First may I say I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Also here in Canada we just celebrated Mother`s Day.  I hope you took time to let someone know how special they are whether it is a mother by blood or choice.

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To change the subject I love some of the advice nuggets that I read from Jim Rohn.  Today I would like to honor some of his work in a very simple format.


Three Keys to Greatness by Jim Rohn

Awhile back, I went into the studio and created a 56-minute video for teenagers called “Three Keys to Greatness.”  Although my focus was for teenagers, the principles I shared certainly apply to adults as well.

Recently I was asked to list these three things using one to two sentences for each.  Now for your benefit here they are again.

1.  Setting Goals.  I call it the view of the future.  Most people, including kids, will pay the price if they can see the promise of the future.  So we need to help our kids see a well-defined future, so they will be motivated to pay the price today to attain the rewards of tomorrow.  Goals help them do this.

2.  Personal Development.  Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives.  I suggest having a minimum amount of time set aside for reading books, listening to CDs, attending seminars,keeping a journal and spending time with other successful people.  Charlie “Tremendous” Jones says you will be in five years the sum total of the books you read and the people you are around.

3. Financial Planning.  I call it the 73/30.  After receiving your paycheck or paying yourself, simply setting aside 10% for saving, 10% for investing, and 10% for giving, over time this will guarantee financial independence for a teenager.

IF a young person, or for that matter an adult, focused on doing these three simple things over a long period of time I believe they will be assured success!

Here is Jim`s site:
http://www.jimrohn.com/index.php?main_page=products_all&cPath=9&sub=author&value=Jim+Rohn

Thanks for reading my bLoG!

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