miércoles, 17 de junio de 2015

Think and Go Rich

This is one of my favourites Book...

Some 30 years ago, I was given "Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude" on the first day Combined Insurance sales training. It was co-authored by W. Clement Stone and Napolean Hill. It cited Think and Grow Rich as THE book on success. I bought it and read it. In fairness, I have fair library of these type of books. I read them over and over the next ten to 15 years. I set goals - personal improvement, family, business, wealth, health, and so on. I wrote them down. I read them daily for years. I set out to achieve these things. I read other authors and adopted systems built on the principles in Think and Grow Rich - Franklin Covey's day planner system is a good example.
Life gets busy and I fell out of practice. I didn't review my goals, values, and beliefs daily and may have even missed reviewing them annually which is when I would review and update my goals and set new ones. I wanted to be so rich I could retire at 50 and play most of my adult life, manage my investments, maybe do part time non-profit work. I simply fell away and got out of the habbit.

Think and Go Rich

Then I woke up one day and I remembered it all. I remembered that I knew how to get what I wanted and I had done so many times. I had gotten lazy and I needed to get back on it. I assessed where I was... I was almost 50... I had $4M in assets... I had a good job making $130K/yr working about 20 - 30 hours a week and they were flexible hours... I had a houseful of good, strong, healthy, brilliant kids who spent a lot more time at home than out running the streets with their friends - and they had the right friends, good people, nice folks... I had my health, no debt (I mean $zero), multiple pieces of real estate, stocks, cash... Shoot, I realized I basically was retired and I had transformed my career into a part time retirement job. Wow, even on auto-pilot, it works! I mean, it REALLY works.
OK, so now you figure I want you to go to my web site and buy my thing. But no. I work at a regular job with a regular boss and with regular customers. Oh sure, I'm in IT and it's a hot niche and I've done it 30 years and I was in the right place at the right time and I was lucky and all that. All true. But I left college after 1 year with bad grades and I went to work in a factory, then I started banging nails (working for myself), then I sold floor covering (and kept banging nails.) I took a big chance and traded it all for a year of trade school where I learn computer electronics in the 1980s. I took a cut in pay to move into this industry, but I just knew it was the future, my future. 

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jueves, 4 de junio de 2015

The 13 Characteristics of Successful People

I’ve spent many years studying successful people and have identified the skills, talents, and characteristics that enable them to succeed. As you look at and study these skills, talents, and characteristics, you’ll realize that you possess many of them yourself. Some of these skills and talents are more dominant than others and will play a greater part in your being, or becoming, a success in the business of life. These are the things you do well. The things you do easily and effortlessly. These are your strengths.

1. Successful People Have a Dream. They have a well-defined purpose. They have a definite goal. They know what they want. They aren’t easily influenced by the thoughts and opinions of others. They have willpower. They have ideas. Their strong desire brings strong results. They go out and do things that others say can’t be done.
Remember: It only takes one sound idea to achieve success.
Remember: People who excel in life are those who produce results, not excuses. Anybody can come up with excuses and explanations for why he hasn’t made it. Those who want to succeed badly enough don’t make excuses.
2. Successful People Have Ambition. They want to accomplish something. They have enthusiasm, commitment, and pride. They have self-discipline. They’re willing to work hard and to go the extra mile. They have a burning desire to succeed. They’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Remember: With hard work

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martes, 26 de mayo de 2015

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

What do you dream of?

 In your wildest imagination, what do you see yourself doing? 

Now, what is standing between you and that dream?The answer is leadership. "

Everything rises and falls on leadership," says Dr. John C. Maxwell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and now The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, "but knowing how to lead is only half the battle. Understanding leadership and actually leading are two different activities."Dr. Maxwell says, "Part of any leader's development comes from learning the laws of leadership, for those are the tools that teach how leadership works. But leaders are effective because of who they are on the inside. To go to the highest level of leadership, you must develop these character qualities from the inside out." If you look at all great leaders, you'll find that they possess the 21 qualities contained in this book, which is a complementary companion to The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside.

Click on this image to get the summary of the e-book  (The 21 Indispensables Qualities of a leader)

sábado, 2 de mayo de 2015

Breathe to feel the energy

"The next time you’re feeling depleted, try taking a walk in nature or near running water, and breathe in those positivity-making, oxygenized negative ions." -Matt Riemann

viernes, 3 de abril de 2015