I wish I’d come across Roger Hamilton’s Wealth Dynamics many years before I did. It provides an insightful framework that explains why certain people seem to be able to create wealth easily; whilst others have struggled all their lives.
Established on ancient Chinese wisdom known as the I-Ching, Wealth Dynamics is based on the premise that everyone has an innate genius that has a natural but very specific ‘flow’. Recognising this and understanding how it operates is absolutely crucial before you launch into any endeavour. Your own, ingrained characteristics will also dictate the nature of your support network; the complementary characteristics you’ll need to have present in your team in order to establish and maintain your wealth.
Here are some of his most insightful and helpful quotes when it comes to understanding the dynamics of wealth (though he acknowledges some of these come from ancient sources):
“To know and not to do is not yet to know.”
“Think it, ink it: Do it, review it.”
“Your passion is your compass.”
“What you see is always what you get.”
“Invest more of your time; spend less of it.”
“Plan to fail.”
“Time is your most precious asset.”
“Sustainable wealth follows a rhythm.”
“You are the result of your choices.”
“When you resources you accumulate.”
“You settle for your standards.”
“Your well (of wealth) is in your words.”
“Harmony is the foundation of wealth.”
“Time has seasons.”
“Ask and you shall receive.” (Ok, Jesus of Nazareth got there first on this one :-)
Let me know which ones you like the best.
5 Things not to do...It’s time to be your own life coach. Get to the root of what is keeping you stuck in whatever area of life you’re finding difficult.
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It’s interesting to note that some people are motivated much more by what bad stuff they must avoid in life, rather than what good things they could lay hold of.
So, this list is for you if you’re in that camp; if you need to hear about the things that could be getting in your way right now. Address these and you’ll find the success comes an awful lot easier.
6. Seek the perfect answer before taking action.
This approach is definitely going to keep you stuck! If you have been maintaining this frame of mind, and I’ve been guilty of way too much of it during my life, you may be justifying your lack of action with a very convincing argument that you could do it that much better if you just learn a bit more, get a better role model or attend another seminar.
You may not be stuck on detail, however, it may be that you haven’t completely defined your grand life purpose and think you must get that completely nailed down before you take another step.
These are just excuses. It’s time to admit you are procrastinating. And procrastinators always have very good reasons for their approach. But ‘to know and not do, is not yet to know.’ That means that if you haven’t taken action on what you already know, you don’t really even know what you think you know. Did you know that? Take action, learn from the doing and you may be surprised t what actually works.
7. Dive in with all you’ve got... without a sustainable plan.
Have you ever made a New Year resolution? How many of them lasted the year? Maybe some did; probably the majority of them didn’t! Why is that? Surely your intentions were good, positive and admirable. So, was it a lack of will-power?
Very, very often, it comes down to the fact that you didn’t have a plan of action that was sustainable. Taking time to plan ahead, for the good times and bad will help you plan what’s realistic and devise ways of countering those times when the natural motivation seems to have waned.
8. Keep the blinkers on.
Blinkers are good for horses. They shield their eyes and stop them seeing stuff that could distract or frighten them – especially when they’re on the highway.
Focus is a good thing. There are far too many people whose vision is not clear enough and they move from one thing to another wondering if this latest thing is the answer to their dreams. Yet it is equally dangerous to be so focused one thing that you ignore some important advice, opportunities or warning signs coming from another direction.
Don’t blinker your vision too much. Allow yourself time to look at alternative ways of achieving things because if you only have one way to achieve your goal and that fails, you’ll assume it can’t be done.
9. Go at it like it’s a 100 meter sprint
The mindset of the marathon runner is far more suited for those who wish for long-term, sustainable success. Build up your personal and business fitness
Establish habits that keep you active, growing and balanced, for this is how life can be sustained.
‘Business at the speed of thought’ is fine, once you’ve established a system robust enough to deliver. It does not mean that you should think it and
“Ready shoot, aim.” Is another popular saying in modern business culture – and that may be exactly the right approach but *only* once you’ve assessed the potential risks, the downside you may be landed with if it all goes horribly wrong. And you do need to build into your plans that you will fail more often than succeed. That’s the only way to succeed without living under huge amounts of stress.
10. Try to do it all yourself.
Yes, it is essential that you take ultimate responsibility for your life, your choices and your behaviours. Once that’s clear, there are two specific things you really must do.
The first thing is to identify the areas that are required for you to succeed and build a team (or a better team) that is specifically composed of people who can take on the tasks that you are not so good at. Doing this will supercharge your progress and enable you to multiply your impact massively.
The second thing is that it is also essential that you find a coach who can help you tackle those areas that are not natural strengths. In fact, if you’re really smart – and committed to your personal success – you’ll also have a coach or mentor who is several steps ahead of you even in the areas where you are skilled, able and successful.
Take the first step – grab your own copy of TEAM ME to start your own voyage of self-discovery; gaining invaluable insights and changing forever the way you see your own potential.
“This is a wonderful book that shows you how to unlock your full potential for success and achievement.”
Brian Tracy – Author of over 80 best-selling books.
Now take the next step - do your own search to find a coach who is expertly suited to your situation
or APPLY now for one-on-one coaching with me, to see if my approach is what you need right now.
But whoever it is, for the sake of a world waiting for you to shine, get a coach!
It’s time to be your own life coach. Get to the root of what is keeping you stuck in whatever area of life you’re finding difficult right now.
Here are some absolutely key actions you can take immediately to bring about a big change in your situation.
5 Things to do...
1. Get absolutely clear on your goal.
Identify your most important goal – the one that will provide you with the greatest benefit, the biggest sense of fulfilment (or relief!) once you've achieved it.
Test it by ‘future pacing’. That is, imagine a time in the future when you've completely achieved that goal and see how it feels. In your imagination, really put yourself in to that position and ask yourself if it’s what you wanted and expected. How could it be better? Is there anything missing? Who is this good for? You, your family and/or friends, your community, nation, world? Are you actually ready for it? Is there any reason it couldn't be sustained once achieved? Once you have this clarity and its evidently something you can fully set your heart upon, take just a few minutes every single day to remind yourself of it in vivid detail. This will instruct both your conscious and unconscious mind that this is where you are heading.
2. Get clear on exactly what you believe about the goal you've set.
You may already know how important it is to get rapport with someone else before you attempt to persuade, encourage or input in any way into their lives. But now you should ask yourself, how good is your rapport with yourself?
If that sounds like a strange question, maybe I should ask another question; have you ever felt that there is some kind of conflict going on inside you? Until these inner struggles are resolved you will always, in some way, stay stuck – because you’ll be pulling yourself in two (maybe more!) directions at the same time.
I use a specific series of questions with my clients that helps them rapidly uncover these issues so that they can then choose what they want to ‘weed out’.
Uncover what you really, deeply believe about your goal, your situation and your capabilities. Then you’ll be able to align yourself towards your goals and achieve... well, practically anything!
“These [live] sessions have been the most powerful few hours I’ve experienced in… well, years!”
Hardy S - Corporate Executive. London.
3. Get clear on which archetypes are dominant in your life
There are many different archetypes that various authors present in their methods and they all their values. I like to keep things simple and focus on just six: the Sovereign, the Warrior, the Sage, the Lover, the Mystic and the Jester.
If you’ve never actually profiled yourself to understand which are dominant in your life, head over the explanatory video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqyauKSZUHU and map your own, personal profile.
Without this understanding you won’t understand what’s driving you, why you want to tackle things a particular way (and why rubs certain people up the wrong way), what it takes to motivate yourself and what sort of people you need in your immediate team to maximise your unique set of strengths and weaknesses.
4. Stay flexible.
Whatever you set your mind to do, make sure that you’re aware of the feedback you could be receiving. Simply look at the results you’re getting. If the results indicate that you’re moving in the right direction towards your intended goals, great... keep doing what you’re doing. If they’re not, then this is a sign that you probably need to try something different.
If you’re too rigid you won’t want to do this, so ask yourself, if you were willing to try another approach, what would that be?
This is not a reason to knee-jerk the moment one person says something negative about what you’re doing, but a call to take seriously the need to have a system that measures your progress and a willingness to respond to the signals by flexing your approach.
5. Find a role model you can learn from.
You have a goal? Good. Chances are someone has already done the very thing you want to achieve – or at least something similar. So find such a person and get as close to them as it is possible to do so. Learn from them, hang around them, read their books, listen to them as often as you can. You will find that they achieved what they have because of a certain mindset, a certain set of beliefs that they used to direct their actions on an ongoing basis. They will have made mistakes too – so take a shortcut by finding out what *not* to do too.
Close contact with a role model is one of the fastest ways of gaining the mental attitude required to replicate their success and, adding this to your present learnings, can enable you to go even further than they ever did.
We've got 5 more to go. But you can now take the first step – grab your own copy of TEAM ME to start your own voyage of self-discovery; gaining invaluable insights and changing forever the way you see your own potential.
“This is a wonderful book that shows you how
to unlock your full potential for success and achievement.”
Brian Tracy – Author of over 80 other best-selling books
Take the next step – sign-up with a coach who is expertly suited to tackle your situation. You can arrange a 10 minute call with me to see if my approach is what you need right now, or do your own search to find someone else. But whoever it is, for the sake of a world waiting for you to shine, do get a coach.
Pad is a trusted adviser to business leaders across the globe. He is Director at Come Alive Success Coaching ltd. and the Author of TEAM ME - How to Play Your Best Game in Life, and TEAM GUY - Forging Men of Soul & Steel.