What can you do immediately to achieve your goal?
In this Power Podcast Brian Tracy gets you started, Fredric Lehrman defines wealth. Zig Ziglar explains what you have to do, Dr. Wayne Dyer on doing what’s right, Joe Vitale turns off negatives, and Earl Nightingale reveals the origin of the Strangest Secret. All this and more in this episode of My Power Podcast.
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Have Enough to Do Want You Want?
Is it possible the people who say, “Money can’t make you happy,” are those that never had an great wealth?
We should distinguish the difference between wealth and happiness. Happiness is a mental attitude. Wealth is a quantifiable sum. This article is about accumulating the quantifiable sum of your riches.
The majority of the water cooler -coffee machine residents that populate companies large and small spread their gossip about the luck and karma that made others more money. Being born under a lucky star has nothing to do with sustainable wealth. It comes down to the results from efforts. Work.
Earl Nightingale wrote, “Money is the harvest of our production.”
Production is the key. It’s the things that unlocks all the treasures you could want. If you want more, do more. If you want to become important, work toward becoming indispensible. Sure, we all can be replaced. The difficulty in replacing us determines the measure of compensation. The top sales person that brings in the big deals month after month is hard to replace. The person that delivers the supplies can be easily replaced. Who makes more money. Both jobs are important. It’s the degree of cost of replacement. Some sales organizations see the top producer as making too much money. So, they cut their client list and hire two up and comers to work those accounts. Bad move. The two up and comers will have to be trained. That costs. The new people will make mistakes and make clients angry. Bad results that cost more money. It’s better to take care of the big producer with big rewards. Don’t let them go. If you are the big producer, keep producing. Pay attention to the little daily tasks you had to do to get to be the top producer.
Our challenge in the day-to-day is to create more value from the work we do. Whatever the task, we must reach out to do it better than anyone else. To be able to have all the wealth you want, listen to Zig Ziglar’s segment in this episode of My Power Podcast. He explains in easy simple to understand terms exactly what you must do to be able to do anything you want.
What Money Is
Some say the first stamped coins were minted around 650–600 BC. Since then, we have been counting our coins carefully and always hoping that good fortune will provide us more. The idea of currency is more deep rooted in us as humans as a means of getting stuff. The banter of , “You give me that, and I’ll give you this,” has been around a long time. The use of barter has been with us at least 100,000 years. When barter did occur, it was usually between either complete strangers or potential enemies. Negotiating became a desired skill to acquire.
Once the negotiating is done and you assess how good the deal was and how much money you may have left on the table, you now have the starting point of your future wealth. How much did you earn from your hard work and effort? That is the starting point. You created value and were paid as a direct result of what you did. The secret to wealth is not just your ability as a money changer, your wages are the immediate result of your production.
The measure of your wealth is how much you keep.
We’ve all heard stories about the multi-million dollar athletes that gain instant rewards for their skills at out running, out jumping, and out doing anyone else. Wow, you say, “Twenty million a year. Wish I could do that.”
Then, you hear how the cost of bling, cars, boats, and hot babes left the athlete too broke and too old to earn anything more.
You, on the other hand, learning from great books like, The Richest Man in Babylon, will have the secret power to be the winner at the end of the day.
The value you bring to work each day produces the instant results in salary and commissions. The value at the end of the day is how much you decided to pay yourself.