Archive for the ‘Self-Improvement’ Category

Quote of The Moment…Wednesday, December 31st, 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

“New Year’s Day is every man’s Birthday.”

–Charles Lamb

“The Chief Danger In Life Is That You May Take Too Many Precautions.

–Alfred Adler

Seneca Quote of The Moment

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

Quote of The Moment…

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

“The Big Secret In Life Is There Is No Secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

–Oprah Winfrey

What Do You Do Sit Still Like A Rock or Move Like Water?

Friday, August 7th, 2009

 “Everyday Actions Make A Difference”.  Unknown.

Sometimes we find ourselves not really looking to do any kind of work and or do not feel like doing anything whatsoever.

But we must constantly remind ourselves that we must approach any and all situations with a different Approach.

What do I mean, you wonder  right?

Ok, simply this when ever you claim you have failed and you did not succeed, learn to change your current mindset and the way you done the task that you felt caused you to fail. This may sound very simple in a way but it is sometimes but other times it is not.

So approach your task, opportunity with a different view, as if you are looking through yellow sunglasses, it is tricky to look out and see very clearly but if you decide to look at the sun, the glasses protects your eyes from being blinded by the suns rays.

So every task, experience, and opportunity allows for you to change your approach to that given task or action.

This is something we always look at wonder and we make excuses for not taking action on our given tasks. It’s as if we are sitting still like a rock and we are not moving like water.

Water can take any shape it decides to come into contact with and constantly moving. So in order to be like water, we have to take productive action and not just any kind of action.

But if we decide to make plans, we have to work on the major plans with productive and driven action, which will allow for us to use the “Chunking Method” and what is this you make ask.

It’s similar to Snow Ball Effect, so putting that way.

What you must do is break up your Big Plans into Smaller Plans, such as if you have a 1 year plan, you work on breaking it down into 3-6 month plans and then breaking it down ever further into monthly, weekly and then daily.

This Chunking Method allows for you to get so much more done.

How Can you begin using that today?

Take 15-30 minutes to plan out your yearly plan and break it down into monthly, weekly and daily actionable steps to take daily action on.

“A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step” Confucious

One Step at a time until you reach those broken down, Daily Action Steps.

All the best,

Julio Mattos

What is the Life You Always Wanted?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

What is the Life You Always Wanted?

If you had to longer worry about money or the fact of finances again ever in your life.

What would you do with yourself?

This question had been asked to many different people, by me and many others, throughout history this has played a big part many of the most successful people in the world.

If you do not believe me go look it up and you will find many world dreamers who have come and gone. Who took action upon their passions, but merely taking action will not get you ahead either, unless you have a vision and plans and the willingness to follow systems and real plans of action.

F.A.C.E. this actually stand for Focus, Action, Commitment, Education.

How many times have you been face with F.A.C.E. and been told that you will need to apply or you will never get ahead. But if this is your first time hearig about this, then what you will want to do is write out what you want from your life.

I will start bring some more information to you over the next few days and will post some helpful articles and resources to help living a more fulfilled and energetic and productive life.

All the Best,

Julio Mattos

What is Leverage?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

What is Leverage?

Leverage is explained by webster in 2 ways which is the following

Leverage (noun) 

 as 1 : the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it 2 : power , effectiveness <trying to gain more political leverage> 3 : the use of credit to enhance one’s speculative capacity


Main Entry:
transitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
leveraged; leverag·ing

1: to provide (as a corporation) or supplement (as money) with leverage ; also : to enhance as if by supplying with financial leverage2: to use for gain : exploit <shamelessly leverage the system to their advantage — Alexander Wolff>

Realistically if you put it all together you combine any numerous amounts of techniques, tactics, to get what you want. Hunh?

Ok let me put another way for you by actually addding a short list of things of which you can leverage but not limited to following list:

True and Real Assets




Mailing List

Products  (Ebooks, Audio Ebooks, Videos Either on DVD or Downloadable online, Software)

Services (In Exchange for something else of equal or more value)


Knowledge and Skills

Marketing Ability


Alright I think that give you some kind of idea of what leverage is and how you can maximize your ability to achieve what you want, if you cannot do something find someone willing to partner with you and leverage each others ability to get things done.

Now choose someone where he fills in your weaknesses and you are able to fill his, that way you both are able to correct each other’s weakness through leverage, this will allow for you both to be a better structured and successful partnership.

If you have a group whereby you all lack the same abilities, find someone to help eliminate that gap of that group and you will see that your group will become so powerful through the art of Leverage.

So many people miss out on the real efforts and strength of what leverage can do for you both personally and business and as well as financially, friendships, etc.

All of it can deliver so much value to you and your goals, missions, plans.

This will be touched upon a little bit later on and should not be thought of as not valuable, because it will show you that you are not really using your head. Why do I say that here?

Think about all of the successful people who has come before us and are currently popping up all over the place, do you think that success just falls into their lap, no it doesn’t and if you believe that they are lucky, yes they maybe but not completely.

They used a variety of connections to the above list and helped them Leverage their past failures and turned them into successful leveraged leaders. Remember no matter who you are and what you do, even if you do not believe me, you are using leverage.

Do you use a alarm clock in the morning, tooth brush and tooth paste, fork to eat your food, keys to lock your door at night, I do believe I have given you a few examples here.

That’s how powerful Leverage is and how it can help you really achieve success.

Start thinking of ways of using the above list to start t achieve your desired lifestyle and take it from me, you will be hearing about how I am applying this strategy to both my personal and business lifestyles as well.

I have always loved this word but never really took that massive action that helps this really come alive for me until last year and now I am taking massive action and will unleash the power of leverage.

All the best,

Julio R. Mattos

A Moment In Time That You Can Never Have Back!

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

A Quote from the late  Gary Halbert:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that
other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others.”

I hope this beautiful quote stay with you always.

How much does this Quote bring to the table, if you do understand please read it again and see what it has to bring to you.

You must realize that each passing day is another chapter in your book that you call life and if you do not take even 15 minutes of action, then what can you say you have done in your life?

We take everyday for granted and yet constantly complain that we done have enough time, money, energy, we are depressed, everything seems to be falling down before us.

We all for these excuses to run our lives and to make us realize that we are not getting ahead, because we are exerting so much energy and time into feeling sad for ourselves.

Get up and Take action upon your dreams and your life what good is crying over yesterday, while you have this great big day to live and why not make it the best day ever. Put a smile on your face, walk over to the nearest mirror and tell yourself that I am a great person and my dreams are possible.

Why not tell yourself this and why not take action on your dreams?

So many people have come before us in so many different professions and even those who were borns with health problem have fully lived and succeeded in life. Take a look at people who were born crippled, with heart problems, who are blind or deaf, they do not allow for this to stop them.

I remember a few years ago on CNN they actually did a special about a little girl who was born with no arms, I do not remember her name I admit, but the way she was able to fight against her not having arms, and fingers and not being able to write. She learned how to do all of this with her feet, yes you heard that right.

She learned how to write and eat with her feet, what incredible and very inspiration story it was to see, most people only see life through there own eyes and forget how to see through someone else’s eyes.

We have all done this at one point or another in our lives. The moment you begin to see everything is fresh and you feel like you have been reborn because everything is exciting again and you cannot take the happiness away from that moment in time.

Pretty much to put this whole in thing into summary, do not hesitate to take action towards your dreams and towards your goals. No matter what your dreams are and have been about, your plans requires action, even if you do not have the money to take full action on your dreams.

How about learning how to get started?

If you do not have money work with others who do.

If you do not have the connections, find the person who does.

If you feel you do not have the time, find the person who does.

If you lack the energy and inspiration, motivation, the know how, the skills you desire, find the person who does, have what you desire, work out a deal with him or her and take a little action.

Everything that we do in life small or large, heavily will depend on the actions we take and the approach we take with those actions. We all are different and we all come from different backgrounds, but we all have similar dreams and goals, find the people who can help you fulfill your dreams and goals, with very useful plans and actions.

Action is the most useful ingredient in anything because without it, you plans are likely to become dust and will simply be passed along to another who has the desire and fire in them to take action upon the dreams and goals you failed to follow through with.

Get Up and Take Action each day, if your plans are not complete, who cares, it will never be complete. Because each moment in time you allow for yourself to simply let pass will be a moment, you will never ever be able to get back again. You can get up and fall down as many times as it takes to achieve your dreams, but one thing, one most valuable thing in TIME, you will never be able to get it back.

Think about this and remember who you are now and who you are desired to be is one and the same, if you only take action and open your eyes to really see who you are.

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action

The Way Down The Hill

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The Way Down The Hill

How many times have you found yourself in this position?

You come to a path that has 8 pathways down the hill. But the hill is really a place where you stand every day in your life when you do nothing. When you take action no matter how small, it’s moves you that much closer to that which you are looking for.

Ok, so The Way Down The Hill, is more like we have so many decisions that we must make each and everyday, but some people believe that if they make the wrong decision it’s the end of the world and the mistake is irreversible.

We all are human and we all make mistakes, no matter who we are, the sooner you realize this the better off you will be in the end. The more that you come to understand what you want and what you are willing to exchange in order to receive what you are seeking.

But some times we all will and hopefully will learn from each encounter and will make the next time that much more better. You know to quote something about Thomas Edison, he failed a lot of times in his inventions and look at how many successes he had.

Thomas Edison failed more then 999 times when he wanted to create a light bulb he felt comfortable with. If he did this and you can see that he persisted no matter the current situation, we all have the ability to find the proper way down the hill.

You just need to be willing to find the route that most pleasing to you and that of your dreams and desires. We all begin in places in life and the hill is just merely a stepping stone until you reach your level of comfort, but once you reach or if you ever reach it will merely depend upon what you are determined to give in order to achieve whatever plans you set for yourself.

Not all the time will the way down the hill be easy and nor will it be hard if you were given a map to guide you down the hill or for the that fact through the variety of pathways directed in front of you and behind you.

Taking that first step toward achieving anything will first depend upon you making plans and coming up with ideas and solutions and most important followed by action.

So to put it another way first, Learn To Invest In Yourself: The Time, Energy, and Money. To get you on your way, this is just one of the many things you will need to do.

Get going on taking on your tasks that you have set for yourself and your interests.

By Julio Mattos

Getting up and Taking Action

Getting Started on Your New Life

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Getting Started On Your New Life

Some Stories always start off on how much success one has had and other stories talk about their Rags to Riches Way to Millionaire Status.

But what about the folks who actually share their stories with family and friends, but they never come out in the public and reveal all of their stories.

Some people love using stories to get their points across to the crowd they have in front of them and makes it more interesting because people can relate to those stories.

Abraham Lincoln used a lot of stories in his life and became a President even though he was not well known until he lost his beloved wife and until the age of 40 years old, also he grew up with his step mother but treated her like his real mother.

All adults dont realize that we live on a daily basis, based on daily habits and the more we prepare for our day to day lives the more happier we will be.

Enjoying the time that we have with each other, either with a significant other or family and friends, we all only live once and we must take everything one step a time.

The things that we love to do and want to do are always different and always seems to be completely out of reach.

Time is our most Valuable Asset and we must treasure it to the fullest because we all trade it for money each and every moment of everyday.

We all trade time for money and money for time.

The better prepared we are and the more we are willing to improve the more resilient we will be in the long run.

Money is a very important key ingredient in our daily livelihood, but not the most important.

But we must also admit to ourselves that we will need to make enough money to cover the daily expenses and enough to enjoy our lives that much more, rather then simply relying on the paycheck to paycheck route.

We must also realize that you must relax and get enough sleep to keep your mind at ease, some people are always grumpy because they lack slumber and or just plainly cannot sit still long enough to enjoy themselves. Why this is a big factor most people are simply easily bored and not willing to admit to it and when they do the still deny it some way some how.

Take a moment to relax, breath and enjoy the here and now, but prepare for the future.

Best regards,

Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Daily Action!

Daily Business Journey: Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Daily Business Journey: Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

This journey you are on to make money, to improve your current living conditions, to be more in control of your time and also your earning potential, to be able to do the type of work you truly enjoy and look forward to waking up to everyday.

Money alone will not be a motivator in the long run and so while you are working and looking to create multiple income streams, you have to consider what you are truly looking to get from your business journey and what you will like to do on this business journey that you plan to work so hard on. Where you will spend a great deal of your time, energy, efforts, to build and run and grow.

We invest so much into our Business Journey, we invest our time, energy and our money into our businesses, and sometimes we forget where we are heading. We tend to loose the direction we were going and also what the reason was for us starting our business journey in the first place. Sometimes we look back and regret even getting started and simply because we had a rough start and are struggling to get by, depending on what your business journey has provided for you so far.

Realize that a Entrepreneur traveling down this Daily Business Journey Super Highway, you will need to learn to deal with the difficulties that will come along, otherwise if your looking to surpass the 5 year mark and 10 year mark, you will need to learn to truly build a strong foundation from the beginning.

Of course it’s not going to be an easy path and will not happen overnight, but if you are willing to be determined and are looking to take the leap towards the success you are looking for, it can and it will happen.

You must “Learn To Invest In Yourself” before you can jump into investing in anything else, we all look for the big payday but we must learn to believe in our own abilities and trust in our hearts and in our ability to learn from those more knowledeable then ourselves. To take that knowledge and advice, to embark on our journey of finding our own voice and looking back upon our core values to help drive us and help us to achieve knew highs, also to decrease our risk factors this will serve to be the best of any lessons taught.

Drive yourself and believe in yourself, by coming up with ideas, plans, taking daily action and also steadily learning while your earning. As employees and as business owners we must learn to increase our skills in our chosen professions and also learning to invest in the our dreams and in balancing out our time and money making abilities.

By Julio Mattos

Learning While Your Earning!