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Here’s How to Keep Growth and Expansion from Crushing Your Success

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Sit back and take a moment to think about where you are and where you want to be. Daydream about having a thriving business that generates enough revenue to create financial freedom for life. Dream about having supportive relationships that inspire and push you to work harder.

Dream about being the most optimized version of yourself in your mind, body, and spirit. There’s less stress about all the major growth areas of your life. That daydream is the goal of many success-minded individuals. Guess what? It doesn’t have to be something you only fantasize.

We started this journey to create success, achieve optimal time freedom, and build financial security. We have a vision and purpose of making an impact on everyone around us. It’s not an easy or straightforward success path. At times, achieving our goals requires more than we feel we’re capable of producing. 

You can accomplish all the goals you’ve sent if you put in the challenging and consistent work to create the foundation for success — a plan for achieving those goals in a set amount of time. The path to accomplishing your dreams doesn’t start with open-ended goals. 

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

You have to use modern personal and professional growth strategies that push you into becoming the most optimized version you can be. Not preparing for growth and expansion will crush you. Achieving success has hurt just as many people as failure has. When you accomplish significant life and business goals, you reach a different level. That place requires higher-level action and a healthier mindset to continue the growth. 

Here’s how to prepare for exponential success and the strategies to have in place to keep your success from becoming a nightmare. 

Create Growth Systems

Growth in every area should be the goal, but it can also be the leader’s downfall. Success-hungry leaders need to have the systems and structure in place to handle rapid change and its effects. 

We can only handle so many things during any given time in our journey. If you got more clients than your business can fulfill, it would feel overwhelming and not possible. If you spent too much time saying yes to those in your life, you lose the self-care boundary you need to thrive. 

It would be best if you had systems and a plan to manage expansion. You may have heard stories of businesses that have been featured by Oprah on her TV show back in the day. They would experience an explosive increase in sales that crippled their businesses because they weren’t prepared. 

It’s called the “Oprah Effect,” and it happens to those that aren’t prepared for growth with systems and a future vision. The time to understand and put systems and structure in place is before the journey to growth starts. Build your life and create a success mindset for where you want to go, not where you currently are in your growth. By the time you start to experience results, you’ll be ready to fulfill the expansion. 

Have a Future-Minded Strategic Plan 

It’s not too late. If you’re ready, you have an opportunity to put systems and a strategic plan in place to handle growth. Technology, software, and access to knowledge of the Internet allow us to build and handle growth. You can partner, hire, and learn what you don’t know. 

You have to build and do the work with the future in mind. The future work involves a different level if you’re consistent — the expression is to “act like you’ve been there before,” and you’ll then have the muscle memory. 

Having a strategic growth plan means you have established healthy habits that are in line with your values. You have support teams in place — even if that’s outsourced help through professionals. 

There is no aspect of your life and the goals you’re playing catch up on because you weren’t preparing. Rapid success is the goal, but you know you have to be ready for it. Building the life of your dreams means putting the systems and structure in place that get you there. Do that as you create because it’s too late. 

“The best vision is insight.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

You can accomplish all of the daydreams we talked about at the beginning of this article. If you’re willing to put in the real hard work and have a plan for the results that work will bring — you won’t be overwhelmed by the fruits of a successful life. Take a few minutes to get honest about where you are right now and where you’re striving. Think about what that place will look like and plan according. Don’t become another success statistic. 

Andréa Albright is on a mission to create the next movement for authors and evolve the publishing industry. She is not just a publisher, she is a Legacy Maker. Andréa’s first movement took the health and fitness industry by storm. She amassed over 10,000,000+ views on YouTube, was featured on the Women’s Health and Fitness magazine cover and grew her health business to over 100,000 raving fans. Since then, she has become the author of 25 books, reaching tens of millions worldwide in over 40 countries. Now, she has taken her passion for helping authors find the same success by publishing books with meaning. Some of the organizations she’s worked with include Maritz Inc., STS Capital, Casoro Group, Trusted Medical Centers, Real Estate Expert Advisors, KeepMore, and hundreds of entrepreneurs. Some of the places she’s been published and featured include Women's Health and Fitness Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, Medium, CBS News, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. Join her at andreaalbright.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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