There are only two things you can do with your time: spend it or invest it.
When you spend your time it’s gone forever;
When you invest it you create a lifetime residual
What are you doing with your time?
You’re either using it powerfully or using it poorly; and there is no middle ground.
A large amount of individuals that I coach and mentor either:
- Don’t truly understand the value of time, or…
- Don’t have the discipline to leverage it consistently.
Time is a vital subject that we could probably build an entire series on, but we’re not going to take the time to do that at this juncture (pun intended).
We could discuss the psychological studies on coping mechanisms here. How we cope with life situations. But I’ve already done that at length so I’ll just refer you to my previous writings. (reference Mastery, Genius and Greatness Series)
What I do want to discuss is something that either steals your precious time or leverages it to the hilt.
Your environment is more important than your heredity. Who and what are you consistently surrounding yourself with?
In my Life Unleashed Group Mentoring program I discuss what I’ve labeled as “The Seven Environments of Mastery.” While there are obviously seven important factors we could discuss here the one I’d like to invest some time in today is your network.
While networking and socializing may appear to be similar they’re actually vastly different. Masters don’t socialize, they network.
Take a quick mental inventory.
Who do you invest the bulk of your time with?
There’s no value in lying to yourself.
Keith Sawyer from Washington University has conducted lengthy and detailed research on what he calls your “community.” Walker has come to the startling conclusion that your community is so incredibly valuable it either “makes you or breaks you.”
Who’s in your network community?
Let me tell you from personal experience… when things go sideways (which they will), your “fair weather socializing friends and buddies” will disappear like mist in the noon day sun. It’s easy to love someone when the sun is shining and the roses smell sweet.
If you’re blessed to have even a handful of people who will stand with you through your own Tsunami then you’re truly rare and blessed indeed.
I had a friend once tell me, “James we all hope that our friends will stand with us through the storm—they won’t!”
My experience says realistic.
However, true friends will stand in the storm. Most specifically performance-minded friends in your network.
For performance-minded friends know that the storm is part of the initiation.
Forget so-called “like-minded people.” People waiting at a bus stop are like-minded. Find performance-minded people. People who are willing to do what it takes to access and bring their greatness to the world.
If you’re truly committed to mastery and greatness, your own Ultimate Performance, then you absolutely must network with performance-minded people. People going in the same direction. Those willing to make the same sacrifices that you’re making. This is rare to say the least.
Don’t settle for second best.
Your friends and network are either moving you forward or they’re holding you back. There is no neutral.
Hold out and choose to be alone versus choosing to be with someone who just wastes your time and knocks you off your game.
Life is a game board. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate you will lose the game. You must make a move to be victorious.
~ Napoleon Hill
Two things you must do with your time. Your greatest resource:
- Be vigilant about who you allow into your inner circle.
- Invest time with mentors and masters. Stand on the shoulders of giants!
If according to Walkers research your community either makes or breaks you, then the first point is self-evident.
Secondly, it’s beyond dispute that all masters spent considerable time as apprentices. Even a quick study will bear this out.
While a mentor can’t do the job for you, we all have to do our own work, a mentor can cut your learning curve very conservatively in half.
When you find one follow his or her advice until you find that it doesn’t work. You’ll never know unless you’re willing to follow the advice.
All great leaders were first great students. You can’t jump to the front of the room until you first work your way to the head of the class.
To these two ends I’ve created an online resource for you that’s value will prove immeasurable; and I can assure you of this with absolute certainty.
And as part of my community it’s my gift to you!
The World Wealth Summit has been over six years in the making and it’s my gift to you as a student and a fellow performance-minded individual.
In this online event you’ll rub elbows with my personal friends. You’ll stand on the shoulders of giants like:
- Michael Gerber of E-Myth fame; and Inc. Magazine named The World’s #1 Small Business Guru…
- Alex Mandossian who has helped his clients make billions through online marketing…
- Nick Unsworth who’s setting Facebook on fire…
- Tony Alessandra will teach you how to build powerful relationships and influence both personally and professionally…
- Speaking of influence… Shari’ Alexander will share with you the insider influence secrets she’s learned from years of studying and interviewing CIA agents, hostage negotiators, even pick up artists…
- And way too many more to mention!
But that’s just the beginning.
Not only can you be mentored by these masters absolutely free…
I’ve also created an exclusive online Mastermind Group just for World Wealth Summit members where you can connect and network with performance-minded people from all over the globe.
And did you read that it’s my gift to you? <add me to the community>
That’s right as part of my network I’m introducing you to my personal network that it took me decades to build!
Only the best of the best.
Some you’ve heard of.
Some you’ll be introduced to for the first time.
All of them giants…
All of them world-class in their field.
So if you’ve already signed up congratulations, because we unleash the giants on September 14!
If you haven’t what the hell are you waiting for?
A personal invitation?
Okay, here it is.
Please join me and millions of performance-minded people from all over the globe in this once in a lifetime experience. <I’m ready>
I promise this experience will change your life forever.
See you there…
Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic,