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12 Things To Give Up If You Want To Transform Your Life

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The process of transformation is a difficult one. Just like cleaning your house, when you remove things that don’t serve you, you begin the process of transformation. Don’t wait for rock bottom to hit and then take action on cleaning up your life.

Start now! Create space for the things you want in your life and minimize space for the junk, bad emotions, and negativity you’ve been living with.

Give up these 12 things to put the wheels in motion:

1. Your ego

No one cares how big your six pack is or how much money you made on your website yesterday. Start conversations with a sense of humbleness rather than trying to show everyone that you are the best at everything. People with egos are very unattractive.

2. Your Harry Potter wardrobe

Sorry, Harry, I love you mate, but your wardrobe sucks. I know people that dress really poorly, and then they wonder why they’re not always taken seriously. We humans are a judgemental bunch so make sure you give up your poor wardrobe to the charity bin.

The way you dress matters, and you should take pride in your appearance. Dress like you’re worth a million bucks even if you’re not.

3. Closing your heart

If you want love – which is part of success – open your heart up. Believe that there is someone out there for you who wants to make you really happy. Have faith in the process and try to smile once in a while.

Until you are open to finding love, you’ll never discover it. We’re all meant to find that special someone, but it’s hard to believe that sometimes. I know I’ve failed at this endeavor quite a bit and it can certainly feel challenging at the best of times.

How do you have faith when something consistently doesn’t work? I’ve found that you keep improving yourself and trying to give more of yourself.

“Opening your heart means giving more than you have ever given to anyone before”

Opening your heart means being okay to not ask for anything while at the same time trying to find as many ways as you can to give everything you have. Opening your heart means being prepared to: go broke, move countries, sell your car, sell your house, lose a few friends, change your diet, lose weight, take up a new hobby, and be interested in something you hate.

We think we’re walking around with an open heart, but most of the time we’re not. We have wild expectations of the people we are dating or in a relationship with, and then we wonder why it fails. Expectations and rules are the fastest way to a broken heart.

Why would any of us want to be with someone exactly like us? Love means finding someone who is often very different to you. To have an open heart means to accept your lover for their good points and their bad points. Opening your heart comes back to being okay with imperfection.

Imperfection is where the real beauty lies, and it’s how you open your heart again.

4. People who put others down

Making people feel horrible to make yourself feel good is the worst habit ever! If you have people like this in your network them dump them. These douche bags are holding you back from success, and by you aligning yourself with them, you’re repelling all the awesome people who could be in your life.

5. People who are the champions of bad news

We’ve all been friends with someone like this. They’re the guy or girl that rings up everyone they know when there’s a terrorist attack. They’re the one’s telling you it’s not safe to go out at night. Fear is a powerful tool, and these people are using it to fill their own voids in life. Surround yourself with people who spread positivity and build you up.

6. Your need to be perfect

So I met this graduate. She’s top of her class with everything in her day-to-day job. Congrats you get a gold star! The problem is that there’s always moments where she can’t quite be the best at everything.

These moments crush her confidence and stop her from taking negative feedback. You’ll never be perfect 100% of the time so stop trying too.

“As long as you get your life right more than 50% of the time, people will accept your failures”

7. Your lack of action

I spoke about doing my first Toastmasters speech for six months. Then I did it and crushed it. Why did I wait? Because I was fearful. When I did my next speech and acted in spite of fear, my results got better.

The time is never right to take action on any goal. When you commit to taking action without necessarily knowing the outcome, your results triple and even quadruple.

8. Looking in the rear-view

To go forward, you can’t keep looking back. There are lessons in the past that you can use, but at some point, you’ve got to stop, saddle up, and ride that horsey into the future. Giddy up….yeehaw!

9. Not being you

As one of Tony Robbins coaches told me, “Tim personal incongruency is what causes so much of our pain.” Not being you will destroy you.

10. Not taking risks

Life transforms once you leave your comfort zone and do some crazy stuff. Join a Meetup, start public speaking, visit a new country, stand on one leg, play hopscotch like you’re five years old again. Take a risk and back yourself, I promise you it will pay off amigo.

11. Saying I’ll call you back

It’s seemingly small, and it’s killing your success. Only tell someone you will call them back if you will. If you lie about calling people back, what other promises are you not delivering on? Remember, to be successful you need to do what you say you are going to do.

12. Apologising for everything

I had this guy message me the other day. He apologised for contacting me and asked me if I could promote his Instagram page which had a large number of followers. There’s no need to apologise all the time. Be confident and know that you have value to share.

This man had a lot of value, yet he was giving it away for free by thinking that he didn’t deserve to have people respond to him. Only apologise if you have done something wrong.

What are you going to give up?

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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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