Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mindset for Millions: Is there a school for Millionaire Wannabes?

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Where to learn how to become a millionaire

What type of schooling should you go to if you want to become a millionaire?

Boy, that is a great question. There really is a big difference between the school that you would probably choose and the school that is right for you.

-The reason I say that is that I am keenly aware that if you come across a school that tells you that it is easy to become a millionaire and that all you have to do is follow their full proof, proven steps, one by one, then you will probably be inclined to go with them.

Furthermore if they proclaim to have the only secret on how to get wealthy you will for that reason alone.

But the school that proclaims that it will hold you underwater til you almost drown so that you can (learn to) understand the experience of wanting something as much as life itself, would probably not make it to your top 10 list.

However, I would beg that that is probably the school that would be right for you. When it comes to making money, it is not child’s play.

There are so many people that simply state that making money is easy (by easy I mean brainless) and that there is some secret to it. However, I have a group of friends that are all millionaires. What I recognize in all of them is that they are very passionate about what they do.

They leave nothing to chance and they tend to be smart individuals. The one thing that they are smartest about is human nature. At least that is my observation. All of these guys possess the one ability to see through my bullshit better than anyone else.

I have learned that when I am with them, there is no use in pretending or trying to manipulate their beliefs about what I’m telling them or about me for that matter. I am much better off simply being authentic and sharing from my heart including the good, bad and freakin’ awful. They can smell a rat, if you know what I mean?

I think the biggest key to having business success is people skills. All of these guys know people. They know what they’re thinking, they know what they’re going to do. They have also been great friends to me because they have been able to call me out on my own stuff.

They can often see what I am up to better that I can see it myself.

They have often given me direction on how I should live my life in a way that is more true to who I am as a person.

Overall, I would highly suggest that you seek out as a first line of attack to really get to know yourself and understand people. The thing is we automatically think that we understand ourselves. However, what I have found throughout my journey is that there are specific blind spots that we really cannot see well. It is sort of like a fish doesn’t know he is in water. It is really from this context an understanding it that we can really grow. Until we are clear on our contexts however we are stuck in it. It is sort of like the old saying that as long as you don’t think your superstitious you are and as soon as you realize that you’re superstitious you aren’t.

Once we really get to know ourselves then that gives us the opportunity for us to understand other people and what is that drives them. The more you understand this process the higher your ability to communicate with others.

Once you learn better people skills and better communication skills, and you’re on the right track start be able to build yourself into a millionaire.

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Also make sure that you have a great financial planner and that it is someone that you trust. There’s an old saying that if you can trust a man in your room alone with your wife then you can trust him with your money. I personally use a friend of mine here’s his website.

The Trip that Changed it All

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As my first post, I figured I’d drop in a little about me and reflect on how things all got started over 20 years ago.

I was 16 years old and I noticed a large German man sitting across the aisle in the airplane from me. He had his laptop out. Curiosity got the best of me so I asked him what do you do for living? He explained to me that he was in international agriculture. He had me hooked. I was fascinated. He told me his dad was a farmer but apparently he was really smart and he took his whole business to a whole new level.

That was my lifelong dream at 16. I spoke a couple different languages, so, I wanted to do something internationally.

I loved culture. I loved languages. Truth be told I was mostly fascinated by languages. My best friends growing up were Spanish and it always seem like they could talk and some code language that I couldn’t understand.

I remember thinking I want to be able to do that.

So after about the second grade I decided I’ve got to learn Spanish. I didn’t have it mastered though until I was in eighth grade. The Spanish girlfriend definitely helped. 😉

But here I was sitting across from this international executive and all I could do what’s drool over the idea of being able to be him.

Fast forward a few years and somehow by a set of circumstances, I was sitting in a chair very similar with my laptop out working for a medical company that was based out of Europe.

Sometimes I wonder if when we think about something and desire it really wholeheartedly sometimes it seems to come to past.

So how did it all happen? Well… by the time I got through my senior year in high school I was fluent in German (because I ended up being an exchange student to Germany),Spanish and had a working knowledge of French and I almost forgot spoke pretty good Italian because I worked with a bunch of Italians in a restaurant.

So, I ran into a professor that seemed to be kind of impressed with me and he introduced me to a group of people that ran some economic development work for the city where I was living.

He told me I’ll introduce you to those folks and maybe you can do an internship. Unfortunately the internship was free of charge as you can imagine. And for a young broke teenager that wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for but it would do.

It was through that internship that I met a German man who owned a medical company. He told me that I had the right name when I went to interview with him. His middle name was the same as mine and his son’s name was the same as mine so I think that’s really the only reason I got the job and the fact that I was fluent in German and most Americans couldn’t pull that off. Come to find out all of the computer systems like word and excel in his subsidiary in the U.S. were all still in German. So, he couldn’t have hired anyone that didn’t speak German.

I ended up working with that man for six years. We’ve become lifelong friends. And he was the door that opened for me to become the guy sitting across the aisle with his laptop open smiling because he had the world by the tail.

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