Lisa Nichols, author of Abundance Now: Amplify your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today and several other books tells her story to Tom Bilyen of Inside Quest. Women who are also mothers usually always think about their child first. When she said she made a mental shift in her thinking, it began a different journey. She was ready to die to the ‘old self’ so she could give birth to the woman she was becoming.
Eric Thomas in the Lone Wolf Motivation Video Compilation said that we should be willing to die, so that we can live. Be willing to go beyond average. 70% is OK but not good enough. 95% is great but you still need more if you want to be exceptional. When you give 120% effort there is nothing you can’t achieve over time.
For Jim Rohn it was the Girl Scout story. He felt he had to lie to keep her from knowing how broke he was, so he told he they already had some cookies in the house. As she walked away he said to himself that he didn’t want to live like that any more. He was working to support his family but didn’t have any spare money to support the Girl Scouts and on top of that he lied. He vowed to himself that he would find a better way and he did.
The best thing you can do is get yourself together first before you can help others. Women usually worry about others before they think about themselves. But on an airplane they say put your mask on first before you help someone else. The wolf on the hill is never as hungry as the wolf climbing still. It’s a lonely walk up the hill but it makes you stronger. It builds your character, your confidence and your integrity.
She became willing to find people who had what she wanted, lived the way she wanted and knew the things she didn’t know. She became the student. Jim Rohn found Earl Shoaff and this Earl listened to the greats in the motivational field. Many of them were influenced by Jim.
There are three forms to money. Earning it, keeping it and making it grow. She found that the key to doing all three, was to be of service to others. Money for the sake of money won’t get you there. Remember Judas? Your success is on the other side of service. The reward for service out weighs money. She became hungry for knowledge. When you are climbing the hill, keep your hungry and your thirst for more. And don’t be afraid to eat ‘humble pie’.
Then she decided to pay herself first she put into the first principle of wealth creation. Most people spend what they have then trey and save what’s left. With the high cost of living there is hardly anything to save. As the government prints and prints more money to pay their bill, the power of the money in our pocket shrinks. If you want to save you must sacrifice. You must do what others won’t. Les Brown said that success is never convenient. We must do what is necessary to accommodate it.
The brain wants to keep us safe but the spirit wants us to fly. The greatest fear is not that we will fall but that we will never be able to fly. Be that ordinary person willing to make that extraordinary decision every day.