If you are working towards financial freedom, you already know you need to do more than work a regular 9-5 job to achieve financial independence. But you might be surprised to find out that all the secrets to building wealth are contained in the lyrics of classic rock n’ roll songs.
The real trouble is, finding a way to gain focus, so you can systematically apply knowledge to your goal. Your surroundings and environment play a major factor in your ability to truly appreciate the opportunities around you.
As someone who has gone through the gauntlet of financial bankruptcy to billions, I can tell you that most of the time the answer you are looking for is much closer than you think. There is no magic button to succeed, the truth is you: you already have the tools and resources to take your success to the next level if you know how to tap into your inner master. I like to listen to music and shut out all other distractions when I’m at work and a lot of my inspiration has to me this way.
So without further ado, let me share 5 of the most important lessons from Rock and Roll.
Lesson #1: The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
Learn from your experiences: Where’s the most bang for your buck these days? Stockopedia (the Stock Market Encyclopaedia for the Web) released findings on actively managed funds (investments through financial institutions) and discovered that 70% of all profits are pocketed by the managers – not the investors. So, wouldn’t you know it – as is the case with most things in life, if you really want to get something done, you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and put a little elbow grease into it.
On the one hand, this demonstrates why investment funds have such low return rates. And on the other hand, it shows the continued value in Do-It-Yourself methods.
That is exactly why I continue to foster the development of self-directed investments and entrepreneurship.
Lesson #2: Europe – Final Countdown
Be aware of opportunities around you: If you still talk about that time you could have, should have but didn’t, you need to move on. Life keeps going and you need to be aware of opportunities around you.
Did you know the #1 investment choice for Canadians (yes even those actively managed funds that take most of the profits) is buying and selling U.S. real estate?
Listen: when the U.S. real estate market crashed, sure there was (and still is) a whole lot of talk about the economic recession.
But – there is also a very important silver lining in that black cloud my friend.
The hottest commodity on Earth, U.S. real estate, went on clearance liquidation…and time is running out to cash in.
Lesson #3: Joe Cocker – With a Little Help from All My Friends
Get support to achieve your goals: Now, let’s not forget the importance of support. If you are truly serious about making a change in your life, you can’t be a total egomaniac.
A hint of narcissism is just fine, but don’t go overboard. Whether you want to accomplish small goals or a tremendous feat, having support and direction will make it all come together better and faster.
Lesson #4: Tom Petty – Won’t Back Down
Be persistent: Hey, you didn’t succeed the first time? Join the club. Accomplishing major goals is no cakewalk so you need to be persistent.
Anyone who claims to have gotten it right the first time is either lying or headed on a one-way track to a major slip-up. Why? Go back to number one – when you experience failure, you learn valuable lessons.
Don’t let perceived failure discourage you. Get up, dust yourself up and give it another go with your new hard-won wisdom.
Lesson #5: Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Laces Out: Day in and day out, you have to stay the course and be committed. When you achieve, it isn’t time to sit back and relax.
You might choose to expand your business ventures or set up a platform to help others – or both. The point is: when you keep pushing your limits, you are actually living.
Next time you find yourself watching TV mindlessly or checking your phone for the umpteenth time – try this instead.
Turn off your internet, close the door, shut off your phone, put on a playlist and get some work done. If you stick to a schedule and get at least 30 minutes of work each day towards achieving your goal, you’ll be amazed at your results.