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How to make money run after you (Part 20)

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Personal growth | 0 comments

“Why You Haven’t Implemented What You’ve Learned Yet, and How To Get Started With Minimal Effort”


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If you have been following my 19 articles on “How To Make Money Run After You”, I’d like to think that I have helped you improve your life by giving you valuable insights based on my life experiences But, the reality is reading / learning how to do something and actually doing it are two very different things.


So in this article I hope to explain how to achieve the results that you need by doing something so simple, that you won’t even notice it.


Why You Haven’t Implemented What You’ve Learned Yet.


First, let me explain a little bit on why implementing what you’ve learned from me is taking longer than you’d like. Tell me if you can relate.


After learning something, your head starts flowing with ideas on how you are going to change your life. You start planning, most of the time just in your head, and then the following happens:


Life sends you a distraction, maybe even several at once i.e. you discover that your company is retrenching and your job is in danger, or your business sales is declining and you have to double your efforts immediately, or you lose some money, or something happens that takes your attention and focus away from what you were thinking of doing. After the distraction, you either forget or lose interest in changing your life.




You don’t get any distractions, you get to write down all the things you need to change in your life. You craft your plan, even type it up and use perfumed paper and make it look pretty. And then you look at it again, get overwhelmed at your plan and you lose interest in changing anything in your life altogether.


How To Get Something Done Despite Life’s Distractions and Avoid Overwhelming Yourself.


We cannot avoid distractions, life does that to you and you cannot change that. But what you can change is how to get something done despite these distractions. In fact, what I will share will completely underwhelm you.


Personally, I am not a planner. I have no skills whatsoever in organizing a “to do” list for implementing all of my life changing ideas. (Which is why I am blessed to have my fantastic wife who is absolutely superb at planning and organizing our lives…but I digress)


So what do I do to get results?


I just pick one very small thing I will do for 5 days (Monday to Friday).


Start With One Small Thing And Make It A Habit.


For example, January of this year I finally made a decision to lose some weight, but instead of doing what I normally do when I get that urge to lose weight — go to the gym, get a fitness coach, go on the latest diet, be grumpy, snarl at everyone, get overwhelmed and forget about the whole thing and not get anything done, I picked just one thing to do everyday from Monday to Friday that will help me lose weight.


I stopped eating rice during dinner. (yes I know pretty cliche)


Let me repeat, only during dinner. I could eat rice for breakfast and lunch but come dinner time, I cannot touch it.  I did it for 5 days, then on Saturday and Sunday, I’d take a break and eat rice. It wasn’t a big move, just a very small change and I barely noticed it. My weight didn’t go down that week.


Then I kept at it the next week, and continued for another week, and another, and another then finally I woke up one day and I had lost 5 pounds and more importantly lost 2 inches off my waist, and you know what the best part was? The change I made was so small that I didn’t give it that much thought, an yet it produced results — with minimal effort.


Now, I do not eat rice during dinner 7 days a week and it has become a habit. In fact it is such a habit now that I’d feel uncomfortable with eating rice at night (I’d feel bloated) Have I lost more weight? Not yet, but I feel so much healthier.


Good Habits Create More Good Habits


Now, when you create a good habit, it most definitely will create, almost automatically, another good habit. Because I lost some weight and inches off my body, Just last week, my body started craving for a little exercise so I started going to the (golf) driving range again. I went once last week for only 30 minutes. Nothing life changing, didn’t even sweat that much, then I went again this week this time for an hour, and guess what, I’m going back again next week, and the next, and the next until I make it a habit once more. Now my body hurts but I feel absolutely great.


Results Follow Habits Automatically


Now of course, my example above is about losing weight, so you might be asking “can I apply this to making money run after me?”




This is a universal technique for anything you want to improve in your life, which most definitely includes making money run after you. Remember, results follow habits automatically and it starts with just one small thing. Now, I have an assignment for you, if you really want results, please do this:


Your Assignment:


Read all the past articles of this series, pick one small action item out of everything I shared (yes just one) that you will do for 5 days starting this Monday until Friday. Make it a habit, then you will see that soon, your habits will produce more good habits, and before you know it, you are achieving results with minimal effort.


Good luck and God bless.


Author Box:

Mark So is a fervent businessman, Investor and educator.  He is the Chairman and CEO of Businessmaker Academy—a business, finance and corporate training center.  He is the founder and Chief Forex Trainer of Forex Club Asia, A Trading club of Forex Traders across Asia. He is also the Founder and Chief Trainer of the Philippine Franchise Institute which specializes in training and growing existing Franchise businesses.  Mark, together with his loving wife also created a website dedicated to teaching people how to make money run after you. A sought after speaker for business, investing, You may email your comments and questions to: or call the office at 6874445 / 6873416 / 6874645 for a schedule of his seminars


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