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The Only Way to Be Successful Is to Do What Successful People Do

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In the not-so-distant past, I didn’t know the first thing about success. I was aimless and lacked the passion to achieve. I was stuck in a hopeless rut and couldn’t get out. Over the years, I’ve learned something; even if you are not yet successful if you DO the things that successful people do you will soon be so yourself.

In my analysis of successful people, I’ve discovered three traits that, when modeled consistently, most often lead to success when none was otherwise present:

1. Be Committed

Successful people all do two things without fail: They start and they continue. Both are facets of committing to success. How could any successful person become so if they did not start the journey? All great success stories begin with a dream that was acted on.

For these people, it didn’t matter if all the answers were known, all the resources secured, or the timing just right. People who are successful now at some point began. Whatever it is that you’re waiting for, get over it. The only way you can reach success is to begin.

Of course, once you start you are guaranteed to encounter adversity. It’s part of the journey towards success. But you must walk through that difficulty if you want to get to the other side. You can’t give up. No one who achieved their dreams ever did. So, if successful people don’t give up, then that’s the quality you have to have, too. If you want to know success, do what successful people do— be committed.

“There’s no abiding success without commitment.” – Tony Robbins

2. Act Confidently

There is probably nothing more powerful to kick-start success than practicing confidence. Think of any successful person—Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos—and you can’t help but see their confidence pouring through.

The fantastic thing about confidence is that it doesn’t have to only be a result of success,  Confidence can be a cause. As we act confidently, we produce the actual state of confidence that we need to be successful.

Even when we feel a bit like an impostor, just faking it can get us through it.  As we live and work and move with confidence, slowly the feeling will take over on its own and carry us through.

How exactly can you act confidently to get your desired results? You do what actors do – you get into role.

  • Think like a successful person. You get into the success role by thinking like successful people. Thoughts are powerful and success thoughts, when backed with strong belief, have the capacity to change the world around you. Remove any concepts of failure and begin to think exactly like a winner would.
  • At the same time, imagine what a person of great achievement would be feeling. Successful people aren’t devoid of emotions. In all actuality, they have them in large quantity—they just know how to isolate them to a range of highly-empowering ones. Begin to feel emotions of joy and healthy personal pride for who you are becoming and the things you are about to do. Feel the success and your confidence will skyrocket.
  • Take on their physiology. This is where you physically model accomplished people. People like this have a way of breathing, of holding their posture, of interacting with others. It is scientifically documented that manipulating your physiology can produce confidence. Begin to act confident and you can’t help but become it.

3. Be Other-Centered

All successful people are focused on others. That’s because a person can’t rise to success without the help of other people. The late, Zig Ziglar had a popular saying:  “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

How true that is, but success is more about financial gain. More and more of today’s elite achievers are recognizing that success is found in the impact you leave on the world.

“I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.” – Margaret Mead

Brian Tracy has said, “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ All people have practical, emotional, and spiritual needs. As you help others, you increase your credibility as a caring person and someone who can make a difference in the lives of others. This type of credibility will catapult your influence farther than any other.

So what is the best way to help others? Offer help without regard to your personal agenda. When you have nothing to gain your help is going to be seen as the most genuine. That allows it to hit far deeper and lets your impact (the true measure of your success) be much greater.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity

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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 

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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.

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Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

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