Well, we’re coming up to the end of 2012.
Didn’t it seem like the last 12 months flew by like jet fighter on steroids?
And guess what… the next 12 months will go by even FASTER.
As we get ready to kick off the New Year, this is a perfect time to make BIG plans for the year ahead and commit to taking daily action to see them through ’till the end.
Over the next few blog posts I want to share with you some of the principles from Brian Tracy’s “21 Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires”.
But don’t just casually read them.
… what if you took each one of these and committed to making them a part of who you are.
How much further ahead will you be a year from now?
Let’s dive into it…
Success Secret #1: Dream Big Dreams
Do you have a BIG dream?
Do you think about it all the time?
Do you visualize and see yourself living the life you desire… doing the things you want… and being the person you want to become?
This is nothing new, and MOST people will dismiss it with… “Oh I know this already.”
KNOWING and DOING are two different things.
We all KNOW stuff…. but you don’t get paid and you don’t make changes in your life by simply knowing.
You need to APPLY what you’ve learned.
BIG DREAMS ignite the spark of inspiration to do what we need to do.
Now here’s something to think about.
I always believed that desire is either something you have or you don’t.
Some people got it and some people don’t.
But here’s an interesting thing I recently heard, which makes total sense.
Everyone’s got desire.
Not everyone has the ambition to go after that which they desire.
You ask anyone if they “want” MORE money.
And you’ll always get a yes.
They’ve got the desire.
Are they ambitious enough… do they have the motivation to go DO what’s necessary to get the money or whatever it is they want?
When you have BIG DREAMS you become inspired by them and they drive you to action.
They turn desire into a “deep burning desire” to do the things you need to do to make it happen.
Success Secret #2: Develop A Clear Sense Of Direction
Having BIG DREAMS is important, but without clearly identified targets, they’re simply wishes.
Napoleon Hill wrote in “Think and Grow Rich” that all successful people he studied had Definiteness Of Purpose. They knew exactly what they wanted and had definite plans for carrying out their desire.
This is what turns Dreams into Goals.
And as my upline used to say… “Goals to your life are like steering wheel to a car.”
Now’s the time to commit them to paper, think about them and make plans to turn them into reality.
Success Secret #3: See Yourself As Self-Employed
Although this particular principle applies more to people who work for others, it’s important to note that MOST people who jump into our business with the desire to “be their own boss”…
… continue to have the “employee” mindset.
They’re used to being told what to do, when to do it, etc…
Being an entrepreneur first requires a totally different mindset. Which is why most people are NOT entrepreneurs.
What that means is being “results” driven, instead of the “activity driven.”
Just because you “put the time in”, doesn’t guarantee you will get results.
You need to focus on activities that produce results and be driven by “outcome” not by the mere fact that you may be staring at your computer screen 10 hours a day without getting any “REAL” work done.
Getting Traffic… Turning it into Leads, Sales, and Recruits… are the only things that are considered “results” driven work.
Everything else… is “busy” work that needs to be done, but doesn’t pay you until you do the above.
A store owner won’t get paid for arranging the products neatly on the shelves. He needs to get “foot traffic” into his store and sell something, or he won’t be in business for very long.
There are a TON of people in our industry who like to “rearrange the shelves” and think that they’re working.
Don’t be like them.
That’s it for today.
In the next post I’ll dive into more of Brian Tracy’s “21 Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires”.
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