Tag Archives: jeff olson

What Successful People Know About Books

So you decided to make the big jump and go for that goal, dream, vision, idea, or that ah ha moment you had. This is something to celebrate that you took that step…and you are on the path to your worthy goal. Give yourself a round of applause. You’ve earned it.  I want to encourage you on your new journey, or if you’ve been at it for awhile your continued journey. 

There’s one thing I want to share with you. This one thing, they said was the biggest driver of their success. Yes, they did all the business stuff, but this one thing made it possible for them to stay focused, determined, and more importantly helped them to overcome unexpected challenges on their quest for their gold. They read a good book daily and invested in themselves with personal development. 

Reading personal and development books actually help you to discover new things about yourself, that’s hidden in your blind spot. It will change the way you see yourself and your place in the world. It will open you up to new ideas and start to transform you from the inside out. This is what successful people know about books. It’s the most simple and powerful thing you can do in your quest to any goal you want!  

Listed below are some good books! This is a great place to start on your journey!!!

1.  The Success Principles by Jack CanfieldJack Canfield The Success Principles

Everyone should know that Jack Canfield wrote “Chicken Soup For the Soul”  which is another amazing inspirational book. That book put Jack on the global stage. It had a positive impact on thousands of people’s lives.  He was featured in the film, “The Secret.”  Jack is very practical and realistic type of person. This book will give you practical tools to reach any goal you have. It has plenty of actionable items for you to do. It’s no fluff, mess, and thrills. Just straight timeless  methodologies to get you from point A to Z.  I read this book when I started my first business-to-business sales position. It made a huge difference for me then, and it’s still keeps on giving. 

 

 

 

51KbpmnNmAL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_2. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 

A great read, and simple and easy to follow. Darren demonstrates that our everyday decisions to either do something to take towards our goals or away from our goals, has an impact on your ability to achieve or not achieve that goal.  If you feel like you are stuck on your course to the attainment of your goal, then stop what you are doing and read this book. You will see just how subtle the little things you don’t do really add up.  If ever wanted proof of the power of a mosquito sting in your life, then read this book.  Then read it again. Make sure go through the exercises at the end of each chapter. You will be amazed at what you discover and how to win. 

 

 

think and grow rich3.  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

Look if you are serious about starting that dream job as a real-estate agent, insurance agent, bowling coach (yes, I am a league bowler) triathlon coach, real-estate investor, or whatever legal business/goal/venture you have, then you must read this book. There’s just no if and buts about it. The book was written like more than 70 years ago, and the secrets to wealth/abundance creation hasn’t change.  I’ve read this book several times and still get insights that are extremely valuable.  This book will literally will help you to develop a wealth consciousness. In addition, it will also teach you simple tools you can use everyday to keep your mind focused on the abundance that you seek, that’s around you, and within you. If you ask any successful businessperson if they read this book, they will say yes.  So get it and read it! 

 

 

4. The Compound Effect by Jeff Olson41hC5Pli3SL._SL160_

The small decisions that you and I make can either make us or break us. It may not happen right there on the spot, in most cases, however over time those little decisions add up. Either they can add up to a big win for us, or big loses.  This book isn’t just another feel good and be happy book. This book looks at every little thing we do or don’t do, and how it compounds to either spin us out of control or propels us to the next level. Jeff will point out stuff that you and I just probably wouldn’t even think about.  This book is good and so worth being on my list that I’ve written about it twice.  I promise you will not look at your decisions the same, because you will realize just how powerful they are. 

 

 

51Zm0PIE36L._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_5.  The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

It’s a best seller.  Not to mention he lives in my area. This book talks about the life that we all want. We all want the ability to make our annual income in a month, weeks, or days. Tim took his 40k a year position and turned it into an 40k per month business in only 4 hours per week. I know!!! He will show you how to create your ideal life with proven methods.  Now I must confess, I just ordered the book because my mentor, David Wood suggested it during an event. Therefore, I got it. From what I’ve schemed so far…I wish I had read and applied its principles in 2007 when it first came out. It’s a must read if you are in any business venture! 

 

I can go on and on with book recommendations. Reading is how I changed my life and has helped me to reach some major wins in my life. I can’t stress it enough. The only way you will change into the person you must become in order to have your definition of success, you must change your thinking/attitudes/and beliefs. 

[fancy_box id=1]”Our thinking creates problems that the same type of thinking will not solve.” Albert Einstein [/fancy_box]

Now get these books. Read them, apply their wisdom, and take action(s)! You will amaze yourself with your accomplishments.  

 Earl 

Tools To Help You To Be Who You Must Become To Win

41hC5Pli3SL._SL160_
credit to Amazon.com

The Slight Edge

First let me just say this – buy this book! If you ever think, feel like, wonder, doubt, or can’t seem to figure out why crap just keeps happening to you… despite the fact you’ve done all you can to keep it 100. Then this book is for you!

Listen, I’ve struggled with success and failures. In the real-estate bubble I had 3 homes and lost them. In the sales bubble, I would hit high numbers – then go back down. It wasn’t until I started to learn to internet marketing with Empower Network, that I discovered this book and why I was not being consistent in my actions. This book is knocking the gray lenses on my eyes right off. This book has shown me that it is the little things that we do or don’t do, that makes all the difference.  Success is just a bunch small little boring things that must be done. This book reminded me… that winning is in the completion of the small things. The stuff no one cares about, because it just seems so unimportant. For example in business to business sales, you must make sales calls to schedule appointments. No sale calls no appointments. No quota achievement, no commissions.  League bowler…rush the shot -pull the bowling ball to the left or right. In our rush rush society everyone wants the baby – not the labor/pregnancy. You will learn that time is really on your side. Just in chapter 5 alone, you will clearly see that time is going to pass regardless of your choices – the question is will you let time help you or let time pass you by.  One more cool thing about this book. At the end of each chapter they actually share live testimonials from people all around the world. People who have different goals and desires, and how they have put the book to good use to reach them. You and I can do the same.

One final thought. Just last week I was struggling with making sales calls. I didn’t want to call those cold leads.  However, after reading this book I was aware of the power of my choices. Yes, I could have not made those calls. And life would have continued. Yet, not making those calls would have resulted in no activity. No possibility for a closed deal, meeting with a potential client, or maybe an introduction to someone they know.  Thus I made those calls…and now I can honestly say I took the actions. Isn’t that what a 200% sales quota achiever would have done? He/she would have made those calls…and even if they didn’t reach anyone on the phone. While doing those calls, I got inspired to mail those leads some marketing materials… let’s see how it goes. When you know the power of your decisions and how they impact your goals, you will start to make better decisions consistent with who you want to be.  Get the book! 

 

51KbpmnNmAL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_
credit to Amazon.com

The Compound Effect

 Yes, I am going to say BUY THE BOOK!!!!!  So when I bought “The Slight Edge” it was recommended that I get this book by Darren Hardy! This guy is a freaking genius.  Look, I just wrote an article on the power of Be/Do/Have. If you focus on “be” then you will “do” and you will “have.” This book a tool to get you to “be” the person you must “be” so that you can “do” what must be done, so that you can “have” what you want. It’s really that simple.

If you look on page 72, you will see that he address the need to ‘be’come the person that is required to hit your new goal. You can’t be a professional bowler, as an amateur. You can’t lose and keep out 20 pounds without being a healthy person. I can’t be 200% quota achiever, as 140% quota person. It just doesn’t work – corn will never grow in sweet potatoes.

Another cool aspect of this book, each chapter has action steps for you and I to really drive home the message of the book. In the first chapter you will be asked to write out your excuses that you cling to not be a group fitness instructor, internet marketer, 200% of quota achiever in your sales job, whatever. Write out a list of small things you can stop doing that might be compounding your results in the wrong direction. Then write a list of steps you can take, no matter how small, to reach your destination. Finally write out a list of your successes. We all have them…marriage, a relationship that lasted more than a weekend. A cool thing with our parents, family, friends. Or just the fact you can sell snow to an Eskimo. We all have a lot more going for us than we acknowledge.  It’s eye opening to see that if I continue to build upon my wins, things just keeps getting better.   

Finally, this book is packed with a resource guide that’s designed to help you maximize your compounding experience. I don’t want to give it all away, go get the book, read it, and apply it – and win!!!

Listen these tools will work for any goal you have. They will work in any industry, field, lifestyle, etc. See a screw diver is only concerned with being a screw diver and being used correctly as intended. You want to use these tools to help you to become the person you need to be, so that you can start to do, do more of, become consistent in doing what’s required, for you to have what you want. That’s the only real way to get your vibrations in alignment with what you want. Your vibrations is reflected in your being and doing. If you aren’t getting the results you want, then only you can change it. The faster you realize that the success you want is waiting on you to line up, the faster you can have it. Use these tools to help you get there faster.  

Finally, I only discovered these books recently from the internet marketing program I am taking. I was listening to an inner circle audio training and they mentioned these books. So I bought them and read them. The program requires you invest in your personal development by reading 30 minutes a day and listing to an audio book. I’ve been doing it for awhile and things are just popping. The things I am learning, the person I am becoming, the way I respond to things is just different. One of my friends told me that she’s noticed a change just the other day.  So yeah, it’s worth it, because I’m worth it!!!! 

You’ve got to invest in yourself  to be a better husband, father, wife, mother, student, employee, bowling buddy, cyclist, uncle, employee, marketer…it doesn’t matter. Nothing grows on this planet without TLC! Your mind, life, and future are no different.  You must “be” who you must become to win. Start now.  

 Take care!

 Earl