How Pipe Dreams Can Become Realities!
by Jon Kogan
© 2004, Jon Kogan, All Rights Reserved.
TIPS ON ATTAINING WEALTH
Many people want money as a primary goal. And there
certainly is nothing wrong with desiring money.
But first, be sure that your true goal is money.
Can you live, breathe, eat, and sleep money? Do
you dream about money, and want it more than anything?
For true money-seekers, you must be your own boss.
The great money-makers all started and ran their
own businesses. And, even though it seems as though
all the good ideas have already been taken, there
are plenty out there.
The secret of the wealthiest people is to find a
special need and fill it. Like quick-food chains;
like supermarkets; like
electronic games. Whether you invent a new toy or
gadget, or see a spot to market special items in
a new way, the world is open to true entrepreneurs.
And they do make it.
LEARN YOUR TRADE
Almost any goal you choose - whether riches and
material abundance or spiritual attainment - requires
learning. How much education do you have? Do you
want more? Perhaps your goal is to get another degree
or to secure a special license.
There are countless opportunities to learn more
about your own industry or to learn about a new
skill. Not only do you have the colleges and universities,
but there are many trade schools, correspondence
schools, and special groups that teach skills -
at very reasonable prices.
KEEP THE END IN MIND
What do you need to know to get to where you want
to be? You may not need a degree, but the actual
experience. So you'd need to change jobs or accept
a part-time job at night to develop your skills.
More than ever, people are leaving their present
occupations to learn a new trade and then starting
at the bottom again to be happy in their work. Maybe
you'll need to put in extra hours at work now so
that you can save money to take the time off next
Even though most entry level positions are offered
to the younger people, you can find many companies
willing to give you a chance to change your occupation.
Many times you might find an older master willing
to apprentice you to learn the skill or trade.
Once you're enrolled to learn new skills, put everything
towards learning. Apply yourself one hundred percent.
Take advantage of asking questions and getting criticism
from teachers and fellow students. Read everything
you can study well. It is your developing expertise
that will get you ahead and closer to your goal.
It's always a good time to learn more. Even if you
are happy in your job,expanding yourself through
education is a very rewarding activity. Take dancing
or tennis, gourmet cooking or sculpture. Any activity
is taught and shared by many enthusiasts.
STOP WASTING TIME
Consider the most important things you need to accomplish.
These are high priorities. Then think about those
seem to take up a lot of time and get you nowhere.
Those are the low priorities.
Understand what's important to achieve and do those
things first. Let go of all the busywork for paperwork
that piles up. It's better for you to stack those
low priorities somewhere else and finish the important
material than to spend time clearing your desk to
get down to the essential things.
You'll be noticed more quickly for the big things
you achieve than for keeping paper flowing. Don't
let co-workers waste your time with chitchat if
you've got things to accomplish. Save that for lunch
hours or for after work social activities.
Handle paper once; decide the action and finish
with it. Keep interruptions to a minimum and delegate
Although you'd like to believe you're indispensable
to the job and you are the only one to take care
of many things, you can teach someone else and move
on to your own goal achievements.
What are you waiting for? Few opportunities are
thrown at you; you have to create the right positions
and situations to move up. Make lists of things
you want to accomplish and do them. If you're busy
in an office situation, make daily lists and reward
yourself with praise upon completion. Catch yourself
Concentrate on what you're doing and do one thing
at a time. But do it quickly and handle the next
thing. Be efficient in telephone calls, maybe taking
them at appointed times or calling back at your
Don't generate copies or correspondence that make
you look like you are doing things. Your superiors
will know what you
accomplish. Be busy doing important things rather
than writing about what you've done.
And take the time for physical exercise. It will
energize you - not take away from your effectiveness.
It relaxes your mind and stimulates your capacity
Jon Kogan is Founder of ZivoMarketing and Editor
of Home Business Breakthroughs Ezine!
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About the Author
Jon Kogan was born, raised and educated in Ukraine.
Arriving to the USA in 1975 has been able to focus
on the area of his expertise in marketing, sales
and management in the corporate world. In 2002,
Jon has made a decision to apply real world marketing
concepts to the Internet. His goals are to provide
training, education and to show that its simple
and easy to join the ranks of success-minded people
by choosing to start a home business.