21 Favorite Tips And Quotes From The World’s Greatest Influencers

21 Favorite Tips And Quotes From The World’s Greatest Influencers

One of the hardest things for me when I started to get involved in entrepreneurship, was getting to know and discover who were the best people out there, the people who offered the best content on their fields.

I would never interact in forums asking for help and asking advice on who would be someone I should follow.

Normally I would just type my question into Google and the first result would be yahoo answers or Wikipedia, it would solve the question but it wouldn’t take me anywhere else.

 

After having a real breakdown in my life and seeking advice online, I found Ameer Rosic and his video called “How to organize your life in one week”. I was impressed with the quality of his content, it wasn’t just like a lecture or a script just read from Wikipedia, he was actually being authentic, inspiring and vulnerable. This was one of the first times I saw a video online with so much valuable content and not only that, I could also see the dedication and the amount of energy behind that video, he was actually sharing his valuable information for free! That’s when I realized that there was more than just random and crappy content, and from that day forward I’ve been discovering some of the best in the fields of #Performance and Productivity #Sales and Online Marketing and #Business and Startups.

So, basically In this post, I just wanted to share a list of some of the people I trust and follow, with a tip or advice from each one. The purpose, is to help you connect with real authentic people online who you can count on, delivering really valuable information that can solve questions or simply inspire to do something differently and be more successful.

I’m going to write a list with all the names I’m including, and they are also divided by categories, so please feel free to jump around and discover for yourself, someone that can have an impact in your business or your life.  Some of these influencers have Periscope (the new viral live Stream app owned by Twitter) If I know they have Periscope I will put their username underneath their name, so you can watch them in live broadcasts.

It was supposedly 21 influencers,

21 Favorite tips and Quotes from the world’s greatest influencers

ut I added an extra bonus so it’s 22 influencers in total!

Enjoy the read 🙂

 

#Performance/Productivity

  • David Allen
  • Garry Keller
  • John C. Maxwell

 

#Marketers/Growth Hackers

  • Matthew Barby
  • Neil Patel
  • Jay Baer
  • Simon Sinek
  • Michael Hyatt
  • Robbie Richards
  • Ryan Holiday
  • Bryan Harris
  • Loz James
  • Bryan Dean
  • Ameer Rosic
  • Dan Martell
  • John Lee Duma
  • Michael Brenner
  • Jon Loomer
  • Ian Cleary
  • Evan Carmichael

 

#Money/Sales

  • Grant Cardone
  • T. Harv Eker

 

 

 

#Performance/Productivity

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David Allen

 

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“Too much information creates the same result as too little: you don’t have what you need, when and in the way you need it” David Allen

 

David Allen is the writer of “How to get things done” he has showed me a powerful system to manage all of the ideas and thoughts I have flying around in my head, it’s a very simple system that makes a huge difference.

 

First tip:

From the book “Getting things done”

Many people think they’ve determined the next action when they get it down to “set meeting”. But that’s not the next action, because it’s not descriptive of physical behavior.

How do you set a meeting?

Well, it could be with a phone call or an e-mail, but to whom? Decide. If you don’t decide now, you’ll still have to decide at some other point.

If you haven’t decided the next physical action required to kick start it, there will be a psychological gap every time you think about it even vaguely. You’ll tend to resist noticing it, Which leads to procrastination.

 

Examples of differences between task or projects and a next action (Physical behaviour)

 

  • Clean the garage

…Well, I just have to get in there and start. Oh, wait a minute, there’s a big refrigerator in there that I need to get rid of first. I should find out if Hohn Patrich wants it fir his camp. I should…

  • Call John re: refrigerator in garage.

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Second tip: 

David Allen explains how he has discovered over many years that the best way to be reminded of an action is by the particular context required for that action – that is, either the tool or the location or the situation needed to complete it.

 

The most common categories for which actions can be divided accordingly are:

  • Calls
  • At computer
  • Errands (miscellaneous)
  • At office
  • At home
  • Anywhere
  • Agendas (for people and meetings)
  • Read/Review

 

If you are one of those people who writes notes on a smartphone and want’s to have the note available when you need it, I recommend that you use an app called Evernote, a powerful digital tool that allows you to put tags on any note you take. And allows you to find any notes through the appropriate tag.

 

Garry Keller

 

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Garry Keller wrote a book called “The One Thing” and this book opened up a new perspective of how to define what is important to do, especially in this world where we have so many things to do.

“What is the one thing that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary” Gary Keller

 

Tip: Ask that question to yourself and once you know the answer, go ahead and take action on that one thing by blocking a chunk of time on your calendar to complete, that will allow us to start moving step by step and gain momentum

 

John C. Maxwell

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“Dont ever be impressed with goal setting; be impressed with goal getting. Reaching new goals and moving to a higher level of performance always requires change, and change feels awkward. But take comfort in the knowledge that if a change doesn’t feel uncomfortable, then it’s probably not really a change.” John C. Maxwell

Not long ago, when I first went to Barnes and Noble to the Business and Entrepreneurship section, I saw for the first time John C. Maxwell, he had 7 to 10 books on the shelf, I started reading one and couldn’t stop thinking of all the value he was giving out. Since then I’ve had so much respect for him, he claims to have published 71 books.

 

First Tip: We always obtain new information from seminars, workshops, books, podcasts etc. But how many times do we go back to that information and use it appropriately? The next symbol system, allows having a clear picture on how to process the information we have captured.

 

An arrow like this → means to look at this material again

 

An asterisk like this * next to a marked section means to file it according to the subject noted

 

A bracket like this [ means that I want to use what’s marked in a lecture or a book

 

An arrow like this ↑ means this idea will take off of I work at it.

 

 

Second Tip: From the book “Good leaders ask great questions” Maxwell shares a set of questions that we should all ask on a learning session especially with someone that we value and honor:

 

-What is the greatest lesson you have learned? (You seek their wisdom)

-What are you learning now? (Benefit from their passion)

-How has failure shaped your life? (You get an insight into their attitude)

-Who do you know whom I should know? (Allows engaging with their network)

-What have you read that I should read? (Directs me to their personal growth)

-What have you done that I should do? (Seek new experiences)

-How can I add value to you? (Shows my gratitude and desire to add value to them)

 

 

#Marketing/Business (online)

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Mathew Barby

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Mathew Barby is one of the best out there doing case studies, he publishes case studies that are detailed and to the point, a step by step process to solve situations especially concerning online marketing! Everything that is terrible about my content – A case study As a matter of fact, I will include the introduction to this article.

 

Tip: Always analyze what is working and what’s not working so we can have a clear picture on how to improve.

 

Over the past year I’ve written tons of pieces of content that help to grow traffic to my blogs, grow my social following and drive direct business inquiries. Having the opportunity to regularly write for a lot of the top digital marketing blogs like Moz, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal has been a huge catalyst for all of the above as well.

Having said this, not all of my content has had the impact that I’d hoped for. For me, this isn’t always a bad thing because it helps me gauge what my readers are after so that I can improve my content going forward.

If you’re churning out tons of content every month, you’d have to be mad not to take a step back and question what’s working. This is exactly what I do each month, or each time I target a specific type of audience in order to maximize the return on investment that I get. Whether I deem this as being through link acquisition, social shares and network growth, email subscribers or direct business leads, a structured content analysis process is what helps me realize this.

I’m going to share the process that I take when it comes to analyzing content in my own blogs and on the blogs that I write for. This has helped me dramatically increase traffic to my blogs and ensure that every minute of time I spend on creating new content has the maximum possible potential to deliver ROI.

Men, this is so cool, isn’t it?

Read more

 

Neil Patel

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There is no words for the valuable content that Neil Patel produces, the content that he offers, is almost like having an online university right there in front of you, I think anyone that wants to become a growth hacker, content marketer or blogger should go to Neil’s website to obtain everything they needs to succeed.

 

Tip: One of the reasons why people struggle to write a 2000-word article is that they lack the facts.

Writing isn’t all about typing – you’ve got to know what you’re writing about. For example, before I started writing this article, I first researched and collected lots of resources on how to write more easily and quickly.

Your facts will form the outline that you’ll expand on later.

 

For the people that don’t know what a growth hacker is, the article Neil wrote How to use growth hacking to attract and retain customers. Explains the ins and outs of what a growth hacking is and how to do it.

 

Today, let’s talk about growth hacking.

Every business owner will do whatever to grow their business. Today, we have at our disposal more information, tools, resources, and skill sets than ever before. How do you take advantage of all of these assets to grow your business?

Finding innovative ways to get things done in order to achieve a definite result is the job of a hacker. Growth hacking was first used by startups to achieve significant growth rates for their businesses.

In 1996, co-workers Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith built a web-based email system (Hotmail). And within 6 months, they had their first 1 million users. By the time they sold it to Microsoft 17 months later, they had clocked 12 million users.

How did they achieve this significant growth within a short time? That’s growth hacking at work. And you’ll learn all about it in the article: How to use growth hacking to attract and retain customers

 

 

Jay Baer

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“Honesty and authenticity online is the springboard to your success”

Jay Baer

 

This is his tip: The content that will be effective is the one where people would pay for it. Start doing things that will be so useful that people will pay for that information. Example: Your Facebook is a combination between family and friends, as a company you are not just competing for attention against other companies, you are competing against everybody and everything “Are you more interesting than my wife?” You can fight for attention just by trying to stand out or you can be inherently useful. Your customers and perspective customers will keep you close. And show you they trust you by suscribing to your email newsletter, liking your Facebook, they will follow you on instagram, they will follow you with pinterest only and only if you are truly and inherently useful.

 

 

Simon Sinek

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What I love about Simon Sinek is his simplicity in explaining things.

 

When we analyze Apple and compare it with other companies, there is something different.

 

“If Apple where like everyone else, a marketing message from them may sound like this: we make great computers, they are beautifully designed simple to use and user friendly. Want to buy one?” If someone sold us something like that, it wouldn’t be convincing.

“That’s how most of us communicate, that’s how most marketing and sales are done, we say what we do, we say why we are different or better and we expect some sort of behavior or purchase… But it’s uninspiring”

 

“Here is how Apple actually communicates: everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently, the way we challenge the status quo, is by making our products beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly, we just happen to make great computers. Want to buy it?

 

This is his tip: people don’t buy what you do, people buy why you do it, and that explains why we are all so comfortable buying a computer from Apple.

 

You can watch his Ted Talk:

 

 

Michael Hyatt

Periscope: #Michaelhyatt

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The first time I heard him, I was impressed with the content he was sharing on how to create an email list. I was inspired to begin my email newsletter in the moment. Besides his knowledge in content marketing, he also focuses on leadership and that’s why his tip is about strengths and weaknesses:

 

His tip: Focus on your strengths: he personally recommends these two books: Now discover your strengths and Strength finders 2.0. “If we focus on hour strengths rather than our weaknesses we can gain a lot more traction. When we focus on our weaknesses we can see very little improvement, on the other hand, observing our strengths makes us see very big gains.

 

Robbie Richards

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He is the real deal, If you are interested in finding someone that can show you how to expand your business online, he has all the right content already created in simple guides for any entrepreneur to follow.

If you like the new names you are listening in this blog, you should check his article:  He has put together a list of 80 online marketing experts that have directly influenced the way he approach online marketing. I actually got very inspired from his blog post.

 

 

The Tip from Robbie is: in order to be the best, you need to learn from the best. Who are you learning from? Who is your mentor? Do you have a coach?

 

Ryan Holliday

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How about if I told you that this guy at 28 years of age has written 3 books in only 3 years, that’s spectacular, a lot of people can’t even get their first book published. He has amazing stuff to offer in terms of content marketing only if you visit his blog. 😉

 

The tip he gives: This is for all the people who want to learn the system he uses to create 3 books: “If I have a thought, I write it down on a 4×6 notecard and identify it with a theme–or if I am working on a specific project, where it would fit in the project. For instance, as I was preparing for my next book, The Obstacle is The Way, I filled out thousands of these cards for ideas and concepts that I wanted included in the book. Some examples:”

 

-“Don’t be the slave of circumstance.” (intro)

-“We know objectively that we learn from failure, yet we spend all our time trying to avoid it. Why?” (intro)

-“Gaman–the Japanese word for endurance” (Persistence)

-“Our actions our constrained, our will is not. We always decide whether we continue or not.” (Will)

-“Ulysses S. Grant–incident at Mathew Brady’s studio where glass fell on him and he didn’t move. Also, where he ran toward the explosion at City Point. See: Simpson’s bio” (Nerve)

 

So those are the kinds of notes I write to myself. Either sentences in my own writing, words I like, questions I have, or examples I think might fit somewhere and want to learn more about.

If you want to keep reading about his system just click “HERE” lol

 

Bryan Harris

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His company is called Videofruit and the purpose for this company is to provide coaching and mentorship for entrepreneurs who want to grow their business. He as all the rest on this list has amazing content that will serve you as guidance to follow and continue growing your company. Most of us find procrastination as something that stops us, so that’s why his tip proves us that there is a way to stop procrastinating.

 

His tip: What’s the #1 thing you are procrastinating on?

“I have a goal of growing my email list to 40,000 email subscribers by September 30th.” And the parameters are:

  • Primary objective:Get 500 new email subscribers for less than $1 each.
  • Spend $500 on ads in the next 14 days.
  • Make sure all new subscribers are interested in the topic of list building (my core topic).
  • Get 50% of them to install my List Goalbrowser extension.
  • Hold myself accountable by publicly reporting the results back to you.

I’ve found the key to KILLING procrastination is to start small.

Then slowly increase the size, scope and complexity over time.

So, this is my plan…

If you want to learn more about his plan, continue reading here.

 

Loz James

 

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His blog has all type of content for… guess who?

 

Yup, that’s right Content Marketers, and again all of this influencers might have a different way of expressing themselves and it might be easier to understand some people than others, so the advantage is that you get to discover personally who you like and who will you keep following and learning from.

 

Tip from Loz: Reading daily is super important for everybody, it can inspire you, but it absolutely teaches us things that have been learnt in the past. By reading a book, we are getting all the knowledge that others have learned in the throughout the years.

“I read dozens of business and marketing books every year, and am always on the look out for the next exceptional publication to inspire me and help in my work. Amongst all these I definitely find my favorites.

In this context, I thought it would be fascinating to find out what books have most inspired some of the world’s most prominent content marketing experts. So hundreds of emails later I’m very grateful to the industry insiders who took part and answered this simple question:”

If you want to discover the books, continue reading here.

 

 

Bryan Dean:

 

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Bryan Dean is a professional in link building, I don’t really know what link building is, so don’t take my word on the matter, ask Bryan rather, he is the professional!

His Tip: Always be genuinely interested in helping others, the more you help others, the more they will help YOU.

The first thing I ask every time someone signs up to Backlinko’s newsletter on the first email I send is:

“What’s the #1 thing you’re struggling with?”

To date, I’ve asked over 57,000 new subscribers this question…

…and have received thousands of replies.

But get this:

I tend to get the same response again and again.

What’s that response, you ask?

TRAFFIC.

If you would like to continue reading how Bryan keeps building his organic traffic, and provides genuine interest in supporting you 😉 don’t hesitate in clicking here.

 

Ameer Rosic

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Guys I don’t want to be biased, but Ameer Rosic is one of the most honest and authentic people I know, as I said at the beginning of the post, I found him for the first time on a Youtube video, and I was really impressed of the way he does marketing and just the whole process he attracted me to become one of the members of his mastermind group to create a 6 figure business.

 

His tip: “There are million, billion of ideas that don’t get executed, stop talking about your idea and just start working.” Get a three-month plan of what you have to accomplish, do reverse engineering and get yourself to work. His YouTube video with the straightforwardness that Ameer is characterized by, makes this tip a lot more powerful! Check the two-minute video here.

 

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Dan Martell

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Periscope: @Danmartell

Another Canadian role model, he has built companies since a young age, and one of the latest companies he sold is called Clarity. What I love about Dan Martell is his openness to share his ideas and knowledge with everyone on a daily basis through Periscope. When I listen to him I’m always learning something new and I always get inspired to do copy what he does as an entrepreneur. I invite you to add him in Periscope and listen to him.

 

His tip: What are the 3 roles and responsibilities of a CEO or a founder of any company? The first responsibility is, sharing the vision of the company with the team, it’s an ongoing reminder process, and sometimes it has to be done every day.

The second responsibility is making sure that the startup doesn’t run out of money or resources. “How much capital do you have left in your bank account and when should you start raising your next round of funding?” It’s at least a 6-9 month process prior to when you need it.

The third responsibility is to hire great people, you are in charge of making sure that the team has the best, and if there is someone that isn’t performing as supposed to, it is your job to take them out of the team.

 

 

John Lee Duma

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This guy is so freaking inspiring, when I first heard that he releases one podcast every day, interviewing other great entrepreneurs out there, I couldn’t believe it. I then checked his podcast on Itunes and there it was! About three years of daily podcasts. That is an amazing example to everyone, because the commitment it takes to do that is immense, so I highly recommend that you listen to his Podcast and start getting to know other entrepreneurs out there and start creating relationships with them, why not?

 

Jhon’s tip: Never give up!!!

 

That’s his tip, funny right?

It’s a short tip, but it’s so true.

In his video of how he got started, he shares the before of his life as an entrepreneur, and what it took for him to become what he is today.

If you want to see it click “If you want to see it”.

Just messing with you, I know you know.

 

 

Michael Brenner

 

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He is the creator of the Social media examiner magazine. This magazine started in 2009 and 4 months later the magazine had more than 100,000 page views and was ranked as the #1 business magazine in the world. This facts stunned and impacted me, so that’s why I bring Nick on board, if you check his work, you can find things that he has done to achieve those type of results.

 

His Tip: Never stop dreaming big, do whatever you have to do to achieve that one goal that you are visualizing.

 

Jon Loomer

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Jon Loomer does online marketing and he specializes in Facebook ads, what really attracted me about Jon, is his vulnerability to share in his website who he is, I don’t see guys like him to often online, so check his about page and you will get an idea of who he is. His articles and content is so helpful and at the same time, whatever he writes, he makes it like if we were having a one to one conversation, so it becomes really fun, interesting and informative at the same time.

 

Tip from Jon: “I never do business with someone without first getting to know them personally. It’s important to get a sense of values, work ethic and experience to determine whether there is a match in philosophies.” I think this is a huge tip, I’ve had times where I’m just really excited to take action on an idea with someone, before even knowing if that person has the levels of integrity and commitment I’m looking for. And when time goes forward I find out that we don’t have the same principles and philosophies.

 

Ian Cleary

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He is the founder of razor social, a website that focuses entrpreneurs achieve better results and become more productive with online marketing using the best tools and technology. When I discovered him and read one of his posts I was like “OMG” this is just what I needed right now, it really helped me out and I’m sure he can help you out as well.

 

Ian’s tip: This is literally copy paste from one of his blog posts!

“Without a blog editorial calendar in place, you will find it very hard to deliver regular, varied content that is relevant to the needs of your audience.

You will also have difficulty selling your products or services, because you need to plan out the content to sync up with your product launch, sales etc.

Have you got an editorial calendar planned out for the next few months?

Do you know what you are going to write about?

Do you know what help is required to deliver all the content?”

If you want to continue learning how to do an editorial calendar from scratch, follow his instructions.

 

Evan Carmichael

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I don’t know how I didn’t know about Evan Carmichael before, he is an entrepreneur, this is him:

 

“I #Believe in entrepreneurs. At 19, I built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, I was a VC helping raise $500k to $15mil. I now run EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs. I breathe and bleed entrepreneurship. I’m obsessed. Aiming to help 1 billion entrepreneurs. Change the world. I’ve set 2 world records, use a stand-up desk, ride a Vespa, raise funds for Kiva, wear 5-toe shoes and created Entrepreneur trading cards. I speak globally but Toronto (#EntCity) is home. I love being married, my son, salsa dancing, DJing, League of Legends, and the Toronto Blue Jays.

 

So if you haven’t noticed it yet, he is a living and breathing example of entrepreneurship.

 

This is his tip: If you want to touch, move and inspire others, you need to share your story with vulnerability. All of those sad and difficult situations we have gone through are our access to share with people and make them feel and be inspired by what you have done.

In this video he illustrates this in an amazing way. Enjoy J

 

 

#Money/salesmoney

 

Grant Cardone

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Periscope @GrantCardone

 

This guy has so much energy and a positive mental attitude to just do whatever it takes and hustles hard.

 

The advise he gives is that we should all learn how to create opportunities, negotiate and close deals over the phone, and be comfortable to manage objections and anything that could happen while doing a sale on the phone.

 

In his own words:

 

“I’ve written 5 books in 6 years, I’ve got a t.v. show because of a phone, I got 2 book deals because of a phone, I’ve bought and sold 500,000 million dollars worth of real estate because of a phone, I’ve sat down with billionaires and gotten advice from them because of a phone, and since my first company when I started with no money I was talking to billionaires because of a phone”

 

His tip is:

Some people say that the cold call is dead, but if you don’t know how to do a cold call, you will never be rich. The people that have the money and opportunities that we are really looking for and people that can really help us, are people that we don’t know yet.

If you can do a cold call and be able to turn it into an appointment, you will never be without money and you will never be without opportunities.

“The beast makes the call, while the excuse makers scream and cry”

Grant Cardone

His program where he offers training specifically to learn everything about a phone call is called Millions on the Phone.

 

Harv Eker

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“Rich people manage their money well, poor people mismanage their money” T. Harv Eker

 

The reason I admire T. Harv Eker, is because he has created so many transformational live training and seminars that have really had breakthrough experiences in my life, he always talks about the importance of managing our money, so I thought that was the best thing I can throw as a tip from him, this is a simple and fun system that allows everyone to start managing our money immediately.

 

Long tip:

Many people don’t like to manage their money because, first, they say it restricts their freedom, and second, they say they don’t have enough money to manage.

  • As for the first excuse, managing money does not restrict your freedom – to the contrary, it promotes it. Managing your money allows you to eventually create financial freedom so that you never work again.
  • For those who use “I don’t have enough money to manage” they are looking through the wrong end of the telescope. Rather than say “When I have plenty of money, I’ll begin to manage it,” the reality is “when I begin to manage it, I’ll have plenty of money”

 

“You must acquire the habits and skills of managing a small amount of money before you can have a large amount. Remember, we are creatures of habit, and therefore the habit of managing your money is more important the amount.

 

Listen closely, because this is the simple system to manage your money:

The most important part of money managing is separating your income into different accounts for specific purposes. It’s important to outline the different accounts and purposes for the JARS system as well as the % for each category.

 

Financial Freedom Account (FFA) = 10%

Long Term Savings For Spending (LTSS) = 10%

Education (EDUC) = 10%

Necessities (NEC) =55%

Play = 10%

Give = 5%

Here are how the JARS system works:

Financial Freedom Account (10%) – Put 10% into your FFA whenever you receive money, such as your salary. You must NEVER, NEVER spend the money that you put inside your FFA account. Any money inside the FFA account can only be used to purchase or acquire passive income streams to grow your money. You may spend the interest acquired from the FFA if you choose to, although it is recommended that you do not. Keep the interest inside the FFA to grow your capital and interest faster. Think of your FFA as the golden mother goose that lays you golden eggs, if you spend the money inside the FFA, it is akin to killing your mother goose that will bring you golden eggs (your riches). Instead, keep the baby geese (FFA’s interest) that the mother goose is giving you, and you can grow more baby geese (your wealth) even faster. As you may already get it, the idea is to create a golden goose! You may prefer to think of the FFA as a legacy that you can leave behind for your future generations. If you are one who believes in the law of attraction, this FFA is actually your money magnet. Keep putting more money into your FFA and attract more $$$ into your life! Put $$$ into your FFA account everyday if you can, even if it is just a penny.

In summary, the time to spend your FFA capital is NEVER! When you stop working, you get to spend the eggs but never the goose!

Long Term Savings For Spending (10%) – Put 10% into your LTSS whenever you receive money, such as your salary. The money inside LTSS can be used for major expenditure such as savings for your children’s education, buying a house for yourself, keeping aside contingency funds.

Education (10%) – Put 10% into your EDUC whenever you receive money, such as your salary. You can use the EDUC funds for your self-education, for examples, books, seminars and events etc. Everyone needs to learn, especially in this changing world. Grow your comfort zone through learning and doing. If you are not growing, you are dying!

Necessities (55%) – Put 55% into your NEC whenever you receive money, such as your salary. You should use the funds in your Necessities account to settle all your essential bills such as phone bills, electricity, clothings, eating, driving, travelling, hair etc. If you cannot survive on 55%, simplify your lifestyle. Instead of driving a car, perhaps you can take public transport, or drive a Honda instead of a BMW. Buy Converse jeans instead of Armani. There are people who cannot live on 55% NEC when they started the JARS system, but over time, these same groups of people are able to simplify their lives and live on 50% or lesser!

Play (10%) – Put 10% into your Play account whenever you receive money, such as your salary. You are supposed to spend this money every month to pamper yourself. The key is to BLOW this Play money away every month so that you will feel good about having money and spending it! You should feel guilt-free when you spend this money every single month. Maybe you go for massages once every month, now you can use this money to really pamper yourself by going twice, thrice or as much as you want. Or you can try ordering champagne during dinner at a restaurant if you do not usually do. Or buy yourself a new gadget. Anything outrageous that you can do to pamper yourself and makes you feel really good. You are recommended to BLOW this money every month. However, if you need to save up for things such as short trips getaways that require a little more money, you can accumulate them up for a few months, say a quarter, before you use them.

Give (5%) – Put 5% into your Give account whenever you receive money, such as your salary. You can use the money for donations to charities, use it to help someone in need. Giving is important. If you choose to give 10%, take the extra 5% from your NEC and change the % allocated for NEC from 55% to 50%.

In my opinion, this is really a great Money Management System as it covers most aspects, if not all, on how one usually spend their money. It is so amazingly simple, yet profound, method of better managing your money, regardless of how much money you already have! It can work for people who never save their $, or for people who needs to give to feel a sense of contribution, to others/society, for those that need to learn and grow through learning, for anyone who just needs a little more help in managing their money.

Take this quote from Ben Franklin:

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!”

Acquired from: http://www.secretsofachievers.com/t-harv-ekers-jars-money-management-system/

 

Let’s wrap it up 

WOHAAAA so many people to look into, thanks for finishing reading this long post, now you have different options of people to follow, it all depends of your personality and who you resonate more with. I’d really like you to comment other great leaders and influencers out there that you already follow, so we can keep learning and growing from others.

Now, if you are asking yourself: “Where do I start?”

I would completely understand you, our brain can only take so much information, and with more than 21 tips and people to follow in just one post I would go nuts if I tried to read and apply every bit of information.

What I’m going to offer to you is a weekly action plan that will allow you to have a system to organize yourself and the activities that concern you the most, and in that weekly action plan I will include a list with all the names one attribute and one keyword of every influencer you heard about today, so that way you don’t have to feel that you lost your time reading this and now you are not going to do anything about it. In your weekly action plan, you will be able to include 1 or 2 influencers per week to explore and get insights and knowledge from them, and you will be able to apply every week one tip from each influencer. Isn’t that exciting?

Again thanks for reading

Cheers

 

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