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Avoid This Sneaky Excuse to Experience Growth and Exponential Success

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It’s hard work to start, stay consistent, and commit to the growth work that helps you accomplish your goals and create success. You encounter external obstacles that feel as if they’re too great to handle. You battle inner demons and the limiting beliefs that have the power to spiral your mind to a place of not taking action.

In your mind, you know that creating success and accomplishing your goals is a worthy pursuit, but fear and your past experiences make you question the decision to live an elevated life. As you start thinking about what you need to do and when you need to do it, excuses often creep come to the surface. 

One of the biggest and most dangerous excuses you could entertain is saying, “I’ll start tomorrow.” You put off taking action and tell yourself you’re going to start the path to accomplishing your goals tomorrow. Telling yourself that you’ll start tomorrow quiets the voice that tries to call you out. It’s a way to instantly feel good and give yourself a reason to continue the unhealthy habits that keep you stuck. 

I don’t need to tell you what happens because you’ve lived this scenario too often — tomorrow comes, and it gets easy to use that excuse again and again. Before you know it, “tomorrow” was six months ago, and you’re still in the same place. You’re miserable as you acknowledge what you already know in your heart.

It’s time to stop putting off successful habits and accomplishing your goals. Don’t let months pass before doing something today about your goals, dreams, and vision for your life. 

Here’s why you should shatter the tomorrow excuse if you’re serious about achieving success. 

You’re training your mind to believe your excuses are valid

The human mind is an organ that’s capable of adapting. If you train it to embrace high-performance, you’ll have the power you need to keep taking action. If you allow your mind to entertain excuses, you won’t get far in life. 

When you tell yourself you’ll start tomorrow, you’re training your mind to accept the excuses you make as valid. Your mind thinks it’s standard to put off the action you should be taking action on. This is not healthy and one of the reasons too many people don’t achieve success. 

There’s a better way to train your mind — that way is by saying no to putting off the work that leads to your best life. Don’t let the “start tomorrow” excuse have any part of your mind and journey to creating success.

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

You’ll feel terrible about yourself if you keep delaying progress

Listening to the start tomorrow diversion tactic, will give you a short sense of relief, but that’s temporary. When tomorrow comes, and you see that you’ve delayed taking action, you’ll feel guilty, frustrated, and a sense of loss. Progress is one of the best ways to stay motivated to take action. When you see that you’ve accomplished a goal, you’re inspired and hungry for more. Delaying progress by giving into the mindset of starting tomorrow is not how you’ll live an unlimited life.

Today is the best opportunity to start

Life is unpredictable, and no one knows when it will end. Your best opportunity to create success doesn’t happen when you put off taking action. Today is your best chance to put in the work to accomplish your goals. Right now is your best window to start. It would be great to predict the future and have all the time you needed to put in the work, but that’s not reality. You have to make the best out of the circumstances you’ve been given. Tomorrow may never come, so don’t delay doing what it takes to accomplish your goals. 

“When you’re good at making excuses, it’s hard to excel at anything else.” – John Mason

You’ve waited too long to step into your power

I don’t know what you’re up to in life, but I do know there has probably been some delay going on in your success journey. It’s common for every human being at one point in life. Life is short, and your dream life has waited too long for you to step into your power. 

The sooner you put in the work — the closer you’ll be to seeing your vision become a reality. If you keep giving in to the excuse that you’ll start tomorrow, your power will diminish, and you’ll walk up one-day realizing time and life have passed too quickly. 

It’s a great time to work, take action, and make progress that aggressively inspires you to pursue a life of success. You could start tomorrow, but inside of you, there’s a voice screaming not to delay. Success happens with deliberately taking action and shattering excuses.

Bobby Barr is a serial entrepreneur that has 34 years of real-world experience helping businesses increase revenue and build brand authority. He's a business growth strategist that gets results for his clients. His work has been featured in Yahoo Finance & News, Thrive Global, Good Men Project, USA Today, Fox News, NBC, Marketwatch, Medium, and many more. He’s worked with companies all over the world. Join him at https://bobbybarr.co.uk/.

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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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