I’m not a big fan of certifications and degrees. Statistics tell us that 10 years after college graduation, 80% of graduates are doing something completely unrelated to their degree.
I am a big fan of learning however. Books, college and community college classes, seminars, workshops, teleseminars, webinars, ecoaching, hiring a coach, mastermind groups; they all help you increase your knowledge.
And since we live in a knowledge-based economy, now is the time to learn. Increase your knowledge = increase your income.
In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell shows how nearly everyone who has become successful at something has put in a minimum of 10,000 hours working at it. From Olympic athletes to concert pianists, they’ve all committed and put in the time.
“If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo
I’m wondering what you’re willing to do. My wife Christine and I paid off $45,000 in debt one year to become debt free (everything but our house) when we only made an income of $60,000. We obviously sold some things but we worked our butts off during those 12 months.
If you want it bad enough there is very little stopping you. But are you willing to pay the price?
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Planning is great, but I have a feeling it’s time for you to take action. I don’t know what it is but you may have to jump into it. Start your business, get out of debt, take your wife out to dinner. Stop talking and start doing.
President Lincoln was obviously smart enough to get his face sculpted into a mountain in South Dakota. If it worked for him, I’m guessing it will work for you too.
Most of us need a phone in our house.
We want things that make our lives easier like cell phones.
We love the iPhone.
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She’s been shopping there (groceries and all) for the past 30 days. Today, that [...]