Traditional vs Online Business. Advantages and Disadvantages

Well, firstly as far as running any business goes, whether is be a traditional business or an online business,  it takes dedication, perseverence, focus and a strong ‘Why’…. a purpose.


Why do you want to be in business anyway. What is your purpose. If it is just money, you have already lost. You will never be successful. You will fail. This is the reason why around 90% of business fail because their only focus is making the big bucks. Banks sell money but their focus is value products. This is why most clever banks are worth a squillion. The dumb banks are bailed out by dumb governments. Who pays for their mistakes I wonder…??? Hmmmmm??

Anyway, your focus must always be value. Let the big bucks take care of themselves. They will flow to you if you create value. Simple. Don’t get me wrong, in business the dollars are like oxygen and you realise how important it is when there is not enough. But focusing all of your attention on making the money will take your attention away from the most important thing, and that is value.

Now, back to the subject of traditional business vs online business.

I’ll list the advantages and disadvantages from my opinion and then you can make up your own mind which one suits you.

Traditional Business ie a bricks and mortar store. One that sells stuff when your doors are open. People come in to your store and buy stuff.

An Online Business is where your entire business is basically virtual (if that is the right word) You can’t physically hold it but it exists.

Advantages of a Traditional.

  • You have an asset if you are buying or own the premises.
  • You have free traffic if you are in a shopping mall next to a major retailer
  • You interact face to face with people/customers

Disadvantages of a Traditional Business

  • Staff
  • Rosters
  • Having to be there
  • Insurances
  • Holiday pay for staff (paying them when they are not there)
  • stocktakes
  • the commute every day
  • hidden taxes and expenses
  • upkeep of the store
  • massive rent if near a major retailer
  • security
  • theft (yes, people do steal things)
  • deliveries at odd hours
  • and there is about 100 more…..

Advantages of an Online Business

  • No staff
  • No rosters
  • Not having to be anywhere in particular
  • Minimal insurances
  • No holiday pay
  • No stocktakes or stock
  • No commute
  • No hidden taxes or expenses
  • No store to upkeep
  • No rent
  • No security needed
  • No theft
  • No deliveries
  • Leverage
  • Not selling my time for money
  • Residual income
  • Choice of where I do business. Can be anywhere in the world that has a phone signal
  • More free time
  • Not getting out of my pyjamas if I don’t want to
  • Not getting dressed up in a penguin suit (corporate)
  • And about 100 more…

Disadvantages of an Online Business

  • um
  • well…
  • I got nuttin’

In a nutshell you may see that I have seen the light when it comes to business based on my decades of experience.

Colin Greig Here:   At the time I wrote this I am 61 going on 31.

Online is the future but traditional is necessary for the moment but fading very fast. The strong will survive but the change is brought about by the masses demands. The ease of online is obvious.

Simple effective and profitable due to the lack of necessary expense.

My choice is Online Business beats Traditional hands down.

p.s. Go to our site and inquire about our Lifestyle Business

Is this the ideal online business for travellers?


We strongly believe so.

An ideal business for travellers.

Hey, Chrissy and Col here

chrissy and col online business entrepreneurs
Working really really hard…
chrissy and col online business entrepreneurs
Working harder… tee hee

We’re talking about an online business for travellers. The olden days are gone as of yesterday. Thank heavens for that.

Traditional businesses, or as we say buying a very expensive job, their days are numbered. They are a necessary part of society but more traditional businesses are going broke than ever.

The internet is here to stay, and what a fabulous tool it is. Awesome. We are in the information age not the industrial age, so it makes sense to hop on the bus. (but we still need people to fix them of course. Don’t get me wrong, I spent 30 years on the tools because I loved it, But I’m now getting a 10x result without crap in my eyes)…. Col.

We can work our business from anywhere in the world. We travel on roadtrips, by air or sea to other places in the world, all the while our business never skips a beat.

This is the sort of freedom that just was not around 20 years ago. It’s absolutely BRILLIANT. To make better than our previous yearly income per month by working smarter not harder is something everyone shoud look in to. All it takes is just one decision to completely change your life.

chrissy and col online entrepreneurs

Lifestyle is now so so easy to change only if you have the guts to make it change. Change is necessary for progress. Change is frowned on by some and they will always be left behind. Embrace the future, the past is gone.

Online is the future and an online business in a $60bil industry with over 20 years experience is really a no brainer.

Go to our site and inquire if you want to, this business is not for everyone but we’re her to stay and have lots of fun.

I love the saying “money doesn’t make you happy but I’d rather be rich and unhappy than poor and unhappy”.  Or the other one, “money doesn’t make me happy but it’s what I can do with it that does”.

It is everyones right to be abundant, it’s natures way. You would not tell a tree not to grow you would be told to get lost.

Is the Rich the People Who are Greedy?

A big Thanks to Robert Kiyosaki for these wise words. Shines a new light on old fashioned thinking.

It’s the poor who are greedy, NOT the rich.


I hear from people who are dissatisfied about their financial situation a lot. What do they say is the cause?

Rich people.

Guess what? If you want to blame anyone, start blaming yourself for your situation.

Ask yourself, “What have you done today to improve your situation?”

What course are you taking? What book are you reading? What business are you starting?

Most people they tell me that the rich are greedy and hoard all the money, leaving the “rest of us” to suffer. They claim that they themselves don’t care about money, not like those greedy, money-hungry rich folks.

But I ask them, what does that not caring look like? Struggling with bills every month, just getting by, with nothing left over for fun, or education, or for giving to those less fortunate.

In fact, they need help themselves, so how can they help others?

In my experience, a lot of poor people are more “greedy” than rich people.

Many poor people insist that:

– The rich should pay all the taxes

– The government should take care of them

– They deserve a higher salary for doing the bare minimum at work

– Wealth should be “redistributed” (meaning THEY get money that someone else earned).

Poor people criticize the rich for being “privileged.”

Well, I would go so far as to criticize anyone who feels that way as being “entitled!”

So much of the media fans the flames. Painting rich people as villains. As if being smart, hardworking and successful were some kind of a crime.

No wonder so many people say they don’t care about money, and they’ll argue with anyone who points out this truth: Those “mean” rich people they hate so much are some of the most generous people around.

Take Bill Gates.

Yes, he’s the wealthiest man in the world, so he has more to give. But get this, according to “Wealth-X”, a wealth research firm, Mr. Gates has donated 32% of his $82.4 billion net worth so far. That’s $27 Billion.

If the average “non-rich” household income is roughly $76,000/year, 32% donated over a 30-year career would be $729,600.

(How many “non-rich” people do you know who would give that much?)

Bill Gates is not alone. Most ultra-wealthy people I know give away more money every year than most people will ever earn in their lifetimes.

My experience is that they are all actively LOOKING for ways to give back.

To them, the biggest luxury of being rich isn’t owning a yacht or an island… it’s having the capacity to make a real difference in the world.

Contrast that with people who are always simply looking for a handout.

So, who’s “greedy” now?

For those who want to keep blaming others for why they’re not where they want to be, I’m not here to change their minds.

For anyone who believes that the world owes them a living, they’re not welcome in my world.

But I am here to help people who want to accept responsibility for their life and for making it better!

Chrissy and Col, Lifestyle Business Professionals.

You CANNOT Manage Time. You have 24 hours at your disposal. 

You CANNOT Manage Time. You have 24 hours at your disposal.

Chrissy and Col here… manage time, good luck.


Most likely you have not been loved or hated as much as Donald Trump has but… (he’s a funny fella…)

24 hours.  That’s how much each one of us have each day at our disposal.

You. Me. Donald Trump. Everyone. Time is the great equalizer.

So how come some people get a lot of things done in a day, while others can’t do one single thing? We all have the same hours in a day, so it can’t be the “lack of time”.

The biggest difference between the successful and the poor is how they spend their free time. 

It’s what we DO with our time, the way we organize our time, is what counts and makes the difference.

I know that “not enough time” is something that we’ve all said at one point in our lives.

You have 24 hours at your disposal. 

Let’s say you sleep/rest 8 hours per day. You’re left with 16 hours.

And let’s say you have a full-time 9-5 job. And you work for 8 hours there, plus 2 hours to commute to and from work. You’re left with 6 hours.

And let’s assume that you have a family and you want to spend some time with them. Take 2-3 hours for that.

And now you’re left with 3-4 hours.

You can watch reruns of Seinfeld. You can watch sports. Or you can actually work on your side business.

It’s your choice.

home based business
home based business

How you spend your free times determines your success in life. 

A lot of people have built a stable 5 and 6-figure businesses with only a couple hours a day. Which still leaves you 1-2 hours of TV/Relaxation time at night, or 1 hour relaxation and 1 hour to work out!

Do you have other responsibilities, and you have only an hour or two per day? OK, start with that.  You’ll find very quickly that you can get a lot done in that time. When you annualise that time it is 730 hours per year. That’s a lot of time from just 2 hours a day.

Just imagine what you can do with 730 hours concentrating on a new business venture… WOW!!!

The key to more time is systemization, preparation, and automation.

This is where our business in a box, comes in.

It’s all about a better Lifestyle.

Contact us, Chrissy and Col …Talk soon 

p.s. Thanks to Robert Kiyosaki for most of these wise words. He’s a great role model for success

The Prosperity of Life SCAM???

Scam… It’s a funny word.

The word scam has negative connotations right from the start, and whenever a person or businesses name is mentioned in the same sentence, they are guilty until proven innocent.


The dictionary says,



  1. 1.
    a dishonest scheme; a fraud.
    “an insurance scam”
    synonyms: fraudswindle, fraudulent scheme, rackettrickdiddleMore
  1. 1.
    “a guy that scams old pensioners out of their savings”
    Now, this is all open to opinions of the individuals involved.  In the ten years we have been with Prosperity of Life,  Chrissy and I  have heard it all.

What we have found over the decades we have been operating is, from the small amount  of the negative scam google gossip that is out there, they all have one agenda. (And that is ALL, not some).

They are all pushing there own business opportunity or scheme or scam of some sort, or whatever it is, by using successful businesses as their vehicle. They all prey on successful businesses like Prosperity of Life, because of the magnetic attraction that anything negative has. Most of which is fiction, opinions or assumptions. Just look at any news program. 90% of the program is negative because that sells more advertising time. People seem to be attracted to the negative while positive gets a back seat. Very odd indeed.

Some actually believe they are ‘saving the world’ by putting their opinion and assumptions in writing. (sarcasm… wow! aren’t we lucky you are wiser than the rest… we’re saved!)

What is that saying?….

“an idiot with a microphone is just a loud idiot”


We all remember the game we played at school called Chinese Whispers.

You start of with 30 kids with a story, and it is passed on down the line. By the time the story gets to the last person it is completely different to when it started.

No similarities at all.

This is exactly what most of google gossip is. Chinese Whispers.

These ‘anti-scam artists’ sites are just selling advertising on their sites and making a killing, at the expense of great legitimate businesses. Not so much monetary expense but reputation expense. But also lost opportunity expense to the people inquiring about the business opportunity.

Most people see right through this negative scam garbage, and they are the ones who do really well in Prosperity of Life. The people who still believe in the google gossip will always be at the effect of the masses or part of the herd, so from that, they would never go past our interview process, or even get close to it.

Our former bank even used google gossip as their tool to close our accounts…. how bazaar…and very unprofessional. We now have a smarter bank.

When it comes down to finding the facts about a business opportunity like Prosperity of Life, go straight to the source and get the real info.

Don’t get sucked into the negative void because that will destroy an otherwise great opportunity for you.

We have been successfully operating and growing for decades. And for a business to do that we must be doing things correctly.

We are all fairly intelligent people. Do your own due diligence and work out for yourself what is fact, and what is fiction. Don’t procrastinate as time is tickin’.

Click here to submit your details and we can get the right info, to you.

But be careful because… scam chuckle chuckle…

My thanks also go to my very good friends, Rachel and Shane Krider for being instrumental in me travelling this $uccessful yellow brick road.

Chrissy and Col… (google us) be careful… more chuckles

The Best Ways to Beat Procrastination.


Perseverance is about as important to achievement as gasoline is to driving a car. Sure, there will be times when you feel like you’re spinning your wheels, but you’ll always get out of the rut with genuine perseverance. Without it, you won’t even be able to start your engine. Procrastination will stop you from picking up you keys.

The opposite of perseverance is procrastination. Perseverance means you never quit. Procrastination usually means you never get started, although the inability to finish something is also a form of procrastination.

Ask people why they procrastinate and you’ll often hear something like this: “I’m a perfectionist. Everything has to be just right before I can get down to work. No distractions; not too much noise; and of course I have to be feeling well physically, too. I can’t work when I have a headache.” The other end of procrastination—being unable to finish—also has a perfectionist explanation: “I’m just never satisfied; I’m my own harshest critic; if all the i’s aren’t dotted and all the t’s aren’t crossed, I just can’t consider that I’m done. That’s just the way I am, and I’ll probably never change.”

Do you see what’s going on here? A fault is being turned into a virtue. The perfectionist is saying their standards are just too high for this world. This fault-into-virtue syndrome is a common defense when people are called upon to discuss their weaknesses, but in the end it’s just a very pious kind of excuse-making. It certainly doesn’t have anything to do with what’s really behind procrastination.

Remember, the basis of procrastination could be fear of failure. That’s what perfectionism really is, once you take a hard look at it. What’s the difference between being afraid of being less-than-perfect or afraid of anything else? You’re still paralyzed by fear. What’s the difference between never starting or never finishing? You’re still stuck. You’re still going nowhere. You’re still overwhelmed by whatever task is before you. You’re still allowing yourself to be dominated by a negative vision of the future in which you see yourself being criticized, laughed at or punished. This negative vision of the future is really a mechanism that allows you to do nothing. It’s a very convenient mental tool.

I’m going to tell you how to beat procrastination. I’m going to show you how to turn procrastination into perseverance, and if you do what I suggest, the process will be virtually painless. It involves using two very powerful principles that foster productivity and perseverance instead of passivity and procrastination.

Break it down.

No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, whether it’s writing a book, climbing a mountain or painting a house, the key to achievement is your ability to break down the task into manageable pieces and knock them off one at one time. Focus on accomplishing what’s right in front of you at this moment. Ignore what’s off in the distance someplace. Substitute real-time positive thinking for negative future visualization.

Related: How to shift your results immediately 

Suppose I ask you if you could write a 400-page novel. Sounds impossible, right? But suppose I ask you a different question. Suppose I ask if you can write a page and a quarter a day for one year. Do you think you could do it? Now the task is starting to seem more manageable. We’re breaking down the 400-page book into bite-size pieces. Even so, I suspect many people would still find the prospect intimidating. Do you know why? Writing a page and a quarter may not seem so bad, but you’re being asked to look ahead one whole year. When people start to look that far ahead, many of them automatically go into a negative mode. So let me formulate the idea of writing a book in yet another way. Let me break it down even more.

Suppose I ask you if you can fill up a page and a quarter with words—not for a year, not for a month, not even for a week, but just today? Don’t look any further ahead than that. I believe most people would confidently declare that they could accomplish that. These are the same people who feel totally incapable of writing a whole book.

If I said the same thing to those people tomorrow—if I told them, I don’t want you to look back, and I don’t want you to look ahead, I just want you to fill up a page and a quarter this very day—do you think they could do it?

One day at a time. We’ve all heard that phrase. That’s what we’re doing here. We’re breaking down the time required for a major task into one-day segments, and we’re breaking down the work involved in writing a 400-page book into page-and-a-quarter increments.

Keep this up for one year, and you’ll write the book. Discipline yourself to look neither forward nor backward and you can accomplish things you never thought you could possibly do. And it all begins with those three words: Break it down.

Write it down.

We know how important writing is to goal-setting. The writing you’ll do for beating procrastination is very similar. Instead of focusing on the future, you’re going to be writing about the present just as you experience it every day. Instead of describing the things you want to do or the places you want to go, you’re going to describe what you actually do with your time, and you’re going to keep a written record of the places you actually go.

In other words, you’re going to keep a diary of your activities. And you’re going to be amazed by the distractions, detours and downright wastes of time you engage in during the course of a day. All of these get in the way of achieving your goals. For many people, it’s almost like they planned it that way, and maybe at some unconscious level they did. The great thing about keeping a time diary is that it brings all this out in the open. It forces you to see what you’re actually doing—and what you’re not doing.

Your time diary doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. Just buy a little spiral notebook that you can easily carry in your pocket.  When you go to lunch, when you drive across town, when you go to the dry cleaners, when you spend some time shooting the breeze at the copying machine, make a quick note of the time you began the activity and the time it ends. Try to make this notation as soon as possible; if it’s inconvenient to do it immediately, you can do it later. But you should make an entry in your time diary at least once every 30 minutes, and you should keep this up for at least a week.

Break it down. Write it down. These two techniques are very straightforward. But don’t let that fool you: These are powerful and effective productivity techniques. This is how you beat procrastination. This is how you get yourself started.

Another thankyou to Jim Rohn

Chrissy and Col Greig, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs.

Our videos turned out absolutely fantastic

Marketing videos a very good strategic business move.

Recently we went to Thailand to visit Rachel and Shane Krider, very good friends for the last 10 years and owners of  a personal development business now worth over $170 mil.

We are proudly part of this business and we stayed with them in their resort style home on the beach.

videos are great

Absolutely beautiful… stunning. Enormous gratitude for their hospitality, generosity and friendship.

We were invited to stay for about 5 days and while we were there we had the chance to do our new marketing videos. What great fun that was. We had a professional film crew headed by Phil with Charlie and Joe. The company called Helicam used drones and a multitude of cameras and gadgets to take a million photos, videos and audios.

The end result is a very professional brilliant marketing tool. But also captured the simplicity and fun part of this business.

Take a look…

Video 1 an introduction to our business

Video 2 Our positioning piece. Shown after someone has decided to go forward.

Video 3 Our thankyou video . After someone has put their information into our website inquiring from an ad.

We were pampered and chauffeured and wined and dined and filmed and … did I say pampered… all in the name of getting the right shots… of course. What an experience. One which will stay with Chrissy and myself for a very long time.

For the last 9 years or more, the time which we have been involved with Prosperity of Life, we have been to a dozen different countries, been to dozens of seminars and conferences on wealth creation and advanced personal development, attended gala balls, theme parties in million dollar mansions, driven exotic cars and generally had a ball with an expanding group of like minded driven people who focus on success, and not being around people who are constantly whinging and whining about why they haven’t.

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The circle of people we associate with now are the people going places. This has a direct effect on our future results. Your circle of influence does 100% effect you and your results. So we decided that the “oh poor me” type of person was NOT the type we need to be around. And also they are much more fun to be around. Nobody complains. Nobody whinges and nobody has any excuse as to why they cannot achieve anything. Nothing is impossible.


We are the creators of our own existence and experiences, and are fully responsible for our own results.

WE LOVE THAT!… Chrissy and Col


We’re off to Thailand. Leadership has its perks.

Being part of leadership within Prosperity of Life, we are positioned very well to be offered things that would not ordinarily be offered.

We are going to Thailand in 3 weeks to get some promotional videos done by the marketing team. The videos will be shot in and around Shane and Rachels new luxury mansion in Thailand.


Taken from their drone off the beach from the property


Greg who leads the team has around 30 years experience in marketing and is instrumental in the making of our award winning short films. He has done many multi million dollar ads for the superbowl in the states and countless others in his long and successful career.

We  are thrilled to have this opportunity.

This experience is second to none as far as marketing goes. I am positive it will give our already great results a real boost.

Yahoo is all I can say. Absolutely Brilliant

Chrissy and Col Greig

And another thing… Our secret to our success is being focused, being positive at all times (very difficult sometimes) and just not giving in to the nay sayers. Those people will always try to drag you down to their level. This was not an option for us.

Our leadership dream became reality because of our resilience.

We are so determined to continue with our success and that’s not just the financial success, but the emotional and personal development success, nobody but nobody will get in our way.

We are driving the bus.

Either get on and enjoy the ride or get out of the way. This how all successful people feel. They never let ‘average’ or ‘normal’ dictate the terms.

The individual is very intelligent but the masses are dumb.

Do yourself a favour and be an individual.

You’ll be better of for it.

BIG PLUS… TURN OFF THE NEWS. You Don’t need it.

CNN (constantly negative news)

5 Reasons why you aren’t Rich (yet)

I share these very wise words from the Kiyosaki’s because I have the utmost respect .
Thank you Kim and Robert. Absolutely Brilliant.
Chrissy and Colin Greig, Home Business Entrepreneurs.

5 Reasons You Aren’t Rich (Yet)

The road to financial freedom is not easy. As soon as you set off on this path, you run into roadblock after roadblock. Many people become disheartened and give up right away. Others plug along for a while, but without results, they soon give up. Only a tenacious few can push forward and become truly rich.

I often meet people who have been following the path for a while and don’t understand why they aren’t any closer to financial freedom. They’ve read the books, taken courses, and can read and interpret the financial column of the newspaper with ease.

Many of them approach me asking, “I’m financially literate, but I still can’t seem to increase my income. What am I doing wrong?”

My answer to them is: “It might not be something you’re doing, but something you’re feeling that’s holding you back.”

Our emotions and behaviors dictate our future more than we care to admit. And sometimes, it’s the things we’re feeling or the attitudes we’re carrying around that are keeping us from moving forward.

Five things holding you back

There are five main reasons why financially literate people may still not develop abundant asset columns that could produce a large cash flow.

They are:

1. Fear

2. Cynicism

3. Laziness

4. Bad habits

5. Arrogance

Most people struggle with many of these factors, whether consciously or unconsciously. Conquering them is not easy, but it is necessary to achieving true wealth.

1) Fear

This is by far the most prevalent reason most people are not wealthy. If you weren’t afraid of anything, what would you do right now that could make you rich? Quit your job? Start your own company? Invest your savings in assets?

So many people spend their time reading and studying and increasing their financial literacy, but when it comes to acting on their knowledge, they balk. They’re afraid.

Fear is understandable. Taking risks, making changes, it’s all scary. It’s alright to feel afraid. What’s not alright is letting your fear overwhelm you to the point that you don’t act. That’s when fear goes from being natural to being a roadblock standing in your way of true freedom.

2) Cynicism

Cynicism is another form of fear. It’s a distrust that prevents you from having the confidence to move forward.

This distrust could be of yourself, and manifest in overwhelming self doubt. It could be paranoia about the markets, or questioning a solid deal, and backing out of an investment at the last minute.

However cynicism manifests itself, it will hold you back. You have to learn to distinguish between a genuine concern and an overblown fear. If you are financially literate, and have done your homework, you have to trust in your ability. You can’t let others talk you out of what you know is right, and you can’t talk yourself out of trusting in your knowledge.

3) Laziness

We all think we know what laziness looks like. Lying on the couch for five hours straight watch Netflix and eating popcorn. If you accuse a hardworking person of being lazy, you’ll get a very angry retort.

But laziness affects all of us, and busy people are often the laziest people of all. People easily become “too busy” to take care of the important things, like their health, their family, and their money. They go to their job and work all day, and are too exhausted when they get home to do anything else.

When they aren’t busy with work or family, they’re often busy watching TV, playing golf, or shopping. Yet deep down they know they are avoiding something important.

That’s the most common form of laziness: laziness by staying busy.

So take a long, honest look at your life. Is your excuse for not investing the fact that you’re too busy? What does that mean? What are you really busy with? And how is that holding you back from financial freedom?

4) Bad habits

Habits control our future. Cultivate bad ones, and your future slips out of your control.

Bad habits are often the worst things holding us back. They’re extremely hard to break; it takes discipline and continued conscious effort.

A lot of people don’t have the discipline to break their bad habits. And worse, many people don’t even realize that their habits are bad in thefirst place. For example, someone who sleeps late on the weekends might think they’re catching up on needed sleep. But that habit is taking away several hours that they could be researching investments or building a side business.

Examine the habits in your life. Some of them might be so ingrained in your routine you don’t notice them. But how are they holding you back?

5) Arrogance

Robert’s rich dad often said, “Every time I have been arrogant, I have lost money. Because when I’m arrogant, I truly believe that what I don’t know is not important.”

I have found that many people use arrogance to try to hide their own ignorance. They bluster through, overcompensating with confidence to hide the fact that they don’t know what they’re doing. Instead of humbly acknowledging where they need to change, they blame other people and circumstances for their own failures.

Put another way, many arrogant people who read this blog probably thought,“That doesn’t apply to me” to every single thing above.

If you can’t be honest and humble with yourself, you don’t have a chance of achieving financial freedom.

The good news

Now for the best part. If you’re suffering from one or more of the above, it means you have a very good chance of being rich. All you have to do is learn to conquer the roadblock holding you back.

Of course, that’s not easy. In fact, it’s incredibly difficult, otherwiseeveryone would be rich. But acknowledging the factors holding you back fromincreasing your wealth is the first step. With practiced effort, you canovercome these bad habits and emotions and find your way to freedom.



How to Stop the Negative Monkey Chatter

Rohn: How to Stop Listening to the Negative Voice in Your Head, removing the monkey chatter.

The negative monkey chatter in your head will drive you nuts and away from being successful.

monkey chatter

And start listening to the still, small voice of success—which resides inside all of us. The calm observing aware voice.   Jim Rohn
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                                                                a much better place to be in…..

Why are we so frequently inclined to do the things that are least important but so reluctant to do the essential things that success and happiness demand? What is the voice that whispers to us: Just let it all slide. Why worry about all that discipline nonsense? It is the voice of negativity, a voice that has grown increasingly stronger over the years as a result of being around the wrong influences, thinking the wrong thoughts, developing the wrong philosophy and making the wrong decisions.

Related: How to Stop the Rampage of Negative Thoughts

Part of the solution to quieting the voice of negativity, the monkey chatter, is learning to listen to the still small voice of success, which resides inside each of us. The voice of success is constantly struggling to be heard about the loud promptings of the voice of failure. Our own free agency allows us to follow whichever voice we choose. Every time we allow ourselves to succumb to the voice of the dark side of life, and are persuaded to repeat errors instead of mastering new disciplines, the voice of negativity grows stronger. Conversely, each time we listen to the urgings of the voice of success, and are persuaded to turn off the TV to pick up a book, to open our journals and record our thoughts, or to spend a quiet moment pondering where our current actions might be leading us, the voice success responds to these new disciplines and grows in strength and volume as each day passes. For each new discipline, another step forward.

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We can never totally eradicate the voice of failure from within us. It will always be there, urging us to think and feel and act in a way that is contrary to our own best interests. But we can effectively silence this destructive influence by developing a sound philosophy and a positive attitude about life and our future. We just need to take the megaphone away and destroy it.

Creating a new philosophy is easy to do. Making new and better decisions is easy to do. Developing a new attitude is easy to do. All the worthwhile and rewarding things are easy to do, but the major challenge—the one that could leave us with pennies instead of fortune and trinkets instead of treasures—is that it is is also easy not to do.

We must keep a watchful eye on the subtle differences between success and failure, and be ever mindful of the inner urgings that would have us repeating costly errors rather than developing new disciplines.

We must each make our own conscious decision to reach out for the good life through the refinement of our thoughts and the careful examination of the potential consequences of our accumulated errors. We must not allow ourselves to think that the errors do not matter. They do. We must not allow ourselves to assume that a lack of discipline in one small area of our lives will not make a difference. It will. And we must not allow ourselves to believe that we can have all that we want to have and become all that we wish to be without making any changes in the way we think about life.  This is Be, Do, Have.

The journey toward the good life begins with a serious commitment to ignoring the monkey chatter and changing any aspect of our current philosophy that has the capacity to come between us and our dreams. The remaining pieces of the puzzle of life can be of little value if we have not first made the firm resolve to do something with this piece of the puzzle.

Everything is within our reach if we will read the books, use the journals, practice the disciplines, and wage a new and vigorous battle against neglect. These are some of the fundamental activities that lead not only to the development of a new philosophy, but also to a new life filled with joy and accomplishment. Each new and positive activity weakens the grip of failure and steers us ever closer to the destination of our choice. Each new, disciplined step taken toward success strengthens our philosophical posture and increases our changes of achieving a well-balanced life. But the first step in realizing this worthy achievement lies in becoming the master of our ship and the captain of our soul by developing a sound personal philosophy.

Again, huge thanks goes to the late Jim Rohn.  He will live on forever.

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