There is no rule that says we have to stop learning. Why do we stop? Why do we feel like we are satisfied once we get to a certain space in our lives? When you fall in love do you believe that the love stops? Of course, it doesn’t, we often understand that love is to be constantly worked at and that light needs to be relit over the years. This is how we need to look at knowledge. Learn, learn, learn every day, all day. If we are not evolving in our knowledge than we are dying in our lives. Somebody will always pass you up if you stop. Every day I read at least 30 pages of a book. I do at least one hour of self-development. I do this because it is important to be the best version of me on a daily basis. I am a financial advisor and I help people change their mindset to think more like a champion. I feel like it would be a disservice to those I speak to If I am not the best version of me. What is your personal feeling about this? What is your why? You need to find a reason why you want to be great. Is it for your kids? For yourself? Choose wisely because this reason will be the foundation to your drive. There will be some days where you feel like doing nothing, taking a break. That’s where the WHY comes in. Go be great! Be inspired and remember to NEVER stop learning.
Don’t take too long but think about the quote you just read. You will be right 100% of the time when it comes to listening to yourself. We set our own limitations on what we can achieve in life. If you think you can’t achieve something, you will never achieve that goal. Plain and simple, that’s how it works and that’s how it will always be. Here is the beautiful thing about thinking you can achieve something. You will never stop until you do. Babe Ruth once said, “you can never beat a man that never gives up.” So true! People who believe in themselves find creative ways around their failures to make it happen. Notice I said failures. You will fail no matter your mindset. However, your mindset is what get’s you over the hump when things aren’t going so well. THINK you can and you will. After all, If you’re going to be right, you might as well be on the right side of success. Be Inspired!
If you have children you will understand this next sentence perfectly. People will do what you do more than they do what you say. Most of the time when someone wants advice from you, they aren’t looking for the answers, they are looking for validation on how they really feel about it. Most of the people really looking for answers will only talk to people they know have lived and gone through a similar struggle. Results matter! results are what separate the great from the good. Nobody cares how hard you work because frankly nobody but you really knows how hard you work. People see the end result and make assumptions about the work you put in.
With that being said, Today’s post is about the people who are watching you bust your butt and get the results. Lead by example. Someone is watching your every move and the example that you set forth is crucial. You could be literally shaping someone’s life. Think about that for a second. The beautiful thing about this is you don’t have to do anything but keep working hard. Inspiration is everywhere and best of all it’s FREE. Think about the people in your life that you gravitate to and ask yourself why that is. It’s probably someone you don’t even think about. Also, think about who might be looking at you. Stay busy. Be Inspired!
As I get older there is something I have come to realize. Everything I do start and ends with me. I tell my mindset coaching clients that even with me helping them, the real triumph is the fact that they took the initial step to want the help. The best decision you can ever make is to create success for yourself. Guess what? Get used to it.
Nobody is coming to save you. Nobody is going to show up with your dreams on a platter. You need to get used to the idea of being self-sufficient in order to be self-efficient. Being more self-efficient is the only way to ensure that you lead a successful life. Get rid of the clutter in your life and your mind will be clear fo all the BS that is there now. Find peace and live for the now.
I am learning that living for the future is dangerous. It is dangerous because you’re not living NOW! Enjoy your life and embrace the struggle. Get used to being you and everything will be just fine. Be Inspired!
I did not grow up in the very best of neighborhoods. I did not let the streets get to me but I have noticed something as an adult. The people in my neighborhood and to be honest the surrounding areas within a 100-mile radius are in the same negative mindset when it comes to money. I realize that most of the United States have this same mentality. We are afraid of money. We are afraid of what it could do to us mentally and what it will mean to those around us. I hear all the time, Don’t let money change you. I do not believe in this at all. Money does not change people, it just brings out the real person within you. Your habits are what make you who you are.
Do not be afraid of money, it cannot do anything without you. Think about how much money you need to be completely financially independent. By financially independent I mean you not having to worry about money while not working. What kind of life do you want to live? What are the luxuries you desire? How many vacations will you take? This is important because this will directly affect your mindset while saving this money.
I have an exercise for you to complete. Sit down and write down everything you desire. By everything, I really do mean everything. Write down what you would like to do when you are completely financially independent and then find out how much all of this will cost. Do not be afraid of the number. You will be very surprised when you find out the number isn’t as high as you think it is. Do not be realistic when it comes to this exercise because it will defeat the purpose of the mindset you will have to achieve it.
This week I will be only discussing money. Tomorrow We will talk about How you can start to change your mindset to actually achieve these dreams.
Get it DONE! Be Inspired!
I want to challenge you today. I challenge you to meet five new people this weekend. Complete strangers. Your world will on grow if you get out of your bubble and make it happen. 2017 is your year! Get busy! Be Inspired!