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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

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.


2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.


3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.


4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.


5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.


6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.


7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.


8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.


9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.


10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.


11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.


12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.


13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.


14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.


15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.


16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.


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19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.


20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.


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