Part 4 of 5 - How “Pipe Dreams" Can Become Realities!
© 2004, Jon Kogan, All Rights Reserved.
TIPS ON ATTAINING WEALTH
Many people want money as a primary goal. And there certainly
is nothing wrong with desiring money. But first, be sure that
your true goal is money. Can you live, breathe, eat, and sleep
money? Do you dream about money, and want it more than anything?
For true money-seekers, you must be your own boss. The great
money-makers all started and ran their own businesses. And,
even though it seems as though all the good ideas have already
been taken, there are plenty out there.
The secret of the wealthiest people is to find a special need
and fill it. Like quick-food chains; like supermarkets; like
electronic games. Whether you invent a new toy or gadget, or
see a spot to market special items in a new way, the world is
open to true entrepreneurs. And they do make it.
LEARN YOUR TRADE
Almost any goal you choose - whether riches and material
abundance or spiritual attainment - requires learning. How much
education do you have? Do you want more? Perhaps your goal is
to get another degree or to secure a special license.
There are countless opportunities to learn more about your own
industry or to learn about a new skill. Not only do you have the
colleges and universities, but there are many trade schools,
correspondence schools, and special groups that teach skills -
at very reasonable prices.
KEEP THE END IN MIND
What do you need to know to get to where you want to be? You may
not need a degree, but the actual experience. So you'd need to
change jobs or accept a part-time job at night to develop your
More than ever, people are leaving their present occupations to
learn a new trade and then starting at the bottom again to be
happy in their work. Maybe you'll need to put in extra hours at
work now so that you can save money to take the time off next
Even though most entry level positions are offered to the younger
people, you can find many companies willing to give you a chance
to change your occupation. Many times you might find an older
master willing to apprentice you to learn the skill or trade.
Once you're enrolled to learn new skills, put everything towards
learning. Apply yourself one hundred percent. Take advantage of
asking questions and getting criticism from teachers and fellow
students. Read everything you can study well. It is your
developing expertise that will get you ahead and closer to your
It's always a good time to learn more. Even if you are happy in
your job, expanding yourself through education is a very rewarding
activity. Take dancing or tennis, gourmet cooking or sculpture.
Any activity is taught and shared by many enthusiasts.
STOP WASTING TIME
Consider the most important things you need to accomplish.
These are high priorities. Then think about those things that
seem to take up a lot of time and get you nowhere. Those are the
Understand what's important to achieve and do those things first.
Let go of all the busywork for paperwork that piles up. It's
better for you to stack those low priorities somewhere else and
finish the important material than to spend time clearing your
desk to get down to the essential things.
You'll be noticed more quickly for the big things you achieve
than for keeping paper flowing. Don't let co-workers waste your
time with chitchat if you've got things to accomplish. Save that
for lunch hours or for after work social activities.
Handle paper once; decide the action and finish with it. Keep
interruptions to a minimum and delegate responsibilities.
Although you'd like to believe you're indispensable to the job
and you are the only one to take care of many things, you can
teach someone else and move on to your own goal achievements.
What are you waiting for? Few opportunities are thrown at you;
you have to create the right positions and situations to move up.
Make lists of things you want to accomplish and do them.
If you're busy in an office situation, make daily lists and
reward yourself with praise upon completion. Catch yourself
Concentrate on what you're doing and do one thing at a time.
But do it quickly and handle the next thing. Be efficient in
telephone calls, maybe taking them at appointed times or calling
back at your convenience.
Don't generate copies or correspondence that make you look like
you are doing things. Your superiors will know what you
accomplish. Be busy doing important things rather than writing
about what you've done.
And take the time for physical exercise. It will energize you -
not take away from your effectiveness. It relaxes your mind and
stimulates your capacity to achieve.
About the author:
Jon Kogan is Founder of ZivoMarketing and Editor of Home
Business Breakthroughs Ezine!
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Jon Kogan was born, raised and educated in Ukraine.
Arriving to the USA in 1975 has been able to focus on the area of his expertise in marketing, sales and management in the corporate world.
In 2002, Jon has made a decision to apply real world marketing concepts to the Internet. His goals are to provide training, education and to show that it’s simple and easy to join the ranks of success-minded people by choosing to start a home business.