In any rejection-heavy business/profession, the #1 reason people fail is not a lack of motivation. Years of psychological research shows that the true culprit is Approval Addiction; or the addiction to the approval of other people. Approval Addiction is an insidious emotional disease that often manifests itself when a person breaks out of the traditional work life in order to stake their claim. This is why entrepreneurs, salespeople, recruiters and others whose days consist of 99% rejection often leave these life-changing roles due to the emotional tidal wave created when addiction meets rejection. In the 1950’s, a psychiatrist in South Africa
Parenting is arguably the most important responsibility in life. Unfortunately, many parents echo our school systems by teaching children wishful, rather than critical, thinking. Many of us grow up hearing how love makes the world go around, only to discover that love has little to do with it. The problem with wishful thinking is that it leaves our kids vulnerable to predators with street smarts and skills, whether it means applying to their college or career of choice, purchasing their first car or home. While the realities of the world can be cruel, unfair and even sad, making sure your kids
19 years ago today, Osama Bin Laden and his cult of brainwashed disciples slaughtered over 3,000 innocent Americans. Many refer to the hijackers as evil, but critical thinking tells the true story. These mass murderers were brainwashed to believe anything Bin Laden programed them to believe. Many of the hijackers held advanced degrees, yet Bin Laden brainwashed them into believing (so-called) martyrdom was preferable to living. This is how a cult leader can get people to believe anything. Emotional creatures are highly susceptible to brainwashing, and they will follow the leader with the loudest voice, much like a robot. Once
From 1998, my late business partner and I ran the most successful professional prospecting program for Network Marketers in the industry. We taught people whom to call, what to say, and how to say it. At its peak, the program had 10,000 people representing 97 companies in 10 countries around the world. Network Marketing Magazine called it “The most successful prospecting system in the history of Network Marketing.” At the end of 2001, my business partner, Bill Gove, passed away, and I didn’t have the heart to continue the program without him. People have been asking about it nonstop for the
Emotional immaturity is one of the hallmarks of middle-class thinking. Its the primary reason we’re schooled as children never to discuss subjects like sex, politics or religion. Many people lack the emotional maturity to engage in a spirited discussion with someone that holds the opposite point of view. This relegates our society to discussing sports, movies and other socially meaningless subjects, which has stunted the growth of our citizens and our country. This Presidential election is the quintessential example of this amateur behavior. Social media is inundated with political posts that often generate hateful feedback. Watch this short video (if you
After interviewing over 1,300 self-made millionaires and billionaires since 1984, I’ve found something that the majority of them have in common. No, its not flashy jets and Ferraris. The people you see posting these things on social media are the wanna-be rich, not the real rich. Wealthy people usually want to remain anonymous, whereas the wanna-be rich want to be as public as possible. Most wealthy people don’t waste their money on liabilities, but prefer to invest in boring but income producing assets. Watch this short video for one of their greatest all-time secrets.
After 36-years and 1,321 face-to-face interviews with self-made millionaires, this is the system I’ve seen them use more than any other. Watch this video I taped from the deck of the Larry Wilson Tennis Cottage at the Bona Allen Mansion.
LIVE from the deck of the Larry Wilson Tennis Cottage @BonaAllenMansion
The problem with most financial experts being interviewed on TV during this COVID-19 crisis is they’re offering the same advice to the general public as they do to their wealthy clients. Many are playing down the potential economic tsunami facing the middle class…because their clients are rich! 27 million people have filed for unemployment and more are coming in every day. According to the scientists, COVID-19 is not going anywhere, yet wishful thinking politicians are ignoring them and putting us all at risk. My advice in this interview, which aired last night in Portland, Oregon may seem extreme compared to the
I’ve been lots of TV interviews since this COVID-19 breakout started, and they keep getting stranger. I’m doing them on Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and just about every other program or device of which you can think. Most of the interviews are taped, whereas they are usually LIVE in the studio. The questions are getting stranger each week. This is the latest one I did last night.
I’m doing TONS of TV and radio interviews on what the wealthy are doing with their money, and its NOT what you’re hearing in the press. I’ve spoken to dozens of self-made millionaires in the past two weeks to see what they were thinking, and most of them are quietly taking unique action behind the scenes to ensure their future success. These are the 5 strategies I’ll be sharing on FOX, ABC News and CBS later this week. I’ll look forward to your comments.
What are millionaires doing with their money?