Dec 162008


Regardless of your current position or lack of a position there are 2 ways of defining the lack of money circumstances some are going through today. Either you are broke, which is completely fixable, or you are poor. Being poor and being broke are two totally different things.

If you are broke chances are at some point you had money or probably somewhat of a comfortable life style.  But, when you are poor you have a whole other situation to deal with. Being poor IS a state of mind. As you can see in the acronym above poorness is the difference between of having the mental capacity to seize an opportunity or not seize and opportunity. When you view yourself as broke chances are you are looking for a way to become un-broke, or wealthy. (Preferably wealthy!) When the poor thoughts start creeping in then there is trouble!

When you say to yourself and affirm “I am poor,” what you are doing subconsciously is giving up. You have faced the fact you have failed and there is no way out and nowhere to go.

Well I am here to tell you, either you can make money or you can make excuses, but you can’t do both! So, which is it going to be? Are you going to simmer down with the 95% of people who will be dead or dead broke by 65, or are you going to suck it up, refuse mediocrity, and join the 5% at the top?

If properly motivated you can accomplish anything. What drives you? What are you passionate about? Is it family, helping people, not being trapped in an office, time freedom, wealth accumulation, stability? All of these options are possible, but will you be able to identify the opportunity when it comes knocking on your door?

You deserve success and for all of you dreams to come true, isn’t that what we are told when we were little. We live in America, the land of opportunity where dreams come true. If you are a voluntary slave (W-2 employee) to a position you despise, then stop building someone else’s dream! Take time to create what your dream world would look like, learn how to perceive an opportunity, take a leap of faith, and make your dreams a reality.

Never complain about what you are willing to permit. You are designed for greatness, but programmed for failure. Allow yourself some personal time to work on you. You ARE amazing!

Have a spectacular day!

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Dec 152008

Whose belief systems and ideals are you abiding by?

A friend of mine Rahul, just wrote a great article about dealing with criticism and the challenges we face while doing so, which is a little of what sparked me to write this today.

At 21 years old I decided to leave college and pursue my dream of freedom.  I didn’t care if I had to struggle to get things going, my over all desire was to never write a resume or fill out a job application. Well it is three years later and I have accomplished this goal thus far, not without family and friends criticisms and hours spent enlightening me why I have made poor decisions.

The one thing everyone who had an opinion on my life choices had in common was all of them had not accomplished what I knew I would.  The first rule in my thought process of education is: learn from those who have achieved what you aspire to. Granted you can learn something from everyone, but make sure you being educated on the right subject. It is unfortunate that common sense isn’t so common and people with an outstanding drive and ambition will take advice from those who are lazy and unaccomplished who will inevitably rain on their parade and hold them back from achieving their dreams.

Why follow the norm? Why not be different? All of the greatest discoveries ever where made by those who were seen to be strange and crazy. Einstein, Lincoln, Columbus, the list can go on for days. Take a moment to think about what these people have accomplished and lets kick it up a notch and get a little crazy!

The first thing you must do and realize is you need to have you goals and dreams written down or up on a vision board so they are constantly in your face. If you don’t know where you want to go any road will take you there. I read a few months ago that something like only 5% of people actually write down what they want in life, 5%! It is ridiculous when you think about it, everyone wants more. More money, more time freedom, more cars, more vacations, more stuff, more, more, more! If you want more, do more, and chances are you will probably have to do some stuff you have never done, because “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

The faster you can break away from the norm and change the way you look at things, the less you will end up stepping in you know what.

“If you follow the herd you’ll end up stepping in shit.”

Dec 052008

In all areas of our life from business to relationships it is important to plan our work and work our plan. I really like this statement, but there also must be a time to review what we have done.

Sometimes when a business workout partner of mine and I are brainstorming we will be going back and forth asking each other, “What has been working at your networking events, and in your business to help it grow the most?” Honestly, I am just as guilty as any when I have to fess up and sometimes say, “I really don’t know.”

I am sure many of you will agree with me when say that is a difficult statement to make when you have such high expectations of yourself. Keeping accurate tracking on the results of our efforts may seem like a very mundane activity, but that is just what may be separating you from the success you desire. Success in any area of our life is centered on mastering the mundane.

You want to be thin and healthy? Exercise and eat less. Have a successful business? Model those who have already accomplished it. It always, ALWAYS boils down the acronym KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid!)

I love what Jim Rohn says, “If you can do it, it is easy.” Often when I am out and about I over hear someone say tracking their results is hard, or cold calling is hard, or whatever XYZ is too hard. I laugh to myself a little and simply say, “Yes, it may require more effort than your other activities, but how much better will your results be if you take the extra time to do it?” The answer almost always is, “Well I don’t know exactly, but I know it really would help advance my business.”

If you know something is going to improve the quality of your life, DO IT! It will only be “hard” for a little while, and then you know what? It will become a habit, second nature, and you will achieve far more than you have ever imagined possible!

Good luck and let’s make it happen!

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