“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.

 

Why Do You Let Fear Rob You of Success?

 

Fear robs many of us of success, we need to understand the fear of failure and stop making these excuses that are robbing you of success.

We all have known people who have the knowledge, talent, resources, drive and determination, yet they fall short of achieving success.

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Many times these people suffer from the fear of failure. They would rather suffer through the same daily routine (even if they hate it), than attempt something new. They would rather not try, than try and come up short, thereby never succeeding.

You will hear them utter these excuses:

  1. “Its a dumb idea”
  2. “This isn’t the right time to ________________.”
  3. “I need to research this more before ______________.”
  4. “I need to get some things in order before _____________”.
  5. “I need to__________ have to _______ want to______ don’t want to____.”

One excuse after another about how they would but…..

Probably one of FDR’s most famous quotes is “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

While I believe that to be true, I also believe something a mentor of mine told me many years ago.

He told me that “FEAR stood for False Evidence Appearing Real” which I also believe. If 98% of the things we fear might happen never do, it seems a waste of time and energy to worry about them.  After all do you really think worrying about the small percentage (2%) will prevent it?

“High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.” – Robert H. Schuller

Why Do You Want to Start a Business Anyway?

You can’t just wake up one morning and decide to start a business. You need to think carefully about the type of business that will be right for you.

So maybe you’re tired of working in a corporate setting, you might decide, “I want to start my own business.” But it’s important for you to be much more specific. Figure out your “why”. Why do you want to start your own business? What benefit will it bring you? Is it more freedom that you want or do you want more money? Is it the pride of ownership you crave? The tax benefits, job security, financial independence or are you just trying to get away from a terrible boss?

Understanding the “why” behind your desires can help you crystallize what you’re really going after.

 

Without total commitment, and a big why to get you through the inevitable setbacks and disappointments your business will likely fail.

If you are an experienced business owner you already know this.

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Kenneth Blanchard

Everybody has a different “Big Why”, some want to create a legacy, achieve great things or have independance. Whatever your “big why” it must be big enough to get you through the inevitable disappointments,setbacks and roadblocks you will encounter on your journey to success and that is why a “big why” is a prerequisite to success.

If you are just getting started in business you may not be aware but your mindset and attitude determines how successful your business will be. There is no magic pill or overnight success formula. Success is not easy it requires hard work.

To be successful you must have a clear view of what’s next. Sometimes people turn away from what they don’t like but end up in a new place that’s no better.  

Once you’ve identified what’s driving you, it’s possible to begin clarifying the desired outcome. You may very well decide that instead of deciding to start a business, you might decide to revise your goal to be finding something you enjoy doing part time working from home a few days a week to generate additional income to improve the quality of live for your family.

Success, like failure, is not an accident but rather the result of your own design and efforts. Ultimately it is your choice. Do you have just an interest or do you have a big why and are you 100% committed to your success?

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.

 

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.

3 Things You Should Do to Maintain the Focus that Success Requires

To achieve success it is vital to maintain your focus, here are 3 things you should do to help you maintain that focus.

Maintaining the focus we need to achieve success is more difficult today will all the distractions demanding our attention ( tablets, smart phones etc). But there are things you can do to maintain that required focus.

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To master most any task, whether physical or mental requires focus. Focused thinking while practicing a physical activity like baseball or golf will improve your technique, just as focused thinking helps you break through to the solution of a difficult mathematical problem.

 

Remove Distractions.

 

Removing distractions is no small feat in our culture, but it is critical to your success. Set and maintain the discipline of practicing your priorities. Do the things that provide you the highest return first and keep distractions to a minimum.

 

There are a number of times during the course of the day that my cell phone is set to vibrate.

 

Schedule Time to Think.

 

Many people in our fast paced culture today have a tendency to multi-task, but research shows switching from task to task can cost you up to 40% efficiency.

 

“Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Determine when your best thinking time occurs and set aside time without distractions to do just that.

 

Set Goals.

 

Everyone tells us the importance of setting goals, the reason goal setting is so important is the mind can’t focus without clear objective. The purpose of your written goals is primarily to give your thoughts direction, not to identify the final destination.

 

If you are looking for help with business development, personal development including time management and goal setting tips you’re in luck because now there is an app to help you with that!

 

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.