Tag Archive: success

Sep 03

Doing What You Love…

Are You Putting Up With Life Or Living It?:

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Confused? Don’t know what you want to do? Struggling to find real success?  Are you one of those people who are walking through life like a zombie?  Doing the same thing over and over again.  Going to a job everyday that you hate.  Living with a spouse that you can’t stand.  Dealing with ungrateful children that you just can’t satisfy. Putting up with life instead of living life.

Are you one of those people?

I sure hope not.  Life is limited by time. There is a beginning and an end. It matters much what is done in between.  I can honestly say that I’ve been working professionally for over 26 years.  And in those years I’ve changed careers several times and I’ve discovered what I like and what I don’t like.  I know what I’m good at and what I’m not so good at.  I know that I love people and I love marketing.  I love online marketing and I’m good at it.  This year, I’m going from being good to being great at online marketing.  I also love training and teaching.  It is my passion.  As we enter into the 4th quarter of I will do more of that.  I find it both fun and fascinating.  I also love to write.  It is another one of my passions.  I guess that’s why I got a Masters in Creative Writing.  And I vow to do more of that as well.

What Do You Love?

Have you figured it out yet? That thing that you can do all day and never get tired. That thing that some people will call work while to you it’s nothing but play.  What is your passion?  Until you find out what it is and pursue it without ceasing then for you the struggle will always be REAL.  I hope and pray that everyone finds their passion and begin to live it out loud.  Because honestly, I’m tired of hearing that the struggle is REAL. There is no box and no struggle other than the box that you put yourself in.  And just like you put yourself in a box, you can find your way out of it. The route is easy.  The same way you got into the box is the same way that you can get yourself out.  It all starts with doing what you love and loving yourself enough to do what you love no matter what. No excuses. Go for it.

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Jun 04

Success Tip| Read Books by Those Who Have Been Successful

success-1Reading books authored by others who have had success in your industry and taking action on the acquired knowledge is one sure fire way to become successful.  Knowledge is something that can be transferred from one person to another, but an experience cannot.  It doesn’t matter how much you tell a person about an experience, the individual will only be able to imagine what that experience was like.  There are certain things that you should experience for yourself and SUCCESS is one of them.

You Can Live Vicariously Off the Success of Others

You can live vicariously off of the success of other people.  When I read about what other people are doing successfully, YES, it makes me feel good, but there is nothing like experiencing that success for yourself and the only way you can do that it is through consistent and persistent action.

I love reading good books on success.  I love it when other people are kind enough to show you the way.  It’s unfortunate that more people don’t read these types of books, but hooray for those that do.

Back in 2006, I wrote a book to help network marketers achieve success.  That book is called “Quantum Leap: How to Make a Quantum Leap in Your Marketing Business.”  I am so happy to see that the book has resurfaced (thanks to Holton Buggs of Organo Gold).  I have been receiving comments like, “Many people tell us to work your business like a business, but you show us how.”  I am happy to see that my words still have an impact on the network marketing industry.  Many of my readers are telling me things like, “See you at the top,” and they’re asking for individual printed pages from the workbook so they can complete the exercises.  I love this kind of engagement.  It is quite impressive.  This proves to me that when people read and take action, they get what they want and these readers are clearly taking action because they’re requesting pages from the workbook.

Success Happens When You Look For It

Now about success…I believe that success happens when you go looking for it and when you actively work towards it.  Success doesn’t just land on your lap (although this sometimes happen, but it’s usually short lived).  If there is one that that I know for sure about success it is that most successful people are also avid readers.  They read everything that they can get there hands on.  This habit of reading is one that should definitely be adopted by anyone seeking to be successful.

Reading is magical.  You may not be able to experience what the reader is depicting, but the process of reading in itself is an experience and it’s one that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

So…if you want success in weight loss, read a weight loss book, if you want success in business, read a business book and if you want success in network marketing, read my book, “Quantum Leap: How to Make a Quantum Leap in Your Network Marketing Business.”  But at the end of the day; please – just read!

 

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Nov 26

A Positive Attitude Begins with Positive Self Talk and Thoughts

postive-attitudeA positive attitude is an essential ingredient to success.  One way to achieve a positive attitude is by changing our self talk.  Successful people are positive thinkers and thought leaders.  They know that they can get it done and they know that they have what it takes to teach others to do the same.

It all starts with your attitude which can be changed in an instant.  It starts with being positive and constantly telling yourself that you can achieve that BIG DREAM.  Constantly affirm to yourself via positive affirmations and remember that if you have 1% doubt you’re out.  One drop of poison can kill you dead and so can negative thoughts that infiltrate your brain.  Positive affirmations yields success – Period.

Negative thoughts pop up in our minds primarily due to fear.  Fear will cause you to talk yourself out of doing the very thing that you need to do to succeed.  So, don’t pay attention to those negative thoughts when they jump into your head.  As a matter of fact do yourself a favor and wear a rubber band and every time a negative thought pops in your head, pop your wrist with that rubber band and make sure that you use it to switch your thinking.

Your thoughts will have a direct impact on your attitude.  They will determine if you’re happy or sad.  Stinking thinking usually yields a funky attitude.  When our self talk and thoughts are happy, so is our attitude.  This is not just my opinion.  Studies have shown this to be true. So, if you want to when friends and influence people, do yourself a favor and change your thoughts and self-talk.

You may also have to change the people you hang around.  Studies have shown that people generally earn the average of the 7 people they hang around the most, therefore if you’re not earning what you feel you should then maybe you should hang around new people.  This especially holds true for negative people.  Negative people not only can have a negative impact on your attitude, but they also can have a negative impact on your income.

You’ve heard the saying, “What you think about, you bring about.”  So if you control your thoughts, you can control your future.  While it is easy for me to talk about this in an article, it is not easy to do.  Real change happens one second at a time.  So, if you want to control your self-talk you will have to do it one second and one thought at a time.  But challenge yourself to do it.  You won’t regret that you did.

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Apr 05

Success Leaves Clues

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Success Leaves Clues

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve probably heard the term, “Success Leaves Clues.”  You’ve also probably asked yourself, “What does that really mean?”

Well…you’re not alone.  I’ve asked myself the very same question and what I’ve found as follows…

Most people identify success with money.  So when they hear the term success leaves clues, what generally comes to mind is fancy cars, a big house with a pool and lots of expensive clothes and exotic vacations.  And while that may be a part of it, those clues are not always the ones you want to find or duplicate when it comes down to success.

Don’t Fall for Superficial Success

A lot of “things” that most people associate with success are really superficial and as a result, that type of success is short lived.  I’ll give you a few examples.  If you’ve ever been in the network marketing or mlm industry, you’ll see a lot of leaders that come into money get excited and go out and buy fast cars, fancy watches and expensive clothes.  You see the same thing happen to ball players and entertainers.  And I’m not saying anything is wrong with that.  But before you know it, they will look up and find themselves having to file for bankruptcy due to issues with the IRS or due to some other type of drama.

That’s not the kind of success you need in your life because it’s so short lived.  And that’s not the kind of success you’re really looking for anyway.  You may be saying to yourself, “How do you know what I want?”  Well, let me tell you how I know.  I know because if you do this one exercise it will reveal what you really want and it reveals the same truth every time.  So here goes:

Take out a sheet of paper and write down 100 things that you want out of life.  Don’t stop until you get to 100.  I promise you this…by the time you’re finished with this exercise, most of the items on the list will have nothing to do with superficial success or “things.”  You will most likely have more items on your list like peace of mind, serenity, love, happiness etc.  Because that’s what most people REALLY want.  All of that other stuff is just a mask that lulls people into a false sense of happiness.  This is why most super rich people tend to give a lot of their money away.  Not just because it’s the right thing to do (and because of tax purposes), but because people can get tired of STUFF!  Things and toys do not equal success : )

Seek Substantive Success

Seek the type of success that has meaning.  This is the type of success that legacies are based on.  And they’re based on things like good work ethic, honesty and integrity, confidence and good will.  It’s the kind of success that you can model that can take you from good to great.  Because at the end of the day, people won’t really remember what type of car you drove (some people may argue with me about this), they also won’t remember what you wore (some people may argue with me about this too), but they will remember how you made them feel.

If you can assist a group of people in solving a major problem, you will have the kind of success that will last you a lifetime.  You will have substantive success…the kind that will pay you over and over again.  People not only will remember you, but your legacy will live on even when you’re dead a gone.  Look at people like Napoleon Hill and Jim Rohn or even Tony Robbins or Oprah.  They assist people and solve problems.  Notice I didn’t use past tense even though two of them are dead and two are still living.  I used present tense because their work will continue to live on even after death.

So as most of us travel down this road of seeking success, I leave you this…don’t seek to make money, seek to make a difference and don’t seek the kind of success that makes you Temporary, seek the kind that makes you LEGENDARY.

With your success in mind,

Toni

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