Give Unconditional Love! He said what?

 

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Give Unconditional Love is not a Top Ten Rule For Success that I would expect to hear from Warren Buffett. For those of you too young or simply unfamiliar with Mr.Buffett let me share a few things about him. First, he’s from Omaha Nebraska, born, raised and never left. Second, he’s very humble as you will see in this video put together by my friend and mentor Evan Carmichael of #BELIEVE Nation. And third, and what you most likely know about Warren Buffett, he has been on the top or within the top 5 of Forbes List of Billionaires for as long as I can remember.

Top 10 Billionaires in the World

#3: Warren Buffett

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Net Worth: $85.1B
Country: United States

Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A), a conglomerate which owns more than 60 companies. Geico, Duracell, and Dairy Queen are just a few examples.

Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time, but he has committed to giving more than 99% of his fortune to charity. In 2010 he and Bill Gates launched The Giving Pledge, which asked billionaires to donate half their wealth to charitable causes.

In the video attached to this list, Mr. Buffett says he was 7 when he started reading the books in his hometown library. By the time he was 11 he had read every book the library had on investing!

Here are his top ten Rules for Success.

  1. FIND YOUR PASSION
  2. HIRE WELL
  3. DON’T CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK
  4. READ, READ, READ
  5. HAVE A MARGIN OF SAFETY
  6. HAVE A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
  7. SCHEDULE FOR YOUR PERSONALITY
  8. ALWAYS BE COMPETING
  9. MODEL SUCCESS
  10. GIVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

As always, thanks for reading. I learn many new things every day. That’s how I stay motivated and inspired to write and share my voice with the world.

Keep following your dreams. And remember, if you think you can, you can!

Drop into my Lynda Filler Amazon Author Page and enjoy my latest novel Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money

Thanks, Evan Carmichael!

If You WANT IT…

 

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…Just Keep Doing It

I read recently that the reason the majority of people fail at things in life is that they quit too soon. I know this feeling well. I’ve been writing or should I say publishing, for two years now. I published poetry first in earlier years, but novellas, novels, and my memoir have all been in the last two years, going on three. I found myself sighing in frustration a couple of months ago. I LOVE writing and have no challenges coming up with plots. And I would say that in the last year, my writing is so much better, less disjointed, better focused, and seems to require less editing–another good sign.

However, as an Indie Author, so much of success is attached to marketing and marketing is so time-consuming. There were moments when I allowed the thought to enter my mind to stop. Go back to the joy of writing and story-telling, and forget trying to make it a viable income option. Then I laughed at myself. Really? I’m having far too much fun losing myself in my characters and interacting with readers and of course other authors.

Instead, I decided to make charts and become more aware of my wins. So I keep excel spreadsheets and celebrate each increase every month in all areas of publishing. I’ve become better at organizing and allotting time to each task and I use my Gratitude Jar to deposit slips of papers with my successes every day. A big one was learning to use Mail Chimp and navigating through the process of publishing my first News Letter. And don’t laugh, but after over two years playing with my blog, I finally realized where the “link” symbol is!!! I know you’re smiling. But I’m super proud of myself for that!

One of the things that have helped me be successful at everything I’ve attempted to do is self-belief and self-confidence. I listen to videos (yes, listen) while I put my makeup on in the morning, always eager for motivation and knowledge. That’s one of the reasons I like to share Evan Carmichael’s videos from his Believe Nation YouTube channel. Here’s my latest share for you.

Jim Parsons is an American actor, familiar to many but not to me. I don’t watch TV but rather download programs or catch them on Netflix. I found his attitude refreshing and funny. Here’s his top ten.

  1. JUST BE YOU
  2. JUST KEEP DOING IT
  3. FIND YOUR CALLING
  4. DON’T COMPARE YOUR SUCCESS
  5. SEIZE YOUR MOMENT
  6. FIND YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS
  7. JUST SAY YES!!
  8. GET CONFIDENCE FROM HARD WORK
  9. LOVE STORYTELLING
  10. HAVE FUN

 

Find the interviews here:  https://youtu.be/8_e-m0I288c

If you want it, just keep doing it!

Have a creative week!

 

A slice of my life can be found on Amazon in my memoir LOVE The Beat Goes On.