Have you ever wondered what makes someone successful?
Well, after hundreds of interviews throughout my business career, I’ve uncovered 9 characteristics all successful people have.
So, in this week’s newsletter, you’ll discover what the 9 characteristics are, and how to incorporate them into your life.
So, get excited my friend.
How To Unleash Your Competitive Side
In order to succeed at anything in life or business, you must be competitive.
And if you don’t like competing with others, you’ve got to at least compete with yourself.
If you’re constantly competing with the old version of yourself…
You have no choice but to continue improving, which is actually another characteristic all successful people have.
If you’re not constantly improving you’ll stop growing and get the same results year after year.
What’s more, the more you compete with yourself, the more you’ll naturally build that competitive nature and begin to compete with others.
This is especially important in business because business is WAR, and if you don’t remain competitive, you’ll become a casualty of war.
It’s important that you don’t compare yourself to others when you’re competing with them.
How to Let Go of Things That Don’t Serve You
Successful people know when to cut their losses.
It’s easy to get caught up in a project, venture, business, or even a professional or romantic relationship hoping things will change.
The same goes for your job too.
You’ve got to learn to let go when you feel the time is right.
The good news is the more you do this, the easier it gets.
The better you’ll get to know yourself, and the faster you’ll be able to identify when something doesn’t serve you.
In some cases, you may even not start something because you’ll know it will be a bad fit or won’t serve you long-term.
Why You Must Have Self-Discipline, Resilience, and Patience
When Arnold Schwarzenegger was in his prime, he won multiple bodybuilding competitions, including Mr. Olympia 7 times.
People used to say to him, “I never want to look like you.”
To which he replied, “Don’t worry, you never will.”
You see, he knew what an important role self-discipline, resilience, and patience played in his success.
Without self-discipline, you’ll never do the things you need to do to succeed.
Without resilience, you’ll give up when times get tough.
And without patience, you’ll give up too soon, or suffer from shiny object syndrome.
All successful people have these 3 qualities in spades, and that’s why they succeed.
As I mentioned above, resilience is another important characteristic of successful people…
When it comes to patience, this is where things can get a little confusing.
You want a sense of urgency, but you must be patient with your results.
We live in an instant gratification world and we all want fast results…
But things always take longer than you expect.
So keep that in mind when you’re on your quest for success.
Why Being Curious Is Important
If you weren’t curious about a more abundant, free, and financially empowering life, you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter.
But as you continue along your journey and experience success here and there, it’s important you stay curious.
You should be continually curious about how to get even better results than you already have.
You should be looking for better, more efficient ways of doing things, and continue growing.
If you can do this, you’ll never run out of things to learn, and you’ll look back 3, 5, 10 years from now and you’ll barely recognize the person you once were.
Why Taking Risks Is the Key to Success
You can look at your comfort zone as your risk zone.
The sooner you step outside your comfort zone into risk-taking territory, the quicker you’ll realize your dreams and aspirations.
There are so many benefits of taking risks, including…
- They empower you beyond belief
- You make mistakes and learn from them
- They make you stand out from the crowd
- They make you proactive instead of reactive
- They help you get to know yourself and your limits
- And more!
But I don’t want you to take just any risk.
The risk you take must be calculated.
For example, quitting your job to start a business without a high-income skill is a huge risk.
Quitting your job after you’ve made $5K-$10K per month with your high-income skill is still a risk but it’s a calculated risk with a far higher chance of success.
Why I Believe In Negative Preparation Over Positivity
In life and business, having a positive mindset is crucial…
But you don’t want to be blindly positive without preparing for anything negative that may come your way.
That’s why I believe in negative preparation.
I expect the best but prepare for the worst, just in case.
This gives you a safety net if something goes wrong.
More than likely, things will never go 100% wrong or 100% right, it’s likely to be somewhere in the middle.
But at least if you prepare for the worst, you’ll have no problem getting yourself out of any situation.
The other thing all successful people have in common is skills.
As I teach in my High Ticket Closing Certification™ is…
Skillset + Mindset + Correct Action = Guaranteed Success.
Everything we’ve spoken about today is about your mindset, and now you just need the right skillset and right action to kick start your journey to success.
I truly believe developing a high-income skill is the best way to find success and freedom without starting a business.
Until next time,
P.S. – Success isn’t this mythical thing reserved only for a small portion of the population.
It’s as simple as finding a skill that suits your personality.