TipsForSuccess.org sends success articles each week to 23,000 subscribers. Use these articles to improve your personal, financial and professional success. Go to www.tipsforsuccess.org for more information.

TipsForSuccess: "What Will Happen to Your Finances in 2009?"


What Will Happen to Your Finances in 2009?

As you know, the world is having financial problems. The stock market and real estate market have crashed. Businesses are going bankrupt. More people have recently lost their jobs than in the past 26 years.

So when will the bad financial times end? Simple.

"Money: an idea backed with confidence." -- L. Ron Hubbard


Many people are not making their loan payments, so banks have lost confidence in borrowers. They do not want to give out loans that may not be paid back.

Investors have lost confidence in the stock market. They are worried they will lose their money, so they sell their stock.

Many workers do not have confidence in their jobs. To be safe, they do not spend much money. They do not borrow money because they are not sure they can pay it back.

Yet, for the economy to recover, people need to have confidence.

Workers need to feel confident that they will keep their jobs. Banks need to have confidence that borrowers will pay them back. Businesses need to have confidence that people will buy their goods and services.

For you to succeed, you also need confidence. You need to know your future will be successful.

What most people do not realize is that their confidence in the future can be created with a mental illusion.

The Future


"Future is the creation of a future illusion and the working toward that illusion to make it a reality." -- L. Ron Hubbard
(from the book, Understanding)

If you imagine a bad future, you'll look for ways to make it a reality. If you think you'll lose your job, your money or your health, you probably will! You will certainly be miserable.

On the other hand, if you create an illusion of a prosperous future, you will also find ways to make it come true. You envision a future where financial conditions dramatically improve. You see everyone succeeding.

By replacing a negative illusion of the future with a positive illusion, you have new confidence! When you have confidence, people around you feel confident, as well.

Recommendation


Step 1: Create an illusion of what you want in the future. Anything you want at all.

Perhaps in your future you feel happier and more secure. Maybe you get more work done, earn more money, help more people or feel healthier than ever.

Hopefully, you also imagine a world without poverty, war, insanity, pollution, crime or suffering.

Once you have created your future illusion, notice how you feel. Do you have more confidence? If not, keep creating an exciting, prosperous illusion until you do.

Step 2: Start making that illusion into a reality.

What can you do in 2009 to make your illusion real? What can you do this month? This week?

What single thing can you do right now, that changes a tiny part of your illusion into reality?

Do that single thing now and you are on your way.

Happy New Year!


Provided by TipsForSuccess.org as a public service to introduce the technology of L. Ron Hubbard to you.

Copyright © 2008 TipsForSuccess.org. All rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

To subscribe, buy books, contact us or learn more about TipsForSuccess.org, click here.

 

TipsForSuccess: "Why Give More than You Receive"


Why You Must Give More than You Receive

Life is not fair.

For example, you give more gifts and holiday cheer than anyone gives to you. You give great advice, but never get thanked for it. You donate more than your fair share to those who are less fortunate than you.

And that's a good thing!

"A human being feels able and competent only so long as he is permitted to contribute as much or more than he has contributed to him." -- L. Ron Hubbard


For example, you promise to give five hours of work to Joe. During those hours, you are focused, efficient and professional. You get so involved with the job, you forget to watch the clock and end up working for almost six hours, but still only charge for five. Joe is impressed and you are proud. Your future with Joe feels secure.

As another example, you tell Chris, "You don't need to work. We'll just give you money each month." At first, Chris thinks this is a great deal. But soon, she wonders, "Am I so useless that no one wants me to work? Can't I make a contribution here?" She feels unable and incompetent. If you then get Chris to do some difficult work for the money, she feels happy and secure.

As a final example, you encourage your children to contribute to the family. Your four-year old sweeps the floors each day. Your ten-year-old takes care of the pets. Your fifteen-year-old washes your car and the house windows every other week. Your family is happy as everyone feels able and competent.

"A man can over-contribute and feel secure in an environment. He feels insecure the moment he under-contributes, which is to say, gives less than he receives. If you don't believe this, recall a time when everyone else brought something to the party but you didn't. How did you feel? -- L. Ron Hubbard


Recommendation


Give a bit more to others than they give to you. Contribute excessive time, money or other forms of help to good causes or good people. Do not expect an extra exchange.

Continue to over-contribute whenever you can. Instead of having a fair exchange with others, arrange for an abundant exchange, with you always giving more than you receive.

As a result, you will feel more able, more competent and more secure. All three feelings are important ingredients to your success!

Happy Holidays!


Provided by TipsForSuccess.org as a public service to introduce the technology of L. Ron Hubbard to you.

Copyright © 2008 TipsForSuccess.org. All rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

To subscribe, buy books, contact us or learn more about TipsForSuccess.org, click here.

 

TipsForSuccess: "A Fast and Easy Way to Be a Better Friend to Yourself"

 


A Fast and Easy Way to Be a Better Friend to Yourself

If you hate yourself, you will most likely fail. If you love yourself, your chances of success are much higher.

So what can you do to increase your love for yourself?

Simple!

"If you love others, you will love yourself."

"If you hate others, you will hate yourself."

"A healthy state of being is to be a friend to yourself." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Exercise

You can try this concept right now.

1. Take a minute to hate people. Look at a few people and just hate them. How do you feel about yourself?

2. Now love others. Look around and love everyone you see. Continue until all the hate dissolves.

How do you feel about yourself now?

3. Spend all day loving people. Find something you love about everyone you meet. Continue until your opinion of yourself improves.

Your road to success is much easier if you are your own best friend!


Provided by TipsForSuccess.org as a public service to introduce the technology of L. Ron Hubbard to you.

Copyright © 2008 TipsForSuccess.org. All rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

 

TipsForSuccess: "A Powerful Success Habit"

 


A Powerful Success Habit

Your ability to learn, to educate yourself, is vital to your success. If you can learn new subjects and master new skills, your opportunities expand significantly. For example, you could write computer programs, understand and work in the international financial world or repair any equipment made.

L. Ron Hubbard discovered several reasons people have a hard time learning. Instead of placing the blame on teachers, society or the lack of education funds, his solutions revolve around study habits.

One of the most important study habits you can have is to use a dictionary.

The Misunderstood Word


This study technique involves the most important study habit you can form. This one habit will allow you to successfully learn any subject, no matter how advanced.

To use this tool, you will need a dictionary. If you do not own one, you must get one. The best dictionary uses simple, easy-to-understand words in the definitions. It's also important that the dictionary shows you the roots (derivations) of words.

Get out your dictionary and look at a few definitions. Are they easy for you to understand? If not, consider buying a simpler dictionary, such as a student or intermediate-level dictionary. If your dictionary is too simple, and does not give you derivations, get a more advanced dictionary.

You can also use the free dictionaries stored on the Internet, such as www.onelook.com.

Using a dictionary, you can now form the following study habit:

"The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he or she has gone past a word that was not understood.

"The confusion or inability to grasp or learn comes AFTER a word that the person did not have defined and understood.

"Have you ever had the experience of coming to the end of a page and realizing you didn't know what you had read? Well, somewhere earlier on that page you went past a word you had no definition for or an incorrect definition for.

"Here's an example. 'It was found that when the crepuscule arrived the children were quieter and when it was not present, they were much livelier.' You see what happens. You think you don't understand the whole idea, but the inability to understand came entirely from the one word you could not define, crepuscule, which means twilight or darkness. (Note: Read the crepuscule sentence again now that you understand the word.)

"It may not only be the new and unusual words that you will have to look up. Some commonly used words can often be misdefined and so cause confusion.

"This datum about not going past an undefined word is the most important fact in the whole subject of study. Every subject you have taken up and abandoned had its words which you failed to get defined.

"Therefore, in studying be very, very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand. If the material becomes confusing or you can't seem to grasp it, there will be a word just earlier that you have not understood. Don't go any further, but go back to BEFORE you got into trouble, find the misunderstood word and get it defined." -- L. Ron Hubbard


Which areas in life do people avoid? Government, taxes, investments, law, medicine, electronics, high tech and so on.

Which areas have the most difficult words? Government, taxes, investments, law, medicine, electronics, high tech and so on.

When people cannot understand the words, they hate the subject. When people understand the words in a subject, they can master the subject.

For example, if you wanted to learn how to form corporations, you could master the subject on your own. First, you could go to the library and check out books on forming corporations. You would then use your dictionary and slowly read the first page of the first book. You would use your dictionary to clear up every word that you weren't sure about. You would probably start with the word "corporation." (Do you know what "corporation" really means? Look it up!) (Corporation: "Something that represents a group of individuals, which is created by law, and exists independently of the individuals. A corporation can act as if it were an individual and own things, sell things, assume legal risks and so on.")

Knowing where words come from (the derivations) also increases your understanding. For example, "corporation" and "corpse" both come from the Latin word "corpus" meaning "body."

While reading your first corporation book you would never go past a sentence that didn't make sense. Never! You would look up the definition of every confusing word. If it still didn't make sense, you would look up every single word in the sentence. You would not read past the sentence until it was perfectly clear to you. As long as you were using the proper definitions for the words, the sentence would then make sense.

Learning about corporations might take a few days, but by the time you finished the first book, you would have a good understanding of corporations. By the time you finished the fifth book, you would know more about forming corporations than 99% of the population.

You could then form your own corporation. Instead of paying an attorney $2500 to put it together for you, you would pay an attorney $200 to check over your work.

What subject do you wish you could understand? Imagine what you could do if you understood all the words in that subject. You could read a book or manual and do anything!

You could build a web site, repair a car engine, prepare your own tax return, operate a bulldozer, understand diseases, do legal work and handle investments more easily.

Understanding the correct definition of every word in a sentence guarantees you correctly understand the sentence. Understanding every sentence you hear or read opens the door to mastering any topic.

So look up your words!

Your success depends on it.


Provided by TipsForSuccess.org as a public service to introduce the technology of L. Ron Hubbard to you.

Copyright © 2008 TipsForSuccess.org. All rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

To subscribe, buy books, contact us or learn more about TipsForSuccess.org, click here.

 

Blog Archive