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3 Ways To Maximize Your Life & Riches – Tai Lopez

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Joel Brown Interviews Multi-Millionaire Investor and Entrepreneur “Tai Lopez” to discuss Why Self Development is so damn important when it comes to living a well rounded life of success.

Tai Lopez was a self made millionaire in his 20’s and he loves sharing the knowledge he has learned through many years of building and acquiring businesses, working with the Amish and reading over 5,000 highly rated books.

Tai Lopez Advice for Achieving Success

3 Key Takeaways from this interview with Tai

 

1. You MUST know yourself

American Management consultant, educator and author Peter Drucker said:

“Most people think they know what they are good at, but most people are wrong”.

They also think they know their weaknesses but in most cases they don’t even know their weaknesses either.

You can only build on strengths. Work on finding out more about yourself so you can discover your true strengths.

 

2. Once you know yourself, you need to translate that into creating “The Good Life

Nietzsche the philosopher said:

“The mind is like an inaccessible fortress. “

So you have to penetrate the fortress of your mind, it’s not enough to just go:

I want to be an Entrepreneur

I want to make money

I want a Lamborghini

It’s just not enough. “I remember sleeping on a couch with $47 in my bank account in a mobile home in North Carolina and now, where I am, people think the Lamborghini I drive is about materialism. I am more materialistic about my huge collection of books.

Lamborghini’s are an RRD Investment, Rust, Rot and Depreciate, but I keep that Lamborghini in my garage because it’s a reminder of the reward of #1, “Knowing Yourself“.

So to penetrate the fortress of your mind, reaps big rewards in what I call “The Good Life“:

Health, Wealth, Love & Happiness!

It’s not enough to just have money. It’s not enough to just be in good shape. It’s not enough to just have love. It’s not enough to just have internal happiness. You must juggle four things at once.

 

3. Lead with some rewards

The reward is like the carrot that you put in front of yourself.

I keep these, what I call “Selfish Rewards“, whether it’s a Lamborghini or a nice house in the Hollywood Hills, because it reminds me that, “that reward”, will suck me along like a vacuum cleaner, like osmosis.

It’s simple, if you are trying to lose weight, then put a picture in front of you of a beautiful guy or a girl and lead yourself with the reward.

So over the years I have discovered, what you want to do is; Divide your goals into 2 areas:
1. Selfish Goals

Example of Selfish Goals: A Lamborghini, A Jet, “My selfish goal is to one day buy a basketball team.

2. Unselfish Goals

Example of Unselfish Goals: Helping the homeless, sharing knowledge, donating money.

 

Tai Lopez 67 Steps
 

Watch This Video for the full conversation with Tai Lopez

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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Mindful Productivity: How Top Achievers Combine Focus and Balance

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Overcoming Plateaus: 6 Powerful Strategies for Breakthrough Success

A plateau is not a full stop; it’s a comma that allows you to pause, reflect, and shift gears

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In the pursuit of personal and professional growth, plateaus are inevitable. They appear when progress seems to halt, despite your continuous efforts. But remember, a plateau is not a full stop; it’s a comma that allows you to pause, reflect, and shift gears. This article provides six powerful strategies to overcome plateaus and achieve breakthrough success.

1. Find Out the Root Cause

When facing a plateau, there is likely something causing you to sabotage your progress. Identify the root cause. What is sabotaging your progress? Examine your daily routine and how you spend your time. Are you wasting time on unnecessary activities? Or are you taking on too many tasks that you can’t handle?

Often, adding more tasks overloads your already tight routine and distracts you from focusing on the most important tasks. Therefore, often eliminating unnecessary activity will work to overcome plateaus. However, be cautious of not doing things right, such as tasks you have not yet undertaken or missing something. What actions do you need to take or improve to achieve your goal? Are you avoiding them, or have you not started yet?

2. Never Tolerate Problems

Once you’ve identified the root cause, never tolerate problems. If you tolerate them, you’ll end up staying stuck. You get what you tolerate. Once you recognize the problem you’re facing, never tolerate it. Instead, address and improve the situation.

3. Focus on a 100% Solution and 0% Problems

To overcome a challenge, it’s essential to plan how to get through it. Yet, people often find themselves asking, ‘Why is it bad?’ or ‘What is wrong with it?’ Questions of this nature limit our thinking, leading our brains to generate responses like ‘Because you’re not good enough’ or ‘Everything is wrong with you.’ These limited answers tend to resonate with the situation and drag you down further.

Instead, ask empowering questions without limits, such as ‘What is not perfect yet, and how can I turn things around while making a more positive impact?’ By asking unlimited empowering questions, you’ll shift your focus from the problem to the solution. Additionally, you will also notice that asking empowering questions can expand available options and allow you to see from an angle you couldn’t see before.

Focusing on problems rarely yields positive outcomes. The key to positive results lies in concentrating on the solution. The next time you face adversity and notice getting caught by unresourceful thoughts, snap out of it and direct your focus to a 100% solution and 0% problems.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

4. Cultivate Success-Driven Traits

Identify the traits you need to have and get rid of to become the person you aspire to be. Consider your specific goals – for instance, attracting positive relationships. To achieve this, note down the traits you need to embrace, such as being open-minded, gentle, healthy, and treating others the way you want to be treated.

Cultivate a positive mindset. Simultaneously, get rid of traits like criticizing others, having a short temper, and engaging in unhealthy habits like taking drugs.

Learn from individuals who have achieved similar goals. Study their traits, both the ones they have and those they’ve consciously avoided. Implement these traits to align with the person you want to become.

Once you have your lists of traits to embrace and eliminate, diligently follow them. Place the list on your desk or the door of your room, ensuring you read it at least once a day to reinforce your commitment to these traits.

5. Track Your Habits

Carry a notepad to track your habits throughout the day, especially those contributing to plateaus, as well as your new habits or traits aligned with achieving your goals. For instance, if your root cause is excessive internet use, record instances of mindless scrolling on social media. Note when you engage, the emotional state prompting it, and the approximate duration.

Calculate the total minutes wasted at the end of the day. This habit tracking makes you aware of the emotions triggering these behaviors (stress, boredom, and frustration) and the time wasted.

Additionally, track positive new habits, like reading good books and exercising. Document what you’ve learned from the book and the time spent exercising. This practice helps you build new positive habits by enabling you to compare today’s results with those from yesterday or a week ago. 

Moreover, consistently sticking to new habits for around 18 months transforms them into lifelong habits. Even if you take breaks, you will find yourself naturally returning to those habits.

6. See Obstacles as Opportunities

Every obstacle can be an opportunity to turn things around. If the economy is in a downturn, it’s time to recognize it as an opportunity to thrive while everyone else is struggling and focused on the problem. If someone makes fun of you or causes you trouble, ask yourself, ‘What can I learn from this experience?’

Alternatively, consider that the person underrating you is setting low expectations, which are easier to exceed. If your business receives a bad review from a customer, see it as free feedback that guides you on how to improve and take your business to the next level.

Always try to see different angles that others may overlook. This perspective can reveal aspects you might be missing. When you view a problem as an opportunity, it has the potential to foster growth.

In the journey toward success, plateaus are just temporary pauses, not dead ends. So, keep moving, keep growing, and make your breakthrough.

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