Over this past week, I came across a fantastic video on YouTube (linked below). In this video five women, CEOs share their top secrets to success. While success looks different for everyone, the insights shared within this video can help you no matter who you are. The journey to reaching your dreams can often be long and tedious, but remaining focused on what is on the other side of the grind is much more beneficial than being uncomfortable temporarily.
“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them” -Chris Grosser
The critical thing to understand about success is it starts by taking advantage of the opportunities that are in front of you. Success requires you to work hard and be dedicated even when you do not see results. It requires that you learn to produce your best even when no one is watching. Success starts with taking opportunities and maximizing them. It starts with learning to stop sitting on your ideas and visions and creating them into a reality. These ladies did that, and their insight can help you get the push you need to do it also. Today I want to share with you five success tips the stories of successful entrepreneurs can teach you.
1.) Embrace your difference
We can get so focused on everyone else’s program to success that we start duplicating what they did. When we see others succeeding in a certain way, we can develop a mindset that their way is the best and only way to success. While this may seem like a resolution, I ensure you, it is not. People are not looking for replicas; they are looking for the difference in the crowd.
Just because someone has a lifestyle blog does not mean that you can’t too, but find creative ways to share your content. Your unique ability is what will attract others to you. We all have a unique vibe that we bring to the table, being confident in what you have to offer is the number one way to succeed! Instead of allowing your difference to limit you, let it motivate you to reach new people in a new way. Being different is a good thing!
2.) Instead of focusing on WHY NOT focus on HOW can you!
It is our human nature to focus on negative rather than the positive. It is easy to talk yourself out of doing something instead of figuring out how to reach your goals and be successful. Start by refocusing on your game plan. Instead of focusing on things that limit your success, find ways to conquer! Success starts with you being determined to face adversity head-on, knowing that you will not allow it to win! Some of the best ideas and inventions never take off because the person was so focused on the limits instead that they lost the opportunity to create something amazing!
Being success minded starts with training your mind to focus on what looks like a challenge and to see it as an opportunity.
Do not allow your obstacles to win!
Well friends, I know I said five tips and I promise they are coming, but since this post was getting lengthy I decided to do a part 2. Come back next Thursday for part two!