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4 Reasons Why Finding Your Weaknesses Will Propel You to Success

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There are many people who tend to focus solely on their strengths and try their best to improve those qualities as much as possible. It is not rare to find someone who is actually afraid to face their weaknesses and their imperfections so they simply bury them in a box and ignore them as much possible. When it comes to a person’s personal improvement though, it is important for them to find and understand their weaknesses as well, if they wish to grow and improve to their fullest potential.

Knowing your weaknesses is as important as knowing your strengths. These weaknesses which you often try to leave aside, can limit you from actually chasing after your dreams and achieving a lot of great things in your life. Nonetheless, the good thing about weaknesses is that you are able to improve them.

The best way for you to find your weaknesses is to take a pen and paper and start by writing down all the things that scare you or hold you back. Before you start going into detail and picking certain weaknesses, make sure that you write about all the things that cause a problem in your everyday life.

For example, you can write down about how you really dislike being around new people or how some days you slack off at work and don’t get everything done on time. The next step for you is to turn those into actual weaknesses, like being shy or being lazy.

After you finish writing all of them down, go ahead and pick five which you think represent your personality the most. These five weaknesses are the ones likely holding you back in your everyday life and which will need the most improvement.

Here are 4 ways in which improving your weaknesses can help:

1. It can make you stronger

Weaknesses can hold us back and make us see ourselves in a way that is way too vulnerable and weak. Most of the time though, this is not who we truly are and we can change a lot of things in our lives if we just believe in ourselves.

Finding your weaknesses and working towards improving them can truly help you get some much needed strength in many aspects of your life. You will be able to tackle problems a lot easier and you will know that no matter what comes your way you will be able to pull through successfully.

Moreover, you will be able to go ahead and do things that would normally be out of your comfort zone, like apply for a job you always wanted or talk to a certain person you never had the courage to. Finding your weaknesses and turning them around can give you a new perspective in life and help set you free of things that would normally hold you back.

“Don’t weaken yourself by surrendering to your weaknesses. Strengthen yourself by conquering your weaknesses.” – Dr T.P.Chia

2. It can help you focus on improving yourself

Understanding and accepting your weaknesses can be the best way for you to start working towards improving yourself. Most of the time, we are the only ones who hold ourselves back from further improving and chasing after our dreams.

If you have decided this is the time for you to make a change, start by asking those around you what they believe is a weakness of yours that affects the relationship between the two of you. This is the best way to start working on yourself and improving yourself so you make those who matter to you happier.

Even though this might be a baby step compared to others, it can be just the boost that you need in order to start taking bigger and more important steps towards improving yourself and creating a new life for you.

3. It can help you fight mental illness

A person who solely focuses on their weaknesses is often very weak and has no motivation to do anything important to change their lives. This is a case where these people don’t actually know about their weaknesses but they usually believe that they have far more weaknesses than they actually do.

This causes their self-esteem to become very low, and they feel completely unmotivated to do anything. In order to turn this situation around, you will have to go ahead and list your weaknesses on a piece of paper. Have a person you really trust go through this list and tell you which ones are truly there and which are not.

Having the help of someone who knows you well should help you start understanding that you are being too harsh on yourself and that you need to break out of this difficult circle. When you start working on those weaknesses and actually start doing something about them, you will see that your mood will improve and you will be fighting against the mental health problem that has been bothering you and holding you back.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

4. It can help you become a better version of yourself

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that nobody is perfect and nobody started out as successful and confident. It always takes time to become either of those things and in order to get there, a person will have to work hard on getting to know themselves better and focus on making all their weaknesses into strengths.

While having weaknesses isn’t a bad thing, it can turn into a problem when the person spends too much time focusing on them and analyzing all the scenarios where their weaknesses can hold them back. It is important that you always accept and understand your weaknesses but also work on improving them in order to live the life that you dream of.

Share with us a weakness you were able to turn into a strength! Let us know in the comments below.

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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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