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5 Ways How Unleashing Your Inner Child Will Help You Dominate In Life

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ow Unleashing Your Inner Child Will Help You Dominate In Life

Have you ever thought about the traits that make highly profitable entrepreneurs, top sales leaders and life hustlers so successful?

We read countless articles and books searching for the answer and most of the time we’re told to develop a certain skill or learn a new behavior and implement a new habit to reach the same level of success.

However, what if I told you that every skill, attitude, habit, behavior and experience you’ve ever needed to dominate in life you’ve already previously mastered as a toddler?

As a society, we spend a lot of time teaching children to act and function in a particular way, but how often do we take a step back and see what children can teach us?

Below are a few examples of traits that both highly successful individuals and children have in common and how you can ‘unlearn’ what society has taught you as an adult to experience the same success.

Here are 5 things you can learn from your inner child:

 

1. Never take “no” for an answer

Probably the best lesson we can learn from our four year old self is never take “no” for an answer. Plead, beg and argue until you finally get what it is you desire.

Go to any supermarket and you’ll witness this strategy used by almost every toddler. Stroll into the candy aisle and you’ll more than likely find a crying child with a stressed out parent arguing back and forth about a sugary snack that the child wants. In most cases, the screaming match will end once the parent gives in and hands the child their desired treat.

Although we find this experience unpleasant, you have to admire a child’s persistence and tenacity.

If we adapt the same mindset and level of perseverance when asking for an opportunity, closing a deal or going after what it is you want – guaranteed your strike rate will go through the roof if you consciously refuse to take “no” for an answer.

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place”. – Nora Roberts

2. Everything is up for negation

I remember negotiating bath time as a kid because I hated taking baths. Whilst watching my nightly cartoons at 5:30pm sharp every night I would hear the bath start running and I would anticipate my mother yelling across the hall ‘Carla, time for a bath!’ For at least the next 3 minutes, I and my patient mother would negotiate the terms of me taking the bath. ‘Can I come when this show finishes?’ ‘No, now Carla’. ‘Can I just wait till the ads are on?’ ‘No, NOW Carla!’.

Kids are masters of the art of negotiating. Watch a child engaging in the bargaining process, they learn early on that everything has subjective value.

 

3. Bounce back quicker

 Have you ever noticed that a child can switch from crying to laughing in 2 seconds flat?

They fall over, hurt themselves then get back up and continue playing as if nothing happened. They ask for something, get told no, ask again, and if that doesn’t work – they move on and ask the next person.

Kids have a crazy level of resiliencewhen they hit a wall, they walk around it, climb over it or set up a catapult. Next time you get rejected or hit a road block, ask yourself ‘what would my inner child do?’

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4. Meet 5 new people everyday

One thing I admire about children is their ability to make friends with anyone, instantly.

I remember taking my little sister to a playground and within 5 minutes she had coordinated all 7 of the other kids to play hide and seek with her. By the end of the day, she had the phone numbers of two of the other girls parents and had organized another play day with them for the next week. Talk about social networking!

Imagine as entrepreneurs, sales people and business leaders if we too networked like a 7 year old. Imagine all the new contacts, prospects and business relationships we could form, grow and utilize.

Maybe we should start unleashing our inner kid self and make a conscious effort to introduce ourselves to 5 new people every day. Our friend base will grow, our network will grow and most importantly our businesses will grow!

 

5. The bigger the dream, the bigger the success

Remember dreaming of becoming a fireman, a surgeon, an astronaut, the president or a famous movie star? Well, what happened? Most likely, you were told to “grow and get a real job“.

Not to say that the above careers aren’t real or attainable, it’s more to highlight the fact that when you’re young, you believe anything is possible – you can be anything, do anything, and achieve anything. However, as we grow up, we lose that magic and faith within ourselves.

We need strip back the limitations we and society place on ourselves and begin dreaming big dreams again!

 

Thank you for reading my article! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

A young entrepreneur, author and speaker, Carla Schesser is a woman who is passionate about inspiring and educating youth to live a life they love. Carla's book, ‘#Success - Mastering the Basics to a Happy, Healthy & Wealthy Life’ is a simple, practical and motivating guide which young adults will enjoy reading while learning important skills which empower them and allow them to discover how to live a peaceful, successful, and healthy life.Carla has a rare ability to connect with her readers. She has been in the same shoes many aspiring young adults wear today and this allows her to reach her audience and inspire them in a way most people can’t.

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    Eromosele M. A.

    Jul 21, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I’d like to Thank you for such an intriguing article…it made me wander back a path I have long ago forgotten. I was on a mission, I thought I could do anything, as a matter of fact, I knew I could do anything, but then I grew up…I have come to be too PRAGMATIC, my childhood ideas to rule my world I discarded … but with your article, I’m proud to say I have had a re-awakening. I believe in rainbows again, in silver linings, I believe in me.
    Thank you Carla.

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      Carla

      Jul 21, 2015 at 7:51 am

      This is so awesome!!! I’m so happy you’re now re-awakening and starting to believe again! Inspiration 🙂

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    John Wagener

    Jul 14, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed your article. We are born to win but unfortunately, programmed to fail
    Learn to unleash the child within and enjoy your life, and success will follow. Nice messsge. Loved it.

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      Carla Schesser

      Jul 15, 2015 at 12:30 am

      Thanks John! Exactly right! Love how you put it – ‘We are born to win but unfortunately, programmed to fail.’

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    Sammy

    Jul 11, 2015 at 9:58 am

    This is a brilliant piece, completely agree with all of it. There’s an African saying that roughly translates to “when a child rings a bell, adults hear it too” the premise being that we should listen to and learn from our children.

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      Carla Schesser

      Jul 12, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Thank you Sammy! Glad you liked the article! That’s an interesting saying…. definitely true….

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    Heitem Ak

    Jul 10, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Nice one Carla!

    I really agree on the “Bounce back quicker” point!

    No matter our situation, we will face trouble along the road. The way we react to it defines our life!

    Keep them coming!

    Heitem Ak

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      Carla Schesser

      Jul 11, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Heitem! Agreed!
      “It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” – Rocky

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