Nov 092009
 

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Where has this sense of entitlement come from that has spread like a plague? Since when are employers, educational systems, or governments responsible for individual financial well being? What happened to personal financial education, personal development, and self motivation to make the most of our own life?

Our lives represent the cumulative amount all the decisions we have ever made. Once you know and understand that you will have the ability to decide whether to participate in the recession or choose not to accept it.

The largest fortunes are created during a economic slump. This is the time of opportunity. Just the other week the DOW rebounded back 53% from its low in March. So over 5 months time there was 53% increase! You can view this one of two ways,

1) There were significant losses, and we are only back to the numbers of 1999. We still have 47% left to go to get back to where we were so we can break even.

OR

2) Wow what any opportunity there was in March, maybe we should have made the attempt to learn about trends and how to capitalize on them so we can identify an opportunity like this in the future.

There were still investors out there who at the time lost money, but were intelligent enough to know that market would rebound and chose invest significantly more money than ever before. Now they have come out on top.

It is all perception.

We are entitled to nothing. We live in the greatest country in the world, we have our freedom to choose. There are no other resources we can ask for that gives us the ability to create success. It is up to us to create our dreams. The resources are available, we have the internet, and libraries which have more resources than we could possibly go through in one lifetime.

USE THEM! Self educate yourself and lets build some long lasting wealth together!

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Feb 242009
 

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In times of uncertainty it is important to spend time focusing on RGA, Revenue Generating  Actions. Are all facets of your day to day activity bringing income into your household? If not why, and what can you do to change that?

The answer is become more valuable.

Become more valuable as a person, business owner, friend, partner, networker, make yourself an asset to those around you. You are the only one in control of your goals and actions. You decide your associations, what you read, and what you allow to be influential and only you know if what the effects are.

In the business community it is very advantageous to become a student of networking. Find out how to make the most out of every event, but also learn how to do so online. You can only meet so many people going out and about personally, but when you learn how to make your time on your computer just as valuable as your time at live events your efforts can only multiply. A phenomenal resource for learning this is www.sethgodin.com.

Before you can be valuable online you must learn how to become more valuable in person. Take time everyday to “sharpen your axe.” When you sit down with people take notes, utilize your database and the databases of people in your network to find resources for those you meet with. By doing this you are increasing your value to the person you met with, others in your network, and people in your networks network. It continues to build deeper and deeper and you become more and more of a resource.

The one key factor that you must have is a genuine interest in learning about others and the desire to help them unconditionally.

Your income and success is up to you and you alone.

Nov 182008
 

There is a never ending cycle in life and it is cause and effect.

Every cause has an effect and every effect has a cause. This is congruent with the Slight Edge principle I recently posted on. In a nut shell, every decision that we make falls either on the success curve or the failure curve.

Our daily actions are either bringing us close to our desired outcome or farther away, there is no way to remain stagnant in life. The masses subscribe to procrastination in hopes things will just work themselves out. They have built a house on the failure curve. This is why by 95% of people by the age of 65 are dead or dead broke. Only 5% of people can live the rest of their life in financial comfort!

Personally, this is just mind boggling to me, with the vast array of business opportunities in the world so many people just settle down into their comfort zone and don’t take advantage of the abundance that is out there. But, I will spend no more time discussing what could be if people changed, as Jim Rohn would say “Why would you signing up for that class.”

I put an extremely high value on education, not a traditional education, a “real education.” The education you get when you get out into the trenches and experience life. Find out the effects of making a certain number of sales calls, attending multiple networking events, meeting X number a people a week, exercising X number of times a week, reading X number of books a year, listening to valuable audio programs from people you find successful. This is the education that will show you an exponential return on investment. These are the causes for many of the effects we aspire to have in our lives.

Stop rolling the dice, success is not by chance. Study success and model the behaviors of those who have achieved what you aspire to and you will never be disappointed as long as you press on never accepting failure.

Good luck and God bless.

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