As we start a new year and a new decade, people all over the world will be setting goals. One of the most accomplished and focused goal-oriented people I have ever met is my Uncle Lon.
Lon has been so focused on his goals-- even down to the smallest detail. For example, he once made a goal of how many hand-tailored suits he was going to own. Uncle Lon has taught me some key principles in setting my own goals. First, it is important to have the end in mind. Think about what you want in the long run, then, work your way backwards-- starting at the end or at a significant point in front of where you currently are.
There 4 Types of Goals- Spiritual/Family, Personal, Financial, and Physical. When deciding and setting your mind to a goal, ask yourself these 3 questions:
Who has done it?
How did they do it?
What are the rewards?
Use that example of success to map out what you need to do to be successful in reaching your own goal.
After mapping out all of your goals, place them in a spot where you will be able to see them every day. They will become etched into your mind and soon your actions will begin moving you toward your goal.
One of the greatest examples of life long learning has been my Uncle Dan. It seems like every time we talk, he is handing me a new book to read that he has recently finished and shares with me what he has learned from it. Dan is always encouraging us to have two books with us at all times; one to read and one to write in. This principle has been very valuable to him throughout his life. A few years ago Dan co-authored and republished a book titled "Lessons From Great Lives" which gives a peek into the lives of some the greatest people who have ever lived. I don't think that it is a coincidence that all of the leaders from the past, as well as our modern-day leaders, share a similar quality: They all have a life-long devotion to learning. Dan, a self-made millionaire, has been blessed with many great achievements in his life and has continued to "sharpen the saw" which, in my opinion, has been one of the greatest assets in his continued success.
This is something my Rich Uncle Lon taught me.... Does Santa Claus live? What if you could sit on Santa's lap and ask him whatever your heart desires? Would you do it? Uncle Lon has taught me that he does live and you can have anything you want out of life. It is all matter of deciding what it is that you really want. Where do you want to travel? What kind of house do you want to live in? What kind of cars do you want to drive? What kind of service do you want to give? All of these things can become a reality when we establish in our minds all that we want out of life; just like sitting on Santa's lap and giving him our wish list.
Here is something that my Rich Uncle Dan taught me about being in a business with Leverage. When you have Leverage you have the greatest business in the world because you have multiple voices working towards a common goal. Leverage can from Technology changes, Economic changes, change in trends, competitive changes, but it is knowing how to ACT with this new found leverage that can make you successful. Always be looking for Leverage.
Here is a recent message by Uncle Dan on what Leverage can create for you.
Everyone wants a Rich Uncle--and I happen to have two of them! I've had the wonderful opportunity to work very close with them and learn how they achieved great successes in their lives. Both are Multi-Multi-Millionaires. When they speak, people listen. So I started this blog to share what I've been fortunate enough to learn from them.
If you have any questions on how you can make this happen in your own life, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 480-516-6821.