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Abundance Prosperity & Success Techniques

By Dr. S. Mentz, PhD, JD, MBA

Throughout life, there is always a celebrated group of people who succeed and many of us who fail. What separates the two groups? As an avid reader of success literature and research, there are many psychological, human potential, and even metaphysical strategies advocated to improve your performance or reinvigorate your potential. The irony to life is that we will all need to grow, improve, and change our character and capabilities in just about any career that we engage in.

To begin this discussion, let us start with the premise that all great businesses begin with an idea. Many businesses are successful by the use of great planning; thus, thoughts can turn into real things. Your thoughts combined with the appropriate desire and plans are the basis of most success.

A strong desire is usually what can bring your idea into a reality. So, if you began your business idea with the strong desire to grow and never look back, you probably are successful if you had the persistence to continue through the inevitable cycles of growth.

All of us began with some sort of plan of action to grow our business. Some of us had very detailed plans and others did not. Planning is crucial because most people do not define what they will do and are too timid to write down exactly what they want to achieve and how they will realize the goal in any degree of specificity.

Thus, having definite objectives and a specific plan along with a strong desire for success is generally what is needed to accomplish great things. Here are some attributes of winners: A burning desire is something that you really want to do. You are willing to take action on your burning desire and develop an action plan. You should have faith that you can make your plan happen. You are willing to sever the past and move forward with your objectives and desires. You are willing to focus your attention and positive emotions almost exclusively on this career project, and never give up. Having your stated objectives while engaging positive thoughts, enthusiasm, and persistence that is built on honesty and integrity will propel your business growth.

In this next section, there are clear bullet points that describe an easy exercise to define your plan. This involves putting pen to paper. On paper, you will write out clearly what you want to achieve.


How to Create a Personal Agreement with Yourself by Firmly Establishing What You Want. Write Your Plan in Specific Terms by Determining:

· What you desire to accomplish (the amount of clients or dollars under management or annual salary)
· What service, time commitment, and value that you will give to earn and deserve the outcome
· How you will conduct and arrange your life and business to allow the receipt of prosperity and compensation.
· The date your goal will be achieved.
· Sign and date the written plan or contract with yourself
· Read the plan daily upon beginning your workday and before retiring for the evening.
· Frequently feel that you have achieved success in heart and mind and harvest that emotion of attainment.
· Imagine what you will do with your success after you acquire success.

Enthusiasm and Faith can be induced through several practices or exercises: Enthusiasm and a proactive attitude are some of the major forces that when coupled with your desire can propel a plan. As for the Metaphysical Aspect of Success:

Many professionals use this technique for a few minutes a day to reaffirm their personal faith and success mentality so that they will indeed accomplish what they desire.


· Find a quiet spot to relax
· Read statements of desire (think about your personal objectives in you minds eye)
· Practice forming mental images of your personal success in your spare time.
· Project the image of your success on the subconscious mind using a heart felt emotion. See that you have success already in your imagination: For example, imagine yourself with a salary 5 times what it is today and feel the emotions of achieving that goal at year-end. We stress that you do this daily.
· Affirmations reading aloud the professional and successful attributes that you desire such as: "I am a great professional and deserve to have great clients. (OR you should read your personal agreement statement frequently)
· Use gratitude and thankfulness of heart. As many success writers state, "Complaining and being negative is a waste of your time and energy". Moreover, when being thankful for your job, career, clients, health and so forth, you will create an energy of attraction that will bring you more positive outcomes, happiness, and success. Further, new clients and your existing clients will be more attracted to your successful and positive outlook. Believe me, clients can sense this. Therefore, you should contemplate the good in your life while relaxing and having a sense of well-being.
· Combine the above with Action, Action and More Action See Below.


As for a Successful Action Plan


· Your actions must be persistent. This means that we should be proactive in building new business as well as keeping satisfied customers.
· Avoid lack of decision and procrastination, and stick with your decision and plan. An example of this would be to let go of a bad client, if managing this relationship is consistently abusing your time and energy without just rewards and payment for your time.
· Write down each day what you will do to move forward with your business plans. Be efficient and effective. Do all you can do each day without haste. Do not worry about yesterday or tomorrow. Today, you should accomplish all you can. Over time, this adds up, and you will receive positive results in your business.
· Strong thoughts of gratitude and enthusiasm will bring about change for the better in you and your environment. This simply means to focus what you desire and on being the best and thinking about the best for you, your family, and your business.
· Organize your affairs so that you can receive the rewards of a better business. Thus, allow for new and better clients. Believe that you deserve them. Do not be afraid to charge them value for value. This may mean acquiring greater business tools, administrative assistance, infrastructure use, and ways to capture income. This may entail offering a broader line of products or services. In any event, be prepared to provide solutions and do the homework before asking for the free lunch.
· Surround yourself with encouraging professional mentors or advisors.
· Know in your heart that an outcome similar to what you expect or something even better will come to you at the right time.

Professional Growth and Mentor Groups:

· Develop a group of friends who can give you professional insight and feedback and will support your goals and share their own personal experiences and success tactics.
· You should be willing to help all members in this group of professional friends with your knowledge, skill, and support.
· Meet often for planning and to obtain and give feedback to your group.
· You must always speak and act to maintain harmony with this group with positive and encouraging conversation. Thus, never belittle or constantly contradict your group members. Offer solutions, not criticism.


Belief in Yourself, Your Products and Service:

Believe that your products and services are as good or better than any products out there. Know the details of your products and services. Be able to articulate the benefits of your service. Chances are that what you sell is just as good as what the competition offers. Your products and services create opportunity for clients. Do not be afraid to sign up the new business client because someone else will do this if you don't. Moreover, remember that some small clients take just as much time to manage as very large clients. Therefore, time management is essential. As they say, "Over time, it is better to have 20 great accounts than 150 non-productive customers."

Being Successful

In my career, I have helped many people. I feel great joy in contributing to anyone's financial freedom. Moreover, I realize that many of you are great successes already and commend all of you. With success, there is usually hard work and many people who depend on you. As a reminder, there will be times when you just need to rest, relax, or take a vacation. There will be seasons where you may need to rejuvenate your enthusiasm for your business. With all of that being said, you physical and mental wellbeing is the most important thing to maintain so that you may continue all of your good works. Therefore, try to keep a balance with body, mind and soul and incorporate good exercise, diet, leisure, and rest with your professional life.



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