Day 88 of 100 Days to Greatness – Motivate yourself tip #3

Reward Yourself.


Goals can be difficult to see through to the end when you are not motivated enough. The trick here is to promise yourself a reward once everything is over, or even when you achieve phase 1 of your goal.


Rewards can be as simple as a trip to your favorite coffee shop or something bigger like a financial reward. In terms of business, think about how achieving this goal can lead on to better and brighter investments. Or how the results of your hard work can lead to more opportunities with better clients. It’s a win-win situation.

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Day 87 of 100 Days to Greatness – Motivate yourself tip #2

A great way to get and stay motivated is to “Seek Support”.


Misery loves company. No man is an island. Great minds think alike. I know what you’re thinking. You’ve heard all of this before. But why do you still tend to face your problems alone?


When you feel utterly defeated and unmotivated, perhaps you need to seek support from your fellow colleagues. They might be feeling just as lost as you are.


People, when they band together for a common cause, could easily find themselves motivated. Together, you all can work towards a common goal.

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Day 90 of 100 Days to Greatness: Motivate yourself tip #5

 Take Inspiration From Others.


There are a lot of outstanding individuals who have made a name for themselves in the business industry. Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Cochran…  These guys have all made it big despite the obstacles they had to face.

When unmotivated, why not try to read about how they achieved their goals? Who knows? Maybe all you need is a little jolt of a fresh idea to get you moving.  You can check out Forbes .com or even to see who are today’s movers and shakers.

There are also a lot of sites and blogs online that are dedicated to listing down famous people’s quotes. A simple as these quotes are, they can have quite a profound effect on your life. I guarantee that you’ll find a quote there you can gain inspiration from or even someone you may want to emulate.

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Day 80 of 100 Days to Greatness

Tips to Become Brilliant and Find Your Success

No matter who you are and what you want out of life, your brain is a critical component. You are going to be using your brain in a variety of ways if you want to achieve success, and just like athletes spend years building up their muscles before they go out and use them in competition, you can build up your brain and become more brilliant to help you be successful faster. Here are some great tips on how to do that.

1.   Stop watching television. Studies have shown that TV actually does reduce your brain power. It isn’t working your mind and eventually it will atrophy.

2.   Don’t abuse alcohol or drugs. Another thing that has been scienced a lot over the past few decades is the effect of drugs and alcohol on the brain. Here’s a spoiler: it damages it.

3.   Read. Reading is something that most successful people have in common. Read lots of self-help books and anything else that holds your interest.

4.   Actively seek out things that challenge your brain. For example, doing crossword puzzles or playing brain games online will give the old cranium a great workout.

5.   Play board games. Believe it or not, playing board games can do a great deal to work your brain. The more complicated the board game the better, and there are a lot of them out there to choose from these days. Talk to a comic book nerd or visit your local gaming shop.

6.   Eat healthy. Have you heard the term “brain food”? It isn’t just a funny name. Some foods really do have an effect on your mind and improve your brain cells.

7.   Exercise. Exercising can release endorphins and increases the blood flow to your brain (and other organs) and can go a long way towards becoming more brilliant.

8.   Be curious about stuff. If you see something that you don’t understand, take the time to look it up and figure it out. Be curious about the world, about how things work and learn as much as possible.

9.   Go back to school. Take some classes at your local community center or even the college in your town. You might be surprised how much you enjoy them as an adult.

10.  Learn a new language. Learning a new language requires a lot of brain power and it can train your brain for all kinds of other learning.  


Day 79 of 100 Days to Greatness

Want to be successful? Prioritize more.  

When you want to be successful, you have to prioritize. This often means that some things get overlooked and unfortunately, sometimes there are things that you don’t want to overlook. But you have to make sacrifices if you want to achieve your goals, and that means deciding what is most important, and working on it first and foremost.

The reason for this is simple: we want to do many things. Human beings are famous for wanting too much. It’s like our motto, especially here in America. More, more, more. This is true in the food that we eat, it is true of the things that we buy and it is true of the money that we make. Of course, it is also true of the things that drive us and the goals that we have, and that’s not a bad thing.

The problem is, when you have too many things that you want to accomplish, you aren’t going to have time for them all, and unless you prioritize, you are probably going to end up doing the things that are the most fun rather than the things that are the most important.

Let’s look at an example of this. Meet Renea.  Renea is trying to make a list of the things that she wants to accomplish over the next five years. Here is what she has written down.

·        Learn 5 new languages (1 per year) – Spanish, German, American Sign Language, French and Italian

·        Learn how to play musical instruments like a pro – first guitar and then piano

·        Learn how to do my own taxes and keep track of business taxes

·        Start my own business – some kind of retail store that is unique and fills a need

·        Volunteer more – do some church work, homeless shelters, give to charity

·        Become more organized so that I never miss appointments and always know where stuff is

·        Lose 50 pounds and get in shape like I was when I was in my 30’s

We’ll stop here because you probably get the idea. Renea wants to do so many things, but accomplishing them will take up far too much time. For example, learning a new language in a year will take about 30-45 minutes each and every day. If you added up all of her stuff just from this partial list, half the day would be gone.

That’s why prioritizing is vital. If you cannot choose what is most important and work on it first and most often, you are going to accomplish very little.

Prioritize more!

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Day 78 of 100Days to Greatness

What are you measuring your success against?

One of the questions that people often have when they start becoming serious about striving for success, is how they can measure if they are successful enough or if they are doing enough to achieve their goals. This question comes because of the propensity that people have to compare themselves to others. But you never seem to measure up when you do that, particularly with those who have already achieved success. So, what do you measure against?

Each person is different and each success story is different. It is impossible to compare your journey to anyone else’s, so you have to do something else entirely. You have to compare yourself to yourself.

The best way to accomplish this is by comparing your current self to your past self. The thing that many people do is live as their past selves instead of forgetting about that person and living in the present.

Your past self may have made mistakes, but your current self, going forward from this moment on, has not made any mistakes. You have a fresh, clean slate, and luckily, you have the benefit of all of the experience of your past self to rely upon.

But even more important than living in the moment is tracking your progress. No matter what goal you are pursuing, or what end you are looking for, tracking your progress will allow you to see how different you are today from where you have been.

If you are trying to lose weight, tracking each pound lost will give you motivation to continue even through the hardest times. If you feel like giving up because the income stream that you have been working on isn’t nearly as large as you thought it would be, checking out where you were a year ago can put the present in perspective.

The bottom line is that when you want to measure your success, don’t measure it against other people. Other people may have had different opportunities, different skills and different circumstances that affected their progress.

Instead, compare yourself to your past self. If you have improved, then you are on the right track. If you have improved more than you ever thought possible when you started, then you can call that a huge success. If you are better off now and are well on your way to reaching your goals, then you are successful.

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Day 76 of 100 Days to Greatness 

Our Greatest fear should not be of failure…but 0f succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. ~Francis Chan

Have you ever had one of those days where you remained busy all day, but at the end of the day you realized you had not accomplished anything that you were supposed to accomplish that day.  It is crucial that as free thinkers/entrepreneurs, that small business owners create systems and work plans, in order to stay on track.  My previous blog post talked about energy drainers, days like these are results of distractive and destructive energy drainers; they take all of your time but do not draw you closer to your goals.  try these 5 tips:

1.  Use a daily schedule

2.  Stay solution focused 

3.  Act like your image of a business owner

4.  Know your industry

5.  Use positive self-talk to propelle yourself toward your daily goals. 

These 5 tips will help you to stay focused on what matters most during you work day.  freedom comes with a sense of accomplishment. Learn how to overcome procrastination and adapt a do it now attitude.  

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Day 75 of 100 Days to Greatness 

Stay away from people who try to belittle your ambitions, small minded people will always do that;  while the really great people make you feel that you can be great also.  ~CoachDSA 

You must separate yourself from the negative people around you.  These people will begin to create pressure on your field of dreams.  Surround your self with like minded people; people who affirm your ambitions and are not intimidated or threatened with your success.  People who are not afraid to dream the dream and then pursue it…that’s who you want to spend time with.  Consider these three things:

1.  Control your self-talk.  Do not fall prey to your inner critic, that willl sometimes agree with the nay sayers.  Instead spend time in the morning feeding your mind affirmations that strengthen your mind toward success 

2.  Eliminate energy drainers.  You will learn that energy drainers are not alway things but in many cases they are people.  People who are not businesss minded may not understand your drive and unknowingly can be distracting you from your daily plan. Stay focus and schedule your down time and personal time in order that you are able to keep your work-mindset separate from your leisure mindset. 

3.  Above all stay Posotive.  Positivity attracts that which is, and those who are positive.  Learn how to nicely silence the negative people by always speaking positive, staying in the solution whether in your personal or professional life.  


Day 74 of 100 Days to Greatness 

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” ~  Vidal Sassoon

Success doesn’t just happen, it begins with vision.  Being able to visualize success initiates originality in ideas.  Every idea should be followed up with proper goal setting and a strategic execution plan.  Before the plan can be complete you should take time to understand your competition and  stay up to date with what is trending in your niche market.  This will help you build a great marketing plan; in order to be successful you will need a well thought out marketing plan the will lead to business success.   It does take work to find, create, and breed success.