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The art of making money – 17 Rules of Success

They say money attracts money. Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” says people who know the art of money making can start from nothing and make shit loads of money over and over again. The most read book in money making history by Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich” says the same. Paul McKenna’s  “I can make you rich” again repeats the same few fundamentals of getting rich.

So, are there actually rules of becoming rich? Let me first list the 17 rules of success by Napoleon Hill.

17 rules of success:

  1. Do you know what you want? Unless you figure out what you want from life and plan exactly how to, you’ll unsuccessfully drift through life. Having surety of purpose is something that all successful people share.
  2. The mastermind alliance: You cannot be successful alone. There have to be 2 or more brains working to achieve a common target.
  3. Faith – faith is the force that converts your desires into tangible processed results like money.
  4. The extra mile – Give more than what you need to, be generous when giving and humble while accepting.
  5. A pleasing personality is a combination of your thoughts, spirit and physical mannerisms and is the key to success.
  6. Personal initiative: This is the ability that very few people have – the ability to finish what’s started, to start what’s planned.
  7. Positive attitude – As in case of life in general, every project has its ups and downs. positive attitude helps one emerge a winner when other would quit, or give up hope. Positive attitude attracts success, negative attitude attracts failure.
  8. Burning desire: You can hear it in some people’s words, see it in their actions. Burning desire is enthusiasm or faith in action. It radiates and has the ability to persuade people to believe in you and your ideas.
  9. Self discipline: The art of controlling your desires, doing not what you want, but what needs to be done. It involves balancing the desires of your heart and the logic of your brain.
  10. Thought process: The power of thinking is the best reward or worst trait given to man. Use it wisely.
  11. Controlled attention: Keep your thoughts focused on the goal. People often get distracted or excited by something new. The challenge is to control your attention and maintain the focus.
  12. Voluntary teamwork: When you give in abundance, you receive people’s faith and support. This is unpaid, voluntary teamwork which is imperative for success.
  13. Defeat brings success. The art of accepting defeat, learning from it brings a man success. Accept defeat not to be disheartened, but to make it a stepping stone to success.
  14. Creative vision is not a skill that you’re born with. You develop creative thinking by being open, fearless and free. Be creative.
  15. Good health – Good health is important. Good health is often an image of your consciousness or the health of your spirit.
  16. Time and money are never available in excess to successful people. When you believe you have any one in excess, you’re going down the ladder, not up. It is the constant utilization of time and desire for money that makes a person monetarily successful.
  17. Habits, thoughts and deeds craft your life, the way you are, the way you think. Learn and strive to develop positive habits and thoughts and do good to self and others.

In my next post I’ll list the 13 secrets of success by Napoleon Hill.

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I love Bret “the hitman” Hart

Following is the letter I wrote to Bret Hart – Known as Hitman during his WWF wrestling days:

Bret "The Hitman" Hart
Bret “The Hitman” Hart

Hey Bret, since this form doesn’t have image verification and you’re a popular man, you must get a lot of spam mail. That’s why that attractive title.

I am Arjun, presently in London but originally from India. I’ve grown up with you as my hero and role model. The good guy among those bad guys – the Man who knows the importance of not cheating, even if it means getting beaten up, yet strong enough to beat any other man.

Bret, I read about you in detail. I’m sad for what happened and happy that your book’s out.

Just want to say that you’re a great man and my prayers are with you. It would be better if there was a way – website or something where I could read more about you. I guess you want to stay away from the limelight, which is understandable.

😉

Take care Bret
You’re the best there ever will be!!

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Thank you Sarah Palin and WordPress – I’m a top blogger!

While surfing the web, came across Cafepress and saw some cool Anti Sarah Palin T shirts‘ designs. Found ’em pretty interesting and blogged about it. The result?
Top Blog - CafeArjun
Top Blog - CafeArjun

Ranked number 2 amongst Growing Blogs on WP

http://botd.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/growing-blogs-901/

14th Oct, 2008 - Growing blog - CafeArjun
14th Oct, 2008 - Growing blog - CafeArjun

Ranked 58th amongst Top Blogs on WordPress!!

http://botd.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/top-blogs-903/

A heartfelt thank you to Sarah Palin for being her!

Which brings me to today’s news – On being asked by Limbaugh on the Limbaugh show “have you thought of your political future beyond the 2008 US Election Campaign”, Sarah Palin replied “That’s a good question“.. Sarah! Thats another superhit !!

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A man’s struggle

A man's struggle
A man’s struggle

A man struggles – struggles to find his ground. He sees millions of people around him. He sees poor people on crowded streets, selling day to day commodities to sustain a living.. on the other hand he sees thousands of people living posh lives, with luxuries that the poor only dream to have. He wonders.. why this divide? Why this punishment for the poor? He ponders over the topic and strives to change the world where every human being would have equal privileges, a place where every human being would have the power to choose what they want to do.

He draws a path to do that.. and thinks to himself “What good can a man do to the poor unless he has dominance, a voice that has audability to reach all? What good can he do until he is successful, rich and has the power to actually change the world in a meaningful way?

On the other hand, he imagines a scenario where he’d walk down those streets, help the poor with whatever he can, but realises that the task is humongous. Giving up on that route, he tries to take up the responsibility by doing whatever he can to make money in a way that will help the masses anyway and then using it for the poor.

On his path of hardwork, attaining knowledge.. he eventually finds a way to make money. Once there, he realises that there are a thousand avenues open for him to make more money. He tries to make more to make more difference. He thinks what he has made is still not enough to make a difference. He continues on this drive, until he reaches a point where he finds himself on the verge of death, after living a long hard life, and asks himself – “How far will this money go in making those millions of poor lives better”?

At that point he looks back at his life and realises his money, although a lot for him, is no good use to make a larger difference.

He then realises – he always had what it takes to make a difference. He always had a vision, of a better community, he had power in his ideas and thats all he ever needed to change lives of the poor. He regrets not having taught every person he met to dream big, to believe “Nothing is impossible”.. and to tell the same thing to people they met.

He lives a life dedicated to this cause, not realising that his money is never enough. He realises that the only thing he could have done is spread a message of self empowerment and education.

Man is the most powerful machine ever, but it will always remain with a man; what he wants to make of his life.