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4 Practical Ways to Make Hustle a Habit

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Some people seem to get all the good breaks. They wake up and make success look easy. Walking around like a star quarterback, they leave you wondering how they do it. When life’s throwing you up against a wall, it looks like they don’t even try. Some guys just have all the luck.

While success is defined differently for everyone, there’s one constant: No matter how hard life gets, successful people make hustle a habit. They simply don’t give up on what they really want.

When the going gets tough, only a few will keep going. Are you one of them?

Below are 4 pro tips on how to make hustle a part of who you are:

1. Carve out time each week to work solely on your dream

We all get busy. Busy with work, busy with school, busy with just trying to get by. This can leave you with what seems like no energy left over. This is why, you must set aside time each week to focus on what you truly love.

Whether it be a couple of hours on Saturday morning or spread throughout the week, you must commit to scheduling time for goals you actually care about. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself merely treading water in a life that is nowhere near your dream. While we all have responsibilities in life that we don’t enjoy, it’s vital to allot time solely for things that truly set your soul on fire.

“No one is going to come to your house and drop off your dream life in the mail box. It’s up to you to create the kind of life you want to have and you have to work for it.” – Camilla Kragius

2. Set small goals for each block of time

There will be times in life when you question why you’re trying so hard for what seems like menial payoff. It may feel like life’s putting you in your place, telling you to be less ambitious. That little annoying voice inside your head screams that you’re not good enough and to just move on. Just be happy with what you have.

During these times, it’s a must to set small, measurable goals. These will keep you on track when you’re not performing as well as you’d like. During the time you carve out for your dream, understand that sometimes you’ll be at your peak performance and others will make it difficult to even try. Just remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is your empire.

 

3. Be patient

Maybe you’re still stuck in a job you hate. Maybe you hate where you live. Maybe life just isn’t what you thought it would be. You wish you never dreamed big in the first place. What good is it to be taunted by the life that you wished you had?

This is why it pays to have patience and realize that at different times of life, you will find happiness in different areas. You don’t have to acquire happiness from your day job. Of course, that should be a long-term goal of yours, but life is messy and, at times, far from ideal.

Yet, it is during those times that our true character is revealed, setting us up for a dream bigger than we could imagine, if only we could recognize it in front of us.

“No great thing is suddenly created.” – Epictetus

4. Just create

When you’re close to giving up, it’s important to let yourself have fun just creating. Perhaps you want to write a book, but the idea seems totally impossible. At these times, you will need to distract yourself from the overwhelm of accomplishing the entire goal and just create. Whether it be art, your cool new website or that coffee shop you’ve always wanted, just get started.

Stop focusing on why you can’t do it and start focusing on simply doing. Just take the first step. Once you make success a habit, you’ll look back smiling at the incredible life you built by not giving up.

How are you making hustle a habit in your life? Please leave your thoughts below!

Jessica Brewer founded Think Train to help entrepreneurs execute an online presence through digital marketing. Her passion lies in helping companies & individuals pinpoint their purpose & further this message via online mediums. Follow her on instagram @jess_l_brewer or check out her website at www.thinktrain.io to learn more.

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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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