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Book Summary: Think and Grow Rich

By on Jun 15, 2015 in Book Summary | 0 comments

If you want to have a virtual empire that you can run from anywhere in the world, you’ve got to have the right mindset from the start. In this Exec Summary, I give you the juice to the famous book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.   To achieve your goals you must have a burning desire.   Have you ever been at the point where you’re low on money and all the sudden the terror kicks in?  The pain is so sharp, it causes you to become really stressed.  So stressed in fact, that you’re scrap all your plans and reprioritize your life!  You must get to that state. Lots of us wish to achieve our goals, but what separates those who do and those who don’t is a BURNING DESIRE.   The basis of every achievement is goal setting and planning.   Every success story begins with people who are clear on what they want.  If you have a goal that’s floating in some undetermined time in the future, you’ll commit half-heartedly to it. Get specific, write the goal down with a date. Next you must create a plan to achieve your goal. This plan must outline the precise steps you must take to achieve the goal.  Don’t over plan! Once you’ve got your plan, get cracking! Don’t waste time wondering if the plan is right, just get going!  Read your plan twice daily, once in the morning and once at night.   Have an unwavering faith in yourself.   Have an unwavering faith in yourself that you will achieve your goals.  You can only achieve your goals when you have confidence in yourself.  Once you start to see a little success, the confidence will grow and grow.  Having faith in ourselves has an enormous influence on our self-image.   Use auto-suggestion to influence your behavior.   To use auto-suggestion effectively depends on your capacity CONCENTRATE on a given DESIRE until that desire becomes a BURNING OBSESSION.  Read ALOUD twice daily the written statement of your DESIRE FOR MONEY.  SEE AND FEEL already in possession of the money! You must see the physical appearance of the money.  DEMAND and EXPECT your money!  Your subconscious mind will create the plans you need. Be on the alert for these plans, when they appear put them into ACTION IMMEDIATELY! When the plans appear they will ‘flash’ into your mind as an ‘inspiration’.   Knowledge is power.   Take the time to learn what you need to achieve your goals.  If you want to be successful you don’t need to stuff your head with a bunch of facts.  It’s much more important to acquire the right experiences and knowledge for the particular goal you want to achieve.  Know who you can ask for the knowledge.  Surround yourself with a network of experts who share the specialized knowledge you are seeking, it’s much easier to do this then learn it yourself.   Imagination is where you turn your dreams into reality.   Every success starts with an idea.  Einstein said “Imagination is everything.  It is the preview to life’s coming attractions”.  You must visualize and focus on your desire.  There’s creative imagination and synthetic imagination.  Creative is when you can come up with completely new things, like artists and writers.  Synthetic is arranging old ideas into new ideas, for example when Sony creating the walkman by further developing the dictaphone into the walkman.   Be decisive and determined.   Make a firm decision and stick to it.  Don’t let others make your decision for you, and don’t procrastinate.  The analysis of multi-millionaires revealed that they were used to making split-second decisions and once they made them, they stood firmly behind them.   Only the persistent will succeed.   Keep working towards your goals no matter what obstacles get in your way. Rise above the challenges that are thrown at you and keep focusing on your goal.  Never lost sight of your goals.   Power of a mastermind.   The bigger the goal, the more complex the planning; the more complex the planning, the more difficult the goal’s execution, the more difficult the execution, the more dependent the brains behind the project.  Surround yourself with like minded people who are working towards a common goal, this will create synergy which is an unstoppable force. “What the mind of human can conceive and believe, it can achieve”   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

How I Went From Reading 1 Book Every 3 Months To 1 Book a Day

By on Jun 1, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Productivity, Time Hacks | 0 comments

As entrepreneurs, if we’re not keeping up with the latest books, we’re being left behind. How many books have you read in the last month?  I’m guessing no more than 2. With so many great business books being released, there’s simply not enough time to read them all. So how do you plan to keep with all the business books? This is the question I asked myself every time I went to a bookstore.  I almost resented going to bookstores because I knew there were so many books I should be reading – but wasn’t.  My Amazon wish list is a non-stop, ever expanding list! Then one day I watched this video on the importance of reading books, and it really struck home: Tai mentions a few things that really made me think about reading more books. Namely, instead of trying to read the whole book and understand every concept, it’s better to be a gold digger – seeking out just one life changing idea. This is huge. Books have a general topic or theme and they’re usually filled with a bunch of fluff in order to sell the book.  At the end of the day, there’s so much wasted clutter. This spurred me to immediately take action.  I found an app I had in the past that did exactly what Tai was saying…it provided short summaries that described the key concepts of non-fiction bestsellers. The app is Blinkist, and you can download it here. Discovering this app has literally changed my life.  Instead reading 1 book every 3 months, I’m now reading 1 book a day! During my morning ritual, I read for 20 minutes after breakfast, usually reading the whole book.  Throughout the day, I’ll either finish reading the book or make highlights (it easily keeps track of all the highlights).  Then at night I review the highlights and remind myself of the key concepts.  Boom! One book a day, with highlights and review. The great thing is I actually feel like a read the book. If I find the book’s content resonates with me, I’ll buy the book to go more in detail. As one review states: “The app is so good, it feels like I’m cheating” Here’s to dramatically increase your reading speed, and your life! Have a question you want answered? Do you have something that works for you?   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

More Value = More Money. What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know.

By on May 18, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Wealth | 0 comments

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein Want to know what separates the wealthy from the poor? Value. Yes that’s right…value. The secret that wealthy people have figured out, is they’ve figured out had to add more value, to more people. Take for example a teacher.  If the teacher has a class of students, they’ll make ‘X’ amount of money, but their earning capacity is capped.  Now take another teacher, who’s taken his class materials, put them on the internet and broadens his scope of how many people he can add value to, and now he can make millions per year. Same thing goes for any business scenario.  If you’re not getting the economic results you’re looking for, it’s simply you aren’t adding enough value to other people. The secret to economic success is to understand how to become more valuable in the marketplace.  To have more, you have to be more and give more.  We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. We don’t get paid for time, we get paid for value. Stop thinking about the time you are putting forward, and think about the value you are giving. One person working at McDonalds counter can earn $5.60/hr, because they’re working in an automated job, versus the CEO of Disney earned $52 million/year, because he’s turned around the company and it’s made over a billion.  …stop thinking about time and think about value you contributing. Is it possible to earn 10x more then you’re currently making? Absolutely.  All you have to do to earn more money in the same amount of time is simply become more valuable. Your income is in direct correlation to your contribution. Money wealth = more contribution. Period. Stop focusing what’s outside your control, and focus what’s inside your control. Instead of thinking about 10x effort, think 10x value.  If you’re charging $10 for your product, then give $100 in value.  This is the real key. Find a way to improve yourself and your product, so you could serve more, do more, become better, and thereby adding more value to the marketplace. You can not earn without adding value. The only way to become wealthy is adding more value to people’s lives then anybody else is adding. Become obsessed to find ways to do more for others than anyone else is doing, in less time. If you wish to become great, learn to become the servant of many. Find a way to serve more, and you can earn more.  Find a way to serve millions, and you can earn millions.  This is the law of value. How about you? What are you going to do to add more value to the marketplace? How are you going to ensure abundance rather than struggle? If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

19 iPhone Travel Apps You Need To Know

By on May 4, 2015 in Apps, Productivity, Travel | 0 comments

I love traveling.  Here’s 10 iphone travel apps that will make the most out of your time while traveling: Trello Great for capturing ideas throughout the day.  I use it to follow the GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology.  Simple and effective tool. Pomodoro For those that know about the benefits of the Pomodoro time system.  This is the best tool I’ve seen for it.  Also like the round tracking and daily goal total…it keeps you focused. Drive Google Docs is awesome.  Google Drive is the app that stores them all and gives you online storage for all your files.  Better then Dropbox right now because the office suite is  built in. iMovie Awesome for shooting and editing videos.  Gone are the days you need a computer, this app is awesome.  I create vision board movies and watch them daily. Audible The amount of time I spend on a scooter or in transit is a lot.  Therefore a subscription to audible with audio books is paramount to maximizing my time. Kindle Sure I love old school books, but to have ALL my books in my phone is priceless.  I read on it daily.  I love the highlighting feature for easy future referencing. Evernote Goes without saying that this is a killer app.  I scan all my tickets, my screenshots, and pretty much any other note.  Great app. Expense Keeping track of your finances is key.  This is one of the best that I’ve seen.  Simple layout, quick and easy to enter transactions. Day One Journals are very rewarding to get your thoughts out.  This is the best there is.  I do a photo a day as well. djay 2 Got a pool party?  Use this app to setup turntables, and combine their DJ cable for a complete DJ setup 8Tracks In the morning I listen to motivation playlists to get me juiced up, in the gym I listen to gym tracks, and for parties you can select playlists for that too. Instagram Visual app to showcase all your travel pics! Skype Communicate with your team, family, colleagues.  Setup a local number and make outbound calls from your hometown. Airbnb Search for awesome places to stay at! Time Buddy Easily convert your current timezone with people in other timezones. 1Password Store all your passwords, identity, and other card info in this app. TripAdvisor Great for finding fun things to do, restaurants, and other interests.  Rate it by ratings and you’re liking to find great stuff! Converter Convert currency, weight, distance and everything else in snap. Facebook Messenger I removed Facebook from my iphone recently and like the less distractions.  However I still love communicating through Facebook, this app makes this doable. There you have it, 19 awesome travel apps you need to know! Got other suggestions?  Let me know about them!   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

Experience Your Ultimate Potential By Using The 5 Second Rule

By on Apr 20, 2015 in Lifestyle Design, Mindset Hacks, Productivity | 0 comments

Getting what you want is simple – but not easy.  It takes force. Watch this video: Today there’s more information then ever before.  You can go find information on how to do anything.  Start a business, learn a skill, build a house…pretty much anything can be found online.  You can find lots of blogs and model the exact person you want to emulate. Find someone you want to become, study them, become them. It’s simple – but not easy. In the video, Mel Robbins says we have two parts to our brain.  One is the Auto-Pilot mode, and the other is the Emergency Brake. Our brain wants to keep us on track.  It wants to conserve energy.  If there’s danger, it wants to have energy available in store to save us.  Our job, our friends, our home, our habits, our health…everything is kept in check by our brain wanting to keep us in routine.  If there’s sign of getting us out of routine, our brain puts on the emergency brake and keeps us in check. It’s the routine that’s killing us. People say “I’m Fine” to everything.  Their job is Fine, their body is Fine, their home is Fine, everything is just Fine.  The thing is, everything you really want in life, is just outside your comfort zone.  That girl you want to meet, that business you want to start, that vacation you want to take…the juice of requires you to push beyond your comfort zone (or as Mel say ‘Force’ yourself). How many times have you heard champion athletes, business people, celebrities and others saying they felt fear, but did it anyway.  This is the point you need to be at. You have things you want, so you need to act on your intuition. Mel Robbins, employs this by giving the 5 SECOND RULE.   5 Second Rule   To get past your feelings, and get on track to achieving your dreams, whenever you have an intuition to do something, do it within 5 seconds.  If you don’t do it within 5 seconds, your brain will turn the emergency brake on and kill the impulse. You’ll then not take action, and you wont get what you want.  You’ll be wasting your life away, being complacent, likely living for the weekends drinking and escaping life, rather then living what’s inside of you. Therefore, practice the 5 second rule by FORCING yourself to take action within 5 seconds, no matter what it is, and after doing so you’ll undoubtedly feel amazing by doing so. When you get in the habit of forcing yourself to act within 5 seconds, you’ll addicted to being living to your intuition, and then life will be in synchronicity, and amazing things will start showing up as it was magic…but you’ll have to consistently act within 5 seconds otherwise your brain will pull the emergency brake, and you’ll kill the impulses of your unique life. Go an impulse to do something now?  Go do it! 🙂   If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

BOOK SUMMARY: The Four Agreements

By on Apr 13, 2015 in Book Summary | 0 comments

BOOK SUMMARY: The Four Agreements: Your Guide To Personal Freedom   This book is a classic, its principles can be applied by everyone.  These four principles are essential concepts for your personal freedom.  When you incorporate these beliefs, the author, Miguel Ruiz, says your life will “become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love.”   Be Impeccable With Your Word   Speak with honesty, don’t waste your breath.  Say only what you mean.  Speak from the heart.  Avoid speaking to gossip about others or against yourself.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.   Don’t Take Anything Personally   Nothing others do is because of you.  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.  When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of pointless suffering.   Don’t Make Assumptions   Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you truly desire.  When communicating with others, communicate as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings, drama.  Apply this principle and you can see remarkable differences.   Always Do Your Best   Your best will change from moment to moment.  When you are sick for example, it will be difference then if your healthy.  Simply put, under any circumstance always do your best.  When you do your best, you will avoid regret, self-judgement, and live life to your fullest. Have you applied these principles?  Do you have any thoughts on the above principles?  Share your feedback. If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're human: activate javascript activate...

3 Steps To Bouncing Back From Setbacks

By on Apr 6, 2015 in Gratitude, Mindset Hacks | 0 comments

Recently while traveling, my laptop unexpectedly died.  Suddenly my productivity totally dropped, and things started to pile up.It was a vicious cycle. It seemed like nothing was going my way. I am very dependant on my computer to run my businesses, and right now I’m in a startup stage with two new businesses.  So the timing couldn’t be worse.  Add to that, the price to fix the laptop is equal to a 2nd hand car here, so it’s not the best thing to happen. So here’s the 3 steps I learnt to getting over setbacks:   1.  Be Grateful   For all the setbacks we have, think about how lucky you are to have the life you have.  For me, I’m in Bali…the weather is amazing, people have a great energy, food is delicious, etc. Even though my primary way to operate my business is taken away, many people will love to have the life I have. If possible, quantify the setback, and know you can make it back quickly. Recognize all the great things you have in your life. On the grand scheme, it’s likely a very minor thing, so don’t get caught up on it. Remember to smile 🙂 2. Forward-Looking Intentions   Instead of circling in the pity of your setback and becoming a victim, set your intentions on looking forward.  Don’t dwell on the past. Regain control and make a list of the things you can learn and apply so it doesn’t happen in the future. Learn the power of expecting, and expect great things to come into your life very soon. Even if you can’t how they’ll happen, trust that great stuff is coming your way. Know that setbacks happen to everyone, and that it happened for a reason to make you stronger and rise above. Champions fall, and bounce back stronger. Believe something good is going to happen, and you’ll attract good things. Focus on getting control of yourself, don’t get consumed by pointless social media browsing. Be resourceful.  Who can you contact to help you move forward?   3. Take Action   Now that you’ve reprogrammed your mind, it’s time to take action.  If you’re consistently playing things in your mind, but not taking any action, you want see any tangible results. Conversely, once you take action, you’ll start to build momentum.  At first it’ll be hard to take action, but you’ll very soon start to see results, and once you see some results, you’ll reinforce your belief, thereby taking more action.  Get around other people that are inspiring and you can connect with. Go to the gym and blast out a great workout. Do you have something that worked for you?  I’d love to hear it.  Post your comments below. If you liked this post, subscribe to this blog and I’ll be sending you more cool blog posts just like this one. First Name: Email: Leave this field empty if you're...

Top 7 Websites I Use While Traveling

By on Mar 30, 2015 in Travel |

I have a solid work routine when traveling.  These are the top 7 websites I use consistently while traveling to make my life easier and more enjoyable… DI.fm A huge selection of electronic music playlists.  I regularly listen to the vocal trance playlist while working because the high bpm and varitation in music gets me in the groove and keeps me focused. Recently I got some new headphones and bought the premium version of this site, giving greater sound and no ads.  A close alternative 8tracks or YouTube for music playlists. WorldTimeBuddy This is the easiest website I’ve seen for converting local time to other timezones, ie the time back home.  The interface is very easy to visually see the different times.  It’s a cinch to use and very efficient. Airbnb Porbably the easiest site to find places to stay.  Sure the prices will be higher then normal, but the ease of finding properties makes it worth while.  Otherwise you’ll be going through countless ads, popups, and other annying travel websites. Facebook For networking this invaluable.  Also for event invites.  Everyone seems to be on facebook, and its great to learn more about people that you meet or are about to meet.  It’s easy to get distracted, but if you can have discipline to use it, the powers are huge. Audible  While on the scooter, in taxis, or any downtime, listening and getting educated at the same time is great for maximizing any wasted time.  I get one new audio book a month and it keeps me exciting to get more and apply what I’m learning. Calendly For arranging call meeting times with anyone, this is a great website.  Just put in your local time, set the desired times for a call and the website does the rest by automatically changing to the persons local time so they can book a time that works for them. Tripadvisor A great database of restaurants and activities in many cities.  I go on here and filter the activities I’m interested in and the site will sort the top activities based on reviews.  It saves a ton of time searching for stuff to do.  A great community of users, with helpful information. There you have it, 5 really useful websites I use consistently while traveling.  Have any suggestions for other helpful ones, please let me...