Masters and Millionaires Shortcuts
Increasing Efficacity With Great Shortcuts
As literally millions of people are living their dreams at this minute, what is your reason again for NOT using masters' and millionaires' shortcuts?
Please put your mind into the zone of acceptance that the Shortcut Zen of Mastery inevitably has several goals in mind with each utterance. It is one of the primary goals of wisdom itself.
Can you tell us in ten words or less why you openly admit that masters and millionaires and champions and billionaires, (so many of whom go broke and get rich an average of nearly three times each in the second half of their lives), use "master shortcuts," while you don't?
Once you get a recipe down, most of your steps become shortcuts, right, or not? This is a primary source of shortcuts for most people: learning how to do something a little bit better, or a little bit faster, and sometimes both. Masters and millionaires and champions and billionaires use their understanding of this more than you do. YOU ALREADY USE THIS TECHNIQUE! Masters, millionaires, champions and billionaires do not necessarily do it that much better than you: ONLY MORE OFTEN OR WITH MORE EXCITEMENT.
That's really a majority of the difference between them... and you. They simply focus more on the shortcuts that help them to get better at increased speeds, to achieve more in the same or less time. Is this not your goal? Are you NOT interested in doing what you are already doing... either better, faster, or a combination of both? As long as this IS your goal, the Shortcut Zen of Mastery empowers you to empower yourself more efficiently.
If and when you can identify the reason you do or do not make fullest use of the best shortcuts of masters and millionaires whom YOU admire, that's when you increase the likelihood of your duplicating the results of masters and millionaires, and even champions and billionaires.
You do not have to believe any one single person or source, including the Shortcut Zen of Mastery. Find yourself ten or twenty or a hundred people in the world who are among the best at what they do, in your field of greatest interest. Ask each of them the same one or two or five or ten questions that you can ask each of them to answer. Whatever your chosen field of endeavor, there are people in the world doing (repeatedly) at world-class.
In every field of human effort, there are masters and millionaires. We know this as a general rule, and sometimes as a small group of rules. One of the primary tasks assigned to you by the Shortcut Zen of Mastery is the search for the list of rules most appropriate to your area of interest. The Shortcut Zen of Mastery is packed with them, hidden right in plain sight for you to pluck. When you wish to narrow down the rules, you need to look at the people who are doing it best. You get to reduce your study time some eighty or more percent! DUPLICATE THE WORDS AND ACTIONS, and you are going to DUPLICATE THE RESULTS.Do you understand (which means, do you ACT as if you understand) that life, like a piece of bread or light bulb, is made up of smaller components that are combined? With bread, it's the smaller components of flour, water, and
When you sit and watch a professional baseball or basketball game, that may be recreation.... OCCASIONALLY, to provide yourself with some rest and relaxation. When you make a habit of watching those games, however, the plain truth is, the players and team owners are all laughing at you. You see, the players and owners are making more in a day than you make in a year, eose who are less than HALF as smart as you are, or may be. Taking it a step further, the very idea of "supporting our city's pro franchise football/basketball/baseball team is one of the saddest and still funniest things in modern culture. You see, those players (and owners) could not give a rat's ass about you, your financial or medical challenges, or the dangers your children are subjected to in schools that are not safe. As for "area loyalty," you can see how loyal the players are when they move to whatever pro team is offering them more money. Silly you.
Does this NOT give you pause for thought? If you think they're NOT laughing at you, I guess you've never seen how they live... compared to how you live.
If you are not an acknowledged master or millionaire in your field, you
have absolutely no right to a licit, valid opinion on how to do it successfully.
There are people who pursue their highest calling with passion, and there are people who do not. We already KNOW what you are.... because of whatever you've done on a day
to day basis for years now. It is the final dividing line, the shortcut to understanding the most critical, instantaneous forward motion toward supersuccess: those who know what to do, and those who shut up and do it. Just like the thousands of Winners
I've interviewed, and thousands more I've studied, your life is perfect proof of virtually every word you're reading. Stupid people are those who know exactly what to do; smart people are those who shut up and do it. Most people get only one life to
live. Is it fair for us to say that you personally will probably only live one life?
If you only have one of something, don't you want to treat it differently than you do something you have many of?
With the light bulb, it's a piece of wire, a couple of supports, a wire band, glass.
With life, the smaller components are what we call seconds, which rapidly become minutes and years.
Just as we can take a light bulb or piece of plastic and add it to other items to be part of a truck, the individual seconds of your life, and mine, and everyone who lives and breathes, those seconds become hours, days, weeks, months, and years. Add up
all the items, and the total is called "My Life." Because we add different amounts of different ingredients, the final product is also different.
Since you or somebody else paid for this presentation, it makes sense to use it. In the
next five minutes, let's draft out a proposed plan for your life. Yes, you. Five minutes. Write in the margins if you have to. PUT IT ON PAPER. It is one of the most compelling of all the great shortcuts of power: it must be written. Never mind what's in your head. Does no good until it's outside of your head, under your control. For your sake. Scribble ideas and wishes in the margins. USE IT!!
you ever do in your life you plan, from graduations and holidays to international travel.
In minutes, we begin drafting a plan for the most important journey of all: YOUR LIFE.
Stop and think about it: ever
been to a wedding? I would suppose that no less than 95% of all weddings go off wonderfully. Every wonder why? Think there might be a connection to the fact that the wedding or other affair was so carefully planned? The color and folding of the
napkins or type of lettering on the invitations to the honeymoon suite reservations, et alia: the event is planned, on paper.
It's broken down to smaller steps, correct?
Would you even dream of trying to make a
three-day deadline to travel 1500 miles without a definite, clear, written plan, sometimes referred to as 'a map;' sometimes referred to as 'Give me the directions?" Of course not. You make the deadline specifically because you knew precisely where you
were going, you learned which road to take, and then you persisted, even when you got lost, ran out of gas, or suffered other obstacles.
When you come to a red light, you stop your car (hopefully). At that moment, your forward
momentum has stopped. In fact, your trip has come, literally, to a halt. Do you end the trip? Do you turn around and go home? Well, before you sneer, stop and consider how many times in your life you may have taken a first step, even a second, third, or
ninth step towards doing or acquiring something, and suddenly your trip came to a halt. Proving once again that ninety-three percent of us are too stupid to act upon the knowledge that 100% of us possess, you quit. Because you quit, you failed, not the
other way around. In any and every worthwhile thing you personally have ever accomplished, and repeated at will, it is exclusively because you knew precisely what you wanted, you knew what you had to do to get there, and you did it as many times as it
took to get it done. Now, we get to use your skills for higher achievements, with results appearing as soon as the next hour or less... of YOUR life.
Just get the recipe correct. Like an refined map or blueprint of your home,
we work backwards, live forwards. You would not bake a cake without a specific, QUANTIFIED recipe. You would not dream of driving to another city without a map. You would not consider building a house without a blueprint. How could you possibly
think of treating your life as something not worthy of building, rather than just taking as it comes?
What is the most common factor here that you can to your immediate and long-term and repeat advantage?
Put yourself into the mindset of masters and millionaires. Invest a few minutes or even half a minute pretending that you already are counted among your generation's masters and millionaires. You're likely to impress at least yourself with what you are capable of producing within your mind.
When you think as masters and millionaires do, it means you are persistently looking for your greatest shortcuts, or better yet, the greatest shortcuts of the masters and millionaires who came before you.
Think as masters and millionaires do, and you will produce at least similar if not identical ideas and shortcuts and plans.... which is a powerful, encouraging, and certainly a promising way to duplicate or near-duplicate their most productive results.
When you put on your "masters and millionaires" shoes to walk a mile in the shoes of people who are yielding the results you desire and aim for, the most common trait of weddings and graduations and architectural blueprints that work out nicely... you tend to produce better results. Even people who have traditionally and habitually scored low on life's primary assays suddenly, and, often, dramatically outperform all prior expectations.
Map to a geographical location? Blueprint for a house or other building? A well-made cake? What is the commonality?BR>
They are written, and they are capable of being measured by QUANTIFIABLE smaller steps.
Period. 45,000 pages of research are crunched into 2100 pages. Quantifiable. Enough material for ten books. When you ask better questions, you persistently get better answers, whether you're asking the question of yourself, or someone else. It works. Use
- Precisely (meaning precisely) what do I want?
- By what date?
- What five smaller pieces can I break this
- Who can I ask for help?
- What first measurable step can I take in the next five days?