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5 Ways to Use Difficult Life Circumstances to Become Unstoppable



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Creating success in life is more than starting a business, or making a bunch of money, or becoming famous at what you do. The world is navigating the effects of a global pandemic. People are dealing with circumstances that they weren’t expecting to face. 

If you’re going to create success as a business leader, you’ll need an unstoppable mindset. Consumers buy from a person. The vision behind a business is what draws people in. Consumers make a buying decision when they know the entrepreneur, understand what their business does, and develop trust. 

To be the kind of business leader your customer trucsts, you have to continue to grow as an individual. Growth means you never feel as if you’ve “arrived” because that’s when you don’t continue your personal development journey. 

There are five effective and practical ways to grow and become unstoppable — no matter what you’re experiencing or what’s going on in society. 

These are mindset shifts that lead to growth in your life and business. If you’re committed to doing the hard work, nothing is stopping you from living an unlimited life in which you accomplish all of our major goals. 

1. Create Healthy Daily Mind and Body Habits

Habits are the best way to creating lasting change in a person’s life. They’re the fuel in your personal development vehicle. Working on yourself can’t be something on your to-do list.

Creating an unstoppable mindset happens when you build momentum. Creating healthy habits means a daily lifestyle shift. Create powerful habits that help you reach your goals in a more efficient way. 

Change things in your life that ultimately aren’t right for you. Move more, make better nutritional choices, and learn more. 

“Crave the result so intensely that the work is irrelevant.” – Tim Grover

2. Continue Your Learning Journey

To reach a better level of understanding, you have to continue to learn. There is always something new in life and business to know that will help you become better at what you do. Take courses, hire a coach, use the Internet, read books, and consistently pursue knowledge. These growth strategies will reap dividends in your development. There are “experts” who are only experts in their minds. Don’t be an expert in only words. 

3. Network With Success as Your Metric 

Successful people would tell you that a large part of their success was having mentors, a network of successful connections, and inspiring examples of success. 

Masterminding and networking with successful people who are just ahead of you is a quick way to grow. Connect with people who have seen the hurdles that you don’t understand. You can benefit from the life experiences of others. 

You can join masterminds virtually and can soak up all that knowledge. You can also contribute. It’s one key to creating an unstoppable mindset

4. Never Settle No Matter What 

One of the quickest derailers of healthy habits and growth is complacency. When you feel like you’re already successful, you are at risk of going backward. Be grateful but don’t confuse gratitude with complacency. Even when you achieve growth, never let complacency keep you from setting impossible goals and doing whatever it takes to accomplish them. 

“Passion is a powerful force. Passion properly directed is unstoppable.” – Robert Kiyosaki

5. Stayed Committed to Your Purpose 

You started this journey of creating success in your life and business for important reasons. Those “whys” are your greater purpose and mission for living an unlimited life. 

Those who only do this for material satisfaction or “rewards” won’t last long. When you start a business to solve a problem and build a life of value, you will grow and create a clear path to success. 

When you build your life from a place of growth, you’re flush in every area. Creating success is hard work. Living a good life creates freedom and makes an impact. 

You CAN have it all if you’re willing to work for it. When you realize there’s always another growth level, you’ll never lose the hunger that you’ll need to create an unstoppable mindset. 

Today, this week, this month, and every day in the future, is an opportunity to stop settling. Examine your growth levels and determine which one of these five mindset shifts you need to make. Create healthy habits that allow you to create success and freedom.

Tim Madden is the founder of Executive Career Upgrades. He shows high-achievers how to take their career to the next level. He is a veteran headhunter, who has led teams that have fulfilled over 50 million dollars in staffing and recruitment services since 2013. Prior to that, he was one of the top recruiters for the military in 2011. He has seen tens of thousands of resumes (probably more) and interacted with CEOs and senior executives at some of the top companies in various industries. He attracts high-quality candidates for companies and is passionate about helping high-achievers land that next six-figure job, which most of the time is less about tactics and more about mindset and confidence.

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Failing is More Important Than Succeeding

Failure is an integral part of life as life is incomplete without failures.



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People often consider failure a stigma.  Society often doesn’t respect the people who failed and avoids and criticizes their actions. Failure is an integral part of life as life is incomplete without failures. Not to have endeavored is worse than failing in life as at some stage of your life you regret not having tried in your life.  (more…)

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5 Indicators of Unresolved Attachment Trauma



Emotional Attachment Trauma

Trauma caused during specific stages of a child’s development, known as attachment trauma, can have lasting effects on a person’s sense of safety, security, predictability, and trust. This type of trauma is often the result of abuse, neglect, or inconsistent care from a primary caregiver.

Individuals who have not fully processed attachment trauma may display similar patterns of behavior and physical or psychological symptoms that negatively impact their adult lives, including the choices they make in relationships and business.

Unfortunately, many people may not even be aware that they are struggling with trauma. Research estimates that 6% of the population will experience PTSD in their lifetime, with a majority of males and females having experienced significant trauma.

Unresolved attachment trauma can significantly impair the overall quality of a person’s life, including their ability to form healthy relationships and make positive choices for themselves. One well-known effect of unhealed attachment trauma is the compulsion to repeat past wounds by unconsciously selecting romantic partners who trigger their developmental trauma.

However, there are other less recognized but equally detrimental signs of unprocessed developmental trauma.


Five possible indications of unresolved attachment trauma are:


1.  Unconscious Sabotage

Self-sabotage is a common pattern among individuals with unprocessed attachment trauma. This cycle often begins with hurting others, which is then followed by hurting oneself. It is also common for those with attachment trauma to have heightened emotional sensitivity, which can trigger this cycle.

This pattern can manifest in lashing out, shutting down, or impulsive behavior that leads to feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing.

Many people with attachment trauma are not aware of their wounds and operate on survival mode, unconsciously testing or challenging the emotional investment of those around them, and pushing them away out of self-preservation and fear of abandonment.

This can lead to a pattern of making poor choices for themselves based on impulsivity.


2. Persistent Pain

Chronic pain is a common symptom that can stem from early trauma. Studies have shown a connection between physical conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, muscle aches, back pain, chest pain, and chronic fatigue with the aftermath of chronic developmental trauma, particularly physical abuse.
Research has found that individuals with insecure attachment styles, such as anxious, avoidant, or disorganized, have a higher incidence of somatic symptoms and a history of physical and emotional abuse in childhood compared to those with a secure attachment style.

3. Behaviors That Block Out Trauma

Trauma blocking practises are used to avoid the pain and memories connected with traumatic events.
Emotional numbing, avoidance, and escape via briefly pleasurable activities that distract from terrible memories or suffering are common examples. Unfortunately, this escape habit stops people from successfully processing and recovering from their trauma.
Furthermore, when the pain resurfaces, more and more diversions are necessary to continue ignoring it. This can be seen in compulsive behaviours such as drug or alcohol addiction, emotional eating, numbing oneself through relationships, workaholism, excessive or dangerous exercise routines, compulsive internet or technology use, or any other compulsive behaviour used to distract yoursef from intrusive thoughts and emotions.
These actions have the potential to prolong a cycle of avoidance and repression, preventing persons from healing and progressing.

4. A strong need for control

It’s understandable that some people may struggle with control issues in their adult lives, especially if they felt helpless or vulnerable during their childhood.
This can happen if someone had an overbearing caregiver who didn’t let them make their own choices, expected too much from them, or didn’t take care of them properly. As adults, they might try to control everything in their life to feel more in control and less anxious or scared. This might be because they didn’t feel like they had control over their life when they were a child.
It’s important to remember that everyone’s experiences are different and it’s okay to seek help if you’re struggling with control issues.

5. Psychological Symptoms That Are Not Explained

Individuals with a history of developmental trauma may experience a range of psychological symptoms, including obsessive-compulsive behavior, intense mood swings, irritability, anger, depression, emotional numbing, or severe anxiety.
These symptoms can vary in intensity and may occur intermittently throughout the day. People with this type of trauma may attempt to “distract” themselves from these symptoms by denying or rationalizing them, or may resort to substance abuse or behavioral addictions as coping mechanisms. This can be a maladaptive way of trying to numb their symptoms.

What to do next if you’re suffering from emotional attachment trauma?

Everyone’s experience of healing from trauma is unique. It’s important to be aware of whether you have experienced childhood developmental trauma and how it may be affecting your relationships as an adult. Sometimes, the effects of trauma can be overwhelming and we may try to push them away or avoid them.
If you notice that you’re engaging in these behaviors, it’s important to seek help from a trauma therapist who can support you on your healing journey. Remember, you’re not alone and it’s never too late to start healing.

There are several ways that people can work to overcome emotional attachment trauma:

  1. Therapy: One of the most effective ways to overcome emotional attachment trauma is through therapy. A therapist can help you process your experiences, understand the impact of your trauma on your life, and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms.
  2. Support groups: Joining a support group of people who have had similar experiences can be a great way to find validation, empathy, and a sense of community.
  3. Mindfulness practices: Mindfulness practices such as meditation, pilates, prayer time with God or journaling can help you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and develop a sense of spiritual connection and self-regulation.
  4. Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): This is a type of therapy that is specifically designed to help individuals process and recover from traumatic events.
  5. Building a safety net: Building a support system of people you trust, who are there for you when you need them, can help you feel more secure and safe in your life.

It’s important to remember that healing from emotional attachment trauma is a process and it may take time. It’s also important to find a therapist who is experienced in treating trauma, who you feel comfortable talking with, and who can help you develop a personalized treatment plan.

If you desire to work with me on healing your wounds and unlocking the aspects of you that were never realized so you can achieve more success in your life then head over to and join my weekly LIVE online mentorship calls.
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3 Simple Steps to Cultivate Courage and Create a Life of Meaning

we cultivate meaning in our lives when we pursue our calling



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Our deepest human desire is to cultivate meaning in our lives. Our deepest human need is to survive. (more…)

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Grit: The Key to Your Ultimate Greatness

Grit is an overlooked aspect of success, but it plays a critical role.



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A grit mindset is an essential key to your greatness. It’s what separates those who achieve their goals from those who give up and never reach their potential. It’s also the difference between success and failure, happiness and misery. If you want to be great and achieve your dreams, then you need grit. Luckily, it’s something that can be learned. Please keep reading to learn more about grit and discover four ways to develop it. (more…)

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