Are you performing or just making promises? My idea of performing is having 3-15 daily things on my Marketing To-Do list which I know will move my business forward.
Every day, my goal is to complete 3-5 of those items. Some are repeat items that I do twice a week or once a week, so they stay on the list. Some items are a one-time occurrence so they come off when completed. I am continually finding new marketing ideas that I know will move my project forward and so they go on the list as well.
I prioritize my list in terms of importance using a #1 for critical, #2 for do now and a #3 for do when time permits. Many people ask me how I get so much done. There you have it, it’s that simple. However it does require a lot of discipline.
If you are not fully, totally and truly committed to creating wealth, chances are you won’t.
Why don’t people commit to building their business? Why don’t you have a 3 year plan instead of a 3 week plan? I believe the answer is training. Most people are not properly trained to go the distance. Most people are “trying” their business out to see if it will work. Your business is not like a pair of shoes, you can’t try it on for size. You do it or you don’t. I say why not be healthy, wealthy and wise!! Just like the compounding penny, real riches are seen only by those with the patience and perseverance to go the distance which takes real commitment.
Wealth File #4
Rich people think BIG. Poor people think small.
To determine your value, just take an accounting of how many people you serve or affect. Reach out to these people in a way that “speaks to them”. If you want to be paid a lot, serve a lot which means you have to think BIG.
The Law of Income: You will be paid in direct proportion to the value you deliver according to the marketplace.
Another great book to study is David Schwartz’s book, The Magic of Thinking BIG. He talks about the amazing things that happen when you simply think big. Once again we’re talking about creating a mindset (subconscious belief-Wealth File) of thinking big for success.
Most people play small because of their fear of failure and/or fear of success.
Yesterday’s blog listed some of the reasons people fear wealth:
1. What if I make and lose it? I’ll be a failure
2. I’ll never know if people like me for me or if it’s just my money.
3. It’s too much work.
4. I could lose my health trying.
5. I’ll be in a higher tax bracket
6. My friends and family won’t like me. They’ll think I’m uppity
7. My kids could get kidnapped
Those are all fear-based notions.
The second reason people play small is because they FEEL small. They feel unworthy. They don’t feel good about themselves, their importance or their ability to make a real impact on people’s lives. With so much going on, it’s easy to feel insignificant. Individually, most of us are insignificant, however together we can do amazing things!!
The key to playing BIG is taking the emphasis off of YOU. Your life is not just about you, it’s about your contribution, your service. A working definition of entrepreneur is simply problem solver.
How many people’s problems can you solve today?
Define what your business solves and know you can solve it for those you reach out to! People will listen to you if you have a way to solve their problems. In my case, I help singles find Forever Love…do any of you know how many thank yous I receive every week from people all over the world who have used my 4 Proven Steps and have found the right person, their soul mate, their Forever Love?
What problem does your business or service solve? Define it, refine it, market it and claim it.
You can become very wealthy because you have solved a problem affecting thousands and thousands of PEOPLE.
It comes down to this:
If not YOU, then who?
If not your business, your solution, then what?
If not NOW, then when??
Wealth File #5
Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
Rich people see potential growth. Poor people see potential loss. Rich people focus on rewards. Poor people focus on the risks. Is the glass half full or half empty? That’s a mindset!
If you are thinking: what if this doesn’t work; then it probably won’t work.
Others will “hope” that it works which is a step up.
However, the people you want to surround yourself with are those that think: it will work because I’ll make it work!!” That’s a mindset!!
Rich people “expect” to succeed. Poor people expect to fail. They lack confidence in themselves and their abilities. Let me tell you from experience that it’s tough to see the prize when you’re looking at all of the obstacles.
The greatest thing to experience is committing to something and having everything fall into place for you. You can call it luck, however I’ve seen time and time again how I’ve “luckily” succeeded and in every case I first committed.
Rich people understand that you can never know all the information beforehand. They operate on the “Ready, Fire, Aim” principle. Get started then make minor adjustments to your plan as you journey to success. It’s nuts to think you can know everything that may happen in the future.
Have faith in your abilities and have faith in the solution you provide to those who need a problem solved.
When your solution answers their problems; that’s win-win!
Wealth File #6
Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
This was a tough one for me because I came from nothing. I grew up on a self sustaining farm and had never seen many rich people. Most farm families I knew all worked very hard from sunrise to sunset to earn their living. We grew or made almost everything needed for our lives on the farm, so I grew up knowing I could make something out of nearly nothing.
I was taught to fin for myself and what a great gift that was. I never resented wealthy snobs, the uppity, rich people. No, I didn’t…I learned from them. I watched what they did and how they did it. I learned how to conduct myself socially and professionally. And I took those lessons to the bank. So don’t resent the wealthy. Most of them have worked very hard to accumulate and grow wealth. How can you be something you despise? The answer is you can’t. Eventually your powerful computer called the subconscious will move you away from pain into pleasure.
When the subconscious mind must choose between deeply rooted emotions and logic, emotions will almost always win.
You will actually throw away money and opportunities to make money if you have deeply rooted negative emotions about money. Remember when Halle Berry told Oprah about her 20 million dollar contract, the largest for a female actress at the time? She said she didn’t care about the money, it was more important that she blaze a trail for other women to follow…Now, that’s how to take “it” to the bank. Be an example.
We all have files that we may be unaware of however when you feel resentment, anger, jealousy or other negative emotions swelling up, CUT THEM OFF IMMEDIATELY!! The equivalent of this wealth file is: Don’t hate, appreciate.
And so life goes…on and on