If You Want to Double Your Income…

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Yesterday while I waited for AAA to replace my battery (stranded in a parking lot in the middle of running an errand!), I sat listening to a Vic Johnson* audio that I downloaded to my phone.  Vic asked a question that struck me:

What is the difference between someone who earns $10,000 a month and the person who earns $25,000 a month?

I stopped the recording and pulled out a pen and paper.  Some of the items on my list were:

  • They delegate more.
  • Their desk is clear.
  • They take more quiet time to think, plan, and dream.
  • They exercise regularly to support their health.

Obviously, those are things I need to take time to do – right now!  I challenge you to ask yourself the same question and make your own list.  Of course, if you earn $2000 or $20,000 right now, change the numbers accordingly, e.g.:

What is the difference between someone who earns $2,000 a month and the person who earns $5,000 a month?
What is the difference between someone who earns $20,000 a month and the person who earns $50,000 a month?

* Btw, if you don’t know who Vic Johnson is, I recommend signing up for his free book offer for Think and Grow Rich. If you haven’t read it, you need to!  It’s a classic that has been recommended by motivational greats like Jim Rohn and Bob Proctor.  Even if you already own the book, it’s worth signing up just to get on this e-mail list.  I really respect this guy.

Okay, take out your pen and paper and answer the “What is the difference between …” question!  It might just give you some answers that cause your income to double.


Provocations and Destiny

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

The following is a delightful excerpt from Warrior of the Light, by Paulo Coelho.

The Warrior of the Light… Knows what he is capable of; he does not have to go about the world boasting of his qualities and virtues. Nevertheless, there is always someone who wants to prove himself better than he is.

… Certain people insist. They provoke and offended do everything they can to irritate him. At that point, his heart says: “do not respond to these insults, they will not increase your abilities. You will tire yourself needlessly.”

A Warrior of the Light does not waste his time listening to provocations; he has a destiny to fulfill.

Warrior of the Light is a great little book, and easy read: short notes on accepting failure, embracing life, and rising through destiny.

Have a great week!

P.S.  as usual, links I give you may or may not result in a profit to this website. A portion of all income goes to Heifer International.

No Fear!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Napoleon Hill said

“Our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means with no man is familiar, these ‘magnets’ the track to as the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.”

I’m reading Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Wealth Attraction in the New Economy.  In it he discusses, in detail, 28 different Wealth Magnets.  One magnet is “No Fear!”  Dan sites founders of Disney, Wal-Mart, and Folgers as people who went through bankruptcy, but they didn’t let that stop them.  He also says “Every client I’ve ever had who made a fear-based business decision has later regretted it.”

So take a few minutes out of your busy day, sit quietly, and ask yourself: “Which of my recent decisions were fear-based?”  Can you reverse that decision?  What new decisions need to be made?  If you could (would?) set your fear aside, what is the decision you’d rather make?
…then go do that!

To your success!
Your Biz Lady

Create a Cash Machine in less than 7 weeks

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

She’s done it again!  The millionaire maker, Loral Langemeier, has laid out the steps to take skills you already have (not necessarily your dream business) and turn it into a cash machine.  In 7 weeks or less, you can go from idea to sales (just in time for some Christmas spending money!).
The whole process is designed to help you learn to build a business right.  You learn as you go and create some fast cash to get you even more inspired.  After your Cash Machine is up and running, then you refine it, grow it, expand it.  (If you already have a business, this exercise can still be used to create related cash in one specific area.)

Don’t quit the day job!  This should be started on the side, and she specifically tells you how.  Amazing great deal on Amazon today.  Click here to get your copy of The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life.

P.S. That’s an Amazon affiliate link; I might make a penny or two that will help keep this site up and running.

Your Biz Lady

High Achiever’s Secret

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Dan Kennedy, in his book No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs (NO BS), tells of a logic-defying high achiever secret told to him early in his career.  It had to do with the question: What do you do if you have failed to reach your goal?

Don’t reset the same goal.  Don’t back off to a less ambitious goal.  Instead, create a similar but bigger and more exciting goal with a new, appropriate time line.

Remember, failure is normal part of success.  If that doesn’t make sense, just remember Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison!

Here’s to your success!
Your Biz Lady

The Power of Negative Thinking

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Yes, you read it right!  I just read this incredible book:  Illuminate – Harnessing the Positive Power of Negative Thinking.  It was a quick read, parable style, and very (ahem) illuminating!  The brief formula is…

  1. Face it
  2. Follow it
  3. Fix it

…. but to tell you that doesn’t do justice to the formula.  There are some details, some clarification behind each step.  For example, “Face it” talks about acknowledging there is a problem: You can’t fix a problem until you acknowledge that it exists.  The real treasure in the book, for me, was the part about  “Follow it.”

The tag line, by the way, was “Boost profits, productivity, and morale.”  This book is good for business, AND good for your personal life.


How Successful People Spend Their Time

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Dan Kennedy, in a recent newsletter, said: “It’s my observation that exceptionally successful people are very deliberate and purposeful about three things…” (the following somewhat paraphrased to shorten):

  1. Every day they set out on a charted course…  They never meander about aimlessly.
  2. They make things happen… and refuse to accept or make excuses for less.
  3. They seek association with people of this ilk… They recognize how powerful association is.

How do you rate on these three points?  Are you planning and doing what you plan?

Right now I’m researching time management tools and technique.  Email your favorites to shauna@yourbizlady.com.  Meanwhile, check out Dan’s book: No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs.

Antidote to Failure

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

It’s been said you can learn from anyone – even the failures.  Find out what they are doing and DON’T do it!

Did you know that Napoleon Hill (author of the classic book – Think and Grow Rich – reread annually by countless millionaires) didn’t just study the successful people?  He also studied 25,000 failures.  What did the failures have in common?  Lack of Decision and Lack of Action.

Even making the decision to decide on something TODAY that you’ve been waffling on is a start.
Then take the first step; take Action.

btw, I recommend Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised.  The annotations and End Notes are fascinating, providing background and insight to events of the day to those of us who did not grow up in Hill’s era.


The Slight Edge

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I was reading from The Slight Edge (by Jeff Olson) while I had lunch today.  Here’s what it had to say:
“The success curve and the failure curve run parallel to each other for a long time.  To pass may be so close together that it’s impossible for most people you can see the distinction between them.  Then, all of a sudden, they veer away from each other…
Everything is constantly changing.  There are only two possibilities.  Either you let go of where you are and get up to where you could be, or you hang onto where you are and give up on [what’s possible].”

Olson talks about doing just one little thing each day, for one thing it might be easier not to do, the one thing that, accumulated over time, can make all the difference.  That’s your slight edge.
What’s the one thing you’ve been avoiding or procrastinating about?  Make a commitment take action today.
Make a commitment to your own success.


No B.S. Business Success

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I’ve just started a New Book (which doesn’t mean I’ve finished all the rest – I usually have a few on the go at one time).

Have you heard of Dan Kennedy? I love this guy! He’s updated his classic No B.S. Business Success – already updated a few times, and this one with 50% new material.  Something that didn’t change is his Eternal Truth #1: “Every successful achievement begins with decision.  Most unsuccessful lives are conspicuously absent of decision.”

What have you decided to do this week, this month, this year… and what are you doing to make it happen?

If you want to read Dan’s book, make sure you buy the latest edition: No B.S. Business Success in the New Economy .

As a friend of mine is fond of saying…
Make it a great day!