Grant Cardone’s voice is music to my ears. Most wealth gurus talk about investments and shares, but Grant’s takes you back to the origins of Wealth Creation. He understands that before you invest you have to increase your income to allow room to generate money from money. His model starts from the first rungs on the ladder to success.
Dan Peña went from a “barrio” in Los Angeles and managed to take $820 and building it into a $450 million fortune in eight years’ time after taking his oil company public.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s raise to stardom started in a small village in Austria. when a skinny young teen created a self image of himself, in his mind’s eye, which he transformed into reality. In 1960, Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life was first published and it might have been Schwarzenegger rule book to life. The book introduced Maltz’s views that a person must have an accurate and positive view of his or her self before setting goals; otherwise he or she will get stuck in a continuing pattern of limiting beliefs. His ideas focus on visualizing one’s goals and he believes that self-image is the cornerstone of all the changes that take place in a person. According to Maltz, if one’s self-image is unhealthy or faulty — all of his or her efforts will end in failure.
Think about a new talk show that NBC or CBS wanted to produce that included all David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and Ellen DeGeneres. It could be a nightmare, but hey, it could also be legendary. Not counting the various preferences in content and comedy, there are ways they each like to run their show, ways they prefer to tell their jokes, ways they interview guests, etc. That could cause disengagement, animosity, jealousy, and basically spark a fire from them being in the same room together. However, because of their diverse experiences, talents, skills, ideas, it could be the best talk show to ever air on the planet.
At the beginning of the 1800’s, food storage was a major concern for America. Across the water in England, a man named Bryan Donkin invented Canning. Donkin’s creation preserved foods beautifully, though the early cans were made of wrought iron. They were heavy and almost impossible to get into. One brand bore instructions to open with a hammer and chisel! Soldiers usually attacked them with bayonets or fired bullets into them. The real breakthrough came when a lighter material was used, this in turn enabled mass production. The stage was set for Ezra J. Warner, the man that invented the Can Opener. On January 5, 1958 the first can opener was sold. It made Ezra wealthy and famous.
High Performance Achievers live by standards that they developed to aim for success. Steven Roberts author of
Students, colleagues and peers consistently ask me what the magic secret is in living a successful life based on my experience as a trainer, executive, personal coach, leader and consultant. Not that I’ve reached the super-status of a Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos – but I believe those that ask, ask because I’ve achieved success at multiple levels of personal growth and business success.
Think and Grow Rich is the most successful personal development book ever written. It was first published in 1937 and has since sold over 70 million copies. This tremendously successful book was written by the late Napoleon Hill. He was an American author of the new thought movement. In his prime, Mr. Hill was a personal advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was one of the originators of personal-success books.
A trained ethnographer and the author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Studying the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world and achieve a more lasting success than others, he discovered the formula that explains how they do it. Sinek’s amazingly simple idea, The Golden Circle, is grounded in the biology of human decision-making and is changing how leaders and companies think and act.
KEY STEPS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Several years ago, I went for a job in a company I had never heard of, founded by a guy who you never heard off and probably never will. In those 25 minutes, I had my life changed by a different perspective what a career can mean. I remember, to this day, sitting in this small office and listening to an unknown, somebody for whom the world passed by without noticing, explain to me how he had single handedly amassed millions and lived a life of carefree adventure.
Wealth had bought him freedom, but he chose to live in the shadows of business.
The most intelligent men, like the strongest, find their happiness where others would find only disaster: in the labyrinth, in being hard with themselves and with others, in effort; their delight is in self mastery; in them asceticism becomes second nature, a necessity, an instinct. They regard a difficult task as a privilege; it is to them a recreation to play with burdens that would crush all others. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist
How do you eat a frog? To find the answer you will have to read this article.
Last night I talked to a friend by phone, we did our updates on life, then I mentioned I had just published The Antichrist by Nietzsche (small plug). Then I asked him about his long term project, to set up a business. His response was the same, he was making plans to make a plan. Same plan as last month, last year. I felt a little pissed off, so I told him my 1% rule. Make one move in the direction of your goals every day. Refuse to sleep until you do one thing to push the rock further up the hill.