The Napkin Budget – Handling The Money You Have!

If you want to be rich and have a lot of money, you need to know how to handle the money you have. The video below is a simple way to understand where your money is going each month.

Before we get to the video, let’s talk about why so many people seem to run from this subject. I will speak from my personal experience and hope it sheds some light to help.

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What Type of Leader Are You?

This video is about leadership at all levels. There are two types of leaders. Which one are you??

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Time Management: Where Does It Go?

Many times in my life I have said those famous restricting words: “No, I can’t, I have no time”. Until one day a mentor of mind challenged me on it and showed little exercise that change my whole world around time management.

You see I was always taught to schedule out my day. Nail down all your appointments to the minute. I spent more time on trying to manage my daily time that I had no [Read more...]

Who Do You Follow?

We all follow somebody or something that shapes who we are. You may say that you are a loner and don’t interact with people. That doesn’t matter. If you read, listen to music, listen to talk radio, watch the news, veg out in front of the TV or what ever (or whomever) you are predominantly doing/following  on a daily basis is who you are becoming.

You can test this…see what I mean in the video below!

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Why Hire A Professional Life Coach?

Sometimes, we have a destination in mind, but we don’t know how to get there.  Sometimes, we think we know how to get to our destination, but we are taking the wrong route.  Or, sometimes we can start out on the correct route, but we do things to sabotage our journey.  Have any of these scenarios ever happened to you?  These scenarios can be the case whether you think of taking a cross-country trip, or in our figurative journey of life.

Actually, these scenarios can happen quite a lot.  When they occur, we need help.  Maybe we need efficient directions.  Maybe we need someone to help us draft up a plan, or a path to follow. Maybe we need encouragement to begin the journey, and stay on the journey when the road gets bumpy.  A Life Coach can help you do all of these things and more.
 
A Life Coach is someone who’s mission and goal is to help their clients gain success in their personal or professional endeavors.  Again, people might need a little nudge or push in the right direction.  It’s hard to find people in our everyday life that have the time or energy to meet with you, and help you help yourself.  The average person could certainly benefit from a person who is figurative on the outside, looking in.

A Life Coach is a professional that you’d want to hire, first because they aren’t emotionally blinded by your issues.  What this means is that often times, we are too close to our issues or fears to make sound or progressive decisions. A Life Coach can see your “blind spots”.  While they care, they aren’t going to be sentimental with any issues or relationships that are defeating or negative.
 
A Life Coach isn’t going to allow you to get stuck in your past.  Your life coaching sessions won’t be about how you didn’t get enough hugs as a child.  It won’t be about performing exercises that help you overcome your depression, anxieties, or any mental issues.  A Life Coach certainly won’t let you get stuck in the “blame game”.  That’s not what a Life Coach is there for, and those types of attitudes are counterproductive to what life coaching is about.  A Life Coach wants to get you propelled and motivated to move forward. Life Coaching isn’t about the things that are impossible to go back and change. Life Coaching is all about creating the future you want, starting today.
 
The great thing about this is that the client doesn’t have to waste valuable time, energy, or money talking about issues that keep them stuck in the past.  A Life Coach works with their client to discuss goals and plans.  Many people think that they have goals if they come to realizations, or conceptualize things in their minds.  Conceptualizing is certainly a good start, but that’s only a start.  Another word for conceptualizing is dreaming.  A Life Coach walks their clients from the dream stage to the goal and planning stages.  In order for dreams to keep true, the client needs to set goals.  The Life Coach helps their client to set realistic, achievable goals.  In this way, the client can stop sabotaging their efforts in life being unrealistic, or not setting goals at all.
 
After goals are set, the Life Coach then works with their clients to make plans to support their goals.  This stage involves the day-to-day things that a client does to make their goals happen.  The thing to note about all of this is that the Life Coach doesn’t do any hand holding or coddling.  This defeats the purpose of the sessions.  The purpose of a Life Coaching session is to make the client feel empowered.  The client should feel like they are confident, and capable.

Another reason that a potential client should hire a professional Life Coach is because the client can develop a sense of personal discipline, and pride.  There’s nothing like investing in someone to hold us accountable and empower us to take action.  It’s so easy to make excuses as to why life isn’t working out, goals aren’t being set and accomplished, or why a person can stay stagnated in ignorance.  A professional Life Coach is someone who helps their clients have breakthroughs.  A Life Coach cares enough about their clients to not allow the client to stagnate.  Life coaching is all about progression, moving forward, change and growth. 

Life coaching requires that the client has some level of personal integrity, strength, and endurance. A life coaching client in short needs to be a person who is ready to do the work involved.  Again, a Life Coach isn’t there to do the work for you.  They aren’t going to coerce you into your growth.  They aren’t mental or emotional health professionals.  A Life Coach can only do just that, coach you.

Your Life Coach will be both your cheerleading section, and your locker room coach.  They will go over strategies that help you both in business, and in life.  They will impart wisdom and knowledge that has worked for them, and that they hope will work for you.  They will give you pats on the back, but not on your head.  They will constantly remind you that you can do whatever it is that you’re endeavoring in.  But again, you have to be ready to endeavor.

One thing to note is that not all great Life Coaches need certification.  There are many people who are certified, but might not be a good Life Coach or they might not be that person that meets your unique needs. If you are looking for a professional Life Coach that is tough, yet compassionate, and wants to see his clients reach their full potential, contact me at 215-816-3692.  I am a professional Life Coach that is available for personal, and executive coaching.  If you want to take your life or career to the next level, call me for a complimentary consultation.

LEADERSHIP: What does it mean?

So many people only look at leadership as it relates to their job, business or some form of money generation. Fortunately, that is only a small part of the equation. Leadership is embedded in all forms of life. Being a great father, husband, wife, daughter, friend, aunt or uncle has leadership qualities.

How about being a productive part of society and leaving the world better when you leave than how you found it? So many ways to see leadership.

This video is my definition of what leadership is and how you can become or develop the leader in you!

Let me know what you think by leaving comments below. Be the leader you can be today!

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Have a phenomenal day!

Goals – How To Obtain Them!

So often many of us take the time to sit down and write out our goals. Now, they may not be perfect but at least we committed to thinking about what we want in life and writing them on a piece of paper.

However, the reason most people don’t seem to accomplish their goals (or even come close) is very very simple. Check out this video and you will see what I mean.

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Personal Development Call Replay: How Do You See?

At your lowest point in life, your dreams show up disguised as something else to test to you to see if you really want what you tell everybody you want.

This personal development call is about how we see (or don’t see) opportunities that come into our lives when life seems to be beating us up the most. Listen, take notes and think about the ideas and thoughts on this call.

Please let me know what you think by leaving some comments below!

Enjoy!

NOW is the time to Change!

I find that most people put off personal development in lieu of doing busy work in the hopes that things will change on there own. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The hardest, yet most rewarding, thing one can do is work on themselves.

In this chaotic world we live in, all peace, joy and happiness is found within. It doesn’t take much to radically change the course of your life and start living the life you want and deserve. This is not fluff folks. Just simple strategies applied daily = huge results. Check out this video and tell me what you think!

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Please leave your comments below as I would love to know what you thought!

Paul / Ambassador or Life – Doer – Servant – Leader

Cell: 215.816.3692

Talk Is Cheap & Action Isn’t Everything

So many people get caught up in the Talk of other people and how great they are and what they help you do as long as you pay whatever they ask and they will tell you all there secrets. Let me just say that “Talk Is Cheap”.

I find it funny how we all get sucked in by the hype of peoples talk. The problem isn’t them per Se. The problem is we do not stick around long enough or hold off long enough before we make that impulse decision to see if what they are spewing is actually good for us. We never THINK about what is being said. WE just jump for the idea of becoming rich without any regard of our own ability to do it.

Then we get the ACTION part of the equation which no ones seems to look at. However, action isn’t everything. I know many people that got involved in real estate investing, online marketing, network marketing and did all these action steps just like the Talking people said to do. And, guess what happened??? Nothing….well except for the money they spent and the frustration and aggravation that followed.

Now, I am not saying that these marketing geniuses aren’t real or haven’t done what they said they did. The question I am raising is: Are you gonna do what you say you are going to do? And, do you have the right mindset to do it?

You see, if you took a half a minute and really sat down and thought about the next program you were going to buy (or business you were going to get into), the steps you were going to take (or not) to make it happen and planned out a time frame that you could actually accomplish something, you would cut years off your quest to reaching your dreams.

But, it is more than that. Here is the equation you need to make it all happen: Mindset + Talk + Action = Success or failure. Listen, this is critical. You can talk a great game to others but you better be talking a better game to yourself. You can get into action like no other but your mindset better be in the right place. If not, then disaster is just around the corner.

Now, I know there are people who jumped at a chance to start something and became very very successful. And, if you listen to then afterward they will tell you…no no they will show you that they were in sync (Right Mind + Right Talk + Right Action = Success). Also, you will find out that they more than likely went through struggles and situations in other programs (businesses) before everything came together and they hit it just right.

You don’t have to go through all of that. The problem is Everyone acts with emotion. An emotion so strong that at that very moment you think you can do anything (and at that moment you probably can). However, this emotion subsides and guess what….your left with the you before you got all hot and bothered. Yes, the you that has signed up for seventeen different programs before (all emotional saying you were gonna do this or that).

The time has come people to start taking your life seriously. You want to be an entrepreneur? Great start acting like one by slowing down and not acting on such strong emotional impulses just because some creative copy writer hit all your buttons and you bought it hook, line and sinker. I know I know….I bought thousands of dollars worth of stuff (you should see it..makes me laugh now).

So what do you do? Take those emotions and put them into action but first suppress them, sit down and figure out what you want to do, write out a plan of attack, research the best home-based business for you and then UNLEASH THE CRAZED EMOTIONAL YOU that will put in 12-15 hours a day trying to figure it all out. If you do it this way you will at least be following some sort of plan and not be all over the place. The other benefit is you won’t quit so easily because you will have a time frame built in, which you use to do what it takes to become successful.

Here is a tip: when you find yourself reading something (or if you are sitting up at night watching the infomercials) and grabbing for your wallet to pump in your credit card, stop and ask yourself these questions (Answer them honestly):

  1. Am I really going to do this?
  2. If I could start any home-based business, would this be it?
  3. When am I going to do this (what days, times during the day, etc.)?
  4. What skills would I have to learn to become successful?
  5. What time frame am I going to give myself to become successful (forever OR as much as I need is not a good answer – you need to structure it a bit)
  6. Is this something that I am going to enjoy doing or am I chasing money? (If you are just chasing money you will quit if success doesn’t come quickly – even then you will probably quit soon after to try something else)
  7. Who in this business that has had success can I follow as my mentor?
  8. How much money am I willing to put towards this business?

There are many more but I think you get the point. If you can ask, and answer,  those questions honestly and still be pumped about the opportunity, you just increased your chances of success 1,000%.

I could probably write another two pages on this but will end it here. If this helps you out or you like what you read and want to share, please leave a comment. Thanks much!