Happy Friday, beautiful people. Today’s post is a good one, and everyone needs to hear it! We will be discussing HOW you (and everyone else) can be successful in your everyday life. There are lots of reasons why you aren’t successful: you’re holding yourself back, you are afraid of success, others are weighing you down…the list is endless. But why should you settle with LESS? The simple answer is you SHOULDN’T. Let’s dive into how YOU can be successful in your daily life.
I know..I know. You are thinking “ok, success cannot be as simple as just reading your blog post”. And you’d be right. You won’t be successful until you start implementing the things that will help push you in the right direction. Starting these five habits will leave you feeling more productive, much happier, and as a result: more successful.
Highly successful people are good a lot of things but one of the most important things they excel at is prioritizing. You need to be able to take a task list of items and put them into order according to their importance. Start with the tasks that take the least amount of time, and the progress onto the more time consuming items. Find a balance that works for you.
You have to be able to keep a positive mental attitude when you are working to be successful. The road to success is paved with failure (typically). Any big success story you hear usually has several failed businesses or ideas before their big breakthrough. Staying positive through the rough times are extremely important.
I find that as a work-from-home entrepreneur, it is really important for me to keep some sort of schedule during the day. I try to keep the same hours during the day so I can get into productive habits. I sit at my makeup desk and get work DONE. I know that other successful people do this as well, hence why I adopted the habit myself. Block out time for work, lunch, family, etc.
Remind yourself CONSTANTLY what your end goal is. I keep my mantra and end goal constantly in view. I look at it everyday. Make a dream board to keep yourself focused. Have an accountability partner. Set short term AND long term goals.
Let me introduce to you: Whitney Johnson.
Best-selling author Whitney Johnson (of “Disrupt Yourself”) explores her passion for personal disruption through engaging conversations with disruptors. Each episode of this podcast reveals new insights about how we work, learn, and live.
Her series of podcasts are FABULOUS but the one that I want to talk about most specifically is episode nine: Stacy London. That’s right: What Not To Wear’s Stacy London sits down with Whitney Johnson and discusses how Stacy is a “disruptor”. They talk about confronting the challenges that happen when you get burnt out from working yourself to death. What happens after that scary leap? I think I personally resonated with this particular podcast because I love fashion, and I love Stacy London. As a stylist and fellow fashion lover — her story really hits home for me. Discovering your path to disruption can be TERRIFYING but Stacy London and Whitney Johnson make it seem less scary and more inviting.
Listening to podcasts and reading encouraging books is absolutely a habit of highly successful people. As a self-starting entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration and Whitney’s podcast does exactly that for me.
The next step is to put these things into action. Make that goal list. Be consistent. Prioritize. Stay positive.
More than that, you can download Whitney’s podcast. It is FREE on iTunes (so you have no excuse). If you LOVELOVELOVE it, I would be thrilled if you could leave a review on your experience with the podcasts. Both Whitney and I can’t wait to go back and read all of your positive opinions. Click HERE to go to the podcasts (Stacy London’s is episode 9). In addition to that, if you love Whitney’s style, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to her email list or visit her website and sign up there.
“Change your circumstances and you will start to see your perspective change” – Stacy London
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You can be highly successful. YOU CAN. YOU CAN DO IT. Success isn’t some elusive feat that only SOME people get the chance to achieve.
Leave me a comment below with your favorite habit mentioned above OR what YOUR favorite habit is to keep your success rolling.