Phil loved reading about and learning from those who were more successful than him, regardless of whether they were older or younger. One of his favorite businessmen and authors was Robert Kiyosaki. This is a direct quote from one of Kiyosaki’s books that Phillip always talked about and I want to share it with you.

Don't Play It Safe

“If you are the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for some event that never happens. Then you die a boring old man. The truth is that you let life push you into submission. Deep down you were terrified of taking risks. You really wanted to win, but the fear of losing was greater than the excitement of winning. Deep inside you and only you will know you didn’t go for it. You chose to play it safe.”

My mentor loved this quote because it scared him of being average. This quote described the exact type of person that he didn’t want to be. Upon reading Kiyosaki’s book for the first time, he was motivated to start taking more risks and being more bold. The first thing he did after acquiring this knowledge was invest in a company called Corpus Christi Carpet Cleaner. It was a smart investment I might add and ended up making him a lot of money.

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Phillip always over emphasized the importance of good habits. Habits are what make or break a person. You cannot achieve what you want to achieve or be successful in any area of life without having more positive and productive habits than negative ones. The people who experience extreme success did not just achieve their goals and dreams over night. They worked at it and over time they built habits that led to success. Here are some basic habits that anyone who wants to be their best self can build into their daily lives:

Quiet Time: Let’s face it, we are busy busy people especially in today’s society. We are always on the go. Building the habit of carving ten to thirty minutes out of your day to read a personal development book, read the Bible, write down goals, or simply sit and reflect on life is crucial for success. People need to be able to clear their head.

Set A Schedule. With all the things you have going, organize your life by writing down and maintaining a schedule. Knowing and seeing what you have to do helps hold you accountable, reminds you and pushes you. My good friend who owns a window washing company called www.northwestglassact.com is one of the busiest people I know. He would not be able to run his business or his life for that matter without a schedule. Just ask him! Scheduling out your days is extremely helpful and worth it. Look into it.

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