As I write this in July of 2019, the U.S. stock market (SP 500) is hovering near all time highs. Market tops are like summer time. You feel like you’re on the top of the world. Yet, people rarely become wealthy because of the market’s hot season.
The percentage of people with jobs in the United States has been declining for the last 20 years. 63% of American’s are participating in the labor force. What has changed over the last 50 years is the number of women. Today 69% of men are working (least in 50 years) and 57% of women (most in 50 years). Both are records, and so is the fact that 96 MILLION people in the U.S. are not working (too old, too young, too something).
I’m looking at three groups of people, but before I go deep there with you, I want to give you a reality check of where you are in comparison with other Americans. (If you are outside the U.S., don’t worry, the U.S. stuff finishes on this page.)
The first group is comprised of the majority of Americans. They have nothing to retire on. They will end their lives in nursing homes with limited care.
The net worth of the median American family household is $97,000.
The net worth of the median White American family is $140,000.
The net worth of non-white American families is $18,000.
The net worth of those who own homes vs. those who rent is $231,000 vs. $5,000.
Finally the net worth of those with a college degree vs. those who do not is about $220,000 to $45,000.
The top 11% are worth one million dollars or more. The vast majority of this group is over 55 years old.
The top 20% begins at $499,000.
Finally the top 1% begins at $10,000,000.
Now that data is rock solid and consistent year in and year out. Fighting the current of what is predictable… borders on the fool hardy. But some things you can control and some you can’t.
The second group is inclusive of typically married couples who have two incomes and have put away a little bit. They’ll survive part of their retirement years and then will run out of wealth because they have lived too long.
The third group is the smallest. These are families above the top 10% mark of net worth’s, which is about $1,000,000. People at the 5% mark are worth about $2,000,000.
$2,000,000 is where you can BEGIN to feel more comfortable.
If you understand the truly simple mindset of the millionaire, you can pretty much replicate the millionaire’s check book.
REPEAT: The Millionaire’s mind frame is TRULY SIMPLE. Mind Frame refers to the attitudes about generating revenue and spending. The difference between wealthy people and those who are not is basic.
The wealthy simply know that each week they will generate revenue and they will not typically take on new expenses, except on personal education or tax deductible expenses for their various current and future business projects.
As you observed, a lot of households in the U.S. are worth $1,000,000 or more. In fact, about 10% are. That is encouraging.
1/10th of American households (almost always these are families with a married couple involved) are worth more than $1,000,000 (assets – liabilities).
But it’s not enough.
What you do beginning today will determine where you’ll be in 2, 3, 5, 7 years.
The good news is that no matter what happens in the world around you, you can pretty much have your own Island of Tranquility because you took the minutes to find out what the wealthy individual is doing to safeguard the future for their family and themselves.
Once you adopt the Mindset, the rest is just making it happen.
Plugging in the Mindset isn’t as easy as putting in a plug-in on WordPress.
Once the Mindset is set in the neurology of the brain, it is very hard to change back to old behaviors and habits.
It’s more difficult to change the behaviors associated with the thinking than it is to adopt the mindset itself.
It requires a little thinking today and making a few mental shifts here and there. All told, almost any human who can breathe can do it.
“Money doesn’t matter,” is not a sign of ignorance when spoken by your neighbor… It is the placard of their family situation: “disaster coming soon.”
Money itself, obviously, is simply a means of exchange that people use instead of barter – for food, heat, gas, air conditioning, clean water, electricity, insurance, etc. Your mind can adopt this target: You want to be in a place where if you lost all of your income sources – you’d be fine. People living in this outcome find their kids to be smarter and you likely live significantly longer.
“Money” as in the paper, is not an end. It is a means. It allows you to have those things you need if you lose your job tomorrow and become injured or a working spouse dies, etc.
61% of American families live paycheck to paycheck. And that is a poor choice for most families. Life is much less difficult and families are more secure when a single “paycheck” or two or five or 20 – is not important.
In order to build a solid foundation for the rest of your life, you want to do one simple thing:
Keep enough money secured so if all goes to hell, you can live safely for the rest of your life on what you have “saved.”
The Guiding Principle of the New Millionaire Mind
The guiding principle is NOT to make billions of dollars – there’s no point in that. It’s simply to have enough resources to live on if your income streams are eliminated.
If you are not in control of your income streams, I can promise you that they eventually WILL be eliminated.
Things like Social Security, pensions, Medicare, and a job are all streams that you do not control and the probability that they will be there for the rest of your life is low.
Now, none of this matters if you don’t care about healthy food, clean water, a safe home in a safe neighborhood, safe vehicles to drive, and a secure future set for those you love.
Question: Can you adopt the simple guiding principle in the mind of the millionaire?
There are a bunch of ways that people became and remained millionaires (the wealthy) in the past that won’t work for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, conventional “wisdom” hasn’t yet found this out.
Understanding how wealthy people build wealth and how they decide to KEEP wealth is the FOUNDATION.
Wealth is not greed. Greed means you want what is someone else’s. (That’s how taxes work.)
Wealth is simply having enough.
What is “enough?” Money
Take your current age, subtract it from the age you will die. Multiply those remaining years by the current dollar figure you spend on expenses each year. That’s your number. You can re-evaluate and adjust this number each year but for now, it’s as simple as that.
[35 (your age now) subtracted from 75 (est. age at death) = 40 X 50,000 (very conservative yearly expenses) = 2,000,000]
That’s two million.
What’s your number?
You will acquire that number and then keep it.
There is never a shortage of people (who have zero wealth) to tell you their latest scheme on how they will get rich quick. I hear some pretty creative stuff in the course of just about every week.
I will avoid the fancy and funny and take you through “conventional wisdom” that isn’t likely to be wise, then we’ll take a brief peak at what will get you to the number and allow you to keep it.
(You wouldn’t believe how many people “get a lot of money” and then blow it because of poor economic awareness.)
OK, let’s look at those avenues that are less useful for building significant wealth and then those predictable avenues that do get you to wealth fairly quickly and permanently.
One thing they told you would make you money?
Carefully Calculated Risk is at the Center of
# 1 — The Stock Market. It’s no surprise to Coffee Readers that “investing in the stock market” is not going to cause you to be wealthy. BUT, just as the wealthy tend to be homeowners, the wealthy DO tend to BE stockholders. Well-calculated Risk is crucial to the Millionaire’s Thinking Process. Markets are seasonal. There’s a time to buy Coffee, a time to buy Amazon, a time to buy Gold. There’s a time to sell most of that and there’s a time to just hang in there.
Every week, thousands of Financial Advisers read Coffee. They are in a tough business because the world is changing. It was a much simpler business 50 years ago.
You should have a financial adviser. Someone with a proven track record and a boatload of money in their own portfolio. (I’m not shy, I’d ask to see it.)
A lot of those advisers couldn’t believe I was driving people to buy physical gold 15 years ago. Fortunately, quite a number of them trusted and suggested that their clients allocate some of their money into gold. It paid off handsomely, as all stock losses were saved by the increase of gold price if the client had as little as 1/4 of their portfolio in gold. It’s possible we are entering a similar period now in 2019. We’ll look at that another day.
You should know that I do have a significant stock portfolio. Stocks make up more than 10% of what I own. (I’ve gone as high as 25%, but not at this time.)
I also have a substantial amount of investment in non-stock ETF’s (digital Gold and digital Platinum).
Legend Point: Don’t count on someone else’s business (stock) to retire on.
For this part of “my portfolio”? It could get triggered to sell on any given day. Does this mind believe that the portfolio, even rotated and wisely grown, will generate big wealth over the next couple of decades? Should YOU have YOUR money in the stock market?
Ultimately, it probably doesn’t matter in 2019. I don’t currently foresee an imminent U.S. crash below 7,000 as I did in 2007.
If you have $100,000 in a 401K today, that would be worth perhaps $75,000 when it is “cashed in” after taxes and much less after inflation. It’s a year or two of income. If you enjoy the excitement of the ride, go for it. It is rare that someone will become wealthy based on what’s in a 401K account. You’re temporarily sheltering part of your wealth from tax until you want to use the money to have a few years of income when you retire. As long as it is invested in Gold ETF’s, a broad spectrum of stocks from the U.S. and China, it might as well just sit where it’s at.
So, nothing wrong with owning stocks and having money in a 401k. A 401k is fine for now. But the mindset is that this is more typically a rainy day fund. No one retires and lives off their 401k…for long.
What about Tangible Assets – those things you can touch and feel?
# 2 — Real Estate. Where stocks are rather ethereal, nebulous and metaphysical, real estate is different. It’s tangible. You can see it, feel it, touch it. It’s not corrupt. It’s worth precisely what the person who wants it the most will pay for it. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Real Estate, for most of the wealthy and future wealthy, is really not a serious avenue for building wealth. There are exceptions of course. Once again, the math is complex but ultimately, your home today is likely to be worth close to what it was 10 years ago. The price of real estate, on whole, has matched inflation over the last decade and it likely will do that but little else in the next 10.
That glimpse comes with a caveat. Homes were selling for historic highs in 2006 and by 2008 you’ll remember that they were selling for 20% – 40% less. That’s disturbing because people often need to move for any of a dozen reasons but sometimes it becomes all but impossible because of market conditions.
I like to think of real estate as being like an automobile. It is a depreciating asset. Each year, the wood isn’t as sturdy, the walls are more beat up, the plumbing isn’t as good and so on. A house is a box of wood. A well kept box of wood has value and always will. But to build wealth? Generally, no.
Some home are ideally located or have something incredibly unique about them that causes them to be “good investments.”
Now, that I have painted that picture, let’s paint the picture of the wealthy in relationship to homes.
A home is a store of value.
It’s a savings account. It might not pay interest. It might go down in value. But it’s still there. If you pay cash, you don’t have instant access to the cash, but you have the home and when you can sell it you will, more often than not, see a good chunk of your money back.
STOP! Buying your own home may NOT be a great INVESTMENT but it is STRONGLY correlated with net worth. More importantly, NOT having your own home is correlated with being broke and predicts a very, very poor financial outcome.
Renters simply don’t accumulate wealth. Owning your own home is PART of a MIND FRAME. It is not necessarily a TOOL to generate wealth.
What about buying investment property for the purpose of renting out?
It’s possible. Situations do arise where you can buy a property and rent it out for some dollar figure that is greater than the house, taxes, capital gains taxes upon sale and upkeep. Like rotation in the stock market, the very astute sometimes make it work, particularly if they have a big checkbook on day one.
For the normal human, it’s akin to gambling with significant downside risk involved. Otherwise, in current market, where prices are quite high, there is little money, on whole, to owning real estate for investment purposes. No one expects to make serious money on selling a house, certainly not after inflation. For a store of value, it’s good psychology to be an owner. [*The home is owned when there is no mortgage on the home. Otherwise, the bank and/or the government share ownership of the property and the person living there is statistically less secure than if the individual were renting.] The wealthy aren’t buying and flipping houses. They aren’t (on average) buying and renting them to generate income. They aren’t buying additional commercial property and hoping to rent it out. Exceptions? Always.
# 3 — (Physical) Gold, Platinum, Silver
This isn’t 2005. At the moment, I don’t believe you can get a 400% appreciation in Gold price for the next 10 years as you did in the last 15 years ago with modest inflation. Where gold was an obvious buy as INVESTMENT and WEALTH BUILDER at many points in 2005/6/7/8/9/10, I believe today it is a sensible store of wealth. (You still want to own plenty, just for slightly different reasons.)
The wealthy have some physical gold. Some wealthy I know have a lot more physical gold than you can imagine. But the metals are not likely to be a BIG wealth building tool for the next 5 years.
Historically gold, platinum and silver are sensible to own. Today’s wealthy buy gold (metals) to preserve part of their wealth for the future. Gold one of the better offsets to future risk that can’t be controlled by an individual.
Going forward, the metals have a better chance for appreciation in the next 5 years than the Gold ETF’s, which have a better chance of appreciation than stocks, which have a better chance of appreciation compared to residential real estate, which have a better chance of appreciation than commercial real estate.
No one can know any of this. All of these insights are based on valuations.
The wealthy will keep a significant percentage of their wealth in metal. To be clear, if you own your home (no mortgage), you don’t need to sell it and buy gold or any store of value with the proceeds. That trade in 2017 is not likely to cause you dramatic wealth in the next five years. But, it would make sense to buy an ounce of gold each month for the next five years. The wealthy do …
# 4 — Currencies.
I have an insignificant rainy day fund of money in another currency. The wealthy will always have some money in other currencies or metals, but they know that attempting to own currency for the purpose of wealth building is in general, ridiculous. Market forces exist in 2019 that didn’t exist in 1990. No longer does valuation logic help calculate short or long-term currency direction. There continues to be investor psychology, to be sure, but the leveraged money behind the scenes by banks and governments is dramatic and not something the wealthy want anything to mess with.
A Main Street Business
# 5 — Main Street Business is not a Coffee Table Business.
I have a lot of respect for people in Main Street Business. Many of them do quite well. They take big risks and sometimes they succeed.
In fact, the wealthy are generally entrepreneurs. Once you filter out the children of the rich, celebrities, and the CEO’s of mega-corporations, you have entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs tend not to become part the UHNWI’s (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals), they are more likely to remain HNWI’s (High Net Worth Individuals).
Ultra High Net Worth Individuals are those with more than $10 million of liquid cash to invest. To be sure, most UHNWI’s are business owners or in high positions with firms like Goldman Sachs – the UHNWI is not the majority of the wealthy.
The HNWI is the individual with greater than $1 million of liquid cash to invest. The designation is created by investment banks that know that the guy who bought a million dollar house is worth a million dollars but NOT TO THE INVESTMENT BANK. That asset is already being used and the money spoken for.
The Investment Bank can’t do anything with the house.
They need liquid cash to manage. Thus they are looking for the UHNWI and the HNWI.
The fact is that a million dollar home that is paid off, is indeed worth (what you can sell it for today) about 85% of a million dollars the minute after you buy it.
The wealthy wouldn’t expect to get a million dollars out of a million dollar home. The cost of prepping such a house and paying the agent + moving costs alone would be $100,000. But, an asset – it is.
I don’t need to use the technical definition of HNWI. I think it is fair to agree that it takes a real net worth of $1,000,000 to be an HNWI.
The HNWI is someone who can open a business on Main Street. It could be a franchise ranging from McDonalds to Curves, Subway to Hooters. (Curves primed Hooters, I suspect.)
Because the New Millionaire Mind thinks in terms of probabilities and calculated risks, you should know that the Main Street strategy for building wealth can work. But it is VERY DIFFICULT in 2019 and will continue to be in 2020.
If you have never done it, I would encourage you to NOT start now. Wait until commercial real estate is cheap AND more people are working so there is more real money on main street to support the store front business.
Most of the wealthy will not open a MAIN STREET business on Main Street in 2020.
They will generally assess the risk as being greater than the reward. There are people with exceptional skills and savvy on Main Street, and THEY can make it happen. These people are like chess masters.
In the current economy, it would require a truly astute mind to make it happen.
Main Street will have many opportunities for building significant wealth in the future. Beginning today in most areas and locations is probably not the best choice for most with wealth or building wealth.
Hard assets are just that. Assets. You keep them so you have a store of wealth later. You don’t presume they will grow significantly in value.
And for the Main Street Business?
The wealthy often go this route and many pull it off but for most in 2018, the risks far outweigh the rewards.
Network Marketing makes a lot of folks rich…
An Intriguing Business Model
# 6 — Network Marketing.
Network Marketing is a fascinating business model. Very few wealthy people (almost none) enter this realm unless they plan to become spokespeople for the organization to optimize their position for greater wealth.
Network Marketing is a useful business model for most people to learn about business at an arm’s length.
There are thousands of Network Marketing companies, and it can be an enlightening experience to be a member. Generally if you can “enter” the business for $100 you could learn a lot about selling, marketing and how a business person does …business. Beware of organizations that request money up front for products and services. I can’t imagine any network group rep needing to put out more than $1,000 for sample products.
For someone considering starting a Main Street Business or even a Coffee Table Business, Network Marketing will provide a clue as to the difficulties you would face in businesses.
Network Marketing SHOULD cost almost nothing to participate in. For less than $1,000 start up, you can have access to a business model and get an education in business up close and personal.
From the point of view of LEARNING, the experience is one I’ve seen teach some business strategy through experience. But there are unique problems with the model.
Many network marketing companies require you to spend about $100 – $1000 per month in inventory purchases. I have a philosophy that if someone requires purchase of their product they have crossed a line. Encouraging people to use what they sell is simply sensible. There is a big difference between the two things.
Granted, in the scope of business these are small amounts of money to “require” as long as there is a market with enough velocity to move products and service into.
If someone started accumulating inventory of Product X, the business no longer is fun and is probably a bad fit for the individual.
But, for a few thousand dollars you get to see a business model at work. That is cheaper than college by a long shot. Those kinds of experiences can be very valuable.
Don’t sell this short.
In business you need to manage an inventory, manage people, make sales, market, promote, represent yourself in a sensible fashion. These are all things that look very different in the real world than in the corporate world.
You also get to hang out with other people who are testing the business world waters. People who would like to achieve some level of success. People who would like to be wealthy.
Experiencing all of these facets of business with such little investment and risk can be a very good idea.
But, what about the wealthy?
The math of Network Marketing is not good enough for most wealthy people. It’s a business, and most people who are wealthy already a) have a business and b) are wealthy.
If you are joining a Network Marketing organization because you want to get 1000 people to make you money, that’s probably a good reason to not join.
If you want to join because you love the product or service and want to share it with the world, that is an excellent reason to join. i.e. If you want to sell a product with a business model attached to it, it’s a great way to learn about business.
Wealthy people literally don’t have the time to join Network Marketing groups. Network Marketing groups will do everything they can to collect the wealthy and celebrities because it makes promoting the business much, much easier.
There are some really solid network marketing companies out there. If you can get a look at their marketing plan and materials for less than a few hundred dollars, in my estimation it’s easily worth the price. You might love the project and it could be a lot of fun.
But not always.
If you are told that you must buy X amount of something vs. choose to buy X amount of something, that should discourage the curious.
OK. So Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Real Estate, Main Street Business, Network Marketing are not the way that most Millionaire Minds are growing their wealth.
People who grow wealth know that their security for life is not simply wrapped up in dollar bills.
Money is just currency. Pieces of paper. Wealthy people understand that; as those who are not wealthy do not. Chasing money is a silly thing wealthy people shake their head at.
Legend Point: Money in and of itself is not a focal point for the wealthy.
It might seem strange, but the wealthy OUTSIDE of corporate America are very different from the wealthy INSIDE of corporate America.
Let me highlight this crucial distinction.
As a stock holder in Company X, I know that the company has ONE JOB and ONLY ONE JOB in the world. INCREASE SHAREHOLDER VALUE.
Publicly held corporations exist for the purpose of making shareholders a maximum profit. They are not there to help the needy, save lives, or have a good relationship with a customer. They are there to maximize shareholder value.
A lot of people that work at a major corporation never think of this driving fact. They might know what the company’s mission statement is, but their real job, their prime directive is to make you, the shareholder, profitable. The people at the top of corporations like these, the C – Level leaders take home 7 figures per year…sometimes 8.
There are a very few people in any country that are this money driven to perform in such roles but these people generally end up in that UHNWI category level we talked about earlier. The other 98% of the major corporation generally are paid quite well but nothing in comparison to the C – Level leader.
The Majority of Millionaires in America…
Then, there is the majority of millionaires in America. These are the entrepreneurs, sales professionals, and business professionals. Further included are insurance agents, medical doctors, dentists, private practice psychologists, the coaches, the consultants, personal trainers, and on and on.
Today in 2019, the fastest growing segment of millionaires is… online.
The Internet provides an absolute perfect opportunity for the foreseeable future. Zero risk. Highly probable reward.
Even people who have succeeded in other careers or professions are creating and developing online projects. If not, they are adapting their current small business to online marketing, which is now at it’s most productive point in it’s short 20-year history.
Businesses are most likely to end up online because the entrepreneur loves to do what she loves and she loves to do it with as many people as she can.
The income derived online is generally split half for wealth and half for living and business expenses.
Because income has a very high cap for a 50 hour week, a person can earn more money in 10 years online than they would have earned in their lifetime.
There is (almost) no “easy money” that is ethical, but in life everything has a value. In 2019, the best opportunity for most people is online and most wealthy people will have online streams of revenue generating their financial safety, security and allowing them to live lives they choose.
A business requiring $250,000 to start on Main Street can be started for $2,500 online and be profitable in weeks and produce $250,000 in income 5 or 10 years FASTER than would happen on Main Street.
In sum, the New Millionaire Mind includes these aspects.
- is very in tune with risk level and return on time investment.
- is not concerned in chasing money.
- does what they love and interacts with the people they’ve wanted to connect with while doing it.
- And there is no investment anywhere that can top having a small Coffee Table Business. No downside. Huge upside. Predictable. Business Models available. Mentors available. Proven data available.
There will come a point as happens in every media where there will be saturation issues. Those issues have not yet begun online and I don’t expect to see them for another 10-15 years.
To be continued …
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You want a car that will get there every day.
You want a spouse who will be there for you. Period.
You want to look good and feel good. Always.
You want a goal attainment system that is actually going to accomplish what it sets out to do:
You do 1,2,3,4,5 and you get X, Y, Z.
Until today, you found out what everyone else found out…goal setting systems to date…didn’t work.
They all attempt to teach “setting a goal…”
No goal system until today is designed to actually acquire your goals.
It’s like buying an iPhone and then looking at it all day, every day and TURNING IT ON and OFF and ON and OFF and On and OFF…
This is square one.
Perhaps you write down, “I want to lose 20 pounds,” and stick it on the fridge.
You don’t need a system for that. You need a fridge, a pen and a paper.
But for a dozen reasons, that simple idea won’t work either, even if you had a system attached to it.
Acquisition! is designed specifically with you in mind.
You would say something like,
“If I could have anyone design a goal setting system for me, I’d want it to be Kevin Hogan and then I would be certain that it would actually work.”
A Goal Setting System that actually worked would be worth $100,000. Perhaps more.
One of the many, many problems in all goal setting systems I’ve encountered to date is the language of goals.
Be Careful What You Say to Yourself
What do all those words “say?”
The language of 20th Century Goal Setting comes down to one word: maybe.
I hate *maybe.*
I’d rather hear “no.”
When it comes to your goals…
Maybe = Failure
Go back into your goal setting program from last year and see if you acquired more than say 25% of the goals you set for everything that was set for greater than one week into the future.
Here’s what’s unsettling…
A lot of people were religious about setting goals and they STILL didn’t happen. You could have done everything from A to Z and wouldn’t have made any difference. You might as well have been hanging out on Facebook.
This time around it IS the developer’s blunder.
They didn’t do their homework and sold you something that CAN’T produce for you. It doesn’t work. It can’t work. It won’t work. It looks pretty. Toss it now.
A…Little Better… Language of Goal Setting
Now, go up to the middle level language of goals which has been the language of the last 15 years.
Well…it IS a little better.
You are directed toward hitting a target with this language.
Seriously, it’s a better group of words that create better imagery in the brain.
The message is that you stood in front of the guru and got to shake hands.
He probably has nice hands.
That’s pretty darned good. You made your $10,000 bonus last year. Very nice. You lost 20 pounds though you did gain back 10 of it. Nevertheless, even after you left, at least you had arrived. You hit the top of the hill regardless of what happened next.
That is much better than, “Gee maybe I’ll get there. I’ll keep a positive and optimistic attitude, put it on my vision board and believe it.”
You already know how that story ends…
Translation: Slicker looking goal setting systems with slightly improved language aren’t causing success to connect with other successes anywhere except in people’s dreams.
What is the language of Acquisition? that opens the door to the possibility of success?
* You don’t “set” goals per se. You sequence them.
* You don’t “hope” for anything. They happen.
* You don’t “work on your goals.” You complete projects.
* You don’t hope to arrive at the grocery store. You go shopping.
* You don’t hope your child goes to school. She goes to school.
* You don’t hope you get exercise today. You get down and do 20.
* You don’t hope people see you as credible. You are credible.
* You don’t hope to be believable. You are the picture next to the word in the dictionary.
Completion and achievement are nice things.
But they are really pretty rudimentary.
Did you seriously impress by going shopping?
Of course not.
Everyone knows you just go shopping!
There is no “wonder” or “uncertainty.” The plan is in place.
You put the cake in the oven.
“I hope to have a cake in one hour. I really believe in myself and I know I can have a cake in an hour if I work hard enough at it.”
“We’re having cake in an hour. Be here.”
End of story.
Goal acquisition can be a fact as soon as you learn HOW to make acquisition a fact.
“I hope to use the restroom in one hour. I really believe in myself and I know I can have a successful restroom visit if I work hard enough at it.”
“Where is the restroom? I’ll be back in a minute.”
Language can represent what is in the mind or language can create new images for the mind.
There is no hoping, wondering, optimism or pessimism. There is no “negative” or “positive” attitude. There is no aspiration.
You do it.
Yes, of course you can “achieve” some of your goals.
What I really want for you…is to HAVE what you want in life because YOU CHOOSE it and you ARE in control of your life to the point where when you want something, something is what you get.
There’s nothing to “reach for.”
You are going to literally learn to DO and then DO and I promise no one has ever shown you how.
- You learn the requirements for specific goal acquisition.
- You prepare for and then meet those requirements.
- You create the possibility and context.
- You mold the possibility in the context into “sequences.”
- You begin.
And then you acquire what you said you wanted.
It sounds super simple and difficult all at the same time. Five years from now you will have used the system and you won’t even think about it any more. When you want something you simply “go to the grocery store.”
This is the stuff no one has ever taught you. None of the gurus. No one at University.
Before you set a goal, you have to create a sequence for it to be all but certain it will happen. Then the language is “real.” The language then represents, “I’m going to the store. Back in an hour.”
If you had no access to a car, fuel, had a broken leg with no crutches and no one to help you get there, you can say anything you want but you are going to watch TV. This has nothing to do with “pretend things.”
You’ve either set the table for dinner or you are eating with your fingers. You can use any words you want but if you aren’t prepared, nothing happens. Takes 3 minutes to set the table.
Most people never set the table of life.
When you create the setting, the opportunity, the possibility…, by having a car and fuel, healed legs or crutches, or someone to help you, now you can say, “…back in an hour.”
And it happens.
No one is surprised when you come back with a bag of stuff from the store. You SAID you’d be back in an hour. Why would anyone be surprised?
You sequenced it years ago.
You do it without even being conscious.
The language changes matter because the new language represents using very different means and different ends.
And then it happens.
Language matters because it generates shifts in emotion, priority, drive…and with goals?
Language Precludes Acquisition.You acquire.
You are in control.
You Learn to Use the Tool of Environmental Triggering to Spark Outcomes You Want When you Want Them
So all you have to do is change your language and you achieve your goals?
Of course not. Language only opens the front door to the building of acquisition. Becoming the President of the company in the building takes a few more puzzle pieces set in place.
If the language doesn’t represent using an actual Maserati instead of an old junker, it isn’t processed as real and you won’t get what you want.
You have to make some important adjustments “deep inside” first.
These adjustments are setting the table. And it takes a bit more effort to be able to get pretty much all the things you really want than it does to set the table. But once you have it…you have made the adjustments and you have tested them, you don’t have to make them again.
Five years from now this goal acquisition system will be burned into your Passive Goal Guidance System and you will never set a goal quite the same way ever again.
You won’t need to because goal acquisition will be a default track written in your brain and not something worked on by your mind.
Once you have the formula burned into the neurology of the brain and use it regularly…you have it forever.
You’ll never think of anything in terms of goals or dreams beginning in 2017.
You will simply write it down and every single person says about you, “he’s going to X.”
… and they are right.
They seriously think it is “easy for you.”
They miss the fact that you use effort and sweat when you cut the lawn. The illusion for everyone else is so intense that they believe you are a magician that makes stuff appear out of thin air.
Like the Acquisition program itself.
Make It So
I told a few people in the Inner Circle that Acquisition will be out on April 10. That was right around 5 months ago. It’s scheduled to come in two days LATE! (Gasp!)
“Kevin’s going to finally do that goals program I’ve wanted…”
It was over dinner months ago.
They assume it is done before I’ve laid out the Sequences.
They assume it is done before I set up the recording time.
They assume it is done even though I’m under doctors orders to only speak a couple of hours each day because of bowed vocal cords!
They assume it is done before the cover is created, the copy is written, before the research has been completed and in some cases started.
And on and on…
They heard me say, “it will be out.”
And then… it is done.
The group was right.
Let me say this: THERE WAS A LOT OF RESEARCH AND IT TOOK A LOT OF WORK collecting all of the data, honing new strategies and approaches to controversial requirements for goal acquisition to happen.
It did just happen…but a great deal of energy was expended in getting it to you!
And so it will be when YOU say, “I’m going out with her.”
Your friend says, “She doesn’t even know who you ARE?”
It is the highest form of certainty. It is 100% fact based and it happens.
“I’m going to the store. I’ll be back in an hour.”
You say, it’s “not that easy.”
It requires being absolutely prepared, sequencing and effort.
Then it happens.
I hope you don’t mind if I take out some words from your vocabulary and add a few new words so you are able to acquire what you will have.
Goals As “Dreams”?
Until now setting a significant goal like adding $100,000 to your income, losing weight and keeping it off, wanting a secure retirement, making more sales, getting a better job, becoming involved with someone you find attractive, or even raising successful kids was all a “dream.”
Some of it was ethereal. Some of those things happened only to people who got lucky.
The metaphor of the dream, of course, is a disaster movie in and of itself. “Living your dreams,” is a common phrase in the American way of speaking. But what most people “dream” about only ends up happening when they sleep. Rarely do the dreams manifest in real life.
The dreams almost certainly won’t happen in real life because the brain capably and predictably reacts to the fact that what you dream about ends when you wake up. The brain will protect you from your dreams. Count on it.
One of the most important cognitions you’ll ever get is that brains don’t think. They react and act on a few basic types of programming, which are all very predictable.
You’ll learn precisely how to harness all of this for the acquisition of your desires and goals in Acquisition.
A Goal Seeking Device?
One old timer suggested that the “brain is a goal seeking device.”
Dr. Maxwell Maltz was 100% correct and he was 100% incorrect.
The brain is a goal seeking and acquiring device for all things related to survival and then it shuts off.
Brains rarely seek goals that have anything to do with anything other than minimum survival.
Here’s what really happens in your brain:
The brain is the control center where genetic code which generates impulses to self replicate is interpreted and acted upon. Genes meet up against decades of behavioral conditioning and interconnecting neuronal networks that are stimulated by external stimuli. This interaction is what causes your brain to either shut off, achieve survival goals or to carry on with “acquisition goals.”
I didn’t say it would sound simple, but it’s what happens.
With proper preparation it will acquire the latter. Without it, there is almost zero chance of goal acquisition.
Maltz thought you could program the brain to get you a new car. That thought was like the belief in 1700 that you could get a man to the moon. You can. But you can’t do it with conventional horse and buggies.
He was ahead of his time in one sense. He observed people surviving in the most difficult of times.
And more importantly, he observed the life changes that plastic surgery did to people. Their lives changed dramatically. It was something that could only have happened in the 20th century going forward. What was missing? He simply didn’t have the technology to cause people to do more than survive.
He understood the role of the reticular formation. The rudimentary pieces were starting to come together. A very resilient and persistent individual could painfully bump along and achieve some goals. But the tech wasn’t quite there.
Survival is Essential and Soon Your Goals Will Be As Well!
Don’t get me wrong, survival is *really* important.
Your genes have literally been self-replicating for 2,000,000 years. It is really hard for you to screw up your survival chances prior to the age of reproduction.
Half of men never reproduced 2,000 years ago!
Today you are walking proof of the success of genetic code “doing its job.”
Genes copying themselves. Simple and powerful survival.
But survival is generally not goal acquisition.
While your brain takes you away from what it interprets as real danger and causes you to eat ’til you are more than full and then causes you to procrastinate…well…those are all survival behaviors.
The brain interprets opening doors that have unfamiliar settings behind them as dangerous. The brain wants you to rest, eat, sleep, attempt to reproduce, rest, get out of pain, rest some more and stay safe until those offspring can reproduce themselves.
The brain spends its time on those activities. If someone is comfortable within those parameters, the code goes as far as to drive the individual to belong to a group, to help others survive, to learn.
Your Brain is Flat Out Amazing
Your brain is remarkable. It recognizes the folly of one’s past failures at anything and does everything in its power to discourage the individual from doing anything similar again. It doesn’t think. It acts upon recognition.
The brain causes survival and it screws up the majority of people from doing anything more than being comfortable in a familiar environment…because it needs you to survive. It is very, very good at the jobs it performs!
Fortunately you and I have a mind which is not the brain.
I’ll keep this really short and sweet. It is important.
Most People are “Sleep Walking Living”
For most people, the mind (consciousness), is shut off most of the time. How often are people “awake” while they are ..awake…?
Many people walk through their life with minutes of conscious activity each day. The majority might be interacting with the world in conscious interaction an hour or two per day.
But there are some people who begin to emerge at a higher level of conscious awareness. They are “awake” a lot more often.
They know they want to achieve, accomplish, acquire and attain because it is sensible and desirable.
What causes them to be special is their mind thinks into the future beyond tomorrow.
Most people are uncomfortable thinking too far into the future and they shut off and return to resting, eating, sleeping.
Your outcome is to be as awake as you can be and take advantage of the brains powerful survival drive and use that potential energy to acquire what you desire.
Write this down: The time is coming after you complete Acquisition!, your goals will no longer be goals. They will be obvious results. You simply will have them. Do remind people that it required effort because it LOOKS LIKE MAGIC.
Every single day the brain makes absolutely certain you:
- Use the restroom
It doesn’t make any mistakes. You *do* these things and the brain doesn’t let you notaccomplish them. Period. When the body for some reason doesn’t experience one of those things it goes into Great Danger mode and does everything it can to direct you to comfort.
The brain almost always gets what it is programmed to get.
Don’t think this means because you want a Maserati you will get it. That thought vaporizes in the neurology of the brain right after you read it.
There is plenty of new wiring and plenty of rewiring you’ve never seen or done before that has to happen to get that Maserati.
If you tell the brain to add:
- $100,000 more next year than I made this year.
- Lose 35 pounds this year.
- Get the right girl this year.
- Have a happy home this year.
The brain with standard wiring will get you none of it.
And if you got lucky, the brain would almost certainly do what it could to get rid of the money, put back on the weight, get the girl out of your life and return your home to misery as soon as possible.
That’s what brains do…they follow specific deeply entrenched programs that are very difficult to uproot and change.
The brain got you to this point with no significant change in 2,000,000 years.
Makes sense: The genes in the brain have were copied from genes an ancestor of yours had 2,000,000 years ago.
The System Causes the Brain to Be an Ally!
Fortunately there is now, yes, a system to take advantage of that wiring and reroute it to goal acquisition.
Today you can start a process using the brain as an ally not only for survival but for goal acquisition that will indeed predictably cause you to add:
$100,000 more income this year than I made last year.
Lose 35 pounds this year.
Get the right girl this year.
Have a happy home this year.
…and not have the brain go back and erase it all.
And best of all is it SUPER EASY and INSTANTANEOUS?
“Reprogramming” takes a bit of time. Not as much as you might think, but it is NOT instant.
Brains hate doing anything that takes time. It’s not comfortable at first. Then when it becomes familiar, it becomes very comfortable.
The fact is you can have pretty much anything you want in life.
You can have your brain as your ally.
And if you have stumbled upon some degree of success to this point in life, you have a bonus opportunity of exponential growth.
But let’s not get carried away.
Acquisition! is replicable. It will work for virtually anyone.
If you can add 17 and 5 in your head and come up with the correct answer, Acquisition! will work for you. If you can’t…it won’t.
I imagine you’ve used a goal setting system of some kind in the past. If that’s the case, forgive the developer. It’s over. It’s past.
It was destined to fail because they didn’t know how to make it so it would work.
That’s the nature of life.
If you tried to work within that old method, you certainly worked hard at your goals and while you probably hit some of the smaller and shorter term goals, most of the bigger 1 – 3 year goals almost never happened.
You are a walking testimonial for how that gurus goal setting system doesn’t work.
But you don’t need or want to “give” that anti-testimonial.
You really simply want what you want in life and want a real way to attain it.
When I set out on my own after having to quit college at 3 years because I ran out of money, I picked up some books and set tons of goals. I failed at just about all of them for the first 5 or 6 years of setting goals.
It made no sense to me.
I felt like an idiot.
Typical Goal Setting Systems Don’t Work
I worked very hard still ended up working at a restaurant as an Assistant Manager vs. the goals I had set which were far more desirable than that.
Ultimately, I learned a great deal from being an Assistant Manager for a year. I could have read the book and done what I really wanted to do in life instead. But I was using a “system” that wasn’t going to work except by luck.
It was a cool looking system with a lot of beautifully crafted pieces to the system.
But all the cute in the world didn’t mean it worked. When I left the restaurant business, I went back into sales and fundraising. Other salespeople used it. They made no more money. Their lives weren’t better. These were people who were dedicated. These weren’t the kind of people who buy something and set it aside. They USED the thing! No difference.
The creator of the system was quite a successful man, someone we all looked up to. I don’t know about them, but I figured it had to be me.
I followed the instructions to the letter for years. I was religious. I still have everything and just looking at it still makes me feel embarrassed even though I know that if I would have continued doing that, I would never have hit any level of success.
It just didn’t work, and frankly it depressed me.
I always abhorred working *really* hard and getting no result.
Eventually I set aside the goal setting systems I tried out. Either they were a disaster or I was.
Finally: A New Approach
I developed a very new and rudimentary approach to goals.
It was far from a system. It was an approach.
Coincidentally, within two years I had tripled my income and then some. I can’t prove the clunky approach in those early days made the difference. Being a bit of a nerdy scientist, I knew that my results were just that. And they certainly didn’t mean much in anyone else’s real world.
But I fine tuned it over time and pretty soon it wasn’t a clunky system anymore. Pretty soon I had attained almost every goal or it’s twin sister. If I set it…there was a good chance it would come to fruition.
Example: One goal was in 2005 when I wrote I wanted my next book with Penguin. It turned out to be placed with Wiley. I counted that as a goal accomplished. It was huge. Millions of people would read that first book that was published with Wiley.
Had I known about one more piece of the goal puzzle, Penguin would have taken the book and saved me a few weeks.
Again, all of this was my result of using a clunky approach to getting what I wanted in life.
Over the next few years I did a great deal of research into achievement motivation, researching “individual differences,” the influence of controversial findings about depression, anxiety, etc. on human accomplishment.
I devoured hundreds and hundreds of scientific papers on what caused specific behaviors within people. What drove people. What people’s default drives were, when those drives engaged and disengaged. Crucial secondary research was into mirror neurons.
That triggered two great aha’s that when applied in my life, that had predictable results. No one was studying entrepreneurs, salespeople, people wanting the best person in their life possible, artists, creative people, therapists, people who lived much less structured lives than those who went to an institution every single day (a corporate office, a government office, a university).
The research that WAS being done was always transpiring in structured locations. This revelation brought one of the final pieces together as you’ll see when you begin to use Acquisition!
I was FINALLY able to tweak the clunky approach into a very specific laser and my world changed.
More importantly, I was able to observe the impact of various degrees of integrating certain pieces of this new methodology into other people’s lives. I watched companies integrate a very few specific strategies to cause executives who were terrified to bring in new business…to bring in new business.
Over the last 7 years, I’ve directly observed people I work with typically have their best years as far as income and/or relationship and/or life satisfaction or both having their best years in their careers. All of this happening in a time period when a lot of people were struggling to keep a job.
I also have discovered a few surprising factors about what causes accomplishment when people who are attaining diverse and unrelated goals come together.
What I was doing bore only a small resemblance to anything else others were teaching. It was not the easiest approach. It was not a complete goal setting system. Today, however, it is just that.
Don’t misunderstand. I’m not stopping the research just because something works.
Acquisition! is here for you today. 10 years from now there will be another factor discovered. The system will come out in 2.0. Another decade? 3.0
For now, people deserve to have a life they earn.
Why is it that every goal setting system you have used has failed?
How is it possible that such smart people with so many great books and programs thought they had a great system only to find customers and clients left without results from that specific program?
How would you recognize a system that worked if you saw it?
What might lead you to believe that Acquisition: The Comprehensive Goal Attainment System is really different and will actually work for you?
And really, couldn’t you just synthesize four or five other programs out there and pick and choose what seems to make sense and then put your own system together?
Acquisition! is the product of researching real people in the real world.
Most of the time the academics “get the science right” and “discover and report.”
Unfortunately, the academics tend to study college students and goal performance for things related to studying and exams.
That’s extremely useful information in its context!
And, unfortunately, that experience doesn’t map over to you unless you are also a student in a structured setting. In THAT CASE it DOES map over.
But most people aren’t in that position.
Goal achievement research at university for years showed a big disconnect from the real world. There IS some research FINALLY being generated now but it is slow coming and still based on achievement in structured settings like a corporate office, a management team and again, University.
Do understand, I am not, not, not, knocking this work. I respect the work being done. For people in those settings that material is priceless. So why doesn’t it explain and predict (work) in real life out here?”
Because the salesman lives in a completely unstructured environment. The salesman drives their car, goes on appointments and in most cases their income is dependent on one thing only: performance. Researchers almost never study unstructured careers or entrepreneurs because access to these people in “controlled settings” is not only not possible, it’s counterproductive.
Entrepreneurs, salespeople, therapists, entertainers, artists, creative people, people who are in charge of their own destiny in some way haven’t been studied in their natural environment to the end of discovering what causes “success” and “failure” as far as income, relationship success, accomplishment of tasks outside of structured situations.
It’s that simple.
The Observer Effect
Metaphor: When you want to study fish, you can’t go to the ocean, go fishing, take the fish out of the water, bring the fish into the classroom and observe their behavior. You can only study fish to the end of understanding them by looking down into the ocean without actually entering the ocean and messing up the research.
In science this is called “The Observer Effect.”
In 90% of research into everything else in the world, “observer effect” can be controlled.
The point is that what seems to be “right” or “common sense” is rarely right in general but in particular this is true with goal motivation, achievement drives and acquisition of desired outcomes.
And that is the case because scientists aren’t in charge of their own destiny. They aren’t salespeople, entrepreneurs. They view the world in very, very different ways from each other. Scientists are paid by Universities and other institutions and then they go do their research without the pressure of having to acquire new business to earn their paycheck. They work…and they get their paycheck. That is their life experience. It is not the life experience that salespeople, entertainers, entreprenuers or those who have a life experience which has no “safety net.”
I could elaborate further, but my goal isn’t to be unkind to the researchers whose work in almost all areas of life is so important to my life and yours.
Meanwhile most of the popular goal setting programs and books aren’t written by academics. They’re written by people most typically in the field of selling.
You would *think* that salespeople writing a goals setting course would excel at being able to address the crucial aspects of goal acquisition. They seemingly do it themselves, how could they not be considered “the expert” for such a program or book?
The answer is the flip side of the academic.
In this case you have someone creating a program based on what has worked for that person.
“How did you do it?!”
Accumulation of History
Writing the process of acquiring your goals into your brain comes right after learning what few tracks you should avoid.
Some people want to go to the moon, themselves, when they have no rocket ship…
The answer to that is that it is not “impossible.” Not much is “impossible.” But you can mess up a life chasing some strange dream that isn’t going to happen. I’m inclined to say, “it just doesn’t work, it can’t work.” But I know that is unsatisfying; so simply consider this:
Le Bron James takes off work from his job as a basketball player…He’s going to show me how to be a pro basketball player. He budgets the entire YEAR. Every day, 14 hours per day. He’s the best. To not only learn from the best but to do precisely what he does will easily make me CLOSE to the best basketball player of the century…won’t it?
Let’s say it goes further than that. Let’s say LeBron gets the ENTIRE Miami basketball team to take off and work with me as well. Now we have a context. We are playing 5 on 5 every single day. All day.
Let’s also put it out there that every single one of the guys is focused on making me the best basketball player in history.
They whip me into shape. We work out. We practice, drill, drill, drill, drill. We get 3,000 hours of work in as no one takes any hours off except to sleep this year.
Surely I must be a Professional Basketball Player next year….
But obviously not.
I’m not 27. I don’t have 20 years of dribbling, shooting, reading offenses, reading defenses, the agility to move in a way that is instinctive and as much as I will be one heck of a ball player one year from now, I wouldn’t be able to play professionally. I’d get run over. Oh, I’d be healthy, stronger than ever and I’d be pretty amazing for my complete lack of experience and age.
The fact is I will gain two years of amazing experience in one year which is huge, but these guys all have 20 years of experience. They breathe better when they dribble, they think better when they dribble. Yet 10 professionals can’t get you to be able to be a pro just because you drill, practice and are amazing. HISTORY matters in the equation. How much, what kind. Trying to go pro in any sport after age 30 is almost impossible. (After 25 is almost impossible.) It has happened.
The reality is that Olympians are made at age 8, 9, 10, 11.
Modeling is a lot more than simply replicating what someone is doing.
The good news is that you don’t want to play in the NFL or MLB.
For that, you began at age 8 or you didn’t get to the NFL.
Ah. I can show you how I invest money.
That would be pretty valuable for almost anyone, but that knowledge, while helpful, won’t get you the same results unless you are starting with the same capital. That’s the accumulation of history part of the equation.
So, if you are 40 years old and want to be trying out for the Miami Heat next year, I’m simply going to encourage you to forget it.
If you don’t have a million dollars today and you want to make a million dollars investing next year, it will not happen in 99.9% of all situations. I could show you the exception, but I’d be terrified that you’d actually do it and lose everything in your life.
These, of course, are extreme situations.
Almost ALL Processes Can Be Learned and Mastered
As far as learning how to do processes like building a website, writing a book, starting a small business, growing wealth to a million, anything where your behavioral history isn’t a significant obstacle,in these cases you can indeed create a system to achieve.
And that’s what the gurus do and that is where they stop.
It would work in a vacuum…but they missed a whole bunch of BIG PROBLEMS.
Set a goal.
Work toward it.
Don’t let anything stop you.
Achieve the goal.
If I told you that was all there was to it, you’d be ecstatic. After all, each of those ARE at least somewhat similar to pieces of the puzzle of goal acquisition.
They simply are 4 pieces of a puzzle, though.
Even if you break each of the four points above down into a step-by-step “system”…the goal still will only rarely be realized if it requires anything more than a few days to happen outside of a structured environment.
Goal Acquisition Encompasses Far More than the Goal Setting You and I Were Taught
So what did I do that all these other people who are generally as sharp or sharper than I am missed?
The fact is that goal setting is more than goal setting. Goal setting is something people do on a piece of paper. And that is a good thing. Almost anything that is detailed on a piece of paper has a chance of something good happening.
One word: Context.
I found the context for goal acquisition.
That’s 1/3 of the acquisition result right there.
That word, however, has a LOT of cool and fun stuff loaded into it for Goal Setting and Acquisition.
You’ll be learning not just about that, but how to USE it to CAUSE your goals to happen.
No one has taught about the context of goal acquisition.
Where do you set a goal?
When do you set a goal?
How do you set a goal?
Why do you set a goal?
What is a REAL goal?
How is it that a goal can be set and not realized to the tune of >97% of the time for almost all people?!!?
How do you move toward a goal?
How do you navigate difficulties along the way?
What are ALL the crucial factors that must be part of the HISTORY of setting the goal?
How do you create HISTORY?
Ah, you will discover that shortly…
No one. Ever. Not one guru or academic ever found this essential. 10 years from now everyone will teach this. They’ll teach it in schools, in the workplace. But today I’ve shared only an inkling with the public.
Want to know EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GETTING TODAY?
Here is what is in your Pre-publication copy of Acquisition! which is scheduled to be in-house Thursday this week:
CD 1. Why Goal Setting Hasn’t Worked…Yet
Track 1: The 21st Century, #1 Goal Setting Tool….Doesn’t Work
Track 2: Goal Tool Dynamics that Cause Failure
Track 3: Your Passive Goal Guidance System
Track 4: Your Best Year Ever
Track 5 The Brain – No Program to lose 40 Pounds?
Track 6: Nonconscious Goals vs. Conscious Goals
CD 2. The Elements of Real Goals
Track 1: Never Be Concerned about Survival
Track 2: Ants and Squirrels have Useful PGGS’s
Track 3: Your New Reaction in Crisis
Track 4: Your Fear Advantage
Track 5: New Goal List vs. To Do List
Track 6: Lessons from Losing Every day to a Chess Master
Track 7: Your Elements of a Goal
CD 3. Creating Real Opportunity
Track 1: Your Goal to “Be a Millionaire?” No…
Track 2: Sequencing
Track 3: When Do You Work on Your Life Plan?
Track 4: What Happens When Everything Goes Wrong?
Track 5: Creating Opportunity and Shooting Off Rockets
CD 4: Goals: The Truth Behind Motivation, Reward so You Get What You Want in Life
Track 1: Your First Steps of Goal Acquisition
Track 2: Engagement
Track 3: New Goal Achievers Do This
Track 4: Acquisition requires Availability
Track 5: Storm Chasers – Sequencing in Action
Track 6: Introduction to Vengeance
Track 7: Could You Date a Supermodel?
CD 5: End Point Goals vs. Life Time Goals
Track 1: End Point Goals
Track 2: She’s Out of My League
Track 3: The Wedding Dress Fit!
Track 4: Your Cheat Sheet, Page 2
Track 5: Leveraging Addiction
Track 6: Numerous Types of Brain Fuel
Track 7: Chocolate for Brain Fuel?
CD 6: Anything You Want in Life?
Track 1: V is for Vengeance
Track 2: The Conversation
Track 3: Creating your Creation Space
Track 4: TV Your Best Friend?
Track 5: The New & Better You Creates Feelings of Danger in Others
Track 6: Creating Sequences Reveals Likelihood of Attainment
CD 7: Your Obsession
Track 1: The Goal Vanishes Without _________
Track 2: New Gets Old Fast if it is Not Obsession
Track 3: Cool Obsession
Track 4: Girl A, $250,000, or 25 Pounds
Track 5: Your $5,000,000 Solution
Track 6: Survival Happens
Track 7: Girl A or Girl B
CD 8. Anything Your Brain Wants, It Gets
Track 1: Anything Your Brain Wants, It Gets
Track 2: You Have History
Track 3: One Paycheck Per Year
Track 4: Your People Choice
Track 5: Built to Last
CD 9: Goal Systems…Missing Pieces FOUND!
Track 1: Your Genes Do This For You
Track 2: Is Dr. House in the House?
Track 3: Your Resolutions
Track 4: Dumb Things People Do That Lead to Goal Failure
Track 5: Split Screen Thinking For Goal Acquisition
Track 6: Feelings Aren’t a GPS
CD 10: Goal Setting for Meaning
Track 1: Your Saturn Five
Track 2: Danger of Feeling Unrewarded
Track 3: See, Believe, Begin, Continue, Finish
Track 4: Goal Setting For Meaning
Track 5: Action, Plan, Think, Contingency, Plan, Adjustment
Track 6: What You Enjoy Doing – Matter?
Track 7: Necessary to Change Existing Beliefs?
CD 11: New Goal Setting for Living the Life You Choose
Track 1: New Goal Setting = Life You Choose
Track 2: Preparation Logging
Track 3: Your Modeling Failure for Success
Track 4: Success and Failure in New Goal Setting
Track 5: New Goal Setting: The Strategy
Track 6: Getting What You Really Want
Track 7: Your Confidence = _________
CD 12: Goals Into Action = Manifestation?
Track 1: New Goals Into Action
Track 2: Your Space is Your Space
Track 3: Adjust – But Over Time
Track 4: Earn Appreciation
Track 5: Learn to Notice Red Flags
Track 6: Proof of Overcoming Fears & Challenges
Track 7: Life Can Be Better Than It Is
CD Q: The Master System: Now it…Happens for YOU!
Track 1: Genesis: Goal Setting
Track 2: Precluding Problems in Progression
Track 3: The Process: Choosing Strategy & Outlining the Sequence to Achieve
Track 4: New Goals Now (Almost) Always Happen
Track 5: Your Dream List?!
Track 6: Goals that Bring in Money
IMPORTANT: The program also comes with a 180-page manual on PDF on a separate disc so you’ll see a total of 14 discs when you open your program.
Use the manual.
The manual helps you organize your thinking, utilize crucial strategies of this Comprehensive Goal Attainment System.
I set out to create a program where each CD is worth the price of the entire program.
I developed the program in such a way that even if you have sat down to dinner with me and we’ve talked about some of these tools, you’d still be ravenous in devouring Acquisition!and putting it to work for you. The program, as you can see, is the product of an enormous amount of work. But that wouldn’t matter if it wasn’t amazingly true to its billing.
USE this program UNTIL…you have what you want. There will come a point when it will be internalized and written into your Passive Goal Guidance System.
Acquisition retails for $599.
You can order this program online now, discounted. You can have Acquistion: The Comprehensive Goal Attainment Program for for only $397!
This program will not be priced lower this year.
The value is perhaps the best value I’ve ever offered.
This is the most important personal development program I’ve ever developed.
This is fun and epitomizes power!
You get what you want…finally.
And remember this week it is only $397!