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5 Ways to Treat Yourself Better and Why It’s Important for Unstoppable Success

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Life is hard and even more so in the midst of uncertainty, fear, and an unclear path for success-minded leaders. There are times when it just feels like giving up would be the most comfortable option. Some things cause you to fall out of love with who you are, what you want to accomplish in life, and your personal development journey.

There is trauma that may have started in grade school and carried into adulthood. It can be difficult life situations or other people putting you down, but you begin listening to doubt, fear, self-limiting beliefs, and external expectations. Loving yourself is essential because if you don’t, you’ll never have the confidence to do all the things you want to accomplish in your life. The best way to become the healthiest version of yourself is to embrace who you are and love every part of you. 

You can’t live in your comfort zone. Don’t coast through a good enough life because you’re afraid of what others will say or that you’ll fall flat on your face. Life is incredibly short and passes by each of us too quickly. The one guarantee is one day, we will all die. How we spend each day is important because time is finite.

We can’t make the most out of our time if we spend it not loving who we are and our path to success. Learning to love yourself truly opens the door to chasing big goals and making them a reality. 

Here are five ways to love yourself on the path to creating success and fulfillment in your life.

1. Quit a work situation that doesn’t bring value to you

Most people will spend 40 hours each week in either a job, business, or some hybrid work situation. With the state of the world, it’s most likely far more than 40 hours. That’s a massive chunk of your week doing something you either enjoy or that makes you miserable. You have to pay the bills, but you have to ask yourself, at what cost? How you feel about your work situation bleeds into other areas of your life. It may take you years to create your ideal work situation, but the sooner you start, the closer you are to waking up every day and hating how you earn a living. 

“When you treat yourself right, you run better and more efficiently. Which means you don’t have to go 100 miles an hour to get everything done.” – Ann Curry

2. Take your physical and mental wellness seriously

Your nutrition and how physically active you are have a tremendous effect on your success in life. Your health is one of the most critical areas in creating enough energy to take action. When you take it for granted, you won’t do what’s necessary to love yourself through healthy habits. You’ll feel off and won’t have the juice to create a happy and fulfilled life. 

3. Get honest about your relationship

Love can take us to places we didn’t know were possible in our feelings and life or lead to anger and resentment. You have to be honest with yourself. You have to acknowledge your relationships are meeting the goals for your life. If they aren’t, you have to make a healthy choice that will free your mind in the long run. Always continue to improve it and put in the hard work to make it grow. 

4. Spend time each day falling in love with life

We live in an ever digital world. Today, you can read books, watch videos, or listen to podcasts, all from your smartphone. We have access to inspiration and motivation 24/7. It’s important to set aside time every day for your personal development. Preferably at the start of your day, get inspired all over again. There are roadblocks on the path to freedom, fulfillment, and success, but this YOU time can help you overcome the hard stuff. 

“Do not be afraid to give yourself everything you’ve ever wanted in life.” – Frank Wright

5. Don’t conform to society’s definition of success

When you step outside of what society considers normal, you’ll experience resistance. It’s as if there needs to be some deprogramming. We’re used to a particular path, and when you disrupt that, you encounter fear. Your life should be spent doing things that are important to you. Don’t try to conform just because it feels more comfortable. 

You are unique and unforgettable. You are the only one of you in this world, and that should make you beam. You have the power to bring light to someone’s darkness. Don’t spend your life trying to conform to unrealistic expectations. Don’t try to be like anyone else. Embrace what makes you who you are. Love yourself fully. Never apologize for doing what makes sense to you. 

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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