Suceess Leaves Clues
by Dr. Philip E. Humbert
As many people have observed, "Success
leaves clues." If you want to achieve extraordinary success in the coming year, study the experts, do what they do,
and modify their techniques to suit your particular situation. It's easy!
Here are some of the secrets that have helped me and my clients over the years:
Focus on Values
I've known people who made some money, but I've never known
anyone who got rich without examining their own values, priorities and beliefs. Start by writing down a list of things you
value, things you believe, what you want, and what you plan to do with this incredible life you have. Start with your values.
Get a Life
Before you can handle great wealth, you must make room for it.
This is the old, "if you build it, they will come" model. Trying to squeeze success, wealth, fame or fortune into a small
life won't work. Create a life first; the lifestyle of your dreams will follow.
Trying to create success and achieve wealth while your life's
a mess won't work. Success requires clear priorities and a passionate commitment. Simplify your life. Eliminate
the excuses. Clean up everything that distracts you from reaching your most important goals.
Specify Your Results
Nobody can hit a target they can't see. Define your outcomes
and set clear, achievable results in advance. Know what "success" looks like! Have measurable, specific outcomes and determine
that you will achieve them!
Burn Your Ships
There's an ancient story about a Greek general who landed his
troops on an enemy shore, then burned his ships. He wanted to make it very clear: Retreat and failure were not an option!
Leave no room for failure.
Put in More Than You Take Out
No one will pay you more than your services are worth! Get clear
about that! You can't fool people very long. Your services and your results must be far more valuable than the fee
you charge. Some people will rip you off; the rest will make you rich!
Live Below Your Means
Rich people know this. Wealth is accumulated, re-invested, used
wisely and given away. It is never spent! Let the millionaire athletes and folks who win lotteries buy the fancy cars and
flashy jewelry. If you want to achieve great wealth, live simply, invest wisely, enjoy it all!
Give It Away
You can't take it with you when you die, and money is
not attracted to the selfish, the miserly or the mean. If you would attract money to your life,
be clear about what you want to do with it. Contribute to charities that will use it for good. Make the world a better, richer
place and you'll create wealth that will last for generations to come. Your children will thank you!
Written by Dr. Philip E. Humbert, writer, speaker
and success coach. Dr. Humbert has over 300 free articles, tools, and resources for your success, including a great newsletter!
It's all on his website at www.philiphumbert.com.