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5 Reasons You Are Not As Successful As You Could Be

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5 Reasons You are Not as Successful as You Could Be

When it comes to reaching a goal or a certain status of achievement, there is one thing for sure, you can always continue to reach for more and be more successful.

So many people have graduated from College, or started working and forgot what it meant to improve and grow. They lost the hunger and drive they once had for knowledge. The knowledge that they needed to get to the point where they are in their lives now.

They now have enough income to support their current lives through their job or business, and now they are complacent. This is detrimental to any future achievements you could accomplish but won’t. This is just one of the reasons you are not as successful as you could be.

Here are the 5 reasons you may not be at the level of achievement you could be:

 

1. You are disconnected with who you are

One of the reasons people are not at the level of success and achievement they could potentially be at is because they do not know who they truly are. They have followed a job or started a business for the financial gains, and not for the fulfillment and joy that it brings. When you follow money, you will do things you don’t want to do for the sake of money.

This will become a vicious cycle where you put time and effort into doing things only to make money and you will one day get tired of it. That day will come when you have just enough money to sustain your current living arrangements. When you find out who you are and what truly brings fulfillment into your life, you follow the things you enjoy.

When you follow things that bring fulfillment into your life, you never feel the urge to quit because you enjoy doing them. In the book, Mastery by Robert Greene, he states that “when you follow what excites you, you have more incentive to master your craft. Once you master it, you will see things that no one else can see. This will bring a form of genius inside of you that will make you successful beyond belief”.

 

2. Your success has hindered you

Most times, when people reach a certain level of income or success, they become complacent. They have enough to sustain themselves and they don’t feel the need to grow anymore. They go through their daily routine of going to work and coming home to watch t.v. until the next day.

Or, they have a business that has reached a certain level of income and they never keep growing and expanding. Well there is a saying, if you are not growing, you’re dying. Growth and progress is the foundation to happiness and success, and you can never grow enough.

 

3. Your limiting belief system

Your belief system plays a big part in what you can and will accomplish. If you believe that you can do something, then your actions will portray enthusiasm and confidence. This will open up many doors leading to more success because you have the right mindset.

When you have the right mindset and belief system, you strive to accomplish more. If you lack belief within yourself, you can never accomplish more than you already have.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful nor happy.” – Norman Peale

4. You are trapped in society’s paradigm

When you have no purpose for why you do what you do, you usually just follow the social norms. You become trapped in society’s paradigm and follow what everyone else is doing. You can never be more successful and do more than what has already been done when you follow in someone else’s footsteps.

You are told to go to school, get a degree, and get a good job that may not coincide with your purpose in life. In order to break free of this trap, you must find your own purpose and pursue it. This will give you the opportunity to be more successful than you can imagine. It can be hard to break free of the social norm.

“It takes courage to grow up and be who you truly are.”- E.E. Cummings

5. Your work habit

Your work ethic plays a big part in how successful you become. With a moderate work ethic, you achieve moderate success. The level of achievement that you obtain is directly correlated to the amount of work that you put in and the sacrifices that you are willing to make. The most successful people in the world are willing to do more than anyone else. That’s why they are so successful.

 

These 5 things can help you change your mindset! Which one do you like the most? Which one would you add to this list?

Lawrence Berry is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, speaker, and the founder of Dreams Are 4 Real. As a graduate from Michigan State University, for the past 4 years he has dedicated his life to personal development, studying what it takes to become successful, understanding psychology, and how to stay motivated in order to achieve anything in life. He most certainly has a passion for reaching his full potential, and wants to inspire others to do the same. You can email him here: Lawrenceb07@ymail.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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