Do you think it’s possible in this day and age? What habits would you have to implement to make this happen?
6 months is 180 days. Think about what you could accomplish in 180 days…spend an hour a day for 180 days and that’s 180 hours. Spend 2 hours a day on something for 180 days and that’s 360 hours. Spend 8 hours a day on something for 180 days and that’s 1,400 hours.
If you want something, taking action and doing the work will result in getting closer to your goals.
6 Months to 6 Figures, by Peter Voogd, is a no-nonsense book about how you can develop yourself into a person with skills worth 6 figures.
6 Months to 6 Figures not a business plan – there are no business ideas in the book. Instead, Voogd presents actionable steps to get you started towards your goals.
Below is a book summary of 6 Months to 6 Figures, takeaways from 6 Months to 6 Figures, and a reading recommendation for you.
“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life, is the moment you can change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod
Book Summary of 6 Months to 6 Figures
6 Months to 6 Figures gives you a framework and plan to develop thoughts, goals and habits to become a person with skills worth 6 figures.
To develop these skills, Voogd discusses six musts you need to address on your journey to success.
To become someone worth 6 figures in 6 months, you must do the following:
- Have Absolute Clarity
- You must have clear goals and a clear vision of what you want in life.
- Increase Your Confidence
- What good are goals if you aren’t confident you will reach them? Why bother then?
- Having confidence in yourself is half the battle.
- Shift Your Circle of Influence
- You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
- If you want to be a millionaire, spend time with other millionaires.
- Exhibit Consistent Energy and Motivation
- If you devote 1 hour a day to your goal, over 180 days, you will have put in 180 hours.
- How much closer to your goal if you have put 180 hours into your work?
- Create Intentional Result Rituals
- Your habits and actions determine your success. Be intentional with every action and step you take.
- Continually Focus on Growth and Learning
- If you aren’t growing, you are dying.
- Nothing stays the same over time, there is always something new to learn, a problem to solve, or a situation to provide value to.
These 6 musts give us a framework and road map to achieve any goal we set for ourselves.
Applying the 6 Musts for Success
Let’s go through an example of how you can apply the 6 musts from above to create a framework for your goals and dreams.
What is your goal?
First, what is your goal? To figure out your goal, ask yourself questions to dive deep into your wants and desires:
- Are you looking to get a promotion at work?
- Do you want to start a business or blog?
- Do you want to lose weight?
- Are you looking to save money and become financially well off?
What exactly do you want? Answer these questions for absolute clarity (Must #1).
What is your Why?
Next, why do you want your goal?
If your goal is to lose weight, is it because you want to be healthy? Do you want to look better for dating purposes? Are you looking for more energy?
If you are looking to increase your income, why do you want to do this? Is it to spend more on your family? Do you want to go on more vacations?
What’s your why? Your why and your reasons will bring you motivation and confidence (Must #2).
Who will Help You on Your Journey to 6 Figures?
Who is keeping you accountable? Who is helping you on your journey?
Ask other people who are more successful for tips. You don’t want to make the same mistakes other people have made, so look to add some mentors to your life (Must #3). These mentors could be found online, (a virtual coach, a podcast host you love, or YouTube influencer), or in person.
Consistent Efforts WILL Result in Massive Success
Consistency is the key to success over time. No one can accomplish their goal in 1 day. No one is an overnight success.
To achieve your goals, each and every day, remind yourself of your goal. Staying consistent will keep the momentum going and growth continual (Must #4).
Remember, 1 hour a day for 180 days is 180 hours. Skip 1 day, and you’ll have to put in 2 the next. Skip a week, and you have to play catch-up over next week.
Take action today and get a little closer to your goals!
Creating Habits Which Will Naturally Bring Success
After you establish consistent habits, ensure what you are doing is resulting in results (Must #5).
Ask yourself, “Which of my actions are bringing me the most success?”
Going into your project, you can plan and plan and plan, but some things will inevitably not go as foreseen.
The ability to be flexible and handle these problems in a proper way will be predicated on your established habits. If you have the proper habits of success in place, you will be able to navigate any situation and stay on track.
Never Stop Learning and Growing
Finally, never stop learning (Must #6).
Read books, read lots of books.
Talk to your mentors, meet like-minded individuals.
Get out and have experiences. Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”!
With this attitude, you will go very far in life.
By applying these 6 musts, you will be on your way to accomplishing your goals and achieving your dreams.
“If you aren’t showing up to be better than you were yesterday you will not last in real business.” – John D. Rockefeller
Takeaways from 6 Months to 6 Figures
With every book you read, it is a must to have takeaways and actionable items to implement in life.
My main takeaway from 6 Months to 6 Figures is how important habits are for success.
You don’t become successful over night. Instead, you become successful over time because you become the person who naturally will be successful.
By setting goals, living intentionally, and establishing the habits of learning, networking, and action taking, you’ll be on your way to achieving your dreams.
Another big takeaway is the important of your network. You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. This applies in all areas of life: wealth, relationships, career, political views, and health.
If you are looking to become healthy, it probably doesn’t make sense to hang out with people who go to the bar every weekend and get blackout drunk!
Choosing your friends wisely will be critical to your success.
“If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.” – Richard Trendi
The Mastermind Within Recommends 6 Months to Figures
6 Months to 6 Figures is a quick, no-nonsense book with many actionable steps and quotes from various leaders of the self development world.
6 Months to 6 Figures is one of the best self development books I’ve read.
I’d highly recommend it for you to read if you are looking for books to read for success. Another self development book I’ve read which I love is The Slight Edge, but The Slight Edge has a little more fluff.
Life is made up of small decisions, and through each of these small decisions, you can either be making the right choices or wrong choices. By making the right decisions daily and forming productive habits, you can go a long way!
Through applying the 6 musts learned in 6 Months to 6 Figures, you’ll be on your way to increasing your value and building an amazing foundation of habits for the life you want and deserve.
What habits are you looking to implement in your life? Is there an aspect of your life you are looking to improve? What’s holding you back if there is something?