Believe in Yourself

“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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Create Your Dream Life

“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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Image

“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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Defining Success

“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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Legacy

“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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Positive Programming

“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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Believe

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Do you believe you can in your life… or do you fall into thinking you can’t at times?

Think back for a minute on which place your mind typically goes when presented with a challenge. For every time you thought you were unable to do something, what usually happens? If you’re like most, the result is the exact same as what you thought was going to happen.

Now look at times where you thought you could do something. Did you normally find a way to make it happen? Most people do most of the time.

This is the power of the mind on your results. I go into every situation thinking I can even when I have no idea how I am going to accomplish it. I then ask myself the key question to give myself the opportunity to succeed

“How can I do _________?”

The reason this is the key question is it starts my mind working on finding possible solutions to whatever my challenge is at the time. Since it is an open-ended question, my mind will constantly keep searching like the computer it is until it finds an answer.

Do you think this a powerful way to take on any challenge?

You see how it will help produce results?

Are you ready to implement this into your life today to take on the ‘I Can Attitude’ which will help you succeed as an entrepreneur?

Approach every challenge by knowing you can solve it. With this mindset and the key question from above, you are well on your way to doing just that.

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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Impatience

“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” – Gurbaksh Chahal

Are you impatient about getting what you want? For probably the first time ever in your life, I will tell you being or creating this impatience is a good trait when used effectively.

Now typically, most of us have been told to be patient as we have grown up. I know this was challenging for me at times. I’m sure you heard the same types of sayings from your parents, family, and teachers. ‘Patience is a virtue.’ or ‘Good things come to those who wait.’ Ever heard these before or even said these yourself to someone else?

This is just one more way your mindset can affect your results. The programming you have received from others teaches you to wait to get the benefits you want. It’s being programmed into us at an early age. While this can serve another’s agenda in having you wait for a result without taking any action to make it happen, it definitely slows your results.

As an entrepreneur, teaching yourself to be impatient is a way to motivate yourself to take massive action NOW! Just think for a minute. When you have a deadline coming, does it move you faster to make sure the goal gets completed. I know I work much better against a deadline. It’s how I have always worked. When I have a short deadline, my focus is increased. I take more action steps in this smaller time frame to make sure I’m successful. The larger number of action steps in a shorter time helps me reach my goals much quicker.

Now this can also work with your team. I set aggressive deadlines with my team all the time. When I create short timelines on projects, it drives them to finish sooner. When we finish one task sooner, we are able to get to the next one earlier. Since I use my impatience to set aggressive principle targets, myself and my companies get to more opportunities faster. Getting to more opportunities adds to the overall success of my companies.

Do you want more results faster in your life? Get impatient. Take more actions now. You have a great message, service or solution to help out the world. The only thing you are doing by being patient is cheating them out of the opportunity to realize the benefits of what you offer. Use your impatience to help drive your business.

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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Limits

“When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.” – Charles Schwab

Are you willing to do whatever it takes to be successful? If you have attended my MaverickSelling Business Builder Bootcamp or my Mindset Mastery Experience, you have experienced what I mean when I say Whatever It Takes with the exercise we do. And as always I say as long as it’s moral, legal and ethical.

Many people say yes to this without thinking of the true meaning.

Are you willing to skip your children or your spouse’s birthdays and anniversaries?

Will you get up early and stay up late creating a new life for yourself and your family?

Will you drop TV from your life?

Will you make the cold calls to find new leads?

Will you skip vacation to attend a training event to further your goals?

Will you stay in to work on moving your business forward while all your friends and family are out having a good time?

Will you ask others for money or other resources you need to succeed?

Will you make one more sales call every day?

Will you reduce your sleep time?

Will you listen to others who have succeeded already and do whatever they tell you to do without questioning why or if it’s a good idea?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of those questions, you are putting a limit on what you will accomplish. In fact, if you answered “yes, but…” to any of them you are limiting your results. When I ask, “Are you willing to do whatever it takes?”, there is no comma at the end when you respond. Only a period when you say yes. If you add the comma, you are limiting yourself. When you limit yourself, you are unable to realize the true, full potential of what you are creating.

Successful entrepreneurs are willing to do whatever it takes when they are working toward their goals. This dedication shows your passion for achieving your result. This ability is what will draw others to you and your goal and is the trait of a leader. Leaders attract others willing to do put forth the same effort. This creates additional leverage to reach your goals faster. Like I always say, when you paint a large enough vision and act accordingly, others will line up to help you get there faster.

Many people have great ideas and big dreams for the future. What will separate the wanna-be’s from the successful is their desire to take any action necessary to create the result they want without the comma. Are you a success or a wanne-be? Will you do whatever it takes from this day forward to remove the limits on your success?

Do It Different!
 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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