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7 Mental Shifts This Man Had That Made Him A Success At 22

7 Mental Shifts This Man Had That Made Him A Success At 22

Tucker Hughes become a millionaire by the age of 22. He did that in the most competitive environment in the world. His average competitors had 10 times more experience in his field. Moreover, when he was only 20, he finished his master’s degree at very prestigious university, he had travelled to more than 50 countries around the world, completed 13 triathlons, and now lives a wonderful, fulfilled, happy life.

It may seem that everything was always perfect in this young man‘s life, however there was a period when the days weren’t so bright. After graduating from the school he started to venture into the family business of real estate. Early on, he realized if they would have any success it will be very hard. However, by being ambitious he did not get discouraged.

By being persistent and creative he achieved incredible results, he made millions of dollars from real estate commissions throughout the last year. Now you can Learn the 7 mental shifts that Tucker used to accelerate his success by such a young age.

1. Do Not Get Discouraged By Your Age

Instead of seeing yourself as too young for success, use your youth as the biggest asset. Believe that your youth is exactly what will bring you success, do not give yourself any excuses and do not wait for the next day, a certain month or a certain year.

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Accelerate your success right now, there will never be a perfect time. Make yourself a person with whom others wants to be around and network with. Become a young dedicated, hardworking professional.

2. Your Biggest Investment Is You. Consistently Keep Improving Yourself

The wisest investment is investing in yourself. Read every day, listen to positive programs that make your personal growth. Surround yourself with mentors and peers who are much more successful. Your number one priority in life is to keep learning and growing yourself. Work harder on yourself than on your work.

However, do not burn yourself out too much. Your health is everything, you must devote some time to relax and recreate your mental and physical powers. Go for a run, get a massage, give yourself some kind of luxurious gift, spoil and reward yourself after hard days.

3. Plan and Make Decisions Fast and Quickly

No matter how mentally prepared you are, there will be times when you will hit a threshold and you will get in a negative state where nothing happens. To prevent you from getting to that state often, make decisions as quickly as possible. Build a habit of planning and following through so that you can perform everything without thinking and being mentally drained. Tucker Hughes knows what he will wear for work and will eat next week. What about you?

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4.  Create a Habit of Deep Productive Focused Work

The only thing that stops you from explosive success and jumping out of mediocrity is the habit working productively many hours. Your deep concentrated focused hours is the most important factor of your success. However, keep in mind activity is not productivity. If you are really busy it does not mean it will bring you success. Focus and take massive action on activities that gives you results.

Tucker Hughes said that his success came from intentionally developing mental stamina. Without that he had no way to outperform business people who had decades of experience. Eliminate any distractions when working and keep aware when your focus is drifting. At the end of the day do an analysis of how you performed and be very vigorous on improving yourself daily.

5. Dream Boldly and Be More Ambitious

You must set goals for yourself. Every successful person has this exact trait in common. “If you don’t have 1-year, 5-year and 10-year goals for yourself do it right now” says Tucker.  Review them daily, consistently. First thing in the morning look at them.

Also, apply his other strategy, by asking yourself, “Could I achieve my 10 year goals this year?“. One of the character traits that Tucker Hughes has is that he pushes himself out of his comfort zone by slowing his timeline and creating an optimal path to his success.

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6. Use an Aggressive Campaign Method

Plan and execute. The fastest, easiest, simplest way to put your content in motion is to create a campaign of your promotions. Tucker‘s advice for you: “Reach out to your prospects in different ways and mediums every week for at least a month”. Be very aggressive and persistent. However, try to do this and not be annoying at the same time. Even if you are not in sales, it is still applicable in most endeavors to get your goal.

7. Have Faith

If you won’t believe in yourself you likely won’t make it. The good thing is you really have what it takes! There is nothing that can stop you from achieving your dreams except you.

Everyone who fails in life has their excuses. Be different.  Commit to excellence every day which is another trait of Tucker Hughes.

If you want to succeed , go out and get busy.

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The original article was published by the author http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252726

 

Featured photo credit: I’m a little rocket ship by mugley via flickr.com

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16 Productivity Secrets of Highly Successful People Revealed

16 Productivity Secrets of Highly Successful People Revealed

The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?

How about a unique spin on things?

These 16 productivity secrets of successful people will make you reevaluate your approach to your home, work, and creative lives. Learn from these highly successful people, turn these little things they do into your daily habits and you’ll get closer to success.

1. Empty your mind.

It sounds counterproductive, doesn’t it?

Emptying your mind when you have so much to remember seems like you’re just begging to forget something. Instead, this gives you a clean slate so you’re not still thinking about last week’s tasks.

Clear your mind and then start thinking only about what you need to do immediately, and then today. Tasks that need to be accomplished later in the week can wait.

Here’s a guide to help you empty your mind and think sharper:

How to Declutter Your Mind to Sharpen Your Brain and Fall Asleep Faster

2. Keep certain days clear.

Some companies are scheduling “No Meeting Wednesdays,” which means, funnily enough, that no one can hold a meeting on a Wednesday. This gives workers a full day to work on their own tasks, without getting sidetracked by other duties or pointless meetings.

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This can work in your personal life too, for example if you need to restrict Facebook access or limit phone calls.

3. Prioritize your work.

Don’t think every task is created equal! Some tasks aren’t as important as others, or might take less time.

Try to sort your tasks every day and see what can be done quickly and efficiently. Get these out of the way so you have more free time and brain power to focus on what is more important.

Lifehack’s CEO has a unique way to prioritize works, take a look at it here:

How to Prioritize Right in 10 Minutes and Work 10X Faster

4. Chop up your time.

Many successful business leaders chop their time up into fifteen-minute intervals. This means they work on tasks for a quarter of an hour at a time, or schedule meetings for only fifteen minutes. It makes each hour seem four times as long, which leads to more productivity!

5. Have a thinking position.

Truman Capote claimed he couldn’t think unless he was laying down. Proust did this as well, while Stravinsky would stand on his head!

What works for others may not work for you. Try to find a spot and position that is perfect for you to brainstorm or come up with ideas.

6. Pick three to five things you must do that day.

To Do lists can get overwhelming very quickly. Instead of making a never-ending list of everything you can think of that needs to be done, make daily lists that include just three to five things.

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Make sure they’re things that need to be done that day, so you don’t keep putting them off.

7. Don’t try to do too much.

OK, so I just told you to work every day, and now I’m telling you to not do too much? It might sound like conflicting advice, but not doing too much means not biting off more than you can chew. Don’t say yes to every work project or social engagement and find yourself in way over your head.

8. Have a daily action plan.

Don’t limit yourself to a to-do list! Take ten minutes every morning to map out a daily action plan. It’s a place to not only write what needs to be done that day, but also to prioritize what will bring the biggest reward, what will take the longest, and what goals will be accomplished.

Leave room for a “brain dump,” where you can scribble down anything else that’s on your mind.

9. Do your most dreaded project first.

Getting your most dreaded task over with first means you’ll have the rest of the day free for anything and everything else. This also means that you won’t be constantly putting off the worst of your projects, making it even harder to start on it later.

10. Follow the “Two-Minute Rule.”

The “Two-Minute Rule” was made famous by David Allen. It’s simple – if a new task comes in and it can be done in two minutes or less, do it right then. Putting it off just adds to your to-do list and will make the task seem more monumental later.

11. Have a place devoted to work.

If you work in an office, it’s no problem to say that your cubicle desk is where you work every day.

But if you work from home, make sure you have a certain area specifically for work. You don’t want files spread out all over the dinner table, and you don’t want to feel like you’re not working just because you’re relaxing on the couch.

Agatha Christie never wrote at her desk, she wrote wherever she could sit down. Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up. Thomas Wolfe, at 6’6″ tall, used the top of his refrigerator as a desk. Richard Wright wrote on a park bench, rain or shine.

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Have a space where, when you go there, you know you’re going to work. Maybe it’s a cafe downstairs, the library, or a meeting room. Whenever and wherever works for you, do your works there.

12. Find your golden hour.

You don’t have to stick to a “typical” 9–5 schedule!

Novelist Anne Rice slept during the day and wrote at night to avoid distractions. Writer Jerzy Kosinski slept eight hours a day, but never all at once. He’d wake in the morning, work, sleep four hours in the afternoon, then work more that evening.

Your golden hour is the time when you’re at your peak. You’re alert, ready to be productive, and intent on crossing things off your to-do list.

Once you find your best time, protect it with all your might. Make sure you’re always free to do your best uninterrupted work at this time.

13. Pretend you’re on an airplane.

It might not be possible to lock everyone out of your office to get some peace and quiet, but you can eliminate some distractions.

By pretending you’re on an airplane, you can act like your internet access is limited, you’re not able to get something from your bookcase, and you can’t make countless phone calls.

Eliminating these distractions will help you focus on your most important tasks and get them done without interruption.

14. Never stop.

Writers Anthony Trollope and Henry James started writing their next books as soon as they finished their current work in progress.

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Stephen King writes every day of the year, and holds himself accountable for 2,000 words a day! Mark Twain wrote every day, and then read his day’s work aloud to his family to get their feedback.

There’s something to be said about working nonstop, and putting out continuous work instead of taking a break. It’s just a momentum that will push you go further./

15. Be in tune with your body.

Your mind and body will get tired of a task after ninety minutes to two hours focused on it. Keep this in mind as you assign projects to yourself throughout the day, and take breaks to ensure that you won’t get burned out.

16. Try different methods.

Vladimir Nabokov wrote the first drafts of his novels on index cards. This made it easy to rearrange sentences, paragraphs, and chapters by shuffling the cards around.

It does sound easier, and more fun, than copying and pasting in Word! Once Nabokov liked the arrangement, his wife typed them into a single manuscript.

Same for you, don’t give up and think that it’s impossible for you to be productive when one method fails. Try different methods until you find what works perfectly for you.

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