About Me

I am highly motivated and driven person. I am the type of person who sees what he wants and I go get it which sometimes gets me in trouble but other times is very rewarding. I am an aspiring Author, and I have book that is going to be released this fall which is soo exciting for me, and I will keep you all posted on it. I am a workaholic six to nine months out of the year then I tend to chill for a few months before starting something new lol. I LOVE SPENDING TIME W/ FAMILY AND FRIENDS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, SPORTS, WATCHING MOVIES, READING AT BARNES AND NOBLE. I believe all things are possible if you believe in it hard enough and work for it till you get it. I love to travel. I have been to the bahamas (Atlantis resort is awesome), Italy (Milan), Dominican Republic, and throughout the East coast and Texas. My Favorite place is Disneyworld I am still a kid at heart and I just like to have fun but dont laugh at me too much because I'd have to hurt ya.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Life:Relationships- Friends, Family, and Finances

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get along with everyone and they also seem to have great amounts of personal & financial success? They never seem to have bad days and they always seem to have a smile on their face. You might be saying to yourself, well that is just not the case with me because I have tons of up and down moments! You might say to yourself that you try to be nice to everyone you meet, but it just seems that you have a character flaw in your personality. You might even feel that you can not even have a sense a balance with those closest to you such as your friends and family. First it is understandable that you have up and down moments with family and friends, and maybe it is your personality maybe it is not, but back to the point I am trying to make here.

There is a key or principle to true personal and financial success that most people do not know about and that is the key of being "Friendly!" You might be saying, I am friendly but it is hard when the people you meet are not friendly back!. Well as true as that may be the key here is to know that you have to cultivate being friendly for your benefit more then theirs. The reason being is that it is very hard to be truly successful without incorporating people in some form or fashion. Whether it is from the perspective of being a great doctor or an author, or any other business/profession that you choose...you will be trying to get people to enjoy the process of interacting with you for a service that you render to them.

That way they will not mind paying you whatever your price is because they have a "relationship of trust" with you. So the best way to ensure success is to cultivate being friendly People pay and associate with people they relate to and who they feel that they can communicate with and truly understand them. People in their core want relationships and want to feel comfortable with the person they do business with whether it is buying your book or being treated by you. So developing the ability to be friendly is a vital character trait necessary for great achievement!

That being said, you do not have to commit all your energy or time in this function. You must be balanced and dont be a push over. Life is a bank account..if you make deposits expect to be able to make withdrawals....if you consistently make a deposit of friendship into people or serving them and they take, take, take, and never build you up then that is not a wise investment. Put them in the category of acquaintance because they might can contribute to a mutual beneficial relationship or transaction down the road but at this stage keep them at arms length distance.

You have to realize that you are in a process and that process takes time and for the driven person like us...most people will just not get you or understand your mindset. This does not give you the right to be mean it just gives you proper perspective on what each persons role is within your circle of relationships. lonely times will come but it is much like your schooling...their is a time for learning and then a time for putting into practice what you have learned.

So where does that leave you emotionally?? Well that is where being friendly, even though you might be alone, is your greatest asset. Back to the bank account...when you are nice and cultivate, genuine care and love for each other without putting a demand on a return from the individual, you are then making a deposit in your soul of love and good feelings. That is why people enjoy buying presents during the holidays, because it puts a good feeling in their heart for no other reason than doing something good for someone else that you hope makes them happy! :)

Again this takes time if it is not your nature to be nice as a habit or friendly as a habit but you will eventually be at a point where you will have developed emotional self control. It is not that you do not need other people or even want other people in your life but they will no longer have the power to dictate your emotional condition. I am confident you will achieve all you desire to accomplish because I sense the hunger within and God never puts a desire for a meal without providing the opportunity to eat! I can go on and on about this subject, but the main point I want you to understand is that cultivating your ability to be friendly and to build real relationships will bring more personal and financial wealth then you ever thought possible!!! Thanks again so much and I wish you the best in all you do!! :)

"I am persuaded that you can only go as far as the Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding that you Possess!!-Tomorrow's Dreams are accomplished by Today's Faith & Actions!!!"-Quote by Nick Ruiz




Monday, January 18, 2010

Life: Are You Frustrated???

Well I am officially back this year with the first blog of the year!! I am sorry I took so much time off from blogging, but I had a busy end to 2009. As always feel free to leave your comments and questions and I will make sure to get back to you asap :)"Are you Frustrated?" Frustration is a good thing-it tells you that what currently is; is not what should be! Right before a woman gives birth a woman becomes extremely frustrated because she knows that whats in her has to come out! Your Frustrations are...... a sign to tell you that the dream inside you is ready to come out!-Quote by Nick Ruiz :)

Many of us have had a frustrating 2009. Some of us were frustrated with finances, some frustrated with family, some of us with fitness, and some of us with our faith or spirituality. Frustration is a serious thing and it can help you or harm you. We have to realize what the frustration is telling us...Like I said before, the number one thing frustration is telling us is something on the outside is not matching with the dreams that are on the inside.

What pain frustration brings to us all, but I say to the dreamer and to the person with a strong drive to succeed it is even worse! We who believe in our Dreams and know in our souls and spirit that we have been purposed with destiny and a dream have the hardest time overcoming frustration because the heart beat of our Dreams get louder and louder each and every day.

There is an old proverb that says "hope differed makes the heart sick" and what a true statement that is!!The emotional tug that your dreams and goals pull on can almost be unbearable at times but it is at these times we must realize one important truth. That truth is you wouldn't be frustrated if you did not 100% believe that your dreams and goals were suppose to come true!!

Those of you who are parents know that when your child brings home a bad grade and you get frustrated that you are frustrated because you are 100% certain that they can do better! To the singles who are frustrated at the dating game-you also are frustrated because in your heart of hearts you know that there is something better for you out there. What about those of us trying to lose weight or who are in business-you can be frustrated because you know that you can have a better body or business if you could just get over that last hurdle!!The truth is I do not know anyone in the world who does not or has not experienced some degree of frustration!! What a way for us all to relate to one another-through our personal stories of frustration! So what can we do about this frustration?? I am glad you asked.

Back to the pregnant woman-as the time for her to give birth approaches she begins what they call nesting. A small period where us men say-"she went crazy!!" lol Just kidding. The reality is the woman begins to look at things different, she begins to rearrange everything in site. The crib next to the window gets moved to the wall, the chest by the wall gets moved to the window, and the chair next to the door gets moved out the room all together lol. Sounds comical doesn't it? The truth of the matter is it is not comical at all to the pregnant woman! So what is going on here??

The woman has realized that she is about to give birth and what she "thought" was in place to receive her child was not at all agreeing with what she sees on the inside of her or in her dreams!! I hope you are starting to get this powerful point! She realizes that she must re-evaluate the current situations and see what she has to "MOVE" in her life to be in order to receive her baby!! Then, once she has rearranged the room the baby is coming home to and it feels right-she turns to her husband and says "now I am ready!!"It is an amazing thing to watch and it is almost like a puzzle.

First she was frustrated then she put things in "order" according to what she felt was right and then she feels at peace in her soul and determines that she is now ready to give birth!! What an amazing display of clues given to us by nature!!

It gets even better, then she begins a cycle of emotional frustration again because now that things are in order she knows well it is time to get the baby out!!So one minute she is fine and the next she has lost her mind, but the Doctors say don't worry everything is normal that is just part of the "PROCESS" of giving birth! Ups and downs then more ups and downs then it is coming to the end of the process and doctors yell "PUSH"!!! After some heavy pushing, some blood, sweat and tears the baby is finally in her hands and it is like nothing ever happened...Absolutely amazing!!!

Did you see it??? Did you get the clues??? Frustration if used correctly can be one of the greatest motivating tools on earth to help you get your dreams accomplished!! It doesn't matter what the dream is:Finances, Family, Fitness, Faith, or Freetime use your frustrations as a clue that things need to be changed and put in order!Once things are in order and you feel peace again then you are ready to deliver your baby or dream.

Be ready because frustration comes back in the delivery room!! Ups and downs and then more ups and downs are not clues things are getting worse but they are clues that its time to birth that baby(DREAM!) Then when you just can not take it anymore then remember my story and WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT PUSH!!! Don't Give up you are almost there just look at the clues, get things back in order, rearrange what needs to be moved, and most importantly, when it is time PUSH!!!I hope you like this blog and always comments and questions are appreciated and welcomed!! :)


Nick Ruiz

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Life:Finances Book Update

It has been a while since I last wrote a Blog but I wanted to update you Guys on the exciting Start to 2010. My Book has been picked up Nationally by Barnes and Noble and many others, and I have a Book Signing Event at Barnes & Noble on Saturday January 9th, 2010.
I want all you to get your copies Today!! 2010 is here and it is time for No More Excuses!!! Get off to a Fresh Start in every area of your life Especially your Finances!!The links below are a sample of all the sellers that have currently picked my Book up. We are being sold World Wide in France, India, Germany, Canada, Australia and even Japan!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Life: Finances

I am so excited!!! My New Book Money and The 9 steps You need to Survive Any Financial Crisis: Main Street's solutions to wall street's Problems is now in Pre-Release!!! The Official release date is December 1st, 2009 but you can go and get your copy on the folowing websites...From me directly at http://www.moneyandthe9steps.com or http://www.surviveyourfinancialcrisis.com

Also to make it easier to keep track of my blog I will have a copy site at http://lifesfivekeystosuccess.com where you can keep track of the blog and follow me personally on facebook.

Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/mnyandthe9steps and check out the official Facebook page for the Book at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Money-and-The-9-Steps-You-Need-to-Survive-Any-Financial-Crisis/148392063849?ref=mf

So I hope all you guys will support me and get a copy of the book, and please share the links with everyone on your list and friends so we can get this Book to number 1!!!

thanks and God Bless!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Life: Faith...Answers to Questions

I recently had a question about believing in the power of prayer when things have not turned out the way you have wanted them to.

I believe that we must first realize that for those who pray and believe in God that God is not under our laws of Time. For God a "Day is like a 1000 years and a 1000 years a day." I am not trying to discourage you in anyway, but this is first and an important part of God in regards to answered prayer.

The second thing we must realize is that God is a Father, and as a Father myself I realize that as much as I love my children I can not always give them what they want. I do not always give them what they want not because I do not want them to necessarily have it but rather to keep them from harm or in-correct timing.

For example if my son was to ask me for a knife to cut something I would tell him no for his obvious safety. If he said daddy I really want to learn to drive, but he is just a boy, I would tell him sure I will teach you to drive but wait for the right timing of age.

Many times we pray and do not see the answer "right away" and this could just be for one of two reasons...Either God knows what you want will cause you pain or harm or it is just not the right time. many times your answered prayer is on the way and its just "Delayed but not Denied!"

It would be foolish to go to the airport to pick up a friend or loved one and see the flight was delayed so you get discourage and say "I guess the plane is not coming so I am leaving." It is the same way with waiting for answered prayer...the answer could be on its way, but right before we receive our answer we do not recognize the delay and see it as a denial and give up way too soon.

But on the other hand let us also be realistic and learn to trust God for our best interest. Here is a story of a Man I know who prayed every day for a certain woman to become his wife. They dated on and off for sometime, and he was continually frustrated because he was not receiving his "answered" prayer to marry this woman. They eventually broke up for good and he was devastated. Years later he met a woman, they dated, and ended up getting married. The woman ended up being a catalyst to his future dreams and he accomplished alot because of her.

He came to me and told me his story and said the old phrase "Thank God for UN-Answered prayer" and I said on the contrary thank God for answered prayer!!

You see God always answers your prayer...either he answers it with a delay or a denial because of reasons you will see later, but he always answers prayer. So never stay discouraged if your request are going unmet just begin to trust that He is looking out for your best interest and what you truly need will come to pass!

Thanks and God Bless!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Life: Quit wasting Time & Accomplish your Goals!

On my last post I talked about giving yourself permission to have free time, but on this post I want to quickly flip the script.
Although I totally believe in Free Time and one day hope to have all the free time I could ever want, I want to point out that if you are not careful you can easily fall into a cycle of wasting time. How do I know this because I have personally fallen into this cycle many times over. I am starting to realize that if you just can recognize this bad cycle when it starts you can begin to make the necessary changes to combat this obstacle.

There truly is nothing like procrastination, and I completely believe it is the number one killer to dreams! Day in and Day out we waste time just by saying "Oh I will get to that later or I will do that in a few minutes." All the while time and opportunities continue to pass us by!

Well I don't know about you but I am tired of it! I am tired of wasting time. Have you ever thought, I wonder how far along I could be if I could just quit wasting time. I know I have thought that. To put it in perspective, if you only waste 1 hour a day that is 30 hours a month. That is one whole day lost a month or about 2 weeks lost a year to procrastination!!! If you are just in your twenties you have already lost a full year of your Life to just wasting 1 hour a day!

I know for a fact most of us waste more then 1 hour a day, and each time we waste our time I believe we push our dreams away that much further. Think about it, for every hour you waste maybe your dream is one hour further from you accomplishing it! Think about that for a moment...

We have 4 months left in this year and instead of wasting an hour a day lets make a decision to be more productive towards reaching our goals. Lets be 1 hour more productive a day, and maybe your dreams and goals will be 1 hour closer to accomplishing them!

Get out your old New Years Resolutions and see how many things you have accomplished this year. See what you could have accomplished if you just spent 1 extra hour a day on it, and then think about what you have not accomplished because you wasted that same hour.

This is not a deep concept but if you really focus on it then you would realize how profound it really is.

Well I hope I have done my part to make you think Today, because I am definitely guilty of this too! So lets use these last four months of the year to catch up on our goals, and put 1 hour extra a day in making our Dreams a reality!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life: Free Time-Just Relax!

I know I know, I have not Blogged in some time and those who read my blog are wondering why. The truth is that like many of you Life happens. Day to Day task become overwhelming, and things begin to pile up so that you just feel that you will never catch up.

Maybe you just are overworked or over-stressed? Who knows, but what I do know is that everyone needs a break sometime. You just can not keep going and going with out taking sometime to just relax.

That is what this quick blog is about-Free Time to just Relax! I just came back from a wonderful vacation to Florida and as I begin to get back in the grind of work I reminded of the fun I just had. I needed a break and I definitely needed fun so I took a break!

Well what if you can not go on vacation? How about just setting sometime each day to take a relaxing shower or take a quick relaxing walk. My point here is when is the last time you took out some time just for yourself? When was the last time you had fun, and just had "Free Time?"

For most of you I know it has just been too long. What I am beginning to realize is that no matter how driven I am or how focused I become, I will never accomplish as much if I don't take out the time to relax.

So that is my encouraging word for today-Go and enjoy yourself! Have some "Free Time" and just have fun!!! No pressure to do anything or meet a deadline, and stop worrying about what may or may not happen. Just Relax and enjoy the day. Smile at a stranger or laugh at a joke.

Remember the last fun time you had and wrap your imagination around that until the knots of stress in your body release. You will be surprised how a little "Free Time" can make all the difference in the world.

I hope this blog catches you off guard and hits you just where you needed it today!

Enjoy TODAY!!!