Be the Master of Your Own Domain
Pay attention to your own goals, not those of some celebrity you’ll never meet.
I was at the supermarket yesterday buying (in case you’re really interested) an onion and some chicken. Yes, I DO live an exciting life, thank you. Ahead of me in the quick check-out lane was a woman who didn’t catch my interest at first. But have you ever gazed at what people are buying? My items are usually pretty funny. If I’m buying corn flakes, milk and bread, guess what time of day it might be? Yeah….
This woman caught my attention to the point that I thought, “I’ve gotta write about that.”
She was buying a few groceries, none memorable, BUT what was memorable was the stack of grocery store checkout aisle rags the guy was ringing up. This lady wasn’t buying just one, she was buying one of each.
Us Weekly, People, National Enquirer, Star, and all the others. I saw everyone from Prince William to Dolly Pardon (who apparently is dying, according to the uber-reliable grocery magazine). All told, she must have had a stack of eight magazines.
I’m proud to say that I have no clue what these sell for, but let’s pretend it’s $4. Eight magazines times $4 each equals $32 wasted reading half truths about people you’ll never meet and (in my opinion) really shouldn’t care about.
If she were buying one of these magazines, I might write it off as inspiration or even just fun….but eight? Eight? I don’t have that kind of time.
The Key to Success
It’s true. You are what you think about. As a guy who’s struggled with this for years, I’ve learned the hard way. There are times when I don’t want to think about my work….it’s just not that exciting. Guess what happens in my career during those periods? Absolutely nothing. When I surround myself with people who run, work hard, and are successful? When I read about good business? That’s when the magic happens. That’s when luck seems to go my way.
Don’t waste your life reading about someone else’s success.
Instead, how about this: many of my blogger friends wrote a new book called The A to Z of Saving Money. A different blogger peels off a subject beginning with each letter. You’ll get 26 points of view, all of them feeding your brain positive money management advice.
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