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How to Overcome the Emotional Rollercoaster of Success

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If you’re reading this, I’ll let you in on a little secret: you’re a human being. You have feelings, emotions, beliefs, complexity, and a mind that’s always racing. Your feelings at any given moment in your life have the power to affect what you do and how consistently you do it.

When you feel terrific, you can focus on what brings growth to various areas of your life and conquer your list of things you want to accomplish. When you don’t feel the best, every feeling and emotion inside your mind tells your brain to blow off tasks and get comfortable binge-watching your favorite shows. 

Learning the best way to get control of your emotions is a superpower. It creates the difference between successful days and ones you can add to the wasted column. Successful leaders understand this. They are consistently committed to putting in personal development and mindset work that helps them better understand themselves. 

Adding self-awareness to their toolbox helps successful leaders ride the emotional roller coaster without wobbling or losing control. Building a fulfilled and successful life requires working on these three life skills that put a W in the battle of your emotions.

1. Learn how to create and operate a peak emotional state

Tony Robbins often talks about the power of learning how to get back into a peak state quickly when your feelings and emotions start to spiral to a dark place that has the potential to derail you. 

The idea is that when something negatively triggers you, you acknowledge everything you’re feeling instead of trying to dismiss it. Process through the feelings, emotions, and thoughts so that they don’t have time to grow louder in your mind.

This exercise is the key to changing your state and getting back to a higher vibration in your mind. Getting into a peak state happens quicker through physical movement, music, or talking. This helps you get back to a healthy place in your mind and take control. 

The process can happen within minutes. The more you practice the exercise of processing and getting back to peak state, the better you’ll become at always finding your healthiest you. And that leads to success. 

Getting control of your mental states is a game-changer. It allows success-focused leaders to master their feelings and emotions. Think of how athletes operate in a high-performance peak state and what they accomplish in those states. It’s the same principle for us and a skill we can add to our toolbox.

“Peak performance beings with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you.” – Brian Tracy

2. Get clarity on where you’re going

The first step to getting to a healthier place is knowing where you’re going. Many leaders get lost in all the tactics. They run from one task to the next creating the feeling of accomplishing goals without realizing it doesn’t make sense to the overall success picture.

Doing tasks only makes sense if the things you’re doing fit into your primary growth strategy. You have to know who you are, who you want to be, and your purpose. It would be best to have a vision, mission, and operating guidelines to consistently achieve your goals. 

It will help if you understand your growth strategy inside and out. The main components should show you what tasks you work on every day and in. what order. The clarity in taking action is how you combat imposter syndrome and self-limiting beliefs. Clarity is powerful. Don’t get lost in the busy work that feels important but is a diversion.

“When your clarity meets your conviction, and you apply action to the equation, your world will begin to transform before your eyes.” – Lisa Nichols

3. Optimize your mind and continue to train it

Your brain is a muscle that can and should be trained. By training your brain, you can optimize your mind to actively put in the work. You control what’s in your mind and can feed your mind strong content that challenges you. Old-school beliefs need to be rewritten. 

Don’t reach for your phone first thing when you wake up and start filling your mind with other people’s demands of your time. The distractions of life can wait until you’ve optimized those first few m minutes.

Instead, feed your mind motivation, inspiration, and education through videos, audio, or books that are aligned with your growth level. Use the time when you wake up to meditate, get centered, focus, and tell yourself all the things you’ll accomplish. 

Put in the work to optimize your mind. It’s the first step in battling emotional challenges that keep your mind from getting into a healthier state. As you plan, schedule plenty of time to work on training your mind. You can hire coaches, take courses, study how the brain works, and create more self-awareness. 

Getting control is the secret weapon for experiencing growth. Don’t let your feelings, emotions, and the baggage of others make decisions for you. Step into your power and do the work.

Zach Benson is the Founder of Assistagram, an Instagram growth agency that’s helped influencers and Fortune 500 companies accrue millions of new followers on Instagram. Dubbed “the influencer’s secret weapon” by Entrepreneur Magazine, Zach founded Assistagram to empower influencers such as Yanik Silver, John Lee Dumas, Russell Brunson, and companies such as ClickFunnels to connect with their target audience and cut through the noise. Throughout his career, Zach has shared stages with powerhouse speakers such as Tony Robbins, Sylvester Stallone, Grant Cardone, Daymond John, and Gary Vee.

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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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