Welcome Come on In

by Ron DuBois on May 23, 2011

Dear Reader,

Welcome to my work in progress.

The process of writing a book can be a large and daunting task and this is your opportunity to participate. Don’t worry, you’re not going to be asked to write a book. Rather, I am offering you the opportunity to watch over my shoulder as I write mine. By subscribing to this site you will get to read each section of my newest book as it is written. You will be able to post comments, ask questions, and make suggestions. All before the book is actually published.

The subject is Personal Finance – the Title of the book is Financial Grand Slam: 8 Steps to Winning at the Game of Money

This will also be a place where interesting, like minded people like us can connect. And speak our mind…

I always encourage your feedback! Let me know how I’m doing and share your own stories and thoughts. Those who do will be rewarded for their participation :)

You can also expect that this site from here on out will be the hub and source for solid information on our greatest passion!

I’d like to invite you to participate, and subscribe to get involved with the latest conversations! The more we can learn from each other and share our thoughts – the more we can shine a light for others lost in cyberspace and the better the finished product will be!

I look forward to growing in knowledge with you.
Together we change the world! Or at the least create a community where we can express our ideas and share our common interest!

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What’s the Movie Paying inside Your Head?

by Ron DuBois on October 11, 2012

I want to start this post out with a question:

What is the movie playing inside your head?

Are you like 98% of the population playing… the one where you see yourself in the past making mistakes, being an idiot or feeling inferior. Do you review your past mistakes and failures and gloss over your successes?

Or are you more like the 2% who do not constantly replay their past failures and mistakes on the theater of their minds and are the superstars of business, sports and politics. The 2% play a different movie. They play a movie over and over that focuses on the future rather than dwelling on the past they…

Specifically they play their future movie over and over in their minds. They don’t dwell on the past, they are forward-thinking. They use specific strategies to succeed by playing their future success over and over in their minds, not the past. Keep in mind this is a trait of the top 2% of all successful people on the planet.

Not everyone can achieve this kind of success but you can get a lot closer – even getting into the top 20% simply by choosing the right goals and then playing the movie of you succeeding and attaining that goal.

What do you want?

The first step in choosing a goal is deciding what you really want out of life.

If you want to make $40 million dollars then set that as your goal. It doesn’t matter, you just have to DECIDE. Even if you only make $1million after trying to make $40 million who cares?

You got $1 Million.

Remember, a successful person is not going to sit around and complain about the past. They are not going to say to themselves, “Rats, I only made $1 million. I was shooting for $40 million. I must be an idiot”.

They are going to DECIDE and go after hitting the next goal.

Get your mind right about success and don’t take the power you have for granted.

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Net Worth Part Two

June 10, 2011

Figuring your Net Worth using the traditional methodology of Assets – Debts creates a financial starting point that gives you an idea of how healthy your situation is or isn’t. But, as I alluded to earlier, relying too much on this number without considering all the dynamics surrounding it could leave you feeling more secure [...]

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Your Net Worth

June 8, 2011

In the last post I wrote that one of the first places to start when establishing your current financial reality is determining what your present net worth is. I gave a rather simple, but accurate explanation of what net worth represents; everything that you own minus everything that you owe. However, like many areas of [...]

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Assessing your Current Financial Reality

June 7, 2011

Before you can move forward financially, you need to understand where you are starting from. No matter what your financial goals are, it is important to take a present financial snapshot. This financial information will be useful in generating your financial plan as well as for providing a gauge of your progress over time. Over [...]

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Summing up the Foundation

June 6, 2011

The previous exercises were designed to get you thinking about what is important to you. The top desire from your Be Do and Have lists should reflect your most lofty goals. The perspective exercise helped you define why each of these goals is important to you. If you don’t have a strong why for each [...]

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Defining Success

June 4, 2011

Looking at your Be Do Have list should give you a very clear idea of what you really want out of life. I’d like you to consider two things as we move forward. First, your Be Do Have list is likely to change over time. As you go through the process of becoming, doing, and [...]

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Prioritizing

June 2, 2011

Now that you have the Be Do Have lists completed it’s time to fill in the gaps. Before we do that we need to take a good look at your lists and prioritize. If you did the exercise correctly there should be some pretty big gaps between your current situation and your ideal Be Do [...]

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A Matter of Perspective

June 1, 2011

Life can be fleeting. How many times have you heard that? Where did the time go? Suddenly you wake up one morning and realize summer is over or your 40 or some other milestone has come and gone. You look back over the time and realize that you haven’t accomplished as what you had hoped [...]

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Crush It!

May 31, 2011

How can you ensure that your life is lived to the fullest? How can you be the person others look at with envy? What do “those” people have that you don’t and how can you get it? It’s easier than you might think and it all starts with a plan. The saying goes that behind [...]

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