If there’s one thing that successful people have in common, it’s that they are early risers. From GM’s CEO Dan Akerson to Tyler Perry Studios head honcho, Tyler Perry, it’s 5 a.m. or earlier! And you’d be amazed at what you can do before 9 a.m.
No matter what you do in life, no matter what you find yourself excelling at, there will always be a few people around who don’t get it. Maybe they don’t want to. Maybe they are envious. Maybe they are just plain ignorant.
The 4 Toxic Types To Avoid
1.Haters First, you have to recognize them for what they are. Let’s start with the hater. This is a person who provides feedback, but it’s soaked in negativity. He or she is not interested in offering you encouragement or a compliment. That’s the person who wants to hurt you. He or she doesn’t have to have a reason. It’s just the way they are and the best thing to do is block haters from your life. Block their emails, block their friend requests and look at the caller ID on your phone and don’t take their call. Avoid toxic people like drugs and just say “no.”
Society teaches that if you work hard and did the right thing, eventually, your ship would come in. So, how did a kid who grew up in Chicago’s South side end up with a net worth of millions? Simple! My success is not an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, direction and skillful execution. It wasn’t mysticism or magic; I created a plan and put that plan into motion.
What I have accomplished is common sense; it’s just not common practice. I don’t perform magic. I had a goal and I pursued it. Forget about all the hocus pocus—stay focused! I stayed focused on my own personal goal and thus far, I have achieved each one successfully.
The greatest portion of success is a person’s mindset. You have to look at yourself as successful and imagine the world around you changing to accommodate your success.
Nine times out of ten, your plans for success will involve other people. In order to achieve success, you have to get others energized. And for that, you have to have faith in your dreams. After all one person can have the dream; but only a team can deliver.
It has been estimated that we think more than 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts every day, more than half of which are negative. Periodic mental house-cleaning to get rid of the negative `garbage’ that otherwise becomes ingrained.
Charging the atmosphere with positive thinking is what it’s all about. Stopping self-destructive thoughts is like stopping any other bad habit—it takes time and effort.
We control our feelings and thoughts both consciously and subconsciously. It is within us to be positive or negative, lively or unsociable. One of the most effective ways to come out on top is by the affirmation of all that is positive. Affirmations are positive statements about yourself that you repeat over and over until they’re programmed into your subconscious.
If we think unhappy thoughts, it will be impossible to feel either positive or be happy.
The basic difference between self-employment and entrepreneurship is that self- employment is usually a one person venture operating from home like consultants, programmers, graphic designers, freelance content writers, web designers and copywriters.
Enterprising men and women have done quite well for themselves working right from their home. Though self-employment might sound appealing, it requires tremendous amount of discipline, confidence and effective time management.
First and foremost, you will have to inquire about any required business permits. Then buy or lease and set up the equipment you need for the venture. Most importantly, since you are working from home you have to establish a very good networking system to get in touch with people who may offer you assignments.
Can anybody start a small business?
Yes, provided you know what you are getting into and provided you feel comfortable with your state of knowledge about the business you have chosen. A logical first step for the undecided is to list potential areas of personal background, special training, educational and job experience and special interests that could be developed into a business.
In the context of tremendous change in the economy many people are deciding that self-employment is the right choice for them. People work for themselves when there are too few jobs, or not the right kinds of jobs. They work for themselves because they want to have more control over their working hours or their working conditions. People become self-employed when employer discrimination stifles their potential. In short, people work for themselves when they want and need what self-employment can offer that other employment cannot.
Being self-employed is a way of life radically different from anything you’ve ever done before. To be successful at it, you will have to make a real turn-about in how you both think and act.
Entrepreneurship has become a viable alternative in our history when economic self-sufficiency and independence has gained popularity.
Throughout the ages, the maverick approach of being ones own boss and shaping one’s destiny has appealed too many at various stages of their lives. Quite often, it is precisely that segment of the population which has limited economic mobility that selects entrepreneurship as a means of family survival and financial growth.
Are you a butcher, baker or a candle stick maker? Your ideas at first may not appear to you as “big” ideas that can go to market.
A young man living and working near a college campus could see the opportunity wanting to open a small chicken wing restaurant. What is great about his idea? He was selling “the sizzle” and not “the steak” with 18 different hot sauces flavors to choose from, which kept the college students coming back for more. When I arrived in Jackson, Mississippi for our meeting and taste test, I was convinced along with him that he has every opportunity for market entry product success.
Success can’t be the goal. It is not the hope of a great achievement or a plan to accomplish a specific goal. Rather, success is an attitude that affirms worthiness of who you are and the things you are doing. It is an attitude that keeps you open to new discovery and continual growth.
In the context of tremendous change in the economy and labor market, many people are deciding that self-employment is the right choice for them. People work for themselves when there are too few jobs, or not the right kinds of jobs. They work for themselves because they want to have more control over their working hours or their working conditions. People become self-employed when employer discrimination stifles their potential. In short, people work for themselves when they want and need what self-employment can offer that other employment cannot.
Being self-employed is a way of life radically different from anything you’ve ever done before. To be successful at it you will have to make a real turn-about in how you both think and act.
It’s time to rediscover latent skills and reactive old interests!
Self-employment is a career alternative for people who are mentally and physically strong, who can effectively implement the same skills and talents on a job to become a budding pink slip millionaire.
Although James Watson was following in his dad’s footsteps and running the family turkey farm, something inside him didn’t feel right. “It was a harsh reality; I was working with turkeys and not soaring with eagles. In other words, I saw that (1) – you will not have anything to give anyone else if your work drains you. (2) – if you do not like what you are doing, you will be going through the motions, just doing your job. If you continue, eventually you will become used to not doing your best and the quality follows, going downhill.”
A business plan. An elevator pitch. A website. A means to track spending and profits. Time. Money. Sweat equity. None of these, however, means anything if you don’t know what kind of business you want to run.
Starting a business sounds scary, but before you can even do that you have to get past the first step, which is often the hardest (yet doesn’t require a single penny): figuring out exactly what you will found. The good news is two simple questions can provide you some answers right away—or at least give you a launch pad.
The first (Question #1) is asking yourself, What comes easy to you but harder to others? Take a moment to think about all the things you do well—better than most others. Certainly you have at least one or two things that you do particularly well, and which get other people to notice (and perhaps compliment you). What natural abilities do you have that you may be able to make a living doing?