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16 Habits of the Very Rich Part 8

16 Habits of the Very Rich Part 8

Reading: We’re taught as children to read. And when I was growing up, I was frequently reading. Or playing outside! But, how often do adults read? According to John & Nadya Melton’s website:

88% of the wealthy read 30 minutes or more for education or career reasons vs. 2% for poor!

This is HUGE! This past week, Reggie addressed this on Facebook. And his take is one worth considering!

“Yes… I believe that many “leaders are readers”. However… I believe there are a LOT MORE people who use reading and “researching” as an excuse for not doing.
If your reading & research time, is taking up your doing time, you need to give up reading until doing becomes your top priority.
And just as important… if the things you are reading is not improving your results, you are either reading the wrong things, not applying what you read… or both!”

As you think about this: remember, Reggie is a reader, and also a best-selling author who earned the Quilly Award. Here’s a video with him after receiving this awesome award! Reggie Cochran, Best Selling Author

Reading is an awesome past time. But, don’t just read: apply! Here’s a list of must-read books in my opinion:
1. Think and Grow Rich Today, this is the one Reggie got the Quilly Award for.
2. The One Thing: The Surprising Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
4. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
5. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
6. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
7. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
8. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
9. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
10. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
11. Trailblazers: Leadership Lessons from 12 Pioneers Who Beat the Odds & Influenced Millions by Tony Rubleski & Dave Liniger
12. Mind Capture: How to Generate New & Repeat Business in the Age of Advertising Overload by Tony Rubleski
13. Mind Capture: How to Awaken Your Entrepreneurial Genius in a Time of Great Economic Change! By Tony Rubleski
14. Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia—Multigenerational Management Ideas That Are Changing the Way We Run Things by Brad Szollose.
15. Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place: Testimonies of Triumph by Diane Cunningham and others.
16. Rock Bottom Is A Beautiful Place 2: Living Your Calling by Diane Cunningham and others.
17. Rock Bottom Is a Beautiful Place 3: Living With A Grateful Heart by Diane Cunningham and others

There are many other books that are great to read. If you want a more expansive list, then reach out to me.

16 Habits of the VERY RICH #4

16 Habits of the VERY RICH #4

So far, in this series, I’ve talked about eating healthy, focus, and exercise. These are things everyone should do but most don’t. Today’s post is NO DIFFERENT! These are things that people should do. But most don’t. And whether you are in network marketing, or in some other business, these are things that will help you do much better in ANY career.

What do you listen to? According to what I learned from John and Nadya Melton, 63% of the wealthy listen to audio books during the commute to work, compared to only 5% of the poor. For those who work from home, such as me, we listen to audio books when doing desk work or other activities. When I was working at a desk job when I was alone, I would frequently listen to an audio book. I’ve also listened when I’m exercising, going for a walk, or other times.

People tell me A LOT that “I can’t afford it” or “I don’t have time.” Personally, that’s bull! You can get audiobooks from the local library or off YouTube. You can also spend a small amount ($15/month currently) to get audiobooks from Audible. And that gets you 1 book, plus 2 free ones each month. I’ve currently got 18 books on my audible account. Several I’ve listened to several times.

As I was looking into this for reasons beyond my personal preference, I came across an article that got my attention. A blog called Asian Efficiency gave 7 reasons for this:

1. Preference. Some people learn better by listening. I’ve got 2 kids in that category.
2. Better retention. When I was in college, I found when I was reading my textbook while having it read to me, I retained the information better. As a result, I graduated with honors in an area that was typically tough on me. I’m not a natural lover of science. In high school, I FAILED it. And barely passed the 2nd time through. The difference I’m convinced is the combination of listening while reading the text.
3. Faster learning! This is a simple way to get more information rapidly.
4. Save time. As I’ve said earlier, I’ve listened to audiobooks when doing other activities. Whether housework, homework, at my job, or exercising.
5. Uplifting! Like music can uplift your spirits, so can listening to an audiobook. I’ve been “caught by my kids” listening to audiobooks from YouTube many times.
6. Effective. Listening to things like biographies are great over audio. And a great way to learn about successful people.
7. And finally, convenient! Do you have a phone with internet access? You can use it for audiobooks!

Here are my favorite audiobooks that I’ve listened to:
1. Freakishly Effective Social Media for Network Marketing by Ray and Jessica Higdon. I’ve listened to this one 3X now!
2. How to Build Your Network Marketing Business in 15-minutes A Day! By Keith & Tom “Big Al” Schreiter. I have this one in paperback and it’s great! And simple!
3. The Game of Network Marketing by Rob Sperry. He’s got a new book coming out in February that I can’t wait to get!
4. You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.
5. Smith Wigglesworth: The Secret of His Power by Albert Hibbert
6. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
7. The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.
8. Extraordinary Leadership by Robin Sharma. This one is currently free!
9. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason, on YouTube. Here’s the link: The Richest Man in Babylon
10. The Mind Capture Series by my friend, Tony Rubleski.
Mind Capture, How to Stand Out in the Age of Advertising Overload

Mind Capture (Book 2): How You Can Stand Out in the Age of Advertising Deficit Disorder
Mind Capture (Book 3): How to Awaken Your Entrepreneurial Genius in a Time of Great Economic Change!

Blooming?

Blooming?

A saying I’ve heard many times over the years is only partially correct. “Bloom where you are planted.” The implied meaning is that I should be content where I am. But what if you aren’t content? Do you stay put?

I’m not where I was 10 years ago. Neither are you. We all change, we grow for the better or for the worse. I’ve got people in my life who have changed in both ways.

I just started reading a book a few minutes ago that I am going to be telling EVERYONE to read. It’s called Mind Capture, Volume 3. It is directed at entrepreneurs. The subtitle is “HOW TO AWAKEN YOUR ENTREPRENEURAL GENIUS IN A TIME OF GREAT ECONOMIC CHANGE.”

I am captivated by this book! I have not read the first 2 volumes, but after I read this one: I will be. Tony is a new friend of mine on Facebook and someone I can’t wait to meet in person.

What stands out for me so far is a sentence in the first paragraph of the introduction. “Why do so many people continue to buy into all the fear-based talk and thinking running rampant throughout society?”

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Tony Rubleski with the book I’m reading 

I want to challenge you to get this book. I included the link to it above in the title of it. It is a game changer. For the next few weeks I am going to be talking about changing your mind and your mindset to have a better life. And how “blooming where you’re planted” isn’t a good idea, unless you are part of minority that lives what my friend Reggie calls the Lavalicious Lifestyle.

This is important, my friends. Here is the link to it again: Mind Capture, Volume 3. Let me know if you get it. I would love to know!

Power of Gratitude!

Power of Gratitude!

An amazing leader and friend named Tony Rubleski  posted this on Facebook this morning.

“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In recent years I have made a conscious decision to become grateful for anything I can find to be grateful about. To start with, it wasn’t easy. But the more I work on this, the easier it gets. I have said many times on here that it’s important to do daily affirmations. Having an attitude of gratitude goes right along with this. Earlier today I posted 10 things I’m grateful for as a public note on Facebook. Here is that list:

My prayer is that this will inspire you to do this as well.
  1. I am loved by God, my family and friends.
  2. I have a new day and that means a new beginning.
  3. I am seeing better success than a year ago I thought would be possible.
  4. My life is improving day by day.
  5. I am surrounded by great people who inspire me to be the best I can be.
  6. I am prosperous by faith and I’m seeing prosperity show up in my life every day in unexpected ways.
  7. I am a hard worker and as a result my dreams and goals are becoming a reality.
  8. I know by walking in gratitude, my life will be blessed.
  9. The rain yesterday was such a blessing because it was enjoyable to smell.
  10. Because of Jesus and because I do what He directs me to do, I am blessed in all I do.

I hope this encourages you to begin to do this. Be blessed.

If you want to e-mail Tony, his e-mail address is: tony@mindcapturegroup.com.

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