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Greetings good people,
it’s yet another beautiful week starting off with monday morning rains. Getting out of bed was particularly painfull today but seeing as I have chosen to be one of the 5% of the worlds population-you know, the chaps that hold almost 80% of the worlds wealth-I had to get up and slog my way in the rain and jam to work.
I thought that I might share with you the 9habits of successful people as outlined by Adam Khoo in his ebook of the same name. We all want to be prosperous, having the beach house, the rolls royce and the freedom to never worry about being broke again but how exactly should we live and think in order to get there? Well without a doubt there are certain qualities that we MUST forster inorder to succeed. Over the next few posts, I will share with you my understanding of these 9 gems which I know will intrigue you so stay put.
Now without further adue;
Habit 1: Always Exceed Expectations
Yep thats right. The first thing you gotta do is always do more than is expected of you. Doesn’t sound like fun I know, who wants to do more than they really need to? Strangely, even Jesus spoke of this one when He said..”If some asks for your coat, give him your shirt too. If someone asks you to walk a mile with him, walk two” True millionaires have this hard wired in their nature. Millionaires, do more, read more, learn more, save more, invest more, risk more and believe more than the rest of us. Thats why they are millionaires and we aren’t. Atleast not yet anyways.
To illustrate the point; if you asked a true millionaire to cut the grass in your compound, they would not just cut the grass but collect it, dispose of it, trim the hedges, water the flowers and even put fertilizer and landscape for you Millionaires go the extra mile and give more value than is asked of them. Typically, this is a hard one for most of us. We prefer to do the absolute least in order to get by. We work just enough on our jobs not to get fired. Sad but true. Before grumbling about a raise that was denied to you, how much value have you added to your employer?
In order to be millionaires, we must learn to give much more than what we’re asked. When you are given 100,000 to do a job and and you do a job worth 300,000, guess who’s going to get repeat business, great reputation and referalls as well as command a 300k fee to the next person? But most of us will actually give 20k worth of value and get a bad rep in the process, losing out on any further business.
So to earn millions, you must get in the habit of giving millions worth of work. Go the extra mile.
Look out for the next post which will have Habit 2: Be Proactive
“Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye give to others, it shall be measured to you again.” Jesus Christ, The Master
For all those who are looking to see the rest of the habits, here they are neatly listed and linked for your easy access.
- Habit 2: Be Proactive
- Habit 3: Take 100% Responsibility
- Habit 4: Delayed Gratification
- Habit 5: Do what you love
- Habit 6: Act with Integrity
- Habit 7: Be 100% Committed
- Habit 8: The Ability to turn Failure Into Success
- Habit 9: Respect Money