinced that the character was a megalomaniac, egomaniac that I could relate nothing to. Lately though, I have been thinking more about how I am making own mark in the world of business and what attributes one needs to have in order to have continued success.
For so long I’ve been practicing how not to live from ego, how being spiritual in business is so important to keep your morals and values in check. While I do still believe that this is an essential way to live your life, both personally and in business, I’ve realized that to achieve my goals I would need start tapping into my own inner Victor Newman.
It’s a big, hard world out there, and if we don’t use our egos the strategic way, the ones who are using it the reactive way will swallow us. So what does that actually mean? How do we use our ego to help move us forward, without ending up being our own worst enemies?
The way I see it, when my ego gets challenged, I need to leverage the fire that it lights under my ass to get me to where I need to be, and create the success that I demand from myself and the people around me. The point my ego starts spreading doubt and fear, that I’m not good or strong enough to be a powerful business person, is when I start channeling my inner VN. Ultimately that clutter in my mind only wants me to prove to myself that I am all those things and more!
“I’m Victor Newman and I do as I damn well please, I always have and I always will.”
His non-conformist ways are what made him the self-made success that he is. He is confident beyond a doubt and knows no bounds when it comes to his ability to take on the world! As business owners, sometimes you have to hurt people’s feelings, sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your business, sometimes you even have to tell people it’s time they moved on. All these things may feel “non spiritual” but the reality is, what they need to learn at that moment, is exactly what you need to tell them to grow or get to where they need to be in life.
So while we can all still be a bit “woo woo” in the way we do our business, by visualizing our success, and praying to the universe, and being grateful and honest. That doesn’t mean that when push comes to shove, we shouldn’t tap into our own inner Victor Newman and kick some hard-core ass.
“This is my Company, I build this damn company from the ground up, and I won’t let anyone destroy it.”
Ahh Victor, now from a relationship standpoint, I think I’ll channel someone else.
Wanna give us some love?
Prosper with me,
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