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Boldly Pursue Success by Staying Confident in Your Inner Strength

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You know that life is short, yet too many days don’t reflect that fact. Success doesn’t have to be something you see happening for other people. Putting in the work to become the best version of yourself is not a smooth path, and that’s okay. In a Taylor Swift song, there’s a line that says, “people throw rocks at things that shine.” As you boldly step into your power and claim your dream life, you will undoubtedly experience resistance.

Resistance, critics, and unexpected obstacles are standard on the journey to success but tend to derail success-seekers. To overcome challenges and continue the consistent growth work that leads to results, you’ll need to tap into your inner strength and confidence. You are strong enough. We live in a time in which we have the knowledge of the whole world in our hands. The path to success is clear — it comes down to the action you take and the healthy habits you build. 

Here’s what you need to understand about creating success in every area of your life.

You don’t need more energy because you can create it

Tony Robbins often talks about how to change your state, and by extension, how you feel is through physical movement. When you move your body, you clear out the junk in your mind. One thing to understand about energy is that you don’t have it — you create it. 

Energy is renewable. Meaning, if you’re not necessarily feeling it at the moment, you can create it through deliberate action. You can create the energy you need to take the daily effort that helps you accomplish your goals. 

Creating energy happens when you understand yourself — self-awareness is a vital success trait. Knowing the action you need to take to create energy is how you’ll never run out of it. Move your body, listen to music, look for motivational sources, and leverage gratitude. 

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but get that reality.” – Albert Einstein

You’re much stronger than you give yourself credit for

It’s natural to focus on all your past mistakes and how you seem to mess up. Living in the past is a limiting-belief that can keep you from moving forward towards your goals. The past is gone, and your focus should be on the steps in front of you.

What you need to understand about the past is that you’re still here. You overcame the obstacles, and you’re still committed to creating a better life for yourself. Give yourself credit for all that you’ve accomplished and the lessons you’re learning along the way.

Look back at challenging experiences in the past as inspiration because of the strength it took to overcome them. When you understand that you’re stronger than you’ve given yourself credit for, it will fuel your path to become a better version of yourself. 

Your dream life is worth boldly pursuing

You’re on the path to success for a reason. That reason and why gets caught up in the hustle and bustle of the work. Whatever a successful life means for you probably involves the desire to create freedom, financial security, and a greater purpose. That life and those goals are worth pursuing.

When times get tough, feel the why behind starting this journey. When it feels as if you don’t have anything left in the tank, rest and then refocus on the vision of your dream life. You deserve an amazing life, and you must understand that. Too many people are content to exist. They wake up each day with feelings of dread, frustration, and bitterness because they know they’re not doing anything to change their situation. That doesn’t have to be you.

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boldly pursuing your dream life and taking consistent action will lead to progress, and experiencing progress is motivating to your mind. When you can see clear movement forward, it provides the fuel to keep going. Nothing is stopping you from living an unlimited life. It’s time to go all-in on you and what you’re capable of accomplishing. Don’t settle because you deserve success and all the benefits it can bring to your life. Be bold and confident as you take action to build healthy habits and achieve greatness. Live each day committed to accomplishing more and taking this journey one step at a time.

Shanda Trofe is the founder and CEO of Transcendent Publishing. In addition to writing her own bestselling books, she’s made it her life’s work to help her clients achieve success by creating viable businesses through authorship. Some of her past accomplishments include founding Spiritual Writers Network, Write from the Heart Radio, and the digital magazine and app, New Age News. Additionally, she spent a year and a half working closely with Dan Henry and creating content for his multimillion-dollar business. She then went on to help publish and launch his book, Digital Millionaire Secrets, which quickly became an Amazon, USA Today, and WSJ bestseller.

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7 Ways to Share Your Story on Social Media

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Content marketing is “A type of marketing that involves the creation and sharing of online material (such as videos, blogs, and social media posts) that does not explicitly promote a brand but is intended to stimulate interest in its products or services”. In other words, explicit marketing is simply saying “buy my stuff!” whereas content marketing is the art of persuading people to do so through storytelling. (more…)

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10 Tips to Deal With Negativity While Starting a Business

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There are ups and downs in business but fearing failures can stop you from taking your first step towards excellence. With pandemic on tow, aspiring entrepreneurs feel a little stuck when ideating a business prospect. Here, we give you some actionable tips to deal with negativity while starting a business, even during situations like a pandemic. We also took the liberty to throw in some amazing book recommendations that’ll help you enjoy the process of being positive and achieving your business goals.

10 Tips to deal with negativity while starting a business in a pandemic

1. Get a mentor

The first thing to do as a new business owner is to find the right kind of mentor. That person could be someone in your industry or in general who you look up to. The guidance must be apt for your business, and it should be a mutual responsibility of sharing knowledge. 

2. Two big R’s – Routine and Refresh

Made a mess of something? Try to reboot the situation and make it work. Take a break once in a while and refresh yourself if you feel stuck or your ideas feel mundane. Plan a routine and stick to them – both personal and professional. Having a routine can increase productivity and engage in more activities apart from your pre-planned schedule. 

3. Inculcate problem-solving mentality

Do not panic once you are thrown a problem. Arrange a meeting with the respective party, listen to both sides of the stories, and make a decision that is more realistic and feasible. 

4. Hire half and half

Whenever you hire someone for your business. Make sure that half of the people contradict your ideas, and the other half have the same mindset as yours. The people who contradict can bring in more valuable points and their perspective might take the discussion to a whole new level.  Don’t take too much time finding the perfect one. Hire an apt person who can have the right attitude. 

5. Network, Network, and Network

Find like-minded people and mingle with them. Be more sportive in the learning process. Listen more and talk less – if you are a beginner. You can only be a constructive person who gives input to someone if you have listened to everyone’s point of view. If you feel down, your network might have something to uplift your mood and change your perspective on something. 

“Negativity, in general, is one of the things that holds people back, and you have to see what’s holding you back to get away from it.” – Lucy Dacus

6. Tech-savvy personnel

Learn a thing or two about the latest technology that you implement in your organization. Since the world revolves around technology, make sure your administrative authority knows as well.  

7. Don’t schedule a meeting, that could have been an email

Yes! I said it. Having unnecessary meetings will weaken the purpose of having a constructive discussion. Having back-to-back meetings drains the team members and yourself too. Always have a 10 to 15 minutes break between each meeting to feel refreshed and give your 100%. 

8. Have a pros and cons list

Always, I mean always have a pros and cons list. Let’s say one of your team members pitch an idea to improve the marketing strategies starting next month. Jot down the pros and cons before approving or rejecting it point-blank. It’s a systematic way of making a decision. 

9. Track your finances

Even if you have a team of accountants and auditors, make sure that you are present (both mentally and physically) – learn if you are not aware of it. Trusting your employees is a must, but not overseeing the records is a mistake that should be avoided. 

10. Remember your “why?”

At some point in your hectic schedule or not having ME time can get to you. During those tough times – ask yourself – “Why am I doing this?”. If you can answer this question with a valid explanation, you’ll feel energized. Because “A purpose drives you”. 

5 Best books to read to be more positive as an entrepreneur

Reading always puts me into perspective. Therefore, I took some liberty to give a sample of positivity and determination through words. 

These are the 5 books that’ll guide you to be a more positive and successful entrepreneur. 

  1. Attitude is everything by Jeff Keller – The decisions you make, the routine you set for yourself, and the affirmations you say to yourself every day are going to make a huge difference. If you feel tired, hopeless, and quitting – then this book is for you to boost you up!
  2. Mindset: The new psychology of success by Carol Dweck – You do what you think. In this book, the author talks about two mindsets: The growth mindset and the fixed mindset and what they’ll do to you respectively. She helps you recognize your mindset and change it for the better. 
  3. Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen – This book is about technology uprisings all over the world and businesses that adopted and implemented technology in their firm. The author teaches you that just because your competitors and others are adopting something into their businesses doesn’t mean that you have to as well. Make an informed decision. 
  4. As A Man Thinketh by James Allen – This book specifically is about the power of thought and how it shapes your life into a more meaningful and fulfilling one.
  5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – The author talks about how people always keep thinking about what the future holds but then forget to live and enjoy the present. And also helps us understand how to make decisions more efficiently based on the present. 

Working towards inner balance requires consistency and perseverance. So does hard and smart work. Being negative is a part of our lives. It’s important to channel it appropriately and make things happen despite the roller coaster ride that is our lives. Hope you overcome your fears and negativity to shine bigger and brighter. Cheers! 

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Defining Your Own Success: A Step by Step Guide

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Everyone wants success in their lives, but success can be defined in so many different ways that it can sometimes seem daunting. In this blog post, you will learn how to make success easier for yourself by defining what success means to you. (more…)

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5 Characteristics of Athletes You Need for Business Success

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Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, wrote “Players play. Tough players win.” I would add to that, “It’s tough to win.”I think if you, as a leader, are looking to build an organization that is successful – that wins – you first have to accept that it will be tough. There are no shortcuts to success. In my 44 years of coaching, I was fortunate to coach a lot of tough players. I believe the toughness I have seen in athletes corresponds well to any organization or business. (more…)

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