“If you always put limit on everything you do,
physical or anything else.
It will spread into your work and into your life.
There are no limits.
There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there,
you must go beyond them.”
~ Bruce Lee
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People call me a wealth warrior in some of the organizations I coach because the methods I use tend to create wealth for people. I was nervous when I first heard that name because it sounded so mercenary.
A hired gun for money. Soldier of fortune. No loyalty to any good cause other than making money.
But it has grown on me.
Because I have seen how the opposite of the wealth warrior (the victim of circumstance posing for the cameras with a begging bowl) is somehow now being celebrated.
So I decided to take it on full time. In fact, my new book, being written as fast as I can write it, is now called Wealth Warrior. Watch for it, because it will be out soon, and it is going to shake a lot of people up. I'm going to lose a lot of followers who used to think of me as a loving presence for the planet.
Napoleon Hill changed my life with Think and Grow Rich. And he did not make me more greedy or selfish. The opposite: he made me better able to help others. So many people have benefitted from what he did for me. (And his new book, Outwitting the Devil is pretty cool, too! Amazing that a man dead that long ago can write a new book. The power of the warrior.)
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"There is no defined limit as to how much money you can acquire
in what little time. If any definition exists it does so
just in your mind and in your emotions."
~ Stuart Wilde
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Never stop reinventing yourself and reinventing your profession. Don't let habitual patterns of thought keep you stuck at any stage in your growth.
Start every day with a fresh start. Don't get into a rut. The only difference between a rut and a grave is a few feet.
If you run a small business or if you offer a professional service, or even if you're in an organization where you have a salaried job, ask yourself, "How can I do this work in a fresh and innovative way?"
Because that's exactly how people get ahead. They come up with new ideas and do things in an innovative way.
Don't just do things because that's how you did them yesterday. Be new to yourself every day. Refresh, reboot, and reinvent your work as often as you can. You can save what's good while trying all kinds of new things.
This approach of continuous reinvention will keep your mind fresh. You'll be amazed at how many new ideas you get from taking this approach of starting over every day.
Most people I coach in the ways of wealth creation have a secret life. In it, they think they will never change. They see themselves as permanent people. Fixed personalities. They don't see how to challenge that. Like the great Leonard Cohen song In My Secret Life says,
"I saw you this morning/
You were moving so fast/
Can't seem to loosen /
My grip on the past/
I smile when I'm angry/
I cheat and I lie/
I do what I have to /
Do to get by/
But I know what is wrong/
And I know what is right/
And I'd die for the truth/
In my secret life."
The truth is this: the mind-shift out of that imprisoned secret life can be easy. You have a mind, but you are not your mind.
So you can shift it.
Just like the gear box in a car. The hard part is shifting when you don't think you want to.
Many doctors say they keep recommending to their patients who suffer from depression to get up and exercise. Even a little, just start. Just walk around a little bit. But the patients are too depressed to do it. They don't "feel like" walking, they say. Even though their doctors are certain that moving the body would begin to lift the depression!
But somewhere, somehow, someone must do what he doesn't feel like doing for a true mind shift to happen. It's got to start somewhere. Someone has to do something they know they don't "have to" do.
And the minute you do that, you have a fresh start. You're no longer who you used to be.
Once you arrive at that level of freshly-invented identity, you can create wealth.
If you would like an audio download of the audio program I did with Michael Neill called Financially Fearless email my wonderful publisher Maurice Bassett at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know you want it, and because you are a wealth warrior you are going to be getting it FOR FREE so you can use your other wealth to make a difference in this terrified world.