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7 Types Of People To Eliminate From Your Life

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I was pondering the other day about all the types of people we meet during the week. I’ve noticed that there are a few that drag us right down and sabotage our success. These criminals hide amongst people like you and me who are seeking to be inspired and change the world.

These bloodsuckers of life want to do one thing and one thing only: take away your positivity and optimism for the vision you have for your life. They’re not there to build you up, they’re there to tear you down and make themselves feel better at the same time.

Selfish intentions can only hurt your chance of succeeding and rising to the top of society. It’s not about you; it’s about all the people you serve.

Video Below! Make a stand! Eliminate these 7 types of people from your life:

1. The doomsdayers

These are the people who are predicting the next “Global Financial Crisis” and buying up big on Bitcoin. They’re the ones that won’t leave their money in the bank because they think the government will steal it from them.

The doomdayers live in fear of crisis. The tragic thing for them is that our world is constantly going to experience a crisis. We have up’s, and we have down’s. Life can’t exist without both, and we shouldn’t want it to. We need to hit rock bottom so that we can rise up again with a new perspective.

There is always a chance that the worst could happen and a nuclear war, natural disaster, or financial meltdown could stop us from living our dream. The chances are low, but it can happen.

That’s okay because we shouldn’t be focused on the worst case, we should be focused on giving as much as we can while we’re alive. None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. Bin these doomsday fear mongers with next Friday’s rubbish collection.

 

2. The liars

Liars are what kill your network. They lie and cheat, which makes you an accessory to the crime if you allow them to stay in your life. Your net worth is determined by your network.

“You can’t grow a quality network of supportive troops to fight the front line battles with you if you allow liars to join the platoon”

Lying is a downward spiral. Liars lie because they have something they are trying to compensate for. They feel they aren’t enough and try and cheat the game of life by lying. There are no shortcuts when it comes to success. You can’t manufacture an attractive set of values that allows inspiring people to stand up and support you.

You’re going to need all the support you can get in life. Stopping yourself from lying is hard enough, let alone having liars spread their broken down ideas of the world.

 

3. The all talk no action type

Everyone talks a good game. We read inspiring blog posts on sites like Addicted2Success, we attend an event about becoming a better person, we talk about our next big business idea, etc. The problem with all of this dabbling is that it lacks action.

I am 100% sure you have people that hang around you right now who are all talk no action. They know what to do they just don’t do it. Part of it is laziness, but it’s mostly because they don’t listen. These non-doers think they have all the answers.

It’s not about having the answers, though. It’s about taking action, learning from the guaranteed failure, and then getting back on the horse again with an unwavering sense of optimism to start all over again.

Too many times we waste our energy on these non-doers. All they inspire us to do is talk and then talk some more. No amount of talking or planning will make you successful.

Exposing yourself to the hard yards and being prepared to sweat it out even when you are boiling your ass off is what it’s going to take. Don’t spend time with these non-doers. Delete them and welcome them back when they actually execute on something, even if they fail. Until then…delete.

 

4. The show offs

These are the guys and girls who have an unhealthy dose of their own ego. They think their shit doesn’t stink, but it does, just like yours and mine.

No one cares what car you drive, how much your outfit costs, what your annual salary was last year, or where you went to school. It’s all meaningless information. Every one of us cares about what you have to give.

There’s nothing worse than meeting someone who has an elevator pitch full of their achievements like it’s some gold medal that we’re all supposed to care about. You need to drop these show offs from your contact list because you’ll start to emulate their standards for life.

Show offs make you appear ugly even though I know you’re not deep down. These bizarre, self-obsessed creatures will learn the way of life that you have discovered. A way of life that is not focused on ourselves. They’ll join the Jedi force with you one day don’t worry.

 

5. The could have been’s

Even if everything went their way, the could have been’s are focused on the past. They’re focused on everything that can’t be changed and is set in stone. Hanging around these people will make you lose your sense of optimism. It’s unhealthy to look in the rear-view mirror of life too long.

These could have been’s are the one’s who have stories of bankruptcy, house foreclosures, medical challenges, and people who have passed away. These are the same events you and I face yet these people make the stories their permanent reality.

It’s like they believe that these horrible things don’t happen to all of us. Like they’re special, and we’re not. The events themselves are not bad, it’s the meaning that is derived from them that makes these tragic one’s not worth spending time with.

 

6. The always too busy

We’ve all seen those human beings that can’t stop looking at their phone. Even when they are talking with you, they’re looking at their phone. It’s the people that have calendars so full that the only time they have for a catch up is ten minutes at 7:30 pm on a Friday night.

When someone’s too busy, it means they either don’t have time for you because you’re not valuable, or their life is a disorganized chaos. On the first point, you can’t make everyone see your value so drop them and move on.

On the second point, it’s up to them to get their act together and say no once in a while. Say yes to things that may you say “Hell Yes.” Say no to everything else. This advice is not for you, by the way, it’s for you to give them. Scroll down your contact list, find their name, and press delete.

 

7. The low energy, junk food addicted slobs

You’ll find them saying yes to any food that is offered to them. Their waste lines bulge over their pants, and they consume sugar like it’s going to be outlawed in a few weeks. You might be in control of your health, but as in control as you are, temptation’s a b*tch.

Being around slobs will make you cheat your diet. Why does that matter? Because eating rubbish food will suck away your energy. You can’t be optimistic and positive if you are sluggish and tired. Attracting the right people to your life requires a certain energy.

Call it passion if you must. Passion is hard to show in all its glory when energy is lacking. Negativity feeds on junk food. When you’re tired, you get pissed off real quick.

So to lose the temptation, you’ve got to lose the slobs or help them get their diet back on track. Hanging around passionate, high-energy people is the fuel you need to crush your day.

What type of people do you need to eliminate from your life? Let me know on my website timdenning.net or my Facebook.

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared millions of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around personal development and entrepreneurship.You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net

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  1. Nigel Ikechukwu

    Mar 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

    This is a nice post! I’ll rather say, “Instead of eliminating them, tolerate them. But do not let them influence your life or keep you from pursuing what you really care about. Sometimes, even we ourselves fall into some of these categories. Eliminating them isn’t really the best option here. Instead, we tolerate and learn to manage them because these kinds of people are everywhere in life.

    • Tim Denning

      Apr 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Nigel each to their own. I guess it sometimes depends on the circumstances.

  2. Gaurav

    Mar 15, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Great articles. I read two of your blogposts daily and it is my routine.
    I think you can add one more point about “Still” people. We should never be surround our-self with the people who are still complaining, still not happy with their life and still doing the things that they were doing 5 or 10 years back.

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6 Important Things to Consider When Choosing an Investor

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Angel investment is one of the preferred options for starting up your business. Angel investors are successful businessmen, investing their own funds into a potentially rewarding business opportunity. As an entrepreneur, it is crucial for you to choose an investor that can fulfil your specific business needs.

The right investors can add value to your startup, far beyond the capital they bring to your business. You need to be careful in selecting the investors because seed investing is an early stage investment requiring particular skills and experience.

Here are the six important things to consider when screening and choosing the right angel investor for your company:

1. Experience

You should choose investors who have the experience of building, running, or helping startups in the past. They should have a proven record of investing in startups that have been successful in their endeavors. More than their money, their experience is vital, which makes them an invaluable advisor.

Your angel investors should have experience in the same business domain and in-depth knowledge of your industry. If they have achieved success in other domains or industries, they may give opinions on how to grow your business that aren’t applicable in your field. With the requisite experience, they can guide your business through the difficult start-up phase.

2. Trust

Your angel investor should be trustworthy who can keep your company’s confidential information safe without creating problems for you by using that information against you. It is important to choose an investor who gives you not only monetary assistance but also the right guidance and knowledge. A good angel investor is the one who invests in your team along with your business.

3. Risk Taking

The success of your business venture cannot be guaranteed as there are many potential risks that can lead to its failure despite a brilliant idea. It is vital to find an angel investor who is willing to take calculated risks on a rational basis rather than emotional considerations. They shouldn’t be overconfident and they should think differently from the crowd and be willing to learn from mistakes to keep your company going in the right direction.

4. Support

Angel investors who have been a successful entrepreneur can be very helpful to your business. They have it all to guide and support you to develop a successful business and overcome the challenges that your company can face in the initial stage.

Good business angels are very supportive, helping you in problematic situations. They act as a mentor for you to help you achieve your goals by constantly coaching you and supporting you at every step. They provide time and empathy during your tough times.

These investors have an idea about the highs and lows a new business has to go through before it succeeds. They can give you emotional motivation and help you with their expertise and involvement, ensuring success. They will encourage and challenge you at every step of the way and offer you advice when needed to make you grow as an entrepreneur.

5. Expectations

Before you choose an angel investor for your business, you have to ensure that they have realistic expectations about the timeline of the growth of your company and when you achieve your goals. They should even have realistic expectations about how profitable your company will be in the long-term.

Too high expectations can put pressure on your business and make you take risks that can get you off track and not be good for building long-term value of your business. You should select investors who demonstrate flexibility and have reasonable expectations around reporting, communication, and goal-setting.

6. Patience

Angel investors should be patient enough to understand that it takes time to earn profit. They should have the quality of thinking long term and visualizing the bigger picture of your company’s future. Your business angels should be calm and relaxed, and not be the ones who panic and fear to take challenges. It is crucial for them to understand that startups go through highs and lows, and there’s high competition. A good angel investor will remain calm and accept the fact that all new businesses have to struggle in the initial years before they become stable.

When assessing angel investors, you will have to ask them questions about their prior investments, what their expectations are and how much involvement they will take in your business, among other things. You will have to find investors that have the same domain expertise and portfolio companies related to yours.

By considering the above-mentioned points, you will be able to evaluate whether you and the angel investors are aligned and if it is feasible to have a partnership with them in the long-term. Take the help of your network to find the right investors with requisite skills, experience, and funding capacity to get your business global. So, use your due diligence and get the best angel investors on-board!

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3 Reasons Why Getting Clear Is Important for Your Business

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Everyone goes through times in their lives where blue skies and sunshine are a rarity. Too many clouds and storms, whether they involve business or personal issues, become the everyday occurrence and keep people from achieving whatever they want to do.

There have been many times on this business journey of my own where fogginess and haze have sent me to the mat. Trying to kick out at a 2-count when being pinned with all of this stuff seems unbearable.

In taking a holistic view (meaning looking at the entire picture) of where I am, what has changed? Clarity. Getting very clear on what I want to do and where I want to focus my creative direction. Yes, I’m a writer, content writer, copywriter, ghostwriter and creative. That’s one element of my own life. Another one involves being a voice for the voiceless in the craniofacial community around the world.

But this is not to simply focus on what I am doing now. This is about clarity, about getting laser-focused on what you want to do. If you have a coach or mentor in your life, then I’ll bet you have heard them say on one or multiple occasions that you have to “get clear” on what you want to offer.

Here are three core reasons clarity is an important factor for your business:

1. You Stand Out From The Crowd

You cannot go anywhere on social media and not see people putting out content. Some may be good; others are meh. It does not matter, though, if it is good or not. What matters is about conversion. Does the content turn into sales? Does it attract and speak to people’s problems?

Not everyone can be a jack-of-all-trades. You become a master-of-none pretty quick. Theories abound about niching down and finding that sweet spot where you can deliver your mastery to those in need. Think of the millions of niches out there: cannabis, fitness, spirituality, relationships, finances, food, and on it goes.

Every one of these niches need people who can come in and put clarity around their products and services. If these businesses are not clear on what they do and solve to those seeking solutions, then they are not going to have clients and eventually will have to shut the doors.

Learning to stand out from the crowd is going to make you a powerful voice in whatever niche or field you are looking to dominate in all the time.

“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” – Steve Maraboli

2. You Attract A Lot of Clients

If you wanted to apply one of those ancient universal laws to your business – for instance, like the very popular Law of Attraction – then you would understand what attracts people to you. Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest inventors, once said that if people understood energy and vibration alone and how that works then they’d understand a lot of how things actually work in the world.

Clarity brings out a new energy from your words and actions. You come from a place of total and unbelievable awareness where you look around one day and go, “Dang, look at all of the people who want my services.”

Trust me. This is one of those lessons that I have to come back to over and over again. People might know who I am and what I do from this or that space. Yet is it really crystal clear enough to a targeted section of people? Um, it’s still a work in progress.

In order, though, to actually move forward in business and have the level of success that I desire, then clarity must come into play. Clarity attracts clients. They solidly know what you do and what you offer. There’s no wishy-washy stuff taking place. Understand this core reason to achieve clarity and watch what happens to your very own business and brand.

3. You Begin To Believe In Yourself

There’s this ongoing idea around “imposter syndrome” that folks on the interweb love to discuss. Showing up online like you are a real go-getter and hotshot, but offline that’s not the same person…that’s a problem.

“Imposter syndrome,” to me, starts happening when a person stretches out of his or her comfort zone and it feels miserable. Instead of getting up at 11 a.m. after working a night shift job, you get up at 8 a.m. to get a head-start on tasks and obligations around what you do. Thoughts like “this will never work out” or “I’m never going to succeed and get out of debt” start swirling around your mind like a bunch of chattering monkeys.

Clarity, though, allows you the benefit of starting to truly believe in yourself. In his famous book “The Power of Positive Thinking,” Norman Vincent Peale writes in the first chapter’s first line “Believe in yourself.” That’s it. Then the book goes on to describe different ways of building up your positive mindset through prayer, faith, action, and other real-life examples. Peale’s work may not appeal to you directly, but the mere thought of believing in yourself and your dreams is appealing.

“Clarity comes from action not thought.” – Marie Forleo

Find yourself getting clear on what you want and where you want to go and begin to truly believe in yourself and your abilities. There are lots of people who definitely need your services and work around the world. There might even be people right in your own town who do, too.

When tackling the issue of clarity for your business, take these three factors into account. Think about them seriously. Take stock around where this can be an effective place for you to succeed every single day.

Look for the sunshine and blue skies in your business. They are there. All you have to do is some sightseeing and all of it will pop out very clearly.

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How YOU Can Create a Powerful 10 Year Life Vision

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Where do you desire to be 10 years from now? Joel Brown, founder of the well-known website and podcast Addicted2Success, breaks down exactly how to gain clarity in your life and create a powerful 10-year life vision. The vision process that Joel teaches has transformed the lives of hundreds and thousands of people who use it.

You can listen to the full podcast interview here with Joel Brown or head over to my website AshleyHann.com for more inspirational podcast episodes.

Joel Brown is the real deal. He travels the world coaching thousands and thousands of people to stand in their vision so they can turn their dreams into a reality. He has been featured in the Think and Grow Rich movie, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, Success Magazine and more. He has sat down with well-known thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Jay Shetty, Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone, John Assaraf and the list goes on.

This is a MUST LISTEN episode all about gaining clarity, creating harmony in your life and creating a powerful 10-year vision so that you can live the life you’ve always wanted.

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

Joel breaks it down for you step by step. In this episode, we go over:

  • The 3 key questions you must ask yourself in order to live a fulfilled life and master your 10-year vision
  • How to define success for yourself and discover what you really want
  • The 8 areas of life to include in your 10-year vision
  • The top, prevalent patterns successful people share and why you should adopt them too
  • The 3 main limiting beliefs and bullsh*t stories that hold people back from achieving their dreams and goals
  • Why dropping perfectionism is so important and what to do instead
  • …and so much more!

If you’re more of a visual person then you can watch my video interview with Joel Brown here:

This is an episode you won’t want to miss. Joel Brown is the 10-year vision expert and teaches his vision process all over the globe to thousands and thousands of people. You’ll want to make sure to grab a pen and paper so you can take notes and action on the strategies he shares with you.

You can connect with Joel Brown @iamjoelbrown on Instagram and Twitter.  Make sure you also check out his popular motivation account @addicted2success on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

You can listen to the full episode on SoundCloud,Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

OR you can watch it on my YouTube Channel:

RESOURCES:

His event: www.elevatetribe.net

The #1 motivation website he built from scratch: www.addicted2success.com

His Circle of Influence online mastermind: www.iamjoelbrown.com/applynow

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5 Ways You Can Utilize Information Properly and Think More Efficiently

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The mind is a complex system of facets, of which some have yet to be discovered. Still, in spite of all this, there has been enough information to help us gain a rudimentary understanding of it. Thinking is what we all do, although what differs is the efficiency and levels at which we do it.

A lot of things influence the way you think, and most of these factors vary from person to person. However, there are some foundations and basic laws that can help you move from just filtering information and utilizing it to think efficiently.

Below are a few ways you can utilize information properly and think more efficiently:

1. Be quiet and listen

We’re constantly bombarded with information, and the nature of this information determines how we respond. Are you the type of person who doesn’t handle bad or even good news well? If so, learn to take a step back, evaluate things, and look for the way forward. It’s something that stock market traders do all the time, and it works like a charm with practice.

2. Never neglect what your emotions tell you

While a lot of people might not know this, it is true that the conscious thoughts we have only represent a small fraction of the events going on in our heads. At any given point in time, you have the unconscious aspect taking in massive amounts of information, most of which we don’t even know are being processed.

Your brain makes conclusions, good or bad, and starts to generate feelings that rule our emotions in the long-run. So, whenever you have a subtle feeling that points you to a certain course of action or thought, don’t ignore it. At the end of the day, that feeling gets its way somehow, and it’s better you come face-to-face with it and understand its nudges better.

“When you react, you let others control you. When you respond, you are in control.” – Bohdi Sanders

3. Never think while under pressure

Pressure can be good, but a lot of the time, it tends to yield counter-productive results. Regardless of what you’re doing, there are times when you feel pressure. What this pressure does is force you to rely less on the part of your unconsciousness that functions like a trained autopilot system (from all of the training and experiences that you’ve had in the past). Essentially, it forces you to overthink things.

You begin to analyze every aspect of what you’re doing, and you end up using parts of your brain that have no business with the specific activity. So, whenever you take the time out to develop a certain skill, make sure you learn to have faith in your instincts as well.

4. Never focus on one viewpoint

Bluffing is something that professional poker players do almost every time. It’s become an art. However, instead of just bluffing on a whim (which also works at times, by the way), most of them employ a simple trick while playing; they think about how the opposing players would act if they weren’t actually bluffing.

In most cases, the brain tends to search the world for filters in order to confirm the beliefs that it holds. However, the problem with this is that it tends to limit you. At the end of the day, you could be dealing with facts that are just not wrong.

“What’s true of the poker game is true of life. Most people are suckers and don’t realise it.” – Michael Faust

5. What do you love doing?

According to studies, a lot of people tend to have moments of insight and solutions to problems when they’re not even aware of the fact that the problem is being analyzed by the brain. These are usually moments when you take a stroll, listen to your favorite track, brew your favorite coffee, take showers, and read blogs; when you feel relaxed and comfortable.

This is because insightful thoughts are usually generated by an influx of neural activities that occur in the right hemisphere of the brain. The best time to plug into the mind is when you’re stress-free, so make sure that you engage in activities that relax you more often.

How do you go about maneuvering around and making decisions in a world constantly bombarding you with information? Let us know your thoughts and advice below!

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