Evaluate Your Past Success
Question: What goals have you set in the past, and how did they turn out? Were you successful?
Did you make the decision to move toward something that wasn’t right for you because someone else was achieving success doing the same thing?
Just because attorneys CAN make a lot of money and just because doctors CAN be successful in NO WAY means you should pursue these things.
Did you let your parents or teachers talk you into a certain career because it paid well or offered “job security”?
There is no job security. There is only YOU SECURITY.
OK, the thing you set goals toward…How did it turn out for you?
You may notice something important as you complete your review: even if you were able to achieve a certain level of success at something, it didn’t matter if you weren’t happy doing it!
The First Thing You Need to Remember About Making Money is that it is NOT About the Money.
Money is just paper. (Well at least since 1972, when President Nixon took the United States off the gold standard where dollars were actually real money…in those days, money was ….money. It was worth something.)
That isn’t the case anymore.
Today money is an illusion and a belief (or as close as you can get).
Oprah goes on TV, talks for an hour and earns roughly a million dollars that day.
John Doe goes on TV that same day and talks for an hour and earns $200.
What’s the difference?
It’s not obvious and you’d better know…
One is perceived value. One is connection. Another is belief. Another is reputation and credibility…in fact there’s a lot of stuff that goes into getting paid a specific dollar figure.
The best answer is that John asked for and accepted 200.00.
Oprah asked for one million and accepted that.
Now just because you or I ask for a million in no way means we will get that. Life isn’t “The Secret.”
The difference is that Oprah knew she would ask for a million 10 years ago so she did all the things necessary to be ready to accept one million today.
Baby is born today.
That is not the result of something that happened today.
It’s the result of an event that happened about nine months ago.
YOU GET PAID TODAY FOR WHAT YOU PRODUCED NINE MONTHS AGO. (give or take)
Do What You Love
The true essence of success is doing what you LOVE.
Prosperity is a naturally-occurring BENEFIT.
Successful people are that way because two years ago, they liked what they were doing and knew that if they got better at it and if they became the best, they would get paid for the work they were doing…then…in two years or three years.