The amazing thing is that the principles for getting better relationships with friends and loved ones are the same principles for doubling your income in a year (more on this later in the post), for excelling at your career, losing weight or doing well in sports.
Brian Tracy did not graduate from high school, and while he was in school his grades were low. He failed high school English, but went on to write many books that have sold millions of copies. He became a multi-millionaire. After leaving school, he began laboring jobs, and moved from job to job and eventually got into sales.
He didn’t sell well, but he found a salesman who was making 10 times more than anyone else. He sold the same product to the same people during the same times, but always sold much more. Tracy asked him how he did it, put those ideas into practice and began to become very successful. He became a top salesman by reading and learning how to sell. Later he became a sales manager and began reading how to succeed at that.
It really is true, leaders are readers.
The law of cause and effect (sowing and reaping-you reap what you sow) says that the effects, the circumstances in your life are happening because of certain causes. You can change the causes to achieve the effects you want. In other words you can change what you are doing to achieve the results you want. It is possible for every person and it is possible every time. The law of cause and effect is a powerful law that can change your life for the better, or for worse. Use it to your advantage.
Success leaves tracks – if you study the tracks of successful people (study what they did) you can learn how to be successful.
Nothing works the first time. One of the keys to success is that one keeps trying even after he has failed. It is impossible to find a person who always succeeds the first time he tries something new.
Most people see that their relationships, career, finances, etc. are not as good as they want, but they often just assume that it will always be that way because they have tried in the past, year after year, to improve a relationship, but didn’t see any improvement, so they gave up and quit trying.
Most people wish they could have a better relationship with their husband or wife. Well, guess what? It is certainly possible if you learn how to do it and are willing to work hard at it
Skills are learnable. If you can read this and use the internet you can learn the skills you need to achieve the goals we are talking about here. Tracy talks about certain skills that are necessary to achieve goals, and all are learnable.
Brian Tracy says you are one skill away from doubling your income, improving your relationships, excelling at your career.
Dream big dreams. You probably want to be happy, healthy, wealthy, slender and with good relationships. If your life were perfect in five years, what would it look like? The starting point for great relationships is that you dream and believe you can achieve it, and really want it enough to change what you are doing in order to get your goal. The starting point for success in creating wealth is the same as that, and is the same for career goals.
Develop resilience and bounce back. You will be knocked down many times, be ready to bounce back.
click here for the 15 skills by Brian Tracy and for a link to his youtube video. Tracy talks about how to double your income in a year.