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Learn From The Successful

Do you resent those who have success? Do you resent people with money and wealth?

Well, stop it right now!

Seriously, if you criticize and hate on those who are successful and wealthy how do you think you can ever reach their level of success?

Usually, a hater can never become successful. Can you name one successful person who just hates on other people? I can’t.

Most of what you dislike about successful or the rich or whoever has just been programmed into your mind through repetition or feeling from your parents, your school, your friends, the media. Most of it wasn’t consciously decided on by you. Take a stand. Think for yourself.

Do you really want to live the rest of your life sabotaging yourself because you unconsciously believe having money is bad, or rich people are crooks?

Here’s a 10 minute exercise for you. Brainstorm as many reasons as you can on why it would be positive and great to have money and have millions of dollars.

 

Things like:

  • I can help my parents if they ever have health problems or need daily in home care
  • I can give to worthy causes I care greatly about
  • I can provide my family with the best food, education and housing

 

Quit blaming rich people for your problems. Quit blaming the government that you are out of a job. Quit blaming others for you not having your success and take responsibility.

You and only you are in control of what happens to you and to your life.

Get it together. Wake up. If you want success you need new mindsets and new habits, action and rituals to get you there. You do it little by little, you don’t wake up one day and you magically have all this abundance and willpower and energy and skills to put to work towards attaining greatness.

Star with what you have because one day you won’t have anything.

The Mary Kay Way

One of my favorite books is by Mary Kay. She managed to build an empire when many thought it was impossible, a waste of time. But through hard work and perseverance she managed to accomplish what was seemingly impossible by some.

Two of the most powerful teachings I received from the book were: the importance of follow through and treating others with kindness and respect.

Follow through is so important in a day and age where people are constantly overwhelmed, assaulted with information, new strategies, shiny objects and more!

How often do you start something only to be onto the new thing in just 2 weeks?

I know it’s happened to me before, and honestly it’s something I need to focus quite diligently on to stay out of that trap. Focus on one thing, work it and follow through. You will get much more out of doing one, single thing with 100% commitment and focus as opposed to ten things all scatter brained and going in numerous directions.

If you’re interested in a quick summary on the main points of the book, take a look at this video I found on YouTube. If it interests you check it out on amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpCDEJTGMiU

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Best Personal Development Books To Read

Looking for motivation and inspiration? Well, have you considered reading personal development books? Perhaps you haven’t. Personal development is a nebulous topic, and finding a personal development book is not as easy as most people think. Nonetheless, you need a book that will ignite your passion and give you ideas. Here are some of the best personal development books to read:

  1. The Success Principles

This is a book by Jack Canfield. He uses the principles he’s taught, studied, and lived for to inspire any ambitious person to move from where they are to greatness. This book will equip you with knowledge on how to boost your confidence, live with purpose and patience, take on daily challenges, and achieve all your ambitions. This book is not just a collection of great ideas; it spells out sixty-four principles, which successful men and women have used throughout history. The fundamentals of these principles are the same for all professions and all people—it doesn’t matter whether you are employed or not. If you take these principles and practice on a daily basis, they will surely transform your life beyond your wildest imaginations!

  1. Think and Grow Rich

This is a book by Napoleon Hill. Apparently, it was the first book to ask the question, “what makes a winner?’’ In the original version of this book published in 1937, Hill introduces the stories of millionaires of his generation such as Thomas Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and many others. He does this intentionally so as to illustrate his principles.

In the updated version, an author, Arthur R. Pell, applied Hill’s thoughts to illustrate how contemporary millionaires such as Bill Gates acquired their wealth. Outmoded technology and examples have been faithfully refreshed to make things easier for new readers.

  1. Crush It

If you are obsessed with something to an extent that it keeps you up all night, this is the perfect time to earn a living doing what you like most. In Crush It, Gary Vaynerchuk teaches us how to use the internet to convert interests into businesses. Gary was able to build his brand using the secrets revealed in this book thus transforming his earning potential as well as his life.

This book equips any reader with skills on how to harness the power of the internet to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. Simply put, Crush It is the final driver’s manual for any modern business.

  1. The Power of Positive Thinking

This book has helped many women and men alike, no wonder it is an international bestseller. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale uses this book to send a powerful message of inspiration and faith to the people.

The power of positive thinking is written with a sole aim of making the reader lead a happy, worthwhile, and satisfying life. In this book, Dr. Peale demonstrates that there is power in faith. With the practical techniques clearly outlined, you can easily energize your life. Honestly, this book will give you enough motivation to keep you going.

  1. Virtual Freedom

There is this misconception among entrepreneurs that, to succeed, they have to do everything themselves. The entrepreneur becomes the boss, HR manager, sales person, online marketing guru, operations manager, copywriter, and so much more. No wonder many people give up starting their business—this is just way too much for an individual to handle!

In this book, Chris Ducker reveals the secrets on how to start a business with the little resources you have. It’s not rocket science; it’s actually possible! You have to learn to build strong teams of virtual employees who will assist you in running your business. If used together with online resources and other additional tactics, Virtual Freedom is your ultimate source of knowledge necessary to build your dream business.

  1. The 4-Hour Workweek

Put aside the old idea of retirement and any other deferred-life plan—there is absolutely no need to wait, especially in harsh economic times. Regardless of the dream that you have about your future, The 4-Hour Workweek will ensure that you achieve it. Thanks to Timothy Ferriss, the author, for doing an outstanding job.

Sometimes, you just need someone to encourage you that you can still achieve your dreams. Regrettably, it’s hard to find someone who will always encourage you when you are feeling low. You may be having tons of problems, but all you need is something to keep you motivated. If you are just on the verge of giving up, this message if for you; read personal development books. The books discussed above will serve you right.