Five Top Success TipsWritten by Dan Brown
Incorporate these skills into your strategy for success and you’ll move forward quicker than you ever dreamed!
Hustle: generally, people who make it big have one thing in common—they are dissatisfied with status quo. They will not take what is “common” or “expected” and let that define their lives—they move past it and excel. You must work hard and hustle.
Character: someone coined phrase, “character is what you do in dark.” In other words, when no one is looking, will you behave differently than if someone was looking? If not, then you have character. If you are attacked, be tough—not hard. Don’t be a pushover, but be compassionate, gentle, and flexible—especially on procedure (not principle).
Risk Taking: this isn’t gambling, it’s a willingness to be bold, hearty, and to push forward. People who refuse to take risks are definitely going to lose. If you refuse a new promotion because you’re not confident of your skills, you will likely be passed over when a different chance arrives.
Don’t be afraid of rejection, just take it as part of life and you’ll find there’s nothing to be afraid of—especially in word “no.” “No” is just another opportunity to find a way around an obstacle and to use creative problem-solving skills.
Time Management: we all know that one minute has 60 seconds and that one hour has 60 minutes. One day has 24 hours, and one year has 365 days. But one year also has 525,600 minutes. We don’t think about a year in such small increments, but maybe we should. We waste minutes as if they’ll always be around, and fact is that time wasted is time we can never get back. We might miss a deal or promotion of a lifetime by wasting just a few minutes.
What's Holding You Back?Written by Joi Sigers
What is one thing that is keeping you from your biggest aspiration(s) in life? The thing that stands like a brick wall between you and your goals? If you're like most people, your answer resembled one of following:
"I don't have enough confidence." "I'm not determined enough." "Not smart enough." "I CANNOT speak in public." "I'm too laid back." "I've got a rotten temper." "Not enough money."
We get so weighed down by what we don't have that we don't realize, publicize, and capitalize on what we do have.
NO ONE has corner on all traits, qualities or possessions. But EVERYONE has at least one. It's time to start shining spotlight on what's right about you. When you do, you'll see that you have far more than just one great quality - you have plenty!
At start, I asked you to bring to mind what you think is holding you back. The reason I did this was to give you opportunity to think about it ONE LAST TIME. You aren't going to give it time of day ever again. Throw it out of your mind's window. (One of top windows, so it'll make a terrific crash when it hits bottom!)
You are going to begin TODAY thinking about wonderful qualities you have instead. Think about them often - more often, better. These positive thoughts carry a lot of power and each time you dwell upon them, you empower yourself and your life.
We all have, within our minds, an AUTORESPONDER set up (for us, by us). It's sort of like an answering machine that automatically plays a message whenever we're faced with complications or challenges. Some messages whine, some yell, some cry, some cuss. A lot of people are fond of "I can't do this!" or "I'm so depressed" while others prefer to whine "Whyyyy meeee??"