The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Massive Success by Peter Voogd
What is it that you really want? What are you willing to do in order to get that? What does being successful mean to you?
ACHIEVE SUCCESS /The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Massive Success
There is only one real success, and that’s to be able to live life on your terms, your own way.
It is very important to ask ourselves constantly these kinds of questions and see if we are on the right track:
“There is only one real success, and that’s to be able to live life on your terms, your own way.”
I have to admit that this was the first time I heard about Peter Voogd, and also about The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Massive Success. But I realized from the first pages that he is very well documented and he read a lot of books on personal development. What is more important, he implemented the things he read about and he saw the changes in his life occur year after year.
Peter is a great example for young entrepreneurs and this book may help anyone to grow a lot, especially by taking one idea at a time and work on implementing it.
Most people want to have a significant amount of money and not worry about the financial part. But, most of all, they want to enjoy their lives and have enough free time to pursue other interests.
The author himself admits that in the first years of business he was earning a lot of money, but he was working a lot of extra hours. So his goal was to become more productive and find ways in which to maximize his profits, but also double or even triple his free time.
One of the best pieces of advice found in The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Massive Success refers to the books we usually read. We tend to accumulate a lot of information, but then we never really take action.
We know a lot of stuff, but we never actually tried to implement the habits that we read about. So, the author recommends that we should read just the books that are in our area of interest. Then to revise them and study them in more depth.
For example, if you want to become better at time management, your focus should be on reading books from this field. And also you should try to go slowly and not move to the next chapter until you have mastered the first.
How do you know that you’ve mastered a chapter?
First, you need to implement a new habit for at least 10 days. Keep in mind that this should become a consistent part of your life.
Second, you should be able to teach the stuff that you learned. Focus on gaining one skill at a time:
In my business, what really helped me get to the top 1% of the highest performers in my company is that I focused on one skill until I mastered it. By mastering each skill, one at a time, I was able to progress and prosper more quickly and easily. The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint to Massive Success will help you implement the habits and take action quicker. At the end of each chapter you have a small recap, a few ideas that you should work on called Action Steps, or questions that you should ask yourself, before moving forward with the reading.
This is a great tool to measure your progress and the book can be used as a guide to personal development.
One important thing that you will learn from this book is how to set and identify your objectives. And more important, how to work towards them.
Most people make decisions based on how they feel that particular day, not based on what their objectives are on the long term. This is where the differentiation of the successful from the ones that are still at a lower level comes:
“The biggest pattern I see that really trips people up is focusing too much on their feelings. <I don’t feel like it.> I call this <spur of the moment emotional train.> You’ll never find a six-figure earner or a millionaire, who’s a <feeling> guy. “
Another thing that you should take care of, is the way you look at money. Some people prefer to pretend that they don’t care about money. And the main reason is that they don’t want to be perceived as superficial or greedy.
Money are just a resource like a lot of other stuff in this life. So, in order to have the freedom that you dream about, having financial stability is important:
“Money is simply a tool and how you think about money affects how you earn it, how you spend it and how much you can make. You have to get your mindset around money corrected so you clear the path for money to flow to you consistently.”
Peter Voogd will make you think about some important things in your life. I will underline below some of them.
Your education is very important and you should constantly work on improving yourself. We are not talking only about formal education.
Take online classes, read books in order to develop new skills, listen to podcasts, attend seminars and meetings in order to find other people interested in the things that you want to achieve.
Keep learning and developing if you want to become successful and stay successful.
The author also came up with a concept called the EvE ratio.
It’s the amount of time we spent on Entertainment, versus the amount of time we spend on Educating ourselves.
Currently, the average person spends 50 minutes on Entertainment for every 1 minute spent on Education. That is very disproportionate and sad. So much time and value wasted in front of the TV or on the Internet. People complain a lot about the lack of time, but if you really analyzed all the things they waste their time during the day, you would be amazed.
In order to become successful you need to start developing the habits that successful people have. You need a strong morning routine to have a great start every day and you need to focus on your long term goals.
Don’t make decisions based on your feelings, but rather try to take a step back and see what your long-term gains or losses will be:
“You don’t have to like the idea of waking up early, but you should like the idea of living a world-class life and being a world-class entrepreneur.”
You will find in this book a lot of tips about productivity and how to get a lot more done each day. I bet, after reading this book, you will be tempted to implement at least one or two ideas for at least 10 days. Soon enough you’ll see the difference it will make in your life.
Take small steps towards a better life. In time, these steps will make all the difference between those that are at the top and those that were left at the bottom:
“If you do things based on your feelings, you’re not going to get very far. Develop the relentless discipline to do what you need to do when you know you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
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