“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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Here is one of my Paul’s Pick Me Ups from this week with a great training lesson for you.  These Paul’s Pick Me Ups are a part of my Chain Breakers Club Membership Program.  These members receive Pick Me Ups like this daily in their inbox along with many other great benefits of the Chain Breakers Club.

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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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Here is one of my Paul’s Pick Me Ups from this week with a great training lesson for you.  These Paul’s Pick Me Ups are a part of my Chain Breakers Club Membership Program.  These members receive Pick Me Ups like this daily in their inbox along with many other great benefits of the Chain Breakers Club.

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“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller  

Do you give up the good to go for the great in your life?  For many, this is a challenge.  They finally created some success and are feeling comfortable in their life.  

This feeling comfortable is an entrepreneur’s worst pitfall.  It feels good.  They accomplished the principle targets they set out to achieve at the beginning of their journey.  

Is this good all you were meant to accomplish…  or is this just one step on the stairway to greatness?  

Some of my students can find it hard to step away from the good they already found to go after the great.  They don’t want to give up what they have to attempt to get to something awesome.  For them, the security of the good is hard to move beyond, especially if they might have to give it up to get to the next level.  

Remember, you were put here to be great.  It is your whole purpose for being here. By accepting the good, you are cheating yourself and all those around you of encountering and being a part of your greatness.  

Think of where would be now if Bill Gates and Steve Jobs would have settled for being good computer programmers instead of innovative, envelope pushing, seekers of greatness.  The Macbook I’m writing this on would never have happened without the desire to be great instead of just good.  Steve would have stopped long before this computer ever became an idea.  

This is just one example of someone who accepted letting go of the good to do something great.  Greatness affects many positively.  Are you ready to be great?  Then let’s set new, even more ambitious principle targets to strive for on the next step up the greatness staircase.  I’ll be here beside you as you climb. 

Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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WOW – I guess I am a “Maverick” – the response to the question I asked through social media has been amazing both online and off line. 

People from my personal life and my professional world have all come back with the same response – “absolutely” ~ “no question” ~ “you always have been” ~ “no kidding you are a Maverick, you have bucked the system your whole life”. 

I think back over my 30 year career and realize that is the one word that would define it all … from the very beginning! My first job out of college was a salaried position with a small bonus for sales completed… I quit after 7 weeks to go to the competition who paid straight commission!

With that position, I grew fast and within 6 months had my best friend working for me.  I figured out my strengths and, more importantly, my weaknesses!

I was good at opening new accounts and yet had challenges with follow through.  Instead of beating myself up or looking to spend time changing so I could grow to mediocre in the follow through department, I brought in someone who was GREAT at follow through.  What a great experience we had building it up as a team… which just was NOT done by any of my peers.

Then – the company I was working for was forced out of business (by the Feds ~ longer tale for another day).  Instead of ignoring the obvious or crying over the loss of a job or position like most of my co-workers, I saw an opportunity. 

Within 2 weeks had my first major company launched.  Because I took action (a Maverick move compared to the actions taken by all around me), the TOP salespeople all came to work for me. Remember these were senior, straight commission salespeople and I was a 22 year old playing CEO for the first time.  In 6 months, we did over $500,000 in gross sales.

Over the years, I have owned more businesses that I can remember; Stepped up when others didn’t; Took action while others watched; Took the road less traveled; Dared to test out a theory and take the BOLD move; and simply learned to dance to my own beat. 

Thirty years now with a Serial Entrepreneurial life… and lifestyle;

30 years of being told to get a real job;

30 years of people saying “that isn’t going to work”;

30 years of people commenting on my behavior and not quite getting what I was up to;

30 years of consistently taking “risks” they wouldn’t take;

30 years of bucking the status quo.

SO I am a Maverick! What has it gotten me…

A life long career of experience that has given me a long, varied and impressive resume. 

Freedom to work out of my house for decades and Time to enjoy my family. 

Financial Power … now this is different from Financial Freedom I hear so many wish for.  Financial Power is active and passive income that is produced on your terms with NO “strings” to tie you in knots.  Financial Power truly enables me to do what I want, when I want, and how I want… I have created Financial Power now and for the rest of my life.

SO I am a Maverick!  Who wants to be a Maverick with me???

And this gives me an idea.  Stay tuned.  I know you are going to love what’s coming next…

Here is one of my Paul’s Pick Me Ups from this week with a great training lesson for you.  These Paul’s Pick Me Ups are a part of my Chain Breakers Club Membership Program.  These members receive Pick Me Ups like this daily in their inbox along with many other great benefits of the Chain Breakers Club.

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“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

Are you crazy enough to change the world?  This is one area I can resoundingly answer “Yes!!” without hesitation. 

Being an entrepreneur is already a step in that direction.  You already think differently and are ready to act differently than the masses.  There are people who would already tell you that you are crazy for even just being this.

I love working with those who want to do something different which has never been done before.  Creating those huge visions and then figuring out how to make them happen is pure enjoyment for me.  One of my principle targets is to be the first entrepreneur on the moon.  Think that’s crazy?  Even if you do, I’m good with that. 

It’s the crazy ideas which change the world. 

Christopher Columbus saying the world was round and being willing to prove it by sailing off what many thought was the edge of the earth to discover new lands. 

Thomas Edison working endlessly to create an electric light bulb to bring a safer and more effective form of indoor lighting into use. 

Alexander Graham Bell wanting to invent a way you could talk to someone without being in the same room as them. 

Henry Ford creating and embracing the assembly line system to make automobiles affordable for the masses.

Steve Jobs knowing the power of creating a personal computer which everyone would want to have in their home. 

All were called crazy at one point in their lives.  Did they change the world as everyone at those times knew it?  Yes. 

I reframed being called crazy as a good thing.  It means I am on to something if it is such a stretch for most to think it is even possible for that idea to happen.  It also motivates me to create just that ‘crazy’ vision. 

When you have a vision outside of what most believe is possible, embrace it, nurture it, work on it.  Keep in mind, most great ideas were only a crazy dream at one point… and one day you too may be viewed as a genius!

 

Breaking Your Chains!

Paul Finck

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P.P.S.  What’s your crazy idea to change the world?  Leave me a message in the comments below to get feedback from me.

 

RUN FINCK RUN… Join me as I elevate my life to a new level. Be my accountability partners, my running companions, my cheer team, or simply be a spectator waiting to see me accomplish this challenge – watching what I do and how I do it!

My challenge: I am over weight, enjoy great times and great food, and haven’t really exercised in over 10 years (it may be closer to 20), and am 13 months from my 50th birthday…. and in 245 Days I am running a HALF MARATHON (13.1 miles) in Disney, Orlando Florida.

Go to http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/ to see more about the event.

This all started with my daughter, Alex Finck, who is an avid runner and also LOVES Disney. She found out about this race called RUNDISNEY and could not stop talking about it. Her enthusiasm was contagious, and wanting to be by her side with this, I COMMITTED to her to RUN it with her.

To accomplish this – to get in shape – to create a new body – to do something I have NEVER done before … is going to take effort, commitment, and focus. Now I TEACH this… I coach 1000’s on how to make this happen in their own lives. So I know what to do… now it is a matter of DOING IT! (sound familiar)

I know I can not do this alone… I NEED YOU! I want YOU to hold me accountable for what I commit to!

So here it is…
I am going to post my progress here and even more often on my Facebook page (click here to follow me on Facebook) on a regular basis. I am going to let you know how my running is going, what my routine is, what my diet is, how much weight I am losing. Whenever you do not see this coming from me or you see me slipping, I give you permission to call me out. I train on all the different ways to accomplish major transformation and NOW I get a chance to demonstrate it first hand to all of you. Watch, learn, get inspired, join me on the journey and assist me in transforming my body and my life in new ways! WHO IS WITH ME?