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Years ago, when I started working with Bob Proctor, one of the tools he wanted to create for his seminars was a calculator.
We found a fabulous device that when you turned it on, a custom saying would appear.
Bob’s saying was “Reduce it to the ridiculous”.
At the time Bob referred to himself as an Income Accelerator Coach so the calculator was a critical component in building income.
Here’s how the “Reduce it to the ridiculous” works.
Say you want to earn $1,000,000.00
To make the goal more palatable, you start by dividing the number by, say, the number of weeks in a year which would mean you’d need to earn $19,230.77 per week.
Divide that by the number of work days (are you okay with five?) which would require $3846.15 per day.
Divide that by the number of hours you want to work in a day (seven is enough, eh?) and you’ve got $549.45 per hour.
If you had more than one stream of income – perhaps your full time work, some investments, residuals – then you can see how $549.45 per hour is doable!
Aha – start any project from a comfortable place
I think the reason that many people don’t reach nearly to their potential or abandon great ideas is that they seem so out of reach and feel w-a-y out of their comfort zone.
But when you break down the goal or project to a specific point that IS within your comfort zone, it won’t feel like you’re entering into big, scary territory all at once.
Your chance of success is far greater if you start with what you know then simply add to it.
Funny that the first step is always the hardest.
So start from a place that feels good and never look back.
I’m now wondering, is $1,000,000.00 enough?