Dr. Greg S. Reid is the author of the Think and Grow Rich Series and Founder of Secret Knock. New York Times’ bestselling author of Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities! with Sharon Lechter (which turned into a successful documentary), Thoughts Are Things: Turning Your Ideas Into Realities with Bob Proctor, Stickability: The Power of Perseverance, which is part of the Think and Grow Rich series, and the new book Wealth Made Easy: Millionaires and Billionaires Help You Crack the Code to Getting Rich.
● Who is Greg Reid?
Greg grew up in the mean streets of Delmar, California. When he was younger and graduated from high school, Greg decided to skip college and instead get a place of his own and find work in sales and marketing. His father told him that he would never make a living talking to people which was obviously not true. Parents often mean well for their children, but that doesn’t mean they always give good advice or have the right information.
Greg believes his superpower is not caring what other people think. People have told him what Greg could not do his entire life and he went and did them anyway. If you spend your day seeking counsel and ignoring opinions, that’s the day your life will change.
Greg knows the power of working towards his strengths and hiding his weaknesses. When writing his first book, Greg was turned down 268 times in a row. He realized that he was missing something and hired a ghostwriter to shore up what was clearly one of his weaknesses.
● What would you say to entrepreneurs that are hearing no right now?
Greg spent three years traveling the world meeting people worth millions of dollars and asked them exactly what steps they did. One of them told him that you have to get to bat 26 times. You have to swing the bat 26 times in business before you hit a home run. This means that if you want to succeed, all you need to do is keep trying.
Stop planning, stop caring about the way you will get to your goal and instead just start taking action towards that goal. The most successful people are also the most available people.
● Seeking Counsellors
If you can talk to people on a human level and you can understand what they want and give them what they desire, you can ultimately have everything you want in life.
Greg loves what he does, which is why he keeps doing it.
Greg managed to complete his bucket list last year, a list which included some pretty incredible things that seemed completely impossible when he wrote them down. As soon as you have a dream and move toward it, you look for unexpected opportunity and people will be surprisingly eager to help you.
Once he completed his bucket list, Greg felt a little lost. That was until he discovered the fun of helping his son accomplish things on his bucket list.
● Wealth Made Easy
Time plus land is wealth. Wealthy people are often happy to share how they did it, mainly because no one ever asks.
People know about the law of attraction and action, but they often forget the law of gestation. You have to plant the seeds of success and let the law of gestation run its course.
If you want to make a lot of money, all you have to do is create a product, good, or service that people will save their money to have.
Following your passion and the money will follow is one of the biggest lies that people in the world believe. Stop following your passion and look for and seize the opportunity.
There’s a concept called CPC, it stands for Clues, Patterns, and Choices. Everybody will show you who they are by giving you clues and acting in patterns, ultimately it’s your choice whether you interact with them.
● Getting Permission
All the wealthiest people were trendsetters. They usually had contrarian ideas about investing and business that pushed them to create a path that hasn’t been blazed before.
Surround yourself with people that are getting the results you want and have respect for, not people that you have influence over.
● Secret Knock
The Secret Knock is the greatest event that you can’t go to. It brings people together that are thriving and want to accomplish more. You don’t have to be rich and successful to attend, you just must have the willingness to want to be.
Reference: Wealth Made Easy: Millionaires and Billionaires Help You Crack the Code to Getting Rich, Greg Reid
● Greg’s Takeaway
Stop sharing your ideas, goals, and aspirations with the people you know are not going to support you. Seek someone that has already had the results you want and surround yourself with people that are ultimately going to help you succeed.
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