Book review: How to Make Your Dreams Come True by Bo Sanchez

Life Manual 101: How to Make Your Dreams Come True by Bo Sanchez

7 Steps to Achieve Your God-Ordained Destiny

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I’ve been an avid fan and follower of Bro. Bo Sanchez for quite a long time now since year 2009 when one of my friends recommended me to attend The Feast, an spiritual gathering every sunday, which is being conducted by then at Valle Verde. As of now, The Feast have grown to over 100+ locations as more and more people are experiencing Life improvements by attending the weekly gathering. I learned a lot from the practical tips of Bro. Bo, as he simplifies the teachings of the bible in relation to our day to day practical lives.

In here, I would like to share my book review on his book, How to Make Your Dreams Come True. Here they are:

STEP 1: CONCEIVE

You see it in your mind before you see it with your eyes.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1”

  • Block the Noise – Even the Best, have their share of Critics. “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard.” No matter how good you are, you’ll never be able to please everyone. That’s reality. Are there people who criticize you? Block the noise
  • You’re Prophetic – “What matters Is God’s Opinion of You” . We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. How do you see yourself in the Future? Here’s the truth: Your picture of yourself creates you.
  • Even If You’ve Failed –  Because God doesn’t look at your performance.  You are not what others think you are. You are what God knows you are.
  • Get a Partner – Two is Better than One. Where one alone may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken. – Ecclesiastes 4:12

STEP 2: RECEIVE

Accept Only The Best…” To Dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen – Stephen Richards

 

  • Successful People Are a Little Bit Crazy –  “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney”. Dreams do come true. You just have to be a little bit crazy. There is no success in your comfort zone. All success is outside your comfort zone.

There are three (3) reasons why our dreams don’t come true:

  •  Different Time – Don’t be early, don’t be too late . There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens – Ecclesiastes 3:1
  • Different Talent – There has to be a right fit. Genius is talent set on fire by courage. – Henry Van Dyke. Potential is 100% accurate. If you have potential for singing, I’m sure God wants you to sing and bless the world with your voice. 
  • Different Trust – When God doesn’t answer in the way you want Him to. There was nothing wrong with people who have broken dreams.  It’s just that God is calling them to a deeper kind of trust. There are two levels of trusting God. The first level is trusting that He will answer your prayer. The second level is trusting that He will answer your prayer.
  • Give Him Freedom to Give You the Best – Here’s the truth: If God didn’t love you, He would answer all your prayers. But in His mercy, He doesn’t. Believe me, if He answered all your prayers, that will be the biggest disaster in your world. Why? because you’re not the wisest in the room. God is. So give Him the freedom to give you only the best.
  • Thank God for not Answering Your Prayers – When God says “No” it’s because a bigger “yes” is to follow. – Bill Johnson. 
  • God Sees the Future – What you think is good for you today might be the worst for you tomorrow. If God shuts a door, stop trying to open it. Trust that whatever was behind it wasn’t meant for you. – Unknown

STEP 3: ACHIEVE

You’re a Miracle Worker!

“For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead – James 2:26”. Action is the best expression of your Faith.

  • Two Levels of Experiencing Miracles – Move from waiting for miracles to working your miracles. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them – Anonymous” . The first level is when you receive miracles; and the second level is when you reproduce miracles.
  • Ask! –  “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. – Matthew 7:7. 
  • Beware of Dream Stealers – Don’t be afraid of big, hairy, audacious dreams.Don’t ever let anyone steal your dream. Always follow your heart. Don’t be afraid to ask big things from God.
  • Dreams Do Come True – Yes, even the seemingly impossible ones. You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
  • Act – It’s the partner  of asking. Asking is not enough. After all, you don’t just want to receive miracles, you want to reproduce miracles. For example, if you want to get healthy, don’t just pray for health. You have to act your way to health. Do whatever it takes to become healthy.
  • Miracles are Produced by Faithful Action – It’s the simple actions that matter. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hardwork. – Colin Powell. 

STEP 4: ADJUST

You don’t have to be off to a perfect start

“Once you accept that we’re all imperfect, it’s the most liberating thing in the world. Then you can go around making mistakes and saying the wrong thing and tripping over on the street and all that and not feel worried.” – Paloma Faith

  • Legendary of Lucky? –  It’s not real victory if you can’t duplicate it. “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.” – Toba Beta.
  • Marry Your Purpose, Hire Your Strategy – The world is constantly changing, and so should you. What brought you to where you are now may not bring you to where you want to go. But your purpose won’t change. So marry your purpose. Your strategies will change but your purpose won’t.
  • The Achiever’s Loop – Ask…Act…Advice….Ajust
  • God Speaks Through the World – Follow your trail of blessing. In order to change reality, you have to be willing to listen and to learn. God always advises us on what to do – we just need to listen to His voice.
  • God Speaks Through the Wise – Seek advice from those already living your dream. If you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s time to look for another room. If you’re the wisest person in your circle, it’s time to look for another circle.
  • God Speaks Through the Word –  Form your mind with Scripture. “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reputation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.- 2 Timothy 3:16

STEP 5: SUPPLY

There’s no shortage with God

“The Lord’s are the earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it.”-Psalm 24:1

God promises three things to us: Supply, Solutions and Significance

  • No Shortage of Money in God’s Universe – The question is how to get it to flow to you. “Remember then the Lord, your God, for He is the one who gives you the power to get wealth…”-Deuterenomy 8:18. Here’s the Key: Money is the fruit; wisdom is the seed. More specifically, applied wisdom is the seed. First get wisdom, second, apply wisdom.
  • What Should You Do When Your Dreams Are Bigger than Your Resources – “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” – Robert Kiyosaki. When your dream is bigger than your resources, you have two options: Option 1: You can adjust your dream to match your resources. Option 2: You can adjust your resources to match your dreams. Option 1 is about downsizing your dreams, Option 2 is going for your dreams.
  • If Your Dream Comes from Pride – Adjust your dreams to match your resources. ” Pride goes before disaster, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18
  • If Your Dream Comes from Your Purpose – Don’t downsize your dreams. We know that all things work for good for those who love God who are called according to His Purpose. – Romans 8:28. If you know that your dream comes from a God-Ordained, God-crafted, and God-empowered purpose, then pursue it with all your heart – even if you know your resources are lacking.
  • Two Supply Rooms – Yours is limited but God’s is inexhaustible. “My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19. There are two supply rooms. Your supply room and God’s supply room. Your supply room is tiny, God’s supply room is huge.

STEP 6: SOLUTIONS

Choose God’s Long-term Solutions

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”Proverbs 3:5

  • Solutions Can’t Come from Passivity – You have a part to play. God wants you to be part of a solution.
  • Solutions Can’t Come from Pride – They do more harm than good. Solutions that come from pride violate God’s ways.
  • A God Solution Comes from Purpose –  God solutions make your problems irrelevant. Don’t focus on your problem; focus on your purpose.
  • Don’t Rush to Solve Your Problems –  God isn’t in a hurry. “The plans of the diligent are sure of profit, but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty. – Proverbs 21:5
  • The God Solution Changes You – It maybe slow but it’s a permanent solution. The goal is to love.  To shape your character, to teach you patience, to give you humility.
  • The God Solution is Right in Front of You – He will open your eyes to see it. God promises solutions to your problems. The solutions are in front of us. Sometimes, we just couldn’t see it.

 

STEP 7: SIGNIFICANCE

It’s higher, bigger and better than success

“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?”-Mark 8:36

We all want success. Success is a wonderful thing. We should pursue success but we shouldn’t stop at success. Because there is something even higher, bigger, deeper and better than success, and that’s significance.

  • Why Success if Important – You can help others achieve the same dreams. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me? – Brian Tracy. Success is important because you can only help others achieve their dreams if you know how to achieve your own.
  • Helping Others Achieve Success One Step at a time – You don’t have to have “arrive” to help others. Success is not one Giant leap. Success is a series of a million mini steps, each tiny step taken every single day of your life.
  • Let Your Barn Overflow – It’s what significance means. Significance is not saying, “Go there”, Significance is saying, “Come Here”. You’re not pushing people up, you’re pulling them up to where you are. That’s why you can’t skip success and jump to significance.
  • Life a Life of Self-Donation and you will impact others“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

Book Review: How To Conquer Your Goliaths by Bo Sanchez

Book Review: How To Conquer Your Goliaths

by Bo Sanchez

 

How to conquer Your Goliaths

 

7 Keys to Overcome Every Problem That Prevents You from Reaching Your Dreams

 

We read and heard the stories in the Bible about David and Goliath, on how David, defeated Goliath, a giant Philistine warrior.

In our life, we also have our own Goliath’s to conquer.

Perhaps, our Goliath is our financial problem.

Perhaps, it’s sickness.

Perhaps, it’s a difficult relationship.

Perhaps, it’s your boss.

Perhaps it’s your personal weakness.

It doesn’t matter. You can overcome your Goliaths. Because the outcome of the battle isn’t determined by the size of your problem, but the size of the Champion that God is forming within you.

Do you want to know how to conquer your Goliaths?

Here are the 7 Keys of a Champion’s Life

1.) Follow Your Dream with Passion

Know What You Want and Pursue it.

If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals – Lou Holtz

  • Find Something You’re Willing to Die For
  • Focus on the Dream, not the Giant.  When you experience trials, focus on your dreams, not the problems.
  • Repeat the Dream to Yourself, Again and Again. Write your dreams, it unlocks the blessings of the universe upon your life, you open yourself to life’s river of abundance. But when you read your dreams everyday, you multiply the power of that river ten-fold.
  • Make Your Dream as Graphics as You Can. Your dreams should be specific. Whatever the mind can imagine and believe, it can achieve.

2.) Focus on Your Core Gift

Use Your Strength, Not Your Weakness

Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.

  • Discover Your Core Gift – How to know your core gift? First, check out your trail of blessings, where has God been blessing you in the past? Second, follow your passion, do what you love to do. Third, match your core gift to your market
  • Develop Your Core Gift – The best way to develop your core gift is to use it, again and again, and again.The second best way to develop your core gift is to get trained.
  • Delegate Your Weakness – Stay in your area of strength. delegate tasks to your team. Apply the Pareto Principle, 80/20 rule. Here’s what it means: 80 percent of results come from only 20 percents of inputs.

3.) Believe in Yourself When Others Don’t

Here’s the Truth: God Believes in You!

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. – Richard Bach

  • Build Your Confidence by Starting Small – Start small, before big deals, start with small deals.
  • Don’t Listen to Negative People – Instead of listening to negative people, seek advice from People who are already living your dream. Don’t give up your dream amidst rejection
  • Go for Your Target Market – Champions don’t try to please everyone. There will always be critics. Champions serve it’s target market.

4.) Build Your Team

Your Real Wealth isn’t Money, But the People in Your Life

  • Build a Dream Team -When you build your career or business, you need a team of people who will support you. Specifically, you need, mentors, peers, assistants and customers.
  • Long-term Success can only come from Teams – Life is a Team Sport. Build a team. Long-term success can only come from a team. You know the quality of your leadership by the quality of the team around you.
  • Recruit People Better than Yourself – Look for people better than you are and invite them to join your team.
  • Building a Team is All About Relationships – Real Leaders are relationship experts. Real Leaders love their team members.

5.) Take Action

It’s true: God Helps Those Who Help themselves!

Nothing happens unless something moves. – Albert Einstein

  • Have a Bias for Action – Act, Act Again,again and again.
  • Take Bold, Massive Action – Do you know what’s common among the heroes of the Bible? They took bold and massive action. Noah built an ark, Abraham migrated his family, Joseph interpreted dreams, Moses freed slaves, Joshua conquered kings, Ruth served Naomi, the list go on and on….
  • See Everything as Preparation – Do you feel you’re stuck in a place you don’t want to be? See everything as preparation. Believe that everything that is happening to you today is training you for your great tomorrow.

6.) Fail Forward

There’s Only One Road to Success – And This is it!

The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does. 

  • Learn to Fail Forward – according to Leadership expert John Maxwell, there’s only one big difference between achievers and non-achievers. It’s not talents, or background, or education. It’s how you respond to failureIf you respond positively to failure, you become an Achiever. If you respond negatively to failure, you become a non-achiever.
  • Be Prepared for Failure – Did you notice? when David faced Goliath, he didn’t pick one stone. He picked five stones. Because he expected to fail.  Mary Kay Ash, founder of a cosmetic empire said, ” For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. “
  • Feel the Fear but Fail Anyway –  Short-term failure isn’t failure. Short term failure is the only pathway to long-term success. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

7.) Shine Your Light

Be Humble by Serving the World

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. ” – Jesus Christ

  • Heal Your Success Acrophobia – Acrophobia is the fear of heights. People with acrophobia can’t look down when they’re on the top of a building.  But more people are afflicted with success acrophobia – the fear of worldly, material, professional success. These people, in a subconscious way, avoid it.
  • Redefine Humility – What is Humility? Humility is not shyness; Humility is not being quiet; is not being timid; is not having low self-worth, is not being a wallflower, is not being fearful, is not being coy, is not being tentative, is not being faint-hearted.  it is Selfless servanthood.
  • Be Confident When You Shine Your Light – At every moment in your life, you are selling yourself. Your success depends on how confident you are in yourself.

 

Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

How to Turn THOUGHTS into THINGS by Bro. Bo Sanchez

How to Turn THOUGHTS into THINGS by Bro. Bo Sanchez

Use the Law of the Harvest to Fulfill the Desires of Your Heart

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Do You Believe in Luck or Blessing?

 

Bestselling author Bo Sanchez has a conspiracy theory. He believes that the entire physical and spiritual universe around us is conspiring, plotting, and conniving to give us massive abundance.

One of the most difficult things to overcome in our lives is a scarcity mentality – that there’s a limited amount of blessings in the world.

In this book, you’ll be delivered from this mental prison. You’ll again meet the God of Abundance, not the God of Scarcity.

And Bro. Bo, doesn’t believe in luck. He believes in blessing. Luck is based on chance. But blessing is 100% sure. What people define luck, Bro. Bo defines as getting ready to be blessed.

His belief is simple. When the soul is ready, the blessing will appear. He says, “Right now, you’re swimming in an ocean of blessings. You don’t see this ocean, but it’s there all around you.”

If you lack blessings, it simply means you lack the readiness to receive it. There’s no shortage of blessings. There’s only a shortage of your readiness.

The key? Get Ready.

How? by Planting seeds.

This is what Bro. Bo calls The Law of Harvest, which is the operating system of the universe. This is what governs the world. And this is what governs your life.

The Law of Harvest states:

“What you plant, you harvest. What you don’t plant, you don’t harvest. The more you plant, the more you harvest. The less you plant, the less you harvest.”

  • If you plant mangoes, you get mangoes.
  • If you plant bananas, you get bananas.
  • And if you plant, love, you harvest love.
  • If you plant hatred, you harvest hatred, too.

 

Do You Want to Gain Financial Wealth and Spiritual Abundance at the Same Time?

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Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

Lessons Learned from Eight (8) Secrets of Truly Rich by Bo Sanchez

Lessons Learned from Eight (8) Secrets of Truly Rich by Bo Sanchez

8 Secrets

 

Is it Possible to have the Wealth of a Millionaire and the Heart of a Monk?

Deuteronomy 30:9

Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands….

Why stop at being rich? Why not go all the way to become truly rich?

When you’re truly rich, you’re not only wealthy with your money.  You’re wealthy in all other areas of your life: love, family, spirituality…

You Can Be Rich

You can be rich, yes, you can get out of debt, save enough for the future, be very generous to the poor and God’s work.

So who’s stopping you? Here’s the answer: YOU

No one else can stop you. Not your family, not your friends, not the government, not the poverty of the country. And God? He won’t stop you either. Why would He? He invented wealth.

If you’ll learn these 8 Secrets of Truly Rich, and apply them into your life, you’ll change your financial future forever.

 

SECRET No. 1 – Be Totally Responsible for Your Success

I have now given you a choice between a blessing and a curse. When all these things have happened to you… you will remember the choice I gave you. – Deuteronomy 30:1

  • Stop the Blame – Things do not change; we change
  • Stop Blaming the Government for Your Poverty – 99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses – George Washington
  • Stop Blaming Your Family for Your Poverty – You can’t hire someone else to do your pushups for you.- Jim Rohn
  • Stop Blaming the Devil for Your Poverty – We have met the enemy and he is us.- Pogo
  • Stop Blaming God for Your Poverty – If there is no wind, row. – Latin Proverb
  • You’re the Product of Your Thoughts, Choices and Habits – If you don’t like something, change it. If you can change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou
  • You can create a new pattern of Success. – Man is not the creature of circumstances; Circumstances are the creatures of men. – Benjamin Disraeli

 

SECRET No. 2 – Enlarge Your Psychological Wallet

There is a secret psychology to money. Most people don’t know about it. That’s why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what’s going inside you. – T. Harv Eker

 

  • Face Your Feelings – What you can feel, you can heal. – John Gray
  • Increase Your Money Comfort Zone – You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you would be in the process of changing right now. – Fred Smith.
  • Unless You See it in Your Mind, It Won’t Become a RealityIt’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined. – Henry James
  • Your Self- Image Will Attract Your Level of SuccessPeople do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. – James Allen
  • Are You Sending Mixed Signals to God’s Universe?What you subconsciously want, you will get. And what you subconsciously do not want, you will avoid. – Bo Sanchez
  • Rip Out Your Negative Family LabelsMen and women are not limited by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope. – John Johnson
  • Train Your Children While They’re YoungThe greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence – Dennis Waitely 
  • Enlarge Your Skills to Match the Size of Your Psychological Wallet – Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men. – Proverbs 22:29

SECRET No. 3 – Get Rid of Crazy Religious Beliefs

The mind maketh good or ill, wretch or happy, rich or poor. – Edmund Spenser

 

  • Have You Romanticized Poverty? – God loves the poor and accompanies them in their difficult journey so that they can rise from their poverty. Not so that they can remain in poverty. 
  • Do You Believe that the Rich Won’t Enter Heaven? – Again, I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. – Matthew 19:24: Jesus didn’t say, ” It’s impossible for rich people to enter heaven.” He simply said, ” It’s going to be more difficult for the rich person to enter heaven.” Why is this? Because Jesus says that to whom much is given, much more will be required (Luke 12:48)
  • Do You Practice the ” I Hate Myself” Spirituality?Love your Neighbor as you love yourself. – Matthew 22:39
  • Have You Relied on God Too Much?Trust God, but tie your camel. – Old Persian Proverb
  • Do You Disguise Your Laziness as Faith? – Lazy hands make a man poor; but diligent hands bring wealth. – Proverbs 10:4
  • Are You Obsessed with the Purely Miraculous?  – Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands…so that you will not be dependent on anybody. – 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
  • Is Your Favorite Phrase “Bahala na”? – God designed us to work and trust – not simply to trust.

 

SECRET No. 4 – Be Completely Committed to Your Dreams

If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for. He isn’t fit to live. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Have you ever wondered why you do not get what you want? There are two big reasons why you fail to get what you want.

1st – because you don’t really know what you want.

2nd – because we don’t want it bad enough.

  • Be The Scriptwriter of Your Life – Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hand, but not you. – Jim Rohn
  • Write Down Your Dreams – Clarity is Power. There are no limits to the mind except those that we acknowledge.
  • Read Your Dreams everyday – by writing down your dreams, you open yourself to life’s river of abundance. But when you read what you wrote down everyday, you multiply the power of the river tenfold.
  • Apply the Power of Focus – The Law of Focus is like the Law of Gravity. It never fails. It has no exceptions. The Law of Focus states that what you focus on grows.
  • Apply the Power of Attraction – The Law of Attraction states that you attract to your life your predominant thoughts. Your Thoughts create Things.

 

SECRET No. 5 – Raise Your Financial I.Q.

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. – Proverbs 3:13-15

 

  • Financial Ignorance is Expensive – The number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy. – Alan Greenspan
  • Look for Financial Mentors – Study anyone who’s great, and you’ll find that they apprenticed to a master or several masters.  Therefore, if you want to achieve greatness… you must apprentice to a master. – Robert Allen
  • Avoid Bad Debt Like Bad Bacteria – Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. – Will Rogers.
  • Protect Yourself – In life, you have two major problems when it comes to money, you can either: 1.) die too young or, 2.) live too long…for number 1, when your savings is too low and your responsibility is too high, get some protection ” Insurance”
  • Protect Yourself Adequately – Get insurance equivalent to ten (10) times of your yearly expenses.
  • Build Your Retirement Fund Now – Around 40% have to keep on working to survive, around 30%  depend on their relatives to survive, around 20% depend only on their SSS, GSIS pension fund to survive, 8% depend on charitable institution to survive and 2% are financially independent…
  • Automatically Save 20% of Your Monthly Income – A part of all you earn is yours to keep, and if you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you. – W. Clement Stone
  • Invest as Early as You Can – The earlier you save, the better. You need to know where to invest your savings.
  • Don’t Put Your Retirement Fund in the Bank – Your money does not grow in the bank because of very little interest. Put your money in investment vehicles like bonds, equity funds, stocks.
  • Read, Listen and Practice – We are not taught financial literacy in school.  It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate. – Robert Kiyosaki

SECRET No. 6 – Ride Something to Wealth

  • Ride as Many Vehicles as You Can – invest in paper assets, business assets and property assets.
  • Ride Your Magic “Bicycles” to Wealth – invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds.  Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but he who gathers little by little will increase it. – Proverbs 13:11
  • Ride Your “Car” to Wealth – Become a business-owner. Using your core gift with passion in your own business.
  • Earn from Your Core GiftSuccess follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful. – Malcolm Forbes
  • Get Paid – Earning from your core gift means asking to be paid.
  • Learn to Sell – If you’re serious in starting a business, get a sales job. Sell something.
  • Remember that Profits Are Better than WagesWages make you a living, Profits make you a fortune – Jim Rohn
  • Expand Your Territories – Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone. – Robert Allen
  • Create Passive Income – a business or investment that gives you income even without work.
  • Earn Exponential Income – also called passive income – means earning for a very long time from work you did only once at the very start.
  • Build Your Dream Team – build a team that will work with you in a common mission and vision.
  • Market, Market and Market some moreThe only reason to be in business is to create a customer – Peter Drucker  

SECRET No. 7 – Have a Bias for Action

You can’t cross a sea by merely staring at the water – Rabindranath Tagore

  • Make Things Happen – What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hardwork – Stephen King
  • Fail your Way to Success – When we give ourselves permission to fail, we at the same time give ourselves permission to excel. – Eloise Ristad
  • Take Bold Massive ActionThe bolder the action, the greater the genius, magic, and power that is likely to flow from it. – Robert Ringer
  • Apply the 10 Sacred Rules of Success – Act, Act again…Act Again….
  • Hustle – To hustle means to believe that there’s a solution to almost any problem.

 

SECRET No. 8 – Win in All Areas

Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. – Psalms 37:4

  1. Strengthen Your Relationships
  2. Grow in Emotional Maturity
  3. Use Your Core Gift
  4. Get Physically Healthy
  5. Gain Wisdom
  6. Build Your Money
  7. Nourish Your Spiritual Life
  • Follow Your Inner Compass – If you miss love, you miss life – Leo Buscaglia.
  • Define Your Own SuccessPoverty is a state of mind often induced by looking at a neighbor’s car. – Anonymous
  • Give Your BestYou are the only one who knows whether you have won or not. Don’t try to be better than someone else. Just be the best that you can be. – John Wooden’s Dad
  • Your Harvest Will Depend on Your Giving – start giving, start tithing….
  • Sacrifice Your Wealth for Others – Sacrifice your wealth for the poor. Help the Poor. We receive blessings to bless others. We receive wealth to give it away.  

Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

Lessons Learned from the book Richest Man in Babylon

Lessons Learned from the book Richest Man in Babylon

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The Five Laws of Gold

1.) Gold cometh gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put by not less than one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family. (Save 10% of your gross earnings.)

2.) Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.

3.) Gold clingeth to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of men wise in its handling

4.) Gold slippeth away from the man who invests it in businesses or purposes with which he is not familiar or which are not approved by those skilled in its keep. (Educate yourself or rely on those who are educated in the investment you’re interested in.)

5.) Gold flees the man who would force it to impossible earnings or who followeth the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts it to his own inexperience and romantic desires in investment.

Seven Cures for a Lean Purse

1.) Start thy purse to fattening – every ten coins placed in their purse to take out for use but nine.

2.) Control thy expenditures – “Budget thy expenses that thou mayest have coins to pay for thy necessities, to pay for thy enjoyments and to gratify thy worthwhile desires without spending more than nine-tenths of thy earnings.”

3.) Make thy gold multiply – This simply explained that, once you’ve started saving at least one-tenth of what you earn, you must put that money to work earning interest.

4.) Guard thy treasures from loss – “Guard thy treasure from loss by investing only where thy principal is safe, where it may be reclaimed if desirable, and where thou will not fail to collect a fair rental. Consult with wise men. Secure the advice of those experienced in the profitable handling of gold. Let their wisdom protect thy treasure from unsafe investments.”

5.) Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment – If you pay rent to a landlord all your life, at the end of your life you’ll have nothing to show for it. If you can instead pay a mortgage on a house, at the end of your life you’ll have a house to show for it. “Own thy own home.” This is very important for those that aim high in reality.

6.) Insure a future income – “No man can afford not to insure a treasure for his old age and the protection of his family, no matter how prosperous his business and his investments may be.”

7.) Increase thy ability to earn – “Cultivate thy own powers, to study and become wiser, to become more skillful, to so act as to respect thyself. Thereby shalt thou acquire confidence in thyself to achieve thy carefully considered desires.”

 

Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.