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3 Mindset Shifts that Will Take You From Nothing to Massive Success

Sean Stephenson

"If you have a heartbeat, there's still time for your dreams."

Sean Stephenson

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3 Mindset Shifts that Will Take You From Nothing to Massive Success

3 Mindset Shifts that Will Take You From Nothing to Massive Success

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Sean Stephenson

Sean Stephenson

"If you have a heartbeat, there's still time for your dreams."

Apply Conviction To What You Are Doing

Believe in yourself and apply maximum conviction and dedication to what you are doing. Don't "try", do it. This puts you ahead of the competition.

This applies to your physical body as well. If you are constantly slouched with a frown on your face and arms crossed, that may not serve you well. That kind of posture can come across as defensive, negative or closed minded. A strong, positive, and open posture will make things that much more attainable.

Reframe Your Problems

Problems can be interpreted as opportunities to use different resources and find alternatives.

A problem means life is eliminating options and helping you choose how you are going to be successful. In the case of not having money, it may mean you have to learn to do it yourself. 

Your Self-Perception Is Extremely Relevant

Your mind and your body are all that you truly need. Everything else is a luxury. In fact, there are even people becoming successful with no arms or legs.

Many of the world's most successful people have faced extremely difficult times, financial burdens, failed relationships, failed businesses, homelessness and other hardships. But learning how to turn these "problems" into benefits has been one of the biggest turning points for many successful people.

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  • Reading at the same time everyday will prime your brain to automatically trigger itself to begin reading.
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