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For the past 48 hours, I have done nothing but work. I have been up all night and up all day working on a project that I seemed to be making NO lead-way on, but I finally have it completed. Enough of my woes and sorrows, I’m getting paid to do this kind of thing. You’re really here to figure out where the success within you is hiding, because I just told you that it’s there, and you’ve looked around for a couple minutes, and all you’re seeing in skin, bone, and if you’re lucky, maybe a little muscle in the mix of all that.
Anyway, back to what I was saying: Success is within YOU! It isn’t somewhere you can see or touch, and it isn’t going to show up on an X-Ray machine, but it is there, and it is waiting for you to unleash it. Now, I know that this post is starting to sound like something out of a B-rated action movie, but bear with me here. I’ve been working on a workbook that will accompany a motivational self-help book written by a motivational speaker. I’m not going to mention any names, as it was a ghost-writing project, but I will say that (thankfully) we are both happy with the finished product.
While I have been typing away at my pretty blue laptop, I came to the realization that this woman was right…success is inside all of us. We choose to be happy or upset. Obviously, no one chooses depression, but that is an entirely different matter as depression is a legitimate form of sickness (that I struggle with as well), while sadness is something you can choose to overcome if you really put your mind to it. The same concept would apply to envy, greed, hatred, anger, lust, disgust, confusion…and the list goes on. The emotions aren’t pleasant, but they also don’t have to be permanent. It’s truly up to you.
The first key to success is choosing to be positive. If you maintain a positive outlook on the world around you, then you’re less likely to make brash decisions, and more likely to stay focused on your long term goals; both of which are essential when you’re trying to maintain a business. Next up, you have to plan things out. No “ands, ifs, buts, or ors about it!” (P.S. I know that was cringingly grammatically incorrect, but it’s a cute little saying and I’m kind of tired. Have mercy, readers.) I have a horrible habit of NOT PLANNING MY DAY, because why should I? I also have a bad habit of wasting 2-3 hours on social media (not the promotional kind of social media, just “Oh! Look! A kitten with a ball of yarn!” kind of social media.) So, I guess I just answered my own question, am I right? Goofing off is not ideal for a business plan.
There were four keys to success in the book, but I’m only going to touch on three. I wouldn’t want to start wading in copyright infringements (God forbid). Last but not least (for this blog post) is you MUST surround yourself with positive people. If you’re constantly listening to your Aunt Sally complain about getting old, I guarantee you’re going to be feeling 50 and ready for a nap by the time you say “talk to you later”. Humans are pack animals just like dogs or elephants. You can call us “social creatures” if it makes you feel more humane. Either way, we like to be around other people. Even if we have social anxiety, we still crave some type of socialization…unless you are part of the 1% of our population that are sociopaths, but the chances are that you’re probably not that special. The moral of the story is to hang out with business-minded people, because you’ll end up becoming more business-minded, yourself.
Well, that’s about all I have for you tonight. Like I said at the beginning of this blog post, as well as several times in between, I am overworked right now. So, please forgive the cut-short, hurry-the-heck-up tone that this post has about it. If you’re interested in saving yourself some cash (Pay day tomorrow, WOOT WOOT!) just click the picture at the top of this article to be redirected! I found some GREAT deals for my readers that should help carry all of you through next week!