10 Friggin Inspiring Ways to Get Ahead in Life
In this very competitive marketplace, everyone is looking to get ahead. I am talking about using the untapped resources and opportunities within and around you, and propelling yourself to where you WANT to be – and not just trudging through life.
Knowing that all successful sports athletes, top executives and the most respected entrepreneurs currently use coaches and mentors, it’s very apparent that in order to get ahead in life – it pays to get the right kind of help!
Here’s a short list of the TOP 10 ways to get ahead for all different walks of life. If you are looking to be better at what you are and what you do, keep reading!
10. Set the Plan for Maximum Achievement
Start by having a plan. As the old saying goes, “Plan your work, and work your plan”. And while you’re developing and building that plan – why not set the destination for maximum achievement? If you’re going to go through all the effort, time, investment and work to get where you want to be, go ahead and shoot for what you REALLY want.
9. Develop Crystal Clear Clarity
In this “hyper attention age”, it’s too easy to lose focus and not maintain clarity on what’s important. As you probably know from personal experience, when you were set, clear and focused on one thing – you got it done. Maybe it was waking up 30 minutes late for work, and you were FOCUSED on getting ready and out the door in record time. Have you ever had a presentation or project due within a crunch deadline, and you pushed out all distractions in order to focus on the immediate task at hand?
8. Write Down Your Goals
Most people were not brought up to set goals. What a shame!
If your mind doesn’t know what to aim for, it won’t work the body to get there. Do you know what you top 3 personal goals are – long-term and short-term? What are your top 3 financial goals, long-term and short-term? With the goals written, now come the action steps to determine what to do daily and weekly to get there. Have at least three action steps per goal, in order to develop activity to move you consistently in the right direction.
7. Commit to the Time and Process
Almost everyone who engages a coach wants MORE, and knows that they must make certain changes in their personal and professional lives in order to get more of what they really want. These changes certainly take time and effort. You got to where you are today over the course of thousands of little decisions, and lots of time. The sooner you come to the realization you’re life’s improvements happen with time and better decisions – and not a pill or snap of the fingers – the better your result.
6. Begin Attracting the Right Things Into Your Life
Through the power of attraction, you can accomplish more of your objectives in less time, and have an abundance of time, energy, love and power. It is important to understand what you’re already attracting, and how to get more of the good that you want or begin to stop and reverse the negative that you don’t want!
5. Focus + Action = Results
Have you been told you must work harder to create more results? Focusing on an effective “plan of action” is half the battle. Moving continually towards the desired target is the other ingredient. When you are clear about what you want, often times, you quickly forget. Not because your goals and objectives are no longer important, but because you got caught up in life, got busy and present moment challenges evaporate your attention.
4. Don’t Hold Yourself Accountable
Have you ever broken a promise that you made to yourself? I have too. The power of your “word” to an unbiased third party (namely your coach) does have amazing results! Having someone to commit to every week, puts more leverage on you to make your own commitments happen. You see this all the time in life – whether it’s with your boss, your spouse or your family. You can give yourself a “pass” all day long, but not the person you’re accountable to!
3. Make Fewer Mistakes
In your business life or in your personal life you are bound to make mistakes. Welcome them and learn from them! So how is it possible for me to say “make fewer mistakes”? The old model of learning from mistakes on your own is extremely expensive and time consuming. An old saying is: “A wise man learns from his mistakes. A wiser man learns from other’s mistakes.”
2. Stretch Your Boundaries and Grow as a Person
Since infancy, we all have an innate desire to learn and grow. As we age, many people have stopped learning and growing in life, and are among the “walking dead”. Learning and growth are among the most satisfying and fulfilling experiences available to us.
There are many reasons people use coaching to get ahead in life, but the bottom line is CHANGE, and change means growth.
1. Give Yourself the Edge
In many Olympic game events, we find a similar phenomenon that happens in car races, horse races and other types of sporting events. The Gold Medalist and the 1st Place Prize go to the individual who won by the smallest of inches. This is very common, and happens all the time in sports, business and in daily life.
In any event, the prize money is dramatically different from 1st place to 2nd place. The salaries are thousands of dollars more for a CEO, vs. a Vice President. Being awarded the large contract brings much more revenue for the company, than having to settle for what’s left.
The winner takes 1st place by just an inch or less. Oftentimes, that tiny edge is all that’s needed to separate you from 1st and everyone else who came in after you. Is it important to have an edge? Just ask the person who came in second…
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