5 Decisions Ultra Successful People Make Every Single Day

5 Decisions Ultra Successful People Make Every Single Day

Let’s face it: there are a million and a half things that will be out of your control daily. Whether it’s a grumpy boss or a late subway, a lot of your daily routine is left up to chance. While you can’t control your environment, you can control how you respond to it. So ultra-successful people thrive, achieve, and enjoy success because they make smart decisions every day, no matter what life throws their way. So choose to be make everyday incredibly successful by making these decisions daily:  They choose to feel good about themselves. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” While you can’t control if people will be kind to you, you can choose how they affect you. Just like Eleanor Roosevelt, realize that your attitude doesn’t – and shouldn’t – be affected by how others treat you. So know that no matter what sort of attitude others give you, know that you can choose to be positive. They choose to work hard instead of dream. Yes, it feels nice to daydream and imagine the great things that could happen when we finally achieve what we’ve been longing for – from opening a business, to finally fitting in a dress two sizes smaller. However, as the iconic author and poet Maya Angelou said, “Nothing will work unless you do.” Dreams don’t come true just because you spaced off during the workday. Successful people don’t only know this, but they use it to push themselves forward. They realize they’ll achieve their dreams eventually, but they don’t get discouraged when it takes a whole...
5 Ways to Stay Self-Motivated Every Single Day

5 Ways to Stay Self-Motivated Every Single Day

Coffee might be your saving grace to get through the workday, but caffeine on its own won’t cut it in the long-run. To stay passionate and excited about work, you’re going to need to harness your inner motivation. It’s stronger than a shot of espresso, and it can keep you going on even the most sleep-deprived and toughest of days. We won’t keep you in suspense; here’s how you can stay self-motivated every single day: Practice humility. Surprisingly, humility can go a long way toward keeping you motivated. Oprah Winfrey may be one of the world’s most powerful and accomplished women, but she takes the hype surrounding her with a grain of salt. “There’s this part of me that’s afraid of what will happen if I believe it all,” she has said. Even Oprah has bad press days — so she’s learned that by staying humble she can keep her internal motivation going, no matter what happens. You too can follow in Winfrey’s footsteps and keep that entrepreneurial flame flickering by keeping your head low and not relying on the validation of others. Remember your strengths The inimitable Mary Kay Ash once said, “Within yourself lies everything you ever dreamed of being.” Being an entrepreneur isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s likely that you jumped in because you had the talent, drive, and enthusiasm to make things happen. If you’re feeling down on yourself, take some time to examine those fantastic traits that got you where you are. If you need an extra-strength boost of motivation, consider journaling those talents. Celebrate the little wins We’re sorry to be the ones...
3 Habits That Will Make You Mentally Tough and Ultra-Successful

3 Habits That Will Make You Mentally Tough and Ultra-Successful

Champions don’t always have perfect victories. Most of the time, they encounter plenty of road bumps and obstacles on their way to success. Winners succeed when life throws inevitable curveballs their way because they have the mental toughness to keep going. They have the strength and grit to never give up, and the confidence in their beliefs to make it past the finish line. You can adopt that same attitude, and become mentally tough too, with some small tweaks to your routine: Practice the 40% rule  The Navy SEALs, who have a thing or two to say about being mentally tough, swear by the 40% rule to stay determined. It was developed by David Goggins, a Navy SEAL Veteran and Ironman triathlete, who said that: “When your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re really only 40 percent done.” This is more than just a motivational statement: science backs up that we’re often more physically and mentally capable than we believe. For instance, researchers found that subjects who were given a placebo but told it was caffeine were able to lift significantly more weight than those who were really given caffeine. When your mind is telling you “no”, push yourself just a little further; where you get to eventually will surprise you. Create tiny daily goals Mark Spitz, a USA Olympic gold medalist in swimming, said, “I’m trying to do the best I can. I’m not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.” Sometimes it’s difficult to focus on the big picture, like completing SEALs training or making it to the Olympics. So instead, these competitors set daily goals. They select one or two things that they want to accomplish that day to bring...
5 Inspiring Career Tips from Billionaire Entrepreneurs

5 Inspiring Career Tips from Billionaire Entrepreneurs

Whether your job is at a standstill or you’re itching to start the next billion-dollar business, now’s the perfect time to reinvent your career. Take it from self-made billionaires like Oprah and Buffet– it’s never too late or too difficult to reinvent yourself and achieve that success you’ve always dreamed of. To get started, here some of the best nuggets of wisdom that billionaire moguls have used to propel themselves forward. Sprinkle them into your career, and see just how far they take you: “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” –-Larry Page Google would not have facilitated today’s need for faster and more convenient access to information if co-founder Larry Page did not get up excited every day until his dream to make Google a household name became a reality. Just like Page, you should realize that the chance to make a positive difference every day can wake you up more than the strongest cup of coffee ever will. Even if you’re not running a company, find that positive change you can make every day to energize and motivate you. If you’re grasping at straws, take those first steps towards finding the job that makes you excited every single day. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” –Mark Zuckerberg Facebook would not have been what it is today if Zuckerberg and his colleagues did not have the guts to pursue their idea to connect the world through social media–which back then was not just revolutionary,...
3 Powerful Ways to Eliminate Self-Doubt

3 Powerful Ways to Eliminate Self-Doubt

Whether you’re the President of the United States or someone at her first day of work, self-doubt can sneak up on anyone. When it does, it can make you doubt those fantastic abilities that got you so far already, and throw a wrench in your future success. Even though self-doubt happens to the best of us, the truly successful have found ways to overcome that nagging feeling and continue right on the path to achieve more. Thankfully, many of them have shared how they overcame that self-doubt, and how you can too. Here are some ways to eliminate self-doubt for good: Focus on what you can control Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and author of the inspirational book Lean In, gave a great commencement speech at Barnard College about how she was able to eliminate self-doubt. The way she overcame self doubt in the male-dominated tech world is simple, yet powerful: “Let the barriers you face–and there will be barriers–be external, not internal. Fortune does favor the bold, and I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try.” She wisely suggested focusing on what you can control (like your thoughts), and not doubting the external things that are out of your grasp. By doing this, you can avoid getting paralyzed by doubt over things you cannot change. Own your accomplishments TED Speaker, punk musician and renowned author Amanda Palmer wisely said “When you’re an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own handmade wand.” Artist or not, the cold hard truth is that people often don’t have time...

Drop These 4 Phrases and Become Super Successful

How can you become super successful? Drop these all-too-common phrases like a bad habit and see your success elevate. You’ve probably adopted some phrases and mantras that have boosted your success to the next level (if you haven’t, you should start here!). Unfortunately, the opposite also holds true – there are some words and mindsets that can drag down your success like a lead anchor. So why use them? Drop these all-too-common phrases like a bad habit and see yourself become super successful:   “Everybody said no.” If you’re facing rejection, it’s easy to look at all the “no’s” and say “no” to your own success. But, you need to always remember that “no” is just someone’s opinion. Look no further than Steve Jobs, who encountered a really, really, really big “no” when he got fired from Apple (his own company!) when he was 30. Rather than throw in the towel, he went on to found Next, which was acquired by Apple, and then he climbed back on top. Instead of listening to the “no’s” –even the tiny ones – you can do the same, by continuing your journey towards success.   “I’m not good enough.” This phrase is so common and destructive that it’s become a legitimate medical syndrome. Impostor Syndrome is categorized by “a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true.” Sound familiar? Even if all the signs point to victory, doubt can impose a self-inflicted prison on success. So don’t let Impostor Syndrome creep up – pay attention to your accomplishments, and let any...