Success Sculpting Show with Stephen Pierce: Self Help | Self Improvement | Personal Development | Motivation | Inspiration
Summary: The Success Sculpting Show podcast with Stephen Pierce, brings you the right information right now to sculpt a more meaningful and memorable life of success. Join us each week to discover success gems to help you grow your mental toughness, expand your will to win and multiply your results. It’s never been easier to learn what to and how to do it to succeed at what you choose to do. This is truly an experience you won’t find anywhere else!
Who doesn’t want to get ahead in life? Making progress in life and being able to get ahead is a natural desire. However, what do you do when what you’re doing isn’t working? When it seems like everything you’re doing is producing the opposite of what you want, what do you do? The main question is… how do you get ahead when you’re falling behind? If that’s a question you’re asking then today’s episode is just for you. I remember in my life when it seemed like I was doing everything right, but the results I was getting wasn’t adding up. Nothing was making sense anymore. I seemed to be hustling hard, giving… caring… and working. Yet, the scoreboard of my life said I was losing the game. I was confused, discouraged and immobilized because it seemed like every decision was a bad decision and nothing I was doing was working. Then… something happened and it trigged Tip #1 that you will discover in today’s episode. Once I grasp that, I went all in and in the process Tip #2 you will learn in this episode appeared to me. What made the most ridiculous transformation for me was the moment Tip #3 you will understand today smacked me across the face. Today I want to share those 3 and 4 other life-changing tips that can help you get unstuck and get ahead. There are a total of 7 tips that are sure to help you get head when you feel like you are falling behind. So click play and enjoy! You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce Instagram * Stephen Pierce Pinterest * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
Have you ever wondered what is key to success in life? Well, I wish it were just one key to success, however there is more than one key to success. In fact, today we will cover the 5 Overlooked Keys To Success that go against what many people teach. Once you understand these, I expect a dramatic change to happen to both your mindset and your life. Back when I was bankrupt, homeless and sleeping on the floor of an empty office space in a mortgage company in Rockville, MD owned by a guy name Fred Burns, my life was spinning out of control as I kept believing and doing the opposite of these 5 keys. Through the cloud of despair, depression and fighting just to eat and breath, I was willing to do anything. It’s when I started doing the opposite of what I was doing and started hacking out a different path that things changed and they changed… FAST. It wasn’t overnight, however I was shocked when in 12 months I went from literally broke to over $500,000 and then over the 12 months that followed generating $2 million dollars. I hope these 5 overlooked keys to success unlock the door for you as they did for me. Overlooked Key To Success #1: _________, not _______. Overlooked Key To Success #2: _________, not time. Overlooked Key To Success #3: _________, not _______. Overlooked Key To Success #4: _________, not effort. Overlooked Key To Success #5: _________, not intentions. After listening to today’s episode you will be able to fill in the blanks above. So click play and enjoy! You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce Instagram * Stephen Pierce Pinterest * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
What are Thought Prisons and Mental Strongholds? They are the negative and sabotaging thoughts that create feelings that sidetrack and derail you. In today’s episode we look at the most overlooked source of where they come from, how they dominate you and what you can do about them. QUESTION: “Are you affected and afflicted” by the whispering words of witchcraft?” * Witchcraft is about control via spells. Verbal spells can consist of negative labels that people place on you or that you place on yourself. QUESTION: “How do you become spellbound?” * A negative verbal spell is spoken over you repeatedly by someone. (This is “casting the spell”) It then becomes your own internal incantation. (This is you capturing and carrying the spell.) QUESTION: “What is an incantation?” * Wekipedia: An incantation is a charm or spell created using words. An incantation may take place during a ritual, either a hymn or prayer, and may invoke or praise a deity. In magic, occultism, and witchcraft it is used with the intention of casting a spell on an object or a person. We are going to discuss the connection between words, spells and mental strongholds. Additionally, in today’s episode we discuss: * The 3 Phases of The “Broken Halo” Effect * The DNA of Destruction * Remaining Free From Verbal Witchcraft * The 3 Steps Of Conception to Crisis – How We Got To Where We Are * …and uh, so much more! So click play and enjoy! You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce Instagram * Stephen Pierce Pinterest * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
Perspective is everything. It’s your mental view and it acts as both a bridge and a barricade to your future. Your perspective is a lens and filter through which you view the world and interpret events. What that means is that what you are looking at isn’t what you actually see, and what is happening isn’t what you are experiencing. What we see and what we experience is depended on our perspectives and mental filters. Now here’s where today’s podcast episode comes in. I have found that there 7 perspectives, that I call mind viruses, the 7 deadly venoms that sabotage us from the inside our minds. These mind viruses prevent us from making progress and leading productive lives. Each of these mind viruses in the form of the 7 deadly venoms also have a certain emotions attached to them and a certain ways they manifest in our lives. In today’s podcast we look at these mind viruses and breakdown each of the 7 deadly venoms of the mind to include the emotions attached to them and how they manifest. We will then wrap it up with some alternative mental choices to act as anti-venom (if you will) to those 7 deadline venoms. Once you know this, you can do an inventory of yourself and see if you have any of these mind viruses, and if so you can take action to rid yourself of them and make even more productive progress in your life. So welcome to today’s episode, let’s get started. You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce Instagram * Stephen Pierce Pinterest * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
Is overcoming fear, dealing with uncertainty, overcoming self-doubt something you have been wanting do to? If so, I get it because living a life that is intoxicated with fear, uncertainty, and doubt is perhaps the #1 one reason why most people don’t realize their true potential. If that’s you then you want to listen to today’s episode immediately because we will look at overcoming fear, dealing with uncertainty, and overcoming self-doubt with what I call “the winner’s therapy.” To get you into the right frame of mind before listening to the episode, I want to give you a scenario to introduce the concept of negativity using an example that relates to alcohol and being intoxicated. Imagine for a moment a very good family man, who is a loving husband and caring father. It’s a Friday evening and after a long week, he’s going for a night out with his friends. He kisses his wife and kids and then heads for the bar to meet up with his friends. One drink turns to two and then four and continues until he’s ready to come home. He gets into his car, completely intoxicated. He begins to drive. He doesn’t get too far before he’s pulled over by the police. He’s asked to step out of the car and asked to perform the usual checks. He’s asked to touch his nose but he can’t even find his nose. He’s asked to walk in a straight line and can’t do that either. He’s asked to take the breathalyzer test and he’s actually so drunk he doesn’t know who he is or what he’s doing. Thankfully this man was pulled over by the police because there could have been another outcome. Somebody could have been killed, he could have been killed. Now, he is not a bad man, he is a good family man but he got intoxicated. Now, I want to ask you this question. Are you intoxicated? No, I’m not talking about alcohol intoxication… I’m talking about your thoughts and your negativity level. Are you intoxicated with negative thoughts? Negativity can cause the similar effects as being drunk. You’ll be off balance and unable to find the nose on your face. Driving your life drunk with fear, uncertainty, and doubt is a sure-fire way to crash into what you don’t want… it’s a dream killer. Unfortunately, many people have high toxic levels of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Fear is disorienting and distorts what’s possible while uncertainty and doubt can suffocate your ability to think clearly and act productively. There are doors to your future that only faith, certainty, and confidence can unlock. So in today’s episode of The Success Sculpting Show, we will look at overcoming fear, dealing with uncertainty, overcoming self-doubt. You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce Pinterest * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes
Change Your Life with These Six Types Of Success Actions Today’s episode is going to discuss the different types of actions that are available that can change your life and accelerate your success. There is so much more to taking action than just going out and doing something and that’s what the focus of this episode is all about. Let’s Talk About Cause and Effect Actions can be put into different categories with the understanding that if you take a certain action you’ll achieve a certain result. The action can cause a problem or it can cause an opportunity and you generally don’t take an action that is going to cause a problem. Every problem and opportunity has some kind of effect associated with it. There are things you need to take into consideration when dealing with cause and effect. For example, planting an acorn is supposed to equal an oak tree. This is the cause and effect, but if you plant an acorn in the desert you’re not going to get an oak tree. What I want to focus on is particular actions that relate to ‘cause problems and effects’ and ‘opportunities and effects’. Hindsight is 20/20 When you consider hindsight you’re looking at an action you took that caused something to happen. This action may have caused a certain problem and you had to take what is called a corrective action. You can change your life by taking a corrective action to make sure you don’t repeat or start developing a pattern. One of the first actions you need to take is corrective action. If you look in hindsight and you see there is a certain effect that has already taken place because of something you’ve done or something someone else has done, you’ll need to take what is called an adaptive action. You can change your life by taking an action to adapt to certain effects that have already taken place. An example of an adaptive action that you see all the time are changes in technology and the internet. Corrective action and adaptive action are two actions you use based on hindsight and the can change your life. To summarize you use corrective action to prevent that cause from happening again and you use adaptive action to adapt to what is changing in your environment based on effects that have taken place. There are other actions you need to look at also. You can look into the future and take preventative action. This is where you ensure certain things won’t happen. You can also take contingency action. Contingency action can change your life because it’s based on foresight and taking action on what might happen. Below is an example of contingency action. You walk into an office building and you see a no smoking sign. In terms of action, the no smoking sign is a preventative action. It is to prevent people from smoking in the building and causing a fire. If someone decided they were going to smoke in the building and a fire took place, there are fire extinguishers in the building. The existence of the fire extinguishers is the contingency action. What if the fire took place? The existence of automatic sprinklers is an example of adaptive action because the environment will automatically adapt to the fire and smoke in the building and trigger the sprinklers. There are two more actions that can change your life that I want to discuss and these are promoting actions and exploiting actions. Promoting actions are something that you proactively and deliberately do to promote an opportunity of some kind. This could be to sell a product, generate more sales, get more customers or more partners. Promoting action is where you take a specific action while looking to promote an opportunity. When you look at the opportunity, what are the effects of the opportunity that you can actually exploit? Exploiting action, in this instance, is in a positive way.
So what is the key to living the law of attraction? Why is your life doesn’t reflect what you say you want to attract? I could have called this episode, the key to living the law of attraction because truth be told. The key to living the law of attraction is revealed in today’s episode of The Success Sculpting Show. I called this episode “Why What You Want Ain’t What You Got” because this is a critical element of the law of attraction that has been overlooked. Now, chances are you may of heard that before from some guru… or guuuroooos trying to ride the fame of The Secret and popularity of the law of attraction. However when I tell you there is something left it. I mean it and this is not hype to try to sell you something. If you’re really looking for the the key to living the law of attraction, then what you will discover in today’s episode is going to be epic. What they have left out is what I call “the 2-way traffic of the law of attraction” and it’s so critical it explains why you have what you have and what you don’t have what you want. There are some interesting things we will cover in this episode and they just may shed some light on what things are they way they are in your life, relationships, money and more. It’s my hopes that once you listen to this, you will finally see how to building your ideal life. If that interest you, then hit play and let’s get started. You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce Pinterest * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
Stephen Pierce Momentum Mixx – Motion, Action Forward Progress This Track 2 of the Stephen Pierce Momentum Mixx motivational series. The message is about motion, action, forward progress. To succeed at whatever you choose to do, we must move beyond thinking about it, talking about it and hoping for it. We most take focused relentless action that leads to positive motion, action, and forward progress. We become shaped and build character and discipline by taking action. When taking action we will make mistakes, have setbacks and have to face obstacles and even overcome odds. Like fire purifying gold and severe pressure on a rock creating a diamond, the greatest of flames and the pressure cooker of success is found only when we take action. When we get into motion and when you start progressing forward. Taking action is your biggest teacher, everything else is an assumption. Sure, we can read books, watch videos, listen to audios and attend workshops and seminars. In that process, we are acquiring information. Knowledge is displayed through the implementation of that information and from that implementation (taking action) we build wisdom. Whatever it is you want in life, it will require motion, action and forward progress. So click play or download this newest track from the Stephen Pierce Momentum Mixx. Enjoy! You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
Stephen Pierce – Momentum Mixx – Your Why and Your Willingness This a Momentum Mixx motivational track message laid to music is about having your why and your willingness to succeed. You won’t be willing to do whatever it takes to win if you don’t have you unmoveable, unshakable reason why you must succeed clear. Your why is the fuel to your willingness. Without your why your willingness will be hard to come by. Your why will have you to do whatever it takes regardless of the obstacles, the setbacks, and the pain. Your why will have you marching forward until… until you succeed. Always figuring out a way and shifting gears when one gear isn’t working. With your why clear, you won’t be willing to do it “if” because there will be no contingencies. You will be all in on succeeding. It doesn’t matter who believes you or believes in you. It won’t matter who goes with you and who abandons you. Your why is all you will need and your willingness will be immeasurable, unconquerable and unstoppable… YOU WILL SUCCEED! Once you realize you can be unstoppable, you will become unstoppable. It first takes you recognizing it and owning your own unstoppability. So listen to this Momentum Mixx, allow it to pump you up, motivate you and get you going with unstoppable clarity on what you want and why you want it. Enjoy! You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
In this episode of The Success Sculping Show with Stephen Pierce, we look at the 5 Pillars of Strength and How To Be Mentally Strong. Today Stephen Pierce discusses how to get mentally strong as part of the 5 pillars of strength. Those 5 Pillars include * Your Meaning * Your Mind * Your Marketing * Your Mentors * Your Momentum To understand how these all relate and contribute to your strength, hit the play about and listen to this fascinating conversation wy Stephen Pierce on the 5 Pillars of Strength and How To Be Mentally Strong. Regardless of what you want to be, do, have, accomplish, create or contribute in life, strength and being strong is a requirement. The reason it’s important to know how to be mentally strong is that you will always face obstacles, challenges, and setbacks. Life will always test our will and our resolve to have something. Life will always ask us to show that we not only what that thing, but we deserve it based on what we are willing to overcome. I have a saying that goes like this “Your outcome is based on what you’re willing to overcome.” Strength, knowing how to be mentally strong and getting strong mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally can help us to face anything. Not that strength makes challenges any easier, however, it does make it easier to face those challenges and push through the challenges. So listen to today’s episode and discover how to be mentally strong. You can follow me on Social Media here: * Stephen Pierce Facebook Personal Page * Stephen Pierce Facebook Fanpage * Stephen Pierce Twitter * Stephen Pierce Pinterest * Stephen Pierce YouTube Stephen Pierce Success Sculpting Show is also available on Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and iHeartRadio. * Stephen Pierce on Stitcher * Stephen Pierce on Google Play * Stephen Pierce on iTunes * Stephen Pierce on iHeartRadio
On today’s show, we’re going to be flying high with C Edward Moten, a cutting-edge entrepreneur and a servant for safe and luxurious travel. Ed is CEO of Dominion Charter Ltd, a company that was birthed about eight years ago. His ability to understand seamless travel put the company in a position to facilitate exceptional travel for those in business while giving more time to the perfection of the process. Being a history buff, Ed set out to ensure that for clients of Dominion Charter Ltd, time management would lead to life management. The focus became the process of spending more human capital much better for better results at home, as well as in the boardroom. Ed has an extensive theological training and he once thought that theology would be his lot in life. The most significant thing for Ed at this point in his life is seeking to solve problems with travel, one client at a time, and it should be noted that Ed owns one of the few minority-owned charter jet companies. Years ago, while working as a paralegal, Ed learned the importance of the best you and today, we’re going to learn from him what that means. [00:02:15] The Difference between a Polished Person and a Progressive Person When you’re polished, it gives the assumption that you have arrived, and when you have that attitude, you plateau. On the other hand, when you’re progressive, you understand that opportunity is always evolving, and opportunity gets greater as you evolve. To progress, you can learn by watching others, learn by reading, and make sure you stay connected to what works. [00:08:41] If You Want to Seize the Opportunity, You Must Die to Self Ed had to learn to give up his inclination to a comparative conversation in order to be open to opportunities. We sometimes get set in ways that paralyze us from recognizing or pursuing new opportunities. [00:11:57] It Takes Wisdom to Unhook Yourself from Destructive Tendencies Begin with being honest with yourself, recognizing both the good and bad in you, and decide what you want to change about yourself in pursuit of progress. To accept the truth is to understand that truth is a fact, no matter how you feel about it. And it will be that fact, whether you like it or shrink back from it. There are four steps to unhooking yourself: * Acknowledge truth * Accept truth * Articulate truth * Authenticate truth [00:20:07] Getting to Self-Honesty People won’t always give an honest opinion because they are being sensitive to your relationship. They might give a more positive opinion than you need at the time or one that is more negative than you need, based on the temperature of your relationship, and it can be dangerous. [00:29:04] Dealing with Stress, Strain, and Struggle When It Comes to Business Ed deals with stress, strain and struggle by focusing on his desired end for being in business. No matter what he sees or experiences, it does not distract him from that desired end. He knows that conflicts will come because they are part of the process, and he has learned that you don’t always have to open your mouth and defend yourself. As scripture says, even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise! [00:33:59] It’s a Routine but Is It Right? If somebody else’s routine works for them, that’s great. But if that routine does not yield to you what it yielded to them, before you beat yourself up over it, reroute yourself. Look only for the principles in the routine that are right and then apply them. [00:38:51] Have an Affirming and Positive Outlet When You’re Discouraged Any person who feels that they will advance without obstacles, opponents, or any odds, is fooling themselves. Discouragement is like the speed bump on your way to where you are going. Ed’s positive outlet is reading: someday, he might write a book about the psychology of entrepreneurs.
Today, we have with us none other than Steve Olsher, the world’s foremost reinvention expert, famous for helping individuals and corporations become exceptionally clear on their WHAT, the one thing they were created to do. His practical no-holds-barred approach to life and business propels his clients towards achieving massive profitability while also cultivating a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution. Steve has over 25 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, and as chairman and founder of Liquor.com, he is the online pioneer of this company which launched on CompuServe’s Electronic Mall in 1993. He is also the author of New York Times Bestseller What is your WHAT? and the business technology book of the year, Internet Prophets. An international keynote speaker and in-demand media guest, Steve has appeared on CNN, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneurs on Fire, and countless other media outlets. He hosts the #1 radio show podcast Reinvention Radio. If you are trying to reinvent yourself and get a new life, this show is for you. Reinventing Yourself for Success [00:02:45] Three Steps to Discovering Your WHAT To live a life of fulfillment, purpose, and conviction, you need to understand what your WHAT is. Steve explains three steps to discovering your WHAT. * Understand your core gift, e.g., teaching, entertaining, healing, or protecting. * Understand the primary vehicle that you will use to share your gift. * Understand the people that you are most compelled to serve. [00:10:21] What Does Reinventing Mean? It does not mean you have to change anything about yourself and who you are. It’s a matter of shedding the shackles of the personalities, expectations, whims, and agendas of other people and getting to the essence of who you truly are. [00:12:40] The Difference between Your WHY and Your WHAT Your WHY is something that you choose and is reflective of why you do what you do, whereas your WHAT is reflective of what is in your DNA; it is already within you. [00:20:00] Four Paths That Lead toward Discovering Your WHAT * The Birthers: These are people who have known from the womb who they are and what it is they’re most compelled to do. * The Shifters: They are usually already in the right environment, but they need to make a subtle adjustment to the What is your WHAT? framework and get fired up about life again. * The “Reinventors”: People who do a 180° turn on what they were doing, like the corporate attorney who closes shop to become a surfing instructor. * The Wanderers: Most people wander through life without a clear understanding of what their WHAT is. [00:24:50] The Turning Point An experience with mortality made Steve question his life’s purpose and what his legacy will be. He decided to start helping people live a more fulfilling life by sharing with them the tips, tools, and strategies that had worked well in his life. [00:35:15] Why Steve is Giving Away Free Ebooks Steve is happy to give the book for free and be like the first domino that sets things in motion. The more people find their WHAT and impact others, the more the world will be a better place. [00:38:30] Internet Prophets This book is the result of conversations with 25 of the world’s leading experts who give insights on how to leverage the power of the internet and profit online. [00:43:02] Find Your WHAT before College Unless someone is clear on what their WHAT is and what it is that they want to do, college might not be the right choice. Too many people end up taking a major that they have no interest in and then going into an unrelated field after graduation. [00:44:16] The Last Word You are the solution to someone else’s problem. There are people that are praying for you to show up in their life right now.
Would you like to know how to change your life? If the answer is yes and you want to know how to change your life, then hit play and listen to today’s episode. [00:05:00] The Psychological Effect There are two parts of the brain; the conscious and the subconscious. Your conscious mind is like a coach while your subconscious mind is like the players in a game. In the same way that players do whatever the coach instructs them to do, your subconscious mind obeys the messages that you feed it with. Coach your subconscious mind to work towards success by controlling five types of messages: * Where you focus your thoughts: Focus on positive future outcomes instead of past disappointments. * Self-talk: Rather than saying destructive things and talking to yourself about past failures, say something constructive that will support you. Talk to yourself about previous successes and future positive expectations. * Mental Images: Replace images of failure with images that envision your success. * Feelings: Refuse to harbor feelings of doubt and apprehension. * Beliefs: Believe that this is something you can do. [00:12:06] You Have Control over What You Do with the Bad You may not be able to control what person comes into your life speaking negative things to you, but you can control the amount of awareness and energy you give it. You can choose not to spend time and energy stressing over negative talk and past bad experiences. [00:14:17] You Cannot Make Money and Excuses at the Same Time A big dream-destroyer is to keep doing what is convenient and comfortable instead of doing what will make you great. Change your thinking patterns. When thoughts of “I can’t” begin to cloud your mind, stop them and immediately replace them with thoughts of “I can.” [00:19:57] The One Thing That We Can Control Many of us spend time frustrated about things that we have no control over, sometimes worrying about the future and things that have not yet happened. That is a destructive way of thinking. You have the power to reject thoughts that don’t support you. [00:28:07] Some Truths About Money The first truth is that debt is okay if you know what to do with it. Use borrowed money to invest in things that appreciate to give you a positive ROI. The second truth is that money never sleeps, so find a system that allows you to make money 24/7. Put your money where you can earn passive residual income. When you stop working and you stop getting paid, you’ll still have money coming in. [00:39:25] Take Action Nothing happens until you take action. Begin by taking advantage of other people’s wisdom through reading books and taking courses. It is said that people who make the most money have the hugest libraries because they’re continuously learning. But having the right information is useful only if you use it. Action may require that you rearrange your schedule to invest time into a new venture or borrow funds to get started. Be decisive and do what you need to do to get to where you want to go. [00:45:43] Understanding the Process Will Help You Have Patience Impatience prevents many from becoming successful; either they overestimate how fast something can happen, or they underestimate what is required of them to make it happen. As a result, they quit before their investment of time, money, and energy has had a chance to yield results. Understanding the process gives you the sense to allow enough time for efforts to materialize. [00:57:13] Making Progress Is a Personal Choice By our choices or by what we’re focusing on, we are either helping to manifest our goals, or sabotaging ourselves. The power that every single one of us has in common is the power of choice.
Today, I want to talk about seven barriers to success because I believe understanding these barriers is critical to you becoming successful. So, if you want to identify these barriers to success that could be holding you back and want to understand how to break through any of these barriers to success, then click play and let’s get to it. [00:00:45] Barriers to Success #1: Being Reasonable Being reasonable means going for what we think we can get versus what it is we really want. Just because you haven’t accomplished that thing yet doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish it, and just because you haven’t done it before, doesn’t mean you can’t do it. There’s a difference between possibilities and probabilities. Anything is possible, but what is “probable” depends on what you are doing now. Focus on increasing the probabilities and don’t mind what other people think is realistic. Dare to be unreasonable. [00:08:59] Barriers to Success #2: More of the Same We want to make sure that what we are doing is what we should be doing. Continuing to do more of what we’ve done before is not necessarily the right thing. Remember that things are constantly shifting around us, so what worked before does not guarantee success today. Think about companies like Pan American Airlines and Blockbuster which were once market leaders. They got caught up in doing more of the same and lost their position. Step back and evaluate where you are now and where you want to be in a few months or years. Do you need to do things differently or do you need to do different things? [00:17:56] Barriers to Success #3: Doubt Doubt means believing in your limits instead of your unlimited potential. Granted, we’re influenced by environments, by people, personalities, and attitudes, and sometimes we can become influenced by what happened in our past. But once you set your mind and energy on something, doubt is an abuse of your belief system. In fact, it’s a personal abuse because we’re the ones that choose our doubts. The antidote is to have faith. Start by looking backward on what you have already accomplished in life and all the skills you have acquired along the way. Choose to have faith that you have what it takes to achieve your goals. [00:28:17] Barriers to Success #4: Faith in The Familiar We find comfort in old routines yet if we want a new result, we must be prepared to get out of our comfort zone. Even if you’re happy with the same result, you have to know when it’s necessary to change. In 2007, 2008, 2009, people were continuing to do the familiar; getting up, going to work, doing their jobs, but they got laid off. Something had changed dramatically, and it was out of their control. Comfort, like procrastination, is hypnotic but what makes you comfortable is not what’s going to make you great. Decide where you want to go. [00:32:42] Barriers to Success #5: Picking the wrong risk Risks are inevitable in life. When you risk being in love, you risk being hurt. When you risk winning, you risk losing. The question is, will this risk move me towards my goals, vision, and mission, or is it going to keep me defending what it is that I have? Where there is a small risk, there is probably only small rewards and small winnings. Use your intelligence and get proper counsel but go out there and risk it all to win it all. You’ve got one life, don’t put it on the shelf because you’re afraid of losses. [00:35:55] Barriers to Success #6: Passivity There are those that want to succeed, and then there are those that refuse to live without it. Those that only want success are relaxed in their comfort zone, talking about it, wishing and wanting,
Melinda Emerson Shares Small Business Advice to Succeed as Your Own Boss In today’s episode, we have the SmallBizLady herself, Melinda Emerson, America’s #1 Small Business Expert. She is an internationally known keynote speaker and is founder and president of Quintessence Group, an award-winning marketing consulting firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Melinda is an expert on small business startups, business development, and social media marketing, and her small business advice is widely read, reaching more than three million entrepreneurs every week online. She is frequently quoted by media organizations including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News. Melinda hosts #Smallbizchat, the longest running live chat on Twitter for small business owners; Forbes Magazine named her the #1 Woman for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter. She publishes her resource blog at succeedasyourownboss.com which is syndicated by the Huffington Post. Melinda is the author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months which is in its second edition, and the e-book, How to Become a Social Media Ninja. [00:03:13] Start with a Life Plan before a Business Plan It takes 18-24 months for a small business to break even, and in the first few years, there is a lot of sacrifices involved. Without proper planning, people quit good jobs to start a business and then end up hating it because they didn’t think it through. [00:08:34] Being Successful in Business Requires Discipline You must use financial information to make business decisions. Have proper discipline and focus, in setting up structures, systems, processes, and plans for your business. Melinda explains how to avoid being a conference junkie; be disciplined about the events you attend and use a networking strategy. [00:19:31] The 6 C’s of Social Media Communication * Connect: Find out where your target is online * Communicate: Decide what you will communicate * Content: communicate with helpful content * Consistency: communicate consistently * Community: become a trusted member of the community * Commerce: after you gain trust, you can turn the relationship into commerce [00:23:38] Tips for Starting Your Own Business in 12 Months Make sure that you have something to offer the marketplace and then plan your transition from having a job to starting a business. Know how you will fund your business and come up with your own marketing plan. [00:31:27] Some Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail The number one reason is that people don’t think about how hard it is to run a business. Secondly, people often don’t have a network to sell to. Third, people fail to nurture their existing customers. Fourth, people don’t save enough money before starting a business. Fifth, they fail to manage their business on a budget. [00:45:26] A Crash Course in Social Media Start by having your website ready and a way of capturing email addresses of the people who visit. Next, identify your niche target customers and where they hang out online. Then have a content strategy and an editorial calendar. Be patient because when you start a blog, it takes anywhere from 6-12 months to get a comment. [00:57:20] Every Successful Person Needs a Coach Oprah has three coaches. If you can’t afford to hire a coach, pull together a kitchen cabinet of advisors, people you trust to be your confidential sounding board. Your kitchen cabinet should include an entrepreneur, a potential customer, a mentor, and someone with professional skills like a lawyer or accountant. [01:04:38] Tap into the Real Power Source Your power source is in talking to the one who knows us all. If God put it in you, He’s already put all the things around you to execute it. But you have to activate it.