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How to Program Your Mind for Success & Think Like a Billionaire

teacher avatar Bryan Guerra, I Help People Start Home Businesses

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14 Lessons (1h 21m)
    • 1. 1)Course Welcome

    • 2. 2)Believe in Yourself (the first step to success)

    • 3. 3)Study Motivation & Breathe Improvement

    • 4. 4)The Compound Effect

    • 5. 5)Why Most People Don't Succeed

    • 6. 6)Self Limiting Beliefs We're All Taught

    • 7. 7)Ridiculous Examples of How to Get Rich (Approaching Finances & Life Completely Wrong)

    • 8. 8)Success Quotes to Focus on

    • 9. 9)Getting Your Mindset Right

    • 10. 10)Do the Math

    • 11. 11)Increase & Diversify Income Streams

    • 12. 12)Stay Broke & Stay Hungry

    • 13. 13)What is Success to You

    • 14. Course Project & Wrap Up

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About This Class

A big part of any successful person's journey is studying greatness and getting immersed in the way the best people in the world think. In my experience, "the phrase as you think, so shall you be" is extremely true. I try to populate my overall thought process with the best mental approaches I come across.

In this Course we'll cast all those self limiting beliefs aside and we'll get you on the right track. Start learning how the most successful people approach problems, experience life, and see opportunities. If you can get your mindset right, the rest will follow. It's akin to setting the sail of the sailboat. The same wind might blow on everyone, but you'll be directing yourself in the direction you choose!

Success is a journey. Success is a mindset. It's an everyday approach to life. More importantly, success is something you attract by the person you become!

Enroll today & start attracting success!

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1. 1)Course Welcome: How's it going, guys? And welcome to the course. Thank you for enrolling. I'm really, really excited to have you. So, uh, this course is going to be a general overview of how to think like a billionaire and how to program your mind for success. Now, there are slight, subtle differences, believe it or not, between those that are successful and those that aren't. And we're gonna go over not just the subtle differences, but the different ticks in your mindset that you can not only learn but alter to start that , you know, process and that journey toward being successful. So I really just wanted to thank you really fast for taking the course. It's the first step in your journey towards success, and I really urgent who not just take these the these ideas in, but really study them, you know, ingrained them. Ah, and kind of really mold mold them into, you know, the way that you approach life because all about, you know, the least for me, success has been, you know, it's been a journey like you always hear it's a process, and I know that's cliche, but it's true. You know, I really started before I really launched into anything business wise or anything entrepreneurial online. I really trained my mind and I didn't even realize I was doing it for about three good years, maybe 4 to 5, honestly. And I literally watched YouTube videos over and over again. I studied motivation. I studied success. I studied the most, the most successful people in the industries that I kind of wanted to move into. And then I was interested in, and I also listen to audio books. I downloaded an app called Audible, which I'm sure is available to the great majority of you that are washing this. So check that out. You get a free trial for that. But obviously, you know, reading goes into it, too. I've probably read, you know, when I grew up, I hated reading, but I kind of slowly kind of introduced it into myself. You know, I started by reading a page a day and challenge myself to just open a random book that was recommended. That was good to me and, you know, reading of random page a day, and that kind of got me intrigued in certain things. And then I started reading for 10 minutes a day, and then that turned into, you know, 30 minutes a day in the morning with my coffee, and then it turned into an hour a day and so on and so forth. And now I read, instead of doing things like watching TV or anything like that that are really wasting my time. I watched YouTube videos that are informative, that I can learn from or I'm reading or really kind of taking in information that's going to benefit me, make me better or improve my mindset. And that's kind of what I want to touch on in this course. Not just, you know, obviously give you different information that can help you. But it's really about altering your mindset in the way that you see the world, because opportunities like I always say, are seeing with your mind. They're not seeing with your eyes. And that's a very big discrepancy that a lot of people don't understand. So if you trained your mindset, obviously you'll be on that path to success. You can start thinking like the best people in the world, think and start studying like they study. But more importantly, when those opportunities and I say opportunities in quotes because obviously you can't see me saying opportunities. But when those opportunities come to you, you'll be able to more, you know, better Recognize them is what I'm trying to say. So ah, lot of people have opportunities all around them, and they just can't see them. They don't understand that they're actually opportunities eso I'm going to jump right in. I want to thank you guys for taking this course really, really excited that you you know, you're obviously inspired and motivated to get better because that's where it starts. I'm still inspired to get to get better every single day. I'm still listening to motivational lectures, and I think there's something to be said about that starting point. So I wake up every single day, and I'm glad that you wake up every single Well, not every single day. Maybe you do. But I'm glad that you woke up today and you decided to kind of, you know, in green this in your mind set and get better. So we're just gonna jump right in and we're gonna program your mind set for success so you can start thinking like a billionaire 2. 2)Believe in Yourself (the first step to success): The first thing is to believe in yourself, and I know it's cliche, and I know we hear about it all the time. But before anyone else believes it, you've got to believe it. And I don't just mean, you know, we all hear that a lot. You know, You've heard it before, I'm sure, but you genuinely have to believe it now. If you don't believe it right now, that's totally fine On what I mean by that is like you know that you're successful or that you're going to be successful. There's no gimmicks in this. It's constant, consistent, hard work and through that constant, consistent hard work. And through that process of getting better every single day and waking up with these different mindsets of these different techniques and these different approaches toe life, you will slowly in green it in yourself. Um, you know, you walk, you walk a little bit differently. You carry yourself a little bit differently because you'll start to see it. You start to believe it yourself. Um, example that I use is reading. You know, a lot of people talk about the benefits of reading. Not a lot of people read actually, Or you know, not a lot of people read enough. And so there's something. Obviously, you get the immense value if you pick a great book, you know their their little tidbits inside every book that I go through in Highlight, which is another little side note that you might want to take take into consideration. So if you're ever reading or you have a great book, what I like to do is I highlight certain things that something I'll be going over in a little bit. And that way you can just kind of go back and read your highlights and kind of re train your mind in those thought processes. Because it's a study that has been done recently is that you only really retain about 7 to 12% of what you actually read. So you might want to read things about 10 times potentially so that you really, truly understand it. So a little trick that I use like I said before, as I go through and I highlight certain passages or certain important points, and then I just go back and I simply read through the highlights. You know, whenever I want to go back and read so. But there's something tangible. There's not just that there's not just value, obviously, in reading the book, Um, there's something tangible about finishing it, and I can't really explain it, but it's it's it's sort of a confidence. It's like, OK, I got through that. I just conquered that book. So now you know, even if you don't physically obviously retain all that that information in your brain, you know, at least the first time there's something it really instills confidence in you that, you know, obviously you can take on more books or you take on more challenges. It's the same thing with working out that I always liken, because I'm also a personal trainer. I'm a nutrition enthusiasts, and I study nutrition. When I went to college, um, and I literally live, live, breathe and sleep up with breathe, eat and sleep nutrition. So there's something to be said about sticking to a diet. There's something to be said about finishing a workout, you know, if you if you have six and say you have 12 sets of, you know, different workouts you have planned and you stop on on that 11th set, finished that 12th set, it might not be necessarily, ah 100,000% worth it to actually finish that set physically for your muscles. And obviously it is. But I'm just giving an example. But when you actually physically finish that set, there's something to be said about finishing what you start, finishing those reps and and finishing and sticking to that diet. So the more you do it, the more you'll in grain that muscle and train that muscle in your brain actually on, and it's just like any other muscle. So you stick to it, you don't quit. And there's something to be said about finishing a book, you know, continuously learning. So what I'm trying to say and how this all ties into believing yourself is the more you do these things, the more you kind of conquer small things and build up that momentum, the more you'll start to truly believe it. So it's OK if you don't now you will. In the future. I promise you that I wasn't the most confident person. When I first started out. I was introverted in a lot of ways, and, you know, now I'm talking different people online. I'm doing a bunch of different things, and I'm confident in who I am as a person and what I bring to the table. So I didn't start like that. I promise you that. But if you stick to these things and you continuously work on them, it will pay dividends for you in the future. I promise you. So the next thing I want talk about is obviously the beaks. This is also cliche, and they'll be a lot of cliche. It's in this because, you know, people like to poke fun at at certain sayings like this, but there's truth behind them. There are based in truth. So be so, so great they can't ignore You actually is inspired by a book I read called Beast Be so Great that they can't ignore you. And what I mean by that is pick something. I have a bunch of different courses, obviously, on passive income. I've been getting into a bunch of different courses recently. In the past month, I've been creating courses on motivation and training, your mindset. So I think that's extremely valuable. But really, what I'm trying to say is picked. You know, something that intrigues you something that you love and become a master at it. Don't Don't you know? Don't major and minor things all over the place simply pick something that you genuinely love and beasts become so great that people can't ignore. You don't Don't You know? Don't talk about it, Show it through action. And finally, I want to talk about finding a mentor. So, uh, sometimes and I havent anointed myself this by any means. I have a small YouTube channel of the small followings on Instagram here and there. I do a lot of things that I'm successful with online through e commerce and digital marketing. And clearly I have about roughly right now about a student base of 60,000 on you to me. So I'm very, very thankful for that. But what I'm trying to say is some people, you know, a point certain people gurus, and that's that Gurus is in quotes as well. I am a no no shit way, shape or form of guru. So I'm just down to earth person like you that makes mistakes that learns from their mistakes and grows and becomes better. And obviously I've seen success. But that success has been, Ah, Long Road and I'm still it's still a journey from here on out, Aiken become way, way, way more successful. I want 10 X that Teoh massive amounts. But that was that was found through failure and failure and failure so you can cut your learning curve, you know exponentially if you find a mental. 3. 3)Study Motivation & Breathe Improvement: But let's say that you hang around, you know, for people that you know, we always like to use the rich and poor example. So let's say that you hang around four people that are poor. Well, chances are you're the fifth poor person and this, and the reason for that is because you're going to start developing the same thought patterns, developing the same approach to certain problems developing the same, You know, goals in life as thes people, whether you consciously want that or not. And so this is why people aren't gonna like this that much. But it's important to I'm not saying necessarily cut people out of your life that aren't successful or anything like that. But it's important to surround yourself and spend time with people that think like you want to think are where you are, where you want to be. You know, our have the success that you want to yourself toe have and when I say spend time a lot people get this, Ah, little bit misconstrued and I don't necessarily mean that you have to just like the mentors , you don't necessarily have to spend because a lot of people say Oh, well, you know, I don't know that many successful people potentially. And I've heard, you know, Oh, the majority of my friends are, you know, x wires ear there at this stage of life, and I want to be here. But I can't just drop all my friends and, you know, move to, you know, Hollywood or something like that and find people that you know have different mindsets or you know where I want to be. And even if I did, they might not want to be friends with me or something like that. I hear all these excuses all the time. And what I would say to that is, you know, when I say spend time, I don't necessarily mean X everybody, you're out of your life And go find these people physically when I mean is, you know, read. You can spend time. You know, mentally with the author of a book you can spend time, you know, mentally and in the same mindset with somebody on YouTube that's teaching you the right things. You can spend time mentally. You know, when you're listening to audiobooks, you can spend time with people without physically being in their presence. You know what I'm saying is spend time with content. So if you find somebody on YouTube potentially you know, for example, that teaches about drop shipping and drop shipping you want to be your goal is to be one of the top 10 drop shippers and three years or something like that. It's a random gold just popped in my mind, but, you know, and you find somebody that teaches really, really great drop shipping their drop shipping, you know, Phanom online. And you watch all their videos and literally, you know, getting engulfed in their content. Will that spending time. Okay, so that that would be one person that you're spending time with now find three or four more and you know you're on the right path, so that's kind of what I want to talk about. You know, we've all heard that saying I've heard Grant Cardone say it before. You know, drinking the Kool Aid were all drinking the Kool Aid. Well, you want you don't want to just be just if that was your goal, you don't want to just be drinking the drop shipping Kool Aid. You want to be swimming in it. You know, you want to immerse yourself in that content, immerse yourself with four or five people and spend time with four or five people constantly that are where you want to be that are thinking like you want to think so don't you know, reach out to other people? Obviously, people in this course drops comp Some comments on this course feel free to email me people that are taking this course. Chances are they're their growth oriented people. And I love that. I love that term by the way, growth or in and chances are their growth oriented people, you know? So drop a couple comments down on the course, ask them questions and, you know, you might meet some people in the course that that way. So, you know, obviously I want to inspire people to kind of network and, you know, find each other, but network with the right people network with people that are constantly trying to improve . Don't just listen what people say. Look at their actions. But like I said, the majority people that are taking this course chances are that they're, you know, growth oriented. So, like I said before, obviously there's books, there's audio books, you know there's YouTube motivation videos that something that I really I still watch to this day. Now some people might argue that that's wasting time and and motivation is, you know, only slight for the time that you're motivated. And then it kind of dwindles. And there are some truth to that. But there's also something you know, like I said about finishing the book and finishing work out. There's something tangible and really valuable about studying motivation. You know, all those motivation clips that you know you think of and you talk about and I actually have a bunch of this and I'm gonna get into it in a second with my recommended books, My motivation hobbling website. You know, I'm a big quote person and I literally love you. No motivation stuff, so it it's not it's not. It's not just like it. It pops into my mind, and then it dwindles. And I don't I'm not motivated anymore because I'm constantly retraining it, re listening to things and staying motivated. So I think there's something really valuable in listening to stuff like that, you know, just as it would be to listen to YouTube videos constantly or swimming in that type of, you know, content. So if you if you stay, you know you study motivation. Eventually you'll start thinking like those motivational speakers think, and it will become second nature to you. Okay, So, obviously, like I talked about before network with other people that are like minded on the same journey is you. So whether that's in this course, whether that's other people you know in YouTube comments, generally speaking, if you're your kind of ingrained in your mindset with success principles like this and you're trying to get better, you'll start to notice other people that are in that group and kind of on that same path as you. So when you do notice people like that, you know, reach out to them or, you know, network with them in some way. But don't just go there and say, You know, you know, I think we're on the same journey you can, but you know you might not be a successful go there and offer them something of value. Say, you know, I I noticed that your like minded just like me, and you're on this journey to get better, and I really respect that. You know, I you know, maybe I was checking out this video on YouTube and I thought you might like it. You know, if you have any other videos that that are similar that you recommend, let me know something like that. Go there with a little bit, little piece of value because people like that will obviously appreciate it and will reach back tenfold to you. So it's a little bit, you know, it's that law of, ah of that reciprocity where if you give, you get back. So go there, give value network with other like minded people and, you know, start surrounding yourself with people that really want better for themselves. Like I said before, studies success but not just study success and motivation Study success quotes. And we'll get into that in a second with my motivation hub. And the more that you study these things and in green them in your mindset. Like I talked about before, the more you'll start to think this way. So I'm gonna quote obviously Denzel Washington them on big on the quotes before I get into my recommended books. In my motivation hub. If you hang around the barbershop long enough, sooner or later you're going to get a haircut. And I love that quote. There's a 1,000,000 quotes that I love, and I'll get into them in a second. But that really kind of resonates, what with what I'm trying to teach right now. So, you know, people talk about, you know with the motivation will go back to the motivation videos. Example did not mean to do that. We'll go back to the motivation videos. Example. People want to say, downplay and say it's only temporary. Essentially. Well, the more you listen to motivation, the more you watch, you know, YouTube videos on on fitness. You know, sooner or later you're gonna pick that stuff up, and it's gonna become like second nature to you. So if you hang around the barbershop long enough, so to speak, you're gonna get a haircut eventually 4. 4)The Compound Effect: all right. So really briefly. Now I want to talk about the compound. The fact before we actually get into, you know, the nuances of how to think like a billionaire. So a lot of people, and this is basically the success curve that I'm gonna talk about really fast, so this is really, really important because it kind of it's not just based in reality and truth, but it off. Obviously I don't know, obviously is, but obviously kind of curbs, enthusiasm and curbs expectations initially, but kind of you know, is realistic and also will. You don't inspire you. So a lot of people think, initially that success might be like this. You know, it's it's a straight up line, you know, you start to build, you know, and it's pretty much like that in that that straight line and just constantly. As long as you're putting consistent work, you'll see consistent improvement. This is not true. A lot of other people might think that, you know, you'll see you know, peaks and valleys and you know you for every up and down. You know you'll have a little bit more, and while this is, you know, semi true, and it's kind of sporadic like that. It's still not the most you know that the the truest model of how success actually works. Now the compound effect is actually an entire book written by Dairy Darren Hardy. I believe Ah, one of my favorite books honestly and literally goes through now It sounds really, really simple, but the book in its entirety, you can obviously get it on my website or through the link in the Power Point. Um, the book in its entirety goes into so many different examples that will blow your mind about how you know, obviously, it sounds simplistic, but when it gives you example after example of you know how certain people do different things over time, it makes huge exponential differences so unexamined from the book really fast. Just to get into it really fast with you. My name's Brian, obviously, let's just say that I know we divide me in the three. You clone me two times, so there's now three of me, right? Brian A does nothing. He does the same. Not nothing, but he does the same exact thing that he does every single day that he wakes up right now, I'm me. I'm Brian A. I'm doing what I'm doing. Brian B does pretty much the same things that I'm doing right now, but, you know, he decides that he wants a little bit extra leisure time. So every, you know, week he goes to the bar to meet with his friends for about three hours on every Friday night, for example, and he has a couple of drinks. And more importantly, he decides, you know, maybe I've done I've been working hard and I put out a bunch of courses. I just released this motivation course. Now I'm gonna sit back because I've earned it and I'm gonna sit back and I've earned about two hours a day watching TV. That's not a lot compared to most Americans and most people. That's not a lot at all. You know, obviously the majority of countries in the world watch a lot of TV, and so the two hours isn't that much. But when I'm trying to say is I'm gonna allow Brian be about two hours of, you know, television because he's earned it every single week and then that's not much at all. And he's also going to go to the bar like I said for three hours every Friday to meet with his friends because like like I said, he deserves it. Now Brian C. Is going to be doing every single thing that Brian A is doing just normally. But he's also going to make it a point to read every single morning for an hour when he wakes up with his morning coffee because he understands that that trains his mind set on, kind of, you know, sets his day off right and really gets him going in the right direction starts thinking and really shapes the way he's going to view the world that day. And on top of that, he's also gonna make sure that he works out 5 to 6 times a week. And he's going to eat relatively healthy and make sure that he doesn't go over his calories . Um, just throwing another little excess thing. He's also going to make sure that he puts out at least, you know, ah, YouTube video every other day because I have a YouTube channels to go ahead and check that out. If you guys want obviously will be linked at the end of this course, but he's also gonna put out YouTube video every single day and make sure that he puts out at least one course or records at least one course every week and and makes makes a great course week. Now those air, little incremental things and let little incremental goals that slightly different from differ from Brian A. Brian B and Brian. See. But obviously you can't see this. I'm just kind of speaking it to you. But the difference is exponential. And if we can actually let me just really fast, I'll just kind of draw lines or just on this exponential curve really fast. This is what Brian A would be doing right. He would just kind of be going up in a straight line, normally, like he would be, uh, Brian B. However, who you know, decided that he could go to the bar with his friends. Might, you know, slowly, kind of dip off like this because he's he's wasting time. He's doing this in that. So it's they all for about, you know, maybe the first week they stayed the same pretty much, maybe the first month they stay the same pretty much maybe the 1st 3 months. They're relatively the same and they haven't really veered too too much. But as you go exponentially down the curve, you know Brian A will say the same. Relatively. Brian B will slowly, exponentially increasing Go down this way. And Brian C will slowly, exponentially increasing Go that way. So these little things make huge, huge differences. And that's basically what the compound effect is. I'm telling you, the book will blow your mind. Don't just take my word for it. You know, read reviews, whatever you want to dio. But I'm telling you, this book will change your life. So how does this factor into you and your expectations? Well, like I said before, success and motivation and all that stuff is a campaign. It's a journey. So the what the compound effect basically says is you know, you're not going to grow, you know, relatively similar like this. It's not gonna be peaks and valleys, but actually, you're gonna be barely see any growth for a while. You're gonna be putting in a lot of work, a lot of work, a lot of work, banging away, getting better, and obviously don't make initial you know, you'll see initial differences and it'll pay dividends and, you know, shortly. But you won't see a lot of growth really, for a while. And so maybe the first week, you don't see anything. Maybe the first month You don't see anything. Maybe you're about here in a year, into it. And you, you know, you've seen growth, but not what you really were expecting. But as you continue doing those things as you continue getting better, you will exponentially improve. And it starts to be like this. Another great example before And this lecture would be somebody that I really look up to, somebody that I really high hold in high regard in somebody that I'm sure a lot of us respect and are familiar with. And that's Gary V. Gary V always talks about this example with his YouTube channel and something that inspires me so much because it's so true. And it's basically detail ing the compound effects what he says and he always reiterates this you can find it in a lot of his videos on online is he always says, you know, nobody watched. He makes that makes that joke. You know, Nobody gave a damn about my my YouTube videos for the first year of me putting out content on YouTube. Nobody watched. He said. He might have gotten 50 views, you know, 100 views of video and some videos. There's like, 10 views. Nobody watch, and he laughs about it now. But I'm sure it was very hard and very discouraging to kind of continually pump out content like that when nobody was watching and he kind of could see the numbers. And so what? That details is the compound effect, because if you look at his numbers now, he's he's a you know, he's an icon, He's a mogul in the digital marketing universe and round, and everybody knows who he is known. Everybody watches these videos, and he gets hundreds of thousands of views across platforms. And he has millions of followers on instagram and on YouTube and stuff like that. And you like he He even said, you know, nobody watched his videos for the first year. Nobody. So that's the compound effect, you know, don't expect ridiculous amounts of growth right away, and I'm not even saying it's gonna be a year or something like that. But I'm just saying Curb your enthusiasm, curb your expectations, put in the work and understand that it's a journey. And if you continually, you know, attempt to get better and you continually improve, it will pay off in the future, I promise you. 5. 5)Why Most People Don't Succeed: Alright, guys. So we touched on the compound effect in the last lecture on and I think that's extremely vital to your success and understanding. You know what it's going to take. You know how long the process is going to actually take for you and what it's really going to entail for you to get to where you want to be in life. Now I kind of want to touch on why most people don't become rich in why they fail. And the simple fact is that we're all tall, faulty, scarcity minded belief systems now were influenced by our peers. And the people around us were influenced when we grow up by our parents and were clearly influenced, influenced by our teachers and those that teach us in school and lecture us. You know, when we get in the university and college and everything and someone and so forth. Ah, and nobody's sitting around purposely, you know, instilling these faulty belief systems in our Children or in our students. But the reality is your You ever hear the the, um, the saying You're like I touched on before your your the equivalent of the five people you spend the most time with, Well, that's so true. And it definitely is applying itself in this situation. So, you know, if you grow up with parents and you constantly around parents that, you know, want to tell you things like, you know, money doesn't grow on trees and and, you know, save, save, save because you never know when you're gonna have, you know, an issue that you might need to pay for. Someone goes to the hospital, or so on and so forth. These are just simple examples, and I'll actually get into this a little bit further in the next lecture. But they're not sitting around, and this isn't necessarily bad advice all the time. But what it does do is it really kind of programmes your mind into thinking that money is a scarce thing and that you need to preserve it instead of actually kind of opening your eyes and thinking that there is so much opportunity out there? Tony Robbins is one somebody that I really follow a lot and have followed in the past. And I love the way he talks and preaches, basically, and one of things that he says is, you know, people experience life differently. If one person is sitting around and they think that you know there's so much scarcity in the world on, they're just afraid to get hurt or they're afraid to do this or that they're going to experience life. Ah, lot differently than somebody that you know, is is adventurous and thinks that there's so many possibilities and excited to, you know, go experience the world because they're not sure what they're going to, you know, See, next on. Life hits both those people differently both experience wise and financially, so you can't be so scarcity minded and need to get rid of that kind of limiting belief. Now. The second thing I want to touch on really fast is that education is important. I want to preface this by saying that education is very, very important. I hold education in high regard, so make no mistake. I'm not saying Don't educate yourself. You know, don't don't go through school, don't you know, even go to college or anything like that? I know a lot of people say, you know, don't go to college is a waste of money here and there, and that's somewhat sometimes is the case, and sometimes true. But I'm not saying that I'm an avid learner myself. I think education is extremely important. I think that you should take it extremely. Take it into, Ah, you should make it a backbone of a staple of what you're doing. But the phone the police that most people go wrong with education is they stop learning. There's two ways that people, they're wrong, it's it's the education system, and we'll talk about that in a second. That kind of teaches us some of the wrong things and doesn't touch on some important things . But be it's really that people stop educating themselves as soon as they got out of high school as soon as they get out of college and that, you know, in this simple world where we're you know, it's 2017 it's about to be 2018. Right here. It's 12 5 2017 As I'm creating this lecture in this digital world where everything is constantly changing. If you're not constantly learning and you're not constantly innovating, you're going to get left behind. It's that simple, so you can't stop learning as soon as you get out of high school. You can't stop morning as soon as you get out of college and you can't stop learning, you know, even 5 10 years after that, you have to constantly be feeding your mind with new, innovative information and constantly be adapting to stay ahead of the curve. I promise you, if you do that, you will see success. And that's just one of the stepping stones and important factors that go into that. So now, like I said before, education is very important. But but are the majority of our school systems don't teach us necessarily all the right things? And I say all here in big caps, essentially because they do teach us important things. You were taught things like math signs, geography, you know, English and grammar and so on and so forth languages and those air, all vital skills that we're going to need. I know that we are, you know, regardless of where you grown up, there's that kind of that running joke, like where if you're like in school on your learning calculus, it's like, Well, I'm never going to use this in the real world. But math is a vital skill that you need for a lot of different things. There's universal truths throughout the universe. With math on math is actually extremely vital. So are the rest of the subjects. Is great to learn these things, however, where the school system stopped short is it doesn't necessarily prepare us for you know what we need after we get out of school what our life is actually going to entail, because the majority of us, if we go to high school and not even not even count in college in a specific example, we might be going for to school for like, 12 years. But that's only 12 years of our life, potentially, you know, what about the other 80 that we're gonna need to know this other stuff? And schools don't prepare you for that at all. Now, I went to an extremely affluent school in an area that was, you know, relatively highly educated, and one the school that I went to was a public school. But it definitely prepared us better for college than most schools in the United States do . At least it's my understanding that did, and even still I felt when I got out of school that I was not prepared. A for Kat will a for for life after high school not necessarily for the education in college, but but for a wife and experiencing how to be an adult after high school. But also, you know, different things that I need to do approach in everyday life, like potentially balancing a checkbook, you know, buying assets and liabilities. Sorry, buying assets versus liabilities or even what an asset or a liability actually really is. And that's something that's huge. Both of those are huge. Balancing a checkbook and keeping you know your your finances and check is huge as an adult , buying assets and not buying liabilities is huge as an adult, knowing the difference between those two eyes huge and you any one of these bouncing checkbook or buying assets versus liabilities. If you master either one of these, it's going to help you immensely, and I guarantee you it will be a vital, vital, vital part of your success and then also social dynamics. Social Dynamics is extremely, extremely underrated. If you can master one thing in life and it's only social dynamics, I guarantee you'll see success because 90% of the stuff that you're and I'm just throwing numbers out here. But 90% of the stuff that you're going to deal with in life is, you know, through other people, if you can, you know, I hate the word manipulate. I'm not trying to say you need to manipulate other people, but if you can understand how to interact with other people to kind of a give them what they want and be get what you want out of the situation so that you both, you know, are benefiting. You're both kind of, you know, helping each other in the interaction, and you can kind of communicate to other people that, you know, you have their best interests at heart. That goes a long, long way. So I'm telling you, Social Dynamics, things like buying assets versus liabilities bouncing a check book are just three simple examples. And there's a 1,000,000 more of things that aren't necessarily taught to us in school. And so we need to go out and we need to learn these things. They're extremely vital to our success. If you look at any you know, potential millionaire or billionaire, I guarantee you you know they didn't stop learning a but they definitely are a master of at least at least one of these s O. The last thing I wanna talk talk about is that getting rich is not a fantasy. You know, most people think that, you know, they picture like this billionaire in this large penthouse, that is, it's rich. And it's this some unobtainable goal that they can't necessarily get themselves. And that's just simply not true, you know, we're not. The reality is we're not all gonna be billionaires. You know, clearly we're not all going to be, you know, Mark Zuckerberg. We're not all going to be Bill Gates. We're not all going to be Steve jobs there, so on and so forth. But it's not as hard as you think to make $1,000,000. And it's not as hard as you think to be a millionaire. You're you're a lot closer than you think. And the very first thing, which is the stepping stone and where this course stems from, is basically changing your thought process. And I'm starting to believe that it is actually possible for you. Okay, so I guarantee you that anybody, regardless of your situation, regardless of your economic condition, regardless of where you live, regardless of what you're feeding your mind today, if you change your path and you start believing you know in yourself and that it's actually possible in seeing the world and the opportunities in it differently, you'll slowly start to put yourself on the trajectory and on that path to success and to being and making millions. So that's just something I kind of wondered briefly touch on. I think it's very, very important, and with that being said, we're just gonna jump right into the next lecture, which will be about self lemming but limiting beliefs that were all talk as we grow up and I kind of just want to touch on those so we can basically show so I could basically show you. You know why they're wrong and why they're faulty, and then we could disregard them. Move on to the good stuff 6. 6)Self Limiting Beliefs We're All Taught: All right, guys. And I want to touch on some self limiting beliefs that were all taught that are kind of influenced by the people around us that I think are faulty and that I think you should completely throw out now, this 1st 1 obviously and maybe a bunch of them. But the 1st 1 specifically might, you know, ah, offend some people. And if you're offended by this type of mindset and this mentality, and then this probably is not the course for you, So I kind of just want to touch on it really fast, you hear all the time. You know, we're taught to, you know, at least in the middle class, essentially and, you know, obviously in from those that grew up in poverty Your talk to that the end goal is really to go up, go to college, get a good job by a house and then contribute to your 41 K and save for the future. And just I hope that it all works out. But that's playing it safe to a T. And really, that negates all the potential passion that you could have in life and really takes the life out of you, so to speak. You know, you're playing it safe for a job that you don't really care about, and you get caught up in that rat race. And I say rat race with the quotation marks that you can't see because at the end of the day we see so many people. What do they do? They go out, they go to college and then they're in debt potentially. And then they get a good job and they start paying off their debt. But then they want to buy a house, which puts them Maurin debt. And then they want to put, you know, and they still slowly start paying that off, even though they might get a raise. They're still paying off their house, which obviously is another cost on top of that, Then they decide, Hey, you know, things are going well, relatively good. We're starting to pay off our house. Let's have two kids while two kids turns into, you know, Mawr Mawr costs and and it gets to be really, really expensive. And now they have a huge liability of a house. Ah, huge liability of two kids because the kids are expensive and the houses expensive, not to mention the car payments. And on top of that, they're really forced to stay at this job that they absolutely hate. Now that's the rat race. And then clearly you're saving for your 41 K and, you know, looking to the future. But But by the time that that house is actually yours by the time you get your hat you have access to your 401 k You might be 60. You might be 65. Nowadays, you might be 70. You might be 75. Honestly, the majority people don't retire much much later than they used to now, because everybody's finances and their mentality is so out of whack. So just be careful. I'm not saying that this isn't forever or this this mentalities for everyone it's not. But just be careful over the way you're taught and what people are around. You are kind of influencing you to dio and to approach life. You really have to ask yourself, What do you want out of life? And if you want security, then by all means go this route. But if you do not, if you're if security is not your number one. We all want security in a sense. But if security is not your number one priority and you're really you know, on that that path to greatness and you want to do whatever it takes to be there And you really want financial success and financial freedom, Then do not take that route. It is a trap. I promise you that. So the next day I want to talk about is, you know, Beam, be grateful that you have more than most. Now, I heard this growing up a lot. Ah, and it was kind of ingrained in my mind set for my parents, which we're just trying to help me, obviously. You know, and I'm not saying don't you know, have gratitude. Gratitude is a phenomenal thing. You should all have gratitude. You know it experience Lee experience Lee heading totally in my life. You know what? I have gratitude and I start being grateful for what I do have more seems to come. It's just it's just that law of nature. You know, the more gratitude you have, the more you get in return and so on and so forth. So I think gratitude is phenomenal, but at the same time you have to be careful of those scarcity mindsets that say, You know, you have to be grateful because you have more than most well, what is more than most number one and number two. That kind of puts a limit and a damper on. You know, your ambition because you're everybody's telling you that you're wrong for for being ambitious and that you should be grateful for what you have and that wanting more is kind of, you know, selfish and and, uh, what's the word? I'm looking for it. It's bad toe. Want more because other people don't even have what you have and that's so limiting. I feel like a lot of people get caught up in that be grateful mentality. And what I do want to say, obviously, like I touched on briefly before it's okay to be grateful. You want to be grateful, grateful, but never satisfied, happy, but never satisfied. Now the last one I want to talk about is that money doesn't grow on trees now. I kind of snickered a little bit because this is one that we all here and I think it's very very funny. Now I'm gonna give a specific example for the United States and those of us watching in the United States and taking this course from the U. S. But this really goes across the board because money, yes, money doesn't grow on trees. It's that stupid cliche thing that we all here. But at the end of the day, the United States is supposed to be one. And this is not just the United States since goes across the world from, like, you know, in every country but it specifically in the United States. We're supposed to be one of the richest, you know, countries in the world, clearly the richest country in the world. And the majority of us are supposed to have, you know, an immense opportunity and wealth, and there's immense opportunity for sure. But then you constantly hear when you grow up and from everyone, money doesn't grow on trees. Well, I have news for you. We we print more money in this country every single year. Then we plant trees. So the the saying that money doesn't grow on trees is true, but at the same time, we're growing more money than we're growing trees. And so you don't really have to be careful about the way that you approach money and the opportunities around you and really starts when you subscribe to the belief that money doesn't grow on trees. It really kind of puts that scarcity mind mindedness in you. When you start to think, okay, money doesn't grow on trees. There's not that much out of out there. There's so much money out there. Everybody has money. Stop subscribing to that. You know, scarcity minded belief and go out and get the money that you deserve. 7. 7)Ridiculous Examples of How to Get Rich (Approaching Finances & Life Completely Wrong): all right. So now that we kind of touched on those limiting beliefs and we got them out of the way. Now I want to just go over a couple specific, ridiculous examples that people used to kind of explain how you get in, get rich. Now these are all scarcity minded topics that I kind of wanted to touch on because I think it's very, very important to understand the difference between scarcity, mindedness and obviously opportunity mindedness. You need to kind of take that out of your mindset and ingrained new ideas into it. So let's just touch on three specific examples really fast that people might tell you on how you can get rich and that actually, financial advisors and my advice for you to dio. So the 1st 1 is, If you put more air in your tile tires, you'll save gas over time. Now that is beyond ridiculous, but let's move on to the 2nd 1 and not true, by the way. It is true, by the way. But if you're it's the wrong mindset. It's the wrong mental approach to life and to finances, and how much you really saving At the end of the day. Now, second I want to touch on is if you brew your coffee at home every day instead of buying it out, you'll eventually save enough money. Eventually save enough money for what? And eventually save enough money for how much money we talking here. So let's say that you, you know, you you save an average of $10 a week for 52 weeks or you know what? Let's even say that you save an average of $20 a week for 52 weeks. Now what is that? That's 520 sets. What is that? 12. That's 1000 and $40 I believe. Not sure if I did that math right, adjusted in my head, but I think it's roughly about 1000 bucks. So you're saving $1000 a year now. That's great, obviously, but if you saved $1000 a year for 20 years, you'd simply have $20,000. It's not that much. It's not the right way. And at the end of the day, if you start doing this at you know, let's say 30 and you're 50 and you have 20 grand. Is that really the way to do it. There's so many better ways to make a lot of money rather than saving little, you know, nuance things here in there. It's the wrong mind sets the wrong approach, its scarcity minded, you know, and just overall, the wrong message to send to your brain. If you're trying to conserve that much now, last, when I want to talk, talk about It's funny because it's actually something that I've anecdotally seen my friends Dio and my family dio Ah, and that's spending days or even weeks searching for the best deal that you can save money Now. In this specific example, I used the TV deal where you can save like 100 bucks. You know, I've actually had friends or family, you know, go out for a big, flat screen on, you know, in the past and might might have been like three grand or something like that. It might have been like 500. You can find a different TV. You find good TVs now for relatively cheap, but let's say, for example, is about two grand and you're going out from store to store to store to figure out where you're going to get this amazing TV and who's got the best price and you go to five different stores over the span of three days. Maybe now, how long do you think you'd spend doing that? You might spend an average, Let's just say roughly you went to five stores. You spend an hour in each store browsing and seeing deals. So that's five hours, and we won't even tack on the additional time to drive. So that's five hours out of your life to save 100 bucks. Now that's an average of $20 an hour. So at the end of the day, how much are you spending gas wise? A. To drive to those different stores. And how much are you saving? Really? Are you really saving $100? No, because you spent all this time and all this anxiety and all this, you know, anxiousness and worry about what? You know how much money you're going to save? And at the end of the day, you might only end up saving $25. You might only end up saving $50. You might only end up saving $100. Is it really that big of a deal. And obviously these air specific examples that can potentially work I didn't want pick ridiculous, ridiculous ones that are obviously completely obscene And just, you know, obviously don't work these. There's three specific examples that obviously can work. If you implement them properly, you can save money doing them. But But the thing here is, it's a scarcity mindset. 99.9% of the people that you know are going to believe and buy into these things, And if they're simply, you know, spending so much wasted time and energy in their day trying to, you know, figure out different ways to save little amounts of money in these specific examples, the chances are that's kind of passing over and kind of moving on to other different areas of their life and their approaching different problems and opportunities that way. And at the end of the day, it's really hurting their mental approach to life in the opportunities in it. So you got to switch that mindset. You got to stop. Get out of that, that you know, scarcity mindset and really start to believe that the opportunities around you financially are limitless as long as you're willing to put in the work and the time and dedicate yourself to seeing them and improving your life. I think that's important. I just wanted to touch on it because we hear a lot of these different things, and I think it's absolutely ridiculous to approach life that way. So I hope that you guys like that. And obviously with that being said, we're gonna move on to the next lecture. So get your mind right and talk and kind of dropped these, you know these examples and these scarcity mindedness examples. 8. 8)Success Quotes to Focus on: all right. Do you want to touch on some success quotes really fast and we did kind of make this shift over into wealth and finances slightly. But it is important to understand that success isn't just financial and it's not just wealth. It's obviously a mindset. Success is a journey. It's a way that you approach life and what success means to you. What it means to me might be something completely, completely different than what it means to your brother or to you know, your uncle or to the guy walking across the street. You know what I mean? So it's under important to understand that success has different definitions, but I do want to kind of hopes we got away from that for a second. I do want to kind of touched on success, success, quotes on wealth because I think it's very, very important now. You can obviously find all these quotes on my website at PG meeting innovation dot com slash motivation Dash hub and I kind of just pulled up for you really fast and took him all right here. They're all basically from Robert Kiyosaki is book How Toe said how to win friends and influence people. They're also phenomenal book but it's called a rich dad. Poor Dad. Phenomenal phenomenal book Actually bought all four of his finance books. They're incredible. But the finding motivation hub literally success quotes all down here. And I think I took them all from roughly down here. Robert Kiyosaki right here s so there's a bunch of great quotes on the motivation hope that you can check out. But I want to touch on one's on wealth specifically to kind of get your mind working in the right direction and kind of understand, you know, a the right approach and B you know what it's going to actually take for you to be successful and to see success wealth wise. Now why It's important to touch on wealth like it did say wealth isn't necessarily, you know, doesn't define success, but at the same time, if you can make money if you can, you know, if you can preface it by saying you know you're gonna make enough money, it will give you freedom. Now, freedom is a form of success. It's also a form of happiness, and if you can get freedom, then you can kind of take that that freedom and essentially, you know, utilize your time to whatever other success you know, properties and principles. You want toe kind of associate that with so really fast, I kinda just want to touch on some success quotes before we actually jump into. You know it a little bit further now. The 1st 1 I want to talk about is something I touched on a little bit before, and that is buying assets and liabilities. So the 1st 1 is You must know the difference between NASA and the liability and buy assets now. To put it simply, an asset is something that puts money in your pocket, and a liability is something that takes money out of your pocket. Now it's pretty simple in that aspect. If you just think of an asset and liability from those too simplistic examples, it will really allow you to kind of approach anything with that kind of mentality. Now, assets and liabilities could be different from everybody. Someone person's house, regardless of what you say might be an asset for them, whereas to someone else it's a liability. And, quite frankly, don't just take it. Take everything with a grain of salt. Don't just take people's word on it. Just because somebody tells you that this is an asset doesn't necessarily mean that it is an asset, and that's important to understand. So at the end of the day, with regardless with whatever it is, you have to ask yourself, Is this putting money in my pocket? Is it making me richer? Is it paying me from whatever aspect that is, or is it taking money out of my pocket? And that's how you understand what the difference between an asset and a liability is. So you must understand the difference between buying an asset and a liability and only buy assets. The next thing you want to talk about that I want to talk about is another Robert Kiyosaki quote. It's once a dollar goes into your asset column, it becomes your employees. Now this is a great way to look at finances. It's great way to look at money, and it's a great way to look at success. And I just said finances and money like there are two different things. Wow, home. So it's really important, understand money in that aspect. So when you save money, people. The majority of people get advice. And though you know, their parents would say, save money. You know, little Johnny save money, little Debbie, you can get. You know, if you save enough money, you're gonna get the interest from the bank and this and that. Well, the interest in a lot of Khan times doesn't keep up with the amount of inflation, and you're not really making any money by saving it. So what you do want to do is you do want to look for opportunities. Um, you know where your money can make more money. So if you're investing it potentially and not every investments a good investment, clearly. But if you can put it into investment, if you can potentially a good example of it right now we're you know, it's 2017 12 5 Ah, good asset. A good example of something that might be a good investment. You know what he Bitcoin potentially something like that. So, you know you want a dollar goes into your asset column, it becomes your employees because essentially, that dollar should be working for you to make more dollars now, like I touched on before you're gonna look for opportunities, but great opportunities are seen with your eyes. They're not seen with your mind. And this is a quote that I constantly say cause I genuinely believe it. So the more you in green your mindset with the success principles and the more you read and the more you study motivation and the more you kind of, you know, read about finance, you'll start to understand that more. But you won't necessarily if I promise you if you start, you know, really delving into these topics and really studying greatness and success from the best people that have seen me that have, you know, are out there giving advice on it and have been in the trenches and done it and are successful. You'll start to see opportunities very differently six months from now than you do today. So it's important to understand that opportunities air seem are not seen with your eyes they're seeing with your mind. So train your mind for success. Now another one I want to touch on is ah from rich Dad, poor Dad. And it's when when he comes when, when it and this is actually important, understand because it kind of throws that. What, what we're talking about before the the, um, What's the word? I'm looking for the complacency and the ah, the G's. I'm drawing a blank here. Comfort. That's the word I'm talking I'm looking for. So it kind of throws comfort aside and tells you, you know why Seeking comfort is a bad thing. So let me just read it to you, and then we'll touch on it. When it comes to money and investing, people have three fundamental reasons, or choosing or choices for investing to be secure, which is number one comfortable, which is number two were rich, which is number three. Most people make their money and investment choices in that exact order. In other words, there first choice when it comes to money decisions, is security. Second, discomfort and third is to be rich for most people. If becoming rich disturbs their comfort or makes them feel insecure, for example, they will forsake becoming rich. And so that's important to understand. A good example of this might be, you know, Mark Cuban. Mark Human is an example of this, and there's so many different examples of this myself is an example. This actually touched on that in a second mark. Cuban literally did not, you know, he lived on with, like six other roommates when he was creating his company's is one of his first Cos he didn't buy anything. He preaches. You really keeping your costs low and living like a college student as long as you possibly can. And the reason that he's saying that is because he approaches life and success from that actual getting rich perspective. He understands that you're going to have to forsake feeling comfortable. You're going to have to feed for sake feeling secure in order to get rich. And that's why he says that. You know, that's the advice that he is. People was live like a college student as long as you can, and that's so true because it keeps your costs low, although you're not gonna be feeling very comfortable. Good example of this might be myself in a lot examples and earn a lot of cases in, you know, Like I said, other people you know do a bunch of great things, and you can you can learn for a bunch of other people. I'm just giving a specific anecdotal piece of evidence that I have. I live with my parents, lies about 26 ish and that I'm approaching 28 now. Now I was saving a bunch of money. I was obviously, you know, kind of What's the word? I was kind of saving money to go on. The offense. Is Gary V elects to say I didn't have any costs and that, you know, while it wasn't comfortable because I did grow up in a fairly affluent area and had a bunch of friends that were successful in had real jobs and so on and so forth and they were out living on their own, it was very, very difficult to actually stay there and live there when I actually had the means to move out and get my own stuff. And I'm not saying that that's necessary, the right thing to do for you. But for me it was basically forsaking comfort and forsaking security on and, you know, basically probably going basically feeling inadequate in a lot of ways. But I knew it was right for me because I was keeping my costs low. I was able to re invest a lot of that money that I was saving back into my businesses and my online, you know, passive income streams and that really put them to where they are today, where they're paying me passively and only got to pay attention to them and actually have the freedom to go ahead and create a course like this for you guys and take a day to kind of touch on things that I love and teach you, because I actually have passive income streams earning for me in the background. But none of that would have been possible if I, you know, moved out. And I had a bunch of costs and I wasn't able to keep reinvesting all my money back into my businesses. You know, it might not have been possible, and if it was possible, it might not have been possible for a while because I didn't have the money initially to do so. So it's important that you want to understand. There's three levels to it, you know, security, comfort and riches. And now you have to ask yourself which one you really want, which one you're really after? Because at the end of the day, if you're going to be rich, you have to forsake security and you have to force a comfort. And I'm not saying you have to do that forever. But you do. It is important to understand that you know you can't become rich without getting uncomfortable and without, you know, somewhat bypassing a little bit of security In that feeling, the next one I want to touch on is to continue develop your own philosophy. Philosophy is a major determining factor on how your life turns out. Each person's philosophy is like the set of the sale, and the same wind blows on us all. Now that is not necessarily about money, but excuse me, that is not necessarily about money, but it is basically what I'm saying in this entire course. You want to kind of in green your philosophy and your mindset in your approach to life, with the best thinkers and the best people that have anecdotally done these things in the past. When I ask people and his friends for examples, you know, whether they read or whether they're taking courses like this, and clearly you are. So I applaud you for that. That's a great great you know stepping stone to success. You're constantly trying to improve and ask people if they read. I asked people if they watch YouTube videos that are informative, where they learn stuff, and the majority of people kind of frown on that. They don't they say, Or they say, You know, I've always wanted to read You know, I barely get enough time. Well, A you're not gonna have time unless you make time. That's first and foremost and be. You know, it should be a priority to you and you'll have time if you make a priority, a top priority. But see and most importantly, you should be. You should you should really hold these types of things in high regard. You know, this this course courses like this motivation, you know, at its on YouTube. You know how to videos on YouTube, where you're learning things and especially books and specific examples of, you know, books, for example, uh, these these air built by people that have been that have been there that have spent years and years learning these crafts and you'll have gone through all the struggles and you can basically learn from from their life experiences within a day or two, or maybe a week Max by reading a book or taking a course or something like that. So if you're not doing that, you're really sleeping and kind of, you know, sleeping on that. And you're really kind of handicapping your potential because you can exponentially grow and cut your learning curve in half. If you just simply learn from other people and you, you know you don't have to meet Tai Lopez says. A great quote quote where you don't have to, you know, making mystery. Sorry, Making mistakes is a great way to learn. But those mistakes do not have to be yours. So learn from other people. Learn from their mistakes, Read continued to take courses. Ah, and obviously, if you're taking this course and you're listening to me right now, you're clearly on the right track. So keep it up on the finally is another one from Rich Dad, Poor dad, And that's small thinkers don't get big breaks now. I kind of want to touch back on that, obviously, because we we went over the self limiting beliefs we went over. You know, the specific examples of, um, you know, the particulars. Examples of how people you know can get rich in today's society that you hear, you know, do you think that pumping your air, your the tires in your up on your car saving gas is is a way to think big. No, it's not. If you're saving a dollar 50 a day on coffee is not a way to think big now. Clearly, that can save you some money, but is it really worth it at the end of the day? So small thinkers don't get big breaks. Think big, continue to grow, learn, pick something and, you know, continue to learn and adapt. And as you continue to learn and adapt, you'll get better. It's a process, but I promise you, if you think big eventually you will see a big success. 9. 9)Getting Your Mindset Right: All right, So now moving on to the fun part of the course and we're going to start talking about the right mindset that you actually wanna have. Now the very first thing I want to touch on is to decide now the power of decision is so fundamental. And Tony Robbins actually talks about this in a lot of his books and a lot of his lectures . That decision is so powerful that if you're so convinced and you decide and you make a conscious decision in in a nanosecond, you can literally change your perception, your outlook, and you know, your path in life. So the very first thing is to decide we talked about before that you know, the number one thing holding most people back is that they have this belief that it's actually not possible for them. They never even fathomed that it could be, You know, that they could potentially be financially free or that they could potentially be a millionaire or a billionaire or, you know, successful on whatever scale they want to deem that Teoh. So the very first thing that you need to do is to decide to be rich, decide to be, you know, successful decide to be a billionaire. Whatever. That goal is for you, you need to think about that long and hard. Set that goal and then simply decide I'm going to do this. This is what I'm going to be regardless of the cost, you know, and then just keep continually ring for reinforcing that over and over again every single day. A great tool that I like to use for this is you know, a lot of the successful people talk about creating lists and creating sheets of goals, and I actually just a little tidbit of information here. Ah, they did a study at I believe it was Harvard in the early two thousands, and what they basically did was they took a poll of students that were graduating in the graduating class and how how many of them had goals and aspirations of where they wanted to be and how many of them actually have written those goals down What they found. They followed up about 10 to 15 years later and saw where everybody was in life. And what they found was the students that that had written their goals down. I believe it was like 5% or something like that. Now I'm just paraphrasing here, but obviously I've heard about this study a 1,000,000 times so you could look it up if you want to. But they found that the students that about roughly 5% of students that actually wrote there goes down and knew where they were, what they actually wanted out of life and had a direction were vastly, vastly, vastly more successful than the entirety of the other 95% combined. So just think about that for a second. The power in that lies in the decision and, you know, basically reinforcing what you want in telling yourself that you're going to get it having a goal. And like we talked about before, setting the sale of your sailboat, so to speak, so that studies really important. And I just kind of want to touch on that one thing that I like to dio eyes right, my goals down. So I pick short term goals that I obviously want to hit. You know, short term that I have medium term medium, like midterm calls that I want to hit in, like in like a month so, like short term might be, like a week, potentially or a week or two a month and then made me midterm Might be, like, you know, month toe, like a couple of months and where I want to be in a couple months and then long term is obviously, you know, maybe a year from now, two years from now, five years from now, a decade from now. Where do you see yourself? What do you actually want? Because something that's very important to understand is that people actually overestimate what they what they can do in a year. So, you know, they might think, you know, I'm gonna be a millionaire in a year, and that's definitely very possible for sure. What I'm saying is people tend to overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but they underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade or even five years. So, you know what I'm trying to say here is don't sell yourself short, have a variety of different goals, understand what you want, really take some time to think about this. And actually, in the last lecture of this course, I would have a really, really cool exercise that will, you know, touch on your emotions essentially and really kind of drive you and really get you motivated to go after what you want. And I'll get you thinking so stay tuned for that are really, really cool. But I just wanted to touch on writing your goals now because I think that's very, very important. I literally go through and write all my goals down, and then I constantly think about them. They're all my iPhone on in my note pad on. I'm honestly always looking at them just kind of see, you know, am I still, you know, on this path Am I still headed in the right direction? And why that's important isn't because it's psychologically programs you to, you know, subconsciously chase those things. You're gonna be starting to head in that direction. Whether you know your your consciously choosing that or not, the key is to decide, and then, obviously, no, you know where your decisions are taking you. So it's never been more easy to actually jump down to the 3rd 1 really fast. It's never been more easy to become rich and successful. The opportunities air literally endless. Now, with the digital age and the Internet and all the opportunities online, and the playing field has never been as level that is as it as sorry as it is today. It's never been this level. So what I mean by that is there so much opportunity? There's so much, you know, opportunity on social media. There's so much opportunity to the network and and, you know, reach out to mentors. There's so much opportunity, you know, on all sorts of e commerce platforms. There's so much opportunity just in general, across the board on, you know, like we talked about before. You have to understand that it's possible for you and that there's opportunity out there. So just last year, here's a stat. Um, just last year in 2016 it was reported that 500 households 505 100,000 new households in America alone just in America became millionaires. 500,000 new households. So that means that that's not, you know, old money that's not being passed down. That's literally people creating wealth for themselves and turning their their income into millionaires and becoming millionaires. So that's just in America alone. I'm sure that number is staggering across the world. But the point that I'm bringing to you is that it is possible it's a lot more possible than you think. But it will take hard work and it will take a decision. Next thing I want to talk about and probably really really one of the most important things is to take calculated risks. You know, like we talked about small minds Don't Don't, you know, get big breaks, But you really have to take it into consideration that you're going to have to take calculated risks. And you know, you can't be playing it safe the entire time if you see something, for example, and you know, we like we talked about before. The more you train your mind to see opportunities, the better you'll see them in, the more you'll recognize them as opportunities. But if you happen to see an opportunity, go for it. Take a calculated risk. Go for it. You know, you're never gonna know unless you actually try. You're never gonna know unless you take action on that. And even if you fail a failure at the end of the day is not failing. It's simply a setback because when you fail, you learn. And when you learn you can adapt. And ah, you know what? When you obviously you fail and then you learn and then you adapt, you potentially fail again. But then you adapt and learn again, and sooner or later that process will get you to where you want to be. So taking action, regardless of whether your quote unquote failing or succeeding, is actually succeeding in my book. And you know, that's the way the majority of successful people actually think. So that's something to keep in mind. There's actually a really, really great quote that I kind of want touch on. Um, let me just bring it up really fast. It's a another quote quote from Rich Dad, Poor dad, Solid bring on our website Really fastest kind of just, ah, on a whim. But I think it can really, really speak to us to the motivation hub, and then we'll scroll down, will find it. And essentially what it is is, you know, whenever you get, I actually think I just quoted to you, I'm pretty sure I know it. So what he says is, whenever you get Teoh the boundaries of what you know, it's time to fail a little bit or something, like along those lines. It's like, you know, whenever you reach the boundaries of what you know, it's time to go fail. And what he's basically saying is, you know, you learn by failings you don't be afraid of failure. Don't be afraid of taking risks. You know, if those risks pay off, they can pay off immensely, immensely. But if they don't, then you're failing in your learning. At the end of the day, if you're still learning, it's not really failing. The only failures are the people that don't take action. So that's something to keep in mind. With that being said, I'm and this lecture really fast, and then we're gonna jump into some more. 10. 10)Do the Math: All right, so now we're moving on to what I like to call is do the math. Now, this is one of my favorite things in the world to Dio. Ah, and I'm not like a math enthusiasts by any means to stick with me because I'm sure you're not either. Now they say that everybody in the US at least and I'm using the US because I mean, in the United States, obviously. But this just goes across the board to show you the potential here. They say that everyone in the United States will be a quote unquote millionaire on what I mean by that is the median or average income, whatever it is that forget if its median or average, is about $50,000. So if somebody goes into the workforce and they earn about $50,000 a year over 20 years, that equals a $1,000,000. That's really the basis behind it. So what you want to dio is, then you want to set monetary goals and then figure out how to get to that goal with math. So what I like to do is when I first started, I set a goal of making $100,000 a year. That was a simple goal that you know where I grew up. Really? When you hit triple triple digits later, um, six figures like that. It was like a good sign that you were wealthy. Now, obviously, that's a little bit of limiting belief, but you don't wanna limit yourself there. But that was my very first goal. So what I did is I asked myself, Okay, how much? How much do I need to earn monthly to make a $1,000,000 instead of your sorry, not a $1,000,000. How much would need to earn monthly to make $100,000 a year on average? Then I broke it down to how much do I need to earn a day to earn to earn $100,000 a year? And I forget the exact numbers, but I think it broke down to about Let's just do the math road fast right here, all running on my calculator in a second, I'll show you right here on the actual screen, but I believe it was roughly about 86 or something like that. So 8600 something a month if I'm correct. This was a while ago. It's probably a year ago. Honestly, Um, and then, Ah, I believe it was, like 360 something a day. So let's see if my math is correct. Let's just try that. So we're gonna do 12 months. Sorry. 100,000 divided by 12 for 12 months, right? And it's actually $8333.33 a day for sorry a month. So if we multiply that, where's my little star? Multiply that by 12 months than that essentially equals $100,000 a year now to get it a day . There's obviously 365 days in the year, right? So what we do is we do 100,000 divided by, um, 365 and that is 273 97. So I was definitely off 365. Let's actually do it this way through to 73. 97 times 3 65 equals 100,000. Now, that kind of helps you set a precedent on what you actually need to achieve on a monthly basis and what you actually need to achieve on a daily basis. Now that's important, because it's it's it's better to understand, you know where you actually are on your goal curve. 11. 11)Increase & Diversify Income Streams: Okay, guys, So not like we talked about before. Doing the math is very, very important. I want to talk to you about diversifying your income streams and, you know, obviously increasing your income through different streams. Now there's a bunch of different business models on a website. Clearly have a bunch of different, you know, me courses on the different business models that I go through to earn money. I won't plugging anymore, but clearly you can check them out. I'm gonna give you to space it. Sorry, Not too specific. Six specific examples of income streams that I have now these air clearly not my actual earnings. These air just fabricated numbers. Some of them are more summer unless but regardless, I just want to give you examples so you can obviously grass with because it's important to understand why you need to diversify your income streams and then obviously wants, you know, have a bunch of different income streams. You can work to improve those income streams and increase your income in those streams as well as add new income streams. So whether you're increasing that income on a specific stream or you're simply adding a new income stream. Both are Those are ways to increase your income. Eso, for example, right here. Just briefly. I have you to me courses, and I also have skill share courses. Now, I'm gonna get into this briefly in a second, and I'll show you why I actually added these. But, you know, there are actually other sites that I plan on launching courses on eso. If I wanted to actually increase my income, what I could do is I could put more skill share courses out, increase my reach on that site. I could put more you Timmy courses out an increase my reach on that site. Or I could simply, you know, add courses to a different platform and increase my reach on a new platform, thus giving me a different income stream. Eso you don't want to rely on one or two or even two sources of income. You want to diversify your income streams because that's important s so that you're not reliant on only one. Because God forbid one goes down or, you know, one ceases, for example, here. I'm gonna give you specific examples of mine in a second. But if Amazon went down two of my biggest income streams would be, you know, shot. And that would really hurt, obviously. But it wouldn't render me broke or incapable of earning money because I still have other income streams. Now let's just go over specific income streams that I have now I have other ones that I didn't adhere, but these are the main ones that I have on. I kind of just wanted to touch on them with you guys here. So income stream number one for me is Amazon private labeling, where you basically source products from overseas. And I'm actually doing a course on that right now, which I'm really, really excited about, kind of getting everything together and that will literally break down the entire step by step process. Just ridiculous amount of info in that it's really, really cool. And I'll have a mini course about seven many courses dealing, you know, obviously with sourcing and finding a product or sorry, actually product research then. So we're saying we won't get into it too much here, but $10,000 a month just roughly is what I put here now. Like I said, this isn't necessarily true. Sometimes I earn more sometimes are, unless on these air just numbers that I'm throwing out here to give you examples. So Amazon Private labeling is my first source of income at $10,000 a month that my second source of income is Amazon retail arbitrage, $4000 a month. My third security of income is is you to me courses at $3000 a month. My fourth income stream is skill share courses at $500 a month, my fifth income stream is affiliate links at $1200 a month. And finally, we have YouTube ad revenue, which I've you know, obviously joke about. And I wanted to put here just to kind of show you guys that YouTube ad revenue is. I mean, some people boast that they make a lot of money on YouTube ad revenue and granted, my channel is very, very small, but yeah, it's it's not much at all. So 12. 12)Stay Broke & Stay Hungry: our guys know moving on. Ah, and I want to talk about a little tidbit of knowledge really fast before we move on to this last and final lecture before we actually move on to the last exciting kind of what's called ah, experiment, so to speak that I think you guys are really, really gonna like and really, really, I know that you'll benefit from. So I want to talk about staying broke. Now that's important. It's an important concept to understand because a lot of people think that, you know, being broke means being poor or this or that. But being broken, being poor, two completely different things like they say, you know, being poor is basically a you know, it's a mindset, whereas being broke is a temporary, temporary economic condition that you can obviously change, so it's important to stay broken. What I mean by that is you don't want to necessarily. It's not a self limiting ascent, essentially like some of the other beliefs, but just necessarily a smart belief so that you can continue to kind of stay hungry and continue to, you know, keep working because you get a little bit and I'm you know, obviously, you know, guilty of this as well. But you get a little bit kind of complacent once you start earning money. So if you're implementing the things in this course, if you're doing the things in these in this course and taking the steps, you might not see success right away. But you will see success when you will see financial, you know, success soon, sooner rather than later. So it's important to understand that when you dio to kind of put money aside in the right ways and stay broke, so to speak, so that when you do get complacent, because I promise you you will. You know, it kind of combats that complacency because you won't actually have money, and you need to go get more. So when I say stay broke, I don't necessarily mean give it away to people. Give it right back to the to the market or whatever. Go out and buy something dumb. What I do mean is putting it into, you know, other streams of income that are paying you overtime. So whether that's like something like real estate, for example, whether that's something like, you know, the stock market. If you know enough about it, whether that's something like Bitcoin potentially. Ah, and now, as we approach 2018 Bitcoin is obviously getting huge. Now. Bitcoin is a little bit beyond the scope of this course. You know whether or not I think it's a good investment kind of depends on the person, but, you know, they're just three specific examples of things that you can invest in to stay broke. Essentially, it's important to stay broke. So, like, let's say right here. If you know, for example, of my only scream of income was Amazon private labeling and I was getting $10,000 a month, maybe I would literally put $8000 maybe $7000 in in, like, an account and save it on account that I couldn't touch, basically. Or that I will just forget about. And what that would do is it would continue to let me build my wealth in that account, you know, so that I ever saw, you know, potential investment opportunity in real estate. Then I would have the money and the the fund, and I actually saw that opportunity. I would have the funds to basically go out and purchase that That piece of property something like that. That way, I'm really only having, like, 2 to $3000 spending money. And I'm not, actually, you know, going out And assuming that I have more to spend that I actually dio, not only will that save my money so that I could invest it, you know, in other opportunities and potentially improve my business and my income and my street my, you know, diversify my income streams. But what it also will Dio is in my mouth is going a little wild here. Sorry, but it will also do is it will maintain that hunger factor, which is definitely something important. So I kind of just wanted to touch on that briefly. I think it's very, very important. Um, I don't know why my mouse is going crazy here, but we will stop this and move on to the next lecture 13. 13)What is Success to You: All right, guys, not kind. Want to introduce you before we actually get into it? I want to introduce you to this last and final kind of method to get you emotionally compelled. Now emotions are very, very important. If you can touch on someone's emotions, it will definitely get them. You know, into action a lot faster, rather than if you kind of explained it to them logically, because people buy based on emotions, and they use logic in the reason to justify those purchases. But essentially, the driving factor is always, always emotion. So it's important to understand that obviously, you know, if you're selling or you're trying to, you know, increase your income from an outside perspective with other people, but also internally. It's and it's important, understand your own emotions and what emotionally compels you so that you can obviously take that and run with it and understand. You know what is going to drive you on? What's going to get you to take action so I total this obviously you want. You have to want it as bad as you want to breathe, and that comes from a lecture. We're not a lecture, a video clip online that I'm sure the majority of have seen from Eric Thomas. Eric Thomas is a phenomenal motivational speaker, and he is somebody that I followed immensely when I was first kind of getting into this stuff on. If you haven't checked out that Ah, that, um, that kind of short video online. It's motivational clip. Go check it out. It'll change your life. But I told her that because it's so true. But it's true. However, with that being said, a lot of people kind of get sidetracked on what this actually means and what they need to derive from this. What they do is they think, Oh, you know, I don't want it as bad as I wanna breathe. So maybe this isn't for me or, you know, I don't I don't want this, you know, enough. So, like potentially, I need to, you know, continue to search and find out. You know what? I will want that bad, and that's the wrong mindset. Toe have what it is saying essentially is you have to know what drives you, and then you can channel that energy into wanting it as bad as you want to breathe. So this next lecture. Obviously after this lecture will be that exercise demonstrating it for you. So I want to ask you a couple questions and I think these are important to write down. And I want you to take this exercise. Not only do the next, you know, the next lecture is exercise, but also take these into consideration, taking a 5 10 minutes and really think about these in, Jot them down, you know, where do you see yourself in a year? Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? And in the next decade, now it's it's easy to come to just spitball answers and say, Oh, you know, I want this and I want this. I want this, But really think about it. Don't you know? Don't get influenced by your parents. Don't get influenced by your girlfriend. Don't get influenced by your friends where the people around you Well, I'm not asking what they want. What do you want? Where do you see yourself in a year? Where do you see yourself in five years and where do you see yourself in 10? Write that down Because writing that down and really thinking about it will help you understand and better, you know, kind of articulate where it is that you want to go and what actions you're going to need to take to get there, you know? Then I want you to write down what success is. You know, what does that mean to you? Because success is different to a bunch of people with success like I touched on before. What successes? To me, I might be completely different to you. So is, you know, ah, 100 grand a year. Success to you is 500 grand a year. Success to you is a 1,000,000 is a 1,000,000,000 success to you. What are your goals? And don't you know this is your opportunity to really write these down on Go for it. Don't don't sell yourself short. So, you know, success might also be, you know, having 10 really good friends that you can, you know, count on that. You know, your your basic, you know, really, really good buddies that you can trust. Ah, success might be to have a wife and kids and a family. Maybe it's potentially purchasing a house. Maybe it's you know just being financially free and being being able to have the freedom to chase your dreams. Maybe it's traveling the world. That's a big one for me. What is success to you and what does What does it actually mean to you? And, you know, really take some time to think about that and kind of decipher it, because that will also help. You kind of pone in on your direction where you want to go. 14. Course Project & Wrap Up: All right, guys, I want to thank you for taking the course. I really hope that made a big impression on you and have the impact that I hope that it will take this. You know, don't just don't just learn this and and, you know, move on with your life. Take this and really make it. And in grain it into your habits every single day. And it will pay off for you. I promise you that. So, as the as what's on the screen are now, you could make excuses, or you can make money. You cannot make both take action, obviously. You know, put this in green, this into your daily habits. And like I said, it will pay off. So your course project for this actual course is to actually start writing down your goals . Give me five goals. What I basically do is I'll start to write down my short term goals. So things that I want to get on, maybe, like in a week or a month, all right, on my midterm goals what I want to get done this year. You know what I think I can accomplish this year? One of the goals I set was toe. Have I just started investing into my Robin Hood account on, you know, kind of long term stocks. One of my main goals for the year to give an example was to have 100 grand, you know, into my Robin Hood savings account. Not my savings account. That's that's Bank out. Have 100 grand into my investing portfolio in the stock market, and I don't really know anything about stock market. I'm just kind of parking my money there long term and hoping it appreciates on kind of diverse Fine. But that's an example of a year long goal example of a short term goal. So, like maybe this week or this month might be finishing this course would be a great one. So make sure that I finish this course I edited. I optimize it. That's a short term goal. That's an example of a short term goal and then set long term goals as well. So five year goals. So maybe in five years, I want to, you know, you know, have be a 1,000,000 haven't have a $1,000,000 net worth, Not not making, but not actually, you know, have made a $1,000,000 but actually have a $1,000,000 to my name, the net worth of $1,000,000. Another example would be to have five rental properties that are all cash along the positive. Those air two big goals that I set for the five years, you know within that year. So people obviously overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but they usually underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade. So give me a list of three goals. A short term goal, which is, like, you know, your week or your month. Cool. Ah, medium term goal, which is like your year is goal and then a long term goal, which might be like five years or a decade from now. What do you want accomplished? Give me a list of three goals, and with that being said, I hope you guys enjoyed the course and I'll see in the next one