Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Finally getting somewhere
I can't tell you how good it feels to finally be making some real money! There is nothing I want more than financial success with my own creations using the skills and talents I've developed. Seeing results after two years of very hard work is a long time and most probably would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.
But I'm persistent.
To keep my mindset in success-mode I actually listen to Dave Ramsey often on the radio or a podcast recording while I make dinner. While he focuses on getting people out of debt and we are actually debt-free, I like to listen as it is inspiring and gives me momentum.
I learned of an author named Tim Sanders who has a new book out called Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence and one of the things you need to do if you weren't raised with an entrepreneurial/success mindset from childhood (like me!) you need to feed your mind all the time with good stuff. Dave had said that earlier too, and recommends that we read a book a month about business or success or leadership.
A week ago I ordered a book called Thou Shall Prosper, by Rabbi Daniel Lapin on how and why Jewish people have prospered over the centuries. He discusses the values, beliefs and attitudes Jews are raised with so that others can take in these values as well and make them our own. Simple curiosity prompted me to buy this book because it is true - most Jewish people I know are successful and driven. Why? I'm learning. :)
The author also recommends we read a business biography or some other book that increases our wisdom and feeds our minds.
So among Rabbi Lapin, Dave Ramsey and Tim Sanders all recommending the same way to feed the mind, I cannot ignore this piece of advice being heralded by each of these successful people. Since I love books, I have no problem getting this permission to read!
And now that I am finally making some money, I can afford to buy more books.
Once I finish Thou Shall Prosper, the next book waiting for me in my room is The Seven Lost Secrets of Success by Joe Vitale, who goes over this copy writing genius named Bruce Barton who wrote an ad that got a 100% response. This is not only success-oriented reading, but development for my own copy writing skills.
I feel my momentum building and I just had to share it with you all.
My friend Caroline has predicted that I will be earning enough monthly income by my birthday in mid-December to safely move back to Thailand without making it necessary to take a teaching job. That sounds like a fantastic goal to me!
December 2011 = $2500 in monthly income.
I can do it!