Focusing on Winning the Day

Focus on Winning the Day

Bill GatesChanging your life from a comfortable, yet unsuccessful existence to a thriving life is difficult. You’ll come up against serious walls, and you’ll need to dig deep into your why to get over them. There will be days when your blah, and by the end of the day you’ve beat yourself up so much about it that you’re more upset with yourself than anything else.  I’ve had those days, Bill Gates has had those days, and Grant Cardone has had those days.
Everyone has had those days, but focusing on those days is what’s hurting you.  Focus on today, and just today.  Focus your mind on winning the day.  Get your routine down.

My Morning Routine:

  1. Wake up first time my alarm goes off (first win).
  2. Piss & grab some a cup of water with apple cider vinegar in it
  3. Write down 3 goals according to our guidelines
  4. Write up my battle plan, and take a picture of it to make sure I have it with me all day
  5. Eat a good breakfast, and get to work
  6. Do 2 things off my battle plan ASAP, and get my first WINS of the day

Winning my way to my first successful business

I feel like I didn’t have the success I wanted in “my first business” with the Danbury Tree Pros as I talked about in this post. I decided to what I learned from that business combined with a new system and backed by massive action was going to create a winning business.  I knew I had been a pro myself with Appliance Repair so I created the Appliance Repair Pros of Danbury.

Appliance Repair was a truly popular trade at that point in time, and I knew I needed to capitalize on that.  First I created my website danburyappliancerepairpros.com which was one of the hardest parts.  It’s not a easy thing to write about appliance repair for page, after page, after page, but I did it.

I got my win for the day.  That’s all I needed to start my day.  Later in the day I crushed my whole battle plan, and then went on to secure my first investor.  I just got a roll, and couldn’t stop winning.  Remember, start your day right, and focus on winning. 

 

Who’s got my Money?

The Millionaire Booklet

Grant Cardone recently wrote a book called the Millionaire Booklet.  He wrote this short 45 Grant Cardoneminute book in just under 2 hours after coming back from a charity banquet.  As you can see on the left I prefer listening to my books rather than reading.  This wasn’t any ordinary charity banquet – it was one for the books (literally!).  The Charity’s goal was 2 Million dollars.  You heard that right… 2 MILLION DOLLARS.

That’s a huge goal, but we know Grant thinks big.  The first half million was donated by about 50 people with each person serving up a BMW 350i’s equivalent in cash.  The second half million was donated by just 5 people with each donation being close to $100,000.

The last donation was done by 1 person; one single person donated $1,000,000 to that charity.  People were cheering, crying and shocked beyond disbelief.  How could one person possibly have that much to donate?  Success – that’s why.

Grant was then inspired to write a book called The Millionaire Booklet in which he gives 5 essential tips for success.  I don’t want to reveal all of them to you, but I did touch on the first one in my previous post.

Guide to Being Super Rich

Before you go ahead and buy Grant Cardone’s Millionaire Booklet I would recommend that you read the following books.

  1. Cash-flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
  2. 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
  3. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  5. Sell or Be Sold by Grant Cardone

Note:  Do not buy any of Robert Kiyosaki’s courses.  I have in the past, and was $5000 in the hole with some serious disappointment.  I won’t say it wasn’t worth the money, because it totally change my mindset.  Would my mindset have changed anyways?  Maybe, but thinking about what ifs isn’t really a good use of time.

Who’s got my Money

One of the “King Kong Huge” success tips that I got from Grant’s Millionaire Booklet was “Who’s got my Money?”  In a nutshell “Who’s got my money?” is referring to who has big money, and how do I get in front of them.  I learned this essential fact much later in my career.

If I had known that I needed to spend more time getting in front of people who had big money than I would have stopped messing around with hard selling buyers who didn’t have deep pockets.  I often felt more at ease trying to sell someone who doesn’t have big money, because they were more on my playing field at the time.

The problem with that mindset is the foundation.  If you can remember from my post on the three things you must believe in to be successful than you already know what the problem is.  The problem is that the belief in myself isn’t strong enough to go for the big deals.  I’ve got to sell myself on my ability to make $10,000 a month off a deal.

Once I’m totally sold on having the ability to get serious results for my different clients than I’ll be able to adopt the “Who’s got my money?” mindset.  Mindset is key – I paid about $5000 for mine.  At this point, I’d pay another five in a heartbeat.

Working Like You’re Broke

Work Like Your Broke

Working like your broke isn’t supposed to be fun.  Give yourself a celebration every time you rich dad poor dadmake a sale or strike a new deal.  Focus just on a small celebration without spending all of your new income on “doodads”.  The idea of wasting money on “doodads” was made popular by Richard Kiyosaki the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.  That’s another whole blog itself!

Your mindset should be:

  1. Quick Celebration
  2. On to the next one
  3. Relocate that surplus income

Reading this blog alone will allow you access to a higher income stream.  You’ll begin to change your mindset after hearing my story.  Just arrived on this page?  Start from the beginning by clicking here.  You can’t start a 3rd story on a office building without building the other two.

Surplus Income = Investment Income

Making more money often equals out to making more bad decisions.

  • Buying new cars
  • Getting a new house
  • Getting a new TV

None of these are going to make you more money!  Even if the new car happens to be a Prius which will save you money it still won’t make you money.  You can either think about saving money or making money – which do you want to focus on?

Making money should be your focus.  Keep working like your broke while pooling your money into secret investment accounts.  If possible have that money come directly out of your paycheck, or arrange an immediate transfer from your checking account.

Be ready for an Opportunity

In this economy you must be ready for a great opportunity when it comes your way.  You must have the funds to buy investment property or loan a good friend 50K when they want to start their own business.  Provided that you believe in your friend’s ability to run that business, and make it profitable.

Without cash on hand you won’t have the ability to seize these opportunities when they arise.  As you work to secure a loan there will always be someone with cash on hand who will beat you to it.

Delay Gratification

Delaying gratification is the hardest thing about #Winning because the norm is to reward yourself for a job well done.  Our whole society is built around rewarding for a great job.  The way to being super rich is to delay that instant gratification.  Still celebrate your wins without breaking the bank.

In 5-10 years you’ll thank me for giving you this awesome information.  Imagine yourself 7 years later with the residual tax free income coming from your assets, and paying for your fancy cars.  I’m not talking about some cheap BMW that costs 60K, but instead about real cars.  Lambos, Aston Martins, Ferarris…  Those are real cars.

The choice is yours:

  • Celebrate hard now?
  • Celebrate even HARDER later?