“A person who could muster the courage to remove from his daily life the products that he basically doesn’t need would automatically delete the negative thoughts and the toxic people in his life.” – Anuj Somany 

 

What things are there in your life which you would like to delete to create a better life for you?  

One of my trainings for my Design Your Life coaching program is all about tolerating things in your life.  Things like a messy desk, a loose door handle, a cluttered garage are easy enough to take care of once you take action on them.  

One of the other areas people tend to tolerate is circumstances or people in their lives.  You have the one ‘friend’ who is always negative about their life and what is going on around them.  You tolerate the job you are in because it brings home the income to pay your bills.  Those thoughts which run through your head about not being good enough to start that new business are just left to continue popping up.  These are all examples of living a life at less than a level 10.  Is this really the type of life you want to design and choose for yourself?

For many, all these little annoyances seem small.  It’s easy to allow them to sit on the side just accepting them.  The challenge is do you want to settle for a pretty good life or do you want an amazing, fantastic life of your dreams?  

To receive the latter, make a list of all the little things which you have just been settling for in your life.  Then, chose the first one to take action on.  When you complete it, look for the next one to tackle.  Continue this process.  

The momentum starts to build on itself as you cleanup the tolerances in your life.  Next thing you know, you are living the life of your dreams designed on purpose with intent. 

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Many people succeed when others do not believe in them. But rarely does a person succeed when he does not believe in himself.” – Herb True 

 

Do you believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your principle targets?  As with everything in life, your thoughts are the incubator of your results.  

Have you ever seen crabs in a tank or a bucket without a lid on it?  Did you wonder why they didn’t put one on there since they could easily climb out?  It’s because the lower crabs keep reaching up and pulling down the top crab who is attempting to escape.  

You are the top crab looking to get out of the bucket.  All the naysayers in your life are the rest of the crabs attempting to grab you with their claws and pull you back into the bucket with them.  You have to believe you will escape the bucket or the other crabs will continue to hold you down.

For you to achieve any goal, you must first believe you can just like the top crab. This belief is key because you will undoubtedly have people who tell you what you are doing will never succeed.  

To be able to use these doubters as fuel to motivate you for the journey, you will want to believe in yourself.  If there is doubt in your head or heart, this kind of negative feedback from others can be devastating.  Essentially the other person is looking to program you to fail… or even worse, to quit.  

When you have a big vision and a huge why to accomplish it, make sure your belief is strong.  Surround yourself with others who will support you instead of drag you back into the bucket.  

Have you ever noticed the truly successful people in life encourage others to pursue their dreams?  They get it.  They know you must believe to achieve. 

Remember, every successful person has this one trait in common – an unending and devout belief they will succeed with any goal they have.  Follow their lead and start believing in yourself and your goals.  It is the keystone to build your success!

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti    

Are you committed to excellence in your life every day in every way?  Truly a big question when you think about it.  

Do you give level 10 commitment to everything you do?   

Many have goals or Principle Targets they have created for themselves.  Whether it’s I want to lose 20 pounds, get a 6-pack stomach vs a keg belly, make a 6-figure income this year, find my soulmate, or reconnect my relationships, the true drivers come in after the Principle Target is set.

You have to start with a strong motivation or why you are going to make changes in your life to create a different result.  If this is weak or meaningless to you, most will never even get off the couch to get started.  Make sure you feel emotion when you speak of your why.  When you can feel it deep inside, it will help motivate and drive you. 

The second portion of achieving your success comes from your determination and commitment.  Each Principle Target will encounter it’s own challenges on the path to achievement.  

How strongly are you committed to attaining your goal?  Will you do Whatever It Takes?  

How will you react when a seemingly huge obstacle pops up in front of you?  Will you find a solution or let it hold you up and stop you?

Reflecting on these questions will let you know what else you might need to reach your Principle Targets.  Many times, people are missing at least one of these 3 key ingredients to allow their success cake to rise to the heights it is capable.  Find the missing ingredient or find an expert who is easily able to see what ingredient is needed to get your success cake to rise.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, “Make me feel important.” Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” – Mary Kay Ash  


Do you approach everybody with this type of attitude?  

Do you ask about them to get to know them?  

Do you find out what they need in their life at this moment?

When you ask questions of everyone you meet to truly find out about them, you are able to find ways to help each other.  They literally will show you how to work with them in one way or another.  Every person wants to feel like they are important which you show by listening and looking for ways to help.  

The big secret here is to do this without having an agenda of what you are looking to do with them.  People can see and feel that coming.  Just be in the moment with them conversing and truly looking for ways to help them out.  Be of service to them and watch what emerges from your interactions.

Now outside of the doing this with the new people you meet, think of ways to do the same with the people you already know.  How much deeper will this build your connections?  How much more will you bring into their lives and in turn, your life?  

Time to make those who come into your life feel as important as they truly are. 

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” – Mia Hamm 

 

When you succeed, what do you do?  

Do you take the time to celebrate?  

Do you use this victory to propel you forward to your next one?  

Or do you get comfortable, neglecting doing the action steps which brought you to this victory?

It’s a challenge I see happen with many of my students.  They reach a goal they had set for themselves – a sales volume they wanted, another house purchased, a weight release goal achieved – and then they get satisfied with where they are.  

 The challenge with being satisfied is it slows most people down from continuing to grow.  They unconsciously settle for where they are right now.

 Now if you want to settle for one level of success, make this decision and be happy with it.  What I see happen is people relax when they achieve a goal and then realize a little while later they are unhappy with where they are and have to start the success train moving again.  It takes a lot more energy to get this train started from a stop than from just keeping the momentum of the previous victory going and building off of it.

To design the life of your dreams, make sure to stay hungry.  Celebrate your victories.  You deserve it.  Then look for the next principle target to focus your energy from your recent success to catapult you to the next victory. 

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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Recently, I was speaking to one of my students who is at the beginning stages of putting together his course materials for a new goal-setting program he’d like to market. It was to include written course materials on setting goals, exercises to complete, as well as a DVD to reinforce the major points.  His passion was to provide an Accountability Program to the students after the exercises were completed. 

This student has the affinity to lead others, but was already hitting a wall when it came to the organization of the written materials.  He wanted to know if it was an okay practice to borrow from some of the masters when it came to the teaching materials.

When is it okay to use somebody else’s material to start a new program of your own?

It truly is okay to borrow from an established program and adopt it as your own.  Many foundational pieces are very generic in their approach and therefore not protected by any kind of copyright laws. While using the material as a stepping stone you can fashion it with your personal take and create something new and distinctive as your brand.

If you haven’t personalized the actual material, a short-term buying option for students could be established as another option.   One could get a percentage from the sale of the original material until this material is adopted as your own.

Use the information as a foundation, and even more generic world-wide material, as you absorb this material into this portion of your own program. 

For the quick option, utilize theirs to jump start your program right away. Then be certain to personalize the program for yourself since you will invariably have difference in the way you implement the information.

There are many examples of businesses becoming established in this way. 

For instance, “Think and Grow Rich” is a profound book filled with ideas that have shaped the world.  It is now free material. The family of its author, Napoleon Hill, gave up the rights to it years ago.  Anyone can take that material and use it as their own without fear of copyright infringement.

Many people espouse the tenets of “Think and Grow Rich” and then do trainings around the lessons provided there. People get that book, adopt some of the components of it as their own, frame lessons around it and coach the principles found there. Seeing someone else’s generic material and using it as a foundation to move forward is perfectly acceptable. And truly, it’s done over and over and over again.

Follow this simple process:

  • Don’t reinvent the wheel
  • Utilize tried and true methods
  • Personalize the adopted material
  • Put your personal spin on the component most important to you

Anytime that you’re starting a business and there are already components of that business in operation that you can utilize as part of your company, use it. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Borrow and individualize the material from the people that already have components of that set. Utilize them and their services, their business, and their information as a stepping stone for you to get to your next level.

Taking it One Step Further

In addition, you can actually take your service and offer it to somebody else who has a different, but related, product as an up-sell for their clients.

For instance: a product is being sold, but the owners haven’t implemented a service component that could make a great supplement for that business. Your service component could be a wonderful extension of that product when offered to all of their students. Partner with them for this and every sale that is made from that company.

A lot of what I do is put together new programs for other speakers where  my coaching completes it. They may be speaking and marketing something about internet marketing, however they don’t have anything on sales development or personal development. When they don’t have anything connected on sales or personal development, I add my sales and personal development training into their program and we re-bundle it as one product to sell to their clients. This is an example of very effective joint venturing.

The most important thing is to get your program up and running.  Don’t worry about borrowing from the masters. To be authentic, you must adopt the principals and then personalize it with what you’re selling or the service you’re providing. 

Be open to the opportunity to partner with someone selling a related product or program and bundle the two together as one great offering. In this way you are able to get your business started and build a substantial client base.

When you are ready for more great training, go to rapidgrowthmethod.com to get your digital download of my Rapid Growth Method.

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert Kiyosaki 


 

Are you afraid of losing?  Does it control decisions you make in your life? 

I see this frequently with students who work with me.  They are always worried about making the right choice and being correct at all times.  And it’s no wonder since this was taught to us in school about always having to get the correct answer and then reinforced for 12+ years of education.  This length of training makes this particular challenge one of the heaviest chains to break to achieve your success. 

The counter-intuitive part of success is the only way to achieve it is to step outside of your comfort level to do new actions.  New actions lead to more failures since the action is new to you.  Since failure is part of creating the ultimate success, when you choose to let the fear control you even starting an action, you inhibit the natural success process.

The key is to accept failure as part of the process.  Know it will happen on your journey to your goal.  All you can do is evaluate what created the failure when it does occur and create a different plan of action.  

Remember how many time Thomas Edison failed in creating a filament which worked to light the first electric light bulb – over 10,000.  He viewed it as knowing over 10,000 ways to create the wrong filament and just kept on testing.  In our lives, the story of the electric light bulb turned out to be one of the largest success stories because of the effect it has had on all of our lives.  

Get comfortable with failure just being another of the steps on your road to success.  Keep on failing to keep on succeeding.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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What gets you Pumped vs. What drags you Down

Motivators and De-Motivators

Before you can build a successful and sustaining business you need to realize some basic human qualities.

You must determine what are motivating factors for your life, for your business.  Ask yourself what:

  • gets me excited?
  • keeps moving me toward my goal?
  • makes me feel great about what I do? 

One of the first things we need to know when we’re talking about taking action internally and personally is:  Who we areHow we operate.

Understanding ourselves is a huge step towards actually activating the right circumstances and the right components. What motivates you? What de-motivates you? Do you know?

What could be considered a huge motivator is distinctly different from person to person. It is unique and very personal.  Individuals are NOT all motivated by the same things. 

Motivator = Unique and Personal

So, how do I get moving toward my principal target/goal?

If you’re taking action on your goals, you need to find a motivator that keeps you in process to continue to take action. Many find their motivator is in the form of a reward – at the end of their achievement level term.  The key is to find:

  • what Motivates you 
  • a way to sustain that excitement and energy 
  • a way to be accountable

What motivates you versus de-motivates you.” 

It’s different for everyone.  Positive feedback: I love you, you’re doing a great job, you’re terrific, etc., can be motivating for some.  For others, it develops into complacency.  Instant de-motivation – along with the feeling that they’re already doing enough. Which is it for you?

Ask yourself:  If everything is going smoothly, everyone is happy, is it time to rest on your laurels?  Do you respond better to urgent situations? Or do you shut down by being overwhelmed?

Knowing yourself is the Crux of it: Neither is right or wrong – which is effective for you?

Once you determine what gets you moving toward your goal, how do you sustain that enthusiasm?

Different people get motivated by different things.

For instance, in my past career, the management used to have these sales competitions. I was in manufacturer distribution and the manufacturers would have different contests on a national level for whomever sold the most, or for the top 5 or 10 distributors of the product. The winners would get different rewards. Sometimes these were a gift certificate to a store. Sometimes they would be jewelry for somebody in your family or yourself. You could get a coat or some other grand gift. They also had competitions where you could win trips, really nice trips – Different trips depending on the promotions.

Now for me, my motivation has always been simply to care for my family. That was, and is, my singular motivation.

My wife, however, is highly motivated by trips. I would show her the different promotions. The promotions that offered up a jet ski, or a boat, or something on those lines. She would go, “Eh,”  – that wouldn’t excite her. I would show her diamonds and diamond necklace. It wouldn’t excite her. As soon as I would show her a brochure for a promotion that was talking about a trip, “I’m going there! You’re winning this!” Every time one of the manufacturers had a trip for a promotion – every time – I won it! The reason I won – my motivation – was my wife and taking care of her. Her motivation was the trip. I showed her the trip. She would make sure I stayed on task. Every Single Day!

Do you think I realized she was motivated by trips?

In the future, I would deliberately show her the promotions on trips because I knew it would excite her. As soon it excited her, I knew she would stay on me, and keep me accountable. Which is what I needed to stay motivated. I realized the motivating factor was to show her a trip, and then she would keep me motivated. She would keep me on task. When my wife asked me every single day, “How are sales of that product going?” That meant more to me and kept me more accountable than my boss or a manager or somebody of authority saying, “How are those sales going?”.

To a manager, I might say, “Leave me alone.” To my wife, I would be much more responsive to her inquiry.

This whole story has to do with the fact that I learned who I was, and figured out how to activate the best me possible.

Find what makes you accountable by keeping that motivator in the forefront of your mind. I knew I was motivated by accountability by my loved ones. I know that I am highly motivated with accountability, or a component of accountability which is, my “word is my bond”. This means when I tell the world that I’m going to do something, the likelihood of it getting done is off the charts. I create accountability from everyone I can think of around me telling me what my goal is, what my principal target is because then I could never not do what I said, or I would lose face. I would lose integrity. I’m motivated to do it – no matter what.

Milestones must be planned out goals that you can track every single week. When there is anything that you are not able to track every single week, it loses its power over you, and you won’t do it. You must have weekly accountability.

These are some of the techniques and strategies, when we know ourselves, we simply create a strategy in our life that activates one or more of our motivators.

You must take Full Inventory of yourself to determine the factors that are your personal motivators and de-motivators. Find what best gets you moving in the right direction in your personal life, and in your business, and implement those motivators into your every day life.  Find within yourself, what will best sustain this motivation in you until you reach your short or long term goals. 

Remember to factor in accountability, whether it be to yourself, a loved one, your business, or to the world.  When you do these things you will create the magnitude you’ve always wanted in your life.

When you are ready for more great training, go to rapidgrowthmethod.com to get your digital download of my Rapid Growth Method.

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

 

 

“I focus on what I want since I become what I focus on.” – Paul Finck 

Who do you know who when you talk to them, their conversation and focus is about all of the challenges they have in their life?  

What do they get more of in their life while focusing on these challenges – that’s right, more challenges.  Coincidence? 

What do you focus on every day?  

Is this focus what you want out of life – your Principle Targets or goals?  

Do you keep you list of Daily Prioritized Action Items – your to-do list – in front of you throughout your day to guide your actions?

One of the ideas I incorporated early on in my life was knowing exactly what the intended destination was in my life.  This all starts for me by having my goals – my Principle Targets – written out and placed in a spot where I see them every day.  This is a constant reminder and reinforcement of where I want to be. 

To reach these Principle Targets, I create my daily written to-do list – Daily Prioritized Action Items – the night before I go to bed.  These specific action steps for the day keep my focus on exactly what I want in my life.  Do you think it’s coincidence by using this kind of focus that I have achieved as much as I have in my life?

You are able to achieve the results you want for your life too.  Start by being aware of what you focus on since you know that is where you are going.  Make sure your focus is on your Principle Targets and your Daily Prioritized Action Items.  By doing this, you will control what your results will be.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“You become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey 

Are you happy with where you are right now?  

Do you wonder how you got to this spot?  

Are you looking for a different result?  

The first place to start when you do want a change is to look at your beliefs.  Your beliefs have created the life you currently have.  When you have believed you could do something, you have been able to do it.  Now this doesn’t mean there may not have been some stumbling along the way.  It does mean that each success you have starts with the belief you can do it 

Then how did I end up here you ask?  Along with the positive beliefs which have helped you succeed are the pessimistic ones which hold you stuck.  

I can’t do that.  I’m not smart enough to accomplish that.  I don’t have the money to do that.  I’m afraid of what happens if I fail while attempting that.  Any of these sound familiar in any way?

The negative programming which creeps in – often faster than you might like – does affect the outcomes in your life.  Always start with the belief you can do anything.   Even if you are unsure you could, leave this belief as possible.  

Then ask yourself the most important question to set your mind working to find a method to create your belief – “How can I do ________?”

This question leaves open the search for all the options on how to accomplish the results you want to design your life on purpose.  When you want different results, the first place to start is within your own mind.  Success all starts with the programming of your thoughts.  Keep on focusing them in the right direction so your actions can follow.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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