Let me start with some background to this topic.
Over the years in study and constant observation, I’ve come to realize that most people talk a lot about what they want and rightfully desire however the results typically aren’t there; or if the results are there, they come with a tremendous amount of stress and fear. Having examined many peak performers and mentors, I’ve found that while everyone is the same in the aspect of having a physical form, their paradigms of achievement are galaxies apart! Our subconscious mind houses our paradigm, it is what dictates the results we achieve no matter what we may consciously think, say, or do.
An example of this is the expectations of a child. A child born into a wealthy family expects success, while a child born into a poor family hopes for success. Allow me to make a distinction here: by ‘wealthy’ and ‘poor’ I am not only talking about finances, I am also talking about personal values, relationships, education, personal development, work ethic, health, spirituality, etc. People can be financially wealthy, but poor in relationships or health. People can also be wealthy in education, but poor in finances. But how do we develop harmonious wealth? How can we take steps towards being fulfilled?
In order to have better results, we must reshape our paradigm. Our paradigm essentially is the box that our subconscious mind is occupying. It is the collective belief system we have about ourselves and the world around us. The best way I can convey this across to you is with this statement: “The only reason we settle for earning our current annual income is because we don’t already know how to earn that amount every month.” Simply put, we settle for earning $50,000/year because we don’t know how to earn $50,000/month. Is this such a ridiculous claim? NO! People around the world are already earning $50,000/month and more. So what separates us? Our physical bodies are essentially the same, we live on the same planet, we are affected by the same 4 seasons, precipitation, the global economy, etc.
Continue reading “Reprogram your subconscious mind for success: Why?”
This is from Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
1. Rich people believe “I create my life.” Poor people believe, “Life happens to me.”
2. Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
3. Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.
4. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
5. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
6. Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
7. Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
8. Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
Continue reading “Wealthy mindset vs. Mediocre mindset. Fantastic!”
I recently attended an investor meeting that was organized by some of the real estate investment team members I work with, and while I always seem to come across people with an increasing amount of money, I also hear about people who have very high debt levels that is putting a huge strain on many aspects of their lives. I can fully understand the weight of such debt as I have been in a similar situation with significant debt due to school and blatant spending. Here, I would like to talk about the things I used to eliminate the debt, and push myself into a positive cash reserve position.
I came upon this strategy while reading T. Harv Eker’s “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” and have found that this similar strategy has been used elsewhere (Bob Proctor’s “You were Born Rich“, and George Classon’s “The Richest Man in Babylon”) to help generate great wealth for a lot of people over the centuries. The essence of the strategy is to not only help you eliminate debt and move into positive cash reserves, but also to help fund personal development and charities, while at the same time having enough to carry out your monthly obligations for yourself or your family.
Before I get into the steps however, I would like to point out that you can start by working with very small numbers, and resolve to gradually increase those numbers over the course of 30 days or 60 days to accelerate your results. By that I mean you can start with the pennies in your pocket and gradually work towards building your fortune. Keep in mind, this may require a little sacrifice on your part in the way of letting go of pointless expenditures (when considered in the long term view) and substitute it with something else like reading books (wisdom of the world at your fingertips).
Consider your current income as a full pie. Now as your income flows in, the people/companies you owe money to (bills) take pieces of the pie over the course of a month, and you’re left with a few crumbs.
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Leaders mention it, personal development coaches expound upon it, and children are a good measure of it: time flies!
A short 10 years ago it was the dawning of a new millennium. The year 2000 brought about many exciting changes and challenges as did the years leading up to 2010, however the common denominator is that regardless of the negative and positive events, the past 10 years have come and gone. Multitudes of personal, business, and financial goals have been set and achieved over the decade taking thousands of people to higher levels of achievement and fulfilment. On the flip side: how many millions of people did not set any solid goals; how many people had good intentions but no results due to inaction; how many people still have the same results, same financial standing, same lifestyle?
The point to understand here is that there is nothing we can do about our past, but we can learn from it. The next 10 years will come and go whether we choose to plan it out or not. We can either choose to continue sitting in front of the tv, watching The Amazing Race 2020, or we can take a year off and actually travel to the destinations on the show because our businesses and investments are paying for all our expenses. Which would you rather have? Seriously, think about it. 10 years ago you started out with a group of people who were quite similar to you – some excelled, some didn’t. Where are you in relation to them? Where would you have liked to have been? Where would you like to be 10 years from now?
Continue reading “A decade past, a new one on the horizon – where are you on the map of life?”