Christopher Howard on The Aware Show
Today’s interviewee on The Aware Show tele-seminar series was Christopher Howard (Internationally acclaimed Wealth and Lifestyle Strategist) who is one of the personal development experts that has (through live seminars, audios, video presentations and the internet) had the most impact on my life!
It was awesome to have the opportunity to listen to him speak again.
The theme of the conversation was ‘Managing Life During Changing Times’
Chris talked about the trying times being there to stretch us and to make us bigger than what we currently are and of how we can allow the circumstances of our lives to spiral us down into the depths of despair or to bring us to newer heights. One of the key statements that stood out for me was that:
“If you want to do or have something different, you have to do or be something different!”
The question was posed “Are we in control of our problems?”
Chris said the key is asking brilliant questions such as:
- How DO I succeed BECAUSE of the conditions or IN SPITE of them?
- Where are my opportunities to succeed?
- How can I make my life everything I want it to be NOW? Because of the conditions I find myself in?
One exercise that is worthy of undertaking is to try writing down 20 answers to the third question above and to circle the very best one, then to take immediate action towards achieving that result.
A second thing that I gained from this interview was the opinion that :
The number one thing people should be spending their money on is ‘Training’
Chris Howard talked about how at one point in his life, he was over $70K in debt but he recognised that if he didn’t get into that $70K worth of debt, he would not be where he is today.
The question that needs to be asked is ‘How do I get the money to do the training I need, to give me the knowledge to live the life that I want?
Having attended Christopher Howard’s Breakthrough to Success Seminar weekend here in Auckland New Zealand, early in 2009, I was privileged to see and hear him speak live, to feel the energy he has to give to his audience and to learn from the wealth of knowledge he has accumulated through investing his own time and money into training himself. One of his favourite sayings is that:
‘It is not a matter of Resources, it’s a matter of Resourcefulness”
I absolutely love this statement as it reflects on the fact that you have to be willing to do whatever it takes.