Top 10 Lessons I Learned in September 2017

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The learning, growing, and implementing continues!  Every month this year, I have been journaling the greatest insights and reminders I learn each day.  I’ve even now heard from a few others that I’ve inspired them to log their lessons learned each month!   

Here are my Top 10 for September 2017.  As I discussed in my last post about what I learned in August, you’ll find a heavy infusion of Og Mandino’s wisdom from his book, The Greatest Salesman in the World – Part 2.  And once again, I hope one or more of these lessons can help you in some way moving forward. 

  1. Nothing in life is as important as you think it is WHILE you are thinking about it. – Daniel Kahneman’s The Focusing Illusion) 
  2. The only valid price tag is the price we attach to ourselves. – Og Mandino 
  3. If you don’t tell yourself how long you’ll live, other people will.  (Let this one sink in a bit!) 
  4. To multiply my growth, I can no longer think in the realm of “time and effort”.  I live in a world of “results”, and if I can accomplish far more, in less time, with less effort, that’s my goal. 
  5. “Your eyes only see and your ears only hear what your brain is looking for.”  – Dan Sullivan.  (Think about how often you read things or watch stuff that confirms the beliefs you ALREADY have, rather than that which challenges your current beliefs.) 
  6. Increasingly spend more and more time doing the right things with the right people and less time doing the wrong things with the wrong people.  (‘Nuff said.) 
  7. The person who is perpetually hesitating between which of two things he or she will do will do neither. – Og Mandino. 
  8. It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. – Og Mandino 
  9. The master of a single trade can support a family.  The master of seven trades cannot support himself. – Og Mandino 
  10. The widely dispersed explosion of thunder produces no results compared to a single, concentrated bolt of lightning. – Og Mandino 

Thank you for reading and following!  Keep learning.  Keep growing.  It is what we are designed to do as humans.  And PLEASE SHARE this with others to give value and help THEM grow. 


About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education ( And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at or email Trevor directly: Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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