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Dreamer to Doer

October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized by Admin

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Most people talk about their dreams, others make them come true. This a classic shot from the Evan archives of me playing football inside the world famous Staples Center. At the time,  it was the home to the Los Angeles Avengers arena football team. I had always dreamed of playing pro football, the only way for this dream to come true was for me to rent out the Staples Center myself, and play football with my friends. A perfect example of Dreamer to Doer.

I would challenge you to look back and see all the times you took a dream to a reality. For some of you, you may have to think back to grade school or even farther back, but you have done it. Now it’s just a matter of doing it again. Sound too simple?  First off you must remember that it is possible!!!!  In fact I would write that on your mirror in dry erase pen, IT IS POSSIBLE! Just reading those powerful words will lift your spirits and it will put you in the right mindset to go from dreamer to doer.

Next you must remember that God would have not given you the dream unless you were able to do it! Think about all the iconic figures in the Bible, they all argued with God about their limitations and lack of qualifications, sound familiar?  Wait, I already know what your thinking, ” I tried and it didn’t work.”  Let’s clarify, it didn’t work or you stopped working? Hmmmmm.  For many of us,  we have stopped 3 feet from gold, a good book by the way. The basic story is about a guy who sold everything to join the “Gold Rush” in the west. Like many, he found a little trail of gold but then it dried up, also like many, he sold the land and took his losses and went back home. Only to discover that the guy who bought the land,  dug down another 3 feet further and found the largest gold mine the world had ever seen.

Ouch! The good news is, the man didn’t become bitter or wallow in his woe is me, life is so unfair mantra. Rather he vowed he would never stop digging, in his case he became a insurance salesman who never took no for an answer. The result, he become the most successful insurance salesman in the country!

So let’s focus on turning your dreams into reality, the simple formula is to Take Action! And continue to Take Action some more. In the process you will discover yourself going from Dreamer to Doer.

Evan Money is a Bestselling Author, Global Entrepreneur and Executive Producer of the new movie ” Words of Art ” starring Joel Osteen, Tom Ziglar, Zig Ziglar and more.

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Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself!

October 20, 2013 in Blog Posts, Slider, Uncategorized by Evan Money

George Bernard Shaw was right! Life isn’t about fining yourself, it’s about creating yourself. Once I figured this out, my life skyrocketed to greatness in The Three Pillars of True Success, Health, Relationships and Finances.  You see finding myself was not the issue, the issue was, I didn’t like what I found.  Once I figured out that I could re-invent myself at anytime, the chains of poverty were broken and I was free.

The new testament tells the true story of the greatest personal reinvention of all time, Saul to Paul. For those not familiar, Saul was basically a real life version of Darth Vader, searching his known galaxy looking to  persecute, imprison and kill any followers of Jesus he could find. Then in one 30 second encounter on the road to Damascus, Saul transformed into Paul, the greatest champion and proclaimers of Jesus ever known. God really does delight in people taking u-turns.

My u-turn wasn’t as dramatic as Paul’s and yet in a way it was. I went from being part of the problem: Thinking only of myself, blaming and rebelling against the “system” that was causing all my “bad breaks.” To boldly proclaiming the truth of the Three Pillars of True Success: Health, Relationships and Finances. I even have a new movie coming out, Words of Art, starring Joel Osteen, Zig Ziglar (and his son Tom), Denis Waitley and Daren Hardy.

The purpose of this blog is to let you know, that the chains of mediocrity or the chains of poverty that have you held down in your Health, Relationships and Finances can be broken TODAY!  That’s right, Take Action and break the chains today, I give you full permission to reinvent yourself.  If you ever thought about changing your name as part of this process, Take Action and do it. If you ever thought of moving to the city of your dreams, Take Action and do it, if you ever thought of starting that business, Take Action and do it! No matter what you need to do to start creating your true self, Take Action and do it now!

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It’s an inside game.

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized by Evan Money


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  Many people ask me how I’m able to connect and hang out with great people like Malcolm Gladwell (pictured above) or Joel Osteen or… enough with the name dropping, you get the idea.The simple blog answer ( 500 words or less) is that it’s an inside game.  I changed my mindset back in my early twenties, this gradual mindset shift allowed me to create the life of my dreams.

As I started Taking Action, incredible doors of opportunity started to open for me. Then I took more action and walked through them. These doors are open for you as well, however you can not see them or you are not taking action and walking through them. I can imagine the question you would like to ask is: ” Evan, how do I see these doors, how do I get the money to make my dreams come true?”  The answer is, it’s an inside game!

A man called me recently looking for $20,000,000 in funding for his business. I suggested a good book for him to read that would really help him, his reply was quite interesting. ” Look Evan, I don’t want to read anything, I don’t have to to, I just need $20,000,000 to get my business funded.”  The truth of the matter is, the ones with the $20,000,000 to lend have read the book I suggested to him.  Too bad this mans current mindset won’t allow him to succeed.

Once you change on the inside, the outside will automatically change. William James said it the best, ” You cannot travel within and stand still without ” or another way he says it is “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves, they therefore remain bound.”

Take Action and the World is yours, the first thing you can take action on is improving yourself.

 

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Resolution or Resignation ?

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized by Evan Money

 

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Here we are, two weeks after our lofty New Years resolutions, how are things working for you?

Tough question for many of us, however this is the most critical time, will you choose to continue to Take Action on your resolutions or simply resign to another year of mediocrity? It doesn’t matter what happened today or yesterday, what matters is what you choose to do now!  The good news is, you are not a victim, you have full control, choose the path of taking action on your resolutions.

My amazing bride is a perfect example, a few years ago she chose to get into world class shape. She has always been in good shape but she wanted to move to greatness for her 40th birthday and a high end professional photo shoot. After the shoot she made a critical mistake and did not set another goal,  so she let her workouts and regular runs slip. Then recently she had some health challenges and was unable to workout at all, which of course compounded everything. It turned out the health challenges were self imposed and stress related from trying to be “the perfect home school Mom.”  One of her side effects is, she becomes dizzy when her hear rate increases, which makes it very uncomfortable to run and work out since the whole point is to raise your heart rate.  Realizing that working out, although uncomfortable,  will only help her body, she has recently been taking power walks and going to a special area in our neighborhood that has a 100 step staircase. Her goal is to simply walk up the stairs once, however each time she has done it 3 or 4 times. Her mindset is simply to stick with her resolution of climbing the stairs once, that’s it, but each time 1 becomes 2 and 2 becomes 3.

It works the same way with negative behaviors, 1 drink or bite becomes 2 and then 3 etc… The key is to use it to your favor instead of your frustration, choose to take action on your resolutions instead of taking action on negative behaviors. You can do it! I believe in you!

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Horse Whisperer or a Good Listener?

February 16, 2014 in Uncategorized by Evan Money

  photo For Valentines Day I surprised my bride and took her horse back riding. It was something she talked about frequently whenever we saw horses in our neighborhood. Because I chose to “LISTEN” to my bride, I knew the real desires of her heart.  Dinner and flowers are always nice but fulfilling the desires of her heart is spectacular. Please understand, men want to talk but women want to be heard. It matters not that I wasn’t too excited about going horseback riding, so I chose to focus on getting excited about fulfilling her dream.

However during the ride, my retired thoroughbred race horse wasn’t in the best mood and let me know he wasn’t excited to have me, a newer inexperienced rider on his back. Rather than getting angry and frustrated at the horse, I thought of all the times I wanted to run and go my own way in life, but I had to work with new inexperienced people on my team that slowed me down. So I chose to love and stroke my horse “Sterling” and talk encouragingly to him, I just let him know he wouldn’t have to put up with me all day and the ride would be over soon : )

After the ride, I took my bride to a froofy tea house and we laughed at our adventure with Sterling. This is a short and sweet post but I encourage you to take action on the lessons provided, you will be glad you did.

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The bigger your dream, the less competition you will have.

February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized by Evan Money

“It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.” – Larry Page Google co-founder.

I agree 100% with Larry, not only is there little to no competition, but you will attract the greatest minds to work with you. It’s YOUR TIME to live your dreams, YOUR NEW LIFE begins today! It’s as simple as turning right or left, the left is your old life, filled with all your old excuses and your old blame list. You know, things like, the government is holding me back, taxes are too high, my credit score is too low. Howard Schultz the CEO an re-inventor of Starbucks was turned down over 200 times by investors for his big dream, the first was from the original owners of Starbucks. What was his mega-ambitious dream? He wanted to actually serve coffee at Starbucks, up until that time Starbucks just sold coffee beans and coffee makers, they DIDN’T SELL COFFEE! He wanted to open a store that actually served coffee. 200 investors said no!  How many no’s have you taken? True to Larry’s quote above, Howard Schultz’s new coffee house idea had little competition and the rest as they say, is history.

So what about your dream? It’s time to make the turn to the right and start your new life today! Not tomorrow,Today. I personally believe that God put you on this earth to do great things, now it’s about taking action so God has something to work with. A perfect example is my new movie Words of Art, all the big names in the film didn’t call me, I had to take action and call them, more than once : )  I didn’t know how everything was going to come together and I still don’t as we move into distribution and a theatrical release, all I knew was I had to take action or nothing world happen. Take Action and the world is yours, start your new life today.

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You were born an original, don’t die a copy.

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized by Evan Money

You can be a contestant on American Idol, a new draft pick for a professional football team, a soon to graduate senior or someone finally ready to breakout of mediocrity, regardless, your success is based on how original you are. A better way to say it is, it’s about you being the best you. I just had a great soul to soul meeting with a young up and coming speaking star, the advice I gave him is the same thing I want to recommend to you. The best way to “be the best you”,  is to honestly, in a non prideful way, truly love yourself. The only way to be a true original is to love yourself enough to stand out.

The fastest way to understand your true value is to open the first page of any bible, within a few sentences you will read that God created men & women in His image. Regardless of your religious or spiritual preferences, this is good news! You have been preloaded with greatness, all you have to do is let it out. Your greatness doesn’t look like my greatness, that’s why it’s yours! Just let it out, you don’t have to create anything, just unleash your best you. Some of you are ready for prime time now, others may need to practice a bit. The key is to Take Action Now and you will find the joy is in the journey and the journey is the joy!

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Shouldn’t I be farther along with my dreams and goals?

April 5, 2014 in Uncategorized by Evan Money

Here is the good news, it doesn’t matter if your an academy award winning icon, massively successful world changer, captain of industry or a soon to be entrepreneur, we all ask ourselves the same question. I know because I have interviewed and worked with everyone I have just described,  and I ask myself the very same question. We can “should of” all over ourselves but we both know that doesn’t get us anywhere, so why do we keep doing it? Partly because we are human, comforting I know : ) Putting that aside I think many of us cling to the false belief that “one day” we are going to be where we “should be” and all the tension will stop. As long as we keep growing and giving, the tension will never stop, and that’s a good thing.

It’s called the Peak to Peek principal. As your your climbing your “Peak” to live your dreams( yes I know we should have reached the top a long time ago ) but eventually you will get there. Then when your standing on the peak you will have a new point of view and be able to “Peek” a new “Peak” to climb. This is what makes life exciting! However during the times when the “should of’s” come like a bad rainstorm covering our sunshine and leaving us soggy and cold, we need something to encourage us and get us back on track. Allow me to share with you a great quote that might help. “Life doesn’t bring you joy, rather you bring joy to life.” – Erwin McManus.   It say sit all doesn’t it?  I encourage you to bring joy to your life and enjoy the climb on your current “Peak.”

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What is Real Success?

May 17, 2014 in Uncategorized by Evan Money

 

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The most critical area of success seems to be the least talked about. What is it you ask?

Relationships! Real Success is family success, your husband or bride, your children, your parents, grand parents and siblings.

Now before you bristle, keep in mind that some of these relationships will require you to love from a distance. Just because they hurt you, no matter how much, you can still forgive them. It doesn’t mean it’s safe to hang around them but it does mean all the massive weight of unforgiveness can be off your shoulders.

In fact, the year I finally forgave my dad, I tripled my income! I was no longer burdened with bitterness and I was finally able to soar to new levels of financial success. Take my advice on forgiveness, do it for the money!

In the New Testament, Jesus even goes as far to say that relationships are more important to God than giving or attending church. ( Matthew 5:21- 24 ) Don’t just take my word for it, read it yourself.

Lastly I want to encourage you to live to a higher standard in your relationships. I read an article recently on a legendary business guru talking about his impressive legacy. The challenge is, he is on his third wife. How is that success? I’m not judging or hating, just encouraging you to leave a legacy of commitment and stability. Put in the work to have a thriving marriage, live to a higher standard. Remember, everything that isn’t on the balance sheet is what really counts.

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Vote with your ACTIONS.

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized by Evan Money

I got such a huge positive reaction from my recent ” voicemail of encouragement ” that I sent out to my paid subscribers. So much so, that I wanted to share it with you!

Click below to listen to this short and encouraging audio message about voting with your actions:

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