Who else wants to create wealth easily while doing exactly what they want to do, when they want to do it?
I imagine you do too…
Most people want this and yet they settle for an okay existence.
Read this epic post to find out exactly what habits you need to get rich, get free & live a purpose driven life using your strengths and then learn how to market those skills to bring you the wealth you desire whatever business you are in.
1. Get Crystal Clear Vision For The Future & Take Action in The Present
Crystal clear clarity is an absolute must if you want to be highly successful doing what you want, when you want. Most people do not think it is possible for them and so they put the brakes on themselves. Others talk a good game about all the stuff they think they are going to do in their lifetime and yet, they never really get to work and so they fall by the wayside, full of dreams but no actual follow through. Unfortunately, I used to be this person – Stuck being a pharmacist, wishing hoping, praying that things would finally go my way though I was not completely sure which way that was.
And I discovered it by getting fed up enough to try something different and on realising that was not my path, I started something I was more suited for and voila, here I am doing only the things I want to do (Woohoo! Freedom) and creating wealth that way.
Highly successful people are incredibly focused on what they want – They may not be completely certain but they commit to finding their path and so they do. And most of their actions take them towards their goals.
What of you? Do you know what you want and what to do to create it? Have you taken any time to get clear?
Right now, write down your vision of your future and then think through the strategies to get there.
2. Know Yourself & Your Strengths
Do you know your strengths or do you keep copying everyone else? Do you suffer from shiny button syndrome? Ready to run with anything because it has worked for someone else?
Needless to say, that gets you nowhere.
What are YOU good at? What comes naturally to you? It may not be awe-inspiring but it is your thing and it is exactly the thing that will get you the results you want. Try it CONSISTENTLY and see…
More even than that, following your strengths will make your business fun to do. Starting up a business is no easy feat and when you try to be someone other than yourself, you make it even harder.
If you must work hard anyway, why not work hard at something you enjoy.
Makes sense, right?
3. Start Waking Up Early
OK, I know some people say they work equally well both morning and night but I find that hard to believe.
The chances are, you work better in the morning. And also, if you wake up a little earlier than your household, you get the time to quietly reflect on what you want to create and on what you have already created and that gets you in the right mindset for success.
I personally use a journal to record my thinking and I get my clients to invest in one as soon as they start working with me.
So far, I have not found anyone who does not work better in the first few hours after waking up – but of course, as I mentioned in the last point, check it out for yourself and play to your own strengths.
I am open to being wrong… Are you?
We live on a planet with a whole lot of other humans who persist in creating drama that we do not want in our own life. Well, what can you do? You can stress out about it or you can set some boundaries and get on with things anyway.
There is always someone or something trying to take you off course and no one is immune to this. You must refuse to get distracted. It is alright to have your head in the clouds and refuse to let anything interrupt your ideas of what is possible for you.
So while most people keep getting caught up in one drama or another,you can keep moving forward. Let them call you selfish, deluded or some other worse name but you just keep stepping.
And I have found that most of the regular people then come wanting to align with the successful in the end – The very same people causing all the drama suddenly find your way of doing things to be pretty cool when you stay focused on your plan.
So, don’t lose your focus.
5. Get Some Help
To be highly successful & build a fulfilling business, you must realize that you cannot be a jack-of-all-trades. (You can be multi-passionate but some parts of running your business or life will come easier to you than others)
This has been a biggie for me because I am inclined to think I do everything too well to allow anyone else access to me or my work, but all that kind of thinking does is slow me down.
For instance, I can put my thoughts together in a blog post within 20 minutes or so but then putting it on Facebook, my wordpress site, getting the image done and all of that stuff takes at least twice the amount of time and yep, it is tedious. In that time, I could have created another message or two that would call my people into the Deliberate Millionaire Fast track group meaning I can serve more people and I increase my income – Even as I type this… I am reminded again of how much time I waste trying to do all things myself.
So, hey, do you know anyone who is good at graphics, wordpress etc? Send them my way, you hear!
Where do you need to get assistance in your own business or maybe, even your life? I have a wonderful girl Friday as I call her who takes care of my home and my kids at regular times in the week – Who helps you out so you can get on and do your best work while you are still alive?
6. Make Great Connections
If you want freedom, wealth and all those good things then, you just cannot spend too much time with people who do not have success on the brain. OR else, you get dragged into dramas and nonsense and ultimately, you get distracted.
I am always amazed at how much effort people go to, in order to make sure their kids are educated in the right schools. They sometimes even go to great lengths to move house or even rent another house in the area that the school serves.
And yes, I get it is about the education but it is also about the connections their kids will make.
However, they do not give themselves the same regard – OH NO!
They think they are past peer pressure… Even though, they are not.
The people closest to you will determine your income level for sure! So, start paying attention to who you spend the most time with and get deliberate about it.
7. Take full ownership
Everything I have spoken about so far, in this very long post, can only be implemented by people who choose to take full responsibility for everything that occurs in their life.
Yes, stuff happens that seems outside of your control and yes, you can choose to find someone to blame but you know what that makes you?
And a victim cannot join the ranks of highly successful people because victims feel they cannot change anything about their life. They feel trapped in a boat without a paddle so they stay in place, moaning and groaning, getting ill and feeling helpless and unfortunately, that does not lend itself to success in any area of life.
The successful ones among us know that we cannot do this. We know that if it is to be, then it is up to us!
We know that even happiness has to be claimed…
We have to own everything! (as in, take responsibility!)
EVEN WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS COMPLETELY NOT YOUR FAULT…
You must ask questions like – How did I cause this and how can I now change it?
No you do not start blaming yourself but you know that change can only come when you own it all!
So, step up warrior!
8. Care For People & Choose To Serve Them, Rather Than Please Them
Some people use the world ‘give back’ when they consider this point as though they have taken something away from society by creating wealth and well, I choose to no longer believe or use that phrase.
The only way you can create wealth is to choose to serve a lot more people than the regular person. Whatever people think about the rich, the truth is, they serve a lot of people. Maybe not personally, but they have faced all the drama and distractions that come with creating a vision out of nothing and now as a result of their determination, we all get the benefit of their companies’ work.
So, you are going to have to serve as many people as possible either personally or by building a company where you serve your staff, who then serve a lot of people in the actual marketplace.
What is your choice? You cannot create wealth alone – You must serve.
No more excuses about not knowing how to sell something – In fact stop thinking about it as selling something and instead think of it as providing a service that benefits someone else. Start to realise that you are withholding something good from everyone you do not tell about your product or service.
Whatever your business, whether you think it is ‘just’ entertainment or ‘just’ a product or ‘just’ a service, KNOW THIS…
You give someone else joy so get to doing that to as many people as possible, in as many ways as possible and I assure you, you will join the ranks of the highly successful who live a life of freedom, purpose and wealth.
9. Know the difference between Perfection and Excellence
So, perfection is great…
Really it is…
And yet, while you wait for everything to be perfect, people are not being served. And frankly, your version of perfect may not be the marketplace’s version of perfect. Do I mean that you need to play to everyone’s desires? NO but I do mean that you can have an idea and you can get it out in the world a lot quicker than most people do. Some people die still trying to create their perfect vision.
The leaders in your field know that perfection can be reached as a response to the needs of the marketplace so they get that minimum viable product out there as quickly as they can. They fail fast. They pick themselves up and they keep moving forward with a new, excellent idea. They try so many different things and so they more quickly hit the jackpot.
And yes, I am saying that the chances are that your first GREAT idea may not be that great, really! So imagine you spend all that time trying to make a NOT SO GREAT idea perfect and then you finally AFTER YEARS AND YEARS, you get it out to the market and no one wants it. The chances are you will lose the heart to do it all again because you think that is the only way to do things.
And all the while you were making it perfect, you saw others release their own ‘less than perfect’ creations (very similar to yours) but then they got feedback and they got better and better and now their good but not amazing product is actually filling a need whereas yours is perfect mostly for you.
That is not the way of highly successful people, that is the path of mediocrity. Look at Facebook – Almost every day there is a new tweak, a new way of doing things on the platform and that is okay. Every successful business works that way – So can you! Get your ideas out into the marketplace as quickly as possible and improve as you go.
Do not let fear determine things for you.
Let it go – Let us experience your idea, Let us experience you!
You will be more successful & free for it.
10. Read More, Read A Lot
Expand YOUR mind and stop thinking things are too sacred to question.
Yes, I mention reading but these days, there are audio books, there are video trainings, there are face-to-face trainings, online trainings where you can expand.
People are willing to share their knowledge with you every which way so you can create awesome success in your life – What on earth is your excuse?
Even if we keep it to just books – Pop over to Amazon and see the number of eBook available sometimes FREE that you can use to pick the brains of people in your industry and beyond!
When I grew up in Nigeria, it was so hard to find great books – I KNOW I am in heaven living here in the UK where I get access to the knowledge of more intelligent people than I am. As some great person says – The books you read and the people you meet are the greatest indicator of success.
And it is true!
Choose to be a reader.
Choose to be someone who never just assumes that do not know how to do something.
Choose to be someone who finds out how!
Read books! Read a lot of them – there are so many available – Read, read, read!
And to end, If you really want to be wealthy & highly successful, learning to promote yourself and your business is KEY so here is a quick promotion plan for you.
Here are seven steps to getting you and your business noticed…
Determine, in your own mind, who you want to serve and figure out where they can be found in sufficient numbers to buy what you want to sell them.
Get to know your product or service well and figure out exactly what will appeal to your buyers about it.
Create a website – Not just any website – It must be a website that collects the contact information of the people that pop over to take a look at it. It is sometimes called a landing page or squeeze page. the only thing people can do on this site is leave their details in exchange for the next step in the blueprint…
Create something that your potential buyers want – So, an article like this could work (if you have made your way through this 3000 word strong article then you just might be my people and we must work together), a mini book, a video, an audio, something that helps your prospects get a result.
Place this on the website as something they can get for free in exchange for their contact details. And then lead them to look at your product page (after they have left their details). Tools to use to set this all up include aweber and leadpages
Become a resource online – When you have 2 and 3 set up, your next step is to set up a Facebook page, Google plus page and any other social media presence that takes your fancy. Start attracting followers by the updates you put on there and invite people to sign up for the lead magnet created in step 3.
Pay for traffic : Advertise where your people are and invite them to visit you on your website, your Facebook page. Always remind them of your free material so that you continue to build a prospect list.
Use online and off line advertising. Start by testing online with pay-per-clicks adverts as it can be more economical and then translate what works to your offline efforts.
Find local or national events like networking events, training workshops, trade shows, exhibitions where your buyers may be, based on what you figured out in step 1. Visit there regularly, Be seen, Give talks, Ask people for their contact details, mention your lead magnet and offer to send it to them in return.
Finally, Keep doing it all in a sequence that works for you.
The money is in the follow up so never stop staying in touch. Keep offering value and inviting people to take the next step with you.
Give it time and keep it up and you will start to get you and your business noticed, you become seen as an expert and your prospects turn into buying customers.
Implement these 10 habits and the promotion plan – take one habit at a time if you like (start with reading!) and I promise you that one day, sometime soon, you will KNOW that you fit into the ranks of the highly successful.