Anyone who knows me knows that I love acronyms because they help me remember important things like lists, principles, and ideas.
So, it’s no wonder I have one for the secret to creating wealth. I made it simple by using the word wealth itself.
So, what is the secret to WEALTH?
Stick around and I’ll tell you. But first…
What Is Your Vision?
You must have a clear vision of what you want your life and/or business to be. A vision is more than a dream.
You have to visualize every aspect of what you want.
You need to write it down as if it were already the case. Use the present tense, for example, “I am…” or “I have…” statements.
Be very specific and very clear. Incorporate all of your senses.
Include statements of what you see (colors, furniture, decorations, etc.), what you smell (ocean air, flowers, etc.), what you hear (traffic, waves, quiet, etc.), and what you feel (textures).
Also be sure to emotionally connect to your vision. How do you feel (happy, proud, excited, inspired, etc.)?
Connecting emotions to your vision greatly increase the likelihood that you’ll stay committed until you achieve it
Set Your Goals
Okay, now that you have a clear vision of your life and/or business, you can set goals. Make sure your goals are S.M.A.R.T. – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
You can go here for a complete explanation on goal setting by success expert Brian Tracy.
Write down your 30/60/90-day, 6 months, 1-year and 5-years goals that move you toward having what you envisioned.
Now, it's time to share the secret to WEALTH. It's simple...
Win Every (Day)...And Learn To Help.
Win Every (Day)...
And how can you win every day? Through proper prior planning. This simply means, planning what you intend to do every day so you can objectively know whether you won that day or not.
Each night, write down what you want to accomplish the next day. Some people call this creating a to-do list, but my success coach Steve Krivda calls them daily intentions. I like this better because it implies that you intentionally worked through the tasks.
If you accomplish all (or at least most of) the tasks you intended to, then you won that day.
Pretty simple, right?
And Learn To Help
The late motivational speaker Zig Ziglar is famously quoted as saying:
If you help enough other people get what they want...
then you will get what you want.
Notice that getting what you want - WEALTH - happens only after you've helped others.
If you learn to be passionate about serving others, especially when there is no immediate benefit to yourself, that is when you will see the floodgates of prosperity open in your life.
Maybe not today...or tomorrow, but eventually you will reap what you sow.
So, there you have it!
Win Every (Day)...And Learn To Help and you are certain to attract the WEALTH you desire.