A few theories on how to take your business to the next level, from people who study very successful people:
Increase your Fail Rate:
A very simple theory that says all you have to do is increase your fail rate. Whatever you are doing, do more of it. Along with the your fail rate going up, your success rate will also increase. Doubling your fail rate will double your success rate. Try it.
Increase Face Time
Increase the amount of time you spend in front of your potential clients/customers. So many reasons this should be done. This continuously reminds potential customers e to use your product or service. This is done by the biggest companies in the world on a daily basis. It is the main reason for commercials. When you continuously remind potential customers of your brand, they will think of your product or service when the need for it comes up. You are programming their brain subconsciously.
Focus on the 20% of activities that produce 80% of the income. For most businesses, that means to acquire new customers or brand awareness or quality of product/service. Identify what those things are that are producing your revenue and focus on them.
The difference between Ron Paul and President Obama is that Obama sells the population on hope of change. Ron Paul actually offers steps towards what are viable solutions to the problems our countries are facing. Unlike the majority of congressmen, Ron Paul does NOT give politically correct answers.
Some legitimate questions asked by Congressman Paul in the speech are:
Why are sick people that use medical marijuana put in jail? I’ll answer that in one sentence. The Health Industry would fail if it actually healed people. There are so many alternatives to the present cancer treatments, they are obviously highly suppressed.
Why does the federal government restrict the consumption of raw milk? Raw Milk Doc.
Why cant Hemp be grown in America? It is a clear solution to so many of the scarcity problems we think we have. Hemp Use Doc.
Why does the change in the political party in power have absolutely no effect on the change in policy? Probably because both parties have the same views.
Why is it political suicide to question APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation?
Why hasn’t the government given up on the drug war, when it is a clear failure? Denver is a great example of how legalization will lead to a decrease in crime. Great article.
Why would the banks and corporations get bailed out, while the people of the country lose jobs. The Corporations have been created for the purpose of making products/services for the people of the country. If the people of the country cannot even afford the products, what good is the bailout.
Why is the Gold Standard not used? Why has the currency been purposely debased? One of his best interviews, Ron Paul on commodities, freedom and sound money.
The real reason Ron Paul was not the next president of America is because he asked too many real questions. Anyone that asks questions like these is a threat to the system that has been put in place. According to past presidents, the questions asked are not even problems. How could they even be acknowledged.
Having this knowledge will help you in making decisions about investing, health choices and you will also have a view of the bigger picture. Think like a member of THE GOLDEN THIRD.
The source of happiness comes from three things in life, for every single person. Those three things are pleasure, passion and purpose.
Happiness derived from pleasure is the least lasting. I think the reason for that is because when we rely on happiness from pleasure, as soon as the thing we are getting pleasure from is gone, so is the happiness. So if you are happy eating junk food, even though you know its bad for you, as soon as the food is gone, so is the happiness. That’s probably why your hunger is never truly fulfilled from the bad food. Or a certain substance is the major source of happiness for you, then you will become an addict of the substance. Soon you will become dependent on the pleasure as a source of happiness.
The second form of happiness comes from passion, this is also not as long lasting. But it is a step in the right direction. This is because if fuels the source of ultimate happiness.
The ultimate source of happiness is purpose. When you have a reason to wake up in the morning, or your goals are powered by a big why, that is going to bring you the most amount of happiness. People living life with a purpose are going to be deeply fulfilled. A good example is Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach at Duke University. He has won 3 NCAA championships, 2 gold medals as the coach of the USA team and the all time most winningest coach in College ball. You would think his purpose is to win right? Nope.
“I am not a basketball coach. I am a leader who coaches basketball. I have three goals for all my players—to make them a good student, a good citizen, and a good person, that is my purpose.”
Living with purpose means you are living the golden third life.
Your future depends on this model. To be a member of the Golden Third you need the triangle of success. The triangle of success that I have created can be implemented into any aspect of your life and you can experience great success. It does not matter how big the challenge or problem you are facing, you will be very surprised on how easily it works.
The foundation of the triangle is the vision you have of your future. A boat will never leave a dock without knowing the destination. Our subconscious brain works in the same manner. Our subconscious is responsible for the direction of our life. You can program your subconscious mind to direct you in whichever way you like. However, the language of the subconscious is imagery. You must create a very vivid vision in your mind’s eye. Furthermore, you have to continuously remind yourself of this vision. Write it on paper. Successful people write their goals over and over again, because you must give your vision attention on a daily basis. Even the biggest and successful corporations have a vision/mission statement. They know that their vision can motivate and inspire their employees.
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!” Brian Tracy
Once you create a vision, you need to create a plan that you believe will help achieve the goal/vision. Brain storming or writing a long list of ideas will allow your subconscious mind to imagine that your vision is possible. Steve Chandler also agrees with this idea. He says one hour of planning saves three in execution. Definitely plan your work, because if you don’t, you will end up spending majority of your time reacting to the mistakes you will make.
Without action nothing is possible. Once you have the ideas powered by a big vision, you will automatically become confident enough to follow through with the plan. Your success rate will also go through the roof. It will feel as if your goal is pulling you towards itself. There is no way of completing your task without meeting rejection or failure. It is not failure, if you learn from it.
I guarantee that you will succeed in achieving any goal or creating your vision. A lot of successful people are already using these techniques, but they may be doing it subconsciously.
After you set your goal and know what you want to do, whats next? What if you have no idea how to achieve your goal. I set alot of big goals and alot of the times I have no idea on how I’m going to accomplish them. The goal could be a multi million dollar company or losing a lot of weight. The answer is simpler than you think! Learning. There have been trillions of people who have lived on planet earth. There is not a single topic out there that has not been written about. Start reading. We live in the age of information. We have access to such a ridiculous amount of information, and it can all be done via a phone.
Reading is critical to your success. It literally allows you to think bigger. Sometimes we block ourselves to ideas and visions of success. We make a situation much more complicated than it needs to be. We can only think as big as our vocabulary. Reading is the best way to learn new words.
Most of the time when we cannot imagine our selves achieving a certain goal, it is because we are not confident. The reason you are not confident is because you need to educate yourself in the certain area you are setting a goal. For example, when i wanted to lose weight and gain muscle, i read a lot about what the most effective way of losing weight is. My next goal is to start up a construction company that does millions in sales every year. The best way for me to achieve this goal is to learn what successful construction companies do, in order to be successful.
If your not sure what your first step or next step should be, then you should brain storm. Make sure you write down all your ideas. Also, make sure you have fun while brainstorming. There is never a bad idea.
The next step is to take action. Without action a dream/goal is just a hallucination. It does not matter what you do. Just do something. Set out a time in the week where you are going to dedicate a certain amount of time towards achieving your goal. Also, remember that you will not be able to accomplish everything in just one day. It will take time and you will have to continuously work on your goal. Keep in mind that you can never fail, and the only thing that can come in your way is you.
Everyone is always talking about the law of attraction and how you can create anything you want in life. But nobody ever talks about the key to making that happen. Belief is the key. Without believing that something is possible nothing will ever happen. The important thing is not what you believe in, but that you believe in something very strongly.
There are some people in this world with very high iqs but they are living average lives and then there Some people that are very successful but are not very smart, they just believe in something. Everyone has heard of the placebo effect. Placebo effect is what happens when a person takes a medication that they perceives will help, even though it has no proven effect for their condition but it ends up working. Why does that happen. Scientifically, that should not happen right? The reason it worked is because the patient believed that the medication would work. Its not the actual medicine that does anything, but the belief that it will cure you.
If your the type of person that needs scientific proof about everything.This is the science behind beliefs. Bruce Lipton is a cellular biologist, he was studying stem cells back in the 1960s before anyone even knew what it was. He is a pioneer in his field. Everyone believes that genes and DNA is what controls our life right. You always hear people saying i don’t have good genes, that’s why i cant do this or that and they become a victim in life. That’s all wrong, because Bruce discovered that our beliefs are what select our genes and our behavior. Our beliefs turn on our DNA, not the other way around.
What led to this discovery was when he removed the nucleus from the cell. technically the cell should have died, because it was believed that the nucleus was the brain. But The cell worked perfectly even without the nucleus. He found out that the nucleus is just a really big hard drive that holds all our beliefs. We are the ones that record the information on it.
I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial “victim” to my new position as “co-creator” of my destiny
Most people believe that you have to sweat real hard and work 40 plus hours a week to be successful. But I believe that hard work is not necessary to achieve your biggest goals. You’ve got to do creative thinking and have a firm belief in how you’re going to execute your ideas. You will obviously have to put in work, but hard work alone will not bring success.
I have just read a book, called The Founders At Work, Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston. In this book Jessica Interviews the founders of 33 Very successful companies. The list includes: Hotmail, Excite, Firefox, Paypal, Yahoo, Flicker, Lotus. I realized a common trend in the stories these founders were telling. They all had very similar characteristics. These are 5 common characteristics of the successful entrepreneurs.
1. Big Unrealistic Goals
Every single successful entrepreneur that has ever lived has had goals. They may not have necessarily wrote them down, but they always have a mental image of where they are going. Will Smith says, “Set a goal, know who you want to be, what do you want to do, figure out how you are going to get there”
2. Make a Plan
Setting goals and envisioning how you want your future to be like is the first step, but you must make a plan. Without a plan, you are just a daydreamer. Steve Chandler, the author of 100 Ways to Motivate yourself says, that you should write your plan on paper. When ever he needs to accomplish a goal, he writes 100 ways to accomplish my goal. It doesn’t matter how unrealistic the things are. All that matters is that you are making a plan. What this does in your brain is, it helps you imagine and believe that the goal can be accomplished.
A common characteristic that the founders of big companies is, they can adapt whenever it is necessary. Most of the time plans will not go accordingly, but that does not mean your idea is not a good one. Or that your goal can not be accomplished. There will always be hurdles in your way, but you must adapt to the changes. Blockbuster is a good example of a company that did not adapt to changes in the market place. They did not recognize that most people watch movies on the internet. That is where Netflix came in and took over the market. So how do you adapt? it is simple; Accept it. Evolve. Adapt.
4. Be Decisive
A lot of the times you will need to make quick decisions. Not only do you have to make a quick decisions, but you also have to believe in it. When entrepreneurs are asked how do you make decisions? How do you know a business is going to be successful or not? Most of the time they will answer i followed my gut feeling.
5. Positive Attitude
Self Explanatory ! Believe in your goals, believe in your plan, believe in your decisions. If something goes wrong, its not the end of the world, adapt and move on !
Did you know that we create our reality with every thought we have and every word we speak. You could have argued that this cannot be real but now Dr Masaru Emoto’s experiments have proven otherwise. He has been studying and working with water for more than 20 years. His groundbreaking research and discovery, that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness, has gained worldwide attention.
Dr. Emoto’s experiment was to observe what would happen if he exposed water to certain words, pictures, and music. The findings were remarkable. His discoveries:
The result was that we always observed beautiful crystals after giving good words, playing good music, and playing, or offering pure prayer to water. On the other hand, we observed disfigured crystals in the opposite situation.
So how does all of this relate to our own reality. Our bodies are 70 to 90% water, we cannot survive without water. Our thoughts and words are what determine if the water inside us is harmonized or an unorganized mess. The thoughts we have affect not only ourselves, but the world around us. The water inside our bodies is a magnet. If the water is structured and harmonized then it has more magnetic power to attract the situations we want in life. To further understand this concept, watch the documentary: Water- The Great Mystery
Dr. Masaru agrees with Einsteins theory of energy. Einstein said that everything is energy. This means that the thoughts you think, the words you speak and the situations in your life all have a certain energy vibration. They could be high or low, it depends on you !
One of the greatest visionaries of our time, Jacque Fresco, has envisioned our future to be a sustainable resource based economy. Everyone keeps saying the old paradigm is coming to an end. Jacques Fresco is one the people who actually has solutions to the current problems in our world. He is an American self-taught structural designer, architectural designer, concept artist, educator and futurist. Jacques and his associate Roxanne Meadows have created the Venus Project.
The Venus Project
It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable. Anything less will result in a continuation in of the same catalogue of problems inherent in today’s world.
Jacque says, that the main concern of the Venus Project is to elevate all human beings to their intellectual and physical potential. He believes that with this new way of life, we can wipe out all the slums of the world. There would be no more poverty. Even the richest people in the world would have a better standard of living.
Jacque’s plan is to create a system in which automation and technology would be integrated with a purpose to maximize the quality of life, for every single human being. The current situation is to maximize profits by any means necessary. Currently people are living unfulfilled lives to just make a living. This is not the purpose of life. The future does not have to be this way.If the current trend continues, majority of people will not have the purchasing power to buy products that technological automation are turning out. This is because automation is replacing human labor very quickly.
“If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world’s people.”
The difference between Jacque’s plan apposed to other optimists, is that he has a strategy to execute. There are three very specific phases that will be implemented. The first phase is already underway. Jacque has created a 25 acre research center where he presents his proposals. Phase two, includes the production of a full-length film. Phase three is to test its design and proposals. You may not agree with his ideas, but he is one of the few people who are presenting solutions to our current problems. He has dedicated his life to the improvement of society. He is definitely one of the Golden Third!
“Would you want to live in a city where the main aim of daily life is to improve personal knowledge, enjoy hobbies, or solve problems that could be common to all people in order to improve the standard of living for everyone?”
This is the official trailer for the Venus Project. Go to the Motivational Videos page for the full movie.