‘I Will Teach You To Be Rich.’ Here’s How One Man Continues to Make Good on That Promise.

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As you looked back over your activities (or lack thereof) at the first half of 2016,  ponder these questions?

  • Did you accomplish all that you wanted to?
  • Did you start that new business venture?
  • If so, more importantly — did you follow through on it?
  • Did you leave anything undone that’s nagging you to complete it?
  • Or did you allow that slick seducer of many nicknamed Procrastinator hold you back one more year?

If you can answer yes to any of the above, then let me introduce you to Ramit Sethi, a person you need to get to know and get intimately acquainted with this year.

Sethi made a bold statement on the cover of his 2009 New York Times best-selling book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich. Time would only tell if what he said could be proven true. Now, some seven years later what do the results show. Let me introduce you to three of his students — and you be the judge.

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Free Event: How To Write, Market & Publish Your First Book

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May I ask you a personal question?

If you don’t mind, take a few minutes to look back over the past five years of your life. Are you now where you’d thought you’d be now that it’s five years later? Be honest.

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3 Proven Ways To Succeed At Work Today


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When I began my career as a letter carrier, I knew that was my entryway into the federal workforce. But I also knew that it was not my final destination. If I wanted to advance in my career, I had to do what my co-workers were not willing to do. So I volunteered for extra work assignments, helped my supervisors with their workload, and whenever I saw a void, I quickly filled it. In less than three years, I was supervising the very office that I had started out in as a letter carrier. And not only that, I had the respect and cooperation of every employee in the building because they saw my strong work ethic.

Do you want to advance in your chosen career field? If so, then take the following examples as a lesson.

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21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

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In his book, Rich Habits — The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.

It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to monitor their everyday patterns? Below I’ve summarized 19 of his habits for success (nine culled from his book and the next 10 from his recent article in Success) plus two of my own. If you’re not actively engaged in these 21 things, you are, in effect, leaving money on the table.

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How To Sustain Your Focus


For most entrepreneurs, coming up with a brilliant, executable idea is easy. The hard part is staying focused on it long enough to actually see it through to fruition.

Sound familiar?

That’s why the power of focus is so crucial. I like the definition I heard podcaster John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire give, using every letter of the word focus: “Follow one course until success.”

So what’s one thing that you want to really accomplish this year? I challenge you to focus on it until you complete it. Don’t be distracted by the many shiny objects that will inevitably pop up throughout your journey to finish what you’ve started.

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How Giving Could Become Your Default Weapon of Choice


Imagine a venture capitalist giving entrepreneurs free advice as well as a chance to pitch their business idea. Or consider a person dispensing million-dollar advice — at no cost — about how to connect with the world’s most powerful and influential people. And then there’s the individual who offers valuable marketing guidance to anyone who asks — at no charge.

That’s exactly what venture capitalist David Hornik, author Michael Ellsberg and marketer Gary Vaynerchuk do.

They have totally flipped the script of what a successful businessperson does and in the process have upended and disrupted their chosen industries.

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