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5 Important Choices that Make Life Worth Living and Success Taste Sweeter

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As we start another year, you’re probably thinking about your life goals, dreams, aspirations, and what you want to accomplish. We know that New Year’s resolutions have gotten a bad reputation because most people lose focus after the first few months and the first signs of resistance.

Starting your year with goals, resolutions, or whatever you want to call them should be a part of your plan because constant growth in our lives is the key to happiness and fulfillment. Success happens when we push in our lives and make daily choices that lead to our best selves. 

Each human being has different goals and aspirations. The idea of happiness will hold another significance for each of us. We long for a happy life and freedom to control our time and live on our terms. We long to wake up, spend our precious time on the important things to us, have the opportunity to experience growth, and use each day to learn more ways to love life. 

Life is hard for everyone. It doesn’t go as we planned, and circumstances throw a lot at us. Life challenges can often make us feel like we’re stuck trying to escape through coping mechanisms that aren’t the healthiest. 

Despite what’s happened in your journey or where you are right now in your growth, you can live a happy life. You can create success on your terms and spend your time doing what fulfills you.  Success starts in your mind, and then it’s manifested through the choices you make.

Here are five important decisions that can lead to a happy life with more purpose and fulfillment:

1. Create a Revenue Producing Situation that Fulfills You

It’s not uncommon to spend more than forty hours a week doing some sort of job, business, or a hybrid model. That’s a long time to spend in your week stuck in what doesn’t fulfill you, or even worse, a place you hate. 

The feelings, emotions, and consumption of mental bandwidth will affect the other areas of your life. We live in a different time that’s filled with opportunities to defy what’s possible revenue-wise. 

Access to knowledge and the avenues to create wealth are extraordinary. You can use the Internet, social media, technology, and software to find your dream career or start and grow a business that suits your passion. Use what’s available for leaders today to create a revenue-earning situation that fulfills your goals and brings purpose to building wealth. 

“Life is about choices. Some we regret, some we’re proud of. Some will haunt us forever. The message: We are what we chose to be.” – Graham Brown

2. End Toxic Relationships and Go All-In 

Like our revenue earning situation, our relationships also have a tremendous effect on our growth. There are many types of relationships, and they can bring us joy or frustrate us into mental wellness challenges. 

Relationships are hard because love and emotions are involved, and you probably know that love is not often rational. Any relationship that is toxic can rob you of happiness and derail your path to success. 

We have to make the hard choice to purge negativity from our lives in any form, and relationships is a major one. If you have good relationships, go all-in and choose to grow together.

3. Step Beyond Comfort

It’s not easy to step into what scares us and go beyond what our mind tries to convince us is possible. As kids, we’re taught to follow the rules. We learned to stay between the lines and do what society considers normal. We were encouraged to live within our comfort zone. If you follow that advice into adulthood, you miss an opportunity for growth and adventure. 

To grow as a success-focused human being, you have to embrace new things and figure out what’s right for your life. Stepping outside of your comfort zone every day is the key to creating a blueprint for a happy and fulfilling experience. 

4. Energize Your Wellness

Your health and energy are essential to living a long and success-filled life. Making daily healthy choices gives you the energy you’ll need to push harder and create significant changes in your life. What you put in your body affects how you feel and your attitude towards yourself and the world. Make healthy choices as it will be a contributor to your success. 

“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make, makes you.” – John C. Maxwell

5. Don’t Let Complacency Win

We have a lot to be thankful for despite any challenging situations we may be currently facing. We should have an attitude of being thankful, but we should never confuse being grateful with complacency. You can be grateful while still striving for more. You have significant goals for specific reasons. Never let complacency teach you to settle for less than you want and deserve to have. 

You can have a fantastic year, earn more money, foster better relationships, and accomplish every resolution/goal you set. You can live a fulfilled life on your terms, but more than that, you deserve to spend each day living your best life. Make the crucial choices that lead to sweeter tasting success. 

Jason Portnoy is a serial entrepreneur, podcast host, and founder of one of the premier digital marketing agencies. Before creating magic for other brands, Jason launched True Rivalry in 2012. He leveraged social media and digital marketing to grow True Rivalry into a presence in over 250 retail stores across North America, with celebrity fans and appearances on TV shows and movies. Jason knows digital marketing and he's passionate about helping businesses get results. He's an award-winning digital marketing agency owner. Join him at jportnoy.com.

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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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