Former Laker Producer, Sheron Bellio joins Bill Handel as Producer. The show can be heard locally in Los Angeles on KFI AM 640 every weekday from 5 - 9 a.m. After spending 9 years producing the Lakers radio broadcast on AM 570 KLAC
Sheron started her radio career in her hometown of Denver, becoming one of the most sought after producers. Her partnership with sportsradio legend Woody Paige propelled her into the national spotlight and brought her to the attention of the Lakers and KLAC. Sheron started her Lakers career working alongside legendary Lakers play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn who became her mentor in Los Angeles.
She has had the opportunity to be part of 3 Lakers World Championships, 3 parades, Kobe’s historic 81-point game as well as a slew of Lakers magical memories. Sheron has covered many of the legends of the NBA; Magic, Kareem, Kobe, Shaq, MJ as well as Phil Jackson, George Gervin, Bill Walton and numerous current and future Hall of Famers.
Sheron is also a talented voice-over artist and can be heard on all Clear Channel stations as well as national TV and radio commercials.
Sheron is very excited to be part of Bill Handel after working with the X’s & O’s for so many years. "Handel’s a man that knows the whole alphabet and more," Bellio says. She looks forward to broadening her skills and talent.
This blog may contain profanity and/or material considered inappropriate. The views expressed in this blog are the opinions of the individual writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of KFI AM-640 and Clear Channel Radio.
Success from Scratch – The Challenge
How much will you need to maintain your current lifestyle once you retire and stop working?
Charles Schwab suggests that for every $1,000 in monthly income you’ll want during retirement, you’ll need to have $230,000 invested when you stop working.
If you have $1 million invested with a 6% yield - that will give you a taxable income of about $4,300 a month.
Whether that’s enough will depend on a number of factors, such as:
At, any rate, today $4,300 a month may not be enough to support the extravagant lifestyle you may be envisioning for yourself. If you are hoping to travel and have an active life, it may not even be adequate. With inflation, it may be less than adequate.
Know YOUR retirement income.
Next….Become Conscious About Your Money!
Success from Scratch – The Challenge
When creating wealth in your life, remember that there is the life you want to live now and the life you want to live in the future.
The life you are currently living is the result of the thoughts you have thought and the actions you have taken in the past. The life you live in the future will be the result of today’s thoughts and actions.
Where you are today- shows what you were thinking two years ago and where you will be in two years- shows what you are thinking today… think about it!!!
To get the kind of life you want 1 to 2 years from now, as well as the kind of lifestyle you want when you “retire”, decide exactly how much money you’ll need to live the lifestyle of your dreams. If you don’t know, research how much it would cost you to do and buy everything you want over the course of the next year.
This could include:
For each category, visualize those items or activities in your life, then write down what you would need to spend to get them.
Don’t let your mind tell you that these things are impossible or crazy!
For the moment just do the research and find out exactly what it will cost to fund your dream life…whatever that is.
NEXT…Get Real About Your Retirement!
Success from Scratch – The Challenge
“If you don’t put a value on money and seek wealth, you most probably won’t receive it. You must seek wealth for it to seek you. If no burning desire for wealth arises within you, no wealth will arise around you. Having definiteness of purpose for acquiring wealth is essential for its acquisition.”
(-Dr. John Demartini – Self-made multi-millionaire and consultant on financial and life mastery.)
It has been said that in life – what you focus on…expands! This rule applies to getting a new job, building a business, winning an award – but most especially to acquiring money, wealth, and a rich lifestyle.
YOU MUST DECIDE TO BE WEALTHY
One of the first requirements of becoming wealthy is to make a conscious decision to do so.
Wealthy can mean many different things:
If you want wealth too, you must decide now from the deepest place in your heart to have wealth in your life – without worrying yet if it’s possible or not.
NEXT, DECIDE WHAT WEALTHY MEANS TO YOU
Do you know how much wealth you want?
There is no right goal to have. But, you do have to decide what you want!
Write down your goals –
I will have a net worth of $______by the year________.
I will earn at least $_______next year.
I will save and invest $_______every month.
A new financial habit I will develop starting now is_________.
To become debt free, I will_________.
Next…Find out what it costs to finance your dream life…now and later!
Success from Scratch –The Challenge
Creating the Millionaire Mindset
Whenever you are doing any type of affirmations – it is very common to become aware of competing thoughts (objections) such as:
Our tendency is to resist or ignore these thoughts and feelings, but that just keeps them around even longer. All you have to do is let yourself fully experience the accompanying feeling and then release it. Though you can do this with your eyes open or closed, most people find that closing their eyes helps them to focus more clearly on their feelings. Let ting be and letting go is a choice. It is much easier than you think.
REMOVING NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
Just take yourself through his process whenever a negative or limiting belief of feeling about money comes up.
What am I feeling right now?
Could I welcome and allow it?
Could I let it go?
Would I let this go?
VISUALIZE WHAT YOU WANT AS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT
Next...What you focus on expands!
Success from Scratch – The Challenge – Day 706
3 STEPS TO TURN-AROUND YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS ABOUT MONEY
You can change this early programming using a simple yet powerful three-step technique that replaces your limiting beliefs with more positive and empowering ones. While this exercise can be done on your own, it’s usually more powerful – and more fun – to do it with a group of people.
1. Write down your belief. Ex. Money is the root of all evil
2.Challenge, make fun of, and argue with the limiting belief
You can do this by brainstorming a list of new beliefs that challenge the old ones. The more outrageous and fun you make of them, the more powerful the resulting shift in your consciousness will be.
You can even write out your new money beliefs and make them your affirmations. This type of discipline will go a long way toward helping you manifest success in the arena of money.
Create a positive turnaround statement.
3. The last step is to create a new statement that is the opposite of the original belief. You want this “turnaround statement” to be one that sends shivers of delight through your body when you say it.
Remember, ideas about financial success never form by themselves! You have to keep thinking the thoughts that build the “thought form,” of prosperity. You have to take time each day and focus on thoughts of prosperity and images of financial success. When you intentionally focus on these thoughts and images, they eventually crowd out the limiting thoughts and images and begin to dominate your thinking. If you want to accelerate reaching your financial goals, you need to practice saying positive affirmations everyday.
Next…Accelerating your millionaire mind!
Success from Scratch – The Challenge – Day 659
“There is a secret psychology to money. Most people don’t know about it. That’s why most people never become financially successful. A lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what’s going on inside you. -T. Harv Eker – Multimillionaire and president of Peak Potential Training
In Jack Canfield’s ‘The Success Principles’ he says that financial issues start in the mind.
You have to first decide what you want:
But, most people never get to even the first stages of accumulating wealth. Too often they are limited by their own beliefs about money and by the question of whether or not they deserve it.
IDENTIFY YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS ABOUT MONEY
To become wealthy, you’ll need to surface, identify, root-out, and replace any negative or limiting beliefs you may have about money. Though it may seem odd that anyone would have a negative predisposition toward wealth, often we hold these beliefs in our subconscious from childhood. Perhaps when you were young, you heard:
These messages from early childhood can actually sabotage and dilute your later financial success, because they subconsciously emit a vibration that’s contrary to your conscious intentions.
What did your parents, grandparents, teachers, religious leaders, friends, and co-workers teach you about money as you were growing up and as a young adult?
There are so many limiting decisions you can make about money that can keep you from making or enjoying the amount of money you deserve or want.
“You must begin to understand, therefore, that the present state of your bank account, your sales, your health, your social life, your position at work, etc., is nothing more than the physical manifestation of your previous thinking. If you sincerely wish to change or improve your results in the physical world, you must change your thoughts, and you must change them IMMEDIATELY!” - Bob Proctor – Author of the ‘The Power to Have It All’
Next…Steps to turn around your limiting beliefs about money!
Success from Scratch – The Challenge – Day 650
How to become known as a class act!
When people mention the great former UCLA - basketball coach John Wooden, they agree that he’s a class act. John Wooden became known as a class act because…he acted like one.
One of the hardest parts of any coach’s job is making the final cut – deciding who makes the team and who doesn’t. Most coaches just put a list of who made the team on a bulletin board in the gym. You either made it or you didn’t.
Manifesting his deep respect and love for all people, John Wooden did it differently.
Instead of simply posting a list of names on the wall, Coach Wooden sat down with each player, one at a time, and told them what other sports at UCLA he felt they could be successful at. He shared what he saw as their strengths, discussed their weaknesses, and – on the basis of their strengths – identified what they could do to improve their athletic careers. He took the time to acknowledge their strengths and boost their self-esteem, leaving prospective athletes motivated and encouraged rather than feeling emotionally distressed.
HIGHER SET OF STANDARDS
WHY BEING A CLASS ACT HELPS YOU SUCCEED
Have you taken a look at your friends, your colleagues, your partners, clients, and contacts?
Are they class acts?
CLASS ACTS TEACH OTHERS TO TREAT THEM WITH ESTEEM
One of the first people you should treat with respect and esteem is yourself!
Why not do that for yourself? You are just THAT important!
Certain people command a certain level of respect not only because of how they treat others, but, more importantly, because of how they treat themselves. When you establish a higher level for personal standards, not only do you get better treatment from those around you but suddenly you also begin attracting others with the same elevated standards. You get invited to places where those standards exist. You get to enjoy the activities that people in the upper echelons enjoy. All by becoming a class act.
NEXT…Success and Money!!!
Success from Scratch – The Challenge – Day 635
BE A CLASS ACT!
In every society, there are “human benchmarks” – certain individuals whose behavior becomes a model for everyone else – shining examples that others admire and emulate. We call these individuals “class act.”
-Dan Sullivan – Cofounder and president of The Strategic Coach, Inc,
The sad truth in society today is that there don’t seem to be as many class acts as there used to be.
How do you differentiate yourself as a class act in the world where most people are unconscious and “un-special”?
The following are some characteristics of a class act to serve as a guide (per Dan Sullivan)
LIVE BY YOUR OWN HIGHEST STANDARDS
MAINTAIN DIGNITY & GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
There are three aspects to this characteristic.
FOCUS &IMPROVE THE BEHAVIOR OF OTHERS
OPERATE FROM A LARGER, INCLUSIVE PERSPECTIVE
INCREASE THE QUALITY OF EVERY EXPERIENCE
COUNTERACT MEANESS, PETTINESS, & VULGARITY
TAKE RESPONSIBILTIY FOR ACTIONS & RESULTS
STREGTHEN THE INTEGRITY OF ALL SITUATIONS
EXPAND THE MEANING OF BEING HUMAN
INCREASE THE CONFIDENCE & CAPABILITIES OF OTHERS
Next… How to become know as a class act the benefits of being recognized as a class act by others!
Success from Scratch – The Challenge – Day 620
THE RULES OF THE GAME!
In Jack Canfield’s ‘Success Principles’ he talks about one of the most powerful trainings he ever took was called ‘Money and You” created by Marshall Thurber in the late 1970’s. Canfield said it radically changed how he related to money, business, and relationships.
Everything that you want to accomplish requires relationships – with your friends, family, staff, vendors, coaches, bosses, board of directors, clients, customers, partners, associates, students, teachers, audience, fans, and others. For those relationships to work, you need to set up the “rules of engagement” what Marshall Thurber and others at Excellerated Business Schools call the “rules of the game.”
Marshall taught the following guidelines (If you and all the people you interacted with were to agree to the following rules, your level of success would soar).
UPPING THE ANTE
If you want to really take it o the max in terms of keeping your commitments to yourself, you can use this technique.
Set up consequences (such as writing a large check to a person or an organization that you don’t like or shaving off all your hair) that are greater than the payoffs (such as the comfort and the safety of not having to take a risk.) you get for not keeping your word.
The cost of having to deliver on the consequences is too expensive not to follow through on the commitment.
It’s a great way to motivate yourself.
What is so important in your life that you don’t want to give yourself an out? Make a public declaration of a consequence that you would find painful to pay, and you’ll use the power of motivating yourself it take action that you say you want to take but that you have been procrastinating.
NEXT…Be a Class Act!!!