What’s it going to take for you to become incredibly successful?
How can I get across to you exactly what you need to do right now, to start living your life on your terms.
…And THAT is the purpose of this email.
Recently I made a profound discovery.
It came to me totally by accident.
A young guy setting up his own business asked me for some mentoring on a contra-deal and of course I said, “No, I don’t have a formal mentoring program, but I’m happy to help.”
Amongst the questions, one stood out. He asked me…
>> “What was the most influential book you ever read?”
My first thoughts were it would have to be one of the three all-time classics.
Think & Grow Rich
The Magic of Thinking Big
How To Win Friends & Influence People
But then I started thinking about that and said to myself, hang on a second, I read ll of those books in my early 20’s and I was still broke at 36, 16 years later.
So they had impact, but obviously no momentum.
That was my big A-HA moment of discovery. So many people I run into simply rattle off personal development classics that have had profound impact on their life and yet they’re still broke. Just like I was.
So that got me thinking. Which book had both, impact AND momentum? …That got me off my bum and into relentless action?
The answer will surprise you and in all likelihood, you’ve probably never heard of this book.
That book was The Great Boom Ahead by a guy called Harry S. Dent. Certainly not going to go down in history as a classic but it had lots of factual information to back up his theories.
The premise of the book was based on baby boomers and the influence that their spending power will have on the economy. That’s basically it.
So how can I possibly compare this with something like Think & Grow Rich?
Here’s my opinion. Think & Grow Rich inspires you, but creates absolutely no urgency on you taking action today… Right this minute. It does not create any URGENCY.
Well, it certainly didn’t for me.
This is so fundamental to creating success.
Urgency is the fuel of action…
That’s what the Great Boom Ahead did for me. I said to myself, “Oh my god, I have to get off my butt and into action NOW!”
I simply could not miss the next 10-15 years in the economic cycle… But I had a few challenges. Like no money and not a great understanding of how investing, business and making money really worked.
So with no time to wait, instead of going out there all motivated, I decided to sharpen the axe before I started swinging.
Here’s what I did in the next 3 months.
* I read as many personal development, investing and business books as I could during that period.
* I stopped buying the Sun Herald newspaper. Stopped watching the 6 o’clock news and current affairs.
* Got rid of a few friends (in a nice subtle way)
* Started asking myself some empowering questions. My mantra was “How can I?”
* Got up 1 hour earlier in the morning to read and also spent one hour in the evening reading and just thinking.
Total immersion in financial literacy as well as personal growth.
So why am I telling you all this?
My friend, we’re still in that boom cycle that Harry S. Dent spoke about Sure, you can make money any old day if you have
the skills to do so. But right now, you’ve got an unfair advantage.
We’re STILL in the greatest boom of all time.
You might doubt me because the stock market crashed recently. But let me say that those that had the financial intelligence would have made a fortune even as it crashed.
Here’s what you need to do.
STEP 1. You MUST create URGENCY.
Whatever the reasons are for you to create wealth, don’t wait another minute. Put things in place right now.
STEP 2. Take ACTION and build MOMENTUM.
All the knowledge in the world will do you no good if you just sit on the sidelines and watch. Making money is not a spectator sport. You have to participate.
STEP 3. Develop a money-making SKILL.
If you focus, really focus, within 6-12 months you can become and expert in virtually any investment area. Be it real estate, stock market, internet or business.
What have you read lately that has impacted you to create momentum and what are you doing on a daily basis to significantly change your life?
I’m interested in your thoughts, you can post a comment on the Knowledge Source website at:
With regards to Harry S. Dent’s material, a lot of his crystal ball predictions have come true. Some haven’t. In any case, it’s an excellent resource that might do exactly the same to you that it did to me.