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"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate. So why won't most people be successful? Why don't most people evolve?

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Defining "Success"

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. 

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.

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Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.

Richard Whately

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Putting "first things" first

Start the day with your #1 priority.

Getting up early isn’t enough. You need to put first things first. When you put your top priorities first, then you ensure they make it into the...

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Approaching learning styles

  • Most people have a growth mindset about the learning style they are comfortable with: if you like math and learn in analytical ways, you probably believe you can get bet...

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Define your "Why"

Clarity leads to motivation. Also, operating from your deepest conviction creates authentic and optimal performance.

Think about what it is you want, and ask yourself this simple q...

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Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”

Aristotle

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The Expectancy Theory

You get in life what you expect you will. This theory is based on 3 things:

  • How bad you want something
  • How much you believe you can actually have/do what you wan...

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Reaching Mastery

Mastery comes from embracing difficult emotions. You’ll face difficult emotions because, in order to gain true mastery, you must understand all sides of something.

You need to be ab...

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Giving and serving

Why you should give to others:

  • You genuinely want to help other people.
  • You believe in humanity.

Why you shouldn't give to others:

  • ...

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"The key to financial freedom and great wealth is a person’s ability or skill to convert earned income into passive income and/or portfolio income.

Robert Kiyosaki

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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Warren Buffett

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The THANK YOU economy

  • People are getting more used to having everything at their fingertips
  • People are getting used to having their needs met quickly, and cheap
  • People are also lowe...

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The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.

Lilly Walters

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Prepare for the next day

The success of your morning begins the night before.

All you have to do is spend a few minutes making FIRM decisions about what you’ll do when you first wake up. You don’t need a huge ...

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Sleep is the foundation of our energy

Poor sleep means you will start to underperform.

Research says 7-8 hours are pretty much mandatory if you’re going to stay cognitively sharp in the long-run.

Napping benefits

Even if it may feel lazy, napping has a range of cognitive benefits.

This is particularly true if you’re doing a lot of learning since the short burst of sleep can help with memory.

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Track and limit your time spent

Only around 17 % of people are able to accurately estimate the passage of time. 

Using the right tool can help by letting you know exactly how...

Take regular breaks

Taking scheduled breaks can actually help improve concentration. 

Some research has shown that taking short breaks during long tasks helps you to maintain a constant level of performance.

Set self-imposed deadlines

A manageable level of self-imposed stress can actually be helpful in terms of giving us focus and helping us meet our goals. 

For open-ended tasks or projects, try giving yourself a deadline, and then stick to it. 

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Do a yearly review

Ask yourself:

  • What went well for me last year?
  • What accomplishments did I have?
  • How did I improve my life?
  • How did I improve my relationsh...

Finish what you started

Which of your projects, errands and general to-do items do you still have left from the previous year that you may be able to complete in less than 2 hours? Do them now to enable you to give yourself a fresh start.

Be realistic

Dreaming is great, but if you want to accomplish some improvements, you need to make your dream more realistic.

Break your dream down into milestones: if you want to work from home, what steps do you need to take? Break those steps down further into actionable steps and start working towards making your dream a reality.

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