For the first ever Book of the Month, I want to provide a concise foundation that will help you all get set up for 2018. Peter Voogd’s book; 6 Months to 6 Figures, is a great reminder that personal development is key on our journey to success. He provides 6 key meta-skills that we can implement straight away.
Whether we choose to implement them in our workplace, business or in our own life – that is up to us.
Why should we listen to Peter Voogd?
At an early age, Peter Voogd discovered the opportunities available to make money on the internet. At 18 he taught himself how to make money online by selling and reselling items on eBay. Once he made his first $91, he was hooked. He then promised himself that he would never work a regular job again.
Fast forward many years later, Voogd took many sales jobs in order to deeply learn the art of selling. He networked with many leading executives and entrepreneurs who taught him how to better sell and market himself and his products to his potential clients. After learning and implementing these key insights, Peter went from “not having enough money to go through the drive-thru” to clearing seven-figures in sales revenue. Peter’s Game Changers Academy helps thousands of entrepreneurs stay on track through mentorship groups, and keeps accountable in the pursuit of their goals.
There are 6 meta-skills that took Peter from broke to seven-figures.
Define what you want to achieve and why you want to achieve it.
Increasing your CONFIDENCE account
“The person with the most confidence wins” – confidence pushes you to dare, to strive, and most importantly, to start the journey and believe that you can succeed.
Shifting your CIRCLE of influence
This one is simple: you are the sum of the closest 5 people in your life. If you want to improve in any given area; whether it’s occupational skills or time management – hang out with people who are killing it in that area. A mentor will help immensely in positively influencing you.
CONSISTENT energy and motivation
I have a saying that I’ve adopted recently: “Consistency is a superpower”. If you set aside 1 hour of focussed time for a specific skill or task every day for 1 year, you’ll have 365 hours of quality attention that you have devoted to that area. Of course, it’s easier said than done.
CREATING intentional result rituals
Habits create a routine of success. There’s a story of Michael Phelps ‘playing the tape ’before every swimming race. ‘Playing the tape’ is code for a visualisation that Phelps employs, in which he runs through every step of the race in his mind, this includes winning and receiving the gold medal. More importantly, before Phelps even gets to ‘play that tape’, he already started a chain of success. He does this by waking up at exactly the same time, eating the same breakfast, listening to the same song and by going through the exact same warm-ups. Therefore, for Phelps, winning the race is not a game of chance, it is just another step in the successful chain of events that he has set in motion from the moment that he wakes up in the morning.
CONTINUALLY focus on growth and learning
“If you aren’t growing, you’re dying” – Peter Voogd.
The human brain makes hundred of neurons a day. This means that we have the hardware to continually learn and improve on something every day. On a practical level, the marketplace is in constant flux, and the way entrepreneurs operate will constantly need to change and develop with advances in technology.
This title of this book may come off as some ‘new agey’ prosperity gospel. But, these concepts hold true, and they can have a positive ripple effect on the rest of your life. Voogd is all about helping young entrepreneurs to get a foot up in today’s clustered market.
I definitely encourage you to read the book and pull your own insights from it. If you feel like you are at a rock and a hard place in your career, this book will help to steer you back on the right path.
One of my favourite quotes from the book is:
“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life”
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