Archive for January, 2015
Hi Friend, How is your new week shaping up? I am so proud of you for being a person who wants more out of their life and is working to achieve your goals and better yourself.
You might be doing great but when you look around, are you starting to see others give up? They set this goal and now they’re already going back to old habits?
Clients have asked me before, “Andrew how do I motivate others to succeed, as well?” It can be frustrating to see those you are close to start things and then give up! I’ve run into this with my kids a lot, my wife and even in myself.
To answer your question, let me share a story. You may or may not know this, but I went through a bad period of being stressed, depressed and entertaining dark thoughts. It lasted for 9 solid months before finally getting so sick and tired of being sick and tired, I decided to do something about it.
If you had tried to motivate me anytime during those months, I wouldn’t have listened. Mainly because I was busy having a pity party and enjoyed blaming everyone else. I just wasn’t ready.
A lot of people say they want success, say they want to lose weight, make more money, get a better job. But they really don’t! And that is okay. We are all at different points in our journey.
You can try to push people out of their ruts, but they might be having fun in there. I wasn’t ready to listen until month 10 of being in that place. Who knows how long it will take others to be ready to listen or actually pull themselves out of the hole!
So what are you supposed to do in this situation?
The only thing you can do… love people where they happen to be in their life. Support them right where they are, realizing they might be at a different place than you in their life journey. When you are there for them, you will learn what motivates them and can just encourage that particular hot-button area!
It puts stress on your relationships when you to try to force others to succeed. And if you push, you will push them away. It shows you don’t support them in their struggles. It shows them your agenda is more important than theirs.
Are you ready to encourage and love others where they are right now? Leave me your comments and don’t forget to Like and Share this message. If you’re looking for more tips to decrease stress, better your relationships and uncover new strategies for success, join us by subscribing to this blog.
Thats it for today – I hope you have an amazing day
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the reality is, in 2015 you will fall into one of these three categories. Take a minute to look over them and decide which one best describes your financial plan this year.
1. You will stay exactly where you are, which if you are like the majority of people, is living payday-to-payday and stressed about the crushing weight of your debt.
2. You will get worse. Maybe something will happen this year and you’ll lose some income, or you will just continue to go further and further into debt.
3. You will start (or will get closer to) becoming financially independent. You will say enough is enough. You will STOP going into debt, and take a step in the opposite direction!
If your financial plan was to get lucky this year, guess what… that is not a plan! Think about the bigger picture for just a minute. You may be someone who buys lottery tickets each week, or you could be someone who has never bought a single ticket in your entire life. Either way, don’t count yourself out just yet…
Because this is something that goes much deeper than a simple lottery ticket or this idea that you will get “lucky.” There is a mindset behind that lottery ticket that leads to financial failure. Ancient wisdom says he who chases fantasies, has poverty waiting for him.
What is a fantasy, and how does it lead to poverty? Well, the belief you will somehow get lucky and have all of your problems solved, is a total fantasy. The belief you will get something for nothing is a fantasy. It is a fantasy to think you can go to work and do just enough to not get fired, and then expect to get promoted or get a huge bonus. It’s a fantasy to think you can keep eating out 4 times a week, going shopping, and stopping at Starbucks every morning and still expect to become debt-free.
This is what we call the “lottery mentality,” and it will never lead to long-term success. If you pursue this mentality, you will always end up disappointed.
Many years ago, someone told me, “If you want to be successful, then find out what everyone else is doing and do the opposite.” So let’s look at the other side of this “lucky” coin…
It’s safe to say most people are living under this lottery mentality in one way or another. That is, they hope to get something for nothing. But, if want to get something out, you have to put something in.
If you want to annihilate your debt, should you sit and pray and sit and pray and watch and hope and wait for it to suddenly disappear? Heck no! That’s stupid! If you want to annihilate your debt and still have money to do what you want, you have to start with the basic principles of handling money! That’s not chasing a fantasy… that’s pursuing skills and producing results! The bottom line is, if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll have what you’ve always had. Do not put your hope in a fantasy, because it will never lead to success. Choose today to get equipped and to take action in the direction of your goals.
I hope this motivated you to get out from under that giant weight of debt and financial pressure pushing you down and stressing you out! Leave me your comments and Like and Share this message with your friends and family.
This is your life and you are totally in control of it – make it count.
For now have an awesome day.
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