I remember reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki back in 2000. It was a unique way of thinking for me.
I was raised in a family where no one had ever gone to college and only my mother had graduated from high school. I never knew my birth father and live back and forth with my single mother and grandparents.
My grandfather worked in construction and we would move a lot to different areas his company needed him to build projects. He would go to the site, hire a couple of labors and then contract out all the work they could not do themselves.
At an incredibly early age, as early as 8, I was operating heavy machinery. I admired my grandfather and wanted to grow up to be just like him. I would spend my time on the job site playing as if I oversaw the project. Managing the different contractors, working with the men to prepare the different stages of completion.
When I was a teenager, suddenly this romantic view I had of construction turned into hard work. You are in the elements every day, heat, rain, cold and wind. Physically you come home exhausted but the next day you must show up ready to go because the project needs to be done.
It was at this time that I realized, I wanted a different life when I started a career. I committed to go to college, get a good education so I could get a “real job.” My family was so proud that I was going to do this, and they had been encouraging it my entire life.
Knowing this about me you can see how reading Rich Dad was eye opening. I so wanted to do what Kiyosaki did when he learned from his Rich Dad. So, I did exactly what 95% of the people in America do, nothing.
I got a job, live above my means and went into debt so large I felt I could never get out. A few times I did focus and reduce the debt only to end up back in massive debt. I thought, I just needed to make more money, that would solve all my problems. It did solve my current problems but since my behavior did not change it caused even more debt and the need to make even more money.
This is the endless cycle we fall into in life. We believe what the Poor Dad teaches and never do what we know works for others, because we never work to fix our broken thoughts. In 2017 however that changed for me.
I was making more money than I had ever made and had more debt than I had ever had in the past. I started to invest in personal development and self-improvement. Now I had been reading and listening to books and CDs regularly since 2000, but I was not changing my behavior.
I read The Morning Miracle by Hal Elrod and learned a morning routine. This routine gave me a system to build from. As I took massive action I began to grow. I did not understand how I was getting the results I was getting because there was no direct correlation. The thinks I learned did not translate directly into my daily task but as I grew so did the results.
This year I learned what it is that changed in my life. Most top performers do not know what they do that separates them from others. When asked they share the technical things, they are doing but others are doing the same technical things.
What top performers do is see things differently and have different beliefs in what the outcome will be. This is what you can learn to do in your everyday. You can learn what has made every successful person in history achieve greatness. It is within you to do great things and with our system you will be able to do so.
Learn to invest in yourself and do more of the thinks you know you should do and less of the things you know you should not do. We are here to help. Contact us and let us help you take the steps to self-fulfillment. You will be glad you did.