Would you have thought that piling up money and getting more of it actually gets rid of it fastest? Of course No, we as people trying to attain financial independence think that more money means a brighter future. However, the recipe is not to pile it up but to be smart.
The basic lesson for any person striving to achieve financial independence is to understand the difference between an asset and liability. Focus on things that put money on the table (Asset) and avoid things that remove it (Liability).
Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep.
Most of the people don't even realize that there is a way to earn money without being employed. The rich ones do, they have been given this knowledge by their parents and you need to get that knowledge too.
All it takes to start your own business is ambition and drive and nothing else. Don't play safe, take risks.Don't think "I cant afford it" but figure out and find the answer to "How can i afford it".
Invest your time and energy building for your own self, starting your business, own a corporation. Enjoy the tax breaks that you will never get as an employee, even if you business were to go down, your house will still be safe. Be smart about it and gain eternal financial security.
Work on interpersonal and persuasion skills. If you can master the art of selling a product, you will find yourself in a sea of opportunities waiting to be grabbed. Invent money, discover new ways, don't be stricken by the stereotypes because there is always way.
Treat all your jobs as a learning platform for yourself. Don't make your life about earning bread and butter, strengthen the will to grow and prepare yourself to endure, because it is hard but so much worth it.
If you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man.
The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.
Building something from scratch and holding onto your determination no matter what is all that it takes. You will fall, but you need to get up, whether its your financial life or social life. Stick to this.
In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.
As I said, I wish I could say it was easy. It wasn't, but it wasn't hard either. But without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard.
If there is a basic about handling people that you must hold one to, its this; Never criticize anyone, its useless and damaging, Instead, try to understand, why they are the way they are.
As damaging as it is, criticism can literally shred a person's self confidence into pieces. Appreciation and encouragement on the other hand can make them do wonders. Be extravagant and gently honest in your praise. You might actually save a life from drowning into negativity.
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get to the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
Humans are wonderful creatures, develop your interest in them and don't forget to make them notice that. Be genuinely concerned about others and feel their worth in the moment and in life, if you can pull this off, you are hands down their favorite!
Hey, don't forget to Smile :)
Be cheerful and happy when you meet others. A nasty first expression on the face can ruin your impression for a very long time and its ridiculously hard to fix. No matter what situation you are in, if you are going to present yourself as positively energetic, you never know, you might just light up the room.
I don't know about you but when i meet someone i already know and they don't recall my name, my heart skips a beat. That's my identity, and if that's not important enough to remember, i don't know what is. Address people properly and don't forget to say their name every time you get a chance. Its important.
Listen, enjoy and ask for more. If there is anything that is going to make people want to be next to you, its the ability to be a good listener. Ask them things you know they want to talk about, pay attention and go deep.
Always put yourself into another persons shoes before dealing with them in anyway. Would you like a particular thing for yourself? If Yes, then go for it. If No, then you seriously doubt their worth and you need to work on that right away.
Avoid arguments at any cost. They are disturbing and they promote negativity. If you still land in one, control your temper and make sure that you don't hurt the other person. All that, is pretty hard to achieve since arguments by nature contain opposition and not always a healthy one. Avoid them.
You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.
Even when you are 100% sure that a person is completely wrong, never say the following words on their face, "You're Wrong". Instead, deal with it in a disguise of doubt or curiosity. Tell them you are double checking for your own sake and then logically uncover their mistake.
When you are wrong, stop going around in circles trying to manipulate your way out of that, Admit it. Its probably not easy but its the quickest most error free way to get out of it. Not just that, realize your mistake and commit in your heart to never do it again. It will elevate your status in other's eyes.
Coming across people with differing views and ways of doing a task can be tricky to manage. Always focus on the common ground, elaborate the fact that you are striving for the same thing and put them in a situation where all they can say is 'yes'. Be wisely persuasive and honest.
When in a disagreement or facing a complaint, let the other person speak. Understand their situation and give them room to handle. Just listening to their problem with concern can make them calm down instantly. Listen more, and argue less.
When trying to convince someone to do something, keep shedding light on the nobler motives. Now what that means is that, you make the person look at the result of what you are asking and how that is for the greater good and how it just makes more sense in a morally correct world.
When someone presents an idea to you, always pick the best out of it. Encourage them to implement it and then give them credit. Make them realize, they can do it, and they have done it. Never focus on the weak side from the very beginning, instead help them see it and improve it.
To make people see the brightness of your idea, dramatize it and make them the hero. Elaborate how this idea can bring wonderful changes to their life and be of complete use to them.
When encouraging a person and being appreciative doesn't get you results, allure them to be competitive but in an extremely subtle way. As Charles Swab says, "The way to get things done, is to stimulate competition. I do not mean in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel."
Looking to lead people?, First things first, like them, praise them and appreciate them with sincerity. This is single-handedly, the way to a humans liking, its in our nature. We like praise, we love it and we want it.
Being a leader means, pointing out people's mistake and making them correct it and then they hate you for doing that. To avoid the hate part, go for improving remarks rather than pointing the mistake out, actually keep it a secret and lose the focus on the fault. That will get you results and the liking.
Being a leader doesn't mean that you are perfect, of course you are not. To make that healthy and humble connection with the people, make them see how ordinary you are and how you make mistakes too. Lastly, tell them how you correct them, they ought to follow that.
Being a leader does not mean that people must do what you say, actually they must co-operate with you. Don't go around throwing orders here and there, suggest and ask and then things will fall into place naturally.
Never embarrass the people you lead. In any and every situation, find a solution in the moment that will make them walk away with pride and confidence. Mold their mistakes to make them see the light at the end of the tunnel. With encouraging remarks, prove it to them how easy it is to get back on track.