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3 Simple Tips That Will Make You Hustle Harder In Life And Business

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Years ago, I asked myself something that was probably asked by many people at some point in their lives. We all know that working hard is essential, but how exactly do you make yourself work hard? This question made me search far and wide for possible answers.

Hustle is an essential ingredient for success in life. It is not just enough that you hustle, but you must hustle hard. With so much competition out there, having a lapse in your level of activity can actually be costly.

Hungry to find ways to make myself a harder worker, I searched far and wide for solutions and techniques that would help me stay engaged and dedicated. I decided to compile everything I know and condense them into 3 tips.

These 3 tips are simple, yet will have a profound effect in your hustling skills:

1. Modify Your Work Approach

Sometimes, the things that prevent us from channeling our best efforts are the things we do. Whether it is in life or in business, some of the things that we do can actually hinder us from reaching our full potential.

Most people see deadlines as a handicap, a burden that they have to beat to accomplish what they need. Instead, turn time into your friend. Using time management methods such as the Pomodoro technique, use time as a motivating force to give your 100%.

Another approach is to make a list of tasks you need to do. It is best that you start the day with the most difficult ones, as you still have your full energy and focus. Get them done, and you will have more time and more confidence to complete the rest of the day’s work.

Yet another technique to make your burden less is to look for ways to simplify complicated tasks. Dividing projects into smaller “milestones” allows you to proceed with your tasks one step at a time, which greatly reduces workplace pressure that may become a source of distraction.

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee

2. Keep A Positive Mindset

Positivity is a must to become a great hustler. It comes as no surprise that the most successful people are the ones who keep a positive outlook in life.

It comes as no surprise, too, that you need to keep negativity at bay. Push aside any troublesome thoughts about a specific task (e.g. that it’s too difficult, too boring, etc.) and just get it done. The less you focus on the negatives of the task, the faster you can get it done.

Also, accept the fact that you will make mistakes and experience failures in your everyday life. Instead of allowing each mistake to drag you down, take it as a means to make yourself better. Treat each mistake as a learning opportunity and make each failure your motivation to come back stronger.

Last but not least, you cannot underestimate the impact of being surrounded with positive people. Being around the right people will motivate you to reach for your goals, give you much-needed reinforcement to get things done, and be great influences for improving your work ethic.

3. Set Your Goals

Goal setting is one of the hallmarks of successful people. Having goals (and striving for them) will help you achieve a lot of things in life and business.

First, you need to create both immediate and long-term goals. Write them down, focus on achieving each of them, and constantly remind yourself why you made those goals. Seeing your goals provides much-needed motivation to continue hustling even during your worst days.

You must also learn how to manage distractions. There are various distractions that can prevent you from getting things done, and before you know it, you’re confronted with loads of unfinished tasks. Make a conscious effort to cut down on these distractions to help you focus on your tasks and to-dos.

Lastly, ensure that your goals stay realistic. Many people get crushed under the burden of unrealistic expectations, becoming frustrated and disillusioned in the process. Setting goals that you can realistically accomplish ensures that you have great odds of accomplishing them.

Hard work is a state of mind that can be achieved by everyone. Modifying your work approach, keeping a positive mindset, and setting your goals will help you hustle harder in life and in business.

“Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.” – Eminem

How have these 3 qualities helped you hustle harder in your life? Let us know by commenting below!

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Bill Acholla is an experienced and highly respected digital entrepreneur. He has worked with some of the best and most recognized brands to build their online presence. If you want to learn more about him, check out his business blog at Billacholla.com for more actionable tips.

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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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