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How do you invest in yourself ? what do you read / watch /do in order to improve ?

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  1. zionbar

    zionbar Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi guys,

    I love this forum and I can see that there are lots of people who achieved success, whatever that means to you...

    I also think that investing in yourself and educating yourself is one of the best thing you can do if you want to improve, I know I do.

    I try to read at least book a month, mainly business and sales books, right now im reading " The Millionaire Fastlane " [ great book btw] and I watch tones of youtube videos [ tony robbins, grant cardone, jim rohns etc etc ] some to get motivated and some are educational...

    What do you guys read ? how do you educate yourself ? do you have any business/ sales/ motivation book that you read recently and blew your mind ? any great udemy course or youtube video that changed the way you see things ? let me know, I have so much to learn and will appreciate any good advice :)
     
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    I read just about everything I come across... literally... I can spend hours and hours on wikipedia alone. I research topics when I get interested in something and gobble everything up that I can find. I'm not interested in motivational stuff though, only real information is what an InfoJunkie like me needs :)
     
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    this is a little off topic, but....
    Most people dont understand that success is a combination of both knowledge and experience.

    For example: lets say you're interested in learning how to ride a bike. Sure, there are litterally hundreds of resources you can use to read about, learn, and understand the concept of riding a bike. However, Unless you get your ass up on that bike and learn yourself, you will not succeed.

    knowledge goes hand in hand with execution.

    In terms of becoming successful, I :
    1. Talk to successful IM'ers - Learn what is making them successful (mindset/skills/knowledge) and always be willing to give back value to them.
    2. Read (and take notes) from bhw journeys and guides
    3. Watch youtube videos on the various topics
    4. Read other posts on other forums around the same topic.

    Dive into the deep-end, learn everything you can about a business model, engage in the community, and actively make actions daily to learn the skills needed to be successful.
     
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    Yup, definitely agree that in order to succeed one must take MASSIVE ACTION.

    On the other hand, I believe most people ignore the power of books...

    I mean I believe that almost everything you are trying to achieve in life, someone has already achieved and then wrote about it...

    Why not use this to your favor VS. going with the good old " trial and error " when you already have the answers you are looking for in books... would you agree?

    I mean some things you must learn by yourself but especially in today's world when we have access to almost any source of knowledge...why not use that knowledge to our advantage
     
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    I don't think success is a list on a forum, its something that's ultimately in each and every one of us. Some people just know how to get it out of themselves more effectively than others. Reading helps a lot though, same with forming valued connections.
     
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    4 hour work week is worth the read, I also like to listen to podcast, smartpassivincome is a great podcast and Tim ferris for more self improvement
     
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    like to listen to podcast
     
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    Bhamer - I agree that some know better than others, but I believe anyone can learn how to achieve success.

    I don't think im even close to my potential... not even 10% of my potential is being used right now... thats why I keep educating myself, keep working hard, and dealing with some personal issues im going through right now... so that i'll get more of my potential used.

    Jerring - I like 4 hour work week, but I dont think the concept is real. I mean even Tim Ferris himself said in one of his interviews he works way more than 4 hours a week and I don't believe that in todays world, with today's competition, you can DOMINATE with 4 hours a week...

    If on the other hand you're just looking to make a few thousands a month and quit your day job its definitely possible [ nothing wrong with that btw... to each his own ]
     
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    I totally agree, it's just a good book with alot of great stuff in it, stuff that's good to implement in your work to makes things a little bit more effective, atleast for me :)
    That's the great thing about books, you can weed out the things that doesn't fit you and implement the things you like.
    Looking forward for some more tips in this tread.
    Cheers
     
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    Yup, I just dont think you can outsource your way to riches to india or china lol

    I mean you can outsource the small stuff, but if you outsource the heart of your company...it wont go far.

    What about Udemy ? anyone buys courses over there regularly or is it just a bunch of crap ? I never understood someone that comes up with a way to make money online and then creates a product to sell his knowledge VS. just developing his company and making it huge so its hard for me to believe in these materials, does anyone has a different opinion on it ?
     
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    My biggest investment is spending at least 30 minutes on this forum reading methods and stuff. I have subscribed on Facebook for Entrepreneur, Mashable, The Guardian, BBC and I spend at least 30 minutes a day reading the news I get in my news feed.

    When I get unmotivated, I listen to motivational music and sometimes working out videos. Sometimes I also check my bank account and this motivates me. [P.S: It's not empty :D ]
     
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    With all the free time I have now I'm always learning something new and reading on my kindle.
     
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    I've been known to take a few Udemy courses.
     
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    I walk in a strait line with one foot forward and strive to make my own footsteps. I research my daily interest and gather with the same like minded people everywhere possible. I enjoy online courses, workshops, news and trends. I use every possible tool to my advantage to keep organized, focused and learning with an open mind. My number one investment is rewarding myself when I reach a goal no matter how big or small. Here is a tip: I like to setup my device reminders to send me positive quotes or small paragraphs on how to's throughout my busy day to spark an idea or boost my energy or stay focused.
     
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    Books like the personal mba, outliers and bounce. Exercise, sleep, music, no news other than sport, two or three positive blogs and a few cheeky beers.