So, do you have it or not?
Do you live a life full of abundance and happiness, or do you bury your head in the sand, look around and merely WISH that your life could be a better place.
The big question that I get asked over and over is "Rob, what is the true definition of success?"
Well, that answer means many different things to many different people, but in this article we are going to focus on the fundamental mindset that one must have to become a long lasting financial success in life. Not just someone who squeaks by month after month. There are many more components in the success matrix than mere money, but how do YOU look at success?
One thing that we have noticed as we have dealt with thousands of students across the world is that Success is a direct reflection of what you are willing to "put out to the universe" about how your life really is, can or will be.
Either you have a poverty mentality, which simply means that you spend all of your time focusing on what you do not have in life as opposed to what you do have or you have a feeling of Prosperity Consciousness which says that "I believe in ME"
I have preached in my seminars for years that financial success in life is mostly made up of ones state of mind with a mix of knowledge, luck and hard work.
The game of investing, whether it be in yourself, your family, the stock market or real estate can be exciting, inspiring and frustrating.
Don't you agree?
Exciting, because you know that deep down inside you have the ability and the potential to make large sums of money and to create the financial abundance that so many of us desperately need and deserve!
Inspiring, because normal everyday people like you and I have been able to build true long lasting success and happiness that includes financial success by merely using the talents we have been given to invest in real estate, the stock market and most importantly, investing in ourselves.
An example of a company that teaches students throughout the country to become aware of their inner potential and true ability to create long lasting personal self worth and inspiration, which often leads to financial success is a program that I was introduced to almost two years ago called The Impact Trainings which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have personally attended and graduated from this program and I highly recommend it if you are someone who is "searching for life's answers", simply visit their website at www.impacttrainings.com and learn for yourself.
Frustrating because you feel that you have not made it to the level of success that you deserve, because you have been told your whole life by teachers, parents and professors how easy it is to make money in business, how any one can do it, and how property and estate owners are willing to just give you their property by asking; and we could go on and on about how easy everyone makes it seem to "get rich".
Many of us have read testimony after testimony of normal people just like us, who have "made it" But, thanks to whom and how did they do it?
One thing that I know and share with my audiences around the world is that YOU have the Power inside YOU to make all of your dreams come true. That's right; YOU have all the answers inside you to make YOURSELF a financial success!
We have seen many walk before us that have claimed to have made tens of thousands of dollars every month, How did they do it?
When they say that "I am now a multi-millionaire, and once was a high school teacher; How does it make us feel?
No matter how we choose to define financial success, do we sit back and contemplate how wonderful it would be to have financial abundance in our life, or do we personally choose to define what this means to us and to take action to make our dreams a reality?
Maybe you choose to define success as having an abundance of money, having incredible family relationships, or maybe it is simply to be happy in life. No matter what your definition of success may be, YOU are personally in control of your destiny.
One thing is for sure, no amount of formal or informal education can make you a success in life, it does not matter how many degrees you have hanging on your wall or how many books you read daily. Having a large bookcase filled with books and tapes only means that you have a smart bookcase! The bottom line is that, only YOU can make YOU a success, by your COMMITTED ACTIONS!
In order to begin this process you must first believe in "YOU". First get your mind in order, and then seek out the vehicle that will help drive you to success and most importantly you must study and study and study again about how you will create your own financial abundance.
If you want to learn about Real Estate Investing, learn all that you can about Real Estate. If you want to be successful in stock market investing, learn everything you can about the stock market. The most important area of knowledge that you MUST MASTER is YOU! Once you master YOU, everything you want and deserve in life will naturally fall into place.... It is really that simple!
I have been involved with thousands of our students around the world and have been involved in hundreds of success and motivational training seminars over my years as an investor, motivator, presenter and mentor in the areas of Business Success.
One of the most frustrating attitudes that I see my students initially must overcome in order to even begin on the road to financial success is to overcome the fixed belief of "poverty mentality"!
Many people have attended or heard of people who have attended an introduction or "preview" seminar to learn about real estate or stock investing, and have learned of people just like you and I who someone gained so much knowledge from that they are now a multi- millionaire or are making $1,000's of dollars every week. How easy can it be, Right?
So you get excited and you are ready to sign up!
Then comes the costs, $50 for a book, $100's of dollars for a home study course or the big one... $1,000's of dollars for a three day seminar or "boot camp" and the "exclusive" ability to talk weekly to someone just like me who will lead you to the doors of success in life.
Now you've made the decision to "go for it" and all of your natural objections of your ego mind tell you that "this is not possible" or "I don't deserve success" so you immediately plunge back into the black hole of the "poverty mentality" and say the heck with that, It's not for me or,:
"If it's so great, give it to me now and I will pay you later!"
"I need money to pay my bills"
"We can't afford that"
"Why is it so expensive?"
"Can't I learn this stuff somewhere for free?"
You see, you now have choices in life, you can either choose to spend countless hours, days, months, years dreaming, seeking and searching for all of the knowledge you desire or you can choose to spend that same time in the creation of your personal abundance.
There are simply two ways you can invest in your business and in your life, You can choose to invest your time or you can invest your money.
It makes no difference, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that by investing just your time, it will take longer to reach your goals and dreams.
What I am simply trying to say to you is that you can create your OWN SUCCESSES in life. To do this, you can either choose easy or hard, by choosing easy, you often must loosen up the purse strings combined with sound decision making processes and procedures when it comes to your personal education.
What price tag are you willing to place on your success? What would it be worth to you to become a success? What are you willing to do to become a success? What risks are you willing to take?
Did you know that the largest sector in America makes between $20,000 to $29,000 per year and our poverty level is still around $19,000 per year?
A stunning fact that I recently learned was that most families in America are spending the following amounts each year:
1. Eating out $1,483 2. Alcoholic Beverages $247 3. Tobacco $324 4. Entertainment $1,517
So, let's see $3,571 dollars?
However, did you know that the average person is only willing to spend $95 per year on their own education!
WOW what has more value in furthering your goals and dreams, eating out, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and entertainment or your investment and education in YOU?
You tell me what you value most!
Now let's look at your friends who make $70,000 or more per year. Did you know that they spend an average of $1,902 per year on education vs. folks who make less than $30,000 per year who are spending $95 per year on education?
Notice the variation of spending, but also notice the rewards each group gains?
Don't take my word for it see http://www.bls.gov/cex/csxann03.pdf
I often wonder who is the smarter group?
This, my dear friends and students is why the rich get richer simply because they understand the time value of their ongoing education and more importantly, they understand that their purpose in life is TO LEARN! Can it be that easy? YEP!
Many of you may ask, "Hey what does Rob Paisola know about this subject anyway? That is a good question, but what I do know is that I am just a regular guy like you building my wealth one deal and one day at a time.
THINK ABOUT IT!
Windows of opportunity arrive at unexpected times, the big question is, will you open the door to your personal success by choosing to take on your life with a Prosperity Consciousness or will you allow the door of life to slam in your face, on more time by choosing to maintain the spirit of Poverty Consciousness?
Do you choose to fall on the side of Poverty Consciousness or Prosperity Consciousness? That is the real question.