There’s one element of self-improvement advice that throws people off – success.
I’m talking about the idea that you’re not successful because you’re not trying hard enough. Most people aren’t able to work for themselves. Most people work for a company or someone, they take care of themselves, and their families. If this is you, I hate to put it bluntly, your making someone else successful and wealthy and not yourself. This is not what success is about.
There are people who feel that they are successful working for someone else. They work day in and day out. They have set hours they need to work and at the end of the week or two, they get their success – a paycheck! This is what I call running the rat race.
We were all born with a distinctive unique trait. You need to take a moment and discover your unique talent. I am smart enough to be a lawyer but I like to write and inspire others to look inside themselves and find that uniqueness. You may say to yourself, “everyone has the same unique talent that I have.” I am here to tell you NO!
There is only one you. There is no other like you. There is no other who has the qualities or swag that you do. You may have a uniqueness that when you enter a room, your presence can be felt. You are genuine. You bring your own spin on things.
Your probably thinking she sounds like a self help book. I am a true testament that if you change your thinking, discover your own uniqueness, develop a routine, you can find a way to be successful.
First off you need to find your own strengths, not someone else’s. Look inside yourself and say “what am I passionate about, what am I good at.” You can create a side hustle doing something that is fun and you can put your unique spin on it.
I look at self-improvement as a way to become a multimillionaire.
Yes, you have to work hard to be successful, but if you were doing something you love, are passionate about it, and your doing it for yourself, would it really be work? Heck No!
You can’t manifest the outcomes you want in life from thin air, no matter how much the Secret or any other motivational speaker tells you can. But then, on the other hand, you can continue to learn, become inspired, find that unique talent, have fun doing it and success comes as a bi-product.
I can truly say there are days and nights that I spend up instead of sleeping because an idea for my blog comes to me. I make it a priority to dedicate time to my passion, my unique talent of writing and inspiring people. I see life as a gift. We live everyday and there are 1440 minutes in a day. Make the most of every day!
My day begins at 4:30 am. There are people who probably will say right now “heck no”, stay with me. I get up and go to the bathroom, brush my teeth, grab a bottle of water and take my vitamins. Drinking a bottle of water when you wake up helps hydrate your organs from sleeping all night. You will see how much better your body feels.
I proceed to my desk and I begin to meditate. There are some people who may enjoy praying, quiet time to listen to the divine being, and reading and listening to my affirmations. It is vital to meditate every morning. When you wake up, it has been proven that our mind is in a state of theta. Theta is the programming we had when we were 7 years old. You need to prep your mind for your day before dealing with anyone.
I take time to review my calendar, and begin to write on the topics or ideas I wrote down in my journal of ideas. I keep this journal handy with me all day in case an idea or topic sparks and idea to write about. I spend about an hour and a half in the early morning. I am then ready to start my day.
Successful entrepreneurs usually get started in one of two ways, either they build a business around something they enjoy, or they find an interesting problem to solve.
Money can be good. Look at who money often runs away from. There are people who are scrambling, clawing, working for a company, and itching to get money in the rat race and never seem to have enough of it. Patiently work on a profitable passion and wait for the money to come. Yes, it will come.
First your talent or idea needs to add value to other people or you wont be successful.
On your pursuit of what you love, add value to other people and it will come back your way. You want admiration, respect, an audience, and customers. There’s nothing wrong with wanting those things. But you make the process easier when you serve without expectation. You want people to be receptive to you, but you don’t need them to. You want good outcomes, but you don’t need them to happen at a specific time. Add value long enough, the outcomes occur.
Don’t focus on how many new clients you can get for yourself but focus on how you can be the most valuable provider in the industry. Don’t focus on how many people will read your writing just become a better writer. When it comes to winning audience members, getting customers, or influencing people, they can tell when you’re just trying to snowball them instead of making it a mutual exchange between value and money or attention.
I watch Warren Buffet talks and interviews. He doesn’t focus on anyone but himself. His secret to being successful and wealthy? Focus on yourself never mind what others are doing. He doesn’t watch television, he lives in the same house he has lived in for 55 years now. He drives a mediocre American car and his biggest trait, he loves reading. I found this even more interesting, he goes to McDonald’s and grabs a $3.00 sausage/egg/cheese biscuit on his way to his own company Berkshire Hathaway. This man can buy a McDonald’s if he wanted to but it just shows us to stay humble even when you become a millionaire. He gives a lot of money to charities and helping people.
Millionaires live simple and know how to have their earned money work for them.
Whatever your talent or passion your into, I fully advocate going for it. You could be happy, right now. You can do the things you love, right now. Why not start?
Success and wealth come at a price. You may find yourself not having much of a social life. You may even learn how to love your alone time. When you want to be successful, you take advantage of every minute in the day. I am not saying you cannot go out and do the wobble and occasionally drink, but look at it this way, does it add value to your success? Not. Besides, your lucky if you get up by noon the next day so you just waisted 7 to 8 hours of your day-sleeping.
Success doesn’t come easy. If you develop a routine, find that hidden unique talent, and work on becoming a lifelong learner, you will obtain success. It will be a fun success at that. I refuse to let my writing talent go to waste. Look for your own unique talent so you can become a success. You can even become a millionaire!