>>> Success is a feeling not a number!

Hi there!

I’m feeling so pumped and relaxed at the same time today! Have you ever made a last minute decision to block out a day in your diary, take a digital detox and book last minute accommodation for a night away?


Well I did just that earlier this week and I have to say it will now become a regular part of my calendar of activities moving forward.  It’s all about quality versus quantity, which may differ for the end user!


So, onto a topic I would love to share with you this week, I recently posted on my social media ‘Success is a feeling not a number.’  🎈


Everywhere you look, our culture is sending out messages that the more you have the happier you will be.  This can create a huge amount of pressure.


What if you shifted your focus away from the myth that money = success and FEEL successful without needing numbers or tangible evidence to prove it!


Evidence would be how you feel about yourself, your life, your loved ones.

So let’s flip your mindset for a moment and focus on WHY people tend not to be successful and subconsciously set themselves up to fail.


Here are my Top 10 Reasons Why Some People Will Never Succeed and what take outs you can apply to building your business:


1 – They don’t understand the value of time.

Any successful entrepreneur knows that time is more valuable than money itself.
— Richard Branson

Unsuccessful people don’t value their time.  Full stop. They are everywhere, anywhere, anytime because they lack the ability to dedicate their time towards their goals.


Time management skills, learning how to say NO and knowing what commitments to undertake, is a step towards great success in any area of our lives.  It takes trial & error and much practice.


2 –  They don’t do things that are in alignment with their goals


Unsuccessful people have mistaken busyness with productivity.


Writing down in a journal what your goals are and implementing strategies which can get you there will help you identify things that are not on par with where you are going.


3 –  They never step up to the plate


Life has this universal law of giving you what you put in.  What you put out is what you receive in return!


It’s just maturity and wisdom to pursue excellence no matter the circumstances.


Unsuccessful people are the ones who are okay with getting bad grades and won’t bother finding an effective studying method that will help their learning ability!


4 –  They have self-imposed limitations


Ever heard someone say “I just don’t think I can run a successful business”   They put limits on themselves and excuse their behaviour but it’s really just a way of underachieving and aiming low.


What life requires of you is to make the most of yourself, for yourself, and for others.


5 - They are good at making excuses


These are the people who will find reasons and logic as to why they can’t and why they shouldn’t. They lack imagination and always find ways to justify why something shouldn’t be, relegate it to the ‘too hard basket’, but in reality they never really try.


The best remedy for this is to stop your mind when it’s about to start making the excuses and re-ignite the engine that has started it all!


6 - They lack class


This may sound harsh, but unsuccessful people usually tend to have no social IQ. They don’t know how to treat other people and tend to be arrogant, for no apparent reasons most of the time.  Ever experience this?


These traits are unbecoming and are not what true class acts are made of.  Think of your greatest role model!  Being nice and polite to people you like is easy, being nice and polite to someone you cannot tolerate or who you are in constant disagreement with – that is character!


7 - They are procrastinators


The funny thing about this one is that they are usually self-proclaimed procrastinators. They see no shame in it.


This goes back to them never understanding the value of time. They are okay with living a life that less ordinary that keeps up with yesterday.  They live life as though they just have another one in the bank.


Understanding that you start dying the moment you are born and the wisdom to realize that every day is a gift, begin to understand you owe it to yourself to do everything you can do in those 24 hours because nothing’s ever promised today tomorrow.



8 - They don’t take action


Unsuccessful people tend to overthink everything and leave footprints in the sands of time. They can talk it up and they dream really big but they lack the courage to just go forth.


Stop dreaming about what will be, show up and DO something.


9 - They can’t face adversity


The thing with challenges is, they’re only as big as we make them seem and as strong as our weakness will allow.


Unsuccessful people have not understood this and they give up all too quickly because things got uncomfortable. ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. Overcoming challenges not only bring us closer to our goals but they turn us into someone we never imagined existed.


Don’t be afraid to conquer fears and to enter new territory, step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. In the midst of adversity courage is born.  Ever reflect back on a situation and think to yourself ‘that wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be’.


10 – They are apathetic


Yes there are natural fence sitters.  They never have an opinion about anything, (sigh) they can’t make decisions and are just plain ignorant.


I was once asked “why do you work so hard?” My response “I want a better future, I want to have choices in my life”.  At least I will leave this planet knowing I have lived a life with purpose.


Apathy is a silent killer. Find something that you are passionate about,
even if you don’t get paid for it. Put your gift to use.


The people who are out there making things happen are not as extraordinary as we make them out to be.  They are more often than not ordinary people doing extraordinary things who have managed to get to where they are and stay there because they mastered the art of discipline and being the right person at the right time!


Maybe you have so many things you want to complete and sometimes you feel so overwhelmed because, there’s just not enough time.


Start making it happen by consciously logging off digital once in a while, allocate time to getting very focussed on your vision & goals, and the steps you are going to take to achieve them.  You will be totally amazed at the potential you will unlock.


To your success….

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