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    13 Secrets to Being Super Successful 

    Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.

    Their thinking is, “I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go” They know success doesn’t come to them. They have to go out and get it for themselves.

    Here are 13 ways super successful people manage to be so successful.

    1. Super successful people are always prepared.

    Prepare for opportunities by creating a comprehensive strategic plan incorporating your vision, values, and goals. This means a strong understanding of the new knowledge environment. To multiply the options available to you and make the most of them, keep learning and becoming better at what you do every day.

    2. Super successful people speak their mind.

    Be consistently candid and honest. Make it a point to speak what’s on your mind without fear of judgment. By speaking the truth and being honest, you can support your words with actions that will help you pursue your success. Simply thinking for yourself can make you unforgettable.

    3. Super successful people honor their values.

    Formulate your own code of conduct based on your most important values, and make sure your conduct is grounded in it. If you value excellence, make everything you do excellent; if it’s teamwork, make everything about doing things together.

    4. Super successful people harness their mental toughness.

    Everyone faces challenges and obstacles. Whatever yours look like, overcome them with hard work, resilience, and tenacity. Surround yourself with good people who can see things from a different perspective and shed light on the darkest of situations. Finally, walk through your fears to make yourself mentally tough. When you do, you will begin to attract more opportunities and be known as someone who can take the heat.

    5. Super successful people embody their self-assurance.

    Be confident in yourself without requiring constant input or feedback from others. Instead, develop the ability to get work done independently without any hand-holding as a path to confidence in your own capabilities and competence. Lead with confidence but ask for help when you need it.

    6. Super successful people manage their stress.

    There will always be something that goes wrong, something that causes stress, something that isn’t working, something that’s upsetting. Learning the stress management techniques that work for you will not only make you successful but help you become a positive example to others.

    7. Super successful people are constantly pushing past their status quo.

    The difference between someone who’s highly successful and someone who’s simply in a position of authority is easy to spot — the highly successful person will continue to work on improving his or her skills. After a certain amount of success, the temptation to maintain the status quo is great, but a commitment to always keep growing, learning, and evolving will always pay off.

    8. Super successful people successfully maintain their discipline.

    The key to a disciplined life is identifying the most important things to you and establishing barriers to protect those things. There will always be people, opportunities, ideas, and distractions coming at you all at once, but by being disciplined and purposeful, you can be open and still stay in control. Knowing what to say yes to and what to turn down can be the difference between success and failure.

    9. Super successful people are always challenging themselves.

    It’s a wonderful thing when you can find a new way to express a concept — to see with fresh eyes and communicate the things most people overlook. Work every day to find new perspectives on challenging ideas and new ways to convey them that bring others on board.

    10. Super successful people know how to embrace their discomfort.

    Learn to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Many people start out with great intentions but are unable to move forward because they fear rejection, failure, or a bruised ego. Find ways to identify and process your fear, leave your comfort zone, and embrace the things that challenge you.

    11. Super successful people are exemplary conductors of their lives.

    Most successful people are adept at planning, coordination, and collaborating — and they got there by building habits of organizing, arranging, systemizing, and scheduling to make things happen. You can start today to do the same, become a conductor, bring together different elements seamlessly and effectively. This will be the hallmark of your success.

    12. Super successful people are consistently working on their impact.

    Influence is about being able to cajole, encourage, and incentivize people. It’s not about elevating yourself but lifting up others. Other forms of power are limited by what you can command or control, but working on your impact allows your ideas to expand far beyond your personal limits.

    13. Super successful people are always holding themselves to a higher standard.

    More than anything else, high standards are a prerequisite for success. You will always have opportunities to cut corners, do things halfway, and show up halfheartedly, but if you hold yourself and others to a higher standard, you’ll be surprised at how much they (and you) can stand out and succeed.

     


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    THE LEADERSHIP GAP

    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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    8 Conflicting Habits of Wildly Successful People 

    We know there are certain habits that the most successful people tend to share. But if you’re looking to emulate those habits, you’ve probably run up against an obstacle: they often seem to contradict each other. To achieve your own wild success, you need to understand how they all fit together.

    Here are the eight most common sets of conflicting habits shared by successful people:

    1. They’re mellow but they know how to be blunt. They understand that you can be mellow and speak plainly. You don’t always have to be loud to make your point; you can spend most of your time in quiet agreement, then speak your mind straight out when it’s important. If you’re always dialed up to the highest volume people will stop listening to you, but if you know when to say what, and how, people will listen.

    2. They’re passionate but they know how to be objective. Many people believe that passionate people are by nature emotional, high-energy, frenzied people with one thing on their mind. That stereotype may be true in some cases, but successful people balance their passion with objectivity. They know how to be unbiased and pragmatic when they need to be. Even if their passion is second to none, they can detach if it will help bring their goals within reach.

    3. They’re rational thinkers but rely on their intuitive mind. Most successful people are gifted rational thinkers. They are reasonable about what they want to accomplish, practical and process oriented. But they seem to consider their sixth sense a secret weapon–this instinct, this gut feelings that overrides any rational thought and once in a while holds the solution they need. Successful people make use of both sides of their thinking.

    4. They have high energy but a calm demeanor. Show me a successful person and I’ll show you someone with vitality and vivacity, backed up with a calm drive and gentle ardor. It’s the combination that makes the successful truly successful. They have exuberance and strength, enthusiasm and pragmatism. Their energy is intense but always controlled and focused, never scattershot or frazzled.

    5. They work hard and play hard. Unless you’re tremendously lucky, success requires hard work and long hours over many years of dedication and determination. You might think that wouldn’t leave time for anything else, but successful people know how to take breaks and regroup to keep their drive up. You won’t see them looking at their phone checking email when they’re on vacation or out with friends or spending time with their families. They let go so they can come back fresh and energized.

    6. They’re introverts who come across as extroverts. How many times have you heard a truly successful person–one who’s constantly in the spotlight, who speaks in front of large crowds and leads thousands of people–say “Oh, I’m really an introvert”? Most successful people are introverts by nature who have taught themselves to act like extroverts when they need to. It makes sense; you need to be available and accessible, but you also need time to reflect and be mindful. Successful people seek the balance between the two extremes.

    7. They may not speak much but they have a lot to say. If you observe people in groups, you’ve probably noticed that the smartest and most successful person in the room is often doing more listening than talking. It’s not they don’t have anything to say, but that they know they can learn more by listening. Most successful people have acquired a lot of wisdom on their journey and many of them are happy to share it. But they know that if they want to keep learning, they need to listen more than they speak.

    8. They’re modest but proud. Taking pride in your work is important for success and achieving goals; it’s what drives people to do better and be more. But a proud person can also be humble. It takes a well-grounded person to strike the right balance. One thing to watch for is that successful people know that what they accomplished took a team. They don’t try to pretend they got where they are on their own, and this truth keeps them humble.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” As you work to develop your own style of leadership and success, learn to embrace your own contradictions and let them add depth and texture to everything you do.

     


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    THE LEADERSHIP GAP

    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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  • feedwordpress 00:25:51 on 2018/06/11 Permalink
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    3 Habits You Need to Crush to Be Successful 

    When the success we want remains out of reach, it’s natural human nature to want to blame something.

    The opportunity wasn’t right.

    The timing was bad.

    Someone or something got in the way.

    It was an unlucky day.

    More often than not, though, we hinder our own success. That statement is not meant to be victim-blaming or judgmental, but a simple statement that you can improve the odds of your success by looking at your own actions and asking yourself whether they undermine you or give you confidence.

    Here are the three particularly bad habits that others aren’t even able to see, that will hinder or even prevent your success if left unchecked.

    1. Not believing in yourself. Every successful person–man, woman, or child–is a big dreamer. They’re constantly imagining what their future may be, and they work hard toward a vision or goal or purpose that’s connected to that future. But if you don’t believe in yourself, you are simply unable to chart your future–that’s an act that requires self-affirmation and belief in ourselves in the present. You simply cannot be ready for tomorrow with low self -esteem and a lack of confidence in the present. Success isn’t the end result; it’s found in the moment-to-moment shifts in the direction of your vision that happen when you believe in yourself. You can chart your future clearly and wisely only when you know yourself, accept yourself, and believe in yourself.

    2. Not following through. Talk is cheap, as they say. It’s easy to say you will do something; following through is the crucial step. If you fail to follow through for any reason, however valid, you are likely to hinder and even sabotage your success. Character is made in small moments of your life, moments in which you keep your promises and hold yourself responsible. Failure to complete the commitments you’ve made will, over time, affect your character. It will also set you up for judgment by others and even shaming.

    3. Not being honest with yourself. If you want to be a successful person, you have to be honest with yourself–a process that’s most frequently carried out on several levels. You have to understand your own strengths and weaknesses. People grow through their talents, skills and experience only if they can meet life honestly. This is where character is built and success is cultivated. There are many principles and beliefs we can have, but the one that is most prized is honesty–with oneself, to give us a foundation on which to build an adult character and success. Remember, character is much easier kept than recovered. You must be the person, who always does what is right–first by ourselves and then for others. Honesty and character are absolutely essential for success in any area of life.

    Bottom line: Success comes to those who are believe in themselves, following through and who are honest with themselves.

     


    N A T I O N A L    B E S T S E L L E R

    THE LEADERSHIP GAP

    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

    buy now

     


    Additional Reading you might enjoy:

     

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  • feedwordpress 23:15:02 on 2018/06/10 Permalink
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    8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night 

    The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It’s common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off.  How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it’s just as important–the time that bridges one day into the next.

    Train yourself to make that transition a great one with these eight evening habits borrowed from highly successful people.

    1. Read to learn.

    Growth requires learning, and the more topics you’re engaged and interested in, the more effective you can be. But there’s rarely time during the workday to feed your mind or learn something new. If you set aside some time to read in the evening, you’ll find it’s a relaxing way to expand your horizons. As a bonus, it can help you make the transition to a great night’s sleep, as long as you read from a book or an e-book with digital ink rather than the screen of a computer or smart device.

    2. Spend time with people you care about.

    One of the very best ways to nurture yourself is to spend time in the company of people you deeply connect with and care about. These are the people who bring out the best in you, the ones whose support and caring can fuel you through hard times. It doesn’t matter if it’s friends or family, and it doesn’t matter what you do–watching a movie together, taking a walk, or sharing a meal. The point is spending time together.

    3. Make time to do nothing.

    We spend so much of our time in busy-ness. The best antidote is to spend some time not doing anything. Turn off the screens and the sounds, find a quiet corner, and quiet your mind. You can choose to engage in structured meditation or prayer or just concentrate on your breath. A few moments set aside will center you and keep you focused, and it also promotes good sleep.

    4. Take stock.

    The end of the day is a great time to take stock of what’s been happening. Some people journal, others do a mental walk-through. Either way, ask yourself what’s working and what’s not, what needs your attention, what developments are significant. It’s a natural time to check in, and it keeps key concepts at the top of your mind as you prepare for the next morning.

    5. Work out.

    Especially if you’ve spent the entire day at your desk, don’t go to bed until you’ve found a way to move your body. Many people find a hard workout at the gym too stimulating for the evening hours, but a long walk, a yoga class, or even some simple stretches will help your body and leave you relaxed rather than revved up.

    6. Reset to refresh.

    If an active day of work and decision making leave you drained, find a ritual to help you reset your body and your thoughts so you can symbolically leave it behind instead of carrying today’s problems into tomorrow. It may be that one of the habits we’ve already discussed–especially exercise and meditation–covers this base. If not, try to create a habit that will signal your brain to reset, like taking a bath or having a cup of herbal tea.

    7. Get organized.

    Do as much as you can in the evening to organize and prepare for the morning. It creates a ritual you can walk through–prepare the coffee, pack anything you need to take with you, set out your clothes. You’ll sleep better knowing that the next day is likely to have a calm, effective start.

    8. Express gratitude.

    Making gratitude a nightly touchstone helps keep you content and happy. You may build it into another practice, like journaling or meditation, or just take a moment to jot down the top five things you’re grateful for each evening. Gratitude makes you more positive and optimistic, which in turn helps more good things happen.

    Good evening habits are all about unwinding and balance and letting go of the pressures of the day. It’s something that pays you back twice–giving you a relaxed, pleasant evening and a more energetic, productive following day.

     


    N A T I O N A L    B E S T S E L L E R

    THE LEADERSHIP GAP

    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

    buy now

     


    Additional Reading you might enjoy:

     

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  • feedwordpress 20:53:58 on 2018/06/10 Permalink
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    7 Things Really Successful People Never Do 

    What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.

    It’s a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, there are some habits that work and there are other habits that never should be repeated.

    If you’re not as successful as you want to be and you know you can do better, copy the habits of those who are successful.

    Just as important, eliminate any of your own habits that are holding you back. Here are seven top candidates–habits that successful people never allow:

    1. Believing you can please everyone. Once you truly understand that it’s impossible to please everyone, you learn not to even bother trying. It’s nothing but a recipe for disaster, misery and frustration–and one of the biggest keys to failure.

    2. Repeating what didn’t work the first time. Whether it’s in business, a job, or a relationship, successful people do not repeat the same mistakes. If it didn’t work the first time, they don’t try again expecting a different result. Successful people know that mistakes are for learning, not for repeating.

    3. Accepting short-term contentment over long-term value. Successful people know that things take time, and it’s the daily grind that in the end will get them to their dreams. It’s the small painful steps you go through day by day that will benefit you in the future. If you can make it through the pain you will get to the gain.

    4. Compromising themselves to fit in. Successful people never try to adjust themselves to fit in to the crowd. They understand that who they are is what they are, and they don’t try to change themselves for others. The bad news is that if you want to succeed, you are not going to fit in with everyone. The good news is that the great ones never do.

    5. Trusting something that looks too good to be true. No matter how great something looks on the surface, successful people do their due diligence and make sure that what they are looking at has actual value and is worthy of their time. They know that when something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

    6. Taking their eyes off their vision. One trait virtually all successful people share is focus. They never take their eyes off their visions, dreams and goals; they do what they need to do and they do it with meticulous determination. People who are successful know where they are going, and because they do, they succeed. It’s as simple as that.

    7. Disconnecting appearances and reality. Who you are on the inside should be what is reflected on the outside. The moment there is a disconnect between the two, there is dis-ease within yourself. Success requires that you bring all parts of who you are–inside and out–and that you keep everything in sync. It isn’t easy, but the people who are most successful never fragment themselves to be successful.

    Start today to examine your own habits, determine what’s leading you toward success and what’s in the way, and make the changes you need to–for the sake of your future.

     

     


    N A T I O N A L    B E S T S E L L E R

    THE LEADERSHIP GAP

    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

    buy now

     


    Additional Reading you might enjoy:

     

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