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Prepare Yourself for Prosperity With These 6 Success Habits

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Success stories don’t come from naturally successful people. They come from ordinary people with starry eyes and big dreams who stayed true to their end goal and consistently put in the work. They are just like you and me. What sets them apart is their mindset — a success mindset.

Some people equate success with money and materialistic possessions; however this is only a fragment of what it can be. Others may have generated this image of perfectionism that finds them unfulfilled and out of touch with life’s submission. Materialistic success gives the appearance and image of looking the part; however you can look the part yet feel like a fraud at the core of your existence. 

If materialism is the external evidence of success, then the inner question becomes what does success ‘feel’ like? As much as someone may look like they have it all together, feeling down and negative will get very little accomplished. You can’t find success naturally, you have to work for it. Those who have created success in their lives have developed an inner dialogue of success and achievement. If you feel unproductive, then maybe it’s high time to take a closer look at your mindset.

Success starts with a growth mindset. Your mental attitude is impacted by the way you value yourself. Becoming fixated on materialism and how much you acquire will limit you from unleashing a high-performance capacity of your unique strengths and talents. To accomplish growth and expansion, it’s important to understand what success means to you. When you shift your mindset to a more positive direction, you will feel more enlightened and motivated to reach your goals. 

Create your success story and allow the law of attraction to manifest prosperity in your life. Here’s how:

1. Have a clear understanding of what success means in your life

What does success mean to you? Knowing and fully clarifying your goals and desires is vital before you can achieve success. Think about it this way: how do you know you have achieved “success” if you don’t have any goals or desires, and whether those goals and desires are met? 

Get beyond image and focus on your self-value. Self-value is the other part of success. It can be challenging to express your worth when you don’t create the practice of persistency with pursuing your goals. Remain persistent even when things don’t go according to plan. Keep your expectations optimistic. You know what people say, “a positive attitude will take you a long way”.

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” – George Sheehan

2. Find and declare your intentions

Have a clear vision about where you want to go and what you should do to get there. Gain clarity about what you want to be, what do you want to do, why do you want to do it and where do you want to go? And what should you do for you to achieve all those? Become intentional about your success journey with a sense of consciousness. Visualize your next steps to help you plan to accomplish your purpose or your goals.  By knowing these and setting your intentions, you can train your mind to focus on what truly matters to you.

3. Treat success as a journey

You may have heard the infamous saying that success stories don’t happen overnight. Success can come in different phases and times of your life. Whether it’s with work, business, or life in general. Milestones, from starting a business to starting a family, can impact your meaning of success and may change with time. Amidst the transitions, work with what you got to create income and impact. Focus on your strengths and do those things that build self-value.

4. Walk your own pace

It is possible to be successful in one area of your life and unsuccessful in other areas. So celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how big or small they may be. Be more aware of your strengths and weaknesses. Give yourself grace and space with those areas that still need maturation and walk your own pace. While you’ll feel like other people are already succeeding in their goals, it doesn’t mean your success won’t come. Focus on your own growth and process, and don’t chase after success. Your time will come. Just walk your own pace and learn from your journey.

5. Use your obstacles and challenges as leverage

Human beings are not wired to live perfect lives. We can try and try to be perfect, but in the end, we’re all still humans. We all face setbacks and challenges at some point in our lives, so the end result and our future is entirely up to us. It’s in continuously falling down and rising back up that we learn from our experience, and it’s using those learnings and experience that will help you finally succeed. Will you allow those setbacks and challenges to hinder your growth and success? Or will you allow those challenges and obstacles to serve as leverage for your next level achievements? 

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” – Henry Ford

6. Become a reflective practitioner

Create a practice of self- inventory of your mindset to re-evaluate your idea of success. The power of persistence and experience can manifest outcomes that are favorable and empowering to build your mindset for your future achievements. You can simply do this by meditating for at least 10 minutes every morning, writing affirmations and visualizations, and by journaling at the start or end of the day. Setting your intentions for the day and self-reflecting increases mood and productivity, which in turn helps you get a lot of things done.

Developing a success mindset can be beneficial not just with success, but also in terms of mental health.  Not only will you attract and manifest prosperity; you’ll feel more at ease and at peace with your goals, your journey, and most importantly — yourself. 

Shauntae Hudson is a Video Marketing Strategist, Mindset & Confidence Coach working with small business owners and entrepreneurs with incorporating video to increase visibility and lead generation. Throughout her career, Shauntae has transformed the lives of service professionals across the world via speaking platforms and her coaching services particularly in the areas of Imposter Syndrome and personal development. To extend her impact, Shauntae is the creative founder of The Optimized Woman Podcast, a digital platform for women regarding mindset, confidence, and entrepreneurship.

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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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