Discovering the secrets to success
The majority of my life has been in search of why some people achieve amazing personal and financial success, and others, who appear to be smarter or have more talent, fail, or never come close to achieving their potential. Today we dive into the secrets to success you need to achieve your desired goal.
Why do some people become wealthy, healthy, and fulfilled, and others struggle their entire life? My findings are published in my second book, The 7 Principles of Becoming a Millionaire for Life.
While there are numerous secrets to success, today I share with you several that are critical for you to incorporate into your life.
You can watch the Secret to Success training here:
Evaluate Your Beliefs
The key to success begins with beliefs. We all have beliefs – some serve us, others don’t. “I don’t have time to complete these activities” is a belief (assuming you also operate on a 24-hour day). The reality is you can’t afford not to make things such as your health and, ultimately, your life a priority. Exercising and eating will give you more energy and stamina to grow your wealth and improve your life. Evaluating your beliefs and then replacing those that no longer serve you will help with almost any challenge.
Activities Vs. Results
The mindset to achieve success focuses on the activities required to achieve results.
Successful people understand the importance of setting goals and identifying HVAs (high-value activities). When identifying your goals, include every aspect of your life: personal, professional, financial, spiritual, social, etc. Just as we wouldn’t want to sit on a three-legged chair, if we wanted to remain sitting, we don’t want to create a three-legged life either! That is why you must balance your goals to balance your life.
Successful people are meticulous about spending most of their time completing their HVAs (high-value activities) and IPAs (income-producing activities). These are critical to achieving their goals and making their dreams a reality. Examples may include creating a financial plan, generating passive streams of revenue so they can spend more time with loved ones, or building wealth to leave to their family. Interestingly, their less successful counterparts often work more hours while producing significantly fewer results. This is because their time is spent on LVAs (low-value activities) that should be delegated to an assistant or NVAs (non-value activities) that should be eliminated.
While LVAs need to be completed. They do little to help us achieve our dreams – so delegate them! And while rest and relaxation are critical, spending mindless hours watching television is not.
Another difference between successful people is that they focus on the activities that generate results, not the results themselves. They track and measure their results to determine the changes they need to make in their daily activities so that they can generate the results they desire to achieve.
Operating at Peak Performance
Critical habits to operate at peak performance include getting adequate sleep, remaining hydrated, eating a healthy diet, and exercising. Studies show that you can increase your odds of sticking to an exercise regimen by up to 95% simply by exercising first thing in the morning. After researching exercise for our performance mastermind academy, I began exercising every morning for 60-75 minutes. It is such a part of my life that I feel entirely out of sorts when I miss it. The best news is that I have more energy and am in better shape than in my 20s!
One of the most important secrets to success is to FOCUS. When we focus and commit to achieve a goal and then continue working towards it, we dramatically increase our odds of making it a reality. Another interesting thing happens when we focus and commit; our attention shifts to achieving the goal instead of the challenges that may come our way. And if challenges do show up, as they often will, they don’t deter us from our goal.
Another key component to a money or success mindset is accountability. While we all know we need to be accountable, holding ourselves accountable can be challenging. In my research, few people have the discipline to do this effectively. For example, when we brought our Marketing System to market, we offered it as a stand-alone product. People bought it and were able to study and implement it at their own pace.
During this same time, we began personally coaching a few people who had purchased the system. We began to see amazing results, including 18-year top producers having the best income month of their career within three months and other producers doubling their revenue in one quarter. Because we didn’t have time to coach the thousands of people purchasing the system personally, we knew we had to do something to support our other members. The result was the creation of The Millionaire Insider™ Academy (our Performance Mastermind Academy). This community, as well as live coaching and Q& A calls that hold them accountable, is the number one reason for the results our members have experienced.
While I knew this group mastermind coaching community approach would be helpful, the results have been beyond my wildest dreams! So whatever you are currently doing to achieve your goals, make sure it includes an element of accountability and a system to keep you on track to achieving your goal.
Most people agree that a positive attitude is critical to achieving success. That being said, one of the most intriguing aspects of a positive attitude is what I refer to as the “attractor factor.” When a person is upbeat, positive, and enjoyable to be around, others want what they are offering. Individuals with a can-do attitude have mastered a vital component of the Success Mindset.
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