The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Make

“The Way we see the problem IS the problem” ~ Stephen Covey

We can't solve problems by using the same

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to make it and everything they touch turns to gold and others seems to fail or barely make it financially in pursuing their dreams?

I know I have.

But something magical happened more that 20 years ago that changed everything for me.

Let me explain this way…

Picture this for a moment.

Imagine what it would be like to be an Investor who wanted to purchase a football team with the hopes of making it into the Super Bowl.

What do you think would be the most important thing to invest in besides the players themselves?Coaching_002

Equipment?

Uniforms?

Medics?

Athletic Trainers?

Sports Doctors?

Would any of those people help you to win the Super Bowl?

My guess is that you would say no it would be The Coach!

Correct? Of course you would!

One of the most costly mistakes I made at the beginning of my entrepreneurial endeavors that significantly delayed my own success and The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Make is  going about trying to do things without help.

I was creating so many problems for myself.

It wasn’t until I read the quote above by Albert Einstein that things began to click for me.

And it is the same mistake I see business owners, entrepreneurs, and those wanting to be more successful in life and business make all the time. It’s the thinking that says “I can reach my goals on my own.”

We seem to take great pride in the fact that we are a DIY nation.

But the truth of the matter, if we will look honestly, is that there is absolutely nothing we have achieved without the help of someone else.

Be it learning to walk. It was our parents who encouraged us and helped us back up when we fell down.

Or when we began going to school our teachers and our parents helped us when we did not understand or got frustrated and wanted to throw in the towel.

No matter what it has been the help of people who came along and helped us up, gave us insight, taught us what we needed to learn, encouraged us.

No One is an IslandUnto Themselves

The phrase “No man is an Island unto Himself” rings truer today than ever before as countless people are entering the business world looking to start businesses and change their financial situations. But they are making costly mistakes by not bringing on the expert guidance they need from a seasoned veteran in the industry.

Like myself I certainly did not want to fail, but as I shared with the Stephen Covey quote above “The Way we see the problem IS the problem” I could not see what I was doing wrong because my own thinking of how I saw the problem.

And what I thought I needed to do to get out of the problem was the same kind of thinking I was using to get into the problem in the first place.

It was not until someone came along with their brochure in the mail did the light finally click on.

She was my first coach.

I’ll never forget her.

She was both brilliant and beautiful.

Truthfully it was her physical beauty that got my attention. But it was the wisdom and insight that she had and how she dealt with me that captivated me to work with her long term.

One of the valuable skills I learned was that I needed to have someone else’s perspective on the situation and someone to hold me accountable to the results I wanted.

But it had to be done in a compassionate loving way that would encourage me.

The first test came when she shared how much I had to invest to work with her.

Deep down you can probably relate…at the time I really did not have the money. I was also scared and wondered what if I invest the money and it does not pay off?

We all do this right?

It’s like a primordial fear or something.

Admit it you do it too right?

Why is it that we are trained to not trust people?

From the time we are born our parents want to protect us from the damage and hurt, they went through. And sometimes they were burned. But the way they share it seems to create this image in our mind to run away.

So here I was faced with a beautiful stranger.

Would I run or would I take the leap and invest?

But she said another thing.

She basically helped me to see that to get to the next level of life I wanted, I had to elevate my thinking. I had to actually Think Differently than I was at my current level. To do that I would need help.

So I took a deep breath and said “Okay”

That was the next big step in my own personal growth.

I had invested in Tony Robbins seminars, began reading personal improvement books but never had I taken a step like this one. But it was the step that took me out of my comfort zone. Much like the still animation movie “A Way of Being” I was afraid to let go of my comfort zone.

 

But this single act expanded my life circle and helped me to go onto making my own successful coaching business. It was the smack on the head when they say “Wow I could have had a V8”

That’s when it hit me. “Wow, I could get farther, faster and higher with the help of a coach. I thought “Why didn’t I see this sooner?”

Since then I had one of the start-up founders of Direct TV be my coach for a period of time, Omar Periu became both a coach and a friend. Larry Thompson, the legendary motivator and secondary heartbeat of Herbalife helped me, and of course, as many know, my mentor Jim Rohn helped guide my thinking for years before he passed away.

Each one of them, including my parents, all contributed to my success and those who I had to pay hard earned dollars for propelled me even further because I did not want the investment to go to waste.

Over the years, I learned the value both personally and in coaching others. I’ve watched my own income go up as a result, my business grow and the ROI of my clients businesses grow to far exceed the investments we had made.

But are you still not convinced?

Well, check this out…

A study by The International Journal of Coaching in Organizations found over an 18-month study that concluded in 2007 stated:

Coaching_Study

From my own experience, both personally and those I have had the honor and privilege to advise coaching is by far the best investment you can make in yourself and shorten the path of success much faster.

And as you can see from the study… it can help you earn more income from taking that step of faith.

So imagine if you will that you want to become an Olympian skater, or a professional dancer, or world class tennis player.

Hiring a coach makes sense doesn’t it?

Of course it does.

Take Away: What I Learned

Well, this is my advice to you.

1) Your life is way more important that going to the Olympics and winning Wimbledon. So take a step of faith and get a coach to help shorten your learning curve.

It can be for growing spiritually, having a better marriage or learning how to get your business on the internet correctly using internet marketing, and even improving your overall health and financial situation.

Get an advisor a coach that you can work with well.

2) Another key my mentors and coaches taught me over the years when it came down to money. I used to think. “Gosh I can’t afford that,” and as Larry Thompson said one day “Your Right” It took me a minute to compute but eventually I saw it. Whatever I told myself was the truth I would manifest.

So they eventually taught me to ask my brain. “How can I afford this?” That opened up my mind to new possibilities. It caused me to think. “How can I do this?”

Never ever let money be your god. It makes a horrible god and if you are saying well I don’t have the money, you are then allowing money to be the controlling factor or your god.

3) This brings me to a major key here that I must hit home is from another point my mentors and coaches taught me.

“The income you make is in direct proportion to the number of people you are helping and the value you bring to them.”

You are either providing a modest value helping a lot of people for a little bit, or you’re providing a huge value for a select few people that returns huge dividends.

Frank Kern, for example, earns $14,000 for a three days workshop per person from a few people, and recently $700,000+ from one client.

While others earn say $60,000 – $100,000 a year flying people all over the world in metal airplane tubes.

So if you want to earn more money you must increase your value and help more people, and the best way to do that is through the right kind of coaching.

Now here is where I encourage you to take a step of faith and try coaching for yourself.

There are many great coaches out there. And finding the right one is going to be key.

If you don’t have one then feel free to fill out my questionnaire and let’s see if we would be a good fit for one another. You’ll gain some valuable insights about yourself as well as begin to see the thinking that may be keeping you in the rut you are currently at.
Just go to http://bit.ly/AStepOfFaith

If you already have a coach it’s okay to have more than one. NFL football players have Financial Coaches, Health Coaches, and their primary Players coach.

If you have a coach take the questionnaire and let’s break bread together anyway as you will gain some tremendous insights. http://bit.ly/AStepOfFaith

Remember The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Make is failing to get the right help they need.

Learn from my mistakes and get help.

Until we met in person allow me to sign off by saying

Upward & Onward and Remember to Always Fly Right!

Roger
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Roger Gauthier is CEO of Tri-Vision Global, Inc. and creator of the Entrepreneurs Pit Stop, an online resource center to help individuals become outstanding entrepreneurs that impact the community around them to make for a better world. He’s advised clients on how to follow their hearts for the last 20 years so they can thrive personally & in their businesses.

 

The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Make

Biggest Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Make

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Entrepreneurship That Mainstream Media is Ignoring.

HAPPINESSWhat Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Entrepreneurship That Mainstream Media is Ignoring.

In The News, How Media Is Contributing!

Entrepreneurship has caught the buzz in the media and is gaining greater appeal in the public eye as shows like Shark Tank, The Profit, American Inventor and the new show, The Start Up Hour, has captured the attention of the masses.

There is an appeal to entrepreneurship, that is being promoted by our media, that the entrepreneurial lifestyle is glamorous and exciting.

We imagine the rewards of earning millions or billions, fancy cars, travel to exotic beaches and destinations by private Lear jet, parties, getting endless messages, sipping Pina-Colada’s, going to extravagant shows, rubbing shoulders with the elite, and so much more.

The song by Bob Marley comes to mind as he sings “Everything is going to be alright” or other songs about success and living the high life.

 

 A Deeper

While there are many who have certainly enjoyed those things there is a much deeper and certainly more fulfilling purpose to entrepreneurship.

But this post is only for those who are serious of tapping into their true purpose and calling that involves entrepreneurship.

It’s only for those who have the courage to face the truth and are willing to change direction to get in line with entrepreneurship’s true purpose, where fulfillment, contentment, peace and joy can ONLY be found.

You will only be able to get to the end of this post if you are truly hungry for the deeper meaning of life and business and are willing to seek it out with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.

How do I know?

Because I’ve walked this path myself, with more than 30 endeavors of my own, and through that journey, I’ve experienced the pain and suffering as well as the joys. And the GOOD LORD above has allowed me to gain some insights that I’ve been allowed to be passed onto those who hunger for more than just the everyday message of what the current day world or media says success is.

So if you are teachable and ready keep reading…

 

The Roots of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship as challenging as this may be, was actually supposed to be a vehicle for advancing and incubating spiritual principles.

In it’s basic form entrepreneurship is about helping people.

One sees the suffering or needs of the people, the problem they are struggling with, and brings a divine idea/ fresh solution to meet those needs. Be they spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical, or financial.

Done correctly entrepreneurship also brings compassion, love, and caring for your fellow man.

In return for genuinely caring for the needs of others, those who were helped would compensate with barter, or some other form of exchange, usually the local currency.

 

Other Benefits

Entrepreneurship also provided meaningful jobs for others.

As the demand for the answer to the problems grew, then the business needed to scale to handle that demand.

Thus more people needed to come on board to help. Thereby providing a purpose driven outlet for people.

But if we dig a bit deeper and observe the spiritual aspects of entrepreneurship we can see the second and most important  Purpose. It’s true purpose.

 

The True Purpose of EntrepreneurshipFactsThe True Purpose of Entrepreneurship
is to Share The Truth and Love of GOD
with all those that the entrepreneur touches.

From vendors and suppliers, to bankers and families, to those in our communities and churches entrepreneurs in reality touch everyone.

Now before you bug out on me here, hang on for a few minutes.

Think about this for a moment.

Is not business or work more enjoyable when you work with people who care about you and your needs and you demonstrate the same compassion towards them?

And when you care deeply for your customers, and they say thank you for helping them solve their problem and their needs, don’t you feel better about your work?

Of course you do.

Mature entrepreneurs will testify that business is about relationships of trust.

And trust can only be formed when you are honest, caring, truthful, sacrificial and demonstrate your looking out for the individual.

So what other model do we see those traits carried out?

Christianity.

You see true Christianity was about accepting and receiving the gift of GOD and then DEMONSTRATING that same love of GOD to others.

Caring more about others than you do yourself. Giving of your time, money, emotion and wisdom to help someone else succeed or prosper in their endeavors above yourself.

It was about encouraging others, loving them, going the extra mile for them. Feeding, clothing, and helping them overcome their problems and challenges of life ( Mental, emotional, physical, relational,  and finance.)

To help solve their problems and ease their suffering by sharing the truth of what LOVE has done for them and the wisdom that LOVE brings to the planet earth to help them in their darkest hours.

Giving them strength and confidence.

Did we not do that in business in the days of old?

Of course we did.

When you did that genuinely, people in return would give back.

Of course not everyone, but most would.

Think when you helped heal someone by either giving them a health strategy solution, or help with dealing with their children, fixed a car, gave them a business software that made their business run better, or some other act of kindness.

Certainly goodwill was created and reciprocity was generated.

It was the same with the disciples as they went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the forces of darkness.

People in return would give them food, a place to sleep, or money.

As a matter of fact, the disciples saw and experienced so much love and power created from this way of life that they sacrificed their own lives to share it.

Many worked as entrepreneurs to raise money so they could provide not only for their needs but the needs of those they had a passion to share this love with.

Is that not successful business?

Even in the gospels we see Jesus sharing “I’m about my FATHERS business. He could have chosen a different word but He choose “business”

 

Loosing Our Focus

But along the way we lost something.

We focused more on numbers instead of lives. On profits and the bottom line… what we could get out of it, instead of how we could help people.

People became those we could market to. Locating our target market audience and selling to them so we could make more profit.

Now I am not saying that numbers and profits are not important. We should be good stewards of what we have.

But when we focus more on the numbers then we loose sight of what we really are in business for.

To take care of our fellow man.

 

Think about this…

When was the last time you saw an employee sacrifice for a business?

Not often right?

And when you do, it usually makes the evening news as an anomaly.

But what about the entrepreneur who takes care of their employees???

When an employer thought more about his employees and his customers, and went the extra mile to take care of them, their employees went the extra mile for them.

Look at St. Louis-based manufacturer Barry-Wehmiller. When it needed to save $10 million in labor costs during the height of the recession in 2009, it implemented a four-week unpaid furloughs for its roughly 7,000 employees instead of layoffs. The CEO’s pitch: Far better for all to “suffer a little than any of us should have to suffer a lot.” The move saved $20 million, and ultimately increased morale.

Or how about Next Jump, that has implemented a lifetime employment policy. Employees there essentially cannot be fired, and if performance issues arise, managers will help workers get training to improve.

Don’t you think that people will flock to want to be part of Berry-Wehmiller or Next Jump and their vision?

Of course they would right?

 

True Customer Service

And when you are a customer, don’t you like to buy from those that take care of you?CustomerService

Of course you do!

We must understand that when we love and care for others and demonstrate that loving kindness we reap huge rewards.

Christianity at it’s best is the highest quality of customer service you can get. It prays with you, guides you, encourages you, goes the extra mile to help you and is there for you at any hour.

 

Entrepreneurism & Price

But I can almost hear you thinking…”but getting the cheapest price is so important to you”…well…

Sure today many desire the lowest price but truthfully price is never the value to compete on or sustain long term business operations.

Think about this…if two vendors have the same price, does not the one who treats you better and cares more, win your business hands down?

Of course they do right?

You bet ya.

My wife can’t stand going to Walmart because their service is so poor. No one is around to help find stuff and when it comes time to check out they just seem like they don’t care.

And forget about having help getting the groceries in the car when she has three little ones to take care of.

She would rather spend a few extra dollars and go to Publixs to have them help her get the groceries into the car so she could get the children in.

And when you demand the cheapest price from those you buy you actually are hurting them and yourself in the long run because they no longer have the necessary profits to go the extra mile for you. They have to look for a way to sustain necessary profits to grow so they in turn cut expenses and employees.

Thus service is sacrificed as is safety and quality is lost.

So focusing on the numbers or price and expenses, gross profit margins etc., alone is not the answer to better and bigger business.

It’s looking for the best way to HELP your customer, while being wise with your resources, instead of “How can I MAKE MORE from my customer.”

If you take the true spiritual path in entrepreneurship, you will look for more ways you can SERVE & BLESS those who are entrusted to you. Because the moment you focus on Profits is the moment you begin to loose your joy and your passion.

 

Lessons of Boda Borg

bodaborgLet me share a quick story, then will wrap this up.

Recently I went to a place in Ireland called Boda Borg. It was an incredible experience for the whole family.

This team building adventure quest and challenge solving puzzle was by far the most fun we had.

They had two options. A 2 hour and an all day price. We figured since it was our first time, and we may not be ready for more time, we choose to pay for two hour option.

Amazingly we were having a blast. And of course the time flew by so fast. When our two hours were up the attendant saw we were having so much fun she let us stay longer without charging us. We actually stayed till closing and was the last family out.

They could have charged us the all day rate but her decision created so much goodwill that we have been promoting it to everyone we have talked to ever since.

That free advertising is worth more than the few extra dollars she would have made off of us.

She cared for us.

But in that genuine care for our fun, it will return multiples of the numbers the corporation wants to keep their eye on.

 

In Closing

So really entrepreneurship is truly about using your resources to help spread the love of GOD.

It is about bringing the heart, love and wisdom of GOD to answer the needs of the people.

When you focus  your entrepreneurship on that, you will find that you have more joy, fulfillment and the strength to endure when the challenges come.

You will discover a purpose with tremendous meaning and depth of life experience than just the shallow experience of providing for your own lifestyle.

Can you enjoy an occasional  adventure of your own?

Certainly!

But you will find so much more satisfaction and deep fulfillment in the giving of your life for entrepreneurship that demonstrates the LOVE of JESUS CHRIST, and that utilizes it’s profits to help build and advance the agenda of love and restoring of life to others.

When your proceeds go towards helping another human to focus on the right things and providing for their needs there is a deep satisfaction that money and lifestyle cannot match.

And when your life is done and you breath your last breath you will be met with a overwhelming love and peace that lasts for eternity because you worked your business with the right motives and purpose.

 

Let me close with an excerpt from the movie Schindler’s List.

It is a great movie that portrays the real purpose of Entrepreneurship.

In the closing scenes he breaks down weeping when he realizes he could have saved more lives if he had not spent his money on wasteful living.

It is a movie well worth watching to truly see the True Purpose of Entrepreneurship.

Take Away Lessons

What I LearnedTake Away #1
So if you are an entrepreneur, or one who desires to be, shift your focus on something greater than your material benefit or gain, or results that feed your ego or lifestyle.

Focus instead on seeing how you can share the LOVE of GOD to a hurting, dying, lost, confused, struggling world that is desperate for the solution or service that you have been graced with the insight to solve their problem.

Use your money to give to those in need or those on the front lines of sharing GOD’s love and message with those who are hurting.

Take Away #2
Seek to do business with your heart, for helping others, and the rewards will far outweigh anything material or lifestyle you could enjoy. Focus on helping others and the profits and the numbers will take care of themselves. You’ll always have an abundance left over to take care of your needs as well as any good work you feel passionate about giving to.

If you desire to learn more about GOD’s love and what HE desires to do for you, just listen to this quick podcast and let us pray for you.

You can also take this really quick survey to help you gain a perspective of where you stand spiritually speaking

Lastly if you want to learn how to integrate the spiritual life into your entrepreneurship, subscribe to our blog.

Until we meet again remember to always fly right!

Onward & Upward;

Roger G.

What Every Entrepreneur Ought to Know About Nutrition & How it Effects Business (Part 1)

What Every Entrepreneur Ought to Know About Nutrition & How it Effects Business (Part 1)


The Problem.

Business is tough on the body, there is no doubt about it. From long stressful hours working hard wearing multiple hats, to sleepless nights, meals on the go or not at all.

Then there are the emotions on overdrive, the stress & worry when products are not launched when they should be to not making the money you thought.

Oh yes and let’s not forget those multiple cups of java to keep you pumped and alert. They too stress the body and deplete it of vital nutrients.

But staying at this pace for too long will begin rapidly depleting major micro-nutrients.


The Question

So the question is…what is one to do to stay in top peak condition? Well, we certainly don’t have the time to train for a marathon if we are looking to build an empire right?


My experience:

How do I know?

Well for the last 25 years much of my entrepreneurial business experience was in the health and fitness industry. My passion was to help individuals realize their full physical and life potential. I had some great mentors in my life that really trained me well. However; I over-stepped my limits.

In 2005, I began burning the candle at both ends as you may have discovered in my Post Dark Night Of Love. I was trying to build 5 companies at the same time, sleeping maybe 3 hours a day or more like 48-hour sprints, skipped meals, and almost no down time.

The net result.

A near-fatal meltdown.


The Symptoms:

You’ll first begin to notice an increase in stress followed by unclear thinking which causes you to make poor decisions which leads to poor results and lower income.

This cycle then repeats itself with more stress, even more unclear thinking and on and on in a downward spiral until you have a mini or complete background

The old adage declares “If you don’t feel well you simply won’t do well.”

But many entrepreneurs make a fatal mistake that costs them dearly. Many use methods that were popularized for body builders and media moguls to sell magazines and fitness memberships to gyms.

And of course, nutrition franchises like GNC and others helped feed the craze by selling so-called nutrition to in order to also capitalize on the gold mine. Their nutrition is laced with inorganic or synthetic materials. And it’s a one size fits all mentality.

The truth is however that people are unique and so should their nutrition and fitness routines be. If you take a 1 size fits all approach it really serves no one but the corporate giants.


The solution.

So what is the solution?

Well, it is two-fold.

First, one begins with nutrition that can be both customized for the individual and nutrition that can be absorbed by their body. For absorption to occur you need an all natural organic source, not the synthetic types that the franchise world markets.

Now because everyone’s body is different, such as medical conditions, medications, lifestyle, geography, age, height, and weight etc. That means that someone who lives in sunny Florida requires less vitamin D than say someone who lives in Snowy Montana. But if you go the nutrition store you get the same vitamin D that is sold in every other franchise.

After 25 years in the fitness industry and 15 years in search if the perfect solution, I was finally led to the exact thing I was looking for. An all natural, organic, GMO Free, Casein free, dairy and MSG free, customized nutrition program that offers individuals the exact nutrition their body needs.

How?

By using a FREE 25 question HIPPA compliant assessment questionnaire that takes into consideration more than 7 different parameters. Things like medication, location, lifestyle, exercise, eating habits, current health conditions, age, height, weight and more.

And what it produces, with its algorithm that includes 7,000 of the most advanced research periodicals  is the exact quantities and amounts for your body in both the morning and evening.

You can see it here for yourself http://tvg.idlife.com/takeassessment

It will send you a complete, customized nutrition for both morning and evening.

They have a comprehensive selection of health products from Protein powders and appetite control to hydration and energy products. Everything is all natural and organic, sweetened naturally with Stevia.

 

Recommendation:
My recommendation is to  give it a go for 90 days. It is priced very reasonably. To go out and locate the exact quantities and amounts would cost you a significant amount and your first born.

For those interested in earning additional income they have a fantastic compensation program.

Good nutrition is going to be key in increasing mental clarity, reducing stress and improving mental and physical performance. To neglect it, is certain and eventual suicide. If you care about your vision, your family,and the future, then you’ll want to make sure your nutritional health is part of your routine as well as your physical health which we’ll discuss in Part 2, What Every Entrepreneur Ought to Know About Working Out That Shatters the Myths Sold to Them From the Media.

So stay tuned for Part 2 when we share an amazing 7 min workout that leaves you feeling like you exercised for 4 hours.

Upward & Onward

Roger G

The Gurus of Indian Classical Dance & How It Relates to Business Success!

You never know where your greatest lessons may come from!

Over the New Years holiday I was traveling all over Asia and through a series of crazy circumstances I found myself in Singapore for 24 hours.

To make use of the time I decided to shoot the introduction video for our Entrepreneurs Pit Stop http://e-PitStop.com. There was time to stroll around and appreciate the culture and the food so during one of my spirit led strolling sessions I found myself walking the underground walk way to the Esplanade Theater near the Marina Bay Sands Marina there in down town Singapore.

 

The Gurus

As I mosied down the walk way I was gazing at all the interesting performances that were coming to the theater when what caught my attention was this large mural display that was called “The Gurus of Indian Classical Dance”.

Guru's Wall Pictoral

The artist explained that most of the time artists and photographers focus on the 90 minute performance of beautiful dances with their pictures and commentaries but this murals the objective was to capture what goes on behind the scenes of a spectacular performance. Often the performance is only the last step in a grueling internship that can last months and in many cases years as guru (Teacher) invests their lives into teaching the Shishya (disciple).

 

Insights

PosesSo what can The Gurus of Indian Classical Dance teach us about business success and life?

Our culture here in the US and abroad has lost the art of apprenticeships. We think that we can just push someone through school and when they get done they expect they should be ready to be earning a six figure career.

Well many times the students feel that way but when life set’s in they are met with a stark reality that this is not the case. Our society also applauds the so called success stories that seemed to be overnight sensations. However 9 times out of 10 there are years of hands on preparation that go into shaping an individual to become the leader who shines during their so called 90 minute performance where they show up on the stage for all of us to admire.

The same thing happens with those trying to build a business on line. People mistakenly believe they can just have a friend throw up a website, toss up some PayPal buttons and bingo they are in business. Then they think the money will just role in and they’ll make millions in the next 12 months.

I can almost hear the subtle chuckle of those who have been online right now as they say “yea right!”

But there is so much to learn before a great business can be successfully launched and a home run can be hit. Those who wish to shortcut the necessary learning curve are hurting them selves and those they wish to help.

Here is why.

 

The Power of Devotion!

The MasterThe Gurus of Indian Classical Dance literally have a special relationship of piety, similar to that between a parent and child. Traditionally the Shishya or disciple is sent to live with their guru  so as they might learn devotion ( a word that is not common in our culture.) as the guru wants to impart their philosophy, their knowledge, their style, their personality, their energy and so much more. To train to become the best, among truly great Indian Classical dancers, cannot be done overnight nor quickly.

The tragedy of trying to “get rich quick” or even to “Get Rich” is you miss the most valuable lessons you need to make a true difference in your life and the lives of the people you will touch in the years to come. I personally think most “get rich” authors are both doing a disservice to humanity and taking advantage of people by tempting them with an idea that many have been hurt by.

Rather what we should be striving for is to develop into people who have enriched into their DNA, the character of love, honesty, integrity, a sincere desire to be concerned about the state of and to care for those around them, and the desire for excellence in all you do. To evolve and develop into higher beings who can help those around us avoid unnecessary suffering.

When we apply ourselves properly with the right motives, we become wealthy in ways significantly beyond wealth. But if you develop your financial skills with the motive of helping others, you will enjoy what money can do to help the world around you.

One of my mentors, Larry Thompson, said to me to work on your character before you work on your pocket book” Another mentor told me “Let not your talents and skills take you where your character cannot keep you.”

 

Strategic Philosophy

The TeacherNow I’m not saying that you need to go and find a guru and go and live with them.

Instead what I’m offering is a strategy rooted in a philosophy.

The strategy has a central key which is identified in a question my mentor always told me to ask. He said the question to ask is “What am I becoming?” Where you work ask yourself… “What am I becoming as a person working here?”

In my days at the airline I found myself becoming negative, complaining and gripping. I looked at myself and said “Is this what I want to become?” When I looked at how I was building my business and how I was getting stressed and being short with my children the thought occurred to me “What am I becoming here?, “Is this how I want to be?” The obvious answer was NO!

You Decide…

Wisdom Of The EldersSo let me suggest to you that you decide in advance what kind of person you want to be in character and habits before you begin your journey in life or business.

Then carefully pick those that you will allow to influence you and impart their life, energy, ideals and philosophy to you.

Get around gurus or teacher and leaders who you can clearly see have the personality and character you would like to have imparted to you.

Pick them carefully and learn the little nuances and style or love, patience, kindness. Let them mentor shape and mold you, to apprentice you if you will.

Don’t rush your success.

Take the tine to learn gentle customer service, compassionate leadership, benevolent financing, long-suffering & patience, sincere humility, business building, powerful communication skills, proper posture, a solid hand shake. The courage to look others in the eyes with love and humility, integrity based salesmanship or influence.

Do not rush the process.

Ever heard the slogan “We serve no wine before it’s time?”

Your being molded into a wine that will in your life time serve millions of people. You’ll touch thousands personally and then they will go and touch thousands and so on. The BIG Question is “What kind of wine are you becoming? Do you want to be a fine wine for kings and queens or a cheap mass marketed wine for the masses? Do you want to be a complaining wine that tastes like rotten vinegar or a smooth sweet port wine?

 

Stop & Smell The Roses!

Beautiful child smelling roseBegin your journey today by making the decision to stop rushing your life and letting technology and all the hype push you with the “Fear of loss”, or the lie that says “Do it now, you got to do this now!” Instead slow down and begin by looking at the images below and try to think of all the life that was invested in each human in the pictures. Think of the time they devoted, the suffering, the trials, the challenges at home, the broken toes or fingers they may have endured, the broken hearts and relationships over the course of their lives. All that went into making these great dancers.

Do you really want to rush the process and miss all the valuable lessons and life experience that will shape you and make you truly a book worth reading or do you want to just be the cheap trash novel that get’s thrown in the trash once it’s speed read?

The answer is obvious but let me share a quick thought here and leave you with a suggestion.

 

A Thought

My sense is that our culture is really driven by fear and much of our rushing about is due to a subconscious thought that time is going to run out on me? So we rush trying to get to some level before the clock runs out.

Those fears often appear like this:  “What if I don’t have enough for retirement?, “What if I can’t make enough money to survive?”,”What if I get a major life debilitating disease or injury and I can’t work?” “What if my significant other leaves me?” “What if I can’t afford to pay my bills?” and on and on and on.

It seems that this is the reason. A Fear of Death.

 

A Better Solution

The solution that seems to be presenting itself louder than ever in our world today is to pursue the Spiritual Path!

History has taught us repeatedly that the desire for material gain, recognition, acceptance and power only leads to further destruction and discontentment. It is only when one finally discovers that the road peace, contentment and joy in life comes from being on the Spiritual Path. From recognizing there in only one pursuit in life. So…

Open your heart and mind to a bigger truth and picture of life.

Open your heart to the fact that life really is a journey in which we learn the attributes of love, kindness, patience, peace, generosity, tenderness.

It’s not about what we can achieve or get or how big we become. It’s about learning love and giving love as defined in 1Corinthians 12. Love is patient, love is kind, love suffers long and does not pay attention to a suffered wrong…

But to begin that journey you have to open your heart to the greatest lover of all, GOD, and let the CREATOR pour HIS love for you into your own life.

Why?

Because we can’t really love if we lack it ourselves.

The kind of love we need takes super natural power to walk in, especially when the world is lashing out in anger and suffering as a result of the pain they are in.

When you can surrender your life to LOVE, you are filled with a peace and trust that a LOVING being will take care of you and simply wants to reveal to you the best pathway for your life.

You’ll discover that you fears subside and begin to enjoy the journey. You become an apprentice and eagerly embrace the process to become the kind of person that makes a true difference.

If you don’t know who to trust to come mentor you, then stop over at the Entrepreneurs Pit Stop.

We have a growing list a real leaders who have the kind of character that makes a positive difference in our world. Who have been proven and care about you and want to help you step into your real purpose and accomplish your destiny.

In the mean time, go out side, take a walk, slow down and just talk to GOD in your own way and invite HIM into your heart and life and then slow down and let the processes of life mold you into that fine wine, that novel worth reading.

And since you are here would love to hear your thoughts and experiences below as to the messages the spiritual world has spoken to your heart.

Until we can meet face to face remember to Always Fly Right!

Upward & Onward;

Roger

Beautiful Hands              What are these hands trying to say?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elder Passion

 

 

Look at his passion after all these years. This is one of the oldest teaches still around today.

 

 

 

 

In The Class RoomImagine if those we trained in our work force had smiles of joy like these young girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SoloThere is nothing like the one on one devotion of teacher to student. Sometimes we wonder if we could find a mentor who cared for us like this. What if instead you decided to be the Mentor like this tom some one in your life?

 

 

 

 

 

The TransferLook at the intensity of these young girls focus. What have they given up to sit here for years of there lives? What pains have they endured? What strained relationships, broken fingers, hurt ankles, lost loves?

 

 

 

 

 

Doors

 

A Dream come true!

 

 

 

 

 

Heartful Expressions           Such beauty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devotion of Learning

 

And they sit patiently for hours in devotion to the guru and the guru invests their very hearts, lives and energy day in and day out.

 

 

 

 

The CollectionAnother collage of images to ponder.

How To Have Your Best Year EVER!

If you want to learn How To Have Your Best Year Ever, then these tips by Omar Periu will equip you with the keys to make this year better than last GUARANTEED!

Change
Everyone wants more out of life, but the truth is few want to leave their comfort zone long enough to effect changes in their lives. I believe this formula for goals, directions and choices is the most fun and less stressful way to get the changes you want in your life. If you just change your wants and aspirations and make good positive choices you will change, everything around you changes. But the choice to do more with yourself always comes first. Take a look at your sales TARGET: Today’s choices are going to effect tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. Are those choices going to be positive, negative or stay about the same? To find out, look back at the goals and choices you made yesterday, last week, last month, and last year.

What did you do that had a positive impact on today?  
What did you do that had a positive impact on today? What did you do last year that is going to add up big this year? How about last month for next month? You get the idea. If you don’t like what you see, it may be time for some new choices and direction. If you don’t know what you want, you might write down a goal to find some answers to that question over the next 30 days. If you really want the answers they will come. Just put your antenna up, listen, watch and feel.

You create what you want in your subconscious mind… 
As I said before, if you have ever gotten anything you wanted or dreamed about before, how did you get it? Will it work for other things, bigger things? The answer is still Yes. You created what you wanted in your subconscious mind, made the right choices and brought it into reality. I can’t tell you too many times, you already know how to do this. You now need to move it to a higher level. As always, though, it’s your choice.

Short of a natural catastrophe or a supernatural phenomenon, there is very little that can keep you from achieving at least small conscious success decisions that will eventually lead to bigger and better achievements. Even if big goals seem beyond your reach today, a few months from now, after you’ve applied these simple strategies, you may laugh at their simplicity.

The moment of truth
There is one thing that frequently holds us back, one small area that can make or break us, the six inches between our own ears. No matter how common the old adage is that states, “We’re our own worst enemy,” the truth is, we are.

At the moment of truth, we can choose to take the + road or the – road. The more you choose the positives, the quicker and easier the process becomes. The more we let ourselves debate the value of each choice, the more we lose. If we instead simply focus on the goal at each moment of truth, the choice becomes painfully obvious. This only works if you know where you are going. With no clear destination, the choice won’t seem to matter.

Our minds are incredible machines
Our minds are tuned to hear our own voices above any others. Not only do our subconscious minds accept our verbal input above any other entering data, they without question believe what we believe, and can be ready to act at the drop of a hat. When we reach that moment of choice, if our minds have been exercised to make the right decision, if they have been trained to choose the positive conscious success decision, if they have built a history of successful wins, they will follow their own example. Our minds are incredible machines that will take us where we want to go. All they need are predetermined destinations, a map of goals and estimated arrival times to enable us to make positive conscious success decisions, thus taking us closer to accomplishing our goals one step at a time.

“Success is in the moment, make every moment count!” -Omar Periu

This builds histories of past successes, which makes the whole achievement process stronger and even more believable to you as you go along. Remember champions, if you change, everything will change for you.

I wish you great success!

Omar

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Omar Periu had been inspiring corporations and individuals for more than 20 years through Omar Periu International. Specializing in sales, negotiations, and wealth building. Creator of systems such as: Zero to Wealth Systems™, The Investigative Selling Principles™, The One Minute Meeting Effective Presentation System™, and From Management to Leadership™ skills, Omar Periu proudly wears his rags to riches story for others to hear about and learn from.  Omar has been a featured speaker at events with superstars Zig Ziglar, General Colin Powell, Larry Bird, Harvey Mackay, Jim Rohn, Terry Bradshaw, Bob Proctor, Larry King, Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins, Don Shula, Lou Holtz, Denis Waitley, and many many more. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and has been inducted into the prestigious International Platform Association. http://omarperiu.com This article is  is copyrighted and trademarked. To use please contact Omar Periu International