Just like any other aspect in your life, action will always be the foundation of success. Once you have recognized an opportunity, you need to create a strategic plan in order to succeed. Finding a strategic and successful plan can be challenging especially if you are a novice. Making a commitment to invest time and money to break into the world you wanted to pursue is just as important. This is imperative as sometimes we do not put enough work on our goals and we tend to quit the moment we hit potholes. There will be pitfalls, there’s no point denying that. But once you take action The next best thing to do is to learn the ropes and to find a person you can use as a model. You must find out how that person managed to reach that pinnacle you wanted to reach for yourself. If you are for example in the real estate business and you wanted to break into the real estate scene, your best chance in finding that mentor is at the local real estate organizations. You can check out the local business groups. There will always be somebody who is willing to share their business strategies with you. If he is willing, he might even allow you to observe how he does his work. Replicating someone else’s success is possible. Although there could be some variations and you will be required to customize your very own approach.
Learn whatever you can about the business you wanted to pursue. There are alot of a valuable and free information in the internet. I would suggest getting further readings from the local business library. You must know and be familiar with the business climate you wanted to break into. Learn to network and meet like-minded people. Once you have found that Mentor, you will need to spend as much time as you can to learn the ropes. You can try to be his apprentice or something. There will always be a way. You just need to persevere, network, learn and exert effort. The truth is if we don’t know something, we have only ourselves to blame. There is this thing called the Internet and a place called the Library or Book Store that have all of the information we could ever want. Then there are people like myself who love to teach and mentor students who are committed! By the same token, eliminate without hesitation those elements in your life that are holding you back. This is not easy, but it has to be done if you want this System to work. Even if they have the same name or live in your house, you must take an honest look at how you are living and choose the greater good. Stop identifying who you are with things that cannot and will not help you reach your goals. You are not that dead-end job. You are not your debt. You are not those long-term unhealthy relationships you find yourself in. You are not your higher degrees. You really are not your bad habits.
You must first commit to yourself and then to a System before you can realize success. Take an honest look at the choices you have made and the actions that have led you to where you are currently, and commit to change for the better. Don’t dwell on your current situation or your past failures. If you are to reach success, you must understand that these two things cannot define who you are or determine your future. You must have faith in yourself and in a System to rise above your current situation and attain success, and likewise, wealth. Know what you want and do everything within your power to get it. If the wrong people, places, and elements are influencing you, CHANGE. These things can only slow your progress and keep you down.
I recently purchased the new version of the timeless classic, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (1937). Through the years, the original text had been edited to make it more contemporary. But current wisdom says the original message stands the test of time, so the version I read is the original manuscript fully restored, annotated, indexed and revised by Ross Cornwell. When I first read this book, it profoundly changed my life. That first reading took place more than 20 years ago, and I have reread the book many times since. And through the years, as I study more and more information about success and the power of the mind, I am pleasantly surprised to discover that the principles revealed in Napoleon Hill’s work are present in almost every piece of self-help material I come across.
Every time I read Hill’s book I gain new insights and wisdom that I did not pick up in previous readings. Take, for instance, the chapter on faith. Faith has been a very strong tool responsible for my success, and yet this time around I noticed a passage in Chapter 2 that I had never really paid much attention to.
This particular passage is so powerful that the author asks you to read it not once, not twice, but four times—even reading it aloud until you “hear” it.
FAITH is the ‘eternal elixir” which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought!
FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!
FAITH is the basis of all ‘miracles.’
FAITH is the only known antidote for FAILURE.
FAITH is the element; the “chemical” which when mixed with prayer gives one direct communication with infinite intelligence.
FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary ‘vibration of thought,’ created by the finite human mind, into its spiritual equivalent.
FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of infinite intelligence can be harnessed and used by humanity.”
I don’t know about you, but the ability to harness infinite intelligence sounds like a pretty powerful tool to me.
Another profound quote from the book—a quote that changed my life— says,
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
I use to conceive all kinds of ideas but had a great deal of difficulty with believing. Consequently, I was not achieving all that I desired. In short, I lacked the faith.
This brings me to the part I never really noticed in chapter 2 about FAITH. Hill explains that, the principle of autosuggestion (self suggestion of thoughts through the conscious mind to influence the subconscious mind):“FAITH is a state of mind, which may be induced or created, by affirmations or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion”. In other words, if you repeat desired ideas or suggestions to yourself, you convince your subconscious mind that you believe it is true.
Because you have faith that it is going to happen those thoughts become things in your experience. The subconscious mind, in which all thought impulses are combined and made ready for translation to physical reality, makes no distinction between negative or positive thoughts. It just delivers (vibrationally) whatever you think about most. So I’ve learned to use autosuggestion to consciously install thoughts about what I want to attract in my life—including the faith I need to succeed.Our thoughts are vibrations of energy transferred through some mysterious current.
We are constantly attracting those thoughts (vibrations) that harmonize with the thoughts that dominate our mind. The subconscious, through repetition and emotion, will translate into reality your thoughts driven by fear just as readily as it will translate your thoughts driven by courage. It’s not that if you worry endlessly about losing your job you will necessarily lose your job. But you will manifest an event or circumstance that vibrationally feels the same as if you lost your job.
So, if you are filling your mind with fear, doubt and disbelief, the Law of Autosuggestion will deliver circumstances and events filled with fear, doubt and disbelief to you. If you fill your mind with positive, courageous and expectant thoughts, it will deliver circumstances and events filled with positive, courageous and expectant results.
These days, we hear about Law of Attraction as if it’s a new concept. But there it is, all spelled out in a book written over 75 years ago. Hill goes on to talk about how Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most powerful examples of faith in action. He inspired two hundred million people to move in unison through the influence of faith. Abraham Lincoln was another.
You must first be able to sell yourself on your own ideas before you can ever sell anyone else on the same ideas. You can learn to strengthen your faith by using autosuggestion to influence your thoughts. Remember, faith is indispensable for success. Resolve to put out of your mind those negative thoughts that will compromise your faith.
Exercise and ask yourself, “Which beliefs do I need to have more faith in before I can reach my goal?” Once you identify the beliefs write down affirmations you can input into your subconscious to increase your faith.
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Tycoonism “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.”
Today’s Tycoonsim is from Kurt Cobain. One of the many lessons we can learn from his life remains that drugs can never bring anything positive in our life. Not only can drugs destroy your mental capacity, it will also eat you up physically. Drug induced happiness and feeling of giddiness as we all know is only temporary. Not only is this false, it is also temporary.
Drugs may give you solace away from your problems and your failures. It actually numbs your mind gives you the illusion that you are unaffected. This is sad actually, but the problem on drugs in the youth in the US is staggering.
* In United States of America, the root cause for 25% of the total deaths can be attributed to drug abuse.
* 65% of drug addicts get access to the drink via their close family and friends.
* The most commonly used drug among American youth is alcohol.
* Chronic alcohol consumption kills youth 6.5 times beyond normalcy.
* Alcoholism is the most prominent cause of birth abnormalities.
* Drug withdrawal is not just as easy as anyone thinks. The process can bring in hallucinations, paranoia and seizures. Drug withdrawal in rare cases can even prove to be fatal.
* Medication cost of a drug addict is almost 2 times the medication cost for a clean individual.
* Drug addicts tend to take up 527000 emergency rooms for treatment in one year.
* Almost a death toll of 10000 can be attributed to chronic alcohol abuse within a timeframe of one year,
* Drug abuse is the most common problem among food service and construction workers.
* 75% of domestic violence is caused by drug addicts.
* Children who come from a family which practically experiences the drug addiction problem is more likely to suffer from asthma, ear infections and are very vulnerable to poor performance in schools due to the tarnished home environment.
* 50% of Americans have a beloved one who is suffering from drug abuse problem at any given time
* The age group that is worst affected by drug addiction is 18-29
* 1in 4 teens have a frequent discussion with their parents on drug addiction, its ill effects and aftermath. The teens that do that have proven to be less prone to get into this habit than the ones who don’t.
* 28% of school teens are aware of at least one of their friends who is a chronic drug abuser. 17% of them know more than one.
* The drug consumption generally begins at adolescent years. Statistics reveal that the average age is 12.5 years
* Alcohol usage is most prominent among Hispanics. Whites and African Americans follow suit
* Hispanics are the ethnic group that is very popular in the arena of illicit drug consumption
* Heroin and cocaine contribute to 70% of illicit drug addiction problems across America
* Among school children who come out of the eighth grade, 52% have tasted alcohol, 41% have smoked cigarettes at least once and 20% have given weed consumption a try.
Finding the root cause of drug addiction will require months of counseling. There are seveal reasons why alot of the young people are into drugs. But if you know anybody who is addicted,
- Ensure that you as a person would not even give this a try even when forced to.
- If you see a beloved one of yours suffering from drug addiction, volunteer and render help.
- If you have a family member who is suffering, render your moral support to the person in all aspects.
- Don’t ever try to insult the drug addicts for it may complicate the situation even more.
- Try to find the best rehab center available in your area and get your beloved one to a popular psychiatrist and get help
- Finance would be a big problem when ti comes to withdrawal. Get help from social groups and ensure that the drug addict gets help from self help groups frequently
- Motivation and patience are the keys that can help the addict come out of the problem. Do what you can in aiding them to get this in throughout the withdrawal process.
- During sober living, make sure that the drug addict is not amidst triggers.
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Tycoonism “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
Today’s Tycoonism is from Dale Carnegie. Carnegie was an early proponent of what is now called responsibility assumption, although this only appears minutely in his written work. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people’s behavior by changing one’s reaction to them. In his teens, though still having to get up at 4 a.m. every day to milk his parents’ cows, he managed to get educated at the State Teacher’s College in Warrensburg. His first job after college was selling correspondence courses to ranchers; then he moved on to selling bacon, soap and lard for Armour & Company. He was successful to the point of making his sales territory of South Omaha, Nebraska the national leader for the firm.
After saving $500, Dale Carnegie quit sales in 1911 in order to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a Chautauqua lecturer. He ended up instead attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, but found little success as an actor, though it is written that he played the role of Dr. Hartley in a road show of Polly of the Circus. When the production ended, he returned to New York, unemployed, nearly broke, and living at the YMCA on 125th Street. It was there that he got the idea to teach public speaking, and he persuaded the “Y” manager to allow him to instruct a class in return for 80% of the net proceeds. In his first session, he had run out of material; improvising, he suggested that students speak about “something that made them angry”, and discovered that the technique made speakers unafraid to address a public audience. From this 1912 debut, the Dale Carnegie Course evolved. Carnegie had tapped into the average American’s desire to have more self-confidence, and by 1914, he was earning $500 – the equivalent of nearly $10,000 now – every week. Carnegie’s first collection of his writings was Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926), later entitled Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business (1932). His crowning achievement, however, was when Simon & Schuster published How to Win Friends and Influence People. The book was a bestseller from its debut in 1937, in its 17th printing within a few months. By the time of Carnegie’s death, the book had sold five million copies in 31 languages, and there had been 450,000 graduates of his Dale Carnegie Institute. It has been stated in the book that he had critiqued over 150,000 speeches in his participation of the adult education movement of the time.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a self-help book by Dale. Now what can we learn from Dale Carnegie and his life? The book’s goal obviously is to lead the reader to a more enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyle, helping them to become more aware of, not only themselves, but others around them. Carnegie tries to address the everyday nuances of living, in order to get the reader to focus on the more important aspects of life.
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Today’s Topic: Dion Glover’s Journey to the NBA
Today’s Guest: Dion Glover
A McDonald’s first-team All-American, the 6’5″ guard from Georgia Tech was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 20th overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft. He played for the Hawks until February 2004, when he was waived and subsequently signed by the Toronto Raptors. Glover then played seven games with the San Antonio Spurs during 2004-2005 season.
On December 5, 2005, he was waived by the Houston Rockets. Glover has also played overseas in Ülkerspor-Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and the Dominican Republic.
Dion Glover also created the Dion Glover Foundation. The Dion Glover Foundation was established in 2000 and is a non-profit organization, that operates only on the support of charitable contributions and donations for educational, medical and scientific purposes. All charitable contributions are devoted to youth aid and development.
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A successful life is about finding your true purpose and pursuing it with all your passion. It is about find the true riches of life that lead to happiness and fulfillment. It is having goals that drive your life.
Many people who achieve fortune in the world are not born rich. But they accomplished it through hard work and a plan of action. Every type of person on earth can become successful. There are saints and scoundrels; philanthropists and thieves; poets and politicians; young and old. There are no limitations or physical boundaries for success.
Success comes to those who deeply think about success and constantly strive for it! Although many rich financiers at the turn of the century had no formal education, they overcame that and went on to great fame.
Some people strive towards a single goal from early in life, and often attain that goal while still young. Others are willing to risk new adventures later and still attain success.
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