Wealth Secrets

Can we earn real money after our 50’s, 40’s or less? Can we change our attitudes to wealth?

In How Rich People Think, author Steve Siebold compares the thoughts, habits and philosophies of the middle class to the world class when it comes to wealth. If you follow the beliefs, philosophies, and strategies of the rich and take action, you have a legitimate shot at becoming a millionaire. The secret is not in the mechanics of money, but in the level of thinking that generates it. Once you learn to embrace this, your earning potential is limitless.

The middle class believes formal education is the answer to acquiring wealth, yet very few academics are wealthy. They seek advanced degrees and certifications and are confounded when these things don’t bring them riches.

The middle class trades time for money. The world class trades ideas that solve problems for money.

The poverty class talks about and things of the past; the middle class talks about other people; and the world class talks about ideas.

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Ask this critical thinking question:

“At what level of monetary success do I feel most comfortable?

a) poverty class

b) middle class

c) world class.

” Where you feel most comfortable reflects your self-image, and most likely, your current status. If you want to become wealthier, begin by raising your self-image by upgrading the self-talk you use regarding money and finances. If all you do is chase more money, you are simply attacking the effect. The cause is how you think, and if you improve the cause, the effect will take care of itself.

A must read  You Were Born Rich, by Bob Proctor.

Write down the most important goals you want to achieve in the next twelve months in THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK and make a commitment to concentrate on achieving them.

Champions make decisions based on facts, not feelings. The world class also uses this understanding of truth and fact in their mental programming. The great ones know the conscious mind functions most effectively on fact, while the subconscious can be programmed with truth. Since the subconscious is unable to make the distinction between fact and truth, champions program their subconscious minds to believe their visions, dreams and ideas as truths. Because the subconscious doesn’t have the ability to reject an idea, it accepts it as truth and begins to create behaviors that are congruent with this new “truth.” The conscious mind knows this “truth” is not fact, and tension begins to build between the conscious and subconscious, creating cognitive dissonance. As a result, the two go to work to create congruency. The great ones are not only aware of the difference between truth and fact, but they also know how to use them both to get what they want.

My Special Agenda

I have being teaching financial education specially for women and youth.

I designed THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK to help women put in words what to they want to achieve in all aspects of life (this blog is the result of that), to attract those things to theirs lives, specially monetary aspects, so this tiny card with size of a credit card, goes with them at all times, in their wallet!

This last September, I designed an special agenda (at the moment only in hebrew), that resumes all my beliefs and enfatize how to manage yourself better day by day, month by month, to help you achive and attract all yours goals.

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Apart from weekly pages like above there are more great features to keep you on track focused and alert.

Hope to have it soon in english!

The Conceptual Age

Lawyers. Accountants. Computer programmers. That’s what our parents encouraged us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate.

The Conceptual Age an era where individuals grow richer, technology becomes more powerful and the world grows more connected,  we enter an era of society of creators and meaning meakers.

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That’s the argument at the center of this book A Whole New Mind, which uses the two sides of our brains as a metaphor for understanding the contours of our times.

I invite you to fill THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK to relate to the things that you consider most important in your life, to help you to achieve the best of yourself for this Conceptual Age.

Your highest values

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The end of the calendar year is a great time  to reflect on our highest values.
Identifying what is most important to you can help clarify your purpose and align your goals to support your greatest dreams and desires.
This is why is specific time is better than any other to set our goals anew for the coming year.
You can start right now with pen and paper — or even this very moment at your computer.
Capture your thoughts—as fast as you can—about the things you value most in your life. Writing fast helps you outrun the editor function of the conscious mind that would otherwise censor your creativity.
Let your imagination go freewheeling. Be creative, and release any concerns about getting it perfect. Be playful. When you relax, play, and explore, your priorities will emerge for you.
When you’re done, pick the five things from your list that are most important to you. Recognize what gives you pleasure, contributes to your sense of excellence, and aligns with your true self.
Take additional time before the year ends to craft specific goals that match these values. Clearly defining your goals gives you greater opportunity to fulfill them.
Write in THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK the five things most important that will empower your life next year, then keep it in your wallet during 2014, see that magic will come to you.

Leonardo Da Vinci – Way of thinking

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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci
Here is a list of DaVinci’s major accomplishments:
“Leonardo The Artist”: he transformed the direction of art.  He was the pioneer for many different ideas and methods in the art world.
“Leonardo The Architect”: a major focus in general principles of design.
“Leonardo The Inventor”: made plans for a flying machine, helicopter, parachute, and many other marvels including the extendable ladder, 3 speed gear shift, machine for cutting screw heads, bicycle, adjustable monkey wrench, snorkel, hydraulic jacks, revolving stage, etc… More than any single invention, DaVinci deserves credit for pioneering the concept of automation.
“Leonardo the Military Engineer”: he made plans for weapons that would be deployed 400 years later including the armored tank, machine gun, mortar, guided missile, and submarine.
“Leonardo The Scientist”: Significant contributions in Anatomy, Botany, Geology and Physics

The Seven Da Vinci – Principles

Curiosita DaVinci had an intense desire to understand the essence of things.  This led him to developing of such an investigative, curious lifestyle. DaVinci noted that is also a good idea to go away and relax from your work so when you come back, your judgement will more clear. The questions that engage our thought on a daily basis reflect our life purpose and influence the quality of our lives.  By developing an open mind, we can broaden our universe and improve our ability to travel through it.

Leonardo’s notebooks demonstrate his curiosità.

Dimostrazione “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” Learning to think like DaVinci requires eye opening work of questioning our own opinions, Create Affirmations – Strengthen your resilience like DaVinci by writing out affirmations to inspire you in dealing with your greatest challenges.  Some examples of DaVinci’s affirmations are: “I do not depart from my furrow”, “Obstacles do not bend me”, “Every obstacle is destroyed through rigor”, “I shall continue”, “I never tire of being useful”.

A commitment to test knowledge through, experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.

Sensazione The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.

LISTENING AND HEARING Layered Listening – Once or twice each day, pause for a few moments and listen to the sounds around you.  Peel back the different layers of sound in your head. Listen For Silence – practice listening for the space between sounds Practice Silence – experiment with a day of silence.

AROMATIC AWARENESS Avoid general descriptions of scents like “that smells good” or “that stinks”.  Think about the smells and use a wider vocabulary in your aromatic descriptions.

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TOUCHING AND FEELING “The secret of sensitive “feeling” touch is an attitude of receptivity, learning to “listen” deeply with your hands and whole body.”

SYNESTHESIA Synesthesia – the merging of the senses.

Sfumato  Incubation and Intuition – DaVinci said “the greatest geniuses sometimes accomplish more when they work less.”  Incubation is most effective when you alternate, as DaVinci did, between periods of intense, focused work and rest.  Without periods of intense, focused work, there is nothing to be incubated. Take Time for Solitude and Relaxation. A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.

Arte/Scienza Whole-Brain thinking. The development of the balance between art and science, logic and imagination. Left Brain: Logical, analytical thinking. Right Brain: Imaginative, big picture thinking.

“Study the science of art and the art of science.” Leonardo DaVinci

Corporalita The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise. Balancing the body and the mind.

Connessione recognizing and appreciating that all phenomena are connected.

Make all your goals SMART: S- Specific. M- Measurable. A- Accountability. R- Realistic and Relevant. T- Time Line.

 

The Mirror Exercise

The exercise is called The Mirror Exercise,  stand in front of a mirror by yourself.

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For the first few seconds, just stand there and really look at yourself, deep in your eyes. Chances are you’ve never done this before, so it will probably feel very uncomfortable or awkward, and you may find yourself turning away from the mirror! Rest assured that this is normal, and simply direct your gaze back to your eyes and send yourself as much love and acceptance as you can. Really look at yourself and see what you look like to the outside world. Look at your eyes, your skin, your forehead, your nose, etc.

Say out loud to yourself “I love you” and then your full name. Do your best to just stick with any feelings that come up, whether positive or negative. They are just feelings and you can accept them and allow them to be.memo you said you would finish.

The idea is to acknowledge and appreciate yourself for things you achieved during the day, month or life. Again, aim for 5-10 things and remember you are saying these things out loud to yourself!

While continuing to look at yourself in the mirror, flow love and compassion towards yourself as best as you can. Now you want to find things that you love about yourself and acknowledge those qualities. For example, “I love that you have such pretty eyes.” “I love that you are such a loyal friend.” “I love how creative you are.” “I love how toned your arms are.” You can focus on things you love about yourself that are either physical characteristics or that have more to do with who you are as a person. The key is to find things about yourself that you can truly love and appreciate and acknowledge yourself for.

At 83, Louise Hay is a wise person and writer — a woman who’s lived an extraordinary life   that has inspired millions.  She used the mirror exercise and help herself to change her life and so of so many more.

 

The thought of doing the mirror exercise  can feel awkward or silly. It’s just not an easy thing to do. I tried it and feel embarrassed. Then I found myself focusing on the wrinkles around my eyes, the hair and the way my skin seemed to sag a bit at my throat. Difficult exercise but I sticked to it!.

After a while, practicing this exercise, an internal shift occurred. I started to develop a deeper, more loving relationship with myself.

It’s not unusual to feel silly, embarrassed, like crying, or just generally uncomfortable.  Hang in there.  It gets more fun the more often you do it—and you deserve it!

I would suggest to write in THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK the things that you love about yourself.

Time & Money

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Which has more value?

If you loose money you can get it back and past time cannot be given back.

You can occupy your time in the past, present or future.

When you occupy your time in the past you are working in accountability.

When you occupy your time in the present your are organizing your day.

When you occupy your time in the future you design strategies and plan new ideas and visions.

Depending on which you invest more time, shows if your are going backwards, staying still or going forward.

“Urgent things make noise, important things are quiet”

Jim Rohn – One of the best kept secrets of the rich is the best management of time.

Invest time NOW in your future, fill THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK.

A Song

Today I wanted to share a private story.

My son Yoav, wrote and composed a song, these are the words and lyrics of his song (translated by me).

It’s time to choose where to move on
And see the truth struggling out
We trembled for nothing if a way is not selected

There is no  high light overhead us
That directs our lives
Only we can be comforted with love

It’s time to choose a real love
Hide and run from the pain experienced 
What else is left for us except from counting sheep

There is no high light overhead us
That directs our lives
Only we can be comforted with love

For many years a man fall and rose
Many nights he doesn’t sleep
‘ll See you will find the way

There is no high light overhead us
That directs our lives
Only we can be comforted with love

It’s time to choose where to move.

More than a year ago he was enlisted to go to the military band after beeing auditioned and being pass many exams, with a low army profile because a health issue. (For a singer to be, this is an elite band to enroll to).

Having only 18 years old he decided that he will in fact take care of his health issue and alter his army profile in order to be enlisted to his army goal. Yesterday he went to the army for a long period of time.

I share his song with you and wish him well!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4haZZDjcG_I

Your Thoughts and Writing

Your thoughts have a lot more substance than you might think.

Researchers found that when people wrote down their thoughts on a piece of paper and then threw the paper away, they mentally discarded the thoughts as well. But those who tucked the paper into their pocket were more likely to use them when later making judgments.
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The findings suggest that people can treat their thoughts as material, as energy.

“However you tag your thoughts—as trash or as worthy of protection—seems to make a difference in how you use those thoughts.”

In one experiment high school students wrote about what they liked or disliked about their bodies. Half of the participants were told to contemplate their thoughts and then check them for grammar or spelling mistakes. The other half were told to contemplate their thoughts and then throw the paper away in a trash can.
Those who physically hung onto their thoughts were more likely to use them in forming judgments later when asked to rate their bodies on various scales (bad-good, unattractive-attractive, like-dislike).

A similar experiment found that people were even more likely to rely on their thoughts when they placed them in a safe place like their pocket.

This suggests you can magnify your thoughts, and make them more important to you, by keeping them with you in your wallet or purse.

That’s not surprising. When you write something down—whether it’s a thought, intention, or goal—you put your energy into it. It’s like writing a contract to yourself. It is like sending a message to the universe, telling it exactly what you want.

Committing your goals and intentions to paper is a key aspect so try it on THE CARD THAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK and you will know how effective this simple act is in achieving successful outcomes.