Friday, November 13, 2009

Wages make you a living. Profits make you a fortune.


This year is almost over. What a full year it has been. I have spent the entire year with my head buried in books, going to seminars, and learning new things. I've had many successes and some losses in my life and the net result was my life wasn't where I wanted it to be. There had to be something I was missing. I had to unplug and look to different sources of information. I needed a different way of thinking.

I started with re-reading the book that started me on the journey of my last success. This was Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Next I read Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. It opened the flood gates because it started an insatiable appetite to learn again. After that I read almost every book in the Rich Dad series. This also lead me to discover works by Stephen Covey, Seth Godin, Stephen Pierce, Les Brown, Anthony Robins, Reginald F Lewis, Donald Trump, Sandy Botkin and Jim Rohn to name a few.

The title of this post is from a clip of Jim Rohn. This clip is full of good quotes. Here are some that stuck out to me:
"To reach the things on the top self you must stand on the books you read"
"Profits are better than wages"
"Work full time to make a living but work part time to make a fortune"

I see the world and especially finances through a different lense. This is the information age and it takes a different skill set to get ahead then when I grew up. It's also up to me to continue to seek information to grow and expand. Once you stop growing you start dieing.

There has never been a better time and a more necessary time to start your own business. We all have bills and responsibilities but make time to build your fortune!

Enjoy the clip!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Grow Your Business

I was motivated to write this post from a pop up "thing" on Facebook. It asked to list your favorite books. So, I decided to make a blog recommending my top 10 books to read to grow in your business and/or in your life.

These 10 books are focused around financial knowledge. Given the current conditions of the world and economy, it is important now more than ever to take control and educate yourself about your finances.

These 10 books helped me make a significant change in my life and I hope you find value in them as well.

Live Long and Prosper :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Aesop's Fable

From time to time a will open Aesop's Fables and select a story randomly. This is the story that was presented tonight. Just wanted to share it. Don't be a party to your own destruction.

Live and Learn

The Man and the Wood

A Man came into a Wood one day with an axe in his hand, and begged all the Trees to give him a small branch which he wanted for a particular purpose. The Trees were good-natured and gave him one of their branches. What did the Man do but fix it into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree. Then the Trees saw how foolish they had been in giving their enemy the means of destroying themselves.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Personal Signature for Blogs, emails, and web sites

Hello all. I found this really cool site. It lets you create a signature to add some personal flavor to your signatures in your blogs, emails, and web sites.

There's mine at the end of this post.

Give them a look and have fun!


Monday, August 10, 2009

No Excuses!

I've been in Baltimore for a year and a half now. I don't have a car but I get around quite well on the bus. One thing I hear often is excuses for failure and justification for mediocrity. People will give every reason why they can't do something and never why they can. That's for losers. Winners see problems only as new solutions for profit!

This leads me to the inspiration of this post. There's a guy I've seen on the buss a few times. He's in a wheel chair. You've probably seen people get around on their own in a wheel chair too. But this guy takes it further. He has one arm. That's right, one arm. His legs are amputated above the knees and his left arm right at the elbow. I see him get on and off the buss, and whip his wheel chair around all by himself. No help.

Now here's a guy who can make excuses. But he's out doing what he has to do. There's a quote that says use what you got to get what you want.

No more excuse by me and I will not accept any from anyone else anymore. Losers make excuses. Winners do what it takes to get it done. Period.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Key to Winning

Hello. I'm going to to get the hang of blogging soon enough, just bare with me. Currently I'm reading a book called The Little Black Book Of Connections by Jeffrey Gotimer. I first came across his work via an audio book at the library. Shout out to Enoch Pratt Free Library in Downtown Baltimore. That audio book is called The Little Gold Book of Yes Attitude. I instantly decided to pay attention. He has great videos out and some other great books as well. I wanted to post this quote from The Little Black Book of Connections to serve as some sort of motivation for you to make the changes needed to improve your life if you need to.

The Little Black Book of Connections by Jeffrey Gitomer p.90

Here's The Key To Winning:

Put action items into your daily work plan and dedicate the time to do them. Think of it as making appointments for your own success. Make at least three appointments with yourself a week. Make them one hour appointments, and keep them.

If you do this, you will have 150 hours of time dedicated to your success in one year.

Note: Make sure at least half of this time is spent one-on-one with connections that are imperative to your success. The rest of the time can be spent writing, preparing your e-zine, or taking other actions to be a value-provider.

For more info on Jeffrey Gitomer and his work check out

Thank you for sharing with me

Friday, July 17, 2009

The New Rules of Money

Hello. I am proud to be finally learning how to blog. My passions are what I say to be health, wealth, and wisdom. They go hand in hand. To be a whole person, you must strive to grow in all areas.

The purpose of this blog is to share information on building wealth, increasing health, and growing wisdom. As I come across things that I find interesting or have learned from, I will shre them. Feel free to contact me and share as well.

This leads me to my first topic.

I am a big fan of Robert Kiyosaki. Rich Dad Poor Dad, Cash Flow Quadrant, and Increase Your Financial IQ are like bibles to me. They changed my way of thinking and my actions to go along with that.

Mr. Kiyosaki has again innovated the way in which we learn by creating this awesome online interactive book.

Click the link below and take time to read this book. It's the summer and you don't really need to watch those re-runs on TV anyway.

The world and what we thought about money has changed. It is time to re-educate or get left behind.

Enjoy the book