Wayne Huizenga created thousands of jobs in his lifetime. He made the Forbes list of the top 100 richest men in the US in 2013. He created a sports dynasty in Florida. But that’s not what everyone will remember about him. “A lot of people will remember Mr. Huizenga for his business acumen, but we will remember him for his heart,” said Renee Booth, Development officer of the Boys & Girls club in Florida.
There are stories told that have moved generations. Legends that have empowered unlikely heroes to achieve outrageous success. Books that have inspired massive breakthrough for an entire hemisphere. I spend my two hours of exercise each day looking for those stories. Soaking in those books. in search of those legends.
Money can buy you a lot of things, but it can't fix your head trash. Which is important to remember as you map out your future. The things that stop you from accumulating money and having riches in monetary form all start inside your head. They are fears and unrealistic expectations. They are lies you've been told about what should happen or where you should be doing. It's fascinating to observe the attitude of service that flows from self-made rich people. It's not universal.
Building wealth takes focus, planning and a level of stick-with-it that not a lot of people possess.If you are not wealthy now, that doesn’t mean that you never will be. If you come from a long line of people who are terrible with money, that doesn’t mean that you will always be terrible with money. It’s time to change your attitude about money. And to change your actions when it comes to gaining wealth.
Out of all of his accomplishments, he is proud of the school for orphans he started that is still up and running today. Now for boys and girls. His chocolate is probably sitting in a bowl on your desk. And the little town he created that changed the lives of thousands is still the peaceful, charming place Milton built it to be. Despite the setbacks of love and loss, bankruptcy, theft, bullying, and beatdowns -- he persisted. His dad left him. His mom was unable to support him on her own.
From the location in West Hollywood -- it's a film studio I was able to rent. To the speakers -- some of the smartest people on the planet who are also my friends. To the content -- everything you've already been thinking about and more. This whole day is built for you to have that breakout, breakthrough moment.
According to a recent report from CareerBuilder, 78%seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck. And that's up from 75% last year. Overall, 71% of all U.S. workers said they're now in debt, up from 68% a year ago, CareerBuilder reported. While 46% noted their debt is manageable, 56% feel like they are in over their heads. Most of those asked admitted they save less than $100 each month
Maybe you need to join a mentoring group or upgrade your friends so that you're in a better position to reap financial rewards. Just know that solving your financial situation is going to take time. Which is why if you need more money you should start now. And skip all the easy or fast stuff. Fast financial fixes come with way too much regret. And usually always at the worst possible time.
You just have to use it when you don't need it. You haveto change even when life isn't forcing you to change. You have to grow and evolve and be better even when you cannot change and still be okay for a while. Change now, while you're in control of your destiny. Don't forced life the kick you in the gut before you wake up and take notice.
So it’s time to stop being so damn comfortable where you are. It's time to remember that you still need to do those things that scare you. Those things you think you might fail at. You need to do those things you always thought you would do until you realized how hard it would be. It’s time for you to set higher expectations for a big life.
Wide-open opportunity and world-changing skills, exclusive experiences, comfort, and peace-of-mind are all the things that happiness is made up of. Those are the ingredients. So you can make an excuse that money doesn't matter. You can shake your head and be high-and-mighty that you don't need money. But the truth is that you don't need to make these excuses in the first place.
Whether you’ve always had money or never had money, the rules are the same. Save where you can. Save as much as you can. Spend less. Invest more. And make sound choices. If you don’t know where to start, look for a professional financial planner. If you aren’t quite ready for that, check your circle of friends. Talk to the one who orders water at dinner, but manages to go on a week long vacation every year. That person probably has some great ideas that may help you.
You have to be the first person to believe in you. Because if you aren’t willing to take a chance on you, there is no reason anybody else should take a chance on you. You have to go after what you love. Even if it means paying for it ten times over in one way or another. It doesn’t matter what your dream is. What you see as success. What you want to achieve. That breakthrough you so desperately want is going to require you to go through the dog days of summer. So what are you doing today to get you to where you see yourself tomorrow? What are you willing to give up? More importantly, what are you not willing to give up?
It would be great if you could put all of these things in to practice tomorrow. It would be even greater if you already were. But chances are, there is a thing or two on this list that stuck out at you. Maybe it made you feel defensive or mad when you read it. That’s the one you need to start on first. The thing that makes you uncomfortable. The thing that takes you out of your comfort zone. Those are things we need the most.
Most of them were automatic and subconscious. Too unimportant to reach the top level of the decision-making part of your brain. Regardless, your ability to choose the story of your future is remarkable. Your relationships are one of these decisions you get to make. Who your friends are. What type of people you want to surround yourself with. How you respond when you're hurt. Your reactions to other people's success.
Try offering suggestions to the company you work for. Or you can turn your crazy idea into a million dollar lifestyle. You already have the experience and you may already have an idea. What’s stopping you? Your previous failures? Take all the things that are wrong with every place you have ever worked -- and turn them into something new and inspiring that you pioneer next. Sure, you may get crazy looks at first, but it may be the start of a billion dollar business -- like Zappos. That starts with you being willing to jump around and get it wrong -- until you figure out what awesome looks like.
Running a business is hard work, but you can soften the blow and keep things moving like a well oiled machine when you take the time to be human, be well meaning, and let people know that although it may have upset you, life will go on. Most things can be fixed, and you will get through it together. That's where longevity comes from. That's how businesses stay healthy.
The problem is, you keep making excuses for why you aren’t doing it. Or you think those rules apply to everybody but you. The truth is, any positive tool you need to implement to further your success is a good one. So take time to learn what has helped other businesses like yours. And take time to learn the psychology of people who build good business relationships. When people feel like they are contributing to something awesome and getting appreciation for their contributions, they are more likely to keep up the good work.
Relationships are tough. Not just personal. Maintaining healthy relationships in business that last can be as monumental a task as getting a lion to eat a salad out of your hands. But some people make it look easy. Some people go against the grain. They do what feels right to them in their business. They don’t worry about mainstream logistics, tactics, and procedures. They just do. They trust their gut.
Fear is what does that. Holding you back from your dreams. Holding you back from creating relationships that are vibrant and empowering. When you're struggling to build relationships that mean something, look first to your fear. What is holding you back isn't safety or common sense. It is simply fear. Something you had nothing to do with programming into your brain -- but a parasite you choose to allow to remain.
It's not just you who is going through something. It's everyone. And that "something" isn't always what you might imagine it to be. So show some empathy. You can't do it all by yourself. You need other people in your life. Which is why it matters that you deliberately carve off time to invest in other people. A simple look of support can make a huge difference in someone else's day. Use the power you have to inspire and motivate those you need know need the "nudge".
Sure, this list is a little more in depth than the previous one, but it’s just as important. When we focus on the little things that keep the wheels of a relationship moving along smoothly, we get exactly what we are looking for, little changes. When we dig deeper and look at the more profound changes we can or should make in our lives, the relationships also become profoundly meaningful.
More importantly, you have to make the rules. You have to decide what is important: marriage, monogamy, religion, sex, etc. What you don’t have to do is follow the “rules” that society imposes on you. In order to have a successful relationship, it has to work for you. Not for everyone else. Other people's opinions can be a big obstacle in your relationships.
The quality of your relationships with other people is directly related to the quality of the relationship you have with you. Your confidence in you. The fears and worries you allow yourself to continue to have. The pride and experience you've gained from hard work. What you present to others is a direct result of how you see yourself. What you are doing to groom and improve and cultivate new abilities and beliefs in yourself.
You can have all the pieces of your life together and be determined to treat others with dignity and respect. But when problems come along, it's all too easy to fall back into negative behaviors that destroy the relationships you have with those around you. To blame others for what you have going on in your life right now. To look for shortcuts and the easy way out. Taking time to be a better person isn't always at the top of the list. Which is why relationships are so hard. Because life is hard.
It doesn’t matter who it is directed at, you have to give respect to get respect. If you’ve ever walked into a room of angsty teenagers, you know this first hand. The tone you use to start a conversation is going to be thrown back at you in proficient multitudes. That goes for every relationship. People give what they get. If you speak at barely a whisper to someone, they will automatically adjust their tone to meet yours. The same is true if you are loud or angry. When you go into a relationship with respect, that respect is given right back to you. People who respect each other value each other. People who respect each other trust each other. And isn’t that what you want in your relationships?
Their children, knowing their parents’ desire to not be put in a nursing home, took turns caring for their parents in the home their father had built. Soon, hospice nurses were visiting daily. Keeping them comfortable. Despite the severity of Bob’s illness, he refused to go quietly.He was convinced that if he were to leave Ruth that she would be put in a nursing home -- all by herself. That was his greatest fear -- not dying, but that his Ruth would be all by herself.
If you didn't plant and harvest, you died. Your actions had generational impact. A fact that was clear in the form of people living and dying. It was clear to see that a lack of commitment was deadly. To your dreams. And to your life. Today it's a lot harder to see this direct connection between a lack of commitment and the sure destruction of your destiny.
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