Dec 282009
 

Here we are, approaching a new year and a new decade! The question is, are you prepared for the success that you desire?

Goal Setting
It goes without saying that this is the time of year when people set their “resolutions” which I think is just a fancy way of saying a goal that I don’t intend on working too hard on. By setting a resolution you are taking the first step towards at least attempting to set a goal, but falling unfortunately short. A goal must, MUST be written down on paper if you intend on accomplishing it.

It is very easy to set a goal and have something to say when someone asks you, but it is an entirely different mentality when you write down and internalize your desires.

Here are some steps and tasks to help you really make your goals visible to you:

1. What do you really want?
2. Write it down
3. Put in order of priority

If you are really serious…
4. Make a vision board with pictures of what you see yourself having

This is your time to shine! Do not neglect your planning. “Lost time is never found again” -Ben Franklin

Good luck, God Bless, and have a wonderful New Year Celebration!

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May 132009
 

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It is unfortunate, but if you are not aware by now you should be. The vast majority of people are unable to live the life they intended by the age of sixty five. Here is the break down I was recently previewed to during a financial seminar.

A study of 100 peoples financial well being calculated from when they were 25 to 65:

1-Wealthy
16-Above Average
45-Average
22-Below Average
6-Poverty
10-Welfare

With all the millions of people in America for that matter, going to colleges, dreaming, aspiring for more out of life, why is it that only about 1%-5% are truly achieving their dreams? If your dreams today are your answers for tomorrows questions what is the hold up? What I have come to find out is that everyone dreams, but not everyone dreams equally.

We have heard that “the sky is the limit,” “shoot for the stars so you can settle for the moon.Settle!?! This is the land of opportunity you shouldn’t have to settle for anything! The time is now to take control and put an end to your “Journey Of Brokeness” (J.O.B.). If you need the “secure” income for the time being that is fine, but if you are not spending time, regardless of how much it is, building some type of passive income stream life is not going to be getting any easier anytime soon.

Don’t give the control to your financial planner who is telling you how much to put away so you can have an income when you are in your 60’s, work hard on something you believe in NOW so in the next 3-5, or 5-10 years have a remarkable income that will pay you the rest of your life. Whether it is learning to invest wisely in real estate, studying internet marketing to leverage global markets, getting started with a network marketing company, whatever it is find something where you can control results. Everything has ratios, number of contacts to number of deals.

It is 100% up to you. The price is the promise. How much are you willing to pay, and is it worth it? Ninety percent of business and success is inspiration, only ten percent is info. “Some of us learn from other peoples mistakes, the rest of us are the other people.” – Zig Ziglar

Make the decision today and stop being the other person. Step out of your comfort zone and take action!

Good luck and have a wonderful day!

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.”