Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Your Financial Education Is Your Path To Becoming Rich

How would you score your your financial IQ and the level of your financial education?

Do you ever find yourself afraid to take a particular action, particularly when it comes to your financial affairs, simply because you're don't know what to do?

You know what I mean. You're afraid of losing money and so you are indecisive about what to do with your money to make it grow.

And because you are afraid of losing it, you let the fear lead you to inaction. And so now you're stuck because nothing has changed.

You can relate, right? Most of us experience this at some point in our life.

So, what is it that can allow you to overcome those fears which are trapping you in a cycle of inaction?

The answer is education. Specifically, financial education.

Education is growth. And growth is the only evidence of life.

So why wouldn't you invest in your own growth? It's paramount to your success.

An excellent book that deals with the concept of financial education and why it is so important is Why We Want You To Be Rich, by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki.

In their book, Trump and Kiyosaki talk about a number of trends and factors that are aligning into a "perfect storm" of sort that can have frightening implications to your financial future.

I believe it is your job to educate yourself about these trends and factors so that you can lead yourself with regard to your financial affairs.

Learn about things such as the growing trade deficit, the exponentially growing US debt, the declining US dollar, the fact that a huge number of baby boomers are on the verge of retirement without enough money to do so, the financial condition of our social programs, what's driving rising oil and energy prices, and so on.

This is what financial education is all about.

You see, the more I've learned over the years, the more I realize I just don't know.

But with an investment of a couple of hours a week, you can begin to position yourself so that you can have full responsibility and control over your financial life. You position yourself through some education.

Become informed enough that you can function as a generalist, directing the professionals or experts, with which you engage in your wealth building affairs.

It's your life, and your financial well being, so start driving your own car.

And it doesn't need to be anywhere as complicated as you've been led to believe.

There are a number of very informative books and newsletters to which you can subscribe that will give you tremendous guidance to assist with your financial education.

And a great place to start is to pick up Trump and Kiyosaki's book.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Visualize Your Success Daily

Visualization is a very complementary activity to assisting you in achieving your goals.

So make a point of using it daily.

You've heard of the athlete in training using visualization as a part of their training routine.

Training for, say the 100 meter dash, one of the activities the athlete will undertake is a complete visualization of the entire race.

From the starting blocks right through to the finish line, the athlete visualizes every movement - the legs churning, the arms moving, the eyes focused straight ahead, the posture being maintained, the breathing, all of it.

By the time the race occurs, the athlete has run the race hundred or even thousands of time in his or her mind.

Now get this, you don't need to be an athlete to harness the power of visualization.

You can use this process in your personal life to assist you in achieving your personal goals.

The visualization process helps your goals become accessible to you. It's a technique which allows you to develop an emotional attachment around your goals.

And it helps create an expectation of success.

This expectation of success, in turn, will lead you to take actions that are in harmony with your goals. In this way, you increase the speed at which you are moving closer to your goals.

So harness the power of visualization as part of your daily routine.

Just as it is so powerful to review your goals for a few moments daily, so is it very powerful to spend 5 or 10 minutes visualizing yourself achieving and experiencing your goals.

Make it real, taste it, hear it, touch it, smell it. Allow yourself to actually become emotionally involved in the visualization of your achieving your goals.

You will be pleasantly surprised at the impact this will have in your life.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Do You Know Where You're Going -- Do You Have Clear Goals?

Let me ask you a question.

What are your goals?

Here's another one. Where are you heading?

Are the actions you are taking right now, today, taking you closer to your goals or further away?

If you are involved in any type of business - whether your own your own business or in your job - you will be very familiar with the notion of setting business goals and objectives. These form the basis of the organization's business plan.

Athletes training for the Olympics are very clear about their goals. All of their training is focused on developing peak performance.

Yet in our personal lives, most people don't bother to bring the discipline of goal setting into their daily lives.

And so what is the result? They're generally not going anywhere. Certainly they're not going anywhere deliberately.

Instead, most people tend to kind of drift along.

That may sound harsh, but it is the truth. And you know it is.

Having clear goals is fundamental to your success in life. It gives you a sense of direction and a frame of reference with which to guide your decisions and actions.

Remember, until it's written down, it's merely an idea. But once you write it down, you have the basis of a plan.

So one of the most astute and rewarding investments you can ever make is the investment of a little bit of time to actually sit down and define your goals for yourself.

What would you like to achieve in the next 5 years? 3 years? 1 year? 6 months? 30 days?
What would you like to accomplish in your financial life? Your family life? Your education? Your interests?

This is your life we are talking about, so wouldn't you agree that these questions are important? Vitally important?

Surprisingly, many people I talk to have never taken the time to clearly define their goals. And so it can be very challenging to become clear about what your goals actually are.

It's your passions from which your primary goals will come. So take time to get in touch with your passions in life. Reconnect with them and then set specific goals for yourself.

Here's a great book that can help you become clear about your passions.

It's called The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Destiny. You Can Buy It From Amazon.com By Clicking Here.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

How To Build Beliefs That Serve You

Your belief system is the key to your ability to create what you want out of life. And if you are dissatisfied with the results you've gotten so far, all that is required to change the outcome is to change your beliefs.

A change in beliefs is accomplished by practicing new habits of thinking.

Now that can be easier said than done.

First, let me back up for a minute. Beliefs are nothing more than a habit of thinking. Think a particular thought often enough and you will accept it to be true.

The challenge with your belief system is that few if any of the beliefs you hold are in fact yours. They are instead beliefs you were taught and adopted.

These came primarily from your parents, grandparents, school, church, government and the media through the messages you received during your formative years.

Hence, you carry beliefs (probably) such as “I must work hard to make end’s meat” or “I don’t deserve to be rich and successful”.

Well ... how well do you suppose these beliefs are serving you in your desire to live an easier life or to become rich and successful?

It’s though leveraging the Law of Attraction that you can create what you want out of life. You see, at a metaphysical level, everything is energy – including thought. And all energy carries a vibration at a particular frequency.

That which vibrates at a particular frequency tends to attract more of the same – like attracts like.

Simply put, you get what you focus on.

So let’s get back to beliefs.

Beliefs are a habit of thinking. They are thoughts we’ve adopted as a habit.

These thoughts lead to specific feelings, and it’s the feelings that then lead us to words and actions which lead to a particular outcome.

We can deliberately develop new habits of thinking that serve us more effectively in creating what we want by following a simple daily process.

Follow the process for about 30 days, and you’ve built new habits of thinking – specifically new beliefs.

A terrific little book that neatly lays out a simple process by which you can reshape your beliefs and deliberately apply the principles of the Law of Attraction is titled “Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't” by Michael Losier.

You can buy Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't from Amazon by clicking here.

I highly recommend the book as a great way to begin to practically apply the concepts of deliberate thought, beliefs and use of Law of Attraction in your life.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Your Success Is About Getting Out Of Your Own Way -- Even In Your Home Business

Are you making a habit of getting out of your own way to ensure your success? Today, I'm going to share some stark truths about home based businesses as a way of illustrating a key habit of success.

And this will be very relevant to many readers because so many of us are already looking to leverage a home business as part of the solution to take back control of our lives.

So I'm going to assert right up front that the secret to being successful – not only at a home based business, but at anything in life – is to get out of your own way.

With that having been said, here are some dirty secrets – the realities of home based business that the marketing masters will rarely if ever share with you. Most marketers won’t publicly talk about these truths. But they are vital to your understanding of how to be successful.

If anyone can truly be successful in a home business, then it stands to reason that most people must be successful, doesn’t it? Or, at the very least, a reasonable percentage of people must be successful – right?

Well … no, that’s not exactly the case.

Here's a harsh reality about home based businesses:

95% of people who start a home business fail – they don’t ever end up breaking even on the money they spend to launch and operate their business.

So how do you feel about starting a home business now?

Well, before you get too discouraged, let’s dig a little deeper. The truth is that statistic is pretty much the same as for any business. 95% of all businesses fail.

So what’s really going on? Why are most people failing at their home business? Why are most people failing at business?

I've learned that anyone – even you – can truly be successful with your own home based business.

Or rather, that is anyone can be successful if you learn to get out of your own way.

Here are a few additional realities for you to ponder.

  1. The average person quits his or her business after being told “No” … get this … three times. Three times!
  2. 80% of home business operators never end up calling their sales leads
  3. 95% of businesses fail because they are under capitalized – that is they don’t line up and have enough money to fund their ongoing costs
  4. Of the remaining businesses that fail, 95% fail because of a lack of proper systems and controls

Do you see how these points are all examples of people getting in their own way?

I want to be successful, but I can’t deal with rejection.

I want to be successful, but I can’t bring myself to call my leads.

I want to be successful, but I haven’t bothered to establish a budget and find proper financing.

I want to be successful, but I don’t know how to manage my time and business.

Each of these is a function of improper mindset, improper planning, or improper practices.

So, if you wish to be successful in your home business or in anything in your life – and remember anyone can – then you first must learn to get out of your own way.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

The Elements Of A Healthy Daily Personal Development Practice

As we practice applying Law of Attraction and develop our daily personal development practice, it becomes abundantly clear that everything we achieve out of life is driven by our habits.

So it stands to reason that, no matter what you wish to create in your life, it’s applying a consistent daily practice – a routine – that will strengthen the good thinking habits.

In our experience, we’ve learned to apply some very basic elements into our daily routine that have become strong habits and which have served to strengthen our ability to deliberately apply Law of Attraction in our lives.

So let’s talk about your daily routine in more detail.
If one or more of these elements is missing from your routine, you may find yourself struggling in one or more areas of your life.


  1. Personal Development every day

    As John Henry Newman said, “Growth is the only evidence of life”.

    So contribute to your growth as a leader in your life by spending focused time on your personal growth and development every day.

    Or don’t, in which case you are really choosing to stop living.

    Spend 20 minutes writing out your goals and affirmations. Listen to a CD. Read an inspiring book. Learn from the masters. Feed yourself every day with positive thoughts and messages.

  2. Visualization & meditation every day

    Immediately following your personal development time, take the time to quiet your mind and connect with who you intend to be – the CEO of you, the leader of you, the inspiring leader of your own life who has massive results and success at whatever you choose.

    Visualize you having achieved your goals. Feel it. Smell it. Taste it.
    Relax and enjoy it. Bask in it.

    Where are you living? What does your house look like? Are you working from your office or pool side? How much money do you have in your bank account?

    Design your life in your mind, remind yourself of who you are being, and ready yourself to have positive conversations throughout your day.

    Be clearly on purpose before you pick up the phone or meet with people.

    And revisit the life you’ve designed in your mind every day.

    “Golden Time” three to four days a week

  3. Establish your golden time.

    It’s your uninterrupted time spent only on activities that will move you closer to your goals.

    What are those activities? The more time you spend visualizing the clearer the path to follow to get there will become. You will find yourself inspired to take actions – your inner voice will begin to guide you.

    That means calling people. It means having conversations.

    It means demonstrating the leader that you are to yourself and following your inspiration. Perhaps it’s taking a course, or undertaking project, or starting a home business.

    Guard your golden time. Protect it jealously.

    Spend a minimum of two uninterrupted hours, three to four days a week.

    Every week.

    It is in this time that you ultimately make your dreams come true. It is this time that you are taking the action that needs to be taken.

    Always be true to your golden time.

  4. Set the expectation of leadership

    Set the expectation of leadership in everything you do. This includes a number of things.

    Firstly, as I keep repeating over and over again (are you tired of hearing this yet?) – be the leader of you. Do this consistently at all times and you will be very effectively demonstrating to the universe and, more importantly to yourself, that you have integrity as a leader.

    Also, expect everyone else in your life to take personal responsibility for their actions. Call them on it if they don’t. This way you are being a true friend and empowering those in your life to follow your leadership example.

    And of course, we’ve already established that you take personal responsibility for your own actions, right?

  5. Mastermind with others

    Spend time with others who are successful in what they do and are effective leaders. These may be people you already know, such as business associates, friends or co-workers. Or you may need to start to make new friends and build new networks in your community.

    Other leaders are easy to spot. They are successful.

    Build relationships with them. Exchange ideas.

    You learn the most from people who are already accomplishing that to which you aspire.

    Surround yourself with people who support your greatness. And be a stand for others’ greatness as well.

    Make a point of hanging around with people who will help you get better.

    Spend at least 30 minutes masterminding every day.

    It may take the form of a phone conversation. Or a lunch. Or exchanging emails. Or listening to a presentation. Or joining a club or association.

    It doesn’t matter so long as you make a habit of doing it every day.

Applying these five elements of a successful daily routine will ensure you maintain a healthy mindset and high energy. They will make you more effective in all aspects of your life.

So, embrace your daily personal development practice and incorporate all five elements into your daily routine. Do it consistently. Do it without fail.

Your results will amaze you.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Book Review "The Power Of Intention" by Wayne Dyer

The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer

For me, this book is an absolute pre-requisite for any serious student of self growth and personal development.

One of the lessons I find myself continuously being reminded of is to not let my ego get in the way of my being successful.

Like most of the people on this planet, I've been subjected to a lifetime worth of conditioning which leaves me predisposed to ego based thinking.

And yet it is the very same ego based thinking that leads to thoughts which don't serve me and which fuels the negative vibrations that they carry.

And of course, based on the Law of Attraction, it is positive vibration that I wish to be focused on generating at all times.

In his book "The Power of Intention", Dr. Wayne Dyer talks about this.

He talks about the need to let go of your ego in order to stay in alignment with the power of intention and more easily manifest into your experience that which you desire.

According to Dr. Dyer, ego is simply an idea you have about who you are that you carry around with you. This idea of who you think you are is an obstacle to your ability to connect with intention because it reinforces the notion that you are separate from everyone and everything in the world around you.

Of course, we already know this is not true.

We are all part of an interconnected system, consciousness, and life force; quantum physics proves this. Ego based thinking becomes an impediment to connecting with intention and letting it flow freely to you.

You become a “dis-allower” rather than an “allower”.

In his book, Dr. Dyer identifies 7 steps for overcoming the hold ego has on you:

  1. Stop being offended. Being offended only leads to attack and counter attack. It in no way serves you.
  2. Let go of your need to win. There are no losers in a world that shares the same energy source. Ironically the less you pursue winning, the more you will win.
  3. Let go of your need to be right. Would you rather be right or happy?
  4. Let go of your need to be superior. This leads only to resentment and hostility.
  5. Let go of your need to have more. You live in a world of abundance and should focus on creating, attracting and then letting it go. It's in giving that you receive.
  6. Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements. Hold no attachment to the outcome since this is a negative attractor.
  7. Let go of your reputation. You have no control over how others think about you - it doesn't matter. All that matters is that you be true to your own intuition and integrity.
If you haven't already read Dr. Dyer's book, I strongly recommend you pick up a copy and give it a read.

If you already have read it, read it again.

You will find new meanings and perspectives that you can apply directly to your own personal development and success.

If you don't have the book and you'd like to buy it, simply follow the link:
The Power of Intention

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