Millionaire Mind | Wealth Files part 11

You can be right or you can be rich, but you can’t be both.

Something you hear a lot is “if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always do” This is something that we were taught from the very first business we were involved in 20 years ago, and as a result have continued learning every chance we get.

Millionaire Mind| Wealth Files

In the last post we talked about Wealth File #16 about acting in spite of fear.

This is the final post of this series and today I am going to talk about Wealth File #17

Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.

Did you know that the three most dangerous words in the English language are “I know that”?

The only way you can know something is if you live it.  Otherwise you heard about it, you read about it or you talk about it, but you don’t know it.

You can be right or you can be rich, but you can’t be both.

Something you hear a lot is “if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always do” This is something that we were taught from the very first business we were involved in 20 years ago, and as a result have continued learning every chance we get.

For me, I am doing learning every day by reading books, listening to audios, and researching daily.  My husband and I have done adult education, courses like Small business Management course, Advanced business growth course, WordPress training courses, Financial Management courses, options trading courses.  We never stop learning.  We are always stretching our boundaries.

The only way to have money is to learn how to play the money game inside and out.  You need to learn skills and strategies to accelerate your income, manage your money, and to invest it effectively.

One of the biggest things you have to remember is that “Every Master was once a disaster”

What we have done over the years is find models and say to ourselves “if they can do it, we can do it.”

One of the biggest things I have done for me recently is get involved in Business Bootcamps run by my mentor where I have learned so much and have so much more confidence now to run my business.  I have had training on things like how to do email marketing, how to use tools like Periscope, and Instagram.  How to do video marketing.  Over time I will also teach these as I master them.  One of the things Harv says is that Rich people understand the order of success is Be, Do, Have.  You need to do the inner work on yourself so you can make your ability to receive money bigger and bigger and re-programme your financial blueprint.  You have to know and fell like what you want to become, do the work to get there and then actually have what you wanted.

The best way to learn is from the people that have been there before you, take advice from people that have already achieved what you are wanting to achieve.

If you have enjoyed this series of posts let me know.  I would love to hear from you.  I can be contacted on Facebook.

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Small Changes can make a big difference

Rob has been asked to investigate companies and find out what the star performers are doing differently to the mediocre performers and this book is all about his findings and also a lot of scientific experiments that have been done to work out what makes exceptional people.

Small Changes can make a big difference

Hi all

I am reading a wonderful new book called “the Extra one Per Cent – how small changes make exceptional people” by Rob Yeung. The information I am getting from it is really interesting. Rob has been asked to investigate companies and find out what the star performers are doing differently to the mediocre performers and this book is all about his findings and also a lot of scientific experiments that have been done to work out what makes exceptional people.

One of the first discoveries Rob talks about is during World War 2 when the USAAF was trying to get the right people trained for flying. He talks about a civilian psychologist called John C Flanagan.

Flanagan was charged with trying to investigate in depth why certain trainee pilots made the grade while others fell short. After asking general questions and getting vague answers he changed his tactics and stopped asking general opinions as to why missions succeeded or failed but instead urged the pilots and instructors to talk about specific episodes of triumph or failure in forensic detail with a particular focus on what they did, what they said and what they were thinking at the time. Over time he and his team interviewed tens of thousands of personnel, asking them to describe specific instances in which they succeeded or failed so and as a result his research enabled the USAAF to make better recruitment decisions turning away more candidates that were unlikely to make it through pilot training.

The next example is one where Rob was called into an IT organisation to help work out the difference between the top salesmen and the mediocre salespeople. After interviewing enough people at the technology firm he analysed their stories to understand the trivial differences in behaviour that distinguished high achievers from their less prosperous counterparts. Top key account managers tended to spend more time engaging in social chit chat and building rapport before getting down to business, they were more likely to pick up a phone that send an email, and they tried to influence customers in indirect as well as direct methods.

What Rob has found through all his research is essentially there are 8 traits or behaviours that successful people possess.

Here is the list:

  • Awe
  • Cherishing
  • Authenticity
  • Centredness
  • Connecting
  • Daring
  • Citizenship
  • Visioning

Over the next few blog posts I will go into detail on each of these traits or behaviours as I continue to read the book and find out more of each of these traits.

The trait I am going to work on today is Awe.

The simple description of Awe that is in the book is “Exceptional people aren’t just born more creative – they fuel their imaginations by actively pursuing new experiences and consciously staying open-minded about or ‘in awe’ of, new possibilities. Rather than assuming they know enough about their field or industry, they remain curious and realise that there is always more to learn and consider”

How often do you take the time to look around yourself, to notice the birds in the morning chorus, to take time to read books that feed your mind? Through the 90 day bootcamp I have been encouraged to read daily and have read some of the most amazing books, have started videoing and as a result I am taking time to listen to the world, looking at the amazing nature around me when I am walking to do things like walking to catch the bus. Looking at amazing sunsets and taking note of things all the time.

Rob talks about experiments that were done on observation. The researchers gave the students a task, to count the number of times the ball was passed between members of the team in white. Immediately after watching the film the students were asked to write down how many passes they’d counted. The researchers then asked, ‘did you see anyone else besides the six players appear on the video?’ and ‘did you see a gorilla walk across the screen?’ More than half the participants were puzzled. What gorilla? They hadn’t seen any gorilla.

Another experiment is where another experiment team got people to count the number of photographs in a newspaper. After several pages, there was a half page advert with the words: ‘Stop Counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.’ But most people kept on turning the pages, too engrossed in counting photos to see the answer. A few pages later, another bigger advert proclaimed: ‘Stop counting. Tell the experimenter you’ve seen this and win 150 pounds.’ Again most people didn’t notice it. Oblivious to the cash prize, they diligently carried on with the task despite the answer being literally spelt out in black and white. Only a handful of people spotted the adverts, usually laughing and asking to claim their winnings.

These are powerful experiments showing how the mind is concentrating and really does not take notice of anything outside of our given task. It just shows how narrowly our minds can sometimes work.

Here is another example. Rob asked a group of people if they have time for him to tell them a story, a few of them checked their watches and gave the go-ahead. The next question he asked was what is the time? Despite having just looked at their watches, they were not looking to tell the time. They were looking to see if they had enough time to listen to a story before the end of session.

These examples highlight a phenomenon that psychologists call ‘inattentional blindness’. When we look for one thing, we may fail to notice others. Focusing our attention too intently on any particular goal or direction may blind us to other opportunities.

Do you get focused on doing a task at work, so much so that nothing will interrupt you? The problem with this is that you might not consider whether you can do away with the task entirely.

Selling one product to customers we might not actually see that the world has moved on and people are not interested in that product any longer. If we get too fixed on a specific goal. Get too fixed on a specific goal we may not spot those other openings. Be careful not to have so much focus that you are not able to see other ideas and opportunities.

A good example of this is a creative team that was so busy collecting images from art galleries etc and failed to notice that online companies were selling digital photography at a fraction of the price. As a result this creative team started losing lots of business.

Creativity is defined by Rob as the act of coming up with the act of coming up with ideas that allow us to make a difference to our lives and those of the people around us. We all need it. Creativity allows engineers to build new machines, office workers to devise quicker ways of working, and parents to find new ways of entertaining their children.

Small changes can make a big difference

Rob’s research shows that high achievers take an active decision to stop what they are doing occasionally to ask if there might be an entirely better way of doing it. And we can learn from them. We need to make time to absorb new ideas, to think, to question, speculate and ultimately produce new insights and breakthroughs.

So take out some time in your busy lives to smell the roses, look around you and appreciate life and just think.

What small changes can you make that will make a big difference? One small change you can make that will make a big difference  is to listen to powerful information daily, to read powerful books and of course take time out to look at things from different perspectives.

I have found writing these blogs, doing videos and reading has already made a major difference to me and my confidence.  I am working with an amazing mastermind of people that have had so many breakthroughs over this 90 day boot camp that I am forever in Awe of the achievements.

Sit down at the end of each day and work out what you have achieved and you will be forever amazed at what you can tick off your list.

So what small changes are you going to make to become an exceptional person?

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Source material for this blog has been "The Extra one percent- how small changes can make big differences" by Rob Yeung

Persistence |What is it to be Persistent?

Persistence: What is is it to be persistent?

Everyone keeps saying be persistent but what do they mean by that?

Here is the dictionary definition of persistence:

persistence
pəˈsɪst(ə)ns/
noun
noun: persistence
  1. the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
    “Cardiff’s persistence was rewarded with a try”
    synonyms: perseverance, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness,staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose, patience, endurance,application, diligence, sedulousness, dedication, commitment,doggedness, persistency, pertinacity, assiduity, assiduousness,steadfastness, tirelessness, indefatigability, stamina; More

  2. the continued or prolonged existence of something.
    “the persistence of huge environmental problems”

So a good definition of persistence is setting yourself goals and keeping to them, developing habits, and staying the course no matter what gets in your way,

With the 90 day bootcamp I am doing I have been impressed with how much I have achieved so far.  The persistence is paying off and I have not seen myself so happy in such a long time.

I was extremely camera shy when I started but I can now say I have done 23 Facebook videos and by persisting through the challenge they have now become just another way of communicating.

Another friend of mine (you can meet her here) has shown persistence in wanting to run her own pet care/feeding business.  She had her first client last week and the customer was so impressed that she already has repeat business.  Heni went around every pet store in her area and every place where she could leave cards and also do mail drops and the persistence has paid off.

So tell me below examples of persistence in your life I would love to hear of ways that persistence has paid off for you

Other ways of showing persistence are reading daily, blogging regularly, sharing your business and ideas with people and generally making habits stick.

Persistence|What is it to be persistent?

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Empowerment What Does It Mean to You?

Empowerment What does it mean to you?

I have been calling this blog my daily empowerment so today I decided to investigate what empowerment means.

The dictionary has two definitions of Empowerment.

Empowerment What does it mean to you?

I have been calling this blog my daily empowerment so today I decided to investigate what empowerment means.

The dictionary has two definitions of Empowerment.

verb (used with object)

1.

to give power or authority to; authorize, especially by legal or official means:

I empowered my agent to make the deal for me. The local ordinance empowers the board of health to close unsanitary restaurants.

2.

to enable or permit:

Wealth empowered him to live a comfortable life.

 So Empowerment What Does it mean to you?

This blog is called my daily empowerment because I share information that will allow you to self-empower yourself. Which means we empower ourselves by giving us the power to succeed with whatever our challenges are.

So Empowerment what does it mean to you?

 We give ourselves power by reading and listening to powerful books and audios.  By turning off the negative things in our lives and creating a positive mental attitude. We also associate ourselves with people that we can learn from.  That have gone through the mistakes before us and teach us ways that will make our path easier than the one they had to strike.
The kinds of books we read are business books, mind set books, anything positive.
The books I am currently reading are “Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success” and “Secrets of Inspiring Leaders Exposed” Interviews by Dale Beaumont.
Through these books I am learning so much.
Here is a short video I did one day on some of my reading.
So Empowerment what does that mean to you?
I hope you have enjoyed this post.  Leave a comment below and tell me what
you think empowerment means to you.
If you want to get your daily empowerment by listening to audios come and join me listening to Inner Circle audios. The power of daily listening is incredible.