“6 Months to 6 Figures”, I highly reccommend this must read book.

I recently finished re-reading Peter Voogd’s book “6 Months to 6 Figures”,  I highly reccommend this must read book.

If you’re one of the select few who are serious about you success, this book will change the game for you, as it is a breath of fresh air to the Entrepreneurial world.

No BS, No fluff, and No Sugar Coating. Just real world strategies from being in the trenches. Peter Voogd reveals the strategies he’s used to go from dead broke to over 6 figures within 6 months in multiple industries.

While many entrepreneurs struggle with inconsistent income, low productivity, and don’t have enough time in a day to get everything they want done?

Peter shows you ways to maximize your income, get bigger things done in less time, and helps you create your ideal lifestyle. It is about ACTION and even has assignments to write goals, plans, etc. This is a serious book for those serious about changing their life and furthering their success.

Most people just talk about success, wish they had success, but never take the necessary action consistently to achieve it. They spend year after year just trying to get by and never achiving the sucess they desire. 

If you want a short guide that highlights a little bit of everything from the motivational/success library then this is a great book to have on hand. In fact, it might just be the best I’ve ever read on the subject.

If you are serious about your growth I highly recommend you get this book.

 

Must read Books for your Success

 

A couple of books I believe everyone must have in their personal library to aid them in their success are from Robert Kiyosaki: two of his earlier books “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and “Cashflow Quadrant”.

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Look… I know when a book is as popular as Rich Dad, Poor Dad is, people will look at it and assume it isn’t worth their time, or people will read it and scoff at the ideas. I wonder how many of those people work for someone with debt up to their ears, hoping they can stay afloat. Or are too scared and don’t know which investment to make after reading the book…

I also understand that with books like these, they are repetitive and simple, and an intellectual might write it off as signs of poor writing. I believe it is more about changes their mindset first before they can build a foundation to further build on.

Repetition is necessary to get you out of your repetitive lifestyle that you currently hate… That’s why you’re reading this review, you hate your lifestyle… 

 

I enjoyed this book. I thought it discusses a number of interesting ideas, includes a fair number of good examples, and could cause people to rethink how they think about money. It could have provided a few more quality resources for further reading. The ones I looked at based on it were not great. I could have also provided some more detail on recommended strategies for different groups of people. Overall though, a pretty good quick read.

Having read Rich Dad, Poor Dad and now Cashflow Quadrant, I have come to admire some of the traits of Robert Kiyosaki. His writing is simple, based on core ideas, and he has a way of helping one feel empowered.

I understand that some claim he conveys extremely valuable advice while others equate him to nothing more than a Snake Oil Salesmen. You will find some critiques of Kiyosaki claiming that he doesn’t offer any real concrete advice and that he doesn’t actually tell people how to become rich. This is true; his advice is very general and focuses on ways of thinking rather than what to actually do.

But this is what I like about Kiyosaki; he offers advice on the perspective of money rather than telling people step-by-step what they need to do. To become rich you must change your way of thinking rather than do what you are told.

 

What I can tell you about Cashflow Quadrant is that it is a fantastic read. The ideas in the book are very simple but very eye-opening. Kiyosaki’s writing is repetitive and clunky but I really don’t mind.

 

I recommend these books to anyone who is interested in making their money through other means rather than working a job.

Get the books. Read them, then GET SOME OTHER BOOKS… Don’t stop reading, save some money for investing, and AFTER you feel confident, buy some assets… Keep doing all 3 until you die…

In this “New Economy”, Starting a Business is the best option for Millennials

Getting a college degree is no longer the near guarantee of landing a secure good paying job, for many Millennials starting a business may be a better use of their education.

The after effects of the recession, an unemployment rate that has yet to reach the historical  recovered U.S. economy of a 5% jobless rate and  longer-term changes in the labor market, have forced many of today’s graduates to take the first decent offer they receive, which in many cases they’re overqualified for the position.

 

Since the most recent economic forecast from the Federal Reserve is that the jobless rate will stay above 5% through 2016 it would seem to me even more reason for this highly educated group of young people seriously consider starting their own business.

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And why not, the industrial age is dead, we live in the information age now the millennials aren’t old enough to not remember not having the Internet, they have totally embraced social media, smart phones, IPADS and all the technological advances as they come their way and they are more comfortable and confident using technology to help their business prosper.

So given the current changes for many of these overqualified millennials the best option may be for them to start a business.

Steps to Ensure Success with your New Year’s Resolutions.

Every year millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions and fail. Don’t be one of those people. If making more money in the new year is one of your resolutions, then take steps now to ensure your success.

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  • If you still define success with a dollar amount, then you are only part wrong. The habit of defining success with a dollar amount might result in a chase that will never end and you will never attain your view of success. Check out a unique way to get rich by helping others with their personal development and business development.
  • Character does matter. Keep Your Promises, No Matter How Small They Are. Make sure that you will be able to do something before committing to it. Then be clear on the expectation, action, and result that you have agreed to. People tend to dismiss small promises as unimportant and even unnecessary. They are wrong, if you don’t take the small promises you’ve made seriously, you will damage your trust, and destroy your own reputation.
  • Failing to keep the minor promises will make it tempting for you to break your more          important promises in the future. Also, this shows the appearance of your being irresponsible, disorganized as well as making others feel unimportant. You will build trust by demonstrating that you can keep your promises, even with the small things.

Discover the traits and typical habits of a successful person.

  • Take Action.You cannot change anything and make any real progress without taking action. Knowledge is totally useless without action. That is simple. So take action right now!
  • Manage your time wisely. There is a difference between being productive and being busy. Being busy is often considered as a form of mental laziness. Busy people seem to be rushing all over the places such as conferences, social engagements, or meetings. Their busy schedule might give them the increased sense of importance. Yet, perhaps, it is an illusion. Literally, they are like hamsters constantly running on the wheel.
  • Keep Things Simple. Being in the information age, information moves with the speed of light and access to business development and personal development tips and strategies are more easily attainable. You and I have tons of opportunities when it comes to building life and career. Unfortunately, all these opportunities and “noise” also leads to complication, inaction, and confusion. We still must make decisions and must act on those decisions.

That means you should decide to choose things that you think will work and take action. After taking action, if the result is not as good as your expectation, then learn from the experience, choose another action and move forward.

  • Make Small Improvements on a Continuous basis. A mentor of mine used to ask the question to his team: How can you eat an elephant? The answer is simple: One bit at a time. You understand my implication behind that question, right? Yeah, it is similar to the challenged road to success. Make small and positive changes. Do that by exercising, eating better. By taking regular steps in your personal development and creating positive improvements in your business development, you will reach the success that you aspire to.
  • Spend Your Time With Right People. You are the equivalent of the 5 people you spend the most of your time with. Generally, successful people associate with like minded and supportive people. If you hang with wrong friends, colleagues, they are going to negatively impact you. Yet, if you spend time on the right people, you can become more successful than when you are alone. It is great if you could form your own team and then work together in order to make dramatic differences and increase your probability of success.

 

A mentor of mine often told his team: “You can make excuses, or you can make more money, but you can’t do both.”

Do You Want to be Successful? Beware of People Around You that Don’t Support You.

The “Lone Ranger” is a hollywood production, in real life, to be successful you need people that will support and encourage you.

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Everybody needs support. Everybody needs encouragement. Not everybody is capable of giving support or encouragement, because they are afraid of the changes that might occur if you succeed.

Change is hard for many people, often it is the people closest to us that are unable to support or encourage us. Think about it, if you lose weight, they feel like a failure. If you create a successful business, they feel like a failure. If you achieve your dreams, they feel like a failure.

While you can’t completely shut out those family members closest to you in your lives, it is obvious you need to spend the bulk of your time with people that will sincerely encourage your efforts and avoid those who are unsympathetic and uninterested.

The good news is even if the people closest to you are not capable of providing you the support and encouragement you need for your success, there are other resources:

Dozens of other leaders in wealth, health and personal growth are standing by to transform your destiny. There has never been assembled such a team of global masters, great Mentors standing united to change your life!

The Mentoring Vault includes hundreds of life-changing Mentors. New courses with new mentors start every month, and previous presentations are available on an unlimited 24/7 digital basis.

In order for you to be able to continuously motivate and encourage your employees, it is important that you have a regular source of encouragement and motivation as well.

Zig Ziglar said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”.

Our FREE Resources page includes access to the entire Network to help you get started to enjoy better health, greater wealth and leave a legacy.

Do You Think Your Education will Help Your Success as an Entrepreneur?

Few colleges and post-secondary schools teach how to help with your success as an entrepreneur.

 

Entrepreneurs educate themselves mostly with reading books, trade magazines, attending conferences, real world experience and a number of other ways.

 

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune”. – Jim Rohn

 

You should never stop striving to learn more. Successful entrepreneurs are always seeking to educate themselves about new business strategies and new technologies among other things and are not necessarily enrolled in a school to do it.

 

Running your own business, whether a traditional, brick and mortar or you work from home, is not easy, not to worry now you can get help with that, with a platform that delivers practical, nuts and bolts information to your desktop or mobile device on subjects like….

  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • How to Start a Business
  • Effective Internet Marketing
  • How to Take Advantage of the Current Real Estate Market
  • Investment Strategies
  • Asset Protection

…and more

Build Your Business and your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs!

Are You Afraid Of Success? Many People Are!

The thought of being afraid of success sounds absurd, but the fact is like those who are afraid of failure, plenty are afraid of success and constantly make up excuses for not chasing their dreams.

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The only limitations in life are the ones you make.

Many of us have grandparents that lived during the great depression, an era of American history that rooted an entire generation in a scarcity mindset. Unfortunately these great depression era Americans passed onto their children these ideas about money who passed them down to their children.

While the conscious, intellectual level of your mind knows you have done everything to be successful, the subconscious, level of your mind has been preconditioned, likely since your childhood with “money doesn’t grow on trees”, “a penny saved is a penny earned”, “money is the root of all evil” ( which is NOT anywhere in the Bible, by the way).

You need to understand the beliefs that you hold and work to change those beliefs you have in your subconscious mind.

Yes with success will come changes, you must be honest with yourself about that, but avoiding the outcome will only hurt you in the end, it important to find your true fears and work toward stamping out your fears.

Focus on the “why”, and keep in mind that sometimes the changes you make in the pursuit of your dreams will bring you happiness beyond imagination.

David Rockefeller said, ”Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” I believe that still holds true.

Everybody needs support. Everybody needs encouragement. Don’t try and be a lone ranger, to be successful you need people, a team, that will support and encourage you.

To Achieve Success You May Need to Change Your Thinking

While it is true that a person that knows how, may always have a job, but a person that knows why will always be their boss.

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People are of course very diverse, but one thing that is common that separates successful people from unsuccessful people is the the way successful people think.

 

The good news is that how successful people think can be learned, so if you change the way you think you can change your life.

 

Changing your thinking is not automatic however, you must work at it. And it is not easy, Albert Einstein said, “Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it”. Because thinking is so hard you want to use resources available to help you improve the process, fortunately you can get an app to help you with that.

 

Changing your thinking may be worth the effort and investment though as, good thinking can do many things for you such as generate revenue, solve problems and create new opportunities.

 

Gold mines tap out and stock markets crash, but a human mind with the ability to think is like a diamond mine that never runs out, fact is more wealth is created in depressed economic times than in prosperous times.

 

Napoleon Hill said, “More fold has been mined from the thoughts of man than has ever been taken from the earth”.

 

It is important to start your day with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and ideas for you to excel and achieve success, that has become easier because there are FREE resources available to you including an App to help you with that.

 

So You Say You Can’t Sell – I don’t Believe You.

Since selling is simply an act of persuasion, unless you were a starving baby with a constant dirty diaper, I believe you know how to persuade people. Hopefully your Cool Mountain Townpersuasion techniques been refined over the years.

 

Selling is not about convincing people to give you money, for a product or service they really have no need for, so you can get their money from them.

 

Instead, selling is about building a relationship to better understand their needs, so that you can provide the solution to their need.

 

In other words selling is about persuading people or business owners that you have the solutions they need to improve their standard of living or push their business to greater levels of success and profitability.

 

Sounds like a pretty noble profession to me and you can be a part of it. You just need to believe for great things and work on your personal development.

 

Norman Vincent Peale said,”Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture….. Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”

 

It is important to start your day with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and ideas for you to excel and achieve success, that has become easier because you can get an App to help you with that.

 

The Thought of You Being Afraid of Success is Absurd.. Or Is It?

Sounds absurd, but the fact is like those who are afraid of failure, plenty are afraid of success and constantly make up excuses for not chasing their dreams are obviously Moggollon Rim AZ bike trailneed to focus on personal development.

 

Many of us have grandparents that lived during the great depression, an era of American history that rooted an entire generation in a scarcity mindset. These great depression era Americans passed onto their children these ideas about money who passed them down to their children.

 

While the conscious, intellectual level of your mind knows you have done everything to be successful, the subconscious, preconditioned level of your mind has been preconditioned, likely since your childhood with “money doesn’t grow on trees”, “a penny saved is a penny earned”, “money is the root of all evil” ( which is NOT anywhere in the Bible, by the way, you’ve been lied too).

 

You need to understand the beliefs that you hold and work to change those beliefs you have in your subconscious mind.

 

Yes with success will come changes, you must be honest with yourself about that, but avoiding the outcome will only hurt you in the end, it important to find your true fears and work toward stamping out your fears.

 

Focus on the “why”, and keep in mind that sometimes the changes you make in the pursuit of your dreams will bring you happiness beyond imagination.

 

David Rockefeller said,” success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” I believe that still holds true.

 

For many years, as part of my personal development, I have been buying books and tapes/cds for inspiration and motivation, now I have an App for that and you can too.