- Written by lamar.schoell
The 6-Step Success Formula
For Getting Anything You Want…
This came from Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill’s book.
I also want to thank Vick Strizheus @ the FourPercent for helping with this post.
Step 1 – Determine the Exact Amount of Money You Want to Earn / Have
You can apply the same thing to health, relationships, your inner beliefs, your confidence. You are going to find that this works for anything you want in business and life.
Be very specific on the number / outcome
You might be thinking right now. Lamar this is pretty obvious why would you even have to mention it here. You need to be very specific with the exact amount.
If you want to earn $10,000 a month, not I want to have a lot of money.
If you want to lose 10 lbs, not I want to lose some weight.
Be very, very specific with the number or amount.
Get clear on the reasons why you want this.
People aren’t really clear enough. They want to say I want to make 10k a month, but you have to know why you want to make this amount of money. Maybe for you, 10k is not enough. You might want 12k or 8k. but you got to be clear on why you want this amount.
You are going to be amazed at the power this will bring you. The clearer that you are the more empowered you will become.
Hint: It’s most likely not about the money you want…
Most of the time it’s not about the money you want but it’s what you can get with the money. Think about it money is just a piece of paper. Your mind doesn’t really care about that. It cares about the experiences that the money can get you.
The secret here is being able to attach your “WHY” to what you want to help get the money. Then attach what you want to your specific number. Tying all three of these things together really helps get your mind going to work and helping you. Bob Proctor is a big proponent of this.
You’ve heard people say get emotionally involved with your goals. If you’re like me my first reaction is how the heck am I going to do that.
It’s not getting emotionally involved with the money. It’s getting emotionally involved with what you want, it’s what the money is going to bring you. You will be able to do this by being clear about what you want.
Step 2 – Determine Exactly What You Intend to Give in Return For the Money You Desire
This is the step we’re literally 96% of people fail.
No such thing as “something for nothing”
This is something that has never been more true. If you want something you have to give something in exchange.
You need to be completely clear on exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you will want to receive so you can achieve your goals or dreams.
Everybody thinks just because there’s an internet out there and there’s plenty of money to be made. They think that just this alone is going to get them the money they want.
So many of us want to earn 10k a month with this thing called a Side-Hustle. Right from the start, they’re not setting themselves up for success.
You have to be honest with yourself. If you want to earn 10k a month. You have to put the time in. I’m not talking about just 30 minutes a day, that’s not going to cut it.
You need to think about how much money you’re going to invest in. How much money are you going to put into this? Are you going to take any risk?
This is the most important aspect to step 2. What type of focus are you going to give? Is it going to be scattered, or a highly concentrated effort. Your time spent is going to be followed by your focus.
If you focus on the garbage out there this is where you going to spend your time. When you focus on what you want to do in return this is where you’re going to spend your time.
When you want to become the best at something you want to do. You need to go to school. If you want to become the best doctor you have to go to school.
If you want to become the best marketer you have to go to school.
If you want to be great at what you want to do you need to invest in yourself in learning.
This is the step that 96% of people miss or don’t do.
Step 3 – Establish A Defined Date of When You Intend to Possess the Money You Desire
I’ve set many goals and missed the date. I did not change my goal. The only thing I did is move the date out then see what I can do or change something that will allow me to hit the new date.
The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline
We talked about this a lot in the Success Challenge. When it comes to the deadline originally you’re going to have to take a guess. But it’s very important to have a deadline.
This step should be in alignment with Step 4…
This is because you’re working with your subconscious here. This is all about your plan.
Step 4 – Create a Definite Plan for Carrying Out Your Desire, and Begin at Once, Whether You’re Ready or Not, to Put This Plan Into Action
Your date and plan should be congruent with each other.
Let me tell you a little story about me early on.
As a marketer, I felt just by joining a program, or a system I was going to start seeing the cash flow. If I join this program, the money has to come.
But already I was missing the first four steps. I was just going to hang out without any game plan.
Remember the first two steps. What do you want and how are you going to get it?
I spend a lot of time writing things out. I don’t rely on keeping it up in the old noggin. It becomes much clearer when I see it on a piece of paper. The other reason why I do it this way. 90% or more of the people crushing it in your space or probably doing something very similar to this.
First – Strategy…
Simply put what are you going to build or create. Are you going to build a mammoth skyscraper or a quaint cute little shack? You want a strategy for building something for you. You don’t want to have a strategy to build something for someone else or a company.
Second – Game plan…
Create a plan that you are going to carry out.
Third – Massive Action!
Most people are actually doing this. They are taking Massive Action every day. But they’re doing this without a game plan or strategy. They follow what everyone else is doing. And I’m going to tell you right now this is something you don’t want to do. Another way to look at this is the blind leading the blind.
If you are going to do the work put a plan based on what you want. What you’re going to get in return and be smart about it where you are actually building you.
Most people when they think about taking Massive Action it goes something like this. I’m going to join in this offer or system and do exactly what everyone else is doing.
This is their strategy… WRONG!
I understand you’re probably a little peeved right now. Most people get this way when they hear this. For the simple fact that it’s not what they wanted to hear. These same people when you look at them in 6 months, they’re in the same spot, and a year goes by and they are still in the same spot.
Still looking around for that perfect opportunity…
They’re still looking around for the next shiny thing…
They’re still looking around for their first commission…
Instead of thinking, can I really solve a problem? Can I really deliver a product or service that will help someone? Can I build something that I’m going to be proud of? Instead of constantly grinding and working hard and getting nowhere fast.
Remember time is going to go buy no matter what. We always blame the thing or product. Most likely the product already works. It works for the owner and it’s working for other people too. It works for people that understand how to take control of their cells and positive outcomes.
Step 5 – Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
? Put your idea and down on paper.
? Clarity is power
? Get it out of your head and onto paper so that you can see it!
? THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
When you’re sitting down and doing your plan you want to plan it out in the future to give yourself enough time to achieve it. Don’t set your expectations too low. You want to set up bigger and higher than you can possibly even imagine right now.
Don’t plan your future with what you’re doing now if you’re depending on a person or a company. There’s no future in it. Think of this as a stepping stone to where you want to be. This is why you don’t want to treat your business like a job. That’s a big mistake.
You want to use this as a stepping stone to your plan for your future. Use this to help you get to where you want to go.
You want to be thinking. Where do I want to be in 2 years or even 5 years?
Step 6 – Read your written statement allowed, twice-daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ, SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN THE POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.
FEELING the money, say what?
How can I feel 10k a month if I’ve never made that before? Start thinking about what that’s going to do for you every month.
Heck if we’re just thinking and feeling 10k why don’t we shoot a little bit higher. Why don’t we shoot for a 100k a month? Do you know what I’m saying? If you got to spend your time thinking you might as well as think big.
Here’s why you want to do something like this. There is this thing called the 10x trickle-down theory. If you’re shooting for 10k in your current situation the best you’re going to do is 1k maybe 2k.
Remember when doing something like this you want to stretch yourself. But let’s not get ridiculous you want to keep the amounts real.
Picturing in your mind what you can do every month with this money is how you are going to get emotionally involved with your goals. I think about my current lifestyle in the things I want to do. I also think about charities that I want to make contributions to every month.
As you take care of yourself you need to take care of others. You’re going to find that if you’re only thinking about taking care of yourself you’re going to hit a plateau. You will definitely become more inspired when you’re taking care of yourself and others.
When you feel and believe in yourself this directly connects with your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than your conscious mind. Consciously at best you can only focus on two things at a time.
? This is a simple yet extremely powerful and effective way to reprogram your subconscious mind!
? Reinforcement + action = CHANGE!
This isn’t rocket science. Everyone is perfectly capable of following the six steps. It just comes down to how bad do you want something. With a lot of discipline and focus, you can do the six steps.