The 17 keys to be successful in life and business
How hard do you think it is to be successful in life and business?
better yet, do you really think is complicated to reach your goals?
What if I tell you that, it is not complex at all…
It might be challenging -yes- but if you do things on a certain way,
being successful in life and business can be easily achieved.
No, you do not have to google “Hey google will I be successful in life?”
or leave it to astrology and search your daily horoscope on the magazines
(Yes, people DOES search for those terms)
It doesn’t matter if you’re a libra or a leo,
it doesn’t matter if you have just graduated college
or if you are a high school drop-out.
Unlike the status-quo wants you to believe, this factors might be
important but are not vital to determine your success in life and business.
Because the truth is: You have EVERYTHING within yourself
to be successful in life and business.
Now let’s get to the fruit & juice of this blogpost…
Amelí, what are the keys to success?
There are many factors involved and actually, when I think
about the ultimate tips to be successful in life and business
a lot of ideas and factors come to my mind.
But as promised I’ll give you now the 27 ultimate tips to reach your goals
and succeed not only in your life but also in your business.
So, the first 3 undeniable rules to success are:
Key to success #1 – Trust and Believe in Yourself
All you need is within you now.
Do you realize that?
You have everything you need within yourself right now to be successful. Start today a journey of transformation, You have the chance to be successful in life and business to make your life completely different right now.
Key to success #2 – Learn to let go and move forward
“Let today be the day you learn the grace of letting go and the power of moving on”
~Dr. Steve Maraboli
Let me be clear, it is not that there is something holding you back. But instead what you think it;s holding you back… most of the time the clouds in our minds don’t let us see things as they really are, and they are usually simpler than we think.
So relieve the load from the past, let go, keep moving forward and fill your book with new experiences :).
Keys to Success #3: Have a Vision, Be Unrealistic
“Hold The vision, Trust the process”
Over the last posts we’ve been talking a bout this consistently. BELIEVE, have FAITH, and do whatever you need to do to make it happen.
Key to Success #4 – Dare to be Unrealistic
Or… think outside the box, Think BIG, set your goals base on what you really want. Because when you are
“realistic”you are basing your future based on past experiences. And if you create your future based on past experiences, you are not going to get anywhere. So Be Unrealisitic!. Ask yourself: “What do I really want?”
Key to Success #5 – Have a Plan, Get Directions.
It is vital to have a plan. You need to know where you are heading to and build your plan around it.
In here I’d like to quote Alice in Wonderland:
Chesshire Puss…Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.
`I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice.
`Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.
So, know where you are, know where you are heading to and head in that direction. The direction of achieving your goals and making your dreams come true.
Key to Success #6 – Set Goals
This is the same as knowing where you are going to.
Your goals are like the steps you need to take to get to your “Neverland”.
We have already spoke about the power of goal setting and its 8 golden rules, if you haven’t read it yet, go ahead and read it 🙂
Oh and btw, when you set your goals also consider these:
- K.I.S.S = Keep It Simple Stupid.
Seriously, just keep it simple. So instead of overcomplicating things. Break up your main big goal into smaller tasks, this will ensure you follow them step by step.
- S.M.A.R.T.S. =
Be Specific with your goals, be as detailed as possible as to what you want to achieve, write it down and use all of your senses when describing them.
Measure your goals: that is why is important that your goals are also specific so you can measure when you have accomplished them.
Achievable: Be aware that sometimes, we set ourselves up with huge goals that we feel out of our reach at that moment. So Yes, be Unrealistic with your goals, but at the same time draw a line and push yourself to the maximum limit only IF you are committed to do so. This is what I call, taking a calculated, smart risk.
Right & Relevant: To me is all about being true to yourself, we are talking about your life here! so make sure that when you are setting up your goals, do looking at the things that YOU REALLY want to do, give yourself that gift and for a moment think only about yourself, forget about please other people point of view, or following other people suggestions that don’t resonate with you, even if what they say sounds logical or “right” according to society. Just Be Truth to YOURSELF and ask yourself: What do I really want to do with my life? What do I really want? How achieving “this” goal is going to influence and improve my life? Be honest.
Time-bound: Make sure that you set a time frame as to the specific time when you want your goals to be achieved. You are the only one who can do this. Now, I recommend doing this after you have already mapped your plan. Consider the things around your life at the time, but ultimately is all about HOW BAD do you really want to achieve them? You and only you have the answer and you and only you have the power to succeed.
Simple: As I said before, Keep it Simple stupid :)!
Key to Success #7 – Practice Successful Habits
Wherever you are right now is a result of the habits you have.
Developing good successful habits is key to achieve our goals and ultimately to have the life we want. For this you also need to have self-discipline. Wake up early, dedicate at least 30 min per day to read relevant books, listen to audios or study the information relevant to what you want to achieve. Practice healthy habits, take care of your health, exercise, etc…
Key to Success #8 – Establish your own ‘non-negotiable’ rules
Ok, the whole point of creating your own goals is because you really want to achieve them, your goals are so strong that they inspire you and motivate you to wake up every morning and work towards them they are also so strong that when things get a bit hard you will push through! So I want you to be honest with yourself right now, and the point of establishing your own ‘non- negotiable’rules is for example: When you know you want to do a post in your blog, or finish the research for your presentation, or studying for that big exam next week and some of your friends come and tell you to ‘take a break’, relax or just ‘leave it there’for a second you say NO, I want to finish this not because I”have-to” but because I want to. Now, I am not saying go neglect your life and forget you have a life. Not at all! All I’m saying is: Learn to say now and put your feet down in the break when necessary. Plus, it is always rewarding to do something fun after you know you’ve done something that is taking you closer to your goal :).
Key to Success #9 – Be Flexible & Expect the Unexpected
As I said previously in this post. Learn to BE FLEXIBLE. Review your current actions, see if they are working if not, be open to change and take new actions, be flexible with your rules as long as they take you CLOSER to your goal.
Key to Success #10 – Embrace Failure
You need to be willing to fail. There are moments when you are going to learn and in others you’ll learn.
Failing is part of the process, it is how you learn, how you improve and how you also implement new strategies.
Key to Success #11 – Be Consistent & Comitted
Remember, CONSISTENCY is KEY. As long as your goals remain true to yourself, this step is actually easier.
Key to Success #12 – Find someone to be accountable with
Ask a friend, a partner, someone in your family if they can be accountable to you. Share with them how they can help you, tell them what you are trying to achieve and what are your rules. So if at any moment you feel like leaving something for later, or tempted to do other things. They will be there helping you to push through and reminding you why you should continue and do what you need to do:).
Key to Success #13 – Push your Limits & get out of your comfort zone
It’s not always going to be easy. But I’ll tell you what? It will always be rewarding. BE willing to push through, look for new ideas and get out of your comfort zone. That is the only way you’ll grow.
Key to Success #14 – Strive for Progress, not for perfection
If all of our lives and existence would be perfect everything will be freaking boring! So strive for progress, action beats inaction. You will improve and “perfectionate’as you go through but just DO!.
Key to Success #15 – Teach what you learn . Give something back
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” – John Maxwell
To have knowledge is not enough, the best way to learn is by teaching others and sharing what you know. So if you want to learn more, give and share more. Great leaders always inspire not only with what they do but with what they teach.
Key to Success #16 – Be Grateful
I can’t emphasize enough the importance and relevancy of being grateful. Be grateful for who you are, for what you have, for what you are doing, for waking up every morning because every day is an opportunity to do things better, to improve your life and the life of others. Be grateful for your friends, for the people around you – whether you love them or whether they are not connected to you- because everything my friend… EVERYTHING happens for a reason and as long as you are learning, you are growing. So be grateful 🙂
Key to Success #17 – Take Massive Action
To truly succeed one must be an action taker. There is no point on knowing all of these principles if you don’t take action.
Results come from action. And it is your results that speak better than anything you say. So take ACTION! Your life is awaiting 🙂
Finally, remember that the only difference between Successful People and unsuccessful people is Discipline, Consistency and Taking Action!
Now that you know the 17 keys to be successful in life and business, all you need is the right mindset and the right tools! If you’re looking for the right tools you can use some basic tools I share here . By implementing them and getting further education I have managed to live a life of financial and time freedom. So go ahead and take MASSIVE ACTION today!
See you tomorrow!
Love & Light,