The 80/20 Success Secret

Written by Rasheed Ali


Have you ever wondered if there was a way to applyrepparttar Pareto Principle or 80/20 Principle to success or rather becoming successful?

If youíre a reader ofrepparttar 146048 Conquer Your Adversity Newsletter, then you should be familiar with this principle from my article Achievement & Happiness The 80/20 Way Ė www.rasheedali.com/8020.htm

Inrepparttar 146049 past what Iíve found is that most people donít hesitate to point fingers at whom or what they think is responsible for their failures or lack of success in life. The problem is that they never look inrepparttar 146050 mirror and see thatrepparttar 146051 main problem is them! At that time I believed that there were two groups of people, successful and unsuccessful.

Recently however I came across another group of people who all want to be successful and realize that they must change. When they ask me how they can achieve success, I give them allrepparttar 146052 same answer. Iíll get to that in a minute, because first I want to tell you why.

When I was a baby about two months old, my parents sent me from New York torepparttar 146053 island of Trinidad to live with my Grandparents. During those early years, I was given love, attention and I was taughtrepparttar 146054 importance of hard work. You see, my Grandfather and all of his brothers for that matter were entrepreneurs. My Grandpa was a poultry farmer. He raised chickens! Not just any chickens, butrepparttar 146055 best tasting, natural chickens around. Not just a few chickens, but anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 at a time. Not only that but, he still worked at his job asrepparttar 146056 Pay Master atrepparttar 146057 Texaco oil refinery.

To little me, Grandpa wasrepparttar 146058 strongest man inrepparttar 146059 world and he knew more than anyone!

Overrepparttar 146060 course ofrepparttar 146061 years I would be taken away from my Grandparents many times by my parents, only to be sent back again. Each time I would learn something new. I learned how to run a poultry farm and business, how to handle money, how to deal with customers, how to give a quality product,repparttar 146062 importance of learning by doing and most of all what I tell my clients and people wanting success.

No, Iím not going to tell you yet! ;-P

Fast forward to 1990-91 and Iím homeless onrepparttar 146063 streets of New York. Of course my Grandparents had no control over these events. It was my parents that left me no choice.

There I was a skinny 15 year old with big glasses, no money and nowhere to live. I had lived in fear for so long inrepparttar 146064 past that I looked like an owl on crack!

I had no clue what to do and I had already been onrepparttar 146065 streets a couple of weeks. I was hungry, cold (it was winter) and tired.

As events unfolded a severe beating by four 22 year olds, put me inrepparttar 146066 hospital near death and I would later end back up onrepparttar 146067 streets. This time I had learned of other options by listening to other peoplesí conversations. I had heard about a place called Covenant House in Manhattan. It took another week or two before I ended up there because I didnít trust that anyone would help me.

The people at Covenant House took me in one cold night and gave me a place to stay, warm food and counseling.

You Made A Mistake? Way To Go!

Written by Rosella Aranda


You Made A Mistake? Way To Go! Mistakes have gotten a really bad rap. Whether you call it an error, a blunder, a screw-up, a faux pas, a gaffe or a boo-boo, no one wants to be guilty of committing one. The fear of not performing "up to snuff" leads many people to procrastinate or even worse, never to act at all. For many, this has become a major debilitating problem. Besidesrepparttar obvious lack of productivity andrepparttar 146001 numerous aborted projects, this pathological postponement of duties leads to: -a guilty conscience -inability to enjoy our free time -harsh internal criticism -severe mental conflict -rationalization (that even we ourselves don't believe) -lowered self-esteem Our list is hardly complete but it's already hideous enough. SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ALREADY? Why does making a mistake seem like such a life and death situation for so many of us? I believe it has to do withrepparttar 146002 fact that for many of us, doing things right, learning quickly, being a smart kid, was likely one ofrepparttar 146003 major sources of appreciation or approval we ever got. It may have beenrepparttar 146004 ONLY time we got noticed. In fact, for those of us who were quick studies,repparttar 146005 few times that we were not able to catch on with lightning speed caused us great discomfort, as if we were about to be robbed of our only source of approval, our one and only avenue of acceptance. As children, although we may have been praised when we did something right, we were probably ignored, admonished or even ridiculed when we weren't able to perform so flawlessly. As young children, this type of reaction provided us a mirror or reflection of who we were based solely on our performance. It defined our value. As adults, although we might realize intellectually that making a mistake is not a big deal, that it is a simply part of a learning process, we still have a tendency to respond from a deep emotional level that is no longer relevant. WOULD EVERYONE WHO IS NOT HERE PLEASE LEAVE? We need to tell these invisible critics to shut up, please leaverepparttar 146006 room, take a flying leap, or whatever else occurs to us atrepparttar 146007 moment. We've allowed them to hang around for far too long. Personally, I preferrepparttar 146008 more courteous approach, but since no one is REALLY around to get their feelings hurt, you may wish to just tell these ghosts to getrepparttar 146009 hell out! The crucial point is that you make your intention to banish these disembodied voices crystal clear to yourself. In

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