This week was Fight For Your Dreams Week on the Millionaire Journey. We discussed ways you could keep your dreams alive because the truth is achieving your dream really is about the fight. It’s hard, tough, tiring and many days you absolutely just want to give up. But if you really want it, you can’t and you have to fight for it with your heart, soul and everything you have in you. It means despite fatigue, extreme overload and obstacles that appear you have to keep moving, which brings me to the question for today: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Most people who aspire to be millionaires are serious about becoming one. They are hungry and will do whatever it takes to succeed. They will work 24 hours if they must, they will forego sleep, and they will hustle like heck to make the impossible possible.
You have to ask yourself are you really willing to do what it takes because success requires sacrifice and the road to success is often replete with failure designed to test your endurance and desire to triumph.
I raise this question as part of Feedback Friday because I wonder if many of us who want to be millionaires are ready to play on that stage. This isn’t intended to offend anyone specifically but to offer some realism because the truth is the world is full of people who will be dishonest and not tell you where you can improve. On the Millionaire Journey, as your accountability partners we are committed to honest talk with you and so this is a bit of the tough love today even though it may not apply to some of you.
It is easy to point outward and believe others are holding us back. But we also must look internally and ascertain where we are preventing our own success. We sometimes don't work as hard as we should, we project our self doubts about our ability to succeed into the universe or we fail to simply do what it takes to make it happen. This week I saw people have difficulty complying with instructions, responding in a timely manner to responses to their own request for assistance and a few other things that I think would make it difficult to achieve success on a higher scale.
The truth is to be successful you always have to be prepared. After all, success is when opportunity meets preparation. You have to think game on. So this week, I ask that you take a hard look at your strategy, determine what you really want, put an action plan in place and STEP UP your game. Most importantly, ask yourself do you want to be a millionaire and are you willing to do what it takes to get there? Let me hear your thoughts.
Kim Crouch, is one of the 2 Wealth Strategist of the Millionaire Journey. You can follow us on the Journey by joining the Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Millionaire-Journey/165487378056?ref=ts or the Millionaire Journey blog at http://1yearmillionaires.blogspot.com
FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS WEEK
The Olympics are still taking place this week in Canada. Even though I didn’t like how the Olympic Committee treated Chicago, I must admit that the Winter sports have been incredible and exciting to watch.
More so than the death defying stunts I’m seeing, or, the opening ceremonies, which is always great, I love the Olympics because they are inspiring and epitomize human beings at their best. They serve as a great example of the lessons in fortitude that are required to make our dreams a reality and the payoffs that happen when we invest and believe in ourselves. While many of us won’t be Olympic athletes, the truth is many of us can be champions in many other areas of life if we simply learn and internalize the lessons exhibited by many Olympic athletes:
Lesson #1 –Self Discipline.
Say what you like about Olympic athletes, but you can’t dispute they are the most disciplined group of people we may ever know. They practice for hours and they play despite injury, sickness, and fatigue. They never stop and they never give up. They learned a long time ago that winners never quit and quitters never win. With anything you want to achieve, self discipline is key because you will encounter bad days, sick days and days when you’re just exhausted but you have to be disciplined enough to keep moving.
Olympic athletes learned something a long time ago that must of us have a hard time dealing with: failure. They recognize that failure is part of the learning curve and that they will fail and they will lose. But they never allow it to break their spirits, their hopes or their dreams. No, they keep learning and growing and keep pushing until they succeed.
Lesson #3-Sacrifice & Hard Work
Who doubts that Olympians make enormous sacrifices? While the rest of us are sleeping, going out to dinner with friends and family, traveling and living a normal life, they are doing anything but that. They practice from dawn to dusk and they spend the majority of their day training. It’s more than most of us could handle or deal with and while I’m not advocating spending every waking moment pursuing your dreams the truth is sacrifice and hard work are required to achieve any dream. I remember watching an interview by actor Will Smith where he talked about his success. In that interview he said that he may not be the smartest person, but he was the hardest worker. He stated that if he and another person were on a treadmill that one thing he knew for sure and that was the other person was stopping first.
It is a powerful statement about sacrifice and work ethic and it is probably the greatest reason for why Olympic athletes are Olympians. Ask yourself what are you willing to sacrifice to pursue your dreams and how hard are you working for it. Do you spend an hour a day on goal attainment when you could be spending 3 or 4. This week is the week to get honest with your self.
Why is it that so many Olympic athletes return and compete in Olympics after Olympics still at the top of their game? It is because they don’t rest on their laurels or their accomplishments. They continue to improve understanding that they are always competing against themselves to improve their time, to beat their last medal count, i.e., to simply do more and be better than the last time. Think about this. How many of us have continuous improvement baked into our success strategy? Not many. Most people, and corporations for that matter, rely on our success. Once we’ve “made” it, we stop innovating and pushing forward. Ask yourself today, are you doing that? Are their areas where you can improve?
So now that you know what it takes to be a champion, what do you plan to do about it?
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Are you ready to grow your business like an Olympian? Over the past week, Shani Davis has done for speed skating what Arthur Ashe did for tennis--won gold medals in a sport not traditionally performed by blacks. Apolo Anton Ohno has done for the winter Olympics what Michael Phelps did for the summer games--won record Olympic medals. And Team USA beat Team Canada for the first time in 25 years.
Your business is limited only by your beliefs. A change in your thinking can turn the tides in your favor.
Hire a coach. Everyone has areas that they can improve upon. A coach can help you see your blind spots. They can provide objective feedback, and keep you accountable by providing progress reports.
FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS: DON'T LET FEAR, PROCRASTINATION OR ANYTHING ELSE DESTROY YOUR DREAMS
Do you have an idea but not sure what to do next?
Have you taken some steps toward your dreams but you really haven’t taken flight?
Does fear have a grip on you and won’t let go?
The Time Has Come For You To Do Something About It!
As part of Fight For Your Dream Week, the Millionaire Journey is giving away a free 60 Minute Strategy Session to TWO people where you will learn how to jumpstart your dreams and send fear packing once and for all! (Sessions will be with Kim)
What does this session include:
1. In depth review of your dream/goal or idea generation if you don’t already know what you want to do. (Includes analysis, critique of idea for commercial viability and progress to date)
2. Detailed Action plan with steps you can take immediately
3. An aggressive but reasonable timeline for goal achievement
4. Sound tips and advice on how to fight for your dreams
How to qualify to win the Strategy Session?
2. Sign up for our newsletter either on the Fan Page or at http://1yearmillionaires.blogspot.com. 3. Sign up to follow us by clicking on the Follow Button at http://1yearmillionaires.blogspot.com.
4. Add a comment to this post letting us know you have completed all tasks. Include your name (initials are acceptable) and email so we will know where to contact you if you win.
Entries are only accepted for 48 hours! Contest ends 11:59 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Winners will be announced on Wednesday. Any ideas discussed at the strategy session will remain confidential.
I bargained with life for a penny,
and life would pay no more
however I pleaded at evening
As I county my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
who will pay you what you ask,
but once you have set the wages
Then you must bear the task,
I bargained with life for a penny,
Only to learn dismayed,
That whatever wage I had asked of life,
Life would have gladly paid.
What have you asked of life? Has it been a little or a lot? Remember, life is just a vehicle designed to take you where you want to go but it’s up to you. If you haven't asked enough of life, take action today to make sure start demanding more. .
It's Feedback Friday on The Millionaire Journey, and we want to hear from YOU! It's Valentine's Day weekend, and lots of women will be spending it alone. Some by choice. Others by chance.
They're smart, sexy and beautiful. They're also educated and making a strong salary. It's not that they don't want a man, but the men who say they want a smart, beautiful woman are intimidated by their (perceived) independence.
Our Feedback Friday question is a two-parter, Are Women Educating Themselves Out of the Dating Pool? Should they downplay their intelligence to get a man?
Recently, singer/actress/diva Beyonce Knowles was on 60 Minutes discussing her success. One of the questions asked of her was whether she and husband, Jay Z, compete against each other. Beyonce’s response was in essence I don’t compete against others but against myself.
It’s a profoundly simple but true statement. Yet, I know many couples, siblings and friends whose entire relationship centers around competition. They compete to be top wage earner, most successful, best looking, best dressed, best cook or best anything. They compete to compete, and they approach their relationship as I win, you lose.
I’m no relationship expert but any relationship structured this way seems destined to fail because their definition of success includes a comparative component that they can’t win unless someone else loses.
Now this doesn’t mean that all competition is bad. In fact, I personally believe competition is healthy because it challenges you to reach beyond your comfort zone. The competition, I’m concerned about is not healthy competition but destructive competition with the people in your life.
After all, these are the people in your life! Think about how you feel when you lose. You feel rejected, like a failure and at times, a bit hopeless. Why would anyone want to create these feelings in their partner, sibling or friend? This truly couldn’t be in the best interest of a relationship. Your goal in any relationship should not be how you can get more and they get less but how you both can emerge with plenty!
The bottom line is a healthy competitor understands that you compete against a standard not people. If you’re someone who is in a relationship where competition rules the day, find a way to build self esteem in some other way than making those you love feel bad. Doing so will allow you to form a better relationship. Otherwise, you will have succeeded on the Millionaire Journey but it certainly will be lonely at the top.
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We see it all the time, someone hits the jackpot (wins the lottery, signs a professional sports or recording contract, wins American Idol), and before long, family (some they didn't even know they had) are standing in line with a sense of entitlement to their "winnings."
This week American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino was on Oprah discussing her financial woes, and how she almost lost both of her houses, and couldn't even afford to buy a pizza two year ago (this was AFTER winning Idol)because she was taking care of her entire family. She now has a reality TV show on VH1 called Fantasia For Real, and on the show, we see that she is the only adult in her house who works, and when she finally puts her foot down and starts saying no, her brother has a meltdown. (Check out the videos here.)
Our Feedback Friday question is: How do you handle money requests from family?
Are you having trouble staying on track, setting goals or even getting motivated to achieve your dreams?
THE SECRET IS OUT AND THE ANSWER IS YES! WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE. THE KEY IS NOT TO REMAIN THERE.
YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO GO IT ALONE!
Partners In Success Accountability Program
With the Partners In Success Accountability Program, we partner with you to help you reach your goals and redirect your life.
Our integrated approach to success attainment emphasizes FOCUSED ACTION and DISCIPLINE within a supportive environment while offering you the support and motivation you need to ensure consistent progress toward goal achievement.
With us as your accountability partners, you will get the guidance you need to succeed and stay on track.
Let's face it. No amount of goal setting, inspiration or desire means anything unless you take action!!
And truthfully sometimes you just need a kick in the pants to jump start and sustain you.
The Partners In Success Accountability Program Is Here To Provide That Loving Kick.
With us, you will get the support and online tools and resources you need to set attainable goals, stay on track and keep the motivation engine roaring.
You will learn practical strategies to help reach your goals.
“Success is never a destination -- it's a journey.”
Satenig St. Marie
WHAT DO YOU GET?
With our program, you get the following:
1. Free 60 minute strategy session - ($150 Value)
2. An ACTION DRIVEN customized plan with supportive techniques adapted to your unique needs. ($75 Value)
3. A Monthly 60 MINUTE ONE ON ONE CALL with an accountability partner (Kim or Lisa) focused on goal achievement at a time convenient for you. Calls are designed to fit your specific needs and to give you focus, support and accountability and can be centered on goal achievement in any area your wish such as
- Financial Independence
- Weight Management
- Career Progression
- Dream Attainment
4. You will RECEIVE A RECORDING of the call 24 hours following your session. ($150 VALUE)
5. Free UNLIMITED access to a MEMBER'S ONLY premium site with interactive, user friendly tools and exclusive, more in depth content. ($50 VALUE)
6. Free admission to all Webinars
7. Motivational emails designed to help you stay the course on the road to achieving your dreams
Because of the hands on integrative approach we take, this program is limited to the first 20 people!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$50/ monthly investment. If you sign up by February 8, 2010 you can take advantage of our
PAY FOR THE FIRST MONTH, GET THE SECOND ONE FREE!!!!
WHEN DOES IT START?
Larry has been involved in the MLM industry for 20 years and operates a successful real estate holdings company in Texas called Xavier Business Group. Raymond has been a MLMer for approximately 10 years and is an accomplished businessman, educator and speaker. He is with among one of the most successful leadership development corporations in the world and is always in constant demand across the United States and abroad to teach on leadership, personal business development and network marketing as a financial option for the 21st century
Larry and Raymond are personal friends, Partners In Success, and fans of the Millionaire Journey and came to this interview with a wealth of knowledge about MLM and wanted to discuss it as an income stream because they believe that despite the sometimes misunderstood history of the industry, it is primed for an explosion.
In this interview, you will learn:
*What to look for in a MLM program (How about How to Spot a Legitimate MLM Program)
*Why you should consider MLM as a component of your wealth strategy
*The top myths surrounding MLM
*How to write your own paycheck through MLM vs. the traditional business route
*Why most people are going about wealth creation backwards
*The 6 things Millionaire J. Paul Getty teaches are needed for success
*Who shouldn’t be involved in MLM
and so much more!!!
Check out the interview HERE
To learn more about Larry and Raymond and their team click HERE
Also stay tuned for our announcement this week on the Millionaire Journey's Partners In Success Program and how Lisa and Kim can partner with you to help you achiever your goals.
We’re already one month into the New Year, and it’s time for a reflection: Where are you with your goals?
Whether you were on the Send Fear Packing call last month, or are a fan of the Millionaire Journey by way of Facebook or our blog updates, the one thing you know for sure is that Kim Crouch and Lisa Maria Carroll are all about overcoming fear, setting aggressive deadlines, taking massive action and being accountable.
Many of you have reached out to us in search of an accountability partner to help you reach your goals and redirect your life. Well, you called, and we answered.
Join us tonight for our T.E.A.M.WORK telerally, where we’ll:
- Announce our Millionaire Journey theme for the month
- Share with you the ways that partnerships can help you get what you really want out of life
- Announce ways we can T.E.A.M.-UP to help you reach your goals
If you are serious about achieving new heights and getting to the million-dollar goal line, then we want to hear you on the call tonight!
It’s time to be accountable for your goals and actions, and we’re here to help you do it!
Join us tonight, February 1, 2010, for the MILLIONAIRE JOURNEY T.E.A.M.WORK TELERALLY to learn how we can TEAM-UP to help you reach your goals.
Date: February 1, 2010
Time: 9:00pm Eastern