Being consistently successful, simply means ~ believing in yourself - but also means having a willingness to do what needs to be done to achieve what you want. So let's assume you are ready to take that leap of faith and begin thinking and acting in a way that is supportive of, and productive for, your financial goals.
You are going to have to ask yourself ~
Here is a good example of someone not knowing what they believe about success:
Several years ago, Mark and I were invited to speak at a week-long investment conference. After the conference ended, I invited all of the speakers to our home for dinner. (As some of you who have worked with me know, I am a great cook and love to entertain.) Once dinner was completed, one of the speakers went outside to the back patio to have a cigarette, and I decided to keep him company, as the other speakers were still conversing about the markets over after-dinner drinks and coffee. As I sat down, he asked me if I would answer a question for him - I said sure. He proceeded to ask me why Mark and I "...weren't more prosperous..." Taken by surprise I laughed and said I didn't understand the question. He went on to say, (this was his first visit to our home), that he was "disappointed" at how small our house was, and that we had a 7-year-old Acura TL in the driveway.
At the time of this dinner party, Mark and I lived in a 3,500 s.f. house, in a gated community, on a lake. The three-story house had five bedrooms, four baths, state-of-the art kitchen including a sub-zero refrigerator, granite counter tops and maple cabinets with leaded glass; there were two fireplaces - an imported Italian marble fireplace in the formal living room which also hosted a five-foot-round Waterford crystal chandelier, and the second fireplace in the family room was built with hand-made bricks from Spain; the bathroom vanities were from an estate in Bel Air California; the entire first floor had marble and parquet flooring. Our house was full of Natuzzi leather furniture; original oil paintings, antique tapestries from a castle in Ireland, signed Waterford pieces adorning the formal fireplace mantle - there was also a brand new fully-loaded Jeep Grand Cherokee in our garage. All the trimmings that spell success - to Mark and I that is. As I pondered his question I had to ask him - just how much more "space" and how many more "things" did he think that Mark and I, and our cats, needed? He replied that he "...would never own an old car..." and that he could never "...live in such a small house..." Now, this speaker was divorced with no children - and he lived in an 12,000 s.f. home, owned five cars, two boats, three SUVs, and other such things. All for one person. Why? Because that was "his" idea of prosperity.
Unfortunately, several years later that speaker lost everything. Why? Because he was so focused on buying "things," and did not have his own personal definition of prosperity - therefore he had no way to mentally adapt to changing market conditions.
Here is an example about not working effectively toward achieving your goals:
I was invited by the Maricopa County Community Colleges to create and teach a course for adults re-entering the workplace - it was multi-dimensional; for returning homemakers, adults seeking promotions, and adults seeking employment in a new field.
The first several weeks the class learned how to define their goals. This was interesting, because although everyone in the class wanted to work in a different field - not one of them had defined what it is they wanted to do, other than "something new." The next few weeks we focused on how to go about finding a new position - outlining their current skills, what new skills they may need - as well as their personal appearance. The following weeks we went over classified ads, and put together concise resumes for the class to start posting on job sites.
One young man in my class stated that he wanted to change professions (he was currently the manager in a factory warehouse), and work in the field of electrical engineering because he had heard he could double his salary. I asked him when he had received his degree in that field, or when he would be receiving his degree. He stated he had no degree in that field, but he "knew electrical stuff" as he had re-wired his own home and helped friends do the same with their homes, so he wanted me to help him put together a "kick-ass" resume to get him into that field. I explained that it would be highly unlikely, without an engineering degree, to get hired in that field because it is a very detailed and technical type of profession, and suggested that he might try to get hired by the electrician's union, since he stated he knew how to re-wire his home, which might bring him more income - and then enroll in engineering classes somewhere.
The young man became very upset and told me I didn't know what I was talking about and stormed out of the classroom. He complained to the Dean of the college - who only confirmed that he needed an engineering degree, not just experience as manager of a warehouse or doing home-improvement jobs. The Dean suggested he begin taking engineering classes at the community college to get him started on his goal; the young man said he "didn't have time" for classes, he just wanted "to make more money." The Dean asked him how he planned to do that without the required education or experience - the young man had no answer.
So, in other words, are you willing to make a commitment to yourself to achieve your goals?
If so, I am here to emphatically state that you can achieve your goals! It just takes a commitment to instill a unique mindset to do so. A mindset that sees opportunity everywhere and at any time.
And it is never too late to start!
"The approach in my coaching is that anyone can achieve their goals - at any age - but they have to be willing to do the work for a rich, prosperous life."
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