1. Hit The Lottery. The odds of winning last week’s Saturday Lotto were: 1 in 8.145 million chance, that’s 8,145,000.00 to 1. It’s a plan, but not much of one.
2. Marry Rich. Probably too late for that.
3. Inherit Wealth. Too bad we can’t pick our parents.
4. Steal Wealth. The 1980’s Corporate Plan. Didn’t work out as well as they intended.
5. Build an ‘ordinary’ business. Works. But it is kinda slow and torturous, isn’t it?
6. GET AND USE A MENTOR IN YOUR CHOSEN NICHE.
The more you learn and the harder you work, the “luckier” you get.
“Luck smiles on those who go out and make things happen”!
What I am about to tell you is probably the most important message I’ve ever written … or will ever write again. For a number of years now, I’ve been wracking my brain to figure out why some people seem to reach the pinnacle of success in life and in business … while others with the same opportunities and information don’t.
Why is it that some people go to a seminar, read a book, listen to a tape and it seems that miraculously, overnight, their business and their lives are transformed. Is it an ‘act of God’ or has someone cast a mysterious spell over this person, or maybe it was luck! Luck, by my definition, is a combination of good planning, opportunity and action!
So, why do some people seem to turn everything they touch into gold?
Well, I think I may have an answer. Recently, I read a study which revealed some interesting statistics. It said that less than 10% of people who buy a book read past the first chapter. That less than 3% of Australians are financially independent. Less than 10% have written goals. That almost 50% of Australians are overweight and about a whopping 84% suffer some sort of medical ailment (headaches, backaches, sinus, cramps, indigestion, muscle pain, . . . etc.)
Statistically, it would seem that only a very small percentage of people really live the life of their dreams.
So, why isn’t everyone successful?
Simply because success in any field of endeavour, whether it’s your business, your health or your relationships with others, takes effort! But, more importantly, it has to be the “right kind of effort”. As well as that . . . SUCCESS IN ANYTHING TAKES CONSISTENT ACTION!
So, if you’re not successful right now, or want to improve on what you’re doing, find yourself a mentor and model them. MODELLING OTHERS WORKS
Actually, everyone ‘models’ all the time. As children, we model our parents to learn how to walk, how to speak, how and what to eat, how to treat others, and how to perform everyday acts such as tying our shoelaces. How do you think you learned to drive a car? You modelled someone. What about your local butcher? He was an apprentice once, learning his trade. And then there are our sports men and women.
The trouble is, when it comes to modelling we often model whoever is handy or close to us, rather than looking for the best. Or we go and model (or take advice) from certain people simply because that’s what everyone else ( our parents, friends etc.) are doing. And this is often a BIG mistake.
So to get the results you want in any endeavour you must “model” what is already proven to be successful. It’s the quickest and easiest way I know of to get rich.