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You’ll do more for others than you’ll do for yourself

You’ll do more for others than you’ll do for yourself.

If you want to accomplish more than you have right now, the reason needs to be compelling.

Most of us say, “I want x amount of money.”  The problem is if you’ve never made x amount of money, you don’t know how and the learning curve is usually a bit more brutal than you would have expected.

You’re learning a completely new set of skills (none of which is taught in school), there’s competition, and most people quit.  They would have made it, but they quit – and that my friends could have been avoided.

Here’s one big trick in making it all work – leverage.  Leverage on yourself.  You must make your goal so necessary to achieve that you’ll crawl naked through burning glass to get it.  And since you’re human, you’ll rarely do this for yourself, but you will do it for others.  Think about people in your life who would really benefit from what you’re doing.  Do it for them and you’ll get farther faster.

P.S. Want a fantastic exercise to lock goals in, see page 22-23 of REWIRE. It works.

Square Peg in a Round Hole? – Square Pro’s and Con’s

We’ve been following Square since they launched in 2009, back when the idea of a swipe-based smartphone processing system with no monthly fee and no equipment cost sounded more or less like a fairy tale, too good to be true. Fast forward a few short years – and look around. There are dozens of mobile payment solutions offering exactly this. In fact, merchants have come to expect nothing less than this. Even the smallest businesses who have never processed a dollar before want the lowest rates possible with no monthly fees. Square – and a host of others – have obliged. But as we have learned – this freedom comes with a different kind of price.


There’s No Slowing Down Millennials

Author: A First Data White Paper

Having lived through media saturation since birth, Millennials are among the savviest consumers by default. Still years away from their peak earning years, it’s a vast generation that already controls approximately $2 trillion in liquid assets – a number that is expected to more than triple by 2020 as this enormous segment enters their prime earning years.1millennials

With a smartphone in hand, they’re already transforming how we find, decide on and pay for products and services. The potential for the financial services industry is enormous, but what should those in the banking industry be doing now to begin capitalizing on this growing and influential generation?

To find out, download and read First Data’s exclusive white paper “There’s No Slowing Down Millennials.”