The A2B Newsletter aims to improve your life by taking you from Point A to Point B. Every email shares one self-improvement idea you can read in five minutes or less.

Point A

I’m guessing there are areas of your life that you’d like to improve. For example, maybe you’d like to build better habits, stop procrastinating, or negotiate a higher salary.

But, there’s a problem. Many people know what they want to improve, but few know how to make it happen.

Point B

In this A2B Newsletter, I’ll teach you the self-improvement process used by Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, and Kobe Bryant.

What Is Self-Improvement

Self-improvement often gets a bad reputation. That’s because many ‘experts’ talk about manifesting Ferraris into your driveway with the law of attraction. In my opinion, this is not self-improvement.

I believe that self-improvement is the process of acquiring beneficial knowledge and using that knowledge to improve your life.

For example, if you feel overwhelmed by your schedule, you can improve your life by learning about time management.

The Improvement Prerequisites

Improving anything takes consistent hard work. Contrary to popular belief, there is no easy button.

To stay motivated enough to do the work, you need two things. Those are (1) the belief that something needs to be improved and (2) the desire to do so. Without these two things, it’s unlikely you’ll stay committed long enough to improve.

So, don’t expect to get six-pack abs if you hate working out. And, don’t expect to become a successful entrepreneur if you don’t have a desire to work long hours.

A 4-Step Self-Improvement Plan

1. Define what you want to improve. This step might be easy for some. But, others feel stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out of it.

When this happens, do two things. First, consider where you want to be in 5 to 10 years. Then develop skills that will get you there. And second, study someone you admire and develop the skills that made them successful.

2. Learn. If you want to improve, you need to learn. To do this, take a course, read a book, ask an expert, or practice.

3. Get to work. Knowledge is only potential power. To truly improve, you have to apply what you learn. Just think, reading about time management does nothing if you don’t implement what you learn.

4. Learn from failure. Don’t let failure hold you back. Instead, figure out what you can learn from every failure and use that knowledge to get better.

Want More?

My video, and article on self-improvement are full of additional information.

The full-length versions include:

  • A warning about false improvements
  • An explanation of the four stages of improvement
  • Ideas for how to acquire knowledge
  • An explanation of why knowledge is so powerful
  • How to overcome two problems you might face when trying to improve
  • Two ways to prevent yourself from taking the idea of improvement too far
  • Lots of stories and examples.

So, be sure to watch or read to learn more about self-improvement.


Chris Thornham 80/20 Financial Planner
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Reduce financial stress, reach financial freedom, and achieve financial goals like buying a home, paying off debt, and investing for retirement.

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