5 skills that will make you rich

5 skills that will make you rich

Me_and_jim_4 The great Jim Rohn (he’s the one on the right in this picture) says “don’t wish things were easier, wish you were better.” Life is no walk in the park.  We are all presented with challenges that we must overcome.  Winter always comes.  In order to succeed at a very high level you must develop yourself and grow as a person. To grow, you need to master the 5 skills of personal development:

1) Absorb
Be a sponge.  Learn whatever you can, everywhere you are.  Take in the experiences of life: the words of a book; the lyrics of a song; the advice of a friend. Be able to learn from everyone and everything.  Don’t miss anything that will be valuable to your future.

2) Reflect
There is value in the past, and much more if you can remember it.  Learn to reflect on what you’ve taken in.  When should you reflect?

  • At the end of each day, reflect on it.  How did you do? What did you learn? Who did you help?
  • At the end of the week, reflect on the past six days.  Now you can see what you need to do in the next six days. Invest what you learnt in the past six days into the next six days. Life demands measureable progress in reasonable time; after 6 days you should see progress.
  • At the end of the month, reflect.  Success is a numbers game – know them! How much time did you spend with the people you love?  How much profit did the marketplace reward you with?  How many times did you exercise? How many books did you read? How many pages did you write? If you aren’t seeing visible progress after a month of action, re-adjust your plan.

3) Respond
Let life touch you.  Let sad things make you sad, let great things inspire your soul. There is something inside everyone that recognizes extraordinary things.  Let beauty affect you. Let your mistakes frustrate your conscience into inspirational dissatisfaction.

4) Act
Get excited about being able to work the six days.  The six days are where fortunes are built. Rest doesn’t build a fortune, the six days builds a fortune.  Work works the miracle. Learn to embrace and love work.  The six days allow you to create a great life for yourself.  Ask, who can I help this week?  Whose life can I touch? What can I give to the marketplace and my clients?  Relish every hour of work, no matter how hard it may seem. Always do more than you get paid for, as an investment in your future.

5) Share
Something I told my Winning With People class last week is that in order to be a leader, you need to go from being ‘learning based’ to being ‘teaching based.’ Learn with the intention of teaching it to others.  Hear a great story in order to tell it to someone.  Read my newsletter thinking of how you can use these ideas to help your friends and colleagues. When you share, it is a true win-win situation.  The listener is transformed by the knowledge, and you are transformed by giving selflessly.

In order for things to change, you must change.   Learn the skills that will help you grow, and you will create a magnificent life for yourself.

Benjamin Bach is a Sales Representative with Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty in Kitchener Waterloo.  Benjamin loves nothing more than to help people start building equity and get on the road to financial freedom and abundance. He wakes up each morning excited to fulfil his mission of building wealth for his clients through comprehensive Real Estate investment planning, and helping people achieve success.   If you are interested in how you can start your Real Estate portfolio, have any questions about buying a home or selling a home,  or are looking for a good book to read please email Benjamin (benjamin AT benjaminbach.com) or call him at 519 772 4376.

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5 responses to “5 skills that will make you rich

  1. Hi,
    I am going to practice these skills… hopefully it will make a little more richer than I am today ;-0)

    Nice post

  2. I like what you’re saying. I’m always trying to learn. The last point you make though is about sharing and teaching others. It’s important to note that you can only teach the willing. No one wants to just hear you talk. It’s like Stephen Covey has said, “seek first to understand, then to be understood”.


  3. Thanks, always good posts on your blog!

  4. Thank you very much for your article about Jim Rohn. He is by FAR one of my favorites! I got to your article through Phil Gerbyshak and I really like what I see. It must have been very powerful to stand next to a man like Jim.

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