I had a young man ask me this week if he could follow me for a couple of days, to see what I do throughout the day. I was shocked at the request, so I asked him why? He said, “You always seem to find happiness, and I just want to know what I need to do every day to wake up and lay down happy”. I told him I could save him 48 hours, and here is what we discussed:
OVERCOME YOUR FEAR
I think the economy is scaring everyone to death. I believe fear is the root cause of the uncomfortable feelings we have right now. Ok, so we’re afraid! Big Deal! What are we going to do with this fear? Is it going to paralyze us? Is it going to motivate us? You have to decide what works for you.
GO GET IT! OPPORTUNITIES ARE WAITING FOR YOU
I’m going to fight! Fight for my opportunity to enjoy the freedom and the luxury of my success. More importantly, I’m going to work hard!
LET GOD LEAD YOU
Spiritually I know I deserve to prosper, and I’m going to make a spiritual connection. I’m going to have FAITH and live by FAITH.
BE DIFFERENT! HANDLE THINGS DIFFERENTLY
I have chosen to be more humble than I have ever been in my life. I don’t throw my money around, but I’m still spending. If I don’t spend my money, then even more jobs will be cut. If I don’t spend, then I will ultimately be killing my own opportunities.
PAY FOR KNOWLEDGE AND SPEND WITH PEOPLE WHO SHOW YOU RESPECT
I’m not going to spend my money in the same places, because now I want a different result. I’m going to acquire more knowledge and information on opportunities, so I can select things to make money for me while I sleep (and spend less money on things that just make me feel good temporarily). Also, I only want to do business where I’m comfortable. So I’m not going to just give my money to a business because they carry what I need. I’m going to spend money with people who respect my business.
FRIEND! USE THAT WORD CAREFULLY
I’m going to cut off a few friends (OUCH) not because I don’t LOVE YOU, but because the time I spend with you is not helping me get to where I want to go. I’m going to spend more time with people who TRUST me and can be TRUSTED. We need each other right now and this community can only grow if we have a good foundation (Trust, respect, and an open mind) and WILLINGLY work together.
EXERCISE! It will make you look and FEEL BETTER!
I get up early to spend a few hours working out. Not because I’m vain, but because it makes me feel better (and feel better about myself)
IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A MOVE
There are 16,000,000 people unemployed in this country. If I have a good concept, there is a direct opportunity to hire some great people. I’m going to share and execute my ideas, because it’s the right time (There are many successful companies that started in recessions, GE, GM, IBM, and more)
HELP OTHERS BE SELF RELIANT
I’m going to do something in the community to help train the next generation. My buddy just started a program to tutor kids and help them with Math and Science. He’s getting funding to make his idea happen. He has a staff to help him execute the idea and they’re stakeholders who are excited to be involved (because he is helping them live out their dreams too).
I’m not telling you to quit your job and do something new! I’m just telling you to do something! You deserve to be happy!
This isn’t a supplement to my book, but it will be a supplement to everything I do… You can buy my book online at
Wilmurphy.com. It’s called The Wealth Code. Buy a copy today for you and a friend (That’s TWO copies).