Poor Little Genius

What is a “Poor Little Genius”?

A poor little genius is someone who has a wealth of talent hidden inside of them, but who perhaps remains poor because they haven’t figured out how to discover and develop their God-given gifts.

No matter how financially stuck people may feel, everyone is born with the capability of having “genius” ideas.

For example, consider the woman from the midwest who was frustrated with all the tumbleweeds blowing through her back yard which were getting stuck in the fences.

As a joke, she put them up for sale on the internet, and now she runs a business selling tumbleweeds to high-end designers and movie producers.

She probably didn’t recognize her idea as “genius”, but it was. She was simply responding creatively to an annoyance in her life.

So as long as you have annoyances, disappointments, challenges, or setbacks, you have all the right ingredients for a genius idea.

Your genius ideas are right there, floating on the surface of your consciousness, and like that woman, you might not even realize that the subtle idea trying to get YOUR attention could open huge doors for you.

Years ago, when my husband and I were brainstorming on how to recover from a financial setback of our own, we decided it was time for me to finish my third book. However, there was one giant obstacle in the way.  As we worked to overcome that second problem, my husband had an idea, which turned into over forty-thousand dollars in new income within just a couple months.

This idea-generating skill is a skill that can be learned, which is why I’ve worked really hard to create tools and programs that will help YOU identify and develop the genius ideas that are inside of you.

So, don’t be a poor little genius. 😉  Let me help you.

But first…

Say “poor little genius” ten times fast…

…and you’ll probably end up saying the name of my third book.  Here it is, along with a few of the other new “Genius” tools available now to help you figure it out:

I look forward to helping you have a major BREAKTHROUGH this year! Originally published November 12, 2010.


The Zig Zag Principle for Success

My NEWEST aha experience impacted me just about as much as each of the success principles I’ve been talking about now for the last ten years.

A friend of mine has built more than 12 companies: 1/3 were miserable failures, 1/3 did okay, and 1/3 were multi-million dollar successes – having started from nearly nothing.

Through those experiences, he has fine-tuned a process – identified a PRINCIPLE – that governs the success of businesses and business start ups.

I sat with him a couple weeks ago, having hit a brick wall in my own world and struggling to see what I was supposed to do next.

He knew just what the problem was – I had a blind spot – and he showed it to me.

The lights went on, and I have been awestruck by what I learned that day as I sat across the table from him. I had been feeling burned out, and viewed my desire to pull back from my goals as a sign of failure.  But he is a climber of Mt. Everest and explained that the climbers who charge for the top, taking the shortest route possible are often the ones who are found dead in the morning. He explained that the shortest route to success is NOT a straight line, and acclimation at each stage is critical for business longevity and overall profitability.

That’s when I realized that my gut instinct to pull back was good and right, and I was finally able to VIEW it in a positive light.  The glass which seemed half-empty (“I’m failing”) now seemed half-full (“I’m acclimating”), and the result was a new positive mindset. In my new mindset, I stopped feeling like I was doing something wrong, and once again felt qualified to receive  all I need for my greatest good.

Pulling back or veering away from the goal is often a sign that you’re on the RIGHT track.

This new point of view has given me permission to stop and take a breath as needed so that I can overcome adversity as it presents itself.

A book worth reading: The Zig Zag Principle

Because of how much the Zig Zag Principle has impacted my business, I want to make it easy for you to get your own copy.

Order his Zig Zag Principle book at:

To your success!  Leslie


Turning Your Ideas into Cash

tyh-lesliehouseholderA Book Worth Reading: Trust Your Heart: Transform Your ideas into income

Do you have an idea spinning inside your brain, but wonder if it could ever really make any money?

You’re not alone.  Thousands of folks have done it – really turned their ideas into cash.  But it’s kind of a miracle, right?  I mean, these folks just got lucky breaks.  Surely.

Trust Your Heart: Turn Your Ideas into Income, the new book from IdeaMarketers.com showcases 19 very different individuals who once sat in the same spot you are.  Wanting to develop an idea and market it, but just wondering how.

The publisher, Marnie Pehrson, called to ask if I would write a chapter for her book some time ago.  My chapter is called “Confessions of a Best-Selling Author” and tells a little of how I took an outrageous dream, turned it into reality, and then had to adjust to some unexpected “side effects”.

This hot-off-the-press book reveals the stories behind real internet successes and shares how these individuals made their dreams come true.

After reading, I guarantee you’ll be inspired to get moving forward on your idea.  The truth is, anyone with the right formula can make their dreams reality.  Take a look at the blueprints these folks used to do just that.

Here’s where you can get a copy of Trust Your Heart: Turn Your Ideas into Income, along with audio interviews from the contributors and your own web publicity package!

Get “Trust Your Heart: Turn Your Ideas into Income” HERE