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Thinking and Wealth – How you think can make you rich! Part 1

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What you think about can make you rich

What you think about can make you Rich

Thinking and wealth

By Douglas Vermeeren

 

As I have conducted my research on the super successful and super wealthy I have found many clues that  are fundamental in creating greater financial success. One that I will talk about in this post is simple but extremely profound. It comes down to appreciation. One of the major differences between those who are highly financially successful and those who are not comes down to appreciating their money.

 

No doubt there are some people there shaking their heads right now saying, ‘this is silly, we all appreciate money.”  But do we?

 

Let me explain what I mean by appreciation.  Most people think that appreciation simply means to have good feelings or gratitude towards a thing or situation. Maybe you appreciate something someone did for you or a gift someone gave you.

 

Appreciation is so much deeper than that, especially when it comes to looking at money. In fact, a great way to explain this might be to look at the opposite of appreciation – depreciation.  This is a word we heard more often when it comes to things in the financial realm.

 

Most people say they appreciate their money, but they most of the time making purchases that depreciate. Therefore we may safely assume that most people really don’t understand what it means to appreciate their money.

 

The dictionary defines appreciation as “understanding of the nature and quality of something.” Most people don’t truly understand the value of their money.  Consumer research groups suggest that the average american household spends more than 96% of their income on purchases that immediately depreciate. While it is understandable that some items such as food, clothing and shelter are necessities, the same research indicates that much of the income is currently spent on entertainment. These expenditures have no appreciation value.

 

If you want to see your wealth increase dramatically you need to begin keep a more careful eye on your depreciation spending.

 

I am not against enjoying life and having a great time. But to receive great financial returns a small shift is required. My personal research into the lives of the world’ most successful people demonstrates that by delaying immediate gratification and shifting the purchase mentality to appreciation great wealth can be created.

 

Purchases that appreciate, like investments, begin to place your money in a position where it works for you and grows by itself.

 

 

 

So the next time you are about to make purchases, even small ones, pause and consider the value of the purchase – Appreciative or depreciative. Set a goal to increase the amount of appreciative purchases you are making and you will find yourself moving towards greater financial freedom.

 

 

Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren is the founder of the Succeed Research center. He has conducted similar research to that of Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) by studying the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. He developed several success systems that have revolutionized personal lives, business and financial situations for hundreds of people around the globe. Doug is also the producer of the film The Opus featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, Bill Bartmann, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle, John Demartini and others.

 

Doug is also the Author of the latest Guerrilla Book with Jay Conrad Levinson, “Guerrilla Achiever.”

 

Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of the 1 X 180 Experiment, where he will attempt to create $1 million dollars from a single dollar in 180 days. (Six months.)

 

Brain science increases sales

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brain

The human brain

Over the last decade more than 98.2% of what we thought we knew about the brain has changed.  One of the things we now understand is that there are 5 ways your brain learns and processes information. Each person learns and sorts information differently.

Studies have shown that these principles can have a dramatic effect for people working in customer service or sales related careers.

Some of those results with customers included:

  • Up to 65% increase in sales and sales volumes
  • Up to 60% decrease in customer complaints and challenges
  • Up to 12 hours a week increase in available time
  • 23% increase in referrals

Obviously this all amounts to more money and less frustration. That’s a goal we all share. These skills to be more effective in sales persuasion are completely learnable by anyone.

Another problem you experience is that there are a lot of agents in your industry competing for the attention of your potential clients. No doubt you’ve attended networking events where you have felt that you blended in and were forgotten.

So what does it take to be remembered?

What does it take for a customer to seek you out?

It doesn’t happen by accident. Another powerful technique that recent brain science has uncovered is called Pattern Priming. One of the benefits of Pattern Priming is that it allows you to position yourself as the person in the room that ‘everyone wants to talk to.’

Pattern Priming is a key to:

  • Generating the right leads
  • Prime your prospects to self select and make purchasing decisions easier
  • Create an ‘elevator speech’ that gets people excited
  • Position yourself as the expert

If you want to learn about how these tools could enhance your bottom line, we will be conducting a training in March. Due to the nature of this training we don’t have room for hundreds to attend. Instead we can only accommodate a small group to work with one on one.

The cities we will visit include:

Calgary, AB – Edmonton, AB – Vancouver, BC – Victoria, BC -Toronto, ON -Portland, OR – Scottsdale, AZ-  Los Angeles, CA –  Las Vegas, NV –  New York, NY –  Honolulu, HI

This post is just to touch base and begin a conversation to see if this might be something you would be interested in learning more about.

If so please send us an email to doug@douglasvermeeren.com with you contact information.

Become a Millionaire in 2011

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Millionaire in 2011

Millionaire in 2011

Become a Millionaire in 2011

By Douglas Vermeeren

 

It has been estimated that there is a new millionaire created somewhere in the world every 60 seconds.  In the world today there are more than 10 millionaires.  Most live in North America. Statistically if you live in North America your chances of becoming a millionaire are dramatically increased. But with the right system you can accomplish this goal no matter where you live. (Especially since the world is truly getting smaller.)

 

There are many great systems and money making methods that will allow you to create an annually income of more than a million dollars. When looking at the various systems that are in available you may wish to consider the following:

 

Investment: Each opportunity or system requires a commitment or financial investment. The old adage that it takes money to make money is most often true. There are some opportunities that promise returns without a cash injection. But many of them are either too complex for the average person or highly suspect.

 

However, you don’t need a million dollars to make a million dollars. The truth is that if you had a million dollars to invest you would already know what you need to do to make a million dollars. There are strategies that you could begin an amount that would be reasonable for most people to have access to. Therefore, are many successful strategies that begin from $2,500.00 up to $10,000.00. If you can come up with more all the better, it will accelerate your journey to a million.

 

Cash flow: My definition of millionaire has more to do with money coming in regularly than money accumulated in assets. The assets naturally follow cash flow. If you don’t have cash flow, you have a very hard time growing assets. One of my requirements for a system or method is that it needs to produce regular reoccurring income. In fact, the more frequent the better.

 

Risk: We have all heard that higher risk opportunities pay better. This is not always true.    High risk often pays nothing back. While every investment and opportunity will have a degree of risk, we can find opportunities where the risk is lower. Surprisingly I found many lower risk opportunities where the pay out was still very attractive. When looking for opportunities be very careful about high risk opportunities.

 

Time: Time is an important issue to me. I don’t want to finally have the money to do the things I enjoy after I am too old to enjoy them. I believe life shouldn’t be like a robbery, “You’re money or your life.”  Abundance and financial success means you get both.

 

If a method or system takes too long to see results,  I simply discard it. Slow and steady is prudent and there’s no problem with that. Even today I still keep a fair portion of my money in those kinds of systems. But I have only done that after building for myself something firm and reoccurring in the present.  That’s probably counter intuitive and contrary to what most ‘experts’ teach. But here’s the other reason my strategy is that way. If I made a mistake, or if things didn’t work out exactly as planned I would still be young enough to recover from it. (And I haven’t had too many of these kinds of challenges – my methods for evaluating risk have helped with that.)

 

Simplicity: Too often I have been personally discouraged when because a system or method I have encountered has just plainly been too difficult to implement. I do not have a formal education in finance in economics. Through out most of my life I have been lucky if I could just balance a check book and get my bills paid on time. If a system is complex in any way, shape or form it generally won’t work for me. It is for this reason that I have specifically sought out systems that were simple.

 

I developed a question I would ask as any system was introduced to me, the question was this: ‘Could my 12 year old son figure this out?’ If he could not, I would also walk away.  Now that’s not to say that the more complex systems don’t work. They do. Many of them are great. But that’s not what I wanted to focus on. I wanted something simple and the easier the better.

 

As we begin 2011 I am looking to find a handful of people to work with to grow their wealth substantially with a learning system we have developed.

 

We will not take everyone at this point. I want only those who are serious and committed. The bottom-line is that I want people that I can help to generate dramatic results.  Eventually I may release more of these proven systems to the public, but for now I just want to see what I can do with a select group.

 

If you are over 18 and feel you would like to be part of this group, please contact me and we can discuss to see if you are a right fit with what we are teaching.  Is 2011 the year that you change everything about your future by learning how to become a Millionaire? If so, call us 1-877-393-9496

 

 

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day,

Teach a man to fish and he fishes for life.

 

Douglas Vermeeren is the founder of the Succeed Research center. He has conducted similar research to that of Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) by studying the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. He developed several success systems that have revolutionized personal lives, business and financial situations for hundreds of people around the globe. Doug is also the producer of the film The Opus featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, Bill Bartmann, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle, John Demartini and others.

 

Doug is also the Author of the latest Guerrilla Book with Jay Conrad Levinson, “Guerrilla Achiever.”

 

Douglas Vermeeren featured in Affluent Magazine

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Affluent Magazine

Affluent Magazine

Douglas Vermeeren is a success expert. His expertise sales, the brain and creating wealth. This month (December 2010) he was featured in Affluent Magazine (http://www.affluentmagazine.com) where he unfolded myths of the mind that keep people from reaching their greatest success in creating the lives they want.
Vermeeren is becoming known for an experiment he is conducting in which he has taken a $1.00 bill and using specific success systems will turn that single dollar into one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) within 6 months. (180 days) No other additional money can be injected outside of revenues generated from the $1.00.

Vermeeren is best known for his research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. No one since Napoleon Hill (author of Think and Grow Rich) has completed such a study. Vermeeren is also the producer of the films The Opus and How Thoughts Become Things.

Thoughts on Douglas Vermeeren’s materials:
“This is an amazing experience. I now have a direction and a stronger vision to reach my destination.” 
K Torrance, Account Manager CJay 92, Vibe 98.5

Doug Vermeeren was our speaker of choice! After the main session the comment we kept hearing from members was “Wow!” Everyone in attendance felt like this was a major learning experience, and we had fun too!  Kristin Krause, Chapter President, Junior Chamber International

It was very evident that you had a positive impact and that participants were very motivated with much to consider. 
We were very pleased with the results and look forward to working with you and your wonderful team in the future. 
Geoff Foster,Senior Vice President, Taco Time Canada Division

“Doug Vermeeren has the ability to motivate and inspire people to achieve their biggest dreams.” 
William Farley, CEO Fruit of the Loom

The tips for success, and the hands on approach are unsurpassed. I am more sure of my success now than ever before.” 
Kathleen Johnson, BA, AICI, POC, President & CEO R.I.M
More information can be found online at http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com