Monday, 18 June 2018

Quote for the day

"Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success." - William J. H. Boetcker

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Quote for the day

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." - John Heywood

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Becoming a Millionaire is Simple, But Not Necessarily Easy – Here’s How

When most people fantasize about being a millionaire, they think about the sexy parts.

The hot cars…

The cool house…

Maybe even swimming through a pool of money, Scrooge McDuck-style…

Don’t worry: With time and effort, these things can be yours.

But to get there… you’re going to have to wade through some slightly less glamorous times and put in a lot of hard work.

Here, we’ll talk about some of the truth of the matter.

Allow me to offer a realistic view of some of the things you should anticipate as you begin to work toward your dreams.
The 1st Thing Nobody Tells You: It’s Simple.

Yup, right here, right now, I’m going to say it: Becoming a millionaire is simple.

BUT… let me immediately clarify: Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy.

At the most basic level, making millions is truly a matter of learning a trade, then refining and streamlining it in a way that allows you to make a profit, over and over again, and sticking with it over time.

Simple, right?

What makes it difficult is exactly the same as what makes it easy, though.

You have to take the time to learn a trade. There are few things that you can just jump into without a little training.

Then, you have to commit to the work of refining your methods, which requires a lot of patience, effort, and difficult self reflection.

And perhaps hardest of all, you have to stick with it over several years.

You’re not going to become my next Millionaire student by giving up the moment things get hard.
The 2nd Thing Nobody Tells You: You Don’t Need a Formal Education.

It’s true: you don’t need a designer degree, or any degree at all, to become a millionaire.

Mark Zuckerberg, Ted Turner, and Richard Branson are proof positive that it’s not vital: None of these extremely rich and talented men completed college.

No, this is not to say that college is worthless. If you attended school or are thinking about going back to school, it certainly won’t hinder you from making millions.

But for those of you who think that making millions isn’t possible for you because you don’t have that slip of paper on the wall, I’ve got news: It does NOT mean the difference between millions and mediocrity.

Remember that.

The 3rd Thing Nobody Tells You: You Need to be Willing to Learn.As noted above, you don’t need a degree to become a millionaire.

But you still have to learn and refine your trade.

There are a number of different ways to master your trade outside of a formal school setting.

A commitment to learning your chosen trade, be it reading this e-letter everyday for inspiration and focus, taking a weekend course, or reading an old-fashioned book, learning is vital to mastering whatever type of business you’ve chosen.
The 4th Thing Nobody Tells You: It Doesn’t Need to Take Decades.

Plenty of potential millionaires shoot themselves in the foot with this silly phrase: “it’s too late for me to become a millionaire.”

It’s simply not true, no matter your age.

You’re unlikely to make millions overnight, but you can become a millionaire faster than you think.

Personally, I netted my first million by my early twenties.

While that’s a great accomplishment, I am not saying that to brag. I’m just saying that with focus and determination, you can make millions in a fairly short amount of time
The 5th Thing Nobody Tells You: You Need to Pinch Pennies.

This isn’t the most glamorous part of becoming a millionaire, I’ll openly admit that.

But if you want to become a millionaire, you need to become savvy about saving.

I know it sounds like no fun, but hear me out.

Say that you’ve decided to be a penny stock trader…

As you begin to earn money, if you save the majority of your earnings, you have more to invest moving forward.

This means that even if you keep on doing the same type of trades, your earnings will become bigger just because you are investing more.

In time, even if you’re saving the majority of what you make, your bottom line is higher and higher.

This means that even while “saving”, eventually you’ll be able to buy the car or the condo without zeroing out your bank account.
The 6th Thing Nobody Tells You: It Can Be Boring.

I probably shouldn’t even tell you this one, but I think it’s important to say.

Like any other job, becoming a millionaire can be boring at times.

There’s a large degree of routine and repetitive work that goes into it, and quite frankly, it can be boring at times.

It’s totally okay if it’s boring at times as the journey to becoming a millionaire IS NOT FUN!

Just focus on the fact that by sticking to your routine of learning, trading, doing research, and improving, you are in fact working toward the goals you so desperately want to attain.
The 7th Thing Nobody Tells You: Millionaires Don’t Just Have One Job.

To become a millionaire, you’ve got to choose one thing to do and stick to it forever, right?

Not necessarily…

Actually, most millionaires have multiple “jobs” or income sources.

Varied income sources have many different values.

For one, it allows you to diversify. You’re not putting all your eggs in one basket.

For another, it keeps things fresh and interesting because you can wear different hats, sometimes on a same day basis.
The 8th Thing Nobody Tells You: You Will Want to Quit.

I want to tell you this because it’s very important, very universal, and very normal.

You will, at a certain point, want to quit.

This might be for any of the reasons detailed above: The hard work required, the dedication to savings, the need to learn some new things.

At a certain point, or perhaps at many points, you will want to quit.

However, there’s a huge step, which leads right into my next bullet point, which can help to keep you going: develop a network.
The 9th Thing Nobody Tells You:You need friends.

Now, when I say a network, let me explain what I mean.

First, you need a mentor: This is a guide who can help you along your way.

Second, you need a professional network: This can be your peers, a networking group, or joining a business association.

This group can keep you motivated, inspired, and on track.

Third, you need the support of your family and friends. These are the people who will help keep you going through hard times and support you emotionally along your journey.
The 10th Thing Nobody Tells You: The Work Never Ends.

Millionaires never really retire.

This is because to become a millionaire, you need a deep inherent hunger inside of you to succeed and to play the game.

This isn’t something that you can necessarily turn off. But quite frankly, millionaires wouldn’t have it any other way.

For a millionaire, retirement sounds like death. Why would they want to turn off their minds and get out of the game?

So know this from the beginning…

If you want to become a millionaire, it’s a lifelong pursuit and it’s NOT just about the money…

It’s about the challenge where you always push yourself to see what else you can accomplish!

The art of becoming a millionaire isn’t all sexy cars and hot supermodels (sorry).

There’s a lot of day to day routine and work that goes into it, and it can be challenging.

Moreover, though, there’s value in anticipating some of the truth about becoming a millionaire.

It will prepare you for the tough times so that you can enjoy the more glamorous parts about being a millionaire!

Hope this helps! – Tim Sykes

Quote for the day

"Nothing ever exists entirely alone. Everything is in relation to everything else." - Gautama Buddha

Friday, 15 June 2018

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change The Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.
By Matthew Jones

Sometimes we get lost.

Other times we get distracted.

But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lay at the core of our being. The truths that can guide us to happiness, success, and fulfillment.

We all need reminders to remember what matters most. To wake us up from the illusions we perceive. And to revitalize our quest for a meaningful life.

And with that intention in mind, of reconnecting ourselves to the wisdom intimately woven into the fabric of our existence, this article presents 40 powerful and controversial life lessons that can change the rest of your life. 

1. Happiness isn't found in objects, money, or success.
Temporary and fleeting pleasure isn't happiness. Wisdom will show you the difference.

2. Seeking happiness prevents its attainment.
Happiness is a state of being--not something that you can acquire.

3. Natural leadership comes from authenticity--not charisma.
People follow, support, and respect people who live their truth.

4. Money, food, and sex are obsessions of the ego.
And focusing on them to the exclusion of other things restricts your growth.

5. Who you are in the material world is determined by how you cope.
Successful people are the ones that cope with discomfort by working. Smart people are the ones that cope using intellectualization. And so on.

6. Time is your most valuable asset. And you must use it wisely.
You can die at any moment. Stop pretending otherwise.

7. Societal privilege is real. Denying it is oppression in action.
If you love Muhammad Ali but hate Colin Kaepernick, if you quote Dr. King but can't stand Black Lives Matter, if you say "All Lives Matter" but don't protest police brutality or the prison industrial complex, you should study history and read more sociology.

8. All things--including success and failure--ebb and flow.
Every experience, no matter how good or bad, changes.

9. Every positive contains a negative.
Yang. Too much of a good thing can be problematic.

10. Every negative contains a positive.
Yin. Example: Learning from failure.

11. Seeing people or things as all good or all bad prevents growth.
That's called splitting--a primitive defense mechanism.

12. Self-help books make you feel better, but don't create lasting results.
If they did, the world would be a better place.

13. No matter how great you are, there will always be someone better.
This is the nature of relativity.

14. Social comparison--whether positive or negative--always leads to suffering.
Appreciate yourself. Appreciate others. Don't compare the two.

15. Focusing on frustration and pain only increases its longevity.
If you look for it, you'll find it.

16. Holding in feelings amplifies their power.
Contrary to popular opinion, suppression doesn't make things go away.

17. Expressing your emotions leads to more fulfilling relationships.
Sharing is caring.

18. Most people don't have the courage to live according to their values.
It's much harder than you think.

19. Everyone is afraid of judgement. It's how you respond that matters.
Do you overcompensate to pretend you're not afraid? Do you get small and hope to disappear? Give this some thought. 

20. Your past influences your present. Deal with it.
I don't mean ignore it. I mean, find a therapist and work through that stuff. Learn and understand why patterns repeat. And then overcome them.

21. Every single person is flawed and has shortcomings.
Idolizing or demonizing is, once again, splitting. We're all human and that's okay.

22. Fear prevents connection. To others and your highest self.
Fear is the closed fist. Always be the open hand.

23. Curiosity sustains success.
Approach each moment with fresh eyes.

24. Simplicity is velocity. In all aspects of life.
De-clutter. Cleanse. Appreciate the space.

25. You can't move beyond your limitations on your own. Suffering is co-constructed. We are all connected in its creation and undoing.

26. It's okay to not be okay. And it's okay to ask for help.
Practice self-compassion. Find a coach or therapist to engage in real self-development.

27. Small habits and routines sustain growth and prioritize health.
It's the little things that count: sleep, exercise, nutrition, organization.

28. Falling short of your potential comes from doing what's comfortable.
With so many stimulating screens and over-indulgent meals, it's easy to grow complacent.

29. Growth is the result of moving beyond your comfort zone.
And it's usually uncomfortable. 

30. You only see change when looking in the past. So pause more frequently.
Meditate. Find stillness. And reflect to see the big picture.

31. Being is more important than doing.
Presence attracts abundance.

32. Your mind feels young. Your body doesn't. Take care of it.
You need quality input to sustain quality output.

33. Your perspective isn't the only correct answer.
We live in a multiplicity of truths.

34. Not-knowing leads to greater discoveries than thinking you know everything.
A full glass can't hold fresh water.

35. While knowledge comes from the mind, intelligence comes from the heart.
Allow your intuition to have a voice too.

36. Your need for validation often comes at the expense of fulfillment.
If you were already whole, you won't need confirmation.

37. Real confidence comes from congruence. Not nice clothes.
Be unapologetically yourself. That builds confidence, which cannot be purchased.

38. Practicing what you preach is more difficult (and rewarding) than hypocrisy.
Be different than the crowd.

39. Living from the heart rather than the mind leads to greater happiness.
When the two are in conflict, go with the heart.

40. Love is what connects us all. Feeling it more frequently leads to a better life.

And my hope is that by reading this article, you've found at least one thing that resonates with your experience and helps you on your journey.

Quote for the day

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." - Bil Keane