Reaching for More with
Millionaires Shortcuts :
Mankind's fastest shortcuts to success
The more you write, the more you make.
The more you write, the more you make.
Even if you only use a fraction of what's in here, there are dozens of shortcuts that are as good as
tailor-made, just for you, in YOUR particular career field, whether you're a household word, or housewife, a Harrier jet pilot or a hooker, a typist or a tyrant: this is the best day to create a useful map, recipe, blueprint, because even more convincing
than my own use, or my students' successful use of these high-powered shortcuts: Name 1000 role models of this generation. Each of them uses most or all of these Shortcuts of masters and millionaires. They ALL begin in writing.
Stop leaving it to other, lesser people to do. If you are not an acknowledged master or millionaire in your field, you have absolutely no right to a licit, valid opinion on how to do it successfully. There are people who pursue
their highest calling with passion, and there are people who do not. We already KNOW what you are.... because of whatever you've done on a day to day basis for years now. It is the final dividing line, the shortcut to understanding the most critical,
instantaneous forward motion toward supersuccess: those who know what to do, and those who shut up and do it.
Just like the thousands of Winners I've interviewed, and thousands more I've studied, your life is perfect proof of virtually every word in this
book. Stupid people are those who know exactly what to do; smart people are those who shut up and do it. Most people get only one life to live. Is it fair for us to say that you personally will probably only live one life? If you only have one of
something, don't you want to treat it differently than you do something you have many of? That life, just like a piece of bread or light bulb, is made up of smaller components that are combined. With bread, it's the smaller components of flour, water, and
heat. With the light bulb, it's a piece of wire, a couple of supports, a wire band, glass.
With life, it's the smaller components we call "seconds." Just as we can take the light bulb, and add it to other items to be part of a truck,
the individual seconds of your life, and mine, and everyone who lives and breathes, those seconds become hours, days, weeks, months, and years. Add up all the items, and the total is called "My Life."
Because we add different amounts of
different ingredients, the final product is also different. Since you or somebody else paid for this book, it makes sense to use it. In the next five minutes, let's draft out a proposed plan for your life. Yes, you. Five minutes. Write in the margins if
you have to. PUT IT ON PAPER. It is one of the most compelling of all the shortcuts of power: it must be written. Never mind what's in your head. Does no good until it's outside of your head, under your control. Write all over this book. For your sake.
Scribble ideas and wishes in the margins. USE IT!!
Everything important you ever do in your life you plan, from weddings and holidays to interstate travel. In minutes, we begin drafting a plan for the most important journey of all: YOUR
LIFE... day to day. Stop and think about it: ever been to a wedding? I would suppose that no less than 95% of all weddings go off wonderfully. Every wonder why? Think there might be a connection to the fact that the wedding or other affair was so
carefully planned? The color and folding of the napkins or type of lettering on the invitations to the honeymoon suite reservations, et alia: the event is planned, on paper.
It's broken down to smaller steps, correct?
Would you even dream of trying to make a three-day deadline to travel 1500 miles without a definite, clear, written plan, sometimes referred to as 'a map;' sometimes referred to as 'Give me the directions?" Of course not. You make the deadline
specifically because you know in advance just where you were going, you find out which road to take, and then you persist, even when you get lost, run out of gas, or suffer other obstacles. True, or not?
When you come to a red light, you stop
your car (hopefully). At that moment, your forward momentum has stopped. In fact, your trip has come, literally, to a halt. Do you end the trip? Do you turn around and go home? Well, before you sneer, stop and consider how many times in your life you may
have taken a first step, even a second, third, or ninth step towards doing or acquiring something, and suddenly your trip came to a halt. Proving once again that ninety-three percent of us are too stupid to act upon the knowledge that 100% of us possess,
you quit. Because you quit, you failed, not the other way around. Are we on the same page here? You did not quit because you failed doing it. No, you failed because you quit doing it. Let's change that today. I believe in you enough to take two years off
to folter 40,000-plus pages of research, for you to use.
In any and every worthwhile thing you personally have ever accomplished, and repeated at will, it is exclusively because you
knew precisely what you wanted,
you knew what you had to do to get there
, and you did it as many times as it took to get it
done. Now, we get to use your skills for higher achievements,
with results appearing as soon as the next hour or less... of YOUR life.
Just get the recipe correct.
Like a corrected map or blueprint of your home, we work backwards, live forwards. You would not bake a cake without a specific, QUANTIFIED recipe. You would not dream of driving to another city without a map. You would not consider building
a house without a blueprint. How could you possibly think of treating your life as something not worthy of building, rather than just taking as it comes?
What do these things have in common? They are written, and they are capable of
being measured by QUANTIFIABLE smaller steps. Period.
, if you're going to get to your destiny or destination, whichever word you prefer.
---- Precisely (meaning quantify precisely) what do I want?
---- What four smaller pieces can I break this into?
needed, go ahead and break it into five smaller pieces, or even 10 or 20 if you wish. Until you put it in writing, you're just a talker. Proof? Well, you SAY you understand the value of written planning for a wedding, a birthday party, a complicated
journey, the building of a house.... now we get to prove to the world that you understand that your life itself is the most important journey of your life, and that your life needs a map, too
If you don't know exactly where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
That's not rah-rah: if you don't know precisely where you're headed in ten years, it's unlikely that it'll be the place of your dreams. As long as your actions of today are the same as yesterday,
you're an ass if you believe you'll get any improvement in results tomorrow. Science tells us that such things can't happen... ...or at least that they haven't happened in the past few thousand years. Improve your actions today, you'll reap fruit tomorrow.