Connect with us

Success Advice

10 Things That Make Successful People Different From The Rest

Avatar

Published

on

be different

They might just be one in the crowd. The successful person might be the woman sitting casually in a coffee shop while sipping her coffee quietly or the man who travelled with you in the subway today while reading a book. They might as well be the man or woman who sits behind the cabin glass while paying you occasional visits.

Successful people don’t look different but they definitely make you feel the difference when you are around them. They radiate happiness and positivity.

Here are 10 things that make successful people different from the rest:

1. They build their own brand

In this competitive world, nothing sells itself. You have to stand up and shout. Your profile is your product. Successful people understand that. They build their personal brand to highlight the best in them. They sell their profile like it’s a product and they know how to promote their brand.

Advice: Educate yourself. The more you keep yourself informed, the more ideas you have. Build your website. Have a strong hold on social media and you need to network.

 

2. They embrace fearlessness

Successful people aren’t afraid of taking risks. One of the Ariana Huffington’s quotes on fearlessness makes perfect sense for all those people who have a dream of doing something big. People who bring a change are different from people who wish to make a change. Difference? Fearlessness.

Advice: Fearlessness does not mean not having fears. It means to conquer your fears. Venture into things you are passionate about even if you think it’s risky. You might fail, but there’s equal probability that you succeed. Even if you fail, it will bring lessons. Life is too short to let fear creep in.

“But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Arianna Huffington

3. They set priorities

Successful people know the importance of prioritizing. They prioritize not just work, but also people, goals, desires, money, learning. Life is all about the choices you make. They understand that priorities are never linear. They are complex. They have equations. Those who are successful have conquered these equations and they know what is important when and why.

Advice: Prioritizing is tough. You need to have a clear head about it. There can be a day when work is a priority and there can be another when family needs your attention. It’s never hierarchical. Figure out the equation that works best with you.

 

4. They keep ego aside to learn

Successful people know that success can get to your head. They also know how to keep it at bay. They strive for learning even if it comes from a junior at work. They prioritize learning over ego and keep trying to gather knowledge from every possible source. They won’t be ashamed of admitting mistakes. A successful man challenges himself and keeps trying to be a better version of himself.

Advice: Keep learning. Get a professional degree. Indulge in important issues. Talk to knowledgeable people. People who bloat with ego have a short span to their success.

 

5. They are good leaders

Successful people know the difference between being bossy and being a good leader. A good leader is a good problem solver. Successful people help those around them while climbing the ladder of success.

Advice: Keep improving and help others benefit from your knowledge. Good leaders are good motivators. Know how to motivate people without degrading them.

 

6. They know how to be authoritative

Women, in order to prove themselves in a man’s world, often tend to be over polite and avoid denying anything asked of them to do. This leads to exploitation. Successful women know how to stand stern in a man’s world. They make their own world and it’s no more a man’s world for them. They are authoritative and they are not shy of asserting their views and feedbacks.

Successful men too know how to be authoritative when the time calls. It’s an art they need to master to keep things under control.

Advice: Learn how to say NO. Know your authority and be confident about it. Take as many tasks as you can perform and do it with diligence. Be assertive about your convictions.

 

7. They keep emotions at bay

A successful person knows that emotions have no room in the professional space. They knows that they have different lives to live, and when to switch from one to another. Successful people realize that work isn’t life. They know how to maintain a work-life balance.

Advice: Learn to maintain a balance between work and personal life. An important tip to do that is to leave no backlogs. Pending stuff disturbs work life balance. Work hard in your office and switch your professional mode off otherwise. Enjoy yourself.

 

8. They can hold a conversation for longer

Successful people don’t shy away from meaningful conversations. They participate in debates on important world issues and they have ample knowledge and beliefs to share. They know how to express their convictions. Successful people master the skill of communicating and they know how to emanate an aura of charisma.

Advice: Be informed and have confidence in your thoughts. Improve your communication skills.

 

9. They know the importance of a good routine

Sleep, diet, exercise, and good thoughts are all things that successful people pay special attention to. Not every successful person might be hitting the gym but he or she does realize the importance of good health. Such people know how to maintain a balance between mind, body, and soul. They know the significance of taking out time for themselves to breathe and heal. They smile. They know the wonders of a smiling face.

Advice: Take time out for yourself. Pay attention to your diet. Get sufficient sleep. Give way to good thoughts. Smile.

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton

10. They are not perfectionists

Successful people are NOT perfect. They know that perfection is a syndrome. They realize that perfection holds a different definition for everyone and every situation.

Advice: Don’t try to live up to other’s expectations. Don’t try to be successful. Just try to be the best version of you. Learn. Live. Be passionate about something. And Enjoy Life. Success follows.

Which one do you think is most important and why? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Aditya Singhal is the co-founder of Transtutors.com a leading online tutoring help for college students. Having graduated from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), he worked briefly with American Consulting firm, Kurt Salmon Associates before taking the entrepreneurial route. Outside the work ambit, Aditya has a personal interest in helping MBA students. He is also actively involved in giving back to the society by contributing a part of the revenue towards education of poor students.

Success Advice

How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

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.

Continue Reading

Success Advice

The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

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…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

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…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

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

Avatar

Published

on

why you should have a podcast
Image Credit: Unsplash

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!

Continue Reading

Trending