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Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

Hi, this is one of the best articles that you will have ever read in your entire life. Why? Because, it is filled with great words of wisdom that if applied, will change your life. This article contains the most powerful of lessons and tips that will revolutionize your world. And, this is not an exaggeration—it is real stuff that gave thousands of people success, and those who do not understand or apply these principles, end up living a very mediocre and unhappy life. Do you want to be mediocre or live in misery? If not, then keep reading.

Whether the lessons you are about to read are entering your subconscious for the first time or the fifth time, this time, read and apply what you have learned. Create a habit of applying these lessons, because these are the biggest keys that I managed to glean from the personal development industry and my life experience . These are the lessons from the best gurus on this the planet—Tony Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, Jim Rohn, Brendon Burchard, Darren Hardy, Napoleon Hill, Stephen Covey and many others.

One tip that I suggest you do is to read these lessons as a little child—drop any preconceptions. Silence your sabotaging mind, read and apply. They are gold.

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    Stand out, be exceptional, and be unstoppable.

    Stand out in everything you do. If you do, the rewards you reap will be beyond your imagination.

    Want to be filthy rich? Drive sports car? Own an Ireland? Want to be famous? Have extraordinary relationships with your friends and children? Want to have an incredible romance that anyone would envy in a good way? Want to enjoy an extraordinary healthy and athletic body?

    Stand out my friend! Stand out beyond what anyone else can expect. Outperform even your own expectations and what you thought was possible. In everything you do, demand more than anyone else could expect.

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    Be so good that they can’t ignore you. Be the best that you can be on Planet Earth, in your vocation.  It does not matter whether you are a mother, father, son, daughter, employee, teacher, businessman/ businesswoman or friend)

    Stand out in all areas. Our civilization emphasizes greatness and exceptionality. Be irreplaceable.

    Use your brain and body rather than have your brain and body use you.

    Do you want to be very healthy, stop smoking and/or drinking? Do you want to stop eating tons of desserts? Or perhaps, start the dream business that you have thought about for years? Maybe you want to have outstanding relationships? Get rid of any destructive habit…

    But, you cannot break through? You quit or start something and then after few weeks return to the same old habits and it is not lasting? It is because your mind, body and old habits use you.

    You don’t change, because you are linking very great pleasure to do what you keep doing, and to change it all means pain for you. You have to turn it all around! That’s the only way.

    Understand this; you are a programmed survival machine and consist of molecules known as genes. Genes want to survive and to accomplish this, they created your body and mind in a way where you will do anything to avoid pain and gain pleasure.

    In an instant, you can change virtually everything in your life, if you start by utilizing the principle of pain and pleasure. Logic does not work; it must be a deep emotion of pain and pleasure.

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    “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Tony Robbins

    Create the most empowering environment around yourself.

    You are with chickens; you end up a chicken, and what if you are with eagles? You are the eagle, sooner or later. You are your environment and this is your most significant influence. Break out!

    “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

    Environment sounds like a cliche, but it is true. Mark those words.

    Visualize, believe and have the most explosive outstanding attitude.

    How much potential do you think you have? You know that it is unlimited, yet how much of it do we tap into? Very little. How to further tap into your potential? Visualize results, visualize yourself successfully, visualize being 10x bigger this will install belief in yourself. Do it over and over again. You have potential and to tap into it one of the ways is to see yourself much bigger.

    Make your attitudes best friends as well. Wake up each day as the most successful person, like today; you will blast trough life like never before. Instead of worry, doubt, fear, indecision and procrastination, cultivate creativity, joy, deep love, empathy, enthusiasm, confidence, enlightenment, power, and certainty. Cultivate all the best emotions that your body and brain are capable off.  This will bring out the best in you and enable you to tao into more of your potential. Train yourself to be the best in a situation. Destructive and negative emotions are only useful for a moment—for a second or two, then just move on. Train yourself to feel the best that life has to offer. By aiming for the best states and attitudes, you will accomplish more in one year than most people in their lifetime.

    Change limiting beliefs; these are like smoke and stops you; they are nothing. Rather, install new beliefs such as, “If I can visualize and see it, I can make it happen.”

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    Eliminate and silence self-sabotaging and destructive mind beliefs and do not let them control you.

    Realize this, being this consciousness and this developed as a human being is the most extraordinary gift and miracle—see everything as an opportunity, regardless of the outcome.

    Make prompt and quick decisions.

    Decision… do you know what it is? When you decide you have no other possible way to retreat or look back. When you decide it is unchangeable unless some path leads to the greater outcome and your greater desire.

    Right now,  you can decide to change anything—anything! That power is within you, right now.

    Don’t procrastinate on your biggest dreams.

    Don’t say someday, don’t say tomorrow. You won’t do it!  Go for your dream right now—start working right now.

    Most people dwell on decisions for years and months and in the end, they don’t even make that decision. They wait for life to hand it to them. Don’t wait.  Be different.

    Time will ruthlessly pass by leaving you filled with regret on your deathbed. Look at the picture below.

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      Imitate as close as possible your masters and outperform them.

      Don’t waste your time here on Planet Earth. If you want to achieve something, there is someone who already has what you want! Pick their brain, whether it is via a book, blog, dinner, record, interview or video on YouTube. Once you get the strategy, apply it. You will have a strategy that took that person 10 – 20 years of hard work to figure it out.

      More importantly, remember being exceptional and standing out? When you find your master for a particular area, apply the principals and improve your life. The results will exceed your expectations—the world will be your oyster.

      There are strategies all around you for anything you want. Do what he or she says, or what he or she does. IMITATE AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE.

      Develop deep empathy, the highest social intelligence and cultivate an understanding of people.

      You will do everything in your life through people. Those who understand what makes a person tick, will make the most of their existence and time here. You have to know what moves people and understand them. You have to delve deep into reality and see people as they are. Understanding people is a power that is accessible to all of us, and you must master it. Otherwise, you will have very big conflicts, confusions, and emotional drains and your career or business will suffer.

      Never give in. Never.

      Most people give up just before they reach success or breakthrough in their life. During the hardest moments, empower yourself. You will face many rejections and pain, setbacks, losses and temporary defeats, but never give in. Even it requires many failures, don’t quit. If you quit, you can’t win. Learn from experience and keep going towards your dream. That’s how you learned to walk, eat, talk, and drive.

      “Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

      There they are—the best lessons. If you apply them, you will chart a very beautiful life.

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      Is It Time for a Career Change? (And How to Make the Change)

      Is It Time for a Career Change? (And How to Make the Change)

      Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to determine next steps.

      Many people settle for a career that no longer brings satisfaction. Most will respond by stating, “I am surviving” if a colleague asks them “How’s work?”

      Settling for a job to pay bills and maintain a lifestyle is stagnation. You can re-direct the journey of a career with confidence by taking control of future decisions. After all, you deserve to be live a happy life that will offer a work-life balance.

      Let’s look at the reasons why you need a career change and how to choose a career for a more fulfilling life.

      How to Know if You Need a Career Change?

      The challenges of dissatisfaction in a career can have a negative impact on our mental health. As a result, our mental health can lead to the obvious appearance of stress, aging, weight gain and internal health issues.

      You deserve a career that will fulfill the inner desire of true happiness. Here are common factors that it is time for you to change your career.

      Physical Signs

      Are you aging since you started your job? Do you have anxiety? What about work-related injuries?

      It feels amazing to receive a pay cheque, but you deserve to work in an environment that brings out the best of you. If the work environment is hazardous, speak to your boss about alternative options.

      In the case that colleagues or your boss take advantage of your kindness, feeling the anxiety of fear of losing your job because of a high-stress environment may not be right for you.

      Mental Signs

      One out of five Americans has mental health issues, according to Mental Health America.[1] In most cases, it is related to stress.

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      I remember working at a job in a work environment where harassment was acceptable. I had to walk on eggshells to avoid crossing the line with colleagues. My friends started to notice the difference in that I seemed out of character. It was then that I knew that changing a career to freelancing was the right decision.

      Here is a list of mental signs of workplace unhappiness:

      • The tension in your neck
      • Difficulties with sleeping
      • Unable to concentrate
      • High anxiety
      • Depression

      If you start to feel your self-esteem is diminishing, it is time to consider if working in a high-stress industry is for you. The truth is, this negative energy will be transferred to people in your life like friends and family.

      Are You Sure You’re Not Changing for the Wrong Reason?

      Most people that feel they need a career are frustrated with their situation at work. Do you really understand your current situation at work?

      The reason it is important to think about the work situation is some people decide to change career for factors that are insignificant. Factors that can potentially change if the person works in a different department or new organization.

      Here is a list of unimportant factors to think about before you decide to make the transition:

      Desire for an Increase of Salary

      The desire for a higher income can persuade some to believe they are in the wrong career. The issue with this is more money requires more time in the office or taking on several positions at a time.

      At times, pursuing a high-income role can be the complete opposite of what one is expected. It is what happens when a colleague leaves a company to a new one and returns several years later.

      Overnight Decision

      Let’s face it. We make overnight decisions when stressed out or disappointed with situations at work. The problem with a quick decision is the negative and positive points is overlooked.

      Rejected for a Promotion

      I have heard stories of managers that applied ten times for a position throughout a 5-year period. Yes, it sounds to be a lengthy process, but at times, a promotion requires time. Avoid changing a career if you do not see the results of a promotion currently.

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      Bored at Work

      Think deeply about this point. If you work a job that is repetitive, it is normal to feel bored. You can spice it up by changing the appearance of your desk, socializing with new employees in a different department, joining a leadership committee at work or coming to work with enthusiasm. Sometimes, all it takes is you to change jobs into a fun situation.

      A career change can take time, networking, education and the job search process can be a journey. Here is a list of things to consider before making a final decision:

      • How long have you worked in your career?
      • What is the problem at work? Do you work well with the team?
      • Do you receive recognition?
      • Can you consider working in a new department?

      If after reviewing your work situation and none of the above recommendations can help, then it’s time to make a career change.

      How a Career Change Will Change Your Life

      I have a friend that works in the medical industry. She was once a nurse working directly with patients in one of the top hospitals in her area. After five years, she started to internalize the issues with her patients to the point where she felt depressed after work hours. It impacted her relationship with her family and she almost lost herself.

      One day, she decided to wake up and take control of her destiny. She started applying for new medical jobs in the office. It meant working on medical documentation of patients which is not an ideal career based on what society expects a medical professional to perform. But she started to feel happier.

      It is a classic example of a person that was negatively impacted by issues at work, stayed in the same industry but changed careers.

      A career change can fulfill a lifelong dream, increase one’s self-esteem or revive the excitement for one’s work.

      You know a career change can be the right decision to make if you experience one or all of these:

      • Working in a negative workplace: Don’t be discouraged. A negative workplace can be changed by working at a new organization.
      • Working with a difficult boss: The challenges of working with a difficult boss can be stressful. All it takes is communication. You can address the issue directly with a manager professionally and respectfully.
      • Feeling lost about what you do: Most people stay at their jobs and settle for mediocrity because of the fear of failure or the unknown. The rise to success often comes with working a tedious role or stepping outside of one’s comfort zone. If you fear the idea of being involved in activities that are new, remember that life is short. Mediocrity will only continue to make you feel as if life is passing you by.

      How to Make a Career Change Successfully

      The ultimate key to success is to go through a career transition step by step to avoid making the wrong decision.

      1. Write a Career Plan

      A career plan has a dead line for action steps that includes taking new courses, learning a new language, networking or improving issues at work.[2] A career plan should be kept in your wallet because it will motivate you to keep pursuing the role.

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      You can learn how to set your career plan here.

      2. Weigh Your Options

      If you have a degree in Accounting, write down five positions in this industry of interest. The good news is diplomas and degrees can be used to a variety of roles to choose.

      You don’t have to stick to what society holds a top job. In the end, choosing the right role that will make you happy is priceless.

      3. Be Real About the Pros and Cons

      It is time to be honest about strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the job market that are impacting the current situation.

      A SWOT Analysis of a career can include:[3]

      • Economic factors
      • Direct competition: Is this role in high demand?
      • Location: Do you need to move? If the goal is to work in tech and living in Cincinnati is not realistic, consider moving to San Francisco.
      • Achievements: To stand out from the competition achievements like awards, committee involvement, freelance work or volunteering is a recipe for success.
      • Education: Do you need to go back to school? Education can be expensive. However, online courses, webinars or self-study is an option.

        A career blueprint is the first step to creating realistic goals. A person without goals will be disappointed without a clear direction of what to do next.

        4. Find a Mentor or Career Coach

        A mentor or a career coach that works in the desired position can share the pros and cons of working in the role. Here is a list of questions to ask a mentor:

        • What is required to be successful in the role?
        • What certification or educational development is needed?
        • What are the challenges of the role?
        • Is there potential for career advancement?

        A chat at a coffee shop with a mentor can change your mind about the desire for a career change.

        Find out how to pick a good mentor for yourself in this article: How to Find a Mentor That Will Help You Succeed

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        5. Research Salary

        Some people decide to change careers for a role that pays less or perks like benefits to make up for the difference in previous to potential salary.

        It can reveal the cities throughout the country that offer a higher salary for those that have an interest in relocating for work.

        6. Be Realistic

        If your goal is to move up into an executive position, it is time to be honest about where you are in your career.

        For example, if boardroom meetings, high-level discussions about financials or attending weekly networking events are boring, an executive role may not be right for you. If you are an introvert and working with people every day is nerve wrecking, you need to reconsider a job in sales.

        Ask yourself if you can work in this role for the next five years of your life. If other benefits that come with the role are enticing, other roles are fit that will make you happy.

        7. Volunteer First

        A person that wants to become a manager should take on volunteer opportunities to experience the reality of the position.

        Becoming a committee member to pursue a presidential opportunity can provide a perspective on leadership, maintaining a budget and public speaking.

        Volunteer in a role until you are certain that it is the right opportunity.

        8. Prepare Your Career Tools

        I recommend asking a boss, colleague or mentor for career tools. If you prefer professional assistance, you can seek out resume writing assistance. Here is a list of things to consider when preparing career tools:

        • Online search: Search your name online to see what shows up. I recommend searching images that are on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or other sites on a personal account. The last thing you want to realize is the job search is unsuccessful because there is unprofessional content you posted online.
        • Be LinkedIn ready: Recruiters conduct a LinkedIn search to see if the work experience is the same on a resume. Remember to change the wording on LinkedIn from the resume, or it will appear there was no effort put into creating the profile.
        • Portfolio: A portfolio of work is recommended for people that work in the arts, writing, graphic design and other fields. I recommend a portfolio online and one that is available in hand when attending job interviews or networking meetups.
        • Cover letter: A good cover writer will always impress your potential employers. Here’s how to write a killer cover letter that stands out from others.

        Bottom Line

        It takes time to move towards a new career. Pay attention to the physical and mental signs to maintain your health. You deserve to work in happiness and come home stress-free. If you avoid the common mistakes people make, you will find a job and discover the role in a career field that is the best fit with your skillsets.

        Master these action steps and changing career paths will be on your terms to make the best decision for your future.

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        Reference

        [1] Mental Health America: The State of Mental Health in America
        [2] MIT Global Education & Career Development: Make a Career Plan
        [3] Creately: Personal SWOT Analysis to Assess and Improve Yourself

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