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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain  

Do you tend to agree with popular opinion or are do you typically have an alternate view of any topic?  You know my thoughts on choosing what to do when wondering about a decision.  Look at what the 95%ers are doing and do the exact opposite.  

Why do I react this way?  The biggest reason is once an idea or way of doing things has become popular, all the upside in it is gone.  

By 2007, real estate investing had become very popular.  There were multiple TV shows about flipping houses.  The media was featuring stories about the incredible housing market.  People were leveraging their homes with home equity lines of credit and loans.  People were spending very freely because their house was appreciating so quickly they would be fine to be able to pay these debts.  New homeowners were able to get into homes priced way above their means with interest only loans.

Well you know what happened through 2007 and 2008.  The whole dynamic changed.  The rush of people into real estate now became a huge challenge to the country.  There was the mortgage meltdown as it was termed.  The economy for many sank.  The foreclosure crisis hit.  Overall, the majority did very poorly.  

During this downturn for the 95%ers, who was making money?  The people doing the exact opposite of what the majority was doing.  I know my economy started to take off at this time… and I’m not alone.  As the 95%ers fled real estate, I know multiple investors who made a great living and created generational wealth during this time.  Why was it different for us?

We know the real money and success happens in any opportunity before the masses identify the opportunity.  Successful entrepreneurs get in to ride the wave as its getting bigger.  Once it reaches a sizable height, we know it’s time to look for the next wave before the top of this one curls over on us.  

Knowing this fact is why when you see the masses headed in a specific direction and you are with them, take a minute to analyze what’s going on.  Is the wave growing still or is the lip about come curl over on you and take you under?  

Be aware of what the majority is doing.  Being aware of what the majority is doing is the reason the 5%ers continue to be the 5%ers.  They look for the opportunity where no one else is surfing yet to jump on the next big wave.  Start identifying where the majority is headed and begin searching for other options to create your next success.

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Before I ever knew what the word Entrepreneur was, I realized in America and in the Western part of the world in general, you are given the opportunity to be whatever you want to be. And that is all anyone should ever expect from the Capitalist system. The rest is up to you. 

It’s up to you to educate yourself. 

It’s up to you to learn speaking skills and people skills. 

It’s up to you to try (and usually fail, but to try again) all sorts of ventures. 

The rest is a combination of hard work, being at the right place …at the right time…with the right thing…oh yes…and more (never ending) hard work.” – Gene Simmons  

Do you accept responsibility for what you have or have not achieved in your life?  So many people I meet have an excuse for why any venture did not work… and usually it is far from them taking responsibility for what they did or didn’t do.

One of the most important lessons to internalize for all and especially an entrepreneur is “The buck stops here”.  What I mean is you are responsible for your results.  For everything which needs to be learned or sourced, you are responsible for making sure it happens. 

One of the times I see many people explode their growth forward is when they realize they are the creators of all their results – both good and bad.  When you start living the fact you control your life, the victim mentality starts to leave you.  You become empowered to make the decisions which determine your results.  When success happens, you are the one who did the work, made sure the right people were in place, and took advantage of the opportunities in front of you.

Conversely, if you fail, you are still the person responsible for the decisions.  Accept this responsibility.  It’s part of becoming the success you want to be.  There are only two outcomes from anything – either results or excuses.  Which one do you want in your life?

Step forward and take charge of the direction of your life.  Put in the effort and find the resources needed to create success.  And by all means, take every opportunity presented to you to increase your results.  You will succeed when you decide there is no other option! 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Success, for most people, requires unlearning as much as learning.”– Orrin Woodward  

Are you open to unlearning ideas you have been taught and reinforced for years in your life?  This is immensely important in being able to create the change you want in your life.  

Your first teachers were your parents.  They taught you the best way they knew how at the time with the information they had available.  Now this kind of training can work well when you are Donald Trump and your parents were very successful already and able to show you how to do the same.  

Are your parents currently where you want to be in your future?  I know this can be a challenging question and it is an effective one.  If they have already achieved the goals you want to achieve in your life, then they are the perfect person to follow and emulate.

If what your parents have achieved is different from what you want, you must find someone else to learn from to get where you want to go.  When choosing a mentor, I always look for someone who has already achieved what I want to achieve.  Then I listen to exactly what they are guiding me to do to achieve what they already have and act on the guidance they have provided.

Taking what they say and internalizing it as part of you is your vehicle to success.  This is where the unlearning comes in.  

Most successful people have a very different set of beliefs than the average person.  This different set of beliefs and core values is one of the reasons your chosen mentor has succeeded already while you are still figuring out how to get there.  To achieve the same success, you will want to unlearn the unproductive thoughts and beliefs replacing them with the empowering beliefs and values they are teaching you.

The unlearning can at times cause conflict within you, especially when long held beliefs are the ones which need to be unlearned.  Eliminating the thoughts and beliefs which hold you back are what allows your new growth to take root and support you moving forward.  

You decide how successful you will be based on how accepting you are to unlearn the beliefs which hold you back and replace them with the empowering beliefs.  Are you ready to start unlearning your way to success?

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Do not get obsolete like an old technology, keep innovating yourself.” – Sukant Ratnakar  

 

Have you ever gotten a new software or app and when you went to open it up received the message that it wouldn’t run on the computer or device you were looking to use it on?  This is usually because the device doesn’t have the correct hardware or software to run the latest programs.  So what do you do?  That’s right, you need to update to keep up with the newest technology.  

The same thing happens in your life.  Even when you have been successful, the game is changing at a faster and faster pace.  The only way to maintain the success is to keep innovating.  

This means multiple types of opportunities.  It could be new marketing ideas, different product solutions for your customers to meet their needs, new markets to expand into, new niches to enter, better methods to service your clients, improved customer service.   

One of the challenges for many entrepreneurs is they are too involved and in the middle of the business – it can be hard to see some of the ways to innovate.  

Attending training events, industry conferences,working with a coach or mentor, reading voraciously, networking within your industry and outside of it, masterminding with other business owners and outside consulting are all ways to pick up new ideas and fresh eyes on your business.  Pick at least two of these to be doing at any one time.  Then keep on adding new options to your innovation mix. 

Staying on top is a continual innovation process.  The best are always adding new pieces to stay where they are.  What are you going to do to step up your business and your life to the next level?  Make sure you are upgrading constantly to avoid the old technology scrap heap.

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it” – Anonymous  


Do you understand the difference?  

I know I see this often with many students of mine.  Once they come to my Maverick Selling Business Builder Bootcamp and learn the lessons I teach, they feel like they need to share this information.  Learning the training is the knowledge part of the equation.  These students know new information which will help many of their family, friends and contacts in ways they never imagined were possible.

Can you guess where the challenge comes in?  Most people I know go running home looking to share this information with everyone.  It’s the excitement they have with the knowledge they have just learned which they want to share with everyone.  

The challenging part is many of the people they are dumping this information on are in a different place and are unable or unwilling to do anything with it.   

The wisdom part comes in knowing when to use this new information when their contact is in a more receptive place.  This is the part which comes with experience.  

Do I know most people could use my coaching to take their life and their business up to the next level – of course.  I also know me running around letting everyone know the challenges they have which I could help them solve is an effort in futility.  If these people are unaware of these needs themselves and not in a position to want to do something about it, the knowledge will fall on deaf ears. 

Learning the knowledge and taking the action steps you need to move forward in your life is an awesome step.  Having the wisdom of when to approach others about the same opportunity is priceless.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar  

Have you taken the steps to win in your life?  Zig hits on 3 of the keys to winning in your life.  If you want to win, you must:

  1. Create an action plan with your Principle Target as your final outcome.  Without a goal, it’s impossible to know what you are aiming to be successful doing.  Your Principle Target is your goal and focus.  Then the actual action steps you create by reverse engineering are the planned map to your destination.  When you complete each step, you are closer to the Principle Target.
  2. Prepare by practicing and improving areas which need to grow to achieve your ultimate result.  Taking the time and effort to ensure you are prepared is one of the biggest steps to being consistently successful.  Studying and implementing the skills needed for your Principle Target is what separates your success from others attempts.  Look at those who are champions in anything.  They put in tons of practice and learning to become the expert.  What have you done while others aren’t watching to become the expert in your chosen area of expertise?
  3. Expect to win.  This means having the confidence you are going to have success each and every time you do take an action or set up a Principle Target.  Truly successful people know they will come up short at times, yet they believe each opportunity will be successful.  This confidence in yourself is the belief you must have to achieve any goal.  When you believe it, you will achieve it.

Now the key to winning –> implement all three of these areas to set yourself up for the success which is yours.  Knowledge unused is worthless.  Take what you know and step into the success waiting for you.  When you do, your success is right in front of you.

Are you ready to be a winner?

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“The way I do anything is the way I do everything.” – Paul Finck 

How do you your daily activities?  Do you approach each one with the same energy, passion and positive mindset?  If not, why not?

Think about it for a moment.  Would you get better results if you attacked the tasks which were the ones you dreaded doing with the same passion as the ones you love to do?  Of course you will.  This congruency in your effort in all you do sets the bar high for all activities.  A higher bar leads to higher Principle Targets which will lead to more success in your life.   

Utilizing this approach also has another benefit on top of feeding the increased results in all areas of your life.  It creates an energy around you which others will notice.  It will actually draw them to you.  When people see you are always full of energy, they want to be around you.  

Having more connections and contacts feeds your whole life and business.  This same high level of energy and optimistic mindset attracts the same type of person to you meaning better quality of contacts.  This better quality of contacts leads to better opportunities in your life.   Better opportunities  builds more of the kind of life you are looking to create for yourself.

You see the change which will happen in your life just by making small adjustments to your overall approach.  If you have never used this same energy and mindset for all of your activities, I challenge  you to begin doing everything in your life with this same energy and positive, optimistic, opportunistic mindset.  The results from doing just this will amaze you.  

Are you ready for this next step to break the chains holding you down?

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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“Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser

Do you continually invest in yourself every year?  The most successful people in the world are constantly investing in themselves.  They continue to read, study, and get coached by others.   

When I first learned the most successful business owners never stopped learning and investing in themselves, I made the commitment to take the same steps they do.  In my life, I have invested almost $300,000 in my education – not counting college.  This is the reason I have created the life I have today.  

Many would say this is way too much to spend on your education, especially on top of the college education.  The one key to my success I am sure of is without this continued investment to learn what I didn’t know – and oftentimes, didn’t even know I didn’t know – there is no way I would have created the amazing life I lead now.  How many opportunities would I have missed in my life because I wasn’t even aware they were there until I received the education and training to identify them.  

This would have been a tremendous cost in missed opportunity not only for myself.  It would have been a huge cost for my family because I would never have been able to show them how to create the life they want.  

Sounds like a much higher price to me if I would have let the educational investments keep me from moving forward.  Which cost would you rather incur in your life?

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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“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napolean Hill 

Have you ever said to yourself or out loud, “Now’s not the right time to do ______.”?  

Typically this is followed by a set of statements which are essentially your criteria to meet before moving forward.  The familiar statements are related to time, money and knowledge. 

Now here’s the big question:  How often have you ever met these criteria and then moved forward with the idea?

Most people I know never move forward with the idea.  They forget about what they felt they had to do before they moved forward or another set of circumstances arise which became the new criteria to complete before stepping forward.  Sound familiar at all?

As Napolean Hill says, the time will never be just right.  When you want to do something, the right time to start moving forward on it is now.  Everything else is just an excuse you are using as a reason to pause.

Be aware when the “it’s not the right time” phrase comes out of your mouth or enters your thoughts.  It could mean you are afraid of taking the next step and you are using the “it’s not the right time” as an excuse.  When you realize this is the case, now is the time to figure out an action plan to tackle the fear and step into what you want to do.

Remember, the opportunity to take an action tomorrow is never promised to you.  Most people put off many of their dreams because today is not the right time.  Instead of making an excuse, find the reasons and the way to do it now.  Whether successful or not, at least the what-ifs will be gone.  

Live your life finding ways to make ideas happen to create the dream life you deserve.  You will live a much fuller life.

 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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