Long-term blog readers will know the high value I place on education to improve one’s chances of success!
Just back from this year’s Super Conference, then, you will not be surprised if I share a few nuggets over the next few weeks from the vast storehouse from which I’ve just emerged.

But then I thought: If I share a few of these nuggets, will anyone care? And, even if they do, will they have any impact? Or will they just be clever (or not) words on a page that make no lasting impact?
I know that many blog readers do wish to improve their position in life. That’s why they’ve come to our web site in the first place. They have hope of moving up from the rental dead end and into home ownership.
But, as was reinforced at the conference, despite our dreams, our sincere plans, our best knowledge of how to proceed, the single greatest obstacle to getting ahead is between our ears.
Marshall Sylver, the world’s greatest hypnotist and one of its best motivational speakers, demonstrated and talked about getting beneath the 10% logical part of the brain and into the 90% sub-conscious in order to take control of our lives and influence others.
Blair Singer, of similar calibre as a motivational speaker, talked about mastering the little voice inside our heads that keeps blocking us from moving forward. “Public enemy #1,” he said, “is your ‘little voice’”
Verne Harnish, a friend of Steve Jobs (Apple), Michael Dell (Dell Computers) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and advisor to large businesses and national governments around the world, said: “Your best strategy is only as good as your next encounter with the enemy.”
But the bottom line, for me at least, was that it all comes down to two things: context and discipline.
Context is the framework within which we grow our knowledge.  If knowledge were a liquid, context is the glass that contains the liquid. The bigger the glass, the more knowledge can fit inside it. And so I go to these conferences to expand my context, so that I can fill it with more actionable knowledge.
And then I need the discipline to enact that knowledge to make myself a better person who can achieve greater success and help others do the same. That means overcoming the enemy between my ears.
Last year at the end of the same conference I wrote down five things that I would implement from what I’d learned. Happily, I can report to having done them.
Now I can start working on a new list, from an expanded context. Will I have the discipline to implement the new list? To help me, I bought the DVD set, “Little Voice mastery: How to win the battle between your ears . . . and have an Extraordinary Life.”
“When it comes to winning,” said Robert Kiyosaki (who was not at this conference,) “it’s all up here. (pointing to his head with both hands.)”
How about you? While it helps, it’s not necessary to buy DVD sets or even attend such a conference to make an up-turn on the path to success. Even the first step—to care about it—will put you ahead of many who just let life happen instead of taking charge of it themselves. 
The first step in improving one’s life is to care enough to do something about it.
That said, the opportunities I promoted in my last several blog posts are still available. They might be a place to start an up-tick for some people’s path to success. You can check out these blog posts