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• Once upon a time when I started my career, I sat down at the end of the year and my tax

• returns were \$14,400.

• 12 years later, I sat down, did my tax returns and my tax returns were \$1,440,000.

• I'd increased my income by 100 times in 12 years.

• And I went back and I started to look at that and I realised that I'd used a formula

• which I gradually articulated into what I call the 1000% formula.

• And it's very simple, it's based on the law of incremental improvement.

• Japanese call it the Kaizen principle, the principle of continuous betterment.

• It's getting a little bit better every day.

• So I asked the question if you could increase your productivity performance

• and output by 1/10th of 1% per day, could you do that?

• Could you increase your productivity performance and output by 1/1000th in a day?

• And the answer is of course.

• If you were the tiniest bit more efficient or you worked a little bit harder on a more

• important task, you could become a 10th of a percent better

• in a day.

• Well, if you did that every single day for a week,

• you would be 1/10th of 1% times five,

• you'd be one half of 1% more productive in a week,

• is that possible?

• Of course, you would say.

• Anybody can become that small amount more productive.

• So I said, if you did that every week for four weeks,

• you'd be 2% more productive over the course of a month.

• If you did that every day for 13 four week months in a year,

• 52 weeks, you would be 26% more productive, is that

• possible?

• And the answer is yes because there is a thing at success called the momentum principle.

• That means that once you start going, it becomes easier and easier to keep going

• and to go faster and faster.

• So, once you become 26% more productive in the course of a year,

• your overall output, your results, your income will go up by 26%,

• what happens is you start to get into the swing of it.

• You start to be more effective, more efficient, you get more things done,

• you start earlier, you work harder, you stay later, you set better priorities

• and so on.

• So, if you do this 26

• you will be 1004

• And what I did personally, is I used it once and increased my income

• 10 times and then I used it again and increased my

• income 10 times more, 100 times in 12 years and so can you.

• And here's what it consists of, it's very simply this.

• Each morning, get up, first thing, at least two hours before

• you have to be somewhere, so you can invest the first hour, what we

• call the golden hour into yourself.

• And you invest the golden hour by reading something that is

• uplifting, educational, motivational, spiritual, it doesn't matter.

• But they say, "reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body."

• Instead of reading newspapers or magazines or watching television,

• what you do is you just read something that is uplifting.

• If you're in sales, read something in selling.

• If you're in spiritually oriented, read something spiritual.

• If you want motivation, read something motivational, but read one hour every morning.

• That will thoroughly prepare your mind for the rest of the day.

• One of the great speakers said that the first hour is the rudder

• of the day, it's called the golden hour.

• So you invest the golden hour in yourself.

• And just like if you got up in the morning and worked out for an hour,

• you'd be feeling great all day long, if you get up in the morning and read for

• an hour, you'll be feeling mentally great all day long.

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