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Staying Focused

Staying Focused

How do you stay focused on your hopes and dreams? There are so many things that we all go through in life that tends to bring us down. The most common is a family member, a negative boss, supervisors, negative co-workers, financial hard times, starting a business that is not taking off, marriage problems, relationships and etc. We can sit down right now and list all the things that come at the wrong time but that is not what this post is about. Today we are talking about staying focused.
To often we let those things get within our skin and yes they can be a burden. Trust me. I have had my share. Have you ever left work arguing with someone in your mind? I have. The same can go with your spouse or friend. You know what I mean. Yet during this entire time you have goals that you want to accomplish and you want to prosper and live life to its fullest. You want more out of life you currently have and when you begin on your own personal journey and things begin to some what take off, boom here comes someone’s famous speech about success and yet they have nothing to show. When something happens to you that takes your mind off your goal, all of a sudden you’re not focused anymore. We begin to get distracted and that is an indicator that its time for you to set your priorities straight. I want to talk about staying focused and being persistent. It’s time to become a lion, a shark if you will and kill anything that tries to come your way.

KEEPING YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE

Keeping your eye on the prize can be tough and it is never easy. Especially when quitting seems easier and most people who make their choice of quitting always always regrets it. Your coveted goal can be anything. For the longest time I have desired to do something fulfilling in life because I want more. Many of you know that I have read Think and Grow Rich about a year ago which I highly recommend by the way, and that book literally changed my life. I began to think differently about the possibilities of success and what I can accomplish. And let be honest here for just a second, we all dream of having some kind of success. It can be anything from music success or leaving an inheritance to your kids. I think most of us want a good career or having your business grow but the honest truth is God has a plan for you and for me and it’s not poverty. I do not know anyone who dreams of living pay check to pay check and barely making it in life. Most people dream about traveling and while some are living their dream and traveling all over the world. So how do you stay focused and have a steadfast mind on the things that you want to accomplish in life? I can’t tell you others do but I can tell you what I do. Almost everyday I listen to something that will remind me that success is what you put in it. Success is not over night or get rich quick program. Success is hard work and it is also a discipline. You have to develop a discipline, a muscle that you will do what ever it takes to get what you want in life. Quitting is easy. Like I said before most people who do, always always regrets their decision.
Don’t live life in regret, instead live life moving forward. You have to take a hard look in the mirror everyday and say to yourself “I am going to make it today because my wife and kids are watching.” You have to begin to think differently about yourself, your future and how others see you.

Refuse to be burned out and become a beast!

Staying Focused

Become obsessed with your passion and hate being average. The people who hate their lives right now who live in poverty are living an average life. They have do direction. Get Direction! Come on man, you need to be fired up about life. I refuse to be burned out. I know that with all my heart that I will make it. When you begin to think like this, you will begin to move in areas that others will see as weird. When you do things that others see weird who cares what they say about you when you are moving ahead. When I was telling everyone that I was waking up at 4 am, to read books and work on me, people looked at me like I was crazy. You should have seen the faces that they were making. It was awesome. I had moved into new territory and I knew something was going to change this year of 2016.

Staying Focused

Time to make a decision

It is time to do what ever it takes to become successful. Having a mind that is focused is better than a mind that is not focused. Look at the end of the day you need to stay focused. Forget about the nay sayers and become obsessed with your future, your destiny and what others will say when you make it.

Staying Focused

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Why POVERTY SUX! and You Need a Total Money Makeover!

Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover Book

 

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone that does not desire success in every area of their life. I am no different when it comes to this desire. Why? because Poverty Sux! I hate living paycheck to paycheck. I hate looking at my bills and knowing that I only have so much money in my bank account. I know many of you do too. A lot of questions come to my mind when it comes to the subject of success. I often used to ask myself, “Can I be successful? Can I be a businessman? What do I have to do? What are millionaires and billionaires doing that I am not aware of? What are their habits that I can likewise implement into my daily life?” All of these questions have plagued my mind because I am sick of being in the financial bracket that I am in. As a child, I had all these big dreams and ideas of being a successful person when I grew up. But now that I am an adult, what do I have to say for myself? I am not going to blame anyone but myself for where I am at. I know that what I have been doing up to this point has not been working so I have to change. I have to change how I do life. I have spoken, in-depth, with many people about why poverty sux and have found that they too wonder if they can achieve the American dream. I may not be there yet, but I am here to say you can! As a Christian, I used to often wonder, “Can I become a millionaire too?”. If you are in the same boat as me, then allow me share my journey with you, what I have done to overcome personal obstacles, and what habits I have changed allowing me to take massive action right now toward success.

     There is no doubt that many of you watch the famous tv show, Shark Tank on ABC, where people pitch their business ideas and close huge deals with men and women of tremendous wealth such as Billionaire, Mark Cuban. Every time I watch the show with my wife and kids, I catch myself saying “Wow, that is a great idea!” when someone presents something simple and easy to use. When I see inventions and new products, I begin thinking “If they can do it. Why can’t I?” Well, I got sick and tired of being in a place in my life where I was not happy. I have student loan debt and I am sick of sending my hard earned money to someone else. I want to use this blog to provoke you to become successful and “change your family tree“. That quote is from Dave Ramsey by the way.
     In the summer of 2015, I was in a place in my life where I didn’t have a sense of fulfillment. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my job, but honestly, it was only going to bring me so much income to pay all my bills. At the beginning of July, I was strolling around the grocery store when I came across a book that caught my eye. It was Dave Ramsey’s book “Total Money Makeover.” For the past several years I have had student loan debt that has created a huge burden for myself and my family and honestly, It SUX! I hate debt and I want to get rid of it. So I picked up the book and within the first few pages of reading, it had won my undivided attention. I wanted to be DEBT FREE and build wealth. I began to subscribe to the Dave Ramsey show on Podcast and on Youtube. I saw many people do their debt free screams and talk about their struggles with debt. I wanted that kind of freedom for my family. Needless to say, I finished that book in a week and something hit me. In order to become debt free and increase my income, I had to change what I had been doing all my life. I had to change my habits and begin to think differently. I needed wisdom but I didn’t know where to go and how to get it. And then I had a conversation that would challenge my entire (life) way of thinking. I will share that in a later post.
     This blog is for the person who is at a place in their life where living pay check to pay check sux, it seems like you can’t save, life is becoming overwhelming and you have no clue what to do or where to go. This blog is for people who are curious about success and whether or not you can become successful, build wealth and get out of POVERTY. I am here to say that you can! I will share what habits I have changed and why I changed them. I will also share my love for reading and the books that have reshaped my life and the way I think. I am not going to give you some mundane “5 Steps to become Successful” pitch. Those are everywhere. I will share what I have experienced and learned in my military career and since, and what I am currently learning now. I am hungry! I am in constant prayer, watching videos and reading about past and present successful people to learn how exactly they became an overcomer. Many of their stories are not so different from yours or mine but they will inspire you to pursue greatness. Thats what I want to do. I want to inspire you to become not only successful in business but at whatever it is you want to do and to be all that God created you to be. Having great success is something that can reshape your life and also the lives of those around you. One thing is for sure, once you become successful, people will love you or hate you. But if your heart is in the right place, you will do more to impact people around you and you will be remembered by what you have done. Follow me and lets go for a ride on what is success and why is it important. I pray that you are blessed with what I share. Lets shout it out from the roof tops, “POVERTY SUX!”
Alex

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