Friday, May 29, 2009

Mental growth = financial growth

I've spent most of this week cooped up with Robert Kiyosaki and his team of financial advisers. As part of the National Achiever's Congress (NAC) organised by Success Resources, I've had the privilege of listening to the wealth guru as he extols his wisdom. Although I don't quite agree with everything he endorses, credit must be given to this ex-Vietnam war veteran for the way he runs his Rich Dad company - using a method similar to network marketing and the power of licensing, he's generated millions!

These past three days have been uncomfortable but strangely addictive for me. Attending a seminar is something I would not normally do as I am not very socialable and like staying at home. During seminar days, I'm forced to leave home early in the morning and not come back till 12 hours later. I'm also forced to network and talk to strangers. However, attending NAC has opened up my mind and I have made new friends.

In life, you have to take yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself in order to grow. I believe that the external is a result of what's going on internally, and if you keep on doing the same thing, you're gonna get the same results. That's why I have signed up for two more seminars this year - T Harv Ecker's Millionaire Mindset and Anthony Robbin's Unleash The Power Within. Woowee!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Are you dooming your life?

Life is how you look at it. Look for the doom and gloom, and you'll find it. Plenty of people out there are willing to tell you how bad the world is. It all comes down to how you use your main muscle, the one few people ever flex.

I'm talking about your brain.

Most people have no control over their brain. To prove it, go ahead and stop your thoughts. I'll wait while you quit thinking. (Really try to stop your thoughts...or even just the negative ones...the ones asking you why you're reading this...yea, those thoughts...go ahead...stop them.)
Couldn't do it, could you?

You're not alone. Few can. We simply haven't been trained to take our brains and make them do what we want. Instead, our brains chase us around all day.

But look for the sunshine and gold, and you'll find that, too. It's just a matter of where you point your mental binoculars.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Entrepreneurial instincts...Do you have them?

I was talking with a friend last night about a billionaire entrepreneur who started two companies. He sold his first one for $600 million. He sold the other for $750 million.
That’s no coincidence. So called “serial entrepreneurs” have some common entrepreneurial instincts that set them apart from the average business owner.

These entrepreneurs assess business opportunities with a natural instinct.

Here are just two of these instincts (they’re closer to sicknesses, really!).

Compare yourself; do you possess them?:

The Due-Diligence Instinct:

Natural, instinctive entrepreneurs have an innate tendency to assess businesses constantly. As customers or observers they’ll run random businesses through their own due-diligence tests. For example, in a restaurant, while silently looking interested in the dinner conversation, they’re actually calculating how much their meal cost. Then, they’re figuring an average plate price for the entire location and calculating how many patrons might dine on an average night. From there, they can guesstimate costs and a few other things about the success of the business.

The Solution Instinct:

Natural, instinctive entrepreneurs have an innate tendency to think about how to solve problems. They are always looking while traveling or while they’re using some widget or service. They’re naturally thinking about how something can be done better or what might be lacking about a product, process, or system. Recently I read an article about a company that has come out with a new hanger to sell to dry cleaners. It’s sturdy, durable, cheap…and it’s made of paper. A high volume, environmentally friendly product with a highly targeted market. They’re eliminating waste and pollution by saving billions of metal hangers from being thrown in the trash each year. Their product is sweeping the nation. It’s a classic example of how an instinctive entrepreneur finds incredible new opportunities that are staring at millions of people every day–but it takes the solution instinct of a great entrepreneur to see it.
Article from Northstar Thinktank

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Playing with the law of attraction

I’ve realised that the law of attraction works best for me when I am playful about it. By starting small and in a low-charge way, I think, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I can get this or that.” And, I do it with small things. EVERYTHING that I’ve thought about in that way comes true!

What I’ve attracted recently:

1. My puppy
2. 2 tickets to Robert Kiyosaki and Anthony Robbins seminars (I'm so looking forward to the Fire Walk...Yay!)
3. Writing freelance for Playboy
4. A JV that is going to net me lots of $$
5. Lots of people helping me for FREE (thank you!)
6. A spanking new car
7. New furniture

Are you using the law of attraction too? What method works for you?


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Secrets of self-made millionaires

All self-made millionaires will tell you the same thing. Here are three of the moves you have to make so you can make your own fortune:

1. Set your sights on the prize. You must adapt intense concentration when you're working on your goal. You have to be determined to put in the long hours and do all the hard work to ensure your success. In this sense, you have to be passionate about what you're doing. When faced with setbacks, tell yourself, "No, this is your dream. Recommit and get to work."

2. See the possibilities in the money you have. Don't despair over starting small. All successful self-made tycoons start out that way. When extra money rolls in, it's easy to think, "Now, I can buy that new TV." But if you want to get rich, you need to pay yourself first, by putting money where it will work hard for you--whether that's in your retirement fund, a side business or investments like real estate.

3. Curb the urge to spend. Every self-made mogul will tell you that you must live below your means. Do not spend any single cent on things you don't need.

Remember that you don't have to be a genius to be a millionaire. (Although that wouldn't hurt.) Loral Langemeier, author of The Millionaire Maker, advises, "Everyone has a marketable skill. Just keep in mind that when you start making extra money, you have to invest in yourself first." This way, you would empower yourself with the insights to improve your skills or come up with more awesome innovations for your business or product."

Bottom line: The combination of financial savvy, hard work, and business smarts will take you very far. Perhaps, one day, you'll be right at the top of the list of self-made millionaires.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How to make 5-figures in less than a month!

Yes, you can make the equivalent of 1 year's salary in less than a month but you need to watch these videos to know how:

In case you’re wondering, no, I am not selling anything. I am just a FAN of this marketing genius.

You don’t even have to buy his product as he shares with you so much valuable information in the free videos that you can just take the knowledge and run with it – just like I did!

Why am I telling you this?

Because I know that many people think that they have to be an “expert” or “know the right people” to pull off deals worth thousands of dollars…and I’m here to prove that it is bullshit! You can take all your excuses and shove it up where the sun don’t shine!

The people profiled were all nobodies and they sealed deals in the tens of thousands!

They have stuff more valuable than expertise or contacts…they have BALLS!

Do you??

P.S. I am working on my own 5-figure deal and if it all works out, I should close it by the end of the month. Wish me luck! :)


Thursday, May 7, 2009

How to become rich & famous on the Internet in 5 easy steps

I assume that you are here because you want to become rich and famous on the internet in five easy steps. Either that or you don’t speak English and you’re looking for dirty pictures.

Therefore, without further ado…

1. Find something you’re so passionate about that people think you’re alarming and kind of creepy.

When I worked for Sprint, a Very Enthusiastic Man worked in the department next to mine. He was so Enthusiastic With A Capital E that when we spoke, which was fairly often, I was convinced he was hitting on me. But he wasn’t hitting on me in a normal way. Oh, no. He wanted me to fly a kite with him.

Every day, a new request to go kite flying. Every day, a new discussion of the type of kite that would be just right for me. Every day, another piece of kite tournament trivia.

Eventually, I had to tell him that I didn’t think the direction our relationship was going was appropriate. For one thing, I was engaged. For another, it was really fucking weirding me out.
He gives me this totally perplexed look and says, “I’m not propositioning you. I’m married to the most beautiful girl in the world. I just really like flying kites and I thought you might like it too.”
That is a man who could make a lot of money on the internet.

2. Know or learn more about this topic than 98% of the world population.

This step can best be achieved by reading lots of books. An intelligent person could fake it by reading the table of contents of lots of books.

Somewhere along the way, we got the idea that “expert status” was granted by other experts. For tens of thousands of years, an expert was somebody who knew a lot about something. In the last hundred years or so, we got it in our collective heads that expertise could only be attained by years of school, paid experience, or ideally, both.

You don’t have to be Johnnie Walker to know which whiskey tastes like a harem full of honey-covered virgins and which one tastes like rat piss.

3. Choose a brandable attribute somewhere between Out Of The Ordinary and Outright Offensive.

Combine your love of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with your passion for harness racing and you have the recipe for making some serious bank. Do gambling podcasts and end them all with, “And I say these things in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen.” That shit gets you noticed.

Topless political commentary. Pajama-clad mommy vlogging while actually and exclusively clad in pajamas. Write under the pseudonym “Rufus” and bark when you get excited. Basically, be weird.

4. For the first 12 months, pretend you don’t notice the brand you chose in number 3.

Just do what you’re doing like there’s nothing strange about it. Just do your weird-ass thing. Do not mention it. Do not allude to it. Do everything you can to make people wonder if you’re so crazy you don’t even know you’re crazy.

Why? It’s a lot more fun to tell our friends about weird-ass shit we found on the internet when we feel like we discovered the weirdness ourselves. If we get a hint that you’re doing it as a publicity stunt, it’s not fun anymore. If I want to tell my friends I found this guy who screams his head off about wine, it kind of ruins the effect if his header says, “Gary Vaynerchuck, the dude who screams his head off about wine.”(After 12 months, when other people have started talking about you, you may stop pretending you’re not a naked Mormon if you like, although I probably wouldn’t.)

5. Work your fool ass off at this and nothing else for somewhere between nine and 36 months.

Do not waver in your efforts, even when your website gets 6 visitors a day. Do not stop doing what you’re doing when you don’t get a comment on your blog for an entire month. Do not quit, even when any rational person would say you’re never going to succeed.

Continue being optimistic and gracious and charming, even though there is neither guarantee nor hope that you will make a damn dime from your efforts.

Bonus Step: Sell Them Something.

By this point, it doesn’t matter what you sell. You’re so insane that they’ll pretty much do whatever you tell them to.

Like what you read? Check out the truly original Naomi at


Monday, May 4, 2009

How to develop unstoppable motivation

Abstracts don't have emotional power. Specifics do. Get as specific as you can, with as many things as you can. You get a more realistic look at what they mean and what it would take to deal with them.

What would you do with the money? What would it mean to you? Maybe you'd be able to travel, and see places you've always wanted to see? Maybe you'd drive a safer (or fancier) car, or move your family to a better neighborhood, where they can enjoy more of life's comforts.

Maybe you'd give your spouse more of the things they want, or you'd have a more active social life for yourself.

What would you be more secure from? Uncertain job markets? Rising prices affecting your standard of living? Being locked into a situation that could change in ways you don't like and can't control?

What would you do with that free time? Spend it with your kids or your spouse or friends? It's impossible to visualize freedom. It's easy to visualize spending a Saturday afternoon on the golf course with your buddies, or a week in a favorite vacation spot with your family.

What about those things is important to you?

Would you take up a hobby you've always wanted, or spend more time with one you enjoy now? What pain would go away when you're successful? Struggling with bills? Sending your kids to schools that aren't preparing them for the kind of life they deserve? Having to say no to things your family wants? The stress and aggravation of a job that you hate, or that just bores you silly?

Again, you want to maximize the emotional significance of the pleasant things you'll gain and the unpleasant things you'll lose by achieving your goal.

If you've tipped the balance toward taking action, you'll know it. Any time you feel discouraged or start to slow down, run through all of those things in your mind. In fairly short order, you should find that minor discouragements don't even register, and bigger ones have much less impact. That's how you develop unstoppable motivation.

As you start to see more and more success, the positive things will become stronger on their own, and the negative things will fade without you needing to think about them. At that point, you've got the momentum you need to virtually guarantee that you'll get where you want to be, and get there in grand style.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tap Tap Tap...

Do you know that you can achieve all that you want with some simple tapping?

I've been trying out EFT which stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. According to experts, we can't get what we want no matter how strong our intentions are if our body's energy is blocked by limiting beliefs. EFT teaches you how to get rid of obstacles in your way by tapping meridian points on your body.

Well, the results have been pretty cool - I received an interested buyer for one of my websites, money manifested out of nowhere and exciting business opportunities presented themselves. And, I am expecting MUCH, MUCH MORE!

I'm also awakening to issues that I never knew existed which can be pretty bizarre. Most importantly, I've been feeling very peaceful, grateful and connected. I highly recommend that you give EFT a shot if you want to live a fulfilled life.

Personally, I like Brad Yate's techniques, you can check him out on Youtube. Or here:

Tap, tap, tapping away....