Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What the heck is an Astronaut Farmer?

I was looking through some movie trailers today and found one called "The Astronaut Farmer".

The Astronaut Farmer?? What the heck is that?

Turns out it's a new film from Billy Bob Thornton. And it looks pretty empowering. It's about a guy in Texas who has dreamed of going to space so badly that he finally decides to do something about it.

He builds a rocket. And despite threats from NASA, the government and everyone in between...he's made the decision to live his dream.

The movie isn't out yet but the language in the trailer is POWERFUL. Adjust your speakers and listen to this 30-second clip:

If you're not where you can listen right now, here's the quote:
Somewhere along the line, we stopped believing that we could do anything. You'd better know what you want to do. Before someone knows it for you.

Man, that's powerful. Most people go through their entire lives with no plan of their own. They're just fitting into someone else's plan. An employer. A supervisor. A boss.

And guess what they've got planned for you?

Not much.

And that's why you've got so many people driving what they don't want to drive, living where they don't want to live and doing what they don't want to do.

Have you figured out what YOU want in life? Are you doing anything about it? Or are you just going along with someone else's plan?

Here's the truth: you're either living your dreams or you're working for someone who's living theirs.

The ONLY people creating success in their lives are the people who are living their life "on purpose".

What's YOUR plan?

Tony Rush

Monday, January 15, 2007

You always get what you settle for...

You always get what you settle for. Did you know that?

It's true. Maxwell Maltz wrote a book called "Psychocybernetics" in which he referred to the mind as a "goal-seeking mechanism". It's like a heat-seeking missile. It will "home in" on whatever goal you give it. And provided you're using the right principles, it will ALWAYS deliver to you what you want.

In fact, you're already doing it.

Think about it.

Everything that you've ever TRULY wanted and decided that you would NOT do without...you got.

You want a new iPod and you get it.
You want a new job and you get it.
You want a new refrigerator and you get it.

And what most people don't understand that it's a system. And it will work with ANYTHING, large or small.

It's not the "wanting" that does it (although that's part of it). It's the fact that you are putting yourself in a mindset that says, "I will NO LONGER SETTLE for not having this in my life."

And when you do that...magic happens.

And it's the same thing with wealth. You get what you settle for.

Do you want to know what you're settling for? Simple: look around and see what results you're geting. That's what you're settling for.

And, as soon as you commit to settling for something different...your "goal-seeking mechanism" will go into action to make that your NEW reality.

If you settle for luxury, you get luxury.
If you settle for prosperity, you get prosperity.
If you settle for abundance, you get abundance.

So....what are you settling for today?

Tony Rush

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Being broke is the most selfish thing you can do

I talked to a lady this morning who has lost the ability to dream. She'd responded to a marketing campaign I'm running which is basically announcing my intention to work with 6 people to mentor them to a multiple six-figure income in the next 12 months.

Obviously I'm having to be selective about who I work with. But, as I was talking to this particular lady, it became obvious that she wasn't going to make the cut. When I asked her to describe her ideal income if she had no limitations at all....she said she wanted to earn $30,000 a year.

I confess. I laughed. She said, "What are you laughing at?" I said, "I'm laughing because I've just asked you what number you'd put on a blank check and you're telling me you want to make less than the average American."

But, it wasn't funny. Not really. It was sad. Here's a grown woman who's become so used to living in a box that the most she can envision for herself is $2,500 per month.

That's barely enough to live indoors.

So, here's the most controversial statement you'll probably hear this week: Being broke is the most selfish thing you can do.

It's true.

Because, when someone chooses to only earn $30,000 when -- with some simple decision making, following a proven system, focusing on their goals and taking action -- they could be earning that much in a MONTH....

....well, they're missing the mark. They're wasting potential. They're choosing to live smaller than they can. And that's a violation of natural law. Everything in the universe has a built-in goal to reach its fullest potential. It's only the human being who chooses to stop growing before they reach their peak.

So, why is it selfish to be broke? Simple: because when you're broke you only think of yourself. You can only feed yourself. You can only clothe yourself. You are so focused on trying to take care of yourself that you have no time, money, energy or ability to assist anyone else.

And that's selfish.

So, if you want a Milion Dollar Mindset, here's one step in the right direction: understand that poverty is a DISEASE. It's a dirty, degrading, humiliating and disgusting condition that everyone should avoid at all costs. If you're not disgusted at the idea that you can't have the life that you want...then you'll never achieve your full potential.

So, there you go: It's selfish to be broke. Go make some money and be of service to everyone around you.

Tony Rush

Monday, January 01, 2007

Do you ACT? Or REACT?

Wow -- can you believe that 2006 went by so fast? It gets faster every year, doesn't it?

By the way, that's cause for alarm. I and the other people I know who earn multiple six- and seven-figure incomes know that the clock is ticking. Life moves quickly. The time for action and decision is NOW.

Most Americans don't get this. They wind up getting into a frustrating cycle of just "maintaing their existence". They don't really choose to live their lives on purpose. They're just constantly reacting to what's going on around them.

They get laid off...so they go find any job that will hire them.
The gas prices go up...so they stop eating out as often.
They get passed over for a promotion...so they just 'suck it up' and keep plodding away in a position they don't love.

In other words, they're not taking ACTION....they're taking REACTION.

And this is how millions of Americans wind up living where they don't want to live...driving what they don't want to drive....wearing what they don't want to wear....and doing what they don't want to do.

You hear these people say, "Life sucks". Well, yes...I expect it does.

On the other hand, if people would realize the power they have to get in the driver's seat of their own life and actually CHOOSE what they want to experience, then they would never be satisfied living any other way.

So, it's 2007. And here's my question for creating a Million Dollar Mindset today:

What would you DO, BE or HAVE if you had absolutely no limitations on your time, money or energy?

Think about that for about 10 minutes today. Get clear on what you want your life to look like. And then make it happen.

It's all up to you. You're in the driver's seat!

Happy New Year!

Tony Rush