I'm told that I am the single most well-read 43-yr in all of human history.
Perhaps 75 of those books have been read up to 9 or 10 times each. If I were only allowed to offer 2 authors to the world, I suppose they'd be James Herriot and Dr Maxwell Maltz. One gives joy in living on a day to day basis, the other teaches us how to become rich and famous in 100 days or less, or any other dream you might have.
He teaches it so well, just as Napoleon Hill did with "Think and Grow Rich" (more than 4,000 millionaires have publicly or privately stated very clearly that "Think and Grow Rich" was the single event that turned them into millionaires. In fact, Dr Maltz, with his simple book (fancy title of "PschoCybernetics"), so thoroughly teaches the most powerful of Life's master shortcuts that just this one book singledhandedly planted a seed that has grown into many thousands of carefully-researched books, tapes, videos, careers, even an industry. Harvey Mackay, Shakespeare, Napoleon Hill, Socrates, Lincoln, Sun Tzu, Epictetus…they're all great, they're all wise. From Goethe to Voltaire, Anthony Robbins to Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightingale, Brian Tracy, Dyer, Denis Waitley (a giant unto himself), Schuler, Peale, and literally every big name in peak performance… I have all their books, and tapes, some of them rather well-worn from repetition. They're all great, they're all wise, and wealthy, etc. Basically, they all say the same few things:
99% of you are convinced that you understand these. Most of you are sadly mistaken, and the perfect proof? Look at your life. Either it's close to perfect, or it's not. If it's heading towards perfection, it's because you do understand those few magical powers. If it's not, it's because you do not understand those few magical powers.
99% of you are convinced that you understand these. Most of you are sadly mistaken, and the perfect proof? Look at your life. Either it's close to perfect, or it's not.
If it's heading towards perfection, it's because you do understand those few magical powers.
If it's not, it's because you do not understand those few magical powers.
Sorry to pop your bubble about how smart you think you are. Simple fact:
How smart you are is determined by what you DO with what you know.
It's the only possible way you can prove to yourself, let alone to the world, whether or not you really do understand any given piece of wisdom.
The very same day that you understand that every single great person was considered a jerk or loser or average geek or boring or just fat or just this or that…. until the minute they made a decision to take at least one step towards a dream every single day, at least eight or nine days per week…that's the day your results will begin doubling QUICKLY.
Everything you have ever learned to do with excellence, such as speaking, or, the task you've spent more time on than any other in your life… tying your shoelaces (we try thousands of times before we get it), and everything else that you're good at….. look at the few rules of perfectly powerful shortcuts. They do not fail. That's why the US has produced a new millionaire, on average, 899 times per day, seven days per week, for more than seven consecutive years. Do you understand? 6,300 NEW US millionaires EVERY WEEK for seven years….328,571 new US millionaires every year for seven years…and still counting!!
Every piece of great wisdom invented, every single shortcut discovered or developed…
EVERY GREAT FACT OR OPINION… is connected to those items of wisdom.
1)Repetition of a thought, or action, including asking.
2) Described briefly, "seen" on mental video... and in writing.
3) Smaller components assembled just ONE at a time.
If you did nothing but focus on items 1, 2, and 3 above….14 minutes per day (that's 1% of your time), within 10 days you will see huge, huge, huge, huuuuuuuuuuge changes happening in your life. When you do begin to understand these 3 shortcuts at a deeper level than you do now, you'll use these awesome powers to revolutionize every facet of your life, personally, financially, professionally, sexually, & more, in less than a minute.
However arrogant this may sound, every month, I read more books than you read in a year. Every year or so, I read as much as most of you have read in your whole lives. In the past thirty-three years, I figure I've read more than everyone you know… all added up together…
There has never, in all of human history, been even ONE SINGLE HUMAN BEING who succeeded without screwing up first. That's rule #1: they repeatedly try. First they screw up, then they succeed.
They can tell you exactly what they want… in ten words or less.
(They can tell you precisely WHY they want it and what they get out of it)
They ask more people to say "YES."
Think I'm kidding, or exaggerating? Go find yourself a master or millionaire, Olympic Champion or billionaire; one who YOU think is successful, however you define successful. They ask themselves, and others, more times.
I promise & unconditionally guarantee they used those 3 on winning,shorcuts to success,MrShortcutwhether or not they consciously realized it at the time. By the time they DO become world-class, they are consciously aware of thisIt would seem that I'm in an excellent position to know this: I personally interviewed and/or broke bread with 1,200 self-made millionaires, & have interviewed, spent time with, and/or dined with, and/or studied the in-depth lives, actions & words of more 5,200 of the most incredibly supersuccessful people on the planet.
That's precisely how I went from being a zero to proving many surgeons wrong by defeating a wheelchair and worse (subsequent to being hit by drunk driver at 100+ MPH) earning serious sums of money just for speaking… and giving 95% of it away; broke or shattered 177 records for five big NY companies, learned new languages in my late thirties; play guitar, piano, harmonica, autoharp, zither, and enough drums to get by, and have read many, many thousands of books, magazines, treatises, 'white papers'; have solved many hundreds of the toughest word and crossword puzzles ever produced; learned how to paint and ride motorcycles, train animals and produce/direct commercials and speak on my own radio shows and so much more, thanks to the people who did it better than me, and thanks to a simple, life-changing commitment of just fourteen minutes per day.
I did not accomplish these things through looks, brains, connections, or talent…because I have few of these qualities. I simply shut up and found five or more people doing it better than me, wrote or called them one at a time and said,
"We both know you're great at what you do, one of the best, and before I die I'd like to contribute to the world the way you do. May I buy you lunch or dinner so you can be my mentor for a half-hour?"How many do you think responded affirmatively?
If you personally wrote or called with such a message to 900 of the most supersuccessful authors or businesspeople, how many do YOU think would respond affirmatively?
GUESS WHAT?? You haven't got the foggiest idea, and you have no right to a valid opinion until you do it!!!
It's the same way with everything… EVERYTHING WE DO:
Shut up until you've done it. Stop asking people who haven't done it.
Ask MORE of the people who HAVE done it. Not your mother or husband:
They're the ONLY ones with the right to speak!
If you are capable of reading this, and tying your shoelaces, you are capable of becoming rich and famous in 100 days or less, or making 99% of any and all human dreams come true in 100 days or less… or at the very, very worst and least, you will be closer to it in 100 days…..than you have gotten in all the years of your life… all added together up until now.
Are you getting the hint yet?
What could POSSIBLY be stopping you from playing pretend for just 15 UNINTERRUPTED minutes pr day? I'm telling you, I'm assuring you with the utmost vigor of discourse, guaranteeing to you, UNCONDITIONALLY, that you playing your favorite mental video for 15 uninterrupted minutes per day will bring astonishing and wonderful and happy changes in your life WITHIN A WEEK OR TWO at most… or as quickly as a few minutes.
You are repetitiously, repeatedly, told unto redundancy that you have no right to a valid opinion on any subject on this earth until you personally have CONSIDERABLE experience at it. Until then, please, please…. shut up. Follow the steps of those you admire the most, whoever they are.
Not what you know…..
Whether today is a finger-snapping, toe-tapping, star-SPANGLED day for YOU, as it certainly is for me, is nothing more, or less, than a choice... ...mine, and yours. Go for the gold!!!
© 2001 Steve Rubin, EasyStreet, USA
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