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The Most expensive things in the world…

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A few years ago I was sitting with Frank Maguire, one of the co-founders of FedEx and he asked me a question. His questions was simple, “What is the most expensive thing in the world?” 

The reason this question is important in for entrepreneurs and building wealth is because I have found as important as it is to do the right thing, there are equally dangerous things that you can do that will rob you of becoming wealthy and productivity. Naturally Frank’s question has led to some serious thought over the years. As I have thought about this question I have decided that there is a relatively important list of things that become expensive that most people never think about and that list exposes us to things that cost us money, keep us from making money and most important cost us time. 

I call this list the “most expensive things list”. I invite you to consider the things here and how your current involvement with these things might be costing you money and opportunity.

  1. Excuses – Excuses are essentially lies we tell ourselves to keep us from being accountable. We lie to ourselves to remove responsibility but in the process we also remove our results. Success in creating wealth means that we sometimes have to put ourselves on the line and make things happen even when it requires us to become uncomfortable. The wealthiest people I know find a way while those who are broke stop at finding an excuse.
  1. Bad advice from broke people – It has been said that where you get your advice will determine where you get to wind up in life. The problem that I have observed over the years is that too many people stay broke because they simply get bad advice from other broke people. Sure those people may be trying to help, they almost always have good intentions, but they are just as broke as you are. It’s like a drowning person trying to teach you how to swim. It doesn’t make much sense does it? 
  1. Setting low personal standards – Your standards begin with what you believe you are entitled to and what you’re worthy of. As I have taught wealth strategies around the world it is very common to see people who believe that the most basic wealth strategies are sound and will work – but that they quickly suggest that they will work for other people and not for themselves. It’s almost like they believe that they have some kind of curse that will keep them broke and in poverty. Nothing could be further from the truth. Money itself doesn’t care. If you follow the patterns that create wealth you will become wealthy. There is no luck involved. Raise your standards in terms of what you are willing to do, who you are willing to learn from, what you feel you are worth and how much effort you will put in and you can’t help but see results.
  2. Ego – Most people stay broke because they feel like they already have all the answers. As one of my mentors put it to me when I was a young and smart-alec teenager, “You can be rich or you can be right. You can’t be both.” He then pointed out that if I was determined to hold onto my ego I would get to keep everything that went along with it. That meant everything my ego had created I would get to keep no more. My financial situation was based on my understanding at that point and so if I chose to stay the same my situation would stay the same. Ego is one of the greatest enemies of success.  Choosing to be rich starts with choosing to be teachable.
  1. Procrastination or hesitation – Procrastination is putting on hold something that you know you should do and it has never created wealth or success. If you know what you want you must do it. You must seize opportunities you are seeking. I have seen many many circumstances where deals have gone to the fastest person to say yes. If something is a good deal and a good opportunity chances are very good that others are rushing for the same deal. Don’t miss out because you hesitate. There’s a reason why not everyone is wealthy – and that’s that there are often a scarcity of opportunities.  I also believe the universe is like an echo chamber. If you show up with hesitation everything will show up for you with the same hesitation. If you show up with boldness everything in your life will show up the same way. After having spent time with some of the most wealthy people in the world it has been evident to me that not one of them is a procrastinator. When opportunities show up they move quickly even if they don’t have all the answers.  Another important thought on procrastination. How many wish they would have started buying properties for example when you were in your late teens? So why did you wait? Why are you waiting now?  There is a Chinese proverb that says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and right now. You may not be able to go back in time to plant the tree but if you don’t do something today you are creating exactly the same kind of regret. One of the properties I bought early in life I paid $55,000 for. This was in the mid-1990s. Today that property is worth around $359,000. I also have wishes and my wish is that I would’ve bought more. You are always going to experience this – but getting started today with what you can do today will at least get rid of a few of these big regrets.
  1. Lack of clarity — perhaps this point is linked closely to the concept of avoiding procrastination. When you lack clarity of purpose or an understanding of how your money will be made you can’t become skilled enough to quickly evaluate opportunities. As a result you miss a lot of opportunities which slows down your ability to make progress and build your wealth. Once you identify your strongest opportunities for creating wealth you must learn ahead of time what you need to do to be able to be prepared for those opportunities when they arrive.
  1. Poor influences – You’ve heard it said that your network equals your net worth. This is certainly true. Not only does this reflect in the people you learn from but even more so about the what people around you expect out of life. If you are surrounded by people with low expectations you won’t create much. If you are in a community of people that are striving to create wealth and excited about it you will do the same.  Like attracts like. If you want to be on fire you best be a log in the fire rather than a spark off in the distance alone trying to stay hot. 
  1. Crappy trades/patterns – Wealth is created primarily through the accumulation of good trades. Most obviously when we acquire an asset that generates cashflow or capital gains that’s a good deal. But these trades start at a more basic level than assets. They start even with the trades of how we prioritize our day and utilize our time. When you allow trivial things to take over your day in exchange for powerful things you don’t create powerful things. Make better trades in all areas of your life. And let’s be honest one of the things that people want is wealth for free. You can’t have it for free. You will have to buy something. You can never save your way to wealth. You can only do it through smart purchases. For example, you can’t collect the rent on a property you don’t buy. You can’t get a dividend on an investment you did buy. You must learn to make smart purchases and trades and that is the only option.
  1. Being a solopreneur – Wealth is a team sport. If you try to do it alone relying on just your own knowledge, money, time, opportunities and expertise you will soon find limitations. You only have so much time, energy, know how and money. Think about the most obvious example of real estate. If you want to acquire a property to start producing cashflow with you will be waiting a long time if you try to pay for it by yourself. You will have to save the entire purchase price of the property and closing cost. Certainly the property will be gone by that time. You must learn and use the principle of leverage if you are going to be successful. You can’t win the gain of wealth playing by yourself.
  1. Lack of know how – This means education. You can only earn what you learn. You can’t implement what you don’t understand. No meet how willing you are to succeed you will never create success unless you add to that willingness a correct understanding of what you need to do. Correct actions not dreams create results. 

And lastly as a bonus thought one of the most expensive obstacles to wealth are the stories that people tell themselves that keep them broke. Perhaps this can be an expansion on the first point of excuses. That’s really what stories are. You can’t tell yourself stories about why you aren’t good enough, why something won’t work or why you can’t participate. If you are committed to becoming wealthy you have got to make a clear decision that this is what you will do.

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Personal Power Mastery 1

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Douglas Vermeeren PPM 1For more information about the upcoming seminars near you go to http://www.PersonalPowerMasteryEvent.com or http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

CREATE WEALTH TODAY USA – Event in Las Vegas April 27, 2013

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Create Wealth Today event in Las Vegas

Create Wealth Today event in Las Vegas

Douglas Vermeeren, Millionaire Mentor coming to Red Deer November 29, 2012

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Doug Vermeeren, Millionaire Mentor

Doug Vermeeren, Millionaire Mentor

DISCOVER THE 3 SECRETS ALL MILLIONAIRES KNOW

and how they can give you greater financial advantage right now!

 

Meet In Person: Douglas Vermeeren, Author, Investor and Wealth trainer. CEO of the Monthly Millionaire Mentor

 

For many people today’s economy is creating significant financial difficulties. It is hard for most people to save let alone become financial free.  It is not uncommon to hear of forced foreclosures, credit cards maxed out, delinquent lines of credit, collection agencies calling and more struggles. All because of a lack of money! But it doesn’t have to be that way.

 

ARE YOU FALLING INTO THE POVERTY TRAP?

If so, it’s time to get out!

 

Even in these hard economic times there are vast fortunes made. What are the differences between the wealthy and the impoverished?

 

The differences come down to two things: correct knowledge and opportunity to implement.

 

How many times have you heard someone say that they missed out on an opportunity simply because they didn’t know where to go or what to do?  Have you ever felt that if YOU were given the opportunity you could change your entire situation?  Good News: The opportunity is here and your financial situation can change! It’s ABSOLUTELY TRUE! When you know what to do and are given the opportunity to do it your financial situation can change immediately.

 

Now here’s the part that should interest YOU the most!

YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT TIME AT THE RIGHT PLACE!

 

Now is the best time in the history of the world to grow wealth! According to a recent study from the University of Toronto, there are more than 10,000,000 millionaires in the world today.  There are more than 200,000 new millionaires created every year. That’s 547 per day! Is it time for you to join the club? Douglas Vermeeren, (Author of Guerrilla Millionaire & Self Made Millionaires for Dummies) wants to share 3 secrets that all Millionaires know about knowledge and opportunity that will dramatically change your financial future right now!

 

THIS FREE EVENT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

 

Douglas Vermeeren will be in Red Deer for one day only on November 29, 2012. We would like to invite you attend this workshop. At this workshop you will learn 3 secrets that all millionaires know about creating wealth. Armed with this knowledge you will be in a position to change your financial future forever.

 

FREE WORKSHOP COMING TO YOUR AREA

November 29, 2012

Reserve  your seats today by Calling 1-877-393-9496

Confirm your seat to attend and receive a free bonus gift valued at $39

Millionaire Mentor speaks at Grant MacEwan Business College

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Douglas Vermeeren - Millionaire Mentor

Douglas Vermeeren - Millionaire Mentor

When is a good time to start managing your money better? Right now of course!

This was the message that students and faculty heard at the annual student Business conference from Millionaire mentor, Douglas Vermeeren.  Vermeeren is the CEO of the Monthly Millionaire Mentor program and he shared with students insights on how they can start preparing for an abundant financial future. Some of the message included finding a proper mentor to learn from, how to find and evaluate better opportunities to grow financially and lastly where you can find additional support.

In addition, Vermeeren talked about some of the pitfalls that many people are slipping into that are creating financially difficult circumstances and how the students can avoid these pitfalls in the future. Some of these pitfalls include misconceptions that many people have today about debt, savings strategies and balancing a checkbook.

Overall this was an eventful, educational and highly energetic presentation that left the student much better equipped to create the financial goals they are targeting.

 

Douglas Vermeeren - Millionaire Mentor

Douglas Vermeeren - Millionaire Mentor

 

 

 

 

Douglas Vermeeren - Millionaire Mentor

Douglas Vermeeren - Millionaire Mentor

A simple secret to becoming a Millionaire

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Millionaire Mentor program gets results

Millionaire Mentor program gets results

A simple secret to becoming a millionaire?
By Douglas Vermeeren

There are many programs, seminars, books and articles that claim to teach one valuable secret that will instantly transform a person into a financial success. Many of these programs have some beneficial information. But often the material presented offers little lasting value, practical insight or compensation to the purchaser.

The reason behind this can easily be traced to one piece of secret information that is consistently missing from many of these programs: that one secret is the principle of correct expectation.

The principle of correct expectation is simple. Essentially it is having a clear and correct expectation of what it will take to create a life of financial success. Without a correct expectation of what will be required most people are not armed to create the financial future they want.

While there are many incorrect or incomplete expectations about becoming wealthy, here are three of the most popular get-rich-quick program of today teach, partnered with the reality of what it actually takes to become financial abundant:

1) It’s easy, anyone can do it – It is true that anyone can learn to do it, the truth is that if anyone could do it immediately then there would be no poverty. To learn how to create wealth requires self discipline, making correct choices and using wisdom. Many of these things are gained only through experience over time or under the supervision of a qualified mentor. There are very few millionaires or billionaires who are convinced the work is easy. It is rewarding, it is satisfying and it is attainable. But work, even hard work is required. You’ll find that even when you are involved in activities you enjoy there will still be work to do and days that will require your greatest strengths and focus to make it through. True Expectation: Anyone can do it if they are willing to get dedicated.

2) It can be done quickly, almost instantly. – While occasionally fortunes appear to be built instantly, a closer examination reveals that the majority of successes in life are created through unseen preparation that has proceeded the success. Pablo Picasso was once quoted as saying, “If people knew how much hard work I have put to get to where I am, they would not think me such a master.” All great things take preparation and time to develop. Success that is experienced without the proper investment of effort generally does not last. True Expectation: Success requires preparation and mastery.

3) A guarantee of Success – There is no such thing as a sure thing. All opportunities to grow extreme wealth require effective evaluation. Often the slow and steady routes are considered the safest and most predictable. Yet in our research of several hundred millionaires we have found that speed increases as does experience.

Risk is eliminated as opportunities are effectively evaluated. If someone assures you that they have done the evaluation on your behalf and the risk is gone you can rest assured that they will be the ones making the money. Learning how to evaluate risk levels effectively is something that comes with time and experience. Generally speaking this experience is gained through a series of positive and negative experiences.
True Expectation: Financial Risk is lessened as you become smarter. But there are no guarantees.

The Monthly Millionaire Mentor program is the only program calculated to help those interested to learn about and grow wealth in a realistic and appropriate manner.

Members of our faculty have gained their wealth in real world scenarios and are well versed in what is required to create wealth. Many of them are self-made millionaires who developed proven wealth generating systems. If you are interested to learn more about how this millionaire mentorship program can help you realize your financial goals go to for a Free gift to increase your financial abundance now. www.TheMonthlyMillionaireMentor.com

5 Reasons you should join The Monthly Millionaire Mentor

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Are you ready to be a Self made Millionaire?

Are you ready to be a self made millionaire?

5 Reasons you should join The Monthly Millionaire Mentor program.

Are you ready to become a self-made millionaire? The Monthly Millionaire Mentor program is the only program in the world that guarantees positive financial results. The reason we can do this is that we extremely different from any program you’ve ever seen.

Here are the top 5 differences that makes our program the most successful wealth building experience available today.

1. We are the only program with mentors that are real millionaires and billionaires.
What this means to you: You are getting real world strategies that actually have worked in real life. Too many programs are taught by people who made their wealth in the seminar business. Our experts come from a variety of backgrounds and industries.

2. We are the only program that goes beyond simply suggesting ideas and education, we actually give you the opportunities to implement what you are learning under the supervision of our experts.
What this means to you: You can actually implement what you are learning in practice, not just theory. We take you from the beginning all the way until you are cashing a check at the bank.

3. We are an ongoing program rather than a one time seminar.
What this means to you: With most one time seminars research has shown that people only go as far as the first obstacle they run into. They become paralyzed when they run into something that the seminar didn’t teach them. With us, you have ongoing support through the entire process. Wealth creation is a process. Not a one time event.

4. We offer opportunities to meet, network and mastermind with people that can actually grow your wealth and expand your business.
What this means to you: No doubt you’ve heard that your net worth comes from your network. What you didn’t hear is that the quality of your network and the way that you are connected also makes a significant difference. If you’re serious about doing it right, we have some great opportunities you will appreciate.

5. We provide the most recent research, studies and opportunities on how wealth is created.
What this means to you: Most programs share their only personal experiences on wealth creation that may or may not work for everyone. The truth is that there are many different ways to create wealth. We share a wide variety of perspectives from a diverse pool of High Net worth individuals and sources. Our experience has shown that when participants select the methods that they are most comfortable with they can create wealth more easily. In addition, by using actual scientific research to back these methods you can understand the principles behind the activities that often allow these principles to be duplicated in a variety of other settings.

To find out what people are saying about our programs, please click here.
To apply to join us, please click here.http://www.TheMonthlyMillionaireMentor.com