Author of ‘How I Retired At 26!’
- Ask yourself, ‘Am I living my best life?’ Recognize that life can be better. We don’t have to get caught in the same old rut. We are different from animals in that we can make choices. We can’t let others determine how far or how successful we can be. Don’t allow mythical messages stop you from proceeding forward. Don’t let another person’s reality determine where you will end up.
- Set the bar for yourself, and don’t settle until only you are satisfied. And yes, you can have it all. A balanced life – spiritually healthy, physically healthy, good relationships etc. Go for the life you want.
- Surround yourself with people who are successful by your definition. These people will support your elevation. They will be your mentors, guides and will support you when you are down.
- Be willing to do what is unusual so as to get unusual results!!
- Celebrate life and those successful moments in life. We don’t often take the time to celebrate our small successes, and often go from one task to the next as though leaping from one branch of a tree to the next. Be kind to yourself. Conversely, be kind to yourself when you make mistakes.
- Live an honorable life. A life of high integrity and clean hands. Raise the bar of character. Believe you deserve and the world will become responsive. Let go off your history and embrace your destiny! The pay-off in not letting go is that it justifies the fact that you are right. But would you rather be right or be all right? It’s easy to make a lot of money in America. But can you make a lot of money and still live an honorable life? That’s living!!
- Become a woman of excellence. How? Get good at change. Change is uncomfortable as it forces you to move outside your comfort zones. Expect the best from God and continue to build on the skills God has given you.
- Iron sharpens iron. Get the toxins out of your life. Surround yourself with people who fuel you with positive energy, not with folks that drain you. Be selective about your friends. Be mindful of your magnificence. You have something to contribute. There is something you do exceptionally well that no one else can do quite like you. “De-excuselize” – which means, get rid of the excuses. Recognize the magnificence of benevolence. You are empowered to make choices, changes etc.
- What is retirement? It isn’t having a job, making a lot of money and retiring at 55 to go fishing and live happily ever after. It’s living a life of meaning. One that has purpose and allows you to use your God given talents so that your work is an extension of who you are.
- Finally, your thoughts and feelings are valid to you. No one can tell you what to think or feel. Be willing to challenge the thought processes that don’t align with where you want to go.
Some Reading Materials That Every Personal Library Should Have
1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
3. Richest Man in Babylon
4. As a Woman Thinketh