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The number ONE way to improve your life

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So picture this; you’re sitting in your lovely home office. You’ve got a fresh beverage of choice in front of you and you hear the birds singing outside your window as you peruse another stunning article on your favourite blog. You’re looking at sales coming into your Paypal account and and life is generally good. This is the joy of working from home.

Working for yourself is a pleasure and a pain. Discipline is required but you have the freedom to spend your time as you like. Without any doubt whatsoever, I recommend spending at least some of your time learning new stuff.

People like Emerson Spartz for example, challenge themselves to read a non-fiction book a day.

Now I don’t quite get to that level of absorption but I do read a hell of a lot. That’s probably 3 books a week for comparison.

Life is interesting isn’t it? There’s a whole school of thought that we’re pushed into when we move through our formative years.

Get good grades, go to college, get a good job, get a pension, retire happy. Rubbish.

There’s never been a better time to strike out and do something different.

I used to be one of those corporate suits. I didn’t always hate it but I hated being taken for granted. I hated the whole jumping-through-hoops thing of attempting to prove worth before I would get a 2% increase in my salary for that year’s hard work. It started to become clear to me that I would run out of years before I would get to where I wanted to be financially.

I also used to think that “self-help” was for weaklings. In part, admittedly, that was arrogance and in part it was naivety. What young man doesn’t think he has the answers to everything?

If there is ONE thing I have learned it is that learning with an open mind is the single fastest route to improvement.

Absorbing everything you can get your hands on and allowing your brain to make leaps and connections is a hugely satisfying and fulfilling experience. Ultimately, it leaves you more empowered and knowledgeable so that you can use your blueprint to improve.

Aligning yourself to new thought patterns and challenging yourself to think in new ways should be a fundamental of how we’re taught in school. That rarely happens on the face of it and it is a damn shame.

Being a Dad now too also gives me perspective that I never had before. It challenges me to be able to share my knowledge and experience in new ways that can and will fundamentally impact my son’s existence on this planet.

Deep, right? But we should bring that same thinking to any interactions we have where we impart knowledge. It is something that I will continue to work hard at to secure my son’s future.

Moreover, I bring that same desire to help others into my work life. In consulting for global firms, local businesses and individuals I have two basic desires.

Firstly, I want to leave that relationship knowing I have contributed to ensuring I leave it in a better state than I found it.

Secondly, I want to ensure that the path to continuous improvement is laid out and to give that organisation or person the tools to not only implement what I have shown them but to improve upon it and excel at it.

That, in a nutshell, is how you get satisfaction from whatever you work at.

Books to read

So if I was going to give you some book recommendations, these would be those. Have a read of the descriptions and see if any of them resonante with you. I’ve read these books more than once too!

The 4 Hour Work Week

Think and Grow Rich

The Greatest Salesman in the World

Transform

The Millionaire Fast Lane

And check out my own new book:

The Internet Wealth Blueprint. In this book and the accompanying documents, I lay out an entire business plan and give a step by step breakdown of how to build a business from the comfort of your own home. Not only that, I have added a 100 point copy/paste plan so you can fill in the blanks and get a huge headstart.

Now, if you’ll excuse me. I’ve got to go close the window as these birds are distracting me from my blog! :)

Speak soon

Rob

 

 

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