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Book Review: Runaway Millionaire by Dave Schools

Runaway Millionaire by Dave SchoolsI sat down this weekend and read Runaway Millionaire, by Dave Schools. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know Dave some over the last couple months, and I was excited at the chance to grab a copy of his recent book and dive in.

Dave is a powerful writer, and that was strongly evident in this book.

This fictional story of a country boy who desired life in the city, ventured to the city where he was met with both success and failure, is a capturing story. I could hardly put the book down.

Many times throughout the story, I would feel personally connected with the main character, Nathan. Many other times, I would cringe at the mistake I could see him making before he even made it.

Such is life. We all experience ups and downs. We all create our own future based on the decisions we make today. This book brought those realizations back to the forefront of my mind.

Lastly, this book is a solid reminder of the value of life – and what is most important in life – love and family.

Like all good books, this left me wanting more at the end.

Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of Dave’s book, Runaway Millionaire, today. You can get a copy of it here.

By |2018-11-28T16:09:03+00:00May 22nd, 2017|

The Importance of Goals

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

A new year is upon us, and for a lot of people, this means New Year’s resolutions. However, many people do not make it past week two with their resolutions.

The reason for this, in my opinion, is that people do not properly set/prepare for their goals.

I learned many years ago the importance of dreams and goals.

Dreams give you things to look forward to. Things to move towards in life. Things to accomplish in life.

Goals help you reach those dreams.

Napolean said it well when he said, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” And for most dreams, there are many goals that have to be accomplished to reach your dream.

People often think of goals in 12 month periods of time – such as New Year’s resolutions. This is where I have learned to rethink goals.

Yes, long-term goals are important. However, I highly recommend setting shorter goals as well. This is why I set monthly goals that help me reach my yearly goals and dreams.

I set yearly goals to help me ensure I am reaching my dreams – but I need to take monthly steps to get there.

Yearly goals can also feel overwhelming – which can cause people to give up or even forget. Monthly goals break it down into more manageable steps.

I also encourage you to write down your goals. Get them down in front of you, and put them someplace where you will see them often. I am personally motivated when I review my goals every Monday morning. It helps me stay focused on what truly matters each week.

How about you – do you set goals?
What strategies for goal management work for you?

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By |2017-01-10T16:56:22+00:00January 10th, 2017|

The Importance Of Setting Goals

Dreams. We all have them.
And I am not talking about the dreams that we have at night while sleeping. I mean, the dreams of our future – where we will be in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, and so on.

The dreams of success.
Of starting a business.
Of getting married.
Of having children.
Of retiring.
Of making $250,000 a year.

What are your dreams?
And, more importantly, how will you reach them?

Reaching those dreams is a personal success, but in order to attain that success, you need to be able to measure that success.

Setting Goals

This is where setting goals comes into play. Think of goals as drawing a map. You know where you and are you know where you want to be. At the same time, realize that traveling across country cannot happen overnight. You need to plan you journey and set goals of how far you are going to get each day to reach your destination.

The same course of action is needed for reaching your dreams.

Success in reaching your dreams does not happen overnight.
Set attainable goals for the path to help you reach your dream.

You will feel little bits of success for each goal you set, continually building until you reach your dream.

I challenge you to take 30 minutes and write out 25 goals you have. Write it out. Keep it in a place of constant reminder. And, as you reach them, mark them complete, but build new ones.

Justin Wise recently posted an article with 46 of his goals. Take a look for some inspiration.

I am setting a goal to take 30 minutes and write out personal goals for myself, and I will post those here for you to see.

Will you take the challenge?

By |2015-03-22T22:32:11+00:00September 19th, 2013|