Are you ready for some more success secrets?
Here’s a list of the ones we covered in the previous parts…
1. Dream Big Dreams
2. Develop A Clear Sense Of Direction
3. See Yourself As Self-Employed
4. Do What You Love To Do
5. Commit To Excellence
6. Work Longer And Harder
7. Dedicate Yourself To Lifelong Learning
8. Pay Yourself First
9. Learn Every Details Of The Business
10. Dedicate Yourself To Serving Others
11. Be Absolutely Honest With Yourself And Others
12. Set Priorities And Concentrate Single-Mindedly
13. Develop A Reputation For Speed And Dependability
14. Be Prepared To Climb From Peak To Peak
15. Practice Self-Discipline In All Things
Success Secret #16: Unlock Your Inborn Creativity
Whether you believe it or not, you are a very creative person. You have unlimited creative abilities, but it’s possible you may have not learned how to tap into them.
I believe creativity is like a muscle. The more you use it, the more creative you become.
Here’s a little tip that ironically comes from Brian Tracy.
It’s called a 20 idea method.
Whenever you’re faced with a problem you’re trying to solve or any kind of a challenge, take out a sheet of paper and write down 20 ideas on how you can solve it.
Let’s say you want to make $5000 from your online business next month (or whatever your goal is). Brainstorm 20 things you can do to make that happen.
You’ll notice an immediate boost in your creative energy, and you’ll feel a lot more motivated and confident in achieving your goal.
Try it, you’ll be amazed :).
Success Secret #17: Get Around The Right People
I’m sure you already know this but it’s worth repeating…
You will become like the people you hang around most.
If you’re constantly around negative people, people that are pulling you down, those who have no goals and no big desires in life… no matter how positive you think you are, they will pull you down with them.
You must eliminate these people from you life.
But what if they’re close family members, or neighbors and you can’t completely eliminate them out of your life?
Then limit your exposure to them as much as possible.
Their negative energy will hang like a cloud of darkness over you.
I know this is not easy. Because most of the people in our lives, even if they’re not very negative, they’re probably aren’t very supportive.
Most will not give you a pat on the back when they find out you want to go out and conquer the world, make more money, do more for yourself and your family.
They are not as driven and it makes them look bad if they don’t do it, so instead they’ll ridicule and put you down.
If you want to be successful you must find a way to get around other like-minded people, who will pull you UP and support you.
This is a must, we all need that. Which is why people join Mastermind Groups, go to seminars, and conventions, because without constant exposure to others like yourself, your chances of becoming successful go down dramatically.
Birds of a feather truly do flock together.
So choose carefully WHO you let into your life… because it has a MAJOR effect on you and your future.
Success Secret #18: Take Excellent Care Of Your Physical Health
A few years ago, my wife and I stayed at the Grand Wailea in Maui, one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. It was a trip we won from the company I was with at the time.
I was walking through the pool area with a friend and he pointed out that he hasn’t seen a single overweight person.
There is a reason for that.
Affluent people, typically take care of their health. Because success is not just about money… it shows up in every part of your life IF that’s how you choose to live it.
To make a lot of money you need LOTS of energy.
Staying in shape and having a regular workout will do that.
Even walking, anything that’ll get your blood pumping will give you a tremendous boost in energy and help you unlock that creativity we talked about.
Here’s something I’ve heard a famous sales trainer, Tom Hopkins say a long time ago…
“It’s stupid to be rich and sick.”
And since you’re planning on making a lot of money, why not plan to stay healthy and enjoy it?
This wraps up Part 6. Next post will be the last in this series as we finish off with the final 3 secrets of self-make millionaires.
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