Rich Habits Poor Habits Episode 43 | Never Climb A “Mountain” Without A Guide

Whether it’s climbing Mt. Everest or any other challenging mountain it’s not safe to scale it alone. 

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The potential for danger is high; and like most journeys in life, having someone with you who’s been there before and who has your back — to guide you, encourage you to climb higher, and to warn you of any roadblocks or dangers — is critical to your success.

Guides make all mountaintops attainable.

And the same goes for success and building wealth.

Having guides, coaches, or teachers to help you climb that mountain of financial freedom is one of the most important principles to guarantee your life success.

Learn And Model From Others Who Have Succeeded Before You

What does “model” mean?

It means to emulate or follow someone else’s method.

If you were to climb Mt. Everest, would you try finding your own way up the whole mountain on your own?

Or would you maybe get an experienced guide to show you the way and lead you up the mountain?

I think you’d get a guide, yes?


Because otherwise you’d be dead.


It’s really simple.

It’s no different when it comes to success in any field of endeavor.

Why on earth would you try to figure everything out on your own when you can learn from others who have succeeded before you?

That is one of the best things about the network marketing industry, for example.

In what other business would other people who sell the same product as you, actually do whatever they can to help you?

It would never happen.

People selling the same stuff as you would usually never help you.

Yet there are tons of people in the network marketing industry earning $20,000, $50,000, $100,000 or more per month.

Why isn’t everybody earning that kind of money in other industries?

It’s simple.

They’re not willing to learn and follow the method to earn that kind of money, to be rich and financially free.


Because they have to do it their way.

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But when climbing Mt. Everest, the difference between stepping directly in your sherpa’s footprint and 12 inches outside of it could be the difference between life and death.

I want to remind you of something I tell all of my students: Your way has gotten you exactly where you are.

I’m not saying that that’s bad, but it may not be all that fantastic either.

If you want something different, you’re going to need a new and different way.

Your way doesn’t work like that.

You have to be willing to follow your teacher’s guidance to the letter and do it exactly the way that they tell you to do so.

You do that for a certain amount of time, then you can do it your way.success

How much time do you try it their way?

It’s simple.

Until you’re rich!

When you’re rich, then do it your own way.

Until then, you do it the way of the person who is successful ahead of you.

Don’t be a smarty pants and say, “I know better. It’s my life, this works better.”

Well… I’ll say it again: Your way has gotten you exactly where you are. Are you happy with that?

Now I want to share with you one more bonus principle that radically changed my life and I believe it will do the same for you.

Rich And Financially Free People Admire Other Rich And Financially Free People Sunrise 840201 1920

I want to share with you a philosophy that changed my life.

It comes from Huna, an ancient Hawaiian philosophy of life: “Bless that which you want.”

If you see a beautiful car, bless that car and the owner of that car…

If you see a beautiful house, bless that house and the person who owns the house…

If you see somebody with a wonderful, amazing business, bless that business and that person…


Because anything that you negate, you can never have.

It doesn’t mean don’t be uncritical of the principles of the rich and successful folks you admire, but even then, there’s no room for jealousy.

The more you can learn to admire their achievements, the more you will spiritually be open to learning how they did it.

So when you find a teacher, a coach, or a person in a field of area doing really well that you relate to…

  1. Learn and model from them
  2. Admire them
  3. Follow their lead and don’t veer from it until you’ve made it to the top!








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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

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