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10 Personal Habits That Leads to More Success

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We all want to be successful, but not everyone is prepared to work for it. And yet, nobody got there without making some sacrifices or getting rid of obstacles in the beginning. But let’s say that you know that, and you still can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Your projects aren’t flowing, and you don’t seem able to make anything come true.

And there aren’t any external threats stopping you. If this is your case, it is time for you to have a look inside yourself and check if you aren’t your worst enemy. Many times, it is our personal habits that make our lives difficult and stop us from being successful.

Not sure yet? Here are 10 personal habits that will help lead to more success:

1. Having a morning routine

A morning routine has become the main guideline for success. Studies revealed that the vast majority (if not all) CEOs of the biggest players in the world are morning persons, or they managed to become one. They wake up early, have a proper breakfast, exercise, meditate, plan their day ahead, and get on with it.

2. Eating a balanced diet

Talking about food, your body can’t work well without the correct amount of nutrients. Your brain, specifically, needs fuel to think and process all information that you give to it on a daily basis. Successful people know that, and they don’t skip meals, neither compensate their frustration with food. Balance is the rule here.

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel

3. Exercising regularly

Exercising your body is as important as exercising your mind. If nothing else, pain and illness will not help anyone to become successful. So the big deal here is to stay healthy by doing some kind of physical activity every day. If you don’t like the gym, you can always try sports, dancing, yoga, or running. Just get yourself moving.

4. Sleeping well

No matter how much you need that extra time, cutting off your sleep hours won’t help you to be successful. Research says that it might make sense in the beginning, but, in the long term, you will burn out. Brain fog, depression, and anxiety can also be enhanced by a lack of sleep. It is also during your sleep that your brain analyses all information given throughout the day, building connections and analysis. So, yes, sleeping will help you to be more creative.

5. Cultivating strong relationships

If your personal life is full of ups and downs, it will drain a lot of your energy, a precious resource that you should be rather directing to your projects. Strong relationships, on the other hand, give the emotional support that anybody needs so to feel that they are doing the right thing. And the same attitude will be transferred to the workplace, making the team working much more valuable and effective.

6. Using money wisely

The more you have, the more you want. And if you are always seeking for more material things, you will never believe that you have achieved success. So even if you are at the top, it is up to you to decide what success means for you from a material point of view. Plus, the money that you spend on things could be better used in achieving your goals. Meaning that you should use it wisely.

7. Learning something new

Successful people are curious. They love to learn new things every day, and they are happy to hear news from other people. And it is not only about their careers, but anything that can bring some kind of enlightenment. They are explorers. They are updated with new technologies. They can talk a bit about anything and to cultivate multiple interests, which also helps with networking.

8. Laughing often

The ability to laugh about your life is a great mark of successful people. They know what should be taken seriously, but they are also aware that some things are just better laughing out. They can see the funny side of tragedies, and they won’t miss a joke. Above all, they won’t despair in the face of their own failures.

9. Reading daily

Reading is a habit that many CEOs will cultivate daily. Books, newspapers, magazines, and online content, they are all sources of valuable information and insights. And fiction can also help you to improve your critical thinking and boost your creativity. Compared to watching TV or movies, reading leaves more space to the imagination for the lack of visual resources. So reading can help you to achieve your goals in many ways.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

10. Getting things done

Last but not least, successful people will have “getting things done” as a personal habit. You will see it happening in their personal lives as often as in their professional one. They feel happy with accomplishments, even if it is only about organising the garage. In other words, procrastination isn’t something that you will find very often among their personal habits.

So if you want to be more successful, you will need to bring your personal habits to your attention and see how they are creating the person that you are. And how they are influencing how you act towards your goals. But if you noticed that you don’t have many of the habits listed above in your life, don’t despair. Just start cultivating them now, step by step, and soon you will see things changing for you.

What habits are you currently doing that helps you towards success? Leave your thoughts below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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