Here’s something most don’t think about on their quest for success…
You see successful people online with the mansions, the cars, the private jets, and nice clothes, etc…
But few people document their journey to success.
And even if they do, you rarely get to see what it’s like behind the scenes.
You don’t see the long hours, the sleepless nights, the dark thoughts, the arguments with their family or friends.
So, in this week’s newsletter I want to talk about the darkside of success.
Because I don’t believe everyone has what it takes to be successful.
Success comes at a great price, and the average person is lazy.
All they want to do is go to work, get their paycheck, and watch TV or go to the bar.
But you’re not an average person.
You work on yourself and your high income skills, and I know if you keep it up, you WILL achieve the levels of success you desire.
So without further ado, let’s dive into some of the things to be mindful of as you pursue success and how to deal with them.
If you’ve been on your success journey you’ll know this to be true.
Most of your friends and family simply don’t get it.
They don’t understand why you work so hard.
They don’t understand why you want more.
They don’t understand why you’re not satisfied with what you already have.
And for this reason, you don’t relate to a lot of them anymore.
At get-togethers and dinners they’re happy talking about the latest celebrity gossip, or how drunk they got last weekend…
But you want to talk about impacting the world, being passionate about life, business, relationships, and deeper topics they seem to have no interest in.
So how do you deal with this loneliness?
Anxiety, Stress, and Worry
At times, running a business or becoming a freelancer can cause a lot of uncertainty and anxiety in your life.
This can create a vicious cycle of stress, constant worry, sleepless nights, and physical issues, such as weight gain or loss, amongst others.
And all this could affect your relationships, if you let it.
So what’s the best way to deal with all this?
Firstly, you want to have as much certainty in your life as possible.
This means, if you’re a freelancer, you should always be filling your pipeline with prospects that could turn into paid gigs.
You want to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
You want to set aside a certain percentage of money each month for emergencies.
Aim for at least 6-12 months of living expenses, and continue growing this indefinitely.
Make sure you commit to exercising at least 4-5 times per week, to stay fit, and eat only whole foods, to ensure you get the right nutrients.
Envy and Jealousy
Your friends and family could become envious or jealous of your success.
They may distance themselves from you because they’re uncomfortable being around you.
Not just because you’re financially better off, but because seeing you is a reminder of what they could have done with their life.
If you have people you’ve known for a long time, they’ll know the “old” you.
The person who was shy or unconfident, and was just like them.
But over the years, they’ve seen you grow.
They’ve seen you make more money, and it makes them think about their own life and the time they’ve wasted.
Greed and Unfulfillment
When financial success is one of the main reasons why anyone pursues success, it’s easy to get carried away with making more and more money.
If you’re only doing something for money, you’ll find you won’t be fulfilled by the work you do.
Don’t forget, money is a byproduct of value creation, so the more value you create the more money you’ll make.
I chased money for years, and although I made a lot of it, the first time I retired I was completely unfulfilled…
And that’s why I now do what I do, because it lights me up every day.
Not Defining YOUR Success
Let me ask you something.
What does success mean to you?
Before you begin your journey to success, it’s important you define what success means to you.
If you don’t, you’ll end up chasing someone else’s definition of success.
You’ll compare yourself to others all the time, and this will cause all kinds of problems such as depression or…
Feeling like a failure.
When you have your own definition of success, you can only compare yourself to where you were last week, last month, or last year.
Not Defining YOUR Vehicle
There are hundreds of ways to achieve success online, but you’ve got to find the one that suits you best.
What works for someone else may not work for you.
So, don’t beat yourself up if something you start doesn’t work out.
It could be you’re not suited to that particular thing, and maybe you just haven’t tried enough things yet.
But if you keep going, you’ll eventually find the right vehicle to help you achieve the success you deserve.
You have to be absolutely certain you want success badly enough to do whatever it takes to achieve it
As long as it’s legal, moral, and ethical, you must move heaven and earth to become a success, if that’s what you truly desire.
To your success,
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