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3 Must Reads for all Entrepreneurs

10 Nov

SPEND your way to SUCCESS. (no, seriously)

30 Jun

SPEND your way to SUCCESS.

I know, I know. Suze Orman will lynch me and Robert Kiyosaki will probably argue this though I bet he concurs. Sorry though folks. Tony only had a poor dad. And I’ve seen how spending helps growth and success levels.

-Private school.
In my youth my parents wanted me and my sister in private schools. And no we weren’t snobs or high falootin’ either. What we were (are) was well educated. My sister could read proficiently at age four. And I was a poor reader until after the first grade but after that I gained acceptance to a gifted program. I say this not to brag but to speak on the efforts others put into us. At middle school age we both began private school educations having tested highly and procuring funding through scholarships and what have you. However there was a balance to be paid and my parents met the need and met it well. We were never threatened with removal et al due to lack of funding. You see my parents knew that spending their last pennies to secure a solid education for their children was a way to spend it all and win back richly. Many people will argue the merit of charter schools, advanced programs and what have you- but I know that we benefited vastly from a private school environment and education. From this I learned that what is worth having is worth paying for. Things gotten at too low a price aren’t worth much. Now Barter Kings will disagree and many thrifty buyers as well. Heck I love a good sale! However something require cash.
The other part to this lesson is that I will spend money on training and courses to further my knowledge. I love to buy books that teach me new and exciting materials in my quest for wealth and personal growth. I also have paid for courses and even a simple conversation with a mentor. The right knowledge from the right mouth can be the difference between success and failure. Buy what you need people. We don’t buy cheap shoes right? We don’t buy cheap toilet paper right? How much more important then are the dollars we spend to feed our minds and cleanse our souls? Lead by learning people.

-Buckminster gave it all away.
Buckminster Fuller gave all his money away. Every month he had a zero at the end and never wanted or lacked for the rest of his days. Now this is a philanthropic form but the method is the same none the less. He spent to help and gave to others without ceasing. This strategy kept the Infinite Power on his side and put his karma over the top. You see I’ve noticed a trend- when you give you get. Even in the Bible the only time God tells you to test him is with tithing. No concept besides giving can bear such fruit and release such power.
This form of spending is guaranteed to bless you.

-Spending can be your drive.
I noticed an odd trend after I got married. I started to want more my wife and I. I worked two jobs while taking college classes- my day job with kids and afterwards tutoring through a separate program. I also did extra hours escorting at risk youth from my job to and from school. Over time our debts shrank and we were able to replace an old car with a new one. Every year for five years I met the pay upgrades and procured summer work when I didn’t get it from my job. I found ways to buy everything on sale. By having a hunger for more we literally rose to a higher
standard of living. I will say though that this can be perverted and in keeping up with the jones’ you will go broke. So be smart and know the difference between motivation and greed.

Quick recap:
-Lead by learning.
-Some things, like education (and toilet paper) are worth the money. So don’t cut corners.
-Give until you can’t. And you will always get.
-Wanting more can fuel your abilities.

#thriveorsurvive.

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Know YOUR GOAL

5 Jun

Know YOUR GOAL

So I was watching Jay Cutler aka Mr. Olympia at a speaking event. For those of my readers who are like- huh?- Jay is basically the top body builder in the world. People from all over the globe come to compete in the Mr. Olympia. In essence you don’t just walk in and become the champ. You fight and claw your way to the top. And most of your competitors- are former Mr Olympias. Doesn’t it just get better?
I say all this as a preamble.
So let me segway-
Jay was giving a talk, kind of informal and part q&a. And people asked what do you bench?
What do you squat?
Dead-lift?

someone said what do you clear in…..?
And Jay said? I don’t know. I don’t do that. That’s power lifting not bodybuilding.
Said concisely- one is about what you lift one is about what you shape. Power lifters and there bunch are about massive, brute, strength. And they work at it. They put in the hours, no question. But its a different sport. Bodybuilders attain a weight class and size they want. And they don’t just bulk up. They shape it. They even it out. Proportion and mass are balanced. Posing routines are mastered, tans gotten… You get the point.

WHATS YOUR POINT TONY?
Glad you asked.
See Jay didn’t answer. He didn’t get a ‘tude. He pointed out what was His Goal.
He is a body builder not a power lifter. Nuff said. And here in lies the key to today’s lesson: KNOW YOUR GOAL.
Elegant in its simplicity but so powerful.
If you have a goal what is it?
Have you decided?
Is it one goal with a few facets?
Are you trying to build multiple streams of income at once?
If so, brother you might just lose. You see FOCUS. Is the name of the game.
Is your goal- ill be rich. Pretty close. How about my venture will make me rich.
Or I will sign up 8 associates.
I will sell a property a month.
I will save 12 percent of every check I receive.
See the pattern developing?
These are goals. Concise, Focused, you-centric goals.
You-centric. Sounds odd, I know. But think about what it means. Your goal- is YOU specific. See? There’s accountability built into your goal. A dream has now become a goal. A hope is on its path to reality. There’s a specific set of rules to succeed in life. There is no free buffet. Everything has a price.
To be your own boss.
To be independently wealthy.
To be able to live where you want with whom you please and as you please to- all require action. These things require goals,
a plan- a written plan,
A commitment
A belief
And consistency.
Now we have spoke on many of these things and there are more steps and further breakdowns we will discuss as we progress down this road together.
But just as I have committed to this blog you have to commit to ONE, 1, GOAL.
Know this goal. If I asked you at 3am what your goal is would you curse me or have a succinct answer?
And guess what. I don’t expect you will have but one goal. Or even one dream. Life is a series of small victories chained together to create a dynamic, fruitful, epic that will have been a greater ride than the destination. Use THIS Goal as a stepping stone.
Set it. Focus it. Smash it out of the park. Do your end zone dance. And then, rinse and repeat. AKA start the process over. The first goal met will fuel you to rise past the next 5 and so forth.
Questions?
Thoughts or concerns?
Need help focusing your goal?
Looking for a part time venture to expand your horizons?
Itching to fire the boss?
Or just want to chat?
Changeinadvance@gmail.com
@changeinadvance
Or simply reply to this blog.

#thriveorsurvive.

‘Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.’
 
~ Robert Kiyosaki

Know YOUR GOAL

4 Jun

So I was watching Jay Cutler aka Mr. Olympia at a speaking event. For those of my readers who are like- huh?- Jay is basically the top body builder in the world. People from all over the globe come to compete in the Mr. Olympia. In essence you don’t just walk in and become the champ. You fight and claw your way to the top. And most of your competitors- are former Mr Olympias. Doesn’t it just get better?
I say all this as a preamble.
So let me segway-
Jay was giving a talk, kind of informal and part q&a. And people asked what do you bench?
What do you squat?
Dead-lift?

someone said what do you clear in…..?
And Jay said? I don’t know. I don’t do that. That’s power lifting not bodybuilding.
Said concisely- one is about what you lift one is about what you shape. Power lifters and there bunch are about massive, brute, strength. And they work at it. They put in the hours, no question. But its a different sport. Bodybuilders attain a weight class and size they want. And they don’t just bulk up. They shape it. They even it out. Proportion and mass are balanced. Posing routines are mastered, tans gotten… You get the point.

WHATS YOUR POINT TONY?
Glad you asked.
See Jay didn’t answer. He didn’t get a ‘tude. He pointed out what was His Goal.
He is a body builder not a power lifter. Nuff said. And here in lies the key to today’s lesson: KNOW YOUR GOAL.
Elegant in its simplicity but so powerful.
If you have a goal what is it?
Have you decided?
Is it one goal with a few facets?
Are you trying to build multiple streams of income at once?
If so, brother you might just lose. You see FOCUS. Is the name of the game.
Is your goal- ill be rich. Pretty close. How about my venture will make me rich.
Or I will sign up 8 associates.
I will sell a property a month.
I will save 12 percent of every check I receive.
See the pattern developing?
These are goals. Concise, Focused, you-centric goals.
You-centric. Sounds odd, I know. But think about what it means. Your goal- is YOU specific. See? There’s accountability built into your goal. A dream has now become a goal. A hope is on its path to reality. There’s a specific set of rules to succeed in life. There is no free buffet. Everything has a price.
To be your own boss.
To be independently wealthy.
To be able to live where you want with whom you please and as you please to- all require action. These things require goals,
a plan- a written plan,
A commitment
A belief
And consistency.
Now we have spoke on many of these things and there are more steps and further breakdowns we will discuss as we progress down this road together.
But just as I have committed to this blog you have to commit to ONE, 1, GOAL.
Know this goal. If I asked you at 3am what your goal is would you curse me or have a succinct answer?
And guess what. I don’t expect you will have but one goal. Or even one dream. Life is a series of small victories chained together to create a dynamic, fruitful, epic that will have been a greater ride than the destination. Use THIS Goal as a stepping stone.
Set it. Focus it. Smash it out of the park. Do your end zone dance. And then, rinse and repeat. AKA start the process over. The first goal met will fuel you to rise past the next 5 and so forth.
Questions?
Thoughts or concerns?
Need help focusing your goal?
Looking for a part time venture to expand your horizons?
Itching to fire the boss?
Or just want to chat?
Changeinadvance@gmail.com
@changeinadvance
Or simply reply to this blog.

#thriveorsurvive.

‘Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.’
 
~ Robert Kiyosaki

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