The Pendulum Effect & You...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. It knows that if it is to deliver happiness to its recipient, it must risk leaving the comfort of its family. It must leave the book of stamps it comes in in order to attain its ultimate purpose in life. It’s risky,  the unknown is scary, but there are no risks without great rewards.

When author of The Compound Effect Darren Hardy started in real estate at age 20, he was a complete novice. So, he compensated: At his first real estate seminar, he bravely asked the lecturer to lunch and asked for the man's best tip on being successful. The lecturer told him to go fail and do it often. Hardy was perplexed.

So, the man picked up his napkin and pulled out a pen. He wrote on the napkin that, “Life, growth, and achievement work like a pendulum. On one side you have failure, rejection, pain and sadness. But on the other side, you have success, victory, joy and happiness.”

Guess which side we have control over? Right: the side...

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The Importance of Delayed Gratification...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. It knows it has a job to do and it does it. It may want to visit a fellow stamp friend in a different state, but it delays that instant gratification and opts to get to its intended destination. It knows that waiting to see his stamp friend is a sign of strength not of weakness.

 

In the book, Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill states, “Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it.”

Would you not agree?

But Hill goes on to pontificate, “The transmutation of sex energy calls for the exercise of will-power. If it is not transmuted into some creative effort it will find a less worthy outlet.”  In other words, your burning desire to have sex, that sexual energy, needs to be diverted into something creative. In essence, you must delay physical gratification and use that desire to create your...

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How to Improve Your Self-Esteem & Self-Image...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp knows its worth. It knows that is one-of-a-kind. When it is placed on your mail piece, it knows that it see you very soon. This is the legacy of the postage stamp. Its great grandmothers and grandfathers have all reached their goals. That sense of legacy gives it pride and that pride enables the postage stamp to think highly of itself.

In a talk at TEDx San Francisco, Mel Robbins, self-help author of the book, The 5 Second Rule, mentioned that scientists estimate the probability of your being born at about one in 400 trillion.

Do you know what that means?

It means you are engineered for success and designed to have high levels of self-esteem, self-respect and personal pride. You are extraordinary. There has never been anyone exactly like you in all history of mankind on the earth. You have amazing untapped talents and abilities that, when properly directed and applied, can bring you everything you could ever want or dream of.

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How to Expect More & Get More...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp expects to get where it is going. It does not doubt. It does not fear. It knows where it is going and it will always get there. It expects to arrive and put a smile on your face. It always gets what it expects.

You’ve heard the adage, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” It is so very true. In fact the mind is so powerful, that neuropsychologists now believe that we get in life what the brain expects to happen to us next. In other words, they say we spend our whole life becoming conditioned. Through a lifetime’s worth of events, our brain actually learns what to expect next. And because we expect it, we often get it. Do you realize how powerful that is?

 

If you expect more out of your life, you will get it. But the opposite is also true, if you don’t expect much, you will hit that target every time. The power is literally in your head.

 

So if financial freedom is something you want, you have to...

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How to Learn Faster...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. If ever the postage stamp can get to you, the recipient faster, it does all it can. When it is sent through mail processing machinery, it is hoping that it will be picked first and put into the drivers vehicle. It wants to reach its destination as quickly as possible. Speed and accuracy are what it strives for.

Your brain is the hardware of your soul. It is the hardware of your very essence as a human being. So the only way to learn faster, is to learn to harness your brain power.

One way to help your brain according to brain fitness studies is to make it a practice to remember events, things and people’s name. Memory activities engage the brain on all levels and it will help you to learn faster and retain what you learn.

The next thing you can do to learn faster is by doing something new over and over again until it sticks. Through repetition, your brain forms new pathways that will help you do this new thing better and faster.

Moving on, the next...

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How to Create Bullet-Proof Habits...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp is the king or if you will, queen of bulletproof habits. The postage stamp has only one goal. It will not deviate from that goal. It has established a habit of only sticking to that goal. That habit will never be broken. The postage stamp always stays the course.

In 2008, after my mom died of colon and liver cancer, a few years later, I developed the habit of getting up at 4 a.m. and going to the gym. That habit has helped and sustained me all these years. I knew I had to do something to get my mind out of the loop of negativity. I knew I had to physically move my body because where your focus goes, energy flows.

With that said, I started researching other high achievers and came across Brendon Burchard. I quote him a lot. That’s because what he says really resonates with me and has helped me become the person I am today.  I curate only the best. Brendon has been studying high achievers for over 20 years and the biggest secret...

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How to Say I'm Sorry & Express Forgiveness...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp feels sorrow and pain when it does not reach its destination on time and it is sorry for the delay. When the letter or package finally arrives it in effect is saying, “I am sorry for the delay, please forgive me.”

Why is it so hard for some people to apologize?

The magazine, The Watchtower states, “One reason why a person hesitates to apologize may be the fear of rejection. Troubled by the thought of being given the cold shoulder, he may not express how he really feels. Why, the person who was hurt might totally avoid the offender, making reconciliation very difficult.

“A lack of concern for other people’s feelings may be another reason why some hesitate to apologize. They may reason, ‘Apologizing will not undo the blunder I have already made.’ Still others hesitate to say that they are sorry because of the possible consequences. They wonder, ‘Will I be held responsible and be asked to make...

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How to Create Side-Hustle Income Teaching What You Already Know...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp is not stingy. It freely shares. When it is placed on a mail piece, it can’t wait to share the contents inside with the recipient. It is always looking for an opportunity to give. It teaches by example. What can you teach that is already intrinsically inside of you?

What if you were given the opportunity to get paid for sharing with other people information you already? 

Now, perhaps unlike at any other time in history, if you possess knowledge that other people would be willing to pay for, you can start making money, with little or no startup costs. 

Teaching online grants you the freedom to still work a day job yet generate side-hustle income. In fact, today, it’s a real possibility to even make just as much money while you're asleep as when you're awake, thanks to the power of the Internet. 

You have the opportunity to teach and share what you're most passionate about to large...

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How to Raise Your Standards in Every Area of Your Life...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. When it comes to standards, the postage stamp can go no higher. Whatever the letter of package costs, the postage stamp is willing to pay the price. It does not ask for a discount or to be sent free. It pays what is asked of it. Its standards are among the highest in the world. What about you?

 What is the difference between something you should do and something you absolutely must do?

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “The things easy to do are also easy not to do.” In other words, the things you should do are things that are easy not to do and so you don’t do them. Some of these things are:

I should eat healthier.

I should exercise more.

I should treat my spouse with respect.

But when you absolutely must do something, as if your life depended on it, there is a shift and change in you. If eating healthier meant you would live or die, then you most likely would do it. The same with exercise and treating your spouse with respect,...

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How to Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage is always confident and poised. It knows its self-worth. It leaves an immediate impression on anything that it is stuck to. Without it, the letter or package will never arrive at its destination. It has the ultimate influence.

 Udemy.com instructor  Vanessa Van Edwards, is a behavioral investigator.

Her mission in life is to help individuals become the most memorable person in the room.

Van Edwards refers to herself as a recovering boring person who was hopelessly bland. So she turned to science to overcome her dilemma. By using current research from academic institutions and research organizations around the world, she says, she can share the latest in people science in an actionable, applicable and unboring way.

She has a number of classes on Udemy.com specifically geared to helping entrepreneurs maximize their potential. If you take her free Udemy course of the same name, which I highly recommend,...

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