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The Power of Persistence in Hard Times – Rise Up and Don’t Give Up

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When you start on an endeavour be it business related or a personal one, there are certain expectations you have. But plans don’t always fall neatly into place and often unforeseen circumstances, delays, and setbacks occur. However, strength and persistence get you across in times like these. You realize that hopes and dreams aren’t enough but instead hard work and dedication are the way to achieve success.

This is largely the reason why most people either dread undertaking tasks that require commitment or leave them halfway. Sometimes it feels as if you experience more downs than ups as you are in the early stages. This is when your mindset has to remain optimistic and tough in order to work through the hardships and hope to come out on top.

The statement from Winston Churchill, ”If you’re going through hell, keep going,” is exceptionally apt. When you are swamped by misfortunes, disappointments, and snags, it is tempting to just flounder in wretchedness and surrender. That essentially doesn’t bode well, as Churchill noted. You need to continue moving, arranging your next activities and following up on them with certainty and persistence.

In the event that achievement was anything but difficult to achieve, everyone would be fruitful. You must bear the tempest and stay concentrated on your vision on the off chance that you will make all that you experienced advantageous.

It is heart wrenching to discover that you quit when you were a stage far from creating achievement. This is the reason you should persevere regardless. You don’t want the majority of your meticulous work to go to waste.

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Some days it will feel as though you are gaining incredible ground. Other days, it will feel as though you have not cultivated anything. These are the days when you can get effectively demotivated. You simply need to understand that ‘persistent’ activity is superior to no activity.

The energy will continue assembling each day, regardless of how little you do. Having this attitude is extremely practical, as none of us are experts at getting it done each and every day of our lives. The minute you quit pushing forward is the point at which you let the majority of your endeavors go to squander.

Persistence is most often a choice

It’s a matter of believing in oneself and finding a way to reach the end result. If we look throughout the world in every industry, in every culture, there’s one consistent trend among successful individuals, and that trend is the ability to persevere.

Our greatest leaders — Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Colonel Sanders, Mark Victor Hansen, Steve Jobs — are the ones who have persisted beyond the norm, and we should follow them to become influential leaders.

When we hear such examples of overcoming adversity, we ponder in astonishment. We may surmise that effective individuals were brought into the world with gifts we don’t have or that they have assets we can’t get to. This frequently fills in as a reason for us not being as effective ourselves. That is why these leaders stand out as having fought against all odds and accomplishing all that they did purely as a result of their dedication and self-confidence.

The conventional definition of persistence is: “Refusing to give up or let go; persevering obstinately; firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.” Is it any wonder then, that persistence is the fundamental difference between a successful outcome and a failed one?

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo

Giving up isn’t in the vocabulary of effective individuals

Finding another approach to achieve objectives is fine. Searching for backup ways to go to a similar route is okay. Yet, to the challenging and daring of heart, there is no such reality as giving up.

Being persistent is the one thing which isolates the champs from the washouts. At the point when an individual makes up his or her mind to achieve a specific accomplishment and set their concentration toward that path, refusing to be dissuaded, the person in question normally gets what they aspired to achieve.

What we in general disregard is that the majority of extraordinarily effective individuals experienced many troublesome occasions in their lives prior to attaining success, times when achievement was essentially missing. What propped them up was a hope in themselves and in making the best decision. Thus, in essence they remained persistent when times were tough and hence attained success.

How do you find it within yourself to persevere in the face of adversity? Let us know your thoughts below!

Mark Hoffman is a passionate blogger who loves to write about prevailing trends. He is a featured author on multiple authoritative blogs and is currently associated with one of the leading coupon websites of the industry Smiles Coupons. They help retailers and brands to connect with millions of active shoppers. Follow him on Facebook for more updates.

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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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