Is the Recession Over?

Dr Rohan Weerasinghe reminded us all last night that we are by no means out of the woods when it comes to the uncertainty surrounding the global economy. He urged every one of the packed audience at the UK’s premier property networking event Berkshire Property Meet to be prepared to turn adversity into opportunity as the global economy heads towards a ‘double dip’ over the coming years. This is yet another warning that we all have a responsibility in the creation of a brighter tomorrow. Rohan drove home the importance of developing a mindset that encourages creative thinking – this alone will put you in a position that will allow you to embrace opportunities rather than to simply perceive any changes that come our way as bad news.

His message was clear – “If you are going to survive financially over the next 5 to 10 years, you MUST take control of:

1. Your Mind
2. Your Income
3. Your Expenses

Simplify your lifestyle & spending and, most importantly, learn how to manage your money. Begin by getting financially educated.

I have said this before; but if you intent to head out on a path towards financial freedom, it is vital you understand & learn about money and how it works. The best place to start is by reading Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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When it comes to managing your money:

1. Use systems
2. Review your systems regularly
3. Adapt your systems (to the market and to any changes in external circumstances)

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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Set Your Goals in Writing – Part I

Catherine Ponder is Americas foremost prosperity writer.  Her book “Open Your Mind to Prosperity” has been hugely influential to me and my wife’s success as property investors.  The exercises in her book have enabled my wife & I to go from surviving on a low income & housed by a local housing association, to owning our own house with a property portfolio that pays us a residual income every month.  I want to share with you an extract from her book that I would encourage anyone to put into action today.

“It is  through writing, picturing and affirming prosperity that your thoughts, words, and actions begin working for you in happy, prosperous, productive ways.”

“The way to overcome difficulties is to set a goal in writing.”

Emma Curtis Hopkins, a great Truth teacher at the turn of the century once said: “Sit down at a certain time every day and write down on paper what your ideas of good are.  You will find that such a practice will pin your mind down to the Truth, and you will demonstrate results.”

“Remember this, if you just drift along without any decision and definite purpose, you become a helpless victim of circumstances. If your desires are not clear and definite you become subject to the dominating personalities of people around you.”

“If you do not know what you want and have no set purpose, your subconscious mind just produces a conglomeration of circumstances. This is why there is so much confusion in the lives of passive people.”

“Concentrate on one thing long enough, and you are sure to get it.”

“Begin right now to get definite about prosperity by sitting down and making a list of the good you want to experience in your life.”.

Extracts taken from “Open Your Mind to Prosperity” by Catherine Ponder

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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Change Your Environment

If you want to achieve great things – hang out with great people!

If you are not getting results and you have have come to a place where you are now saying to yourself “Something has to change!”, first and foremost you must change your environment! Without changing your environment you will simply continue to get the same results.

Andy Gwynn, an inspirational business Action Coach & multi-business owner reminded me at a presentation he made earlier this week that:

“You will only get + or – 10% of your Environment”

What this means is that; say for example, one of your goals for 2011 is to buy your first investment property, you should be making it a priority to mix with people who already have investment properties. Search them out by going to local networking events. Find out how they landed their first deal. Speak to them, ask them questions. In this way you are immersing yourself in the environment of buying investment properties and you are massively increasing your chances of achieving your goal.

Step outside of your comfort zone and Change Your Environment.

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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RELAX into PROSPERITY

Many people dream of having lots of money. Some even take the first step & invest in their own education so as to learn how to profit from a new money making venture. Unfortunately, most either give up or quickly move onto another strategy.   To build long term financial wealth you must first build strong and lasting foundations. Creating true wealth is mostly about cultivating the right mindset. You can only attract what you believe you are entitled to receive. Build yourself a firm footing for long-lasting wealth by learning how to RELAX into PROSPERITY with Essential Living

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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Foundations to Success

Cultivate self-discipline, focus, concentration & application.

Understand the difference between wanting, choosing and committing to bring something new into your life. If you truly want something in life you must be prepared and ready to take the right action towards receiving it.  Finally, be true to yourself – when you make a commitment to yourself, stick to it.

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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Missed Opportunities

Most people do not achieve success because they miss opportunities. An opportunity can be missed because of a lack of awareness or fear. Educating yourself broadens your awareness and gives you tools to help you grow. It prepares you to take action when an opportunity comes your way. Make sure you are ready to take advantage of any life changing opportunities that present themselves to you in 2011.

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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Essential Tips for Long Term Wealth Creation.

1. Learn the difference between an asset & a liability.  An asset gives you a regular weekly/monthly/annual income.  A liability costs you money every week, month or year.

2. Buy assets not liabilities.

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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5 Steps to Financial Freedom

1. Get financially educated – read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki as your first step towards learning about all there is to know about money. Make it your aim to learn “how to make money work for you” as opposed to working for money.

2. Spend time with other entrepreneurs. Search out link-minded people and make friends with them. Go to networking events and speak to successful business owners and investors. Find out what other people have done to get them to where you want to be.

3. Do things you do not normally do that take you outside of your comfort zone. Stretch yourself a little every day and make a commitment to yourself to widen your horizons. If you do what you have always done you will get what you have always got.

4. Use role models. Attend seminars & read about successful people you aspire to. Find out what makes successful people tick and learn from them. Remember that attracting wealth is 80% about mindset.

5. Find a mentor to work with. Search out a mentor who will help you get to where you want to be. A mentor can help you achieve your goals. They provide support and inspire confidence. Having someone other than yourself to whom you are answerable can be extremely motivational.

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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Start with the Goal in Mind

Begin by creating a picture in your mind of where you want to be.

1. Identify your Goals. Write your goals down. Be very specific. The clearer you can be, the easier they will be to achieve.

2. For each goal set a timescale. Again be very specific eg. instead of your goal being “to have doubled my income in the next 2 years”, be precise. eg “to have achieved a regular monthly income of $15,000 by 1st November 2012”

3. List all your Limiting Beliefs. As you imagine your goals and as you are writing them down, be aware of any limiting beliefs that pop up. These limiting beliefs could take the form of a small voice in the back of your head, or a feeling that interrupts your thoughts or vision. Try to identify any limiting beliefs you hold and write them down.

4. Create a picture board. Use images from magazines or from the internet that help to clarify your goals into pictures. Use words from your list of goals along with pictures to create a visual representation of your future.

5. Look at your pictureboard every day. Refer to it. Remind yourself of the goals you have set yourself. Write dates in your diary to serve to remind you of the achievements you are aiming for.

In this way you will be working every day towards your goals. It will be the vision of your goals that dictate your everyday actions. You will be amazed at the results!

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction – put quite simply, whatever we focus on we attract into our lives: good or bad.  Understanding the true implications of this statement can helps to instil the value of positive thinking. Next time you think that something won’t happen, do not be so surprised when this turns out to be the case.  We hold the power to attract into our lives whatever we set our minds to.

1. Think of something that you want in your life right now

2. Picture what you want in your mind

3. Believe you are entitled to have what you want in your life

4. Visualise yourself owning what it is you want

5. Allow yourself to feel the emotion of having what you want in your life right now.

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In 2010 I made a conscious choice to quit my job and become an entrepreneur.

Ask yourself this question! How can I take advantage of this unprecedented shift towards global entrepreneurism?

During these times of uncertainty and global financial insecurity, knowledge is becoming the new currency. The rules are changing. Our challenge is to learn how to survive in an ever-changing world.

My hope is that others will be inspired to arm themselves with this knowledge and be ready to act on opportunities; to take responsibility for their own financial future and create a life they love.

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