How To Overcome Procrastination

All the self-help books that I read and listened to taught me that knowledge is only potential power, and the key distinction that creates miracles is taking action.

Goal setting taught me to define what I wanted and to dream big, but then I struggled between lying on the couch reading more books, and getting to work on my goals.

Paralyzed by fear of the unknown, failure, rejection, success, and reluctant to get out of my comfort zone, I then set out to master overcoming procrastination.

I read lots of books on the subject, mixed them with my own insights, then I got into motion and kept the momentum going.

This is critical – once you get started on a project, keep on keepin’ on as they say because it’s a lot easier than stopping and starting again.

A great tip is to just get started working on your goal for fifteen minutes to half an hour – that’s all it takes to start building the skills and confidence to break through your fears.

Another tip is to meditate and internalize all the reasons why you choose to accomplish your goal. Life is full of choices, so decide if you really want to do it or not, if yes then commit to it, and if not then guiltlessly cut it loose.

The third tip is to balance your work with play by scheduling to recharge with friends and family, or to just do your own thing and taste deeply from the fruits of your labor.

It’s often in our times of relaxation when we come up with new ideas, insights, and can improve on our plan in our imagination.

One of the best self-help lessons I ever learned, inadvertently came from an interview that I read with the legendary guitarist Tony Iommi where he said, “you’ve got to learn to walk before you can run.”

First, I applied it to my guitar playing, then because I saw how universally applicable and simple it was, I applied it to everything else that I wanted to learn.

It’s genius lies in the fact that when we dream big dreams, we can get overwhelmed by how much we have to do and learn.

Eventually, I added to it and changed it to, “you’ve got to learn to crawl before you can walk, to walk before you can run, and to run before you can… fly like the wind.”

So at the beginning of any project, just get started slowly, break it down into steps, and chip away at the stone until your masterpiece is unfolded.

Now you know how to find your purpose, how to start working on it, and next time I’ll show you how to stay determined.

I’ll be back, – The Unknown Musician.



How To Find Your Life’s Purpose

Most of us have heard our heroes or some wealthy, successful person say something like, “the key to true happiness and lasting success is to find out what you love to do – your passion, then to figure out a way to make a living at it.” Encouraging words indeed, but how do we find our life’s purpose?

If you’re dissatisfied with your job and your life it’s because deep down you know that you were meant for more. You are truly unique with special inherent gifts and talents, and these have been calling to you from within for most of your life, and now it’s time to listen.

What you are destined to achieve has shown itself to you throughout your life, but as time passed, like most of us, you stopped believing in yourself, or what was possible for your life. Then you conformed and settled for making a living. But your dreams are still alive.

Who are your idols? musicians, writers, entrepreneurs – those are mine. What are your hobbies? Do you fiddle around on an instrument, or do you listen to music and pretend that it’s you playing or singing?

What are your unique talents? Whatever they are – they were given to you as part of your purpose. And what I’ve discovered is that we may think that are heroes were born with genetic advantages, and sure some of them were, but they still practiced their butts off otherwise their talents would have withered away.

So, tip one is consciously figure out what your talents are. Then realize that everything is learnable and achievable if  you pay the price for it.

Tip two is listen to your heart. If you were totally honest with yourself, and you had all the money and time in the world and could accomplish anything, what would it be?

Tip three is the basic teaching of NLP – whatever anyone else can do, you can also learn how to do, and one of the best self-help books on finding your life’s purpose, mission, and how to model others is NLP – The New Technology Of Achievement<Free Audiobook

After you find your purpose you might ask, how do I overcome procrastination and my fears, and start believing in myself, and develop the self-discipline in order to live the life of my dreams?

Well, you just took the first step of a great journey and over the next couple of weeks, I’d love to share with you how to make your dreams come true.

All the best, – Herb.


How To Get Rich In 2018

“An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest”*

Earlier this year I wrote a post with the same title as this one, but a few weeks after I posted it, the cryptocurrency  market crashed, then it went further down hill from there.

In that post I stated that after I first heard Jim Rohn say, “If You Want To Be Wealthy, Study Wealth,” I set out to do just that.

Along the way I discovered that the banksters were immoral, and unethical criminals that were in collusion with each other, and that they were allowed to be that way because most politicians were bought and paid for.

And after causing the subprime mortgage crisis, they were then given the green light to continue their manipulation of the markets and their thieving ways, often at the order of the Federal Reserve while the so called regulatory bodies like the CFTC looked the other way.

“Know What You Own, And Know Why You Own It”*

I also said that the US dollars days were limited because history proves that all fiat currencies that are not backed by real money – gold and silver, eventually revert to zero from whence they came.

Then I stated emphatically that logic and common sense should tell any astute investor that cryptocurrencies are the wave of the future. Not just any of them, but quality ones like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum to name just a few of the better known ones.

I also warned that cryptos were wickedly volatile, and that because they were long term investments that it was best not to check the market for weeks or months at a time.

I advised to use the trick to patience by working hard on your goals, and to read and listen to self-help books & audios while you waited.

“Formal Education Will Make You A Living, Self-Education Can Make You A Fortune”*

Despite all of that, after the crypto crash, I received some hateful comments from people who bought some cryptos after reading my post, but who didn’t follow through with the rest of my advice.

Perhaps, just because I am a self-help master and not an investment broker people didn’t take me seriously. But as I’ve stated in my posts, the study of self-help includes many things including health, wealth, universal laws, and finding your purpose, to name just a few.

I deleted that previous post and vowed never to post about investments again, but then I realized that I only post my advice for free because I want to share in the abundance of knowledge and wealth that changed my own life.

I know that most folks can’t tear themselves away from the TV long enough to read a book, even if it’s a life changing book, because they also can’t discipline themselves to eat healthy and exercise regularly.

Not that I’m judging them because I used to smoke cigarettes and dope for far longer than I care to admit, although I did quit almost a decade ago thanks to self-help books.

“I Will Tell You How To Become Rich. Close The Doors. Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy. Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful”*

In that last How To Get Rich post I included several quotes from a brilliant man who had studied his craft well, and whose sound advice I and many other opulent people had taken – Teeka Tiwari.

If those folks who sent me those hate comments had bothered to go a step further and follow my links to Teeka’s site, then followed his advice by investing a couple of hundred dollars each in several well chosen cryptos, they would have been well on their way to life changing wealth.

But alas these idiots chose to do what I and Teeka warned not to do – they bought thousands of dollars worth of just one or two cryptos with money that they couldn’t afford to lose, without waiting to buy low during the next crash, then they panic sold like lemmings when the market did crash. Then they blamed me for their stupidity.

Yet still, even though they didn’t diversify as I had advised, if they had just held on like I said, by the end of 2018, they would have been well on their way to being rich.

So, for those of you who want to improve your lives as well as the lives of your family and friends, and who would enjoy giving generously to those who deserve it, if you don’t want to listen to me, then listen to Teeka Tiwari.

Here’s a link to a great interview with Glenn Beck where Teeka Tiwari explains in depth with precise logic why now is a great time to invest in cryptos.

Personally, I don’t care. All I know is that I share my free advice, plus links to free self-help books & videos because they changed my world, so they can do the same for you.

However, if you decide not to take my advice, or study a few self-help books, then please don’t send me a hate filled comment when you lose.

Either way remember that, “The First Wealth Is Health”*

Regards, – Herb.

Quotes – *Benjamin Franklin, *Jim Rohn, *Peter Lynch, *Jim Rohn, * Warren Buffet. *Ralph Waldo Emerson.