Letter of Encouragement

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Here is a letter I wrote to a friend that has chosen to not join my business because they do not have time.

Dear ??? and ???,

I was a little bummed out that you guys decided against joining the business. That is fine, as long as you decide to change your future in some other way. I saw something in you guys that a lot of people do not have; it is the way you have set goals, as a family, for your future. There are so many families that have not done this and each spouse is pulling in the opposite direction.

The main reason I was bothered is that you said that you do not have time. You have to excuse me, but I am going to get on my soap box. When you say that you do not have time you are really saying that you are choosing to give something else priority over the opportunity. Many of the people that “do not have time” are actually spending their free time doing things like watching TV and playing videogames. After many years of this have passed they look back and are the same place where they started. I want you to understand that anything worth having will take time and work. Your goal to become a general manager (GM) will be unattainable if you are not willing to put the time and effort into reaching that goal. If you do not make the time to change you will be like everybody else who has done nothing with their lives. If you can find 5 hours a week to work toward your future goals you will surprise yourself with the level of success you reach.

Please, do not take what I am saying the wrong way. I feel this way because I consider you friends and I do not want you to disservice to yourself by not taking action to change your future. Here are some steps to reach success. First, you need to define success in the seven areas in your life: financial, physical, personal development, family relationships, spiritual, career and social. Next you need to create a plan to reach success in each of these areas such that you take action every day toward your goal. Next you need to use the library and learn as much as you can to reach your goals. Here are some books that you should start with:

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad-Robert Kiyosaki
2. 48 Days to the Work You Love-Dan Miller
3. No More Mondays-Dan Miller
4. Financial Peace-Dave Ramsey
5. The Total Money Makeover-Dave Ramsey
5. Awaken the Giant Within-Tony Robbins
6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People-Stephen Covey

Finally, I just want to see you guys succeed be it with me in my business or on your own. Let me know if I can help you to develop your plan for the future.