Is Newton’s Law helping you or stopping you from getting what you want?

The law of equal and opposite reaction is either helping you or stopping you from getting what you want. In this video, I link three principles together to help you start acting in accordance with these laws and you’ll start to get what you want.

Laws:

  • Newton’s law of equal and opposite reaction
  • The principle of living in the moment, and
  • The Law of Compensation

 

Get Rich Quick! Lose 50 lbs in 3 days! Get The Best Job Without Trying! | The Folly of Stupid

blog-book-coverDo you really need all those self-help books? Do you have some self help books that you only read once and now gather dust on the shelf? There are a gazillion diet books with NEW ways to lose weight.

I love what Dr. Suess said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

I’d be the first to encourage you to embark on a life long quest to learn and grow. When you add new knowledge upon that which you already have you’ll continuously be able to connect the dots and have those valuable “Aha” moments.

I’ve learned and have a big belief in studying great material. Currently I have about 10 books that I’ve not even opened yet. I’ve purchased these at the recommendation of mentors and others that I admire.

I usually purchase the book online for my Kindle and after I read it there, if I really found it to valuable, I’ll purchase a hard and audio copy if it’s available. Then I’ll read the hard copy and listen to the audio multiple times to really gleam as much of the material from the author as I can.

Here is my take on how to choose the type of material that would be best for you.

1. Consider the author

I believe this is the most important aspect of reading or listening to quality material. Who is the author? Do they have a great history of content? Do they connect with you because of their own personal story? Have they written material in the past that you really enjoyed?

Take one of my favorite authors, Brene’ Brown, PhD. I first discovered her by listening to one of the top 20 all-time most watched TED Talks on YouTube. She was #6 at the time. Without knowing anything about her I felt the investment in 20 minutes would at least allow me to know if her material was suitable to me to purcahse. That 20 minutes has returned the most important knowledge I’ve ever learned. From her 20 minute talk I felt confident that any book or audio material I would purchase from her would be good and it has been!

Avoid authors who pat themselves on the back. What do I mean by that? It’s my observation that many authors who might have had a little success or even were great students of knowledge but never really applied it and haven’t really achieved much become authors. You can tell because they seem to title their material, “The 6 Steps to Wealth” or, “My 9-Step Proven Success Formula.” I once purchased a book (without following my own advice) on the subject of my profession. When I was about half way through the first chapter knew it wasn’t going to be very good. I stopped reading it. A few months later I discovered that this author had never even achieved the level I was currently at in the profession so he decided to write a book that was basically “do as I say, not as I do.” It was one of those, “My 15 Steps to Knock it Out of the Park!” book. It was a complete strike out.

2. Ask for a recommendation from somebody you trust

A good rule of success creation that I’ve followed is to find out who has what I want and then do what they do until I have what I want. I have several people in my life who meet that criterion. What I’ve discovered is that successful people are very willing to share with you authors who have greatly influenced them. Some of the best books I’ve ever read were from a recommendation from a valued mentor.

3. Explore material written many years ago and that are no longer in print

I stumbled upon this little known fact last year. There are some great authors whose material is timeless. I’ve found some of these books at bargain book sales. This is how I found Napoleon Hill’s timeless masterpiece Think and Grow Rich. I still have the copy.

4. It takes multiple readings to really soak in all the material

The first time you read a book I recommend you read it quickly and not dwell too much on the material. During the first reading I’ll highlight certain passages that stick out to me in different colors in my Kindle. Then the second time I read it will spend more time digging deeper and really studying the material. I’m not as smart as most people and I have to read material many times to soak it all in. I’ve read some books and listened to its audio version as many as 15 times. What’s amazing to me is that even on the 15th time I learn something that didn’t stick the first 14 times.

I believe in what Albert Einstein said,

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” 

 

My quest always is to understand the material. Fools who only know write the 7-Step Self Help books.

Become a lifetime learner. The more you grow as a person, the more abundance you’ll attract and earn in your life. Work to understand the knowledge so that it can turn into wisdom.

Be Your Own Champion; Three Attributes You’ll Need to Succeed

FB-Pic-TempletIf you live is a negative environment chances are you don’t have many people cheering you on. If you need the support then you have to become your own champion.

Change is hard for many people and especially those that do not have a supportive environment to foster new growth. In my experience of dealing with some of the greatest athletes on the planet and entrepreneurs that have achieved a great deal of success they do not have many to support them either. The elite have progressed so far that they are often misunderstood and many people are uncomfortable around them.

At that stage they might be just like you; not many supportive people to depend on. What do they do to conquer that feeling that may work for you?

They start with a desire to achieve a goal

They have a burning desire to achieve a certain outcome. They don’t let much get in the way to distract them. You too must start here. The dream and goals you set will be your support crew to pull you along when it gets hard. When others are telling you that you “can’t” do it, and they will because they will not want to feel alone when you move up, your clear vision of your end result will be your cheerleader.

They are committed and dedicated to continue to move forward

They get set backs just like you will. They get hit with obstacles and have to figure a way around them. Just because you’re just starting out on your journey doesn’t mean you have more obstacles to face than a person who has achieved what it is you’re looking for. It just means that they have already figured a way around their obstacles and you have yet to face them. As you achieve more and more success and your mountain tops get higher and higher, you’ll have new obstacles to face that now you can’t even imagine exists. The only way to move forward is to never quit and understand and accept your challenges.

They have a great deal of faith in that which they can not see

Faith is the cornerstone of all success. Starting a journey when you do not know what you’ll face is scary. Most people unfortunately quit there because they fear the unknown. It’s comfortable to stay put and safe. Yet successful people understand that faith allows them to move forward. If you want a great strong body and can’t even do one pull-up, you might fear the pain that doing that one pull-up may present, and stop there. But if you have faith that doing 10 pull-ups would produce the type of shoulders you seek, you’ll move forward to do ten. It may take you 5 months of work to do that but you know that when you’re able to do ten your shoulders will look fabulous. The same holds true with any goal and dream. There is a price to pay to achieve them. The price is the action necessary to earn the reward and that action will not start until you have faith all your effort will produce the end results.