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3 Mind-Blowing Secrets to Success That Most People Fail to Realize

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Success is difficult and it requires a lot of dedicated work and time to produce the extraordinary results that people desire. Even so, people are still chasing the success they want. Unfortunately, most people will remain ordinary and fail to produce the breakthrough results because they fail to realize these 3 secrets below.

1. Do What Matters Most

When it comes to achieving extraordinary results, you have to understand the power of your one thing. Read the book, ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller to further understand the principle.

Is what you do each day able to get you where you want to go? If your goal is to earn a million dollars this year, ask yourself if the work you are doing right now will be able to generate you this amount of money?

If it is not, then you have to change your approach and do something else. You must identify your one thing, your most important and result-yielding task, that if you do it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary.

Gary Keller calls it your domino. Success begets success and if you do one right thing, you will get the result that will lead you to do the next right thing. What most people never realize is that they think that success is about doing as much as possible. They try to do more, get up earlier and stay later than most people, they sacrifice their sleep and they ignore their health.

Success is about doing one right thing at a time. And you must identify that one right thing, which is your one thing. You can spend your whole life running west to chase the sunrise, and you will never get to see it because the sun rises on the east. It is about doing the right thing, and that right thing will be your most important task.

So find out what matters most to you and do it. There’s no point having 20 items on your to-do list if accomplishing them will not give you the result you desire. Instead, focus on doing one thing that matters most. Like the book suggests, ask yourself, “What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

“The pursuit of mastery bears gifts.” – Gary Keller

2. Maintain Your Momentum

When people first started their journey, they are all excited and feeling motivated. However, as the time goes by, they start to lose steam and eventually forget about their goals and their dreams.

The reason is simple; they did not maintain their momentum. They let their day-to-day work distract them and let their goals and dreams die slowly. Successful people who go on to achieve extraordinary results understand the power to maintain their momentum. They do the work daily.

Michael Jackson trained to dance every day. Warren Buffett studies companies and the economy each day and he talks about it every moment. Michael Phelps practiced swimming 7 days a week and he makes sure he stays in the water longer than anyone else.

The key is to do your one thing every day. First, you want to develop the productive habit. And more importantly, you want to maintain your momentum and keep it going.

Try to set a new goal to lose weight, and then the next day, go for vacation for a week. Notice how your motivation will fade during that week when you are not doing anything about losing weight.

This is the silent killer that destroys most people’s dreams and prevents them from reaching their goals. You have to do something related to your one thing each day. You have to talk about it, read it, discuss it, act on it, do it, practice it and think about it at every moment.

If you don’t do it everyday, it will slowly slip out of your mind. And you will lose your momentum and drive. Never let that happen to you. Just commit to showing up each day.

“If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum” – Holly Near

3. Commit To Mastery

Last but not least, most people fail to realize that in order to be successful and to produce an extraordinary result, they need to commit to mastery.

If you want to be the best in your industry and your career, you must commit to learning and improving to become the best in what you do. When you become the best, great results will come to you automatically.

The sad truth is that most people never commit to mastery. They think that what they do is the best approach. Therefore, they never try new things and they never experience a breakthrough. Ever wonder why some people spend their whole life working in the same industry but they never tend to achieve anything significant? It is because they don’t commit to mastery.

They keep doing the same thing over and over again. As a result, they continue to get the same outcome every time. This phenomenon is obvious, especially in sports. Athletes who never commit to deliberate practice will never improve and eventually, other newcomers who perform better will overtake them. The same goes on in business and in life.

So commit to deliberate practice and become the master in what you do. The way you do things may not be the best approach. There are hundreds of ways you can achieve the success you want.

Breakthroughs will come when you combine these two together: Doing it your best, and doing it the best way it can be done.

Most people do their best, but not in the best way it can be done. When you commit to mastery, you must try a new approach, you must embrace change and you must give it your best and do it the best way it can be done.

When this happens, you will achieve breakthroughs and accomplish the extraordinary results you desire.

Which one of these three do you struggle with the most? Leave your thoughts below!

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Shawn Lim is the creator of StunningMotivation.com (https://StunningMotivation.com) and he’s a passionate blogger in the personal development industry who has inspired thousands to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. You can learn more about him plus download a free copy of his guidebook, Reach Your Goals on his website.

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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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