Happy New Year – NY Resolutions are promises

The year 2017 has just started and most of us made some New Year Resolutions last night. My friend KieranRevell send me a great message which I want to share with you as I am in total agreement with what he says. Here it goes:


New Year resolutions are made and broken with monotonous regularity. Though treated lightly, they are in fact promises we make to ourselves about our futures – short medium and long term. When we dismiss them without a second thought and without really trying, we signal our inability to live up to our own expectations and have already begun the spiral of disappointment.

Unfortunately, most resolutions are made flippantly. We look back briefly at the year behind us, order another drink and swear to the four winds we’ll do better next year. So continues the whim. We put no stock in their importance to our lives.

What if you really could have an awesome future? If you knew in your heart you could affect the changes necessary to embrace the life you deserve and only ever dreamed of? Perhaps you know deep down you can do better but up until this point in your life, have lacked the resolve.

Many people will laugh and dismiss your resolutions as useless. ‘Don’t waste your time’? ‘You don’t have the courage to stick to any plan’? ‘Life is pretty good as it is: Why change it’? The list of excuses is endless and unfortunately, we so often take the path of least resistance and surrender even before we begin.

More than 70% of NY resolutions are not acted upon at all: More than 55% fail in the first three months and that increases to almost 80% over 6 months and so on. That doesn’t leave much. At the end you simply have another failed batch of promises. You life is right back where you were: The merry-go-round continues for another 12 months as nothing changes.

Why not make this year different and instead of wishing and hoping, then reverting to old habits, do something concrete? It is possible to lead an extraordinary life. You need only believe in yourself and your plan. Fill your every action with determination, drive, passion and gratitude. Now it’s time to take action.
If you fail to do anything, it’s not the end of your world but life will stagnate for another year. Is that what you want or do you really want to move from where you are, to a point of clarity and absolute prosperity? I know which one I choose!

The following steps will help you build an awesome life, based on the promises you make to yourself:
1. Write your ten most desired goals (short, medium & long term) in your journal;
2. Make the goals realistic & attainable;
3. Write the action needed to take to achieve them;
4. Write mantras/uplifting quotes next to every goal and recite it every day;
5. Create a time frame for each goal;
6. Create a contract with yourself & have it witnessed by a friend or family member;
7. Reward yourself when you achieve each goal, no matter how small;
8. Impose small harmless penalties if you fail to achieve them;
9. Don’t share your resolutions with anyone (they might not support you);
10. Share your results with family members and friends;
11. As you achieve them, cross them out and write in capital letters – ACHIEVED! – all in red pen.
12. Learn to smile and be grateful for even the smallest blessing in your life;
13. Once you do this successfully, you can make resolutions at any time of the year and achieve them.

It’s important you believe beyond question you’re the most important person in the world and your life truly matters: You’ll begin to evolve into the person you want to become. Always carry humility, respect, wisdom, trust, patience, understanding, love, faith, truth, generosity, gratitude and tolerance in your pocket and quietly hold them to your heart when you’re under pressure or unsure of the road you’re travelling.

I wish each and every one of you a safe, happy and incredibly prosperous 2012. With self-belief, determination and a clear plan of action, all things are achievable.

Stop procrastinating and start living. Imagine the possibilities …

With warmth and respect,


The Root of the Problem

Who has not bought something that promised “heaven on earth”or “push button results” but then did not deliver? I myself have experiened that more than once especially when buying stuff about internet marketing.

I bought it because I thought the “Guru” would help me get where I want to go.

And this is the Root Of The Problem!

Because NO OUTSIDER can ever get you where you want to go.

YOU are the only person who can take you where you want to go!


There is no Guru, teacher, mentor, author, speaker, shaman, or whatever who can do that for you. Ever!

Sure, they can show you what workes for them, they can give you motivation and encouragement …and they can help you keep moving when the going gets tough.


They can’t! Not even if they want to. Only YOU can do that.

So whenever you’re considering buying advice, coaching, mentoring, seminar tickets, or whatever – understand this:


…Unless you put what you learn immediately into action and keep using what works for you on a regular basis until it pays off for you.

And if you’re waiting until you get some big amazing break-through before you actually start moving in the direction of your dreams, you might be  waiting a very long time and never get to live your dreams.

But there is a truth and it is kind of anti-climax:


And the stuff that’s worked for lots of other people will probably work for you too …IF YOU PUT IN THE EFFORT.

And that is the key word there.


I want to add another word to the effort and that is “educated”.

Now we have “educated effort”. And that is a great thing.

See, with “educated effort”, you can do anything you want.

If you add in a little “determination” you become damn near unstoppable.

Then throw in persistance and you WILL get to where you want to go – 100% sure!

Let’s take a look at the last part of that sentence.

YOU will get to where you want to go.

I didn’t say “[INSERT GURU HERE] will get you where you want to go”, did I?


YOU will get yourself to where you want to go.

All a “Guru” can give you is education, motivation, and useful tools and techniques.

But that’s only 25% of what you need.

You still need to throw in 25% effort, 25% determination, and 25% persistance.

…And that’s the 75% that YOU and ONLY YOU can provide!

So that’s why

YOU are the only Guru who can get you to where you want to go!

So the gurus are not the problem. You – not putting what you learn into action – are the problem.

And I have been guilty of that too but we are here to learn how to improve our self and today’s lesson is a big one. If you get it, life will change 🙂

The books, the seminars and workshops aren’t the problem. Most of them work if you take the learning and add in some effort, determination, and persistance until things happen for you.

But that clearly is not what we do. Instead we keep buying books and go to seminars that go unused. We buy one thing and before using it fully we jump to the next one …without implementing the stuff we’ve just learned.


Because The Short-Term Pain Of Effort Is Often Perceived
To Be Worse Than The Long-Term Pain Of Failure!!!

There it is. The ugly truth…

It’s hard to get out there …try …work like crazy … probably hit a few road blocks …and then keep on moving forward until you succeed.

It’s a lot harder (and less fun) than buying the latest “ultimate workshop” or course and enjoying that temporary mental “high” that comes from the false sense of productivity you get from making the purchase and enjoying yourself during class.

But the fact is, the ONLY way you’ll get anywhere is to realize that YOU ARE THE GURU and that ONLY YOU can make it happen.

So if you keep on buying advice without putting forth determined and consistent effort to implement what you’ve learned, you will spend your time and money in vain.

But if you’re willing to endure the short-term discomfort that stems from stepping outside your comfort zone and actually start taking consistant action in the right direction, you’ll get to where you want to go.

All we so called “Gurus” can do for you is give you the tools. It’s up to you to put them into action.

My Challenge To You

It is the last month of the year and I want to give you a challenge:

1. Don’t buy any new advice in the next few weeks or even months. Go back and re-cap whatever you’ve learned in the past. It’s still valid and if used will be immensly valuable to you.

2. Turn off your computer and write all the good stuff you are re-learning in a journal. Do it OLD SCHOOL because by hand-writing what you find useful it will go deeper into your consciousness and will be easier to recall when you need it.

3. Review those notes and write down every possible action you could take to start walking towards your dreams – immediately. Do whatever actions jump out at you. Don’t over think this. Just do it. Life is short.

Mike Litman has the best words for this. He says:

“You don’t have to get it right. You just have to get it going.”

4. Join a support group, either build one yourself or join a GOOD Mastermind group. If you join a paid group make sure it is led by an experienced leader and do not pay everything up front just in case it does not fit your needs.

5. Get yourself an accountability partner. Make sure it is someone that also has big dreams and goals so you can support and help each other. This has to be a win-win situation for both.

6. Measure the results of your activities (note the word ACTIVITY!) and tweak accordingly if you notice that you are going off your choosen path.

7. Repeat 1-6 with determination and persistance until you truly live your dreams.

Pretty simple, isn’t it?

Oh – and if you’ve ever looked for a magic formula, that’s pretty much it.