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If you want to make changes in your own life - I'm talking HUGE changes - you need to learn leadership at some point. If you want to be, live, and earn on an average level, act like the masses. If not, learn to be a leader.
When people ask me how they can reach their goals, acquire the lifestyle they want, and succeed in making their dreams their reality. What they are really asking is, "how do I become a leader? In my field, in my family, in my own life?"
A lot of the time people don't even realize what the right question is, which is why they never get their answer! If you want to be a success, be happy in life, earn more money, become closer with your family, inspire yourself and others...you have to become a leader. There are three major things to remember in order to accomplish this:
1) Don't Be Average
Jerry Rice said, "Today I will do ... Read more
Fear is one of the main things that holds people back from achieving their dreams. It is the crusher of hopes, the killer of true happiness. So, how do you overcome it? Let me teach you.
One of the benefits of studying psychology and the subconscious mind is that I get to see how things like fear happen. The best part is, I've broken down fear to a point where it has no power over me, and can't stop me from doing anything.
I know from experience that fear can be debilitating. For a lot of people, it's the one thing holding them back. So how do you get over it? How do you push past what scares you, to live your dreams rather than live your fears? Well, there are three main ways:
1) Avoid Hyper-Focusing
"Hyper-focusing" is a term I coined that refers to our tendency to over-focus ... Read more
People are always looking for ways to cope with stress and anxiety. It's simple, really. It just requires a small change of mindset.
Stress and anxiety are things that everyone deals with on a day-to-day basis. Whether you run your own business, have hundreds of employees working for you, are a stay-at-home parent, have a job in corporate America, or you're a student...EVERYONE deals with stress and anxiety; some better than others. So what's the secret to coping with it productively?
There are two secrets, actually. Watch the video below ... Read more
When a client asked me how I earned a 33% raise in TWO MONTHS and went from an average employee to an exceptional one, I thought of ONE secret that I used. It's so simple...not easy to implement, but simple to understand. This is it.
The thing I first became known for in the personal development industry was going from a mundane job at a Fortune 100 company to a giant promotion and a 33% raise in 2 months. People have asked me how I did that, and I don't blame them!
I usually refer them to my program, Your Subconscious Mind Is Listening, because it's the program I created and followed myself AS I was going through that transformation. But then people asked me for a breakdown, a simple idea they could use to get a similar result in their lives...for FREE. My goal is to help as many people as possible, so I thought, why not?
1) The ONE Idea
First of all, read this quote from Malala Yousafzai ... Read more
Making fast, deliberate change in your life can be hard, and it can even seem impossible if you don't know where to start. Take these four things in your life that you can change today, and tomorrow you might be amazed at how quickly your life has turned around.
People ask me all the time: "Daniel...how did you make such drastiv changes in your life so quickly?" They ask because I went from an average employee lacking happiness, focus, and direction, to a 33% raise, a promotion, and then to owning my own business in the span of 6 months.
The trick is to MAKE the change you want to see in your life, and it isn't as hard as it seems. You have power over everything in your life...you just need to learn how to use that power to get the changes you want. Here are 4 things you can change in your life right now to get yourself on the right track.
1) Change Your Mind
The first change HAS to happen inside of you. If you don't take responsibility ... Read more
I've realized that people have a very skewed view of success and how to get it. If you're frustrated because you've tried over and over again to reach your goal, study this list and see if you're using one of the secrets. Even ONE of these things will help you to start living your dreams. Using of all these will make you unstoppable, but all you need is one.
Someone asked me recently, "what's the secret to getting ahead in life?" While I could have answered that it was "hard work" or "perseverance," I didn't. Instead I gave a much lengthier answer, even though both of those answers are correct.
People typically call these the "secrets" of getting ahead in life, but they aren't really secrets. Rather, they are four fundamental areas, only one of which you need to be successful and get ahead of the competition. Let's dive in.
1) Hard Work
I know I said that "hard work" wasn't the answer...what I meant was ... Read more
You only get one lifetime, so you should focus on bringing as much happiness into that lifetime as possible. If your days aren't bringing you consistent happiness and joy, something HAS to change. Learn how to make small changes in your life to build happiness and fulfillment, and then apply that courage and motivation to change the major aspects of your life to do the same.
It's so easy to settle in life. When we live from day to day, it's easy to let things that we aren't happy with persist, and lose sight of what would truly make us happy and fulfilled. You have to make sure, if you ever want to live what you would describe as the "perfect life," that you keep happiness in your life.
It may seem obvious, but I see so many people who forget that life is supposed to be HAPPY. They do what I call hyper-focusing...they get lost in their daily lives and forget to think about the bigger picture: you only get one lifetime, and that lifetime is the ONLY time you have to be happy. So how do you do it? How do you keep happiness in your life?
Start With The Small Things
It's easy to settle for things in life, in all areas. But the best way to start making the change ... Read more
Learning how to fail effectively is essential if you ever want to be successful in life. Success doesn't mean the lack of failure...everyone fails. EVERYONE. Success is a state in which everything in your life, including your failures, are geared toward making you happy and successful. Learn HOW to fail effectively.
If there's one thing I know, it's that failure isn't fun. I've failed so many times in my life, and that's ultimately why I am successful. A while ago I wrote a post for a friend's blog about failure. I wrote that everyone fails. The successful people just fail better.
It sounds backwards, but it isn't. Anyone who is successful has failed...that is a given. So what separates those people from everyone else who fails and never succeeds, never makes it big? There are two important things you need to know in order to understand the difference.
Two Ways To Deal With Failure
There are two ways to deal with failure, and they separate humans into two categories ... Read more
If you want more in life, there are really two ways to ensure you'll get it: persistence, or redefine what you NEED. Everyone gets what they settle for in life, what they need. So if you decide you want something, you might not get it. If you decide you NEED something, you're guaranteed to get it. It's really that simple.
Well, really there are two secrets. The first one you know already, because it's a technique we use when we're kids. We ask "why," and we get an answer, and we ask "why" again and again until the person arguing with us gives up. Persistence is the first secret...just don't be annoying!
The second secret is not to want whatever it is. You might be thinking that's a sneaky way of making sure you get what you want, but I assure you it isn't what it sounds like! Read on:
You Get What You Need...
The most important thing to realize is that everyone gets what they NEED ... Read more
If your dream is big enough to challenge you, which it should be, then getting there is going to be painful at times. It's difficult to look at your life and not see what you want, not see what you've been working on for so long. You have to have the persistence to work through that pain, because it's what stops most people from being successful.
As I moved away from corporate America and began building my brand and company, I learned so much priceless information...but what I value even more than that is what I learned about life and success in general.
I now understand that if you want to reach your goals and live your dreams, it's going to require incredible amounts of tenacity, strength, and will. And as I grew each day of my journey, I understood more about what success takes, and more importantly what I was capable of doing. One of those things is the endurance of pain, and the total mindset change to understand that some pain is actually good for you.
Why Success Is Painful
Growth in any area requires that you move outside of your comfort zone ... Read more
In all areas of life we are conditioned to believe that acquiring knowledge is a good thing, that it will help us grow and succeed. I'd like to challenge that. I think there is more to growing and succeeding than knowledge. Of course, if you want to make a change in any area of your life, you NEED knowledge you don't have right now to do it. But I think that acquiring knowledge is only step one.
For quite some time now I have been reading a book every week because I share the opinion with many other successful people that the more knowledge you possess, the more readily you will find success in life. Warren Buffet famously said, "the more you learn, the more you earn."
There have been speed readers and chronic readers who delight in turning pages and acquiring knowledge...but perhaps it's time to ask: is all of that knowledge worth it? Let's take a closer look at knowledge and how much power it really brings into your life.
So I Should Just Give Up Reading?
Absolutely not! The truth remains: reading is one of the fastest and most productive ways most of us acquire knowledge. By reading the right 300-page book, you can be acquiring YEARS of experience and knowledge accrued ... Read more
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