Invest in Yourself : The 5 Best Ways to do It

When thinking about investing, people usually think about money and the best place to put it to get it to grow.  But when it comes to the life that you want to live, money is only a part of it.  And creating wealth is a side effect how well you invest in yourself.

So, exactly what ARE the best ways to invest in yourself?  Well, I am going to share what experts who have gone before me have provided as a guide.

 

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5 Top Ways to Invest in Yourself

1.  Define what it is that you truly want.  One of the keys to this is to be specific.  Get very clear.  Sounds easy, right?  But when you thing about what you want, what usually pops into your head is what you don’t want. I like to refer to Napolean Hill’s ‘Think and Grow Rich Book which includes a section on defining your Major Definite Purpose.  Then set reachable goals to achieve what it is you want.  Solidify your commitment by writing down the goals and the actions that you will need to take daily to accomplish your goals.

2.  Reprogram your subconscious mind.  All of the authors of some of the most respected wealth generation and self development books list this as a MUST.  Your thoughts become things.  And many of your thoughts are coming from your subconscious mind.  This is an extremely important concept and one of the most powerful actions you can implement to invest in yourself.

Your subconscious mind responds to emotion and feeling, so the key is to focus on positive thoughts.  Positive thoughts become positive things and the positive and negative thoughts cannot occupy the mind at the same time.

You could create an entire business and blog around this topic.  Here is a great resource for you to get started.

3.  Read books that will help you grow.  Whatever it is that you are trying to improve upon, read up on it.  If you want to grow in your spirituality, read books about it.  Want learn how to create wealth, read about it.  And do a little research first.  See what the best selling books are on the topic you want to learn more about and see what leaders in that area recommend.  EVERY SINGLE mentor of mine (it doesn’t matter the area) recommends reading…  and listening to audio… to deepen your understanding.

I love personal development because it can be applied to anything.  These are some great reads that should be in everyone’s library.

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Think and Grow Rich

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

 

4.  Get the training and knowledge you need in order to reach your goals.  This may seem self explanatory, but many people say they really want to do something and then never invest in the training to learn.  When you are investing in yourself, investing your time is important…  but sometimes you need to make a monetary investment in order to get the knowledge you need.

If your desires and goals are important enough, you’ll find a way to make an investment in the training you need to be successful.

It may mean that you attend seminars and events or even buy products or courses to further your knowledge.  This doesn’t mean you have to buy everything under the sun.  Be responsible and ask yourself if you need it to get to the next level.  But if you feel that it is necessary, find a way to make it happen, not an excuse downplay it’s significance.

5.  Find a mentor or coach.  Surrounding yourself with people who have what you want and can help you get there is extremely important.  Think about it this way.  If you wanted to become an electrician, you wouldn’t hang out with painters to learn how to do that…  it’s the same with anything else.  Look for people who have knowledge in the areas you are looking to gain knowledge in and connect with them.

If you are interested in creating some income online and looking for someone who can help, just click here to start getting information and find out how you can work with me.  :)

 

As you can see, I HIGHLY VALUE investing in yourself.  You are your own best asset and the creator of your life, so it only makes sense to develop, cultivate and maximize your best asset.

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Live YOUR Best Life,

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Are you ‘Just Another Statistic’ in the Home Business Arena?

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Does is take Super Powers to Succeed in the Home Business Arena?

 

You know, to be completely honest, there’s this crazy statistic that says 95% of people in the Home Business Arena will fail.  It doesn’t matter if it’s Network Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Direct Sales, Internet Marketing, etc.   But let’s examine what that really means.

You can break it down like this.  If someone comes into a Home Business as a hobby, and with the mindset of, “I’ll give it a try and see what happens”, they are setting themselves up to fail.  These people often jump into a program without skill, knowledge and experience (which is OK if you are realistic and willing to learn) and will most likely quit on themselves at the first sign of discouragement.

Now let’s take a look at a someone who is dedicated to their business.  These people “Develop” and Maintain unwavering beliefs.  Beliefs that They CAN and WILL succeed if they simply don’t quit.

These types of people absolutely commit themselves to personal and professional growth and development. They soak up knowledge, and training and implement it into their business without hesitating. They do this because they KNOW what the outcome will be when they simply educate themselves, and apply what they learn.

home-business-statisticIf we were to look at that statistic and apply it only to those who “Stuck With It”, The True Home Business Arena Success Rate would then be closer to 95%, as opposed to 5%.

 

The great Wayne Gretsky said,

“You Miss 100% of the Shots you DON’T Take”.

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Imagine if he never took his first shot, or worse…  if he never took another one every time he got stopped…..

The only way you can succeed is if you continue – even when things aren’t working out the way you want.

 

“The Only Way To Fail Is To Quit”

This path to Home Business Success will require you to stay determined and focused on your goals by maintaining the belief that you will get there with effort, and consistency.

With that being said, I wanted to share this inspiring video. It really embodies the struggles that some will go thru on their path to victory, yet with effort, eventually reach their goal.

 

I’d love to hear your comments on this.  Are you part of the 95% that quit, or are you writing your success story…  I’d love to know.  :)

Live Your Best Life!

Julie Becker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Got a Lack of Motivation? Let’s Fix That!

lack of motivationIf you have a lack of motivation, it kills your ability to ACT.  And ACTION is what get results.

Once you can get to the point where you can dust yourself off after you’ve fallen, you’re ready to go again.  But what if you just can’t get up?

Life sometimes throws you a curve and sometimes (depending on how hard it hits you) the thought of having to carry on feels burdonsome.

 

So How do you Fix a Lack of Motivation when times are Tough?

 

Let’s take a look at what Tony Robbins has to say…..


Now, even though Tony is talking about tough economies, you can apply what he is saying to any difficult situation you are in.

HEAR what he is saying.  In the midst of adversity, there are challenges, but there are ALSO opportunities.  You just have to look for them.

You have to train yourself emotionally.  Figure out what your emotional response pattern is in times of strife.  Recognize.  Emotions DRIVE actions…  and emotions that are based in fear, if left untended, will result in a lack of motivation.  Start conditioning yourself for the emotion you NEED.

Yes, it is a conscious choice.  But you must be aware and treat it like any other exercise.  The more you do it, the better you get at it.  When you feel the emotion of fear, stop and take note of that.  Being conscious of your thoughts and actions is the first step to controlling them, instead of them controlling you.

Wouldn’t you agree that when times are tough, you need creativity and determination?  Modify your perspective and realize that there are people in worse situations.  When you feel fear, recognize it.  And instead of giving in to it and doing nothing, think to yourself ‘what can I do differently?’.  Get in the habit of doing that to condition yourself to be creative.

EMOTION is the force that shapes your life.  If you are experiencing a lack of motivation, just ask yourself…  ‘am I going to feel any better if I just sit here and give in to it or am I going to feel better if I try to find a solution?’.

You already know the answer to that question.  You just have to remember to ask it!

You’re stronger than you think you are.

 

Live Your Best Life!

Julie Becker

P.S.  If you are determined and looking for a creative solution for generating more income for you and your family, then take and ACTION and click HERE.  Enter your name and your email and I’ll show you a video that will give some insight on how to do that.

Stop Procrastinating (or you’ll end up in a VAN down by the RIVER!)

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Are the days slipping away and you just wonder where the time is going?  Stop Procrastinating, or you’ll wake up tomorrow in a van down by the river!

Seriously, if you’re here, you know that nagging feeling of knowing that there are things you want to do, but you are fiddling around instead….

Don’t feel bad.  It’s not a problem exclusive to you.  Almost everyone does it in some shape or form….  if they’re worried about failure, if they’re worried about succeeding, if they’re worried that whatever it is – is too hard to accomplish….

But here’s the deal.  If you DON’T stop procrastinating, that nagging feeling will only get worse.  Your confidence will be diminished and you’ll stay in the same situation you’re in (which I’m guessing isn’t a place you want to be) or your situation will get worse.

Do You REALLY Want to Stop Procrastinating or is that Just a Smoke Screen?

In order to stop procrastinating, it’s going to take focus on effort on your part.  Are you willing to give your attention to what’s important?

#1 Cause of Procrastination – Unclear or undefined goals

You know what you are procrastinating on.  Here is where you need to start.  Set your priorities on where it’s important to spend your time then set some benchmarks or goals.

For example, if you want to spend more time with your kids and it’s bothering you that you don’t this (because it IS important), set some goals.  Make a COMMITMENT and create new habits.  You could set a goal to read to your kids 15-20 minutes before bedtime or make it a rule to have dinner together with no distractions.  Make the goals your own and what works for you.

Setting Goals and MAKING A COMMITMENT to achieve them establishes successful habits and will help you to stop procrastinating.

 

This is true in every area of your life, personal or business….

 

There was a time when I was procrastinating on achieving success with my own business while staying at home with my kids.  I would let myself get distracted because I didn’t have clear goals.  Once I decided to set those goals, I had to set boundaries and then follow through with the actions to achieve these goals.

When it comes to business, share you goals with your family.  Get them on board.  They are your support and if they know what your goals are, they will want to help you accomplish them!

Learning how to Stop Procrastinating is a process.  Remember that and just pick yourself up when you fall down.  I like to surround myself with people who speak the language of success and can help be accomplish my goals.

One of my mastermind communities provided some training and access to and incredible mentor, whose specialty is helping jeffery combspeople to overcome procrastination.  His name is Jeffrey Combs, and once your hear what he has to say, I promise you’ll benefit from it.  You can check out his website here.

There is no catch – no opt in – nothing in it for me, but to share something that has benefited me, and can add value to you.  Check out his free audio coaching here.  It struck a nerve with me and helped me.  So as a good servant, I will pass it on.  :)

Stop Procrastinating and Live Your Best Life!

Life is short and you don’t get a do-0ver.  Make the most of it.  You ARE enough.  Do what you know how to do and seek out leaders to help you get to where you want to go.

If you have issues with procrastination, go get Jeffrey’s free audio series.  I promise, just that information alone will change your brain and improve your life.

 

Live your Best Life!

Julie Becker

 

P.S.  If you want to surround yourself with empowering entrepreneurs who focus on building up others and teaching them how to create a life of success and freedom, watch this free hangout.  There’s a new one every Wednesday at 8EST.

 

Self Empowerment: It starts with Faith

self empowermentSelf empowerment is something that seems to comes so easily for some and elude others…

It allows you to act with confidence, posture and calmness.  When you FEEL empowered, you feel centered, lifted and fulfilled.  Instead of anxiety, you have anticipation.  Instead of dread, you have hope.

Where does one start on their journey toward self empowerment???  There is plethora of information, books and cd’s, seminars and trainings.

Let me tell you where it starts.  It starts with your belief or faith in yourself.  Your belief that you have something valuable to bring to the table. Because the fact is that you DO have something that NO ONE else has.  Talents and abilities that you were born with…  I call this your MAGIC.

If you cannot develop a sense of faith in yourself…. that you ARE where you’re supposed to be, that you are enough, that you have value….  then you will never be able to move yourself forward.

It sounds so simple, doesn’t it?  But it actually takes active focus and constant attention develop and deepen your belief or faith.  Our brains are wired to ask and answer questions and our subconscious is always doing these things.

One strategy that people use to work on their subconscious is to ask themselves purposeful and positive success questions repeatedly, like ‘How do I find it so easy to generate $10,000 per month in my business?’  This is a very powerful way to incorporate a goal in to a success question.  When you ask yourself questions like this, your subconscious mind finds a way to solve it.  Not only that, but doing this repeatedly allows you to believe that you can achieve.  This feeling of belief changes the way you act and as it gets stronger gives you more confidence and more successful action taking.  It feeds itself.  But YOU must feed IT.

Take the first step and ACCEPT and ACKNOWLEDGE the fact that you have something special – a MAGIC that only you have.  It IS real and it IS there.  Make a choice to believe just that and see how that makes you feel.  You will start thinking differently immediately and new possibilities will appear.

Self empowerment and building a successful online business are what we teach and train on our Prosperity Team.  This is a place where you will find the highest caliber of entrepreneurs who will uplift, edify, encourage you, and help you in developing an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as providing guidance and “how to” knowledge in developing a profitable and successful business.

If you are looking for self empowerment and prosperity in life, join together with me and unleash your MAGIC!

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Live your Best Life!

Julie Becker

 

Here’s a great resource for Personal Growth from SelfGrowth.com

How to Become Successful in Life: Quit Making it Harder than it REALLY is…

how to become successful in life todayLearning how to become successful in life is not hard.  It merely requires disciplining your mind.  Everything you have in your life today is what you attracted to yourself.

If you want something different, really define what success would look like for you.

Think about how you would ‘feel’ if you had the thing that you defined as your success.

You absolutely MUST let your thoughts dwell on what it is you really want.  Be specific!  Because what you focus on EXPANDS.  Now… if you want maximum expansion, you have to incorporate BELIEF.

Why?  The thoughts that have powerful emotions accompanying them generate action.  If you BELIEVE you can achieve it, you feel powerful, centered, confidant.  Focus and belief will generate powerful actions.  Listen to Jim Rohn’s lesson on attracting success to yourself.

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Are you thinking about how what is would look like to become a success in life?  Define your specific success goal, write it down and look at it in the morning and night.  Read it out loud.  Believe that you have already achieved that goal and feel that emotion.  Now, think about the things you do everyday.  Is everything you are doing leading you to accomplish your goals?

You CAN control your actions, so look at your daily habits and make sure they coincide with you attaining your definition of success.

I love this Habit Poem.  I have it on the cupboard at eye level in my kitchen so I see it multiple times per day. Habits are actions that we take on a routine basis.  Be consistent in the habits that support your success goals and your belief will get stronger.  It’s a powerful circle that works.  :)

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Remember that every decision is a choice.  Make it a good one!

 

Live Your Best Life!

Julie Becker

 

P.S.  If achieving financial success is your drive, see how I earn a living online, around my family, on my own time.

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Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

entrepreneurial mindsetIf you are in business for yourself, regardless of your level of success today, you either have the Entrepreneurial Mindset of being energized and excited by daily opportunities OR you feel bogged down and stuck.

Many times I hear people use the phrases ‘small business owner’ and ‘entrepreneur’ interchangeably, but just because you have your own business does NOT make you an entrepreneur.

One of my favorite entrepreneurs has a quote that, since I first heard it, completely resonated with me.  And it is the at the core of the Entrepreneurial Mindset.

“The world doesn’t need more people playing small. It’s time to stop hiding out and start stepping out. It’s time to stop needing and start leading. It’s time to start sharing your gifts instead of hoarding them or pretending they don’t exist. It’s time you started playing the game of life in a “big” way.”       
- T. Harv Eker

 

What are the characteristics of an Entrepreneurial Mindset?

Entrepreneurs are possibility thinkers.  They think ‘what if this works?’ and ‘how can I incorporate that?’. They are always asking questions and wondering ‘how can I do it better?’.  Just think about the iPad.  We had laptops, smartphones, and electronic notebooks and e-readers.  But Steve Jobs added the iPad to the fulfill the needs of people who wanted to have access to great apps, easy social media access and internet connectivity, without having to pay for a computer.

Entrepreneurs will learn new skills to take their business to the next level.  If there is a skill that will enhance their business, an entrepreneur will find an expert and go learn from them.  Period.  So many times, business owners say that need to learn how to do this or that, but never do.  And then wonder why their business is not growing the way they want.

Entrepreneurs are willing to take on challenges and obstacles in order to push their business forward.  Challenges and obstacles pop up, as they do for EVERYONE…. they are UNCOMFORTABLE.  But an entrepreneur meets the challenge, works through it – no matter how long it takes – and comes out on the other side.  It’s absolutely OK to say ‘this is not a good fit for my business’.  It is NOT OK to say ‘this is too difficult to implement’.

If you find something uncomfortable, I want you to think of this picture, because this is how an entrepreneur thinks….

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Entrepreneurs DO NOT make Excuses.  Excuses lead to procrastination.  And the things that need to get done, don’t.

“Live with no regrets. The way to do this is to honor your words for they do not return void. Produce when you commit to produce, win when you can, lose gracefully, relax with no guilt and love life with passion. You deserve the best, be your best.” -Jeffrey Combs

 

Do YOU want to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset?

You absolutely MUST ‘hang around’ and learn from other successful entrepreneurs.  You become like those you spend the most time with.  Most of us think in terms of what to avoid.  Like not wanting our kids to ‘hang out’ with the wrong crowd.  Why?  We don’t want them to become the wrong crowd.

If you ask any successful entrepreneur how they got to where they are, they will always tell you about the people around them who influenced them.

Buy books and listen to audio training from the best entrepreneurs and join facebook and social networking groups with like-minded entrepreneurs.  Here are some great places to start:

Vibrational Money Immersion – Think and Grow Rich for Network Marketers:        by Ray Higdon

Digital download for Kindle or just read it on your laptop.  If you are a Network Marketer, this is a must have.

 

Think and Grow Rich: by Napolean Hill

This is a classic.  If you haven’t read it, get it now.  It will change your life.

 

Secets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.  This book will help you change the way you think about money so that you can remove your inner obstacles to success.

 

Many of the entrepreneurs I work with are Top Network Marketing Leaders who wanted to take their business to the next level by learning how to generate leads themselves, online, with My Lead System Pro.  This training platform is amazing and the entrepreneurial community involved in MLSP contains leaders who are the top producers in their respective companies.

Best of all, you can test drive this sytem for only $2.  Try it HERE.

 

Live your Best Life,

Julie Becker

P.S.  If you don’t currently have an online business, but would like to start one, I can help.  If you want something that is easy and lucrative, This is what I do and I can show you how.  fyi – I had NO prior online experience before this!