How do you succeed with nothing?
I am often asked whether it is, in fact, possible to succeed with nothing and my answer is a resounding “Yes!”
SO HOW DO you succeed with nothing?” you ask. Here are ten points to consider and use at your discretion.
The road to success starts with YOU. Start your journey by conducting a SWOT analysis on yourself. Knowing yourself and accepting who you are, are important steps in developing the self-confidence that will give you a competi-tive advantage.
Develop your confidence by placing yourself in situations where you can build, learn and experience. This does not have to be in your field of expertise, it can be any situation where you are able to network or conduct small deals or negotiations.
Being successful and having money
is a culture, a lifestyle and an attitude towards money and success. Having money, being rich and having a suc-cessful career is a culture and like attracts like. Conversely, the ”have not’s” exhibit a trend of not doing and blaming the world for not having.
PURPOSE IN LIFE
Your purpose in life will lay the founda-tion for your successes or failures. If your purpose is weak, you are off to a poor start, which will likely weaken further as challenges arise.
You may not want to hear this, but without the health and energy to pursue your goals it is game over. Being suc-cessful is not easy, nor is it difficult, it just requires having the energy to get things done without delay. You have to be battle ready at all times; procrastina-tion will deflect your success so far it may begin to seem like a myth.
If you are not exercising already, start now. This is not about achieving your ideal weight or the correct body fat ratios, it is about reducing stress so you can think faster on your feet.
You are a walking billboard for your business and an ambassador for your success, and as such networking is an all day, every day, everywhere function.
Passion for what you are doing or want to do is the ingredient that will keep you fighting fit on your road to success.
A question often asked is, “Can I have passion for wanting or having money?” The answer is absolutely YES, there
is nothing wrong with wanting to have money or being successful. The real question is how badly do you want it and what price are you willing to pay?
It is the relationships you establish with co-workers, bosses and customers where you are ‘the power of influence’ that gives you a competitive advantage. Dale Carnegies’s well known book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ is an excellent guide to creating and main-taining long-term relationships.
When you know what you want it is Massive Action time. “What is massive action?”, you ask. It means going to war for what you want; be it a promo-tion, starting a new business, acquiring funding or something more personal.
Going to war for what you want means you will not stop. If your current strategy is not yielding results, try some-thing new, take a break, regroup and try again. Plan and research all that must be done in order to achieve the desired result and if you have access to a suc-cess coach or mentor, they can help you get there even quicker.
ABILITY TO CHANGE
The ability to adapt will put you ahead in the game and the speed at which you adapt is a serious competitive advan-tage if you plan to succeed with nothing.
Controlling or attempting to control your emotions gives you power. No communication, whether verbal or non-verbal, has meaning until you ascribe meaning to it. Instead of imme-diately making a negative association, assess all possible meanings of the communication.
I am always telling people there is no bad news, just news. We are the ones who give the news meaning. For example, hearing that you car has been stolen could be good news if you con-sider that you may use this opportunity to buy the car of your dreams.
In conclusion, I leave you with this thought… Don’t quit, and remember, if you believe you can, then you can.