Dream On, Be Crazy

Famous Failures

Learn from Successful People

Many people have achieved success in their life, and though there is never an exact formula that can be followed, there are many commonalities between those who are successful. Spending time with, or even just following, successful people gives you the opportunity to watch and learn from them and understand how they overcame their obstacles.

As someone on your way to achieving your dreams, it is important to stay organized and focused. In order to that, you need to refine your thinking. Positivity fuels productivity, and giving yourself the time and space to boost yourself mentally is the first step to being successful. Speak to yourself positive affirmation, such as: “I am worthy of this success. I believe in myself and my plan.” Have a vision in your mind of you achieving your goals and put that energy back into your work. Allow yourself to reflect back on your efforts in order to reinforce them, and discipline yourself to take this action periodically so you can see and feel your growth.

Thanks to physicist Isaac Newton, we know that “every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” While he was referring to physical systems, it is very much applicable to building your dreams. Every single action you take, and all the positivity that you put out into the universe, will come back to you with full force and make all the effort worthwhile.

Sometimes we forget that the power to be successful is in our hands and that we’re responsible for taking the many baby steps it takes to get to the finish line. So don’t compare yourself to others – compare yourself to who you could be; and take notes from all of those people who were once in your place en route to achieving their own dreams.

The Benefit of Having a Personal Coach

When it comes to achieving their goals, most people set out on their own and resist the idea of a coach or mentor. Some might be afraid to reach out and ask for help, and others might like the idea of doing things on their own. Both are fair objections, but it is also important to note and appreciate the positive aspects of having someone there to guide you.

Your coach wants to see results. That is what they are there for and that is their goal. They will, of course, start off by getting to know you and understanding what it is that you are trying to accomplish. You will be able to develop and focus your goals and work with a seasoned coach to create an action plan that is relevant in the short-term and the long-term. Your coach will also ensure that you are held accountable to carrying out your action plan. Remember that they have a lot of valuable experience that they are bringing to the table. They will be able to pinpoint any gaps or potential threats that you may not be able to foresee. By having the additional support, not only will you reach your goals faster, but you will also get there in the most efficient manner.

Your coach won’t shy away from telling you like it is. The honesty and trust will not only build a stronger mentor/mentee relationship, but it will also positively affect all of your other personal relationships.

Coaches can provide all sorts of unique opportunities in fine-tuning your business or life plans and giving you a competitive advantage, but before committing to a coach, make sure the partnership is right for you. You want someone with the right experience or training and someone who is committed to seeing you succeed. If you feel that you are being pushed too hard or not hard enough, vocalize that to your coach. The environment should feel safe so that you can have those conversations about your evolving mentor/mentee relationship.

There are many benefits to having an extra set of eyes to help provide insight about your goals and plans. The important thing is to not make a decision about not having a coach without considering the possibilities!

Goals and Dreams

Everybody dreams. They dream about a life that they hope to someday lead, or the person that they hope to someday become. Everything seems to feel as if it’ll happen ‘someday’ in the future, but while we’re dreaming, we tend to forget the power that we have today to shape our tomorrows.

Our dreams feel large and incomprehensible at times, but they’re within our reach if we break down the process into smaller steps.

Goals. Long-term, short-term, realistic, and even unrealistic goals are all important in understanding what you want out of your plans and how you can get there. You need to be aware of what might be unrealistic and how you can potentially modify the goal to make it more attainable. Make SMART goals – goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Goals that will add value to your life and contribute to your overall success. Too often we tend to do things that have nothing to do with what or who we want to become, so following those steps and working to simplify your ideas into smaller steps will make the journey feel a lot less overwhelming.
Track your progress toward your goal by recording new information and ideas. With smart phones and other personal devices, it’s easy to have access to applications like Evernote that can sync your notes to all your devices. Your dreams are accessible anywhere.

It’s also important to reflect. As you’re working through your weekly goals, figure out what’s going well, and what needs to be fixed. Maybe you’re not as productive as you aim to be; so figure out what is distracting you and remove yourself from that environment. Reflect on your timeline. Are you making progress at the speed that you intended? If not, what has held you back, and how can you make up for that time? As soon as you figure out what doesn’t work, you’re automatically a step closer to drawing up a solution.

Envision, plan, and prepare for the universe’s backlash (because odds are that there will be some). But as long as you’re optimistic, you work hard, have a never-give-up mentality, and apply your SMART goals, your dreams will one day be a reality.

The Three Main Players of Money

There are three main players when it comes to the subject of money:

A) Those who have come to deposit and safely store their hard earned monies.

B) Those who have to borrow said money for their personal needs. Such as investors and businesses owners who use that money to build assets such as businesses and to buy investment properties.

C) The bank who only has a finite amount of money in their vault to lend out.

Which of these do you want to be?

The only way banks make money is by charging interest.

For the banks, debt = money because the more loans they make and give out, the more money they make back from interest.

This can become an issue if all those who stored their money in the bank were to withdraw it all out at the same time.

Credit and credit cards are another way banks make money. It is amazing – the unlimited amount of electronic money banks can create simply by typing a few buttons on a computer, which devalues your money over time.

Inflation is the general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money, which is what would happen if excess money is circulated in the market. People work harder to make less.