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Watch this amazing session from our 2012 Money² Event.
It’s amazing how much we get done when we focus, and that’s what I want to share with you along with my visionboard.
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To Having It All,
The biggest problems plaguing businesses and life today is negativity! How do you tackle everyday negativity and turn something negative into a positive? Here are 5 positive things we can do each day instead of complain:
1. Practice Gratitude. Research shows that when we count three blessings a day, we get a measurable boost in happiness that uplifts and energizes us. It’s also physiologically impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time. Two thoughts cannot occupy our mind at the same time. If you are focusing on gratitude, you can’t be negative. You can also energize and engage your coworkers by letting them know you are grateful for them and their work.
2. Praise Others. Instead of complaining about what others are doing wrong, start focusing on what they are doing right. Praise them and watch as they create more success as a result. Of course, point out their mistakes so they can learn and grow, but make sure you give three times as much praise as criticism.
3. Focus on Success. Start a success journal. Each night before you go to bed, write down the one great thing about your day. The one great conversation, accomplishment, or win that you are most proud of. Focus on your success, and you’ll look forward to creating more success tomorrow.
4. Let Go. Focus on the things that you have the power to change, and let go of the things that are beyond your control. You’ll be amazed that when you stop trying to control everything, it all somehow works out.
5. Pray and Meditate. Scientific research shows that these daily practices reduce stress; boost positive energy; and promote health, vitality, and longevity. When you are faced with the urge to complain or you are feeling stressed to the max, stop, be still, plug-in to the ultimate power, and recharge.
New Years resolutions are a total waste of time for most people. Why? Because they are not backed by the right mental preparation and conditioning.
How many years have you been making resolutions only to find that within two or three weeks you’ve given up?
Relying upon will power, resolve and persistence is absolutely the worst way to achieve your new goals. These things are controlled by your conscious mind, which is responsible for only about 2-4 percent of your day-to-day actions and perceptions.
Due to your habits, you’ve become conditioned to stay at the same weight, income or in the same mediocre relationship. An internal financial or weight “set point” is conditioned deep in your subconscious brain so that you don’t have to think about the day-to-day activities you need to do to maintain it.
If you think about lottery winners, why is it that within two or three years, 86 percent lose all their money? It’s because they are conditioned to be without money. Their do not change their subconscious set point of how much money they should have, therefore they revert to that point.
Once any image, habit or belief is ingrained in your subconscious brain, you automatically seek out situations and behave in ways that resonate with that “internal image.” If you currently don’t like the results you are witnessing with your weight, job, income or relationships, then you must break the old patterns and old conditioning that’s causing them.
Breaking subconscious patterns has been proven by NASA to take at least 30-60 days of brain retraining.
If you do not “re-train” your subconscious brain at the same time you make the decision to lose weight or make more money, for example, you will within very short order return back to your old weight and income patterns and in most cases gain even more weight back– and that’s why, despite the best intentions, the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions are not kept..
There is a “cybernetic trigger” in your brain. It detects any change from your current situation, no matter what is, and it overrides your will power and forces you to behave in accordance with your old habits. Hence, the same results repeat themselves because of the same thought patterns and behavioral patterns. It works exactly like the thermostat in your home that automatically picks up any change in room temperature and then makes corrections to return things to “normal.”
This automatic “trigger” causes you to rationalize why you’re not sticking with your diet or new income plan and basically forces you to revert back to your habits and patterns.
Break the word “rationalize” in two and you get “rational-lies.” The internal self-talk you catch yourself doing is automatic and a result of the system doing its job to keep you at your “comfort zone,” even though it’s not what you want.
Your income or body is only an expression of the internal image you have at a deep-rooted level. If you want to see permanent changes on the outside, you must retrain the mental image on the inside first.
If you truly want to make permanent changes in your life, it takes about 15 minutes a day of mental retraining for 30-60 days. The more you do this, the faster you’ll see results. The good news is that you can’t get a brain hernia if you overdo it.
If you are serious about living the life you want and deserve, why not join the thousands that have already discovered the most advanced system for permanent financial and life success?
If you are interested in your success, you’ll do what’s convenient. If on the other hand you are committed to your success, you’ll do what it takes.
As the reporter left, I sat there with my head in my hands wishing I hadn’t opened my big mouth. Here I was, just 26 years old, telling an old home town reporter that I was going to build the most successful real estate company in the state in just 5 years, from scratch.
It really hadn’t occurred to me that the most respected and successful company in Indiana had been around for over 100 years. I had just moved to Indianapolis for the opportunity to build my own company and I didn’t know a soul. I was young, cocky and ready to claim my stake even though I didn’t know the difference between a profit and loss statement vs. an accounts receivable statement.
I had never balanced a checkbook let alone build and run my own company.
In any case, it was November 1986 and that’s what came out in the paper the next week because of the lack of control between my head and my mouth.
In the past when I got a bit ahead of myself, I just put my head down and starting selling. Selling was easy for me, building and running a company was a whole different animal.
At the time, our RE/MAX Of Indiana headquarters consisted of one executive office in a shared office suite setup, with a shared secretary that answered the phone for 15 or so different businesses.
Up until that time, I was a pretty successful real estate agent in Toronto Canada. I had moved to Indiana to try my hand at building something for myself, something that if I did it right, would provide me with a bright future and hopefully a chance to become the millionaire I so desperately wanted to become and wrote about in my goals 5 years earlier. Although I only went to grade 11, the wonderful mentors I had told me that I had within me more than school could ever do for me. For whatever reason, I decided to believe them, more than the insecure feelings I felt about myself.
So, with my insecure head up high and the RE/MAX concept as my ally, I started to set up appointments with managers and owners of every real estate company in the state. I started with the big boys first, the guys who were already #1 and #2 in the state and who were already doing billions in sales and had over 1,000 sales people.
The first meetings were disastrous, they politely laughed and escorted me out of their offices. Their attitude was, we already have what you are trying to build from scratch so why do we need you?
They couldn’t see past their own success to the future and hence were closed minded from the get go.
It wasn’t more than 4 months of daily prospecting and sharing my vision and story that I got a call from one of the top managers in the state. After our first meeting I knew I was onto possibly the first and biggest deal of my very young career. After several months of discussions we snagged one of the biggest fish in the pond and were on our way. Within 30 more days another unhappy manager called from the #2 company and he expressed interest as well. It wasn’t before long that he and another group purchased the franchisee rights to several more areas. This allowed us to gain credibility and traction.
At the end of the first, year we had 97 sales people at our awards banquet and we were off to the races.
No matter where I turned, everyone thought that we were going to go bankrupt within short order. That made sense since I later found out that two other people prior to me had owned the RE/MAX region of Indiana and both failed!
Regardless, in this case my ignorance proved a strength as I didn’t really care what had happened in the past. I was prepared to surge forward and build my company.
For me it was simply a matter of sharing with enough people the vision of a better future for themselves and then exceeding their expectations month in and month out.
The next challenge for me was to learn how to run a business and to understand all the moving parts. At first it was overwhelming, especially since I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
For a while it seemed as if I bought myself a job that was strangling me. Not only did I have to sell, I had to deliver all the promises I made, take care of legal, and make sure finances were in order. That was just the beginning. What it takes to build and run a 100 person operation is vastly different than a 1,000 person operation.
To help me deal with the growth and education I needed, I formed a mastermind group made up of some very successful regional owners in the RE/MAX organization. These individuals helped me shave years off my learning curve and saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars in mistakes. It also helped me build an organization that does 6 billion a year in real estate sales today.
I learned a very valuable lesson, specialized knowledge is worth its weight in gold.
From those early days of not knowing what to do, to today where I feel comfortable on stage teaching business owners how to build their companies while living an extraordinary life, it all boils down to finding what you love to do, becoming excellent at it and as you do, telling the whole world about it.
What’s the point of the story?
Go after your dreams with passion and purpose even if you don’t know how you’ll achieve them. The answers will show up along the way.
Wishing you the very best,