If you implement these mental attitudes and apply them to your life, you will probably accomplish more and be happy in the process.
As we get older, time goes by much faster than when we were growing up—or at least that’s the way it appears to me. When I was an adolescent, I wanted to be older. After graduating high school, then college and raising a family, a funny thing happened—it’s like, “Where did all the time go?”
The other day I was packing up my current office, as we are moving to a larger space since our company has grown. I came across my old “Day Planners” from the 1980s. As I looked back through the pages of phone numbers of people I’m no longer connected with, I came across my annual goals and the subsequent review of my goals.
The expression, “Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan” has been a lifelong pursuit for me. I was a driven person back then, and I still am today. Our search for meaning in life is actualized by our accomplishments.
Back in the 1980s, I wrote “The Six Essentials for Wealth & Happiness,” and as I reviewed the fruit of my passion and labor, it occurred to me that this could be useful to others as we all continue to adapt to life’s changing circumstances, both personally and in business.
So, here you have it:
RJ’s Six Essentials for Wealth & Happiness:
- You must develop a plan, evaluate and rearrange your goals.
- You must develop a plan to constantly upgrade your knowledge and your skill.
- You must develop a continuous plan to manage your current resources.
- You must develop a plan to properly use your time.
- You must develop a plan to associate with other people who have a common interest.
- You must develop a plan to be happy with what you have while you work toward that which you would like to have.
If you implement these mental attitudes and apply them to your life, you will probably accomplish more and be happy in the process. It’s worked for me over the years, and I still utilize this thought process and I continue to take action in these areas of my life.
We continually increase our network of association with people who move along on our journey for personal reasons, for business and for happiness.
My final thought: You can never have a bad day when you do something for someone else without any expectation of something in return.
To your investment success!
About the Author:
RJ Palano is the acquisition director of BuyCashFlowProperties.com, a Tampa, Fla.-based company that primarily provides turnkey houses for investors in the metropolitan Atlanta and Tampa Bay areas. His property management experience spans 35-plus years, and he has been involved in more than 3,000 real estate transactions in 12 states and more than 50 cities. Contact him at RJP@BuyCashFlowProperties.com or 813-495-3006.