“Your future is crystal clear, when (and only when) you create crystal clear Principle Targets™.” – Paul Finck

Are you crystal clear on where you are headed? When I say crystal clear, have you gotten specific about what your vision looks like?

Do you know exactly what your Principle Targets™ are which will get you to your vision?  Without having this written out in place you can view them constantly, the likelihood of you achieving them diminishes greatly.  Write them out and post them in at least one highly visible area for you.

Now there are 3 Key Traits to an effective Principle Targets™.  Do your Principle Targets™ have these:

  1. Are these Principle Targets™ specific?
  2. Do these Principle Targets™ have a deadline – a specific date when they you want to finish them?
  3. Are they quantified – have a measurable number attached to them?

Rewrite all of your Principle Targets™ to make sure all 3 Key Traits are present.

When you have completed the steps above in specific detail, you have created a crystal clear target for yourself to guide you. When your Principle Targets™ are this clear, the action steps to achieve them become much easier to lay out in a yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily action plan. Keep this list of Principle Targets™ in front of you while you are adding Daily Action Items to your list for tomorrow.  When it is broken down to this point, all you have to do is follow the daily prioritized action items to reach the success you laid out in your vision.

This is why I say you have to reverse engineer your success starting from the endpoint – your crystal clear Principle Targets™.  If your Principle Targets™ are less than crystal clear, take the opportunity now to revise them. They will determine your future!

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“Cut your excuses in half and double your actions around your goals.” – Robin Sharma

Do you want to fast track your success?

Are you ready to do something different to get something different in your life?

One of the fastest ways to jump start your success in all areas of your life is to take action on today’s quote.

In life there are one of two outcomes to any action – excuses or results. When you cut your excuses in half, your results go up. They have what is called an inverse relationship. When one rises the other falls.

The average person comes with a list of excuses when an action is left unfinished. Just think of some of your interactions with others when they have come up short. They always have a reason.

When you are ready to step your game up to the next level, eliminating the excuses in your life is one of the best ways to make dramatic, noticeable improvement quickly.

The reason why dropping the excuses makes such a large difference is you now will step up your actions to ensure you accomplish the outcome desired. You have eliminated the excuse clause in your life. By eliminating the excuses, you create a will do attitude to drive you to find solutions to challenges when they arise. This “how can I” viewpoint will serve you well and increase your results dramatically.

Eliminating the excuses will cause you to double your actions. It feeds this commitment perfectly since you will want to take more action to create your results to avoid the excuse monster. When you take more actions, you will inevitably achieve more success. When you achieve more success, the reliance on excuses goes down. It creates a vicious success cycle which keeps feeding on itself.

Are you ready to start your own success cycle? When you answer yes, cut the excuses in half and double the actions. Time to get excited about the results coming to you soon!

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” – Jesse Owens

Have you taken the next step with your dreams? Most never do. They always lack at least one of the four components Jesse lists which holds them back from ever achieving their dreams.

Often, people will go in spurts with these four key traits for success. The determination to succeed comes and goes. When they are irritated enough by their current circumstances, they are determined to make a change… until this feeling lessens some.

Dedication and self-discipline are extremely variable. For many, the pain of making the change is greater than the pain of staying where they are. This is the reason many people stay stuck. The dream of doing and achieving something different is a fantastic thought. In many cases, the pain of where they are now must increase to get over this hurdle.

And then we come to effort. Many times this one comes down to a lack of confidence in knowing what truly to do next to create the success they want. This is one reason I coach and train entrepreneurs worldwide. I want to make sure others who do want to achieve their dreams have access to the help to get them there.

When you look at most successful entrepreneurs, there is a strong inner drive which powers these four traits. The inner drive brings these four traits together is your ‘why’. When your ‘why’ is strong enough and big enough, the other traits fall in line more easily. Your ‘why’ creates and energizes the determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort to power your success train.

Take the time to find your ‘why’ now. Being clear in yours is one of the surest ways to achieve any dream.

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

Do you have the success attitude? It’s the one Venus is referring to in her quote. The success attitude is the confidence in yourself to know you will create and succeed. Is this your typical way of looking at and living your life?

One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that you must be humble to succeed. Look at what Donald Trump is accomplished in the political arena. Whether you agree with his opinions or not, he has become the President of the United States of America. A great part of this is due to his confidence. He is willing to say and act on what most would never even consider.

His confidence is part of his appeal. He has a strong opinion which is what many others lack. Because of this strong opinion and passion for what he believes, others follow him.

This has been a shock to the U.S. media and many politicians who feel you must look to satisfy everyone and offend no one to be successful in this arena. It’s actually refreshing to see someone passionately believe and express their thoughts – whether you agree with them or not. Debate of thought is helpful for all willing to listen and learn. If all of our leaders would do this, we would have the country we all want.

The important piece to remember is this kind of confidence creates the success both Venus and Donald have in their lives. They have believed in themselves whenever no one else did. Having a strong self-image carries you through challenging times when others stop or quit their journey. This confidence creates the wins in your life through your dedication and perseverance.

The desire for unending confidence is one reason I recommend all my students do their Daily Dynamic Declarations. These affirmations are intended to program you in a positive way to instill more confidence. When was the last time you said yours out loud?

My recommendation, write out your Daily Dynamic Declarations. Read them at least twice each day. One time when you wake up and are getting ready for your day. This sets the perfect intention for what you want in your day. The other definite time is right before you go to bed. This programs your mind with the thoughts you want before going to sleep. Your subconscious mind then gets to work on internalizing these declarations as you sleep.

As an added bonus to fast forward the creation of your dream life, pick multiple times throughout the day to say them out loud too. Any time you want more confidence, read them out loud. Soon, you will have the confidence Venus talks about in her quote.

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” – Mae Jemison  

Are you making the most out of your life every day… or are you just getting by doing what you have to do?  

Is what you are doing now what you dream about when you think of the life you would love to lead?  

If your answer to the first two questions has been a resounding ‘No’, is today the day you start to break the chains which have held you back from living the life you have always wanted? 

Perfect.  Start by answering these questions: 

What does your dream life look like in detail?

What are you going to do differently, starting today, to achieve this dream life?  

What assistance do you need to make this dream life happen?  

Who do you know who can provide these missing pieces?  

Are you ready to step your game up to the level you want to live your life?

Will you do whatever it takes – being moral, legal and ethical – to create this life? 

Write down your answers to these questions if you skipped this the first time.  When you are clear on what changes and the assistance needed to achieve them, you have a starting point for to reach the change you want to see in your life.  

Are you taking action to create the change you want in your life?  Get started now.  You don’t have another minute to waste! 

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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Why

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” – Jesse Owens

Have you taken the next step with your dreams? Most never do. They always lack at least one of the four components Jesse lists which holds them back from ever achieving their dreams.

Often, people will go in spurts with these four key traits for success. The determination to succeed comes and goes. When they are irritated enough by their current circumstances, they are determined to make a change… until this feeling lessens some.

Dedication and self-discipline are extremely variable. For many, the pain of making the change is greater than the pain of staying where they are. This is the reason many people stay stuck. The dream of doing and achieving something different is a fantastic thought. In many cases, the pain of where they are now must increase to get over this hurdle.

And then we come to effort. Many times this one comes down to a lack of confidence in knowing what truly to do next to create the success they want. This is one reason I coach and train entrepreneurs worldwide. I want to make sure others who do want to achieve their dreams have access to the help to get them there.

When you look at most successful entrepreneurs, there is a strong inner drive which powers these four traits. The inner drive brings these four traits together is your ‘why’. When your ‘why’ is strong enough and big enough, the other traits fall in line more easily. Your ‘why’ creates and energizes the determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort to power your success train.

Take the time to find your ‘why’ now. Being clear in yours is one of the surest ways to achieve any dream.

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“The results that you are achieving are a direct reflection of the image of yourself you are holding. Improve the image and the improvement will automatically be reflected in your results.” – Sandra Gallagher

How do you view yourself?

Honestly, think about the thoughts which run through your head about you on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. Are they empowering and building you up… or are they negative?

The image you have of yourself is the foundation for everything you do in life. When your thoughts are positive, you build a strong foundation for your life. This strong foundation allows you to build a great structure to create the results you want.

Creating your strong foundation can be accomplished through Dynamic Daily Declarations. These are written statements spoken out loud about the way you see yourself or the way you are moving toward becoming. These should always be positive in tone and focused on becoming the ideal you.

These thoughts and spoken words program your mind in how you view yourself. When you tell your mind you are a particular way, your mind will make sure your actions taken are in alignment with this programming. Just like a computer, good information in (Dynamic Daily Declarations), good information out (results).

Write a list of your declarations today. Choose them to powerfully. They are the thoughts, your foundation, which your future results are built on.

Once written out, speak them out loud at least twice per day – when you get up in the morning to set your intention for the day and before you go to bed to allow these thoughts to grow overnight in your brain. To turbo-charge your results, add in multiple times throughout the day when you speak these out loud also. Every time you need a mental and emotional boost, use these declarations.

Continue to build your strong foundation to achieve the fantastic life you want. You will be happy you put the effort into this. Time to get to work now on shoring up your foundation!

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“Success is anything that gives you strength to work harder.” – M.H. Rakib

How do you measure success?

For some, it is reaching their goals they set out.

For others, they measure it by the activity they take toward their principle targets.

And for others, every day above ground is success.

We each have our own definition.

While I believe in creating and setting your longer term Principle Targets, this can sometimes take what feels like forever to achieve. And for some, this length of time becomes challenging since they are unable to celebrate until some time down the road. What happens if you never reach the goal? Are you still successful?

I like to measure the activities taken to reach the goal as success. This allows you the opportunity to celebrate more often which is part of keeping you motivated. You feel like taking the next step when you have just succeeded in the previous one, right? This is all part of creating momentum in your life. By celebrating the actions, you will be successful each time you move forward with the next step.

Another reason is the actions are the part of the success equation you have more direct control over. You decide if you are going to take your next action in your success plan.

In the overall larger goal, often there can be outside challenges beyond your control which pop up. These could hold you from ever being able to classify the goal as a success. By taking consistent action toward your goal, you might even find out you want to change the goal entirely. This is itself still a success, yet it would never be celebrated if you only measure against your initial goal.

Break your Principle Targets down into Daily Individualized Action Steps. These become your mini-goals. Each time you accomplish one, recognize it in some form. This recognition will create and support your success mindset. Reinforcing your actions and your mindset helps you move forward more effectively. The more consistently you do this, the more successful you will become.

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

Have you done either one of these lately? One of the reasons successful entrepreneurs succeed is they create their own story.

For some, they sit down and write a book which everyone loves. There are many examples of this – Jack Canfield, Robert Kiyosaki, Robert Allen, J.K.Rowling, Stephen King are some.

For others, they go out and take action to create a difference in the world. Examples of these are Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, Mohatma Gandhi to name a small few.

Either way, both groups took action to change their worlds in dramatic fashion. What are you doing to make a difference in the world you live in? Are you doing it on a large enough scale to truly impact a large number of people?

And as I often have you do, how about we step this up to the next level? Since we live in an ‘and’ world with unlimited possibilities instead of an ‘or’ world with constraints, I always say do both – write a book worth reading and do something worth writing about.

Wanting to make a larger impact is one reason I wrote my book, “The Power of Mentoring” and is the reason I am writing my next book now (stay tuned for more information on this coming in the third quarter of 2017). I wanted to reach more people than I could by personally mentoring a small group of people. I combined doing something worth writing about and writing something worth reading providing me the opportunity to make a larger impact in the world around me.

Take the time to think about what kind of legacy you want to create.

How do you want to be remembered?

What kind of impact do you want to make?

What actions will get this started now?

Time is ticking by. Let’s get busy making the world a better place!

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

This quote by our former first lady is right on. So many times people tell me they’ve been told “You’re not good enough.” or “They are better at this than you are.” or “They told me this would never work for me.”. Have you ever had someone say this to you or overheard someone say it to another person?

Here’s an example:

You know what always happens when you start a new business. You always have tons of energy. Then, at some point, you lose your focus and your drive. The business fails because you start looking for the next better opportunity.

You or the person this comment was directed at were being programmed by the person talking to them. Any time someone uses the word “you”, your mind views it as programming your brain. Many times this is unintentional as it is the way many people speak when making generalized statements. Other times it may be the entire purpose.

What you want to be aware of is when you hear the word ‘you’ being said by someone speaking to you, think if this applies to you specifically. If it does and you are OK with what is being said, then allow it into your mind. If what is being said is not something you want embedded as part of your mindset, make sure to deflect this statement.

Why do I offer this as the action step? Your mind is a computer. It takes in all information and applies it. This means unless you decide whether the information is something you want to have as part of your mindset, it is used like you have consented to its use just like a computer program does with the information entered into it.

How do you stop the programming which is ineffective to you? One of the actions I take is simple. When I’m listening to someone talk and they say the word ‘you’ which is a programming word, I say in my head, “They mean them.”. This keeps the statement from being internalized and used by your mind.

This reframe is the perfect way to control what your mind is being programmed with throughout your day. It means you will have to consent to any thought being true before it affects you. This means you now decide what your mind uses and what is throws away as garbage.

Powerful, right. One more way to help you create the life of your dreams!

 

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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