King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth and Happiness Part 1

King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth and Happiness Part 1

This is my take on Steven K Scott national bestseller book "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived" (Chapters 1 and 2). Steve Scott flanked out of every job he held in his first six years after college. He couldn't succeed no matter how hard he tried. Then a friend challenge him to study the Book of Proverbs. Steve started to apply to his life a set of principles described in the book, and in two years he became a multi-millionaire.

Today, Steve Scott is a billionaire and my friend and partner. He is not only a great businessman, but an extraordinary human being as well. Here is Part 1 of the principles and strategies he shares in his book:

Key concept: "Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, Salomon reveals "laws of living" that invisibly govern all aspects of life and shows us how to use them to our advantage".

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How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie Part 2

How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie Part 2

Dale Carnegie "How to win friends and influence people" summary

"Part Two, How to make people like you" :

Chapter 1: Do This And You'll Be Welcomed Anywhere

This Chapter talks about how everyone can be your friend if you are truly sincere in wanting their friendship. You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.  

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How to Achieve Your Dreams

How to Achieve Your Dreams
How to Achieve Your Dreams

Are You a Drifter, Pursuer, Achiever or Super Achiever? 

Steven K. Scott teachings on How to Achieve Your Dreams are refreshing, enjoyable and easy to apply.

A few days ago, we were privileged to enjoy a training session with Steve, and we will try to share part of what we learned with you.

These strategies are part of his mentoring system "Master Strategies of Super Achievers". Steve is a self-made billionaire and author of New York Times Best Seller “Mentored by a Millionaire”. You can learn more about him at http://stevenkscott.com

If you want to learn how to achieve your dreams, you may want to start by determining how do you approach your life:

1) People approach every area of their life from one of four perspectives:

  • Drifters: go with the flow
  • Pursuers: Pursue but rarely achieve preset dreams and goals
  • Achievers: Achieve significant outcomes, but rarely extraordinary dreams and goals
  • Super Achievers: Consistently achieve dreams and goals and extraordinary outcomes. They use a different set of Strategies than those used by the masses.

Are you a Drifter, Pursuer, Achiever or Super Achiever?

Steve taught us that we can be a drifter in one area of our life (like for example marriage), and an achiever in another one (for example, business).

Identify the important areas of our life and evaluate how you approach each one of them in order to achieve your dreams.

2) To achieve your dreams and experience extraordinary success in your life you need to understand personality, starting with your own. This includes knowing your strengths and weaknesses.

Steve has a 5 minute personality test that can help you discover your personality type and your strengths and weaknesses, and we will be happy to share it with you. Click here for Steve Scott personality test

Understanding personality is a strategy that allows you to:

  • Capitalize on your personal strengths
  • Discover your weaknesses
  • Understand and appreciate your spouse, children co-workers, and learn how to interact with them for a more positive communication experience
  • Communicate more effectively with people, and motivate and encourage them
  • Reduce stress and be more productive

3) Another key strategy to achieve your dreams and experience extraordinary success is called "Vision Mapping".

Vision Mapping allows you to gain a clear and precise vision of what you want to achieve, and map the necessary steps to achieve it.

From “The Master Strategies of Super Achievers”:

“If you do not have a clear picture of your destination and a precise map to get there, you won’t even begin the trip. The Vision Mapping process is a powerful engine that will provide all of the power you need to reach your most important dreams.”

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18

Steve taught us that the opposite is also true: “With Vision, the people THRIVE”

Vision infuses life into any project or endeavor, and the lack of vision infuses the dying process.

IMPORTANT:

Solomon’s definition of Vision:

A clearly defined dream, idea, goal, or objective and a plan detailing the specific steps that must be taken to achieve it.

Steps for Vision Mapping: This is Key to Achieve Your Dreams

After identifying and creating a list of the most important areas of your life:

  1. Define and describe your dream or vision in writing for each area
  2. Convert that vision or dream into a set of specific goals
  3. Convert each goal into a set of specific steps
  4. Convert each complex step into a specific set of tasks
  5. Set target completion dates for each task, step and goal

This is just a small sample of Steve’s teachings. There is a lot more, and Steve is looking for partners to help achieve success and significance. If you too would like to partner with Steve and get a shot at achieving extraordinary success, don’t wait, contact us ASAP!

Even if you are not interested in partnering with Steve, or if you have another project going in, WE ARE READY TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS.

All you need to do is contact us to get started! Email us at Ronen@WorkWithRonenBrown.com

What is that dream/goal/vision that you want to accomplish THIS YEAR? Don't wait for another year to pass by without accomplishing it.

To Success and Significance,

Ronen and Alexandra Brown

How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Part 1

Summary of How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

On a cold winter New York night, during a depression with twenty percent of the population on relief, twenty-five hundred people left their homes and hurried to the Pennsylvania Hotel in response to an ad that said:

“Increase Your Income

Learn How to Speak Effectively

Prepare for Leadership”

Why did people respond to that ad?

Because they wanted to learn the technique of getting along with and influencing other people, and at that time, this ad was the answer to their needs.

This is a brief Summary of “How To Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. 76 years have passed since it was first published, and its teachings and techniques remain as current as ever.

These are only the first three chapters of the book. I highly recommend that you get the book, study it and apply it’s techniques. The reading is easy and the book is full of interesting stories. Plus, if there is one thing that can help you succeed in life is to develop your skills in “How To Win Friends & Influence People”.

“In the heyday of his activity, John D. Rockefeller told Matthew C. Brush that “the ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee.” “And I will pay more for that ability,” said John D., “than for any other under the sun.”

Part 1: Fundamental Techniques in Handling People

Chapter 1: “If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive”

This chapter talks about how and why criticism is futile. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, no man ever criticizes himself for anything, no matter how wrong he may be. Criticism puts a man on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a man’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses his resentment.

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.

Dale Carnegie finishes the chapter reminding us that any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

“A great man shows his greatness,” said Carlyle, “by the way he treats little men.”

So, if we want To Win Friends & Influence People, instead of condemning them, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance, and kindness.

Benjamin Franklin, tactless in his youth, became so diplomatic and good at handling people that he was made American Ambassador to France. The secret of his success? “I will speak ill of no man,” he said “… and speak all the good I know of everybody.”

Chapter Two: The Big Secret of Dealing with People

There is only one way to get anybody to do anything, and that is by making the other person want to do it.

(Of course, you can force someone to do something against his will using violence and threats, but these methods have undesirable repercussions)

Let’s say it again, this time slightly different: The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want.

What do you want? According to Dr. Freud, John Dewey, and countless others, the deepest urge in human nature is “the desire to be important”

Almost every normal adult wants:

  •  Health and the preservation of life
  •  Food
  •  Sleep
  •  Money and the things money will buy
  •  Life in the hereafter
  •  Sexual gratification
  •  The well-being of our children
  •  A feeling of importance

Almost all of these wants are gratified, except for one: the feeling of importance. This is what moves you and inspire you to do anything big or small that you think will satisfy that desire. We desire to be appreciated.

So if you want to learn How To Win Friends & Influence People, give honest, sincere appreciation. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise” and people will cherish your words and treasure them.

Chapter 3: He who can do this has the whole world with him…

The only way to influence anyone is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.

Professor Harry A. Overstreet in his book, Influencing Human Behavior, says: “Action springs out of what we fundamentally desire…

So, if you want To Win Friends & Influence People, the best piece of advise is: first, arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole word with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way!”

I hope this short introduction to this great book was enough to arouse in you the desire to ready it!