Tony Robbins: Wealth – The Rule Book

“What would it feel like to know in your mind, in your heart, and in the very depth of your soul that you’ll always be prosperous? To know with absolute certainty that no matter what happens in the economy, stock market, or real estate, you’ll have financial security for the rest of your life? To know that you’ll possess an abundance that will enable you not only to take care of your family’s needs but also to delight in the joy of helping others?”

Excerpt From: Tony Robbins. “Unshakeable.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unshakeable/id1146849403?mt=11

I want you to really sit down and think this through.  Think about all the questions above….a deep place within.  Ask yourself, “how would I feel if I was completely and utterly financially independent?”

“But the truth is, we’re still living in a crazy world. All these years later, central bankers are still fighting an epic battle to revive economic growth. They’re still experimenting with radical policies that we’ve never seen in the entire history of the global economy.
You think I’m exaggerating? Well, think again. First-world countries such as Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, and Japan now have “negative” interest rates. You know how insane that is? The whole purpose of the banking system is for you to make a profit by loaning money to banks, so they can lend it out to others. But people around the world now have to pay banks to accept their hard-earned savings. The Wall Street Journal wanted to discover when the world last experienced a period of negative yields. So the newspaper called an economic historian. You know what he told them? It’s the first time this has happened in 5,000 years of banking history.
That’s how far we’ve come from living in a normal world: borrowers get paid to borrow, and savers get punished for saving. In this upside-down environment, “safe” investments such as high-quality bonds offer such terrible returns that you wonder if someone’s having a laugh at your expense. I recently learned that the finance arm of Toyota had issued a three-year bond that yields just 0.001%. At that rate, it would take you 69,300 years to double your money!” – Tony Robbins

The best part about the uncertainty is the opportunity.  A lot of people are wondering if the “end” is “near,” but I believe that’s the window of opportunity.  Also, the goal is not for you to predict the future about money.  This stems back to the circle of concern vs. the circle of influence.  Control what you can and don’t worry about what you can’t control.

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Jack Canfield – Master The Technology You Need

“Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently.  But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features, and cars with dashboard systems worth of the space shuttle.” – James Surowiecki

I want to be abundantly clear about how technology works.  When it comes to the gadgets, use them instead of it using you.

7-Day Technology Turnaround

Make a list of your technology annoyances.  I’m talking waking up and staying glued to your phone when you can be much more productive.  Most people have their phones bedside when they go to sleep and it’s the first thing they pick up in the morning.  That’s considered to be an annoyance.

On top of that – TV’s.  Most Americans spend so much time watching TV everyday.  For example, sports enthusiasts on Sunday could sit in front of the TV for up to 9 hours watching artificial events on TV.

Compile your list.  Once you do so, begin tackling the cleanup process.  Example, charge your phone outside your bedroom and put an alarm clock on within your bedroom – set the time, too, for when you want to wake up.

Limit yourself to TV hours.  I’m talking about writing down how many hours you actually watch TV a day and begin taking an hour off as time goes on. Take the micro steps, not macro.

Look at any other annoyances that hinder your production in the morning and the evening.

I know some people can’t even go shopping, out to dinner, or on vacation without their cell phones going off.  I’ve seen people in 5 different countries who sit at restaurants while tapping their phone and not conversing amongst each other.  This trend is growing worldwide.

In addition to annoyances, let’s talk about the low-information diet.  How many of you turn on the news every morning within the first hour of your day? A lot of people would say, “I need to be informed,” but you don’t have to be INUNDATED!

What are your feelings after watching the news? When you get to work, what’s the topic of discussion every morning? Does it revolve around how productive you were, or something that happened over night.  Car crashes, robberies, politics, natural disasters?

Try not turning on the NEWS for once in the morning and see how you feel when you get to work.  Instead of bringing up “circle of concern” type conversations, bring up something you’re grateful for or looking forward to.

Michael Bernard Beckwith once said, “you’re going to have to taking some heavy digestive enzymes to digest what you see on TV.  Instead of watching television, how about “tell a vision.”

Podcast –  https://www.spreaker.com/episode/9626352