Wow, What Personal Development Can Do

I discovered the blog of this young 18-year old entrepreneur who makes over a million dollars a year with his company off the America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs by BuisnessWeek for 2006 or something. Although I was going to merely add his blog to my blogroll because I’m so humble towards this individual I was astonished to see what his backing his that has made him so successful.

Ben Casnocha has been listed in several magazine articles, has one of the top 25 blogs in Las Angeles, very successful, has done public speaking seminars for large universities, is a writer and an avid reader. But again, I want to hit on the point what made him so successful. See everyone wants results, but most people do not know how to achieve their results. This is how it works:

Philosophies -> Thoughts -> Actions -> Results

In other words, if you have the right philosophies you will be able to create the right results in your life. What are some philosophies? Here are just a few examples.

  • Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job
  • Profits are better than wages
  • Buy Assets, Minimize Liabilities
  • You become the combined average of the five people you associate with the most
  • The Slight Edge
    • Failure: A couple errors in judgement repeated daily over and over. (Imagine 6 years)
    • Success: A few daily disciplines repeated over and over.
  • If you think you can, or think you can’t, your right

See it is the philosophies that we have toward life that direct our thought patterns. Our thought patterns determine our actions we take in life, and our actions create the results we have in life. So this is what got me so humbled when I saw this information, the time he has taken to work on himself, and the personal development he has achieved. Jim Rohn quotes, “In life, we put the nice luxuries on the top shelf, in order to get them you have to stand on the books you read.

I’m currently building a library for myself, but will be stepping it up a noch. I want you to look at Ben Casnocha’s book list for two years in high school. When I saw this, I was quite humbled. No wonder this kid has a company that produces around a million dollars a year, look at the person he has become, look at the books he has read alone. I’m telling you those books have changed his philosophies, he continues to read, and is going to write books. When I saw that book list, I must say, I was greatly impressed by this. If he can do it, I can do it to, and so can you.