Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gratitude Helps You Make Money and Wealth

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings”. Eric Hoffer

As a people we have been greatly blessed. If you think you haven’t then think again. How are you reading this? On a computer, using the internet. The technology we have access to is amazing. We can communicate with people across the world all from the comfort of our own home, libraries and schools.

I grew up in a family where money was scarce, and I would look around at all the people with their brand name clothes and things and think “I’m not worth that”, “I’m not allowed that”. When I got married I was on pretty good money, my husband was still studying and working part time. His earnings were enough to pay the rent, put food on the table, keep our car on the road, and pay for his diploma. The money I was earning was surplus. Due to our mental training and not seeing the blessings we had, we still thought that there was not enough for us to have nice things in our lives.

Now we understand that the most important thing in life is to count our blessings. Sometimes when things are not going as smooth as we would like, we may forget for a time what we’ve been given but then we remember to be grateful and start counting and it puts everything back into perspective of the money and wealth we have made, the lives we have blessed and those who have blessed ours.

Whether you’re going through a hard time, or enjoying a time of plenty, it’s important to realize how much we truly have been given. Even the poorest or sickest person in the world can be grateful that they are alive, that they get to see family and friends for another day.

In fact gratitude is so important, that when I spoke to Dr. John Demartini, I asked him “What is the most important lesson you’ve ever learned?” (The only one of my millionaire interview questions he had time to answer). He replied: “Gratitude”.

Look around, enjoy the blessings you’ve been given and share something with others, help them see the blessings they’ve been given too.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

To Make Money and Wealth Takes a Decision

“Indecision is fatal. It is better to make the wrong decision than build up a habit of indecision. If you’re wallowing in indecision, you certainly can’t act – and action is the basis of success.” Marie Beynon Ray

We used to want to achieve goals of success, making money, wealth and thought we had decided to do it. But for along time nothing was happening. Later we realised that even though we thought we had made the decision we were running around with a lot of ideas but not really deciding on what to do. We would look at one thing, then another thing and another.

One day we decided to focus on one thing at a time. So we picked our first project and focused on it. Then we moved on to the next, and so on. And we made a lot of progress.

I’m not saying it’s easy, just that it’s worth it.
“All glory comes from daring to begin.” Eugene F. Ware
If you are lingering in indecision, make a decision right now. Then take action.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fear Quote

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Millionaires Know that they are Their Money- Say What???

Many millionaires have been bankrupt or short of cash at different times, but they all understand that the money is not their wealth. Their wealth is within them. Their mind, ideas, thoughts, experience, plans, goals and contacts are what make real wealth.

In 1981, Robert Allen participated in a challenge with the Los Angeles Times where they took away his wallet, cards, contacts, the lot, and left him just $100 for living expenses for three days. His challenge was to buy one or more properties within three days. At the end of the three days he had acquired not just one but 6 houses valued at almost $500,000 (remember this was the 80s) and handed the reporter money back from the $100 dollars at the end.

In many ways when they took his belongings they bankrupted him. He did not have any financial statements, credit cards, or money apart from his living expenses, but he was still able to purchase 6 properties! How? He still had himself. He is his wealth.

So making money is just a byproduct of your true wealth! It’s a byproduct of your knowledge, your experiences, your courage and your willingness to do what’s necessary to make money. No matter what your position is now, when you develop your true wealth, yourself, it will become easier and easier to make money.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We can all Make Money (no secret ingredient needed)

“If we study people who have gotten rich, we find that they are an average lot in all respect.” Wallace D. Wattles, Science of getting rich

In this statement, we learn that people who make money and wealth and are successful, not because they have magical powers, special gifts or special talents. They are successful because they do the right thing at the right time and in the right way allowing them to achieve their desired out come.

I have met and interviewed many people who have acquired all the money and wealth they could ever want. In talking with them, I personally learned that they are just people like me who have learned self control when it comes to making money and wealth. Like in Kung Fu Panda, "There is no secret ingredient."

What this means for us is that we can accomplish our dreams and goals if we learn to focus on them in an optimistic way, and take consistent action to achieve them.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Top 10 Ways to Fire your Boss

Firing the boss is a day many people look forward to when choosing to make money. For some, it marks the journey of a more satisfying career, for others, leaving the corporate world all together. Regardless of the reason why, the normal letter with two weeks notice is out of date and needs updating. Here are some much more creative and fun ways to fire your boss on your wealth journey.

NB. Use at own risk. If you are planning on getting a referral from your boss now or in the future, you may have to modify some of these ideas to ensure you maintain a friendly relationship with the company.

1. Throw a paper aeroplane on to their desk with your desired message on it. Create several paper aeroplanes and do it several times for fun.

2. Fill their office with balloons and leave a pin on their desk with instructions to pop the balloons. You can then have parts of your message all in separate balloons or write the message several times and put the full message in all of the balloons.

3. Leave five or so sticky notes on their computer screen with your desired message. Have some fun hiding more under the desk, on or in the filing cabinet, on papers in their "In" tray, under the keyboard and mouse, on the height adjusting lever on their chair (after you adjust the height).

4. Throw yourself a party with streamers, balloons, the works and have a cake. Share with everyone and have your boss as the guest of honor. Play games like "who knows me best?" and "what's the first thing I should do now that I've quit?" Grin about how you are leaving the whole time.

5. Wrap a present for them. A photo of yourself at some exotic location with your desired message attached. Leave the gift on their desk, making sure their name is on it to ensure they receive it.

6. Set their screen saver to your desired message. Set it so that it goes off after one minute of idle computer time to make sure they see it.

7. Print your message off on a piece of company letterhead paper. Cut it into large puzzle pieces and mail them all at once in individual envelopes to your boss.

8. Create paper chains (cut paper into strips, tape them into paper links and form a chain) out of the words of your message with a note saying there is a big surprise for the person who figures it out first. Give them the biggest piece of your quitting day cake.

9. Jumble up the letters in your words to make a word jumble. Stick it to their computer screen with a note saying that if they figure it out the person in the jumble will give them $5 and see if it motivates them enough to figure it out.

10. Print out your message on fancy paper with love hearts and leave it on their desk in a scented envelope titled "to (their name) from your SECRET ADMIRER".

Good leaving messages:

"I'm sorry but I'm going to have to let you go. I can't handle you as my boss anymore. I'm doing something better with my life. I resign."

"I just can't afford to keep you on anymore. I'm doing better things. I QUIT!"

"I'm sorry, but your position is no longer needed in my life. You have been made redundant. I am following my own desires, not the directions of this company. I quit."

"After reviewing my last six months of performance checks, I've realised that my unique talents and abilities can be utilised much better somewhere else. I quit."

Optional teaser lines to become the second part of the message.

"P.S. The person who broke your chair last year, put chewing gum under your keyboard and wrote (boss' name) stinks on the toilet wall in permanent marker was me."

"P.S. I know who stole your special hand held massaging thingy last month. However if I told you, I'd have to kill you."

"P.S. I've all ready allocated my stationary to (colleague) and my space in the office fridge to (colleague). If you want you can have my wastepaper basket as I know how important office cleanliness is to you"

"P.S. Have a nice day."

Friday, June 26, 2009

Millionaire Interview about How to Make Money: Loral Langemeier

At Booming in the Bust I was privileged to interview a few millionaires and gave them a few questions about how they became successful and what we can do to become successful. Here's the interview with Loral Langemeier, one of the entrepreneurs featured on "The Secret". She answered these questions about making money.

Q: How did you make your first million dollars?

A: Through business and real estate.

Q: How long would it take for you to mentor someone to your level of wealth?

A: It depends on you, my fastest student to become a millionaire was in 9 months from when they started my program.

Q: What's the most important lesson you've ever learned?

A: Get a team (of like minded individuals).

Q: What's your most important success habit?

A: Don't hang with draining people. Whiners.

Loral's site is here: she has lots of FREE things as well as paid events.

This interview reinforced to me how important it is to have a team of people around you who will help you get to where you want to be. It's one thing to step above the crowd, we have to find a new crowd of like minded people to connect with to make money.

That's why it's so important to go to events that attract the friends you are after, go to clubs, meet over the Internet, whatever it is. We must reach out to find those like us so we can progress.