1. You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with
If things are not working out for you in life, look around. Maybe it’s time to get a new circle of influence?
Our attitudes, ideas and aspirations are all taken from our closet five. This can often mean best friends and even family.
It’s been said that if you are the smartest in your group, it’s time to find another group.
Food for thought.
I was at a private luncheon recently with Tony Robbins and he talked about the term “Proximity is Power”.
This means surround yourself with people that you want to emulate and be like and those that educate and inspire you.
Incredible results will ensue, I promise….
2. Work on harder on “yourself” than you do on your job
Personal development is absolutely the key, whatever you goals are in life.
Spend 30 minutes MINIMUM every day reading, watching YouTube videos, TedX talks or listening to audio books and learn from people that are successful.
Be motivated and inspired by the greats of the business and personal development world
Feed your mind.
Flush your brain with positive information and limit your exposure to negativity, especially newspapers and TV
Write in a journal daily.
Write your goals for the day and what you MUST accomplish.
Write down what you are grateful for.
Reflection and gratitude are very powerful.
Record your small wins, your large successes and ideas and concepts that come to you during the day.
The very act of writing these things down makes it very powerful when it comes to achieving results.
It allows your brain to “dump” this information onto paper, which frees up valuable creative brainpower and space.
Success leaves clues as they say.
If want to learn how to be successful, read about successful people.
If you want to improve your finances, study wealthy people.
If you want to improve your health then find the fittest, healthiest person you know and ask that person what they do on a daily basis.
Many people stay in bed for as long as possible and race to work with a coffee, through rush hour and arrive at the office in a job that they don’t particularly like.
Don’t be most people.
Get up an hour earlier than usual and work on YOURSELF
The pay off is immeasurable
3. Strengthen your body
I have talked about feeding your mind.
This is all irrelevant unless you strengthen your body. Take proper care of your diet and exercise regime.
Don’t be careless here.
Far too many people spend much of their life achieving and making money and being successful in business at the expense of their health. They then spend all of that money trying to regain their health, which very often is too little to late.
Make your nutrition a priority.
Get to the gym and engage in resistance training of some type.
If the gym isn’t your cup of tea, play a sport or pick a hobby that you enjoy and practice it regularly. The added bonus is that not only does your health increase; every other aspect of your life improves too.
Your work, family and relationships all improve when you are fit, healthy and strong.
4. When you are in the room, be in the room
Wherever you are, be there.
When you work, focus 100% on your work.
When it’s family time, turn your smart phone off and dedicate this time to your spouse and children.
Turn your attention to whatever you are doing in that moment. Work hard and play hard.
It’s a cliché but also very true.
Pay attention, listen, learn and above all care about what you are doing and whom you are with.
So there we have 4 tips that you could take action on immediately.
Easy to do…
Easy not to do
Take action today and reap the rewards.
All the best
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