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Your 5 Major Emotions & How To Channel Each One For Your Success!

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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As humans we all experience the five basic emotions of fear, love, sadness, anger and joy throughout the course of our lives.

When it comes to harnessing your emotions to further your personal success, there are several strategies which you can implement to this end. To help you in this important endeavour, let’s examine each one of these emotions separately in more detail below, and how you can turn them to your favour.

 

Using Your Emotions To Reach Success

 

Fear Can Be Motivating!

Fear can be debilitating, even causing you to freeze up altogether. However, it can also be a strong motivating force for success, if you view it properly. How can you do so? Rather than letting the fear build up inside, until it eventually weighs you down, you must use the object of your fear to push you towards action instead. For example, if you’re having trouble with mounting bills, then you may be afraid that you’ll run short of money. This is perfectly natural, and trying to will this fear away simply isn’t realistic. Rather, you need to embrace this unsettling feeling, and use it to rocket yourself towards success!

Fear can make you push harder at work, so that you’ll earn more money. Perhaps you’ll strive for a promotion, which you otherwise wouldn’t dream of aiming for. Or, you may volunteer for tasks that you’ve been too intimidated in the past to consider, like giving a large sales presentation to a client. These types of actions will be spurred on from fear, but they can all have a positive effect upon your situation. Another way you could look at this dynamic, is to use your larger fear to allow you to tackle something which you fear less. In our example, you would use the fear of running out of money, to overcome your discomfort with public speaking.

 

Love Can Be Compelling!

Love is typically thought of as a positive emotion, but it isn’t often associated with success. While it will help you to create strong relationships with people around you, how will it help you rise to the top? This is an excellent question, but the truth is, having a love for your profession, occupation or business can be essential to achieving your dreams. After all, you can’t expect a straight road ahead, as everyone experiences setbacks at one time or another. Yet, if you truly have a passion for what it is that you do, you’ll be able to persevere through these tough times!

 

How to Spin Sadness.

Sadness is a bigger challenge, and spinning it to aid you in your drive for success, can be a more difficult task. That being said, if you are sad about a specific failure in your life, this can be turned into an advantage. First of all, you likely never want to feel this way again, giving you the impetus to do whatever it takes to succeed the next time around. Secondly, sadness is itself a reflective emotion, and if you use this period of thinking back upon a particular event constructively, you can come out ahead. Think hard upon what you could have done better, and how you’ll improve when you’re given another opportunity.

 

Anger Can Be Positive?

While you may see how the above feelings can be used to achieve success, you may wonder how anger can be positive. Typically it isn’t and anger can be very destructive – if you allow it to affect your better judgment. However, when properly harnessed, it too can be a force for good. For example, if another business or colleague has beaten you out for a new client account, you might be furious. Rather than blowing off steam at home or around the office, you can put that anger to work instead. Let it drive you to make more sales calls, hone your presentation skills or learn more effective ways to communicate. In other words, you’ll be striving to show whoever beat you who really has the upper hand, and furthering your own success at the same time!

 

Joy Livens Up Life!

You’ve probably heard the saying, “follow your bliss.” This applies to both your professional and personal life, and it can yield fruit in each area. While it must be taken with a grain of salt, and you must continue to be responsible in your choices, chasing your passion is a great road to take. Why is this true? As we already covered in the section on love, passion is a potent type of inner drive. Also, if you truly enjoy what you are doing, then you won’t have to force yourself to work long hours or put in the time necessary to see success. These will come naturally, and you will find yourself wondering how your day went by so quickly! In sharp contrast, if you count the minutes at work every day, then you are probably in the wrong profession. You’ll always be fighting an uphill battle, as your heart isn’t really invested in the business at hand.

 

Conclusion.

You now know how to use the five basic human emotions, to achieve your own success! Rather than letting these feelings control you, or hold you back, you can choose to turn them to your advantage. Trying to deny them, or push them aside, can be a losing struggle. Instead, you should recognize that these are powerful forces, which you can use to further your dreams. When taken in this way, emotions can be your secret weapon, for realizing the success which you’ve always imagined!

 

Article By Joel Brown

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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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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