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4 Important Tips That Will Help You Find Your Greatness

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As I speak with people around the world, I am constantly asked one question. What does it take to be successful? I can rest assured that this question is going to come up no matter what audience I am speaking to. I believe we are in the era of empowerment. People are searching and on a desperate quest to discover their true purpose.

A lot of factors go into creating a successful life. However, the first place you have to start is with your thoughts. Your moments cannot create what your mind cannot conceive. Until you shift your paradigm you will never see what is truly possible for your life. We are all called to greatness but very few will pay the cost to produce a life of greatness.

Here are 4 tips to figure out what your greatness is:

1. Define what success means to you

One of the main reasons that so many people are not experiencing success is because they do not really know what success is. While I could offer you many definitions, success is essentially having the resources you need to reach your full potential in life.

Notice that I did not say that success was having a big house or a luxury car. Those are the products of success but success is not things. Success is the fulfillment of purpose and the maximization of your potential. Success is not about what we accumulate but what we add to the world.

We are all called to greatness. However, when you allow others to define your success, you discount the special gift that you have been given to bless the world. Stop viewing success only in terms of financial gain and see it as the opportunity to fill a gap in the world.

“Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.” – Deepak Chopra

2. You have to stop making excuses for your life

Do you really want to succeed? Then you have stop making excuses for your life. Excuses are the lies we tell ourselves for why we cannot live a better life. Excuses are the fortresses we build in our minds that engineer our failure.

What if the only thing that stood between you and your future were excuses? The same energy you put into making excuses for why you are not further in life can be used to engineer the life of your dreams. In fact, dreams manifest at the intersection of excuses and expectations.

Different results require different reasons. You only need one reason to revolutionize your life. If you live a lifetime of making excuses, your dreams will ultimately become extinct. Excuses temporarily relieve the pain of confronting our choices. However, expectations force us to take accountability for our actions and align us to achieve greatness in life.

 

3. Rewrite the story of your life

One of the great joys of my life is empowering people around the world to reach their full potential. I have seen so many people triumph over tragedies and overcome opposition. However, before you can experience big breakthroughs you have to look at your internal programming. What do I mean when I say internal programming?

I am talking about the story that you keep telling yourself. Most of the stories that we create for our lives are stories of defeat and disfunction. When our internal programming is off we perceive ourselves as victims and we script defeat for our lives. On the other hand, when you have a paradigm shift it changes your internal programming. As your thinking changes you script stories of victory and triumph for your life.

The story you are creating is scripted by your perception of the conditions of your life. The conditions of your life will either endanger your potential or expose your power. When you can view the conditions of your life as a catalyst to change, you break cycles and create new chapters in the story of your life.

 

4. You have to live with intention

I know what it is like to have a dream and to feel like it is dying right before your eyes. I know what it is like to see a business that you have worked so hard to build, collapsing no matter how hard you work to save it. At the same time, I know what it is like to bounce back from setbacks and not be defined by disappointments. Years later I am a successful entrepreneur and highly respected thought leader. How did I get here?

I owe a lot of my success to the power of intention. Years ago I lived life without a clear plan or direction. I felt like I was living life in a maze. Then I had a powerful moment of awareness where I realized that I needed to live with a mission. In fact, I decided to break that mission into small daily action steps.

Those action steps were intentions. Guess what? The decision to take these small daily action steps toward a bigger mission completely changed my life. All of a sudden unexpected resources showed up. Incredible new relationships started to blossom in my life. My intentions ultimately became my reality.

“You feel good not because the world is right, but your world is right because you feel good.” – Wayne W. Dyer

When you have a paradigm shift, couple faith with expectation, and live with clear intentions you inevitably arrive at a place of success. Stop looking for a formula for success and set clear intentions for your life. When you act with intention anything is possible.

How do you define success in your life? Please share in the comment section below!

Jamelle Sanders is the CEO of Jamelle Sanders International. Jamelle is committed to empowering leaders and entrepreneurs around the world to live up to their true potential and to profit wildly in their businesses. Jamelle is a life coach, business strategist, author, leading empowerment specialist and highly respected thought leader. Jamelle has been featured on CBS, NBC, Huff Post Live and contributed to numerous media outlets such as Thrive, Inspiyr, Young Upstarts, Elite Daily and numerous others.

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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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