Nov 04

Like it or not, money is a reality we all have to face. Most of us understand that the things that are really important in life are experiences, friends, and family, but it is hard to escape the fact that financial freedom gives you a lot more time to make the most of those things. Couple that with the fact that not being able to pay your bills is one of the most stressful experiences a person can have, and you begin to understand that the ability to generate income is a key skill for most people. So what can you do to most effectively increase income?

1. Make a plan.

As with most things in life, the key to making money is to have a good plan in place. Having a set of instructions to follow will keep you on task and help you feel like you are making progress even on days when it is hard to see any movement. Each week, think of what you want to accomplish and write down the things you will need to do to get there. Break down the steps you will take to reach you goal and assign each of them to a day on your calendar. When that day comes, make sure you are doing everything you can to move towards success.

2. Prioritize your actions.

It is a simple fact of life that 20% of the work you do will be responsible for 80% of the success you achieve. Whether you call it the 80/20 rule or Pareto’s Principle, the lesson remains the same: you should prioritize the 20% of your work that is likely to lead to success. Identify and focus your energy on proven sources of income or projects with a good probability of paying off big time. You still need the other 80%, which is usually side projects or ideas in the making, but build your day around your core projects and avenues for success.

3. Try something new.

Nothing will erode your confidence like spinning your wheels on a project that ends up going nowhere. If you have committed a lot of time to a project that isn’t paying off, don’t be afraid to walk away. There is a principle in psychology called justification of effort that says people are more committed to things that they have invested a lot of time and energy in already. This can lead to stubbornly wasting your time on things that will never pay off. Know when you cut your losses and move on to something new.

4. Say “no.”

Your time is the most valuable resource you have and overextending yourself will drain it. Taking on too many projects will also lead to increased stress and less opportunity to pursue exciting opportunities. Cultivate your ability to say no to things. When a new opportunity comes along, ask yourself if the investment of time it requires is likely to pay off in a way that you feel is appropriate. If the answer is no, walk away.

5. Surround yourself with success.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but a great way to achieve financial success is to act like you already have. The notion of “fake it until you make it” actually holds some water. If you spend your time hanging out with successful people in places where money tends to concentrate itself, you will stumble into more opportunities to achieve success yourself. Make friends with people who have already achieved what you hope to achieve and use those ties to your advantage.

6. Be a leader.

A well-known key to success in business and in life is the ability to recognize an opportunity before anyone else. With that in mind, you should always be on the lookout for the next great path to success. Keep your mind as open as possible and never stop engaging with the world in creative ways. Expose yourself to as many conflicting perspectives as you can by reading books to disagree with and taking meetings with people you don’t like. Viewing something from all angles is the best way to really understand it and will help you blaze a new trail.

7. Understand time versus replication.

The idea of time is so important, it is worth mentioning again. It is the only resource you can’t do anything to change. No matter who you are or how much money you make, there will still only be 24 hours in a day. For that reason you should focus your energy on sources of income that you can easily reproduce. Do something once and then replicate it as many times as possible to bring in the most money. This is the philosophy promoted my creator of the Dilbert comic strip Scott Adams in his book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big and it holds true for you too. Now he makes a living drawing a single comic and having it published in thousands of newspapers all over the world. Time is valuable, so make sure your work transcends it.

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Oct 27

“The biggest thief of all is hope.”
—Rich dad

Robert Kiyosaki  often say ‘hope’ is a four-letter word. I say this because so often people hope and pray, but do not take action. People often mistake hoping as a form of action.

Rich dad used to say, “People who cannot find an investment today gamble on the promise of tomorrow. They count on hope rather than intelligence. They have dreams, so they buy lies.” This is a big problem with hope. Hoping can often turn people into victims.

While I do not like the word ‘hope’, I do think you need to be positive. How can you dream without focusing on a positive mindset? How can you be an entrepreneur and overcome all the obstacles that come with it, without the strength that comes from your dreams and passion?

In last week’s blog Matt Clark talked about not being perfect. This week our featured entrepreneur guest speaks about being positive and using the spark of optimism to your advantage:

There are times when you get an idea in your head and it really motivates you. It could occur as you watch a movie about a subject that you really relate to, or hear a motivating story, or maybe something just happens in your life, something as simple as your child saying something to you. Any of those ordinary kinds of things may light this spark of optimism so bright that you’re not thinking about what couldn’t work. You’re not thinking that this may not happen, or this may not be the best idea, or any of that kind of negative thinking.

All you’re thinking about is the goal. You’re wondering, dreaming about what your life would be like if you achieved that goal. Because you’re thinking about yourself in that setting, it makes you very optimistic for what may be an extremely short period of time, maybe only a couple of minutes. When anything uplifting happens in your life, you’re going to use that spark of optimism to your advantage.

Almost everybody, myself included, finds that the sparks of optimism are great, but they’re fleeting. You have an optimistic thought, but then you start thinking, oh, that’s not very realistic. The negative thoughts start to flood in. You think of all the bad things that could happen. You think this might not work out as I planned. You even think, who am I to do this? Those kinds of doubts are your fears manifesting themselves in your head based other people’s experiences or even your own past failures.

So before all that negativity sets in, use your spark of optimism to your advantage and take some action that you can’t retreat from. When you’re feeling optimistic and you want to lose weight, then call up a friend who’s in good shape and plan to do a 5K run with her in a couple of months. This works especially well if it’s somebody that you really don’t want to let down, or somebody that you can’t let down, and don’t want to give any excuses to. Now you’ve committed to somebody that you can’t turn back on.

All of a sudden, you’ve committed to something that you wouldn’t normally commit to. Usually you’d sit there and deliberate, think about it, and think about all the bad things, all the doubts, fears, and all that kind of mental garbage. Now you’re committing to something that you cannot turn back on. You have no choice but to follow through with it. Even if you start thinking of the doubts and fears, you don’t have a choice now because you really don’t want to let down your friend.

When you have that spark of optimism, don’t let it go to waste. When you’re feeling good, use that to your advantage. Commit to something to somebody you can’t turn back on.

What Matt is saying is very important. Use your hope and optimism to generate ACTION. That action is to find someone to hold you accountable. Entrepreneurism is all about action, achieving goals and realizing your dreams.

Entrepreneurism is the fastest way to build wealth. Rich dad would say that you build wealth through business; you keep wealth through real estate. So dream and hope and embrace that spark of optimism. Let it propel you into action and financial freedom.

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Oct 26

According to Robert Kiyosaki being an entrepreneur takes a different mindset for success

I launched my nylon and Velcro surfer wallet business in 1976. Two friends and I started it from scratch, part-time, while working full-time for Xerox. I knew I could not stay with Xerox for long because the business was beginning to take off and more and more time was required.

For me, the hardest part of becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business was dealing with what my friends, family and co-workers would say or think. For me, that was the hardest job of all.

Are entrepreneurs crazy?

I can still remember telling a few of the people at the office that I would soon have to quit my job at Xerox and run the surfer wallet business full-time. “You’re crazy!” said one of the more senior salespersons. “You’re going to fail.”

“You know how many people want to work for Xerox?” said another senior salesperson. “You have a great job, great benefits, good pay and lots of promotion opportunities. If you keep your nose clean, someday you could be a sales manager. Why would you risk losing such a great job?”

“You’ll be back,” said another salesperson. “I’ve seen countless people like you. People who think they’re hot shots. They leave the company, fail and come back with their tail between their legs…if they have any tail left.”

The group of six salesmen and two saleswomen laughed with that comment and went on talking about the new copier the company was coming out with, and after that they talked about who was going to win the baseball game that night. I realized I had talked to the wrong people about my business and about my dreams. I realized I was talking to people who would pull me down rather than push me up.

Entrepreneurs have a different mindset

How many times have you heard people say some of the following statements?

  • “I wish I could quit my job.”
  • “I’m tired of going from job to job.”
  • “I wish I could make more money, but I can’t afford to quit and start all over with a new company. And I don’t want to go back to school and learn a new profession.”
  • “I’m working hard, but the only people getting rich are the owners of the company.”
  • “I’m working hard, but I’m not getting ahead financially. I’ve got to start thinking about retirement.”
  • “I can’t keep working this hard. I’m getting too old for this.”

These are often statements made by individuals trapped in the employee or self-employed quadrant of the CASHFLOW Quadrant. Deep down, many people want more than they have in life, not just more money, but also more freedom, more control, and more happiness.

Entrepreneurs are able to not just acknowledge these feelings but to also do something about them. They really do quite their job to follow a dream, and they don’t look to another job to bring the fulfillment they’re looking for.

In short, they have a different mindset—and they act on it.

A little bit crazy

So, yes, to most people, entrepreneurs are a little bit crazy. But then again, it’s all a matter of perspective. To me, it’s crazy to deny yourself an opportunity to pursue your dreams because of your fears, to choose safety over happiness.

And after all, as one of my favorite Apple ads reminds us, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Here’s to the crazy ones. Could that be you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM8GiNGcXuM

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Oct 24

Welcome to our series of videos on Business Strategies. Here you will find strategies we use, books we read, videos we watch that can benefit you, your team, your product/service and your team.

Today I’d like to  share how one book has caused a tremendous impact in our business. Watch this short video and learn how to apply this for your business:

 

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Oct 19

ENTREPRENEURS TAKE ACTION!!! We hear that all the time. But guess what? Lots of people take action and the result is that 9 out of 10 new businesses fail. There is more than just action required to make you an entrepreneur.

This week’s featured entrepreneur is Harroon Qureshi. When I asked Harroon what the biggest entrepreneur lesson that has stuck with him since his entrepreneur training, it wasn’t just taking action. Haroon said the biggest entrepreneur lesson for him was actually three things. To be a successful entrepreneur you need:

  1. A clear vision
  2. To take action to achieve the vision
  3. To have a mindset that you will overcome any obstacle that comes in your way and will achieve your vision no matter what the circumstance.

 

This mindset is what I am focusing on. If you are not looking for opportunity, or taking action then you are not a contender… you’re not even in the game. But obviously there is plenty who have taken action who still do not deserve to be called entrepreneurs.

You have to be very careful with your mindset. It is the strongest weapon an entrepreneur has. Anyone can be an entrepreneur, but if you don’t have the strength to fight adversity, then go home and let your future be controlled by your boss… you’ll never make it as an entrepreneur.

Haroon says that when he is faced with a daunting challenge, the way he gets through is with the belief that he will find a way around it. He says, “I look at the worst-case scenario and realize that even if that happens then I will rebuild from there.” How did Haroon get such a powerful mindset? He got education. He gained knowledge. And through all of that, he was taking action.

Haroon’s truest asset is his education… his mind. Haroon was trained at The Amazing Academy. Haroon just started his first product 6 months ago and is already getting over 150 sales A DAY! While that is great, what’s of greater imporance is that what Haroon learned from Matt Clark’s Academy will be with him forever. Haroon now knows how to make money! There is no more fear of failure. He can build his business over time and time again because he’s learned how to build an asset.

Once you know how to build an asset, you are free. You’re free from bosses and 9 to 5 jobs. You’re free from fear of being broke, free from financial stress and free to do what you want. That’s why knowledge is power and the right education makes your mind your greatest asset.

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Oct 18

The definition of Brand by Robert Kiyosaki:

Brand is not a fancy logo. Brand is not your pretty colors. Brand is not a catchy tag line. All those things are a part of brand, but brand is so much more.

Isabella learned the power of brand and what a brand really is. Isabella started her own business on Amazon. She learned from Matt and Jason at the Amazing Academy and within three months she’d earned a level of success that allowed her to quit her job.

With her success came competition. When Isabella launched her product and brand on Amazon she had a packaging and marketing/messaging idea than no one else had. This helped get her product to the top best-sellers of her product’s main category in only a few months.

After about 6 months Isabella started seeing many new sellers copying her packaging and idea down to every little detail. They copied everything except for her brand name. They couldn’t touch that because she had it trademarked.

Isabella took a step back and decided that she was going to continue to focus on what she had been doing that was successful. She focused on her brand promise – product quality and TONS of fast and effective customer service. Isabella started to adjust her marketing messaging to focus on her brand promise. It’s been over a year since her competitors began to mimic her and she is still crushing her competition.

Isabella learned the power of brand and what a brand really is. Brand is heart. Brand adds value. Isabella’s product may be very similar to her competitor, but her product came with a brand. It came with a reputation and a promise. Isabella’s brand became her number one selling tool.

A brand is power. Many entrepreneurs work hard building a business, but only a few build a brand. Building your business into a brand is essential to developing your asset to the fullest. When you build a brand for your business you are really creating two distinct assets. Whether you realize it or not, your brand can be many times more valuable than your business. Brand is more important than the actual product. Anyone can sell a product, only people with passion can create a brand.

Inside every great brand is the heart of the entrepreneur who started it all. That heart is a precious and valuable asset that few companies even recognize they have, until it is lost. It is the values that the entrepreneur holds dear. If the heart is not protected, the brand soon dies.

Isabella learned the beginning of brand from Matt and Jason at Amazing Academy. The rest came from her heart. I urge you to learn from Isabella’s experience and create a brand when you create a product.

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Oct 18

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Oct 16

Building an international business can be risky if you do not communicate on a daily basis with your customers and employees. The bigger your business grows the bigger will be the problems and you will definitely fail if you leave your entire  business on your employees hands.

In this video I went to consult an international logistic company in Santos – São Paulo called Visão Transporte  and what I’ve learned in two weeks was enough for me to open my own logistic company. The problem of Visã0 Transporte was the rapid grow of over 200% this year plus they went from 1 employee to 15 in one year, this means lots of change were happening in their work environment. My take away from this awesome experience is this:

  1. Talk to your employees on a daily basis.
  2. Identify their problems.
  3. Create goals based on their needs.
  4. Take action solve their problems.

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Sep 30

How to overcome fear of criticism in your international organization?  One method I’ve found to work best for me and my time was to create a Mastermind Alliance.

The Mastermind principle consist of an alliance of two or more minds working in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common definite objective.

No two minds ever come together without a third invisible force, which may be likened to a “third mind”. When a group of individual minds are coordinated and function in harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance become available to every individual in the group. No man can become a permanent success without taking others along with him.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

If you wish to gain more understanding of this principle I’d highly recommend you read the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I’m living proof that Napoleon Hills teaching are very effective.

Now go out there apply these strategies, create value, understand your customers need and keep repeating till you grow your business.

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Sep 23
In Robert Kiyosaki  book, Increase Your Financial IQ,  He wrote about the four economic ages of humanity.

THEY ARE:

The Hunter-Gatherer Age:

In the Hunter-Gatherer Age, humans relied on nature to provide wealth. They were nomadic and went where the hunting was good and the vegetation plentiful. You had to know how to hunt and to gather—or you died. For the hunter-gatherer, the tribe was social security. Socio-economically, everyone was even. They were all poor.

The Agrarian Age:

The Agrarian Age saw the rise of classes between people. Due to the development of technology to plant and cultivate the land, those who owned the land became royalty, and those who worked it became peasants. The royals rode horses while the peasants walked. Socio-economically there were two groups, the rich and the poor.

The Industrial Age:

While many people would place the beginning of the Industrial Age in the 1800s with the rise of factories, I actually think of it as beginning in 1492 with Columbus. When Columbus struck out to find the New World, it was to find new sources of valuable resources such as oil, copper, tin, and rubber. During this time the value of real estate shifted from growing crops to providing resources. This led to the land becoming even more valuable. And three classes emerged: the rich, the middle-class, and the poor.

The Information Age:

Today, we are in the Information Age, where information leveraged by technology and inexpensive resources like silicon produce wealth. This means that the price of getting wealthy has gone down. For the first time in history, wealth is available to just about everyone. There are now four groups of people: the poor, the middle-class, the rich, and the super rich.

Today, there are many ways to get rich in the Information Age, and many people are. But the real question is how do you get super rich?

This morning I read about Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of the payment processing company, Square, in Fast Company. (http://m.fastcompany.com/3033412/back-to-square-one)

The article is a fascinating read and shows the collision between old, industrial age ways of thinking and new, Information Age ways of thinking.

It’s also a playbook for getting super rich in the Information Age.

Moving from transactions to transformation

Just a few years ago, Square was considered the darling of the Silicon Valley start-up scene. Dorsey himself, with a sharp design eye and grand ambitions has been compared to Steve Jobs.

The company’s core business was and is collecting a small percentage of the transactions they help process, primarily for small businesses – a hard business to be in. It takes a lot of transactions to make a profit. As Austin Carr writes:

“Making money from payments processing is a bit like building a business by selling soda simply for the bottle deposit: It takes a lot of effort just to convert a $1 bottle of Coke into a nickel return, and only in extreme bulk can those nickels start to add up. More troubling, with Square’s business, the majority of those nickels go to the financial intermediaries it works with. At every swipe, Square takes its small cut of the transaction price, but 70% (or more) of that fee often goes to Visa, MasterCard, and other institutions that handle risk and fraud detection, as well as card-member rewards and services.”

This has led some people to criticize the company and its founder, Dorsey, saying it was desperately looking for an exit and would have to make some hard choices.

The criticism, however, is directed at the company’s current business model, a model that Dorsey says is simply Step 1 in a much grander vision to harness the vast amounts of data Square collects to build add-on products that move beyond payment processing – and provide higher margins.

As Carr writes, “Dorsey understood payments processing couldn’t be the endgame. ‘We always knew it was not our core business,’ he says. ‘We knew the real business was around the data.'”

Whether Carr’s company will be successful in its grand ambitions is still unknown, but one thing is clear: It will be the difference between a moderately successful transaction company and a game-changing product company – between being rich and being super rich.

Fight or Flight

The real difference between Dorsey and others who would be content with a safe, moderately successful company is courage.

“With any challenge,” Dorsey is quoted in the article, “there’s a fight-or-flight psychological reaction: You either continue to fight, or you go away.”

As Carr points out, Dorsey has chosen to fight. If he succeeds, that will be the reason why he’ll be super rich while others are simply rich.

What are you fighting for?

The reality is that we all probably won’t have the opportunity to be super rich in this life (though you may!) But we all have the opportunity to improve our situations today – to continue to grow and never settle, to fight.

The question is, what are you going to fight for to make your tomorrow better than it is today?

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