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4 Principles You Need to Understand About Creating Success and Not Settling



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You know there’s so much more you want to accomplish in your life, but you feel paralyzed by setbacks in the past and a little voice that tells you to sit back down. You’re afraid of failing and tired of all that life throws at you. You want to build a business, get a better job, make more money, have better relationships, be recognized as an industry leader, make an impact, skydive, and a hundred other things. You want to live full out and experience all that life offers those that take action.

But none of that happens. Your days are a regurgitation of the same old same. You woke up less than energized, and it’s because you know you’re settling. Your limiting beliefs have kept you complacent. You look in the mirror and feel pain, but you’re not doing anything about taking action on the life you want to live. Let this be your wake-up call. It’s time to stop settling for the life and circumstances your mind tries to convince you are all that you can accomplish. 

Here are four principles you need to understand about creating success and not settling:

1. There is more than enough opportunity for those willing to go after it

Challenging circumstances tend to fuel a belief that opportunities aren’t available. Turn on the news for a few minutes, and it’ll convince you of the negative. Today, more than 4.5 billion people use the Internet. One hundred ninety-six million people use social media every day, and eCommerce sales are expected to top 6.5 trillion dollars this year. Whether you’re building a business or working to make yourself more valuable at a job, the opportunities are there. 

It’s time to stop settling in the way you make a living. You don’t have to stay in a job you hate for the rest of your life or have to feel stuck in a business that’s not growing. Whatever opportunity you need to create more revenue, income, and wealth can be researched and implemented. The digital information age will continue to create opportunities for those willing to research, plan, and execute. 

“Never settle for anything less than your best.” – Brian Tracy

2. You aren’t guaranteed anything in life

The phrase life is short has become a slogan we say but don’t fully believe. No human being is guaranteed anything beyond right now, but we live as if life will go on forever. Let me assure you it won’t.

It’s time to stop settling because right now is what you have. Your mind will give you many reasons to “start tomorrow” or only go so far. Your limiting beliefs are a mechanism your mind uses to try to protect you. It’s your responsibility to push past the limitations of your mind.

To create success, you have to understand and live life as if today could be your last day. Do the things that scare you, take on the tough challenges, step well outside of your comfort zone, and go after all the things you want. Live an unlimited life even if you experience setbacks and moments of failure. Go to sleep every night knowing that you did all you could to create success during the day. Do that consistently, and you’ll accomplish goals that once felt out of reach. 

3. It’s never as horrible as we make it in our minds

Our mind tries to protect us, and it pieces together individual situations to make them feel like one. All of the negative things that happen feed into the belief that life is horrible and bad things are always happening to us.They’re not. You should analyze each challenging experience individually. We can’t stack them, or we’ll stay stuck in a place of bitterness and frustration. Our mind makes it feel worse. Just know that there’s always a path to a better place. The journey to success requires a commitment to overcoming feelings and emotions that convince us to settle. No matter what happened in your past or what someone else has said — it can get better if you’re committed to your growth. 

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

4. It’s time to step into your power

You have an inner power that you probably haven’t tapped into yet. You’re a human being that’s filled with the possibility of creating more, and there’s an inner strength that’s waiting to be unleashed. You will stop settling when you understand that you can’t control what happens to you — the only thing you can control is your response to what happens. Even in the most challenging moments, you can choose to focus on the good and the better path. 

You can change your state through physical movement and get to a healthier place in your mind. You can use your inner strength to fuel past moments that have held you back in the past. The message here is to stop settling. Stop waiting for permission. Stop letting your past dictate the action you’ll take right now. Your limitations only have to be true if you let them be. Claim your best life and die empty.

Kelsey Charles is an entrepreneur, business growth educator, and one of Oahu's top Real Estate professionals. She's a highly-certified and award-winning business leader. She's passionate about helping businesses build better lead generation strategies and leverage modern growth strategies to build a global business. Join her at

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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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