20 minutes that can change your life

20 minutes that can really change your life. REALLY!

I came across a teaching from Earl Nightingale on the subject of 20 minutes that can change your life. Here’s my summary of what Earl taught.

Ninety five percent of the people in the world would rather die than think. Three percent think they think. Only two percent of the people think. Those two percent sit on the top of list of the wealthiest people.

People are not poor because they want to be poor. They are poor because they do not decide to be rich. Those who earn more money are those who decide to earn more. Decide right now that you will be wealthy. Write down the amount of money you want to make annually.

Ideas are free. One idea can make you rich. So how do you come up with ideas? and how to make yourself think?

Start waking up a little earlier. If you wake up an hour earlier than you are used to, for 5 days per week, you will get 5 hours extra. For a year, you will have 260 hours extra or 32.5 8-hour days. Use this time to think and come up with ideas.

Now, before you begin, get yourself a cup of coffee or tea or do a small exercise to be fully fresh and ready. With a notepad and a pen:

  1. Sit down
  2. Write on top of the notepad your goal
  3. Ask yourself: “what will help me move closer to my goal?”, “what are some ways to increase my contribution or services?”, “how can I improve what I am currently doing?”
  4. Write down all ideas that come to your mind. Write everything down even the most stupid idea. Try to write down at least 5 ideas.

If you write down 5 ideas per day for 5 days per week, you will get 25 ideas per week. For a year, you will get 1300 ideas. The law of average will work in your favor. At least one idea will make you rich.

What else will this practice do to you? It will help you focus on your goal and help keep your goal in presence.

Another critical lesson also from Earl Nightingale is that over 95% of people coming across this little secret will not put it to practice. They just listen or read without actually sitting down with a pen and a notepad. That’s why majority of people stay poor. If you don’t have a role model, look at what everyone else is doing and don’t do the same.

Pick up your pen and notepad. Start writing down ideas that can make you rich. This is a great and simple start.

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About the author: Hoan Do is a certified leadership coach. Hoan have led multiple teams at Symantec Inc. across the globe delivering world-class solutions to protect consumers and businesses. Hoan is an expert in building highly performing teams. He believes that the best leader is the leader that could grow his followers to be leaders. Hoan has been organizing mastermind groups to share with other leaders about transformational leadership and coaching. He has trained many leaders via mastermind groups, workshops, and one-on-one coaching.

If you are curious about the above method and how you can apply it to your life successfully, open your email and send me an inquiry at coach@hoanmdo.com

PS: Earl Nightingale’s the strangest secret: 

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How to guard yourself against negative influences

 

Negative influence is everywhere. It exists outside you. You can sense it through your five physical senses: hear, see, touch, taste, smell. It exists within you in form of thought. Negative influence often work on you through subconscious mind, therefore, they are difficult to detect.

Napoleon Hills stated that the most common weakness of all human being is the habit of leaving their mind open to the negative influence of other people. This is damaging as most people do not recognize that they are cursed by it. Even if they acknowledge it, they neglect or refuse to correct it until it becomes an uncontrollable part of their daily habits.

Clean out your medicine chest, throw away all pill bottles, and stop pandering to colds, aches, pains, and imaginary illness.

Keep your mind closed against all people who depress or discourage you in any way.

Do not expect troubles as they have a tendency not to disappoint.

Use your willpower to build a wall of immunity against negative influences in your own mind.

AND the BEST way is to deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to THINK AND ACT FOR YOURSELF.

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About the author: the post was written by Hoan Do, a certified Samurai leadership expert. If you are curious about the above method and how you can apply it to your life successfully, open your email and send me an inquiry at hoandojmx@gmail.com

 

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Hoan has immense leadership and business knowledge. With a heart to truly add value and help people reach their full potential. This is a perfect combination for growth. He is able to help people new to business as well as people with decades of experience.

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