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Success Secrets: Surround Yourself With Successful People

Success Secret #1: Hang Out With Successful People

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

I can’t stress how incredibly powerful it is to learn from people who have already achieved what you desire to achieve. If you focus on finding people that are success-driven, successful, and of similar interests, you will be inspired by successful people who take action to their ideas and possibilities, and make their dreams a reality.

Successful people are focused on finding solutions. They don’t allow themselves to be controlled or limited by fear. They are too busy with being productive and creative, while holding a positive mindset and emotional state. Successful people take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, no matter what they may be. Successful people are also life-long learners and constantly work at educating themselves.

More Successful People Secrets

Here’s a few other secrets most successful people do that you can do, too:

Stay accountable. Work with someone who can help you stay accountable, and who will push you to do something you don’t know how to do, or who will force you to stretch.

Read. Look up books that include material that exemplifies the life you’d like to live, and teach you things you’d like to do. Feed your mind with educational and positive material.

Join. Find networking groups or clubs, blogs, forums, personal growth seminars and network with successful people. Associate with them and learn from them.

Set goals. Start with small achievable goals and work towards more challenging goals. Setting goals will give you direction for improvement, positive change, and growth.

Get a mentor. Most successful people in the world have or have had mentors. A mentor will give you guidance, support, encouragement, and accelerate your learning curve.

You Are Who You Hang Out With

“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” – Steve Maraboli

If you’re not happy with your income or your job, the best thing you can do is to start hanging out with successful people, and positive people. Pay attention and be aware of who you’re hanging out with. You don’t have to ditch your “old” friends or dysfunctional or pessimistic family members. Spend less time with negative family members and friends. Make new friends with people who are ambitious and very successful.

Successful You

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown

Take a chance, make a change or be open to change, keep a positive attitude, and hang out with people that make you feel good and encourage you to be the best person you can be in this world, to live your very best life. After all, the only person responsible for the quality of your life, is you.

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10 Top Tips For Entrepreneurial Success


When I first left my “secure” j-o-b, I was scared and didn’t know where to begin. I also thought that building my dream would be easy, and would only take a matter of time. I was right about the time part, but didn’t realize how much there was to learn.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have many mentors in my life to help me fast-forward my learning curves and to guide me into doing what I love to do, which is to mentor others to create more wealth.

These are some valuable tips I’ve learned along my journey that I would like to share with you, so that you too, can become more successful:

Entrepreneurial Success Tips:

Success Tip #1. Never stop learning.
Educating yourself is so important, and it’s a never-ending requirement for every successful entrepreneur to learn the business, stay ahead and keep up with market and industry changes and demands. Empower your mind.

Success Tip #2. Network.
Network with like-minded people and experts in your field, and surround yourself with positive people. Always look for people and opportunities to network and expand your contacts. Jim Rohn best put it: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Success Tip #3. Hire A Mentor.
A good mentor can help accelerate your career and support your growth. Most people
underestimate the value of a mentor. A mentor can offer valuable insight to things that only experience can teach, as well as help you define your goals, and improve your accountability.

Success Tip #4. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back.
We often learn best from our mistakes. Failure is an opportunity to learn. Steve Jobs said: “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your innovations.”

Success Tip #5. Believe.
Believe in yourself and your dream. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You have to believe in you because sometimes the only person that does believe in your success is you. You should actively visualize success in your mind that you can almost feel it, or touch it.

Success Tip #6. Take Action.
Don’t wait until everything is just right. If you’re waiting for perfection, you’ll be waiting forever. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. Now’s the time to get started. With each step you take, you’ll gain confidence and knowledge to take you farther and be more successful.

Success Tip #7. Use Affirmations.
The process of properly using affirmations will retrain your mind and create new thought habits to help you stay focused, have faith, and maintain positive feelings. Repeating affirmations will determine how quickly you attain results, big or small. For more details about affirmations, read http://mentoredlife.com/how-to-use-affirmations-to-attract-wealth/

Success Tip #8: Set Goals.
If you have a vision of what you want, setting goals will help you define that faster. Creating goals will give you a target to achieve to, to create your dream and make it a reality. One of my mentors, Raymond Aaron, inspired me with goal setting in his book called “Double Your Income Doing What You Love”.

Success Tip #9: Time Management.
Learning to discipline yourself to stay focused and manage your time is key. You will be more organized, more relaxed, have more freedom and flexibility, and you will certainly be more happy.

Success Tip #10. Give.
Successful entrepreneurs have open minds to give and receive. They have a strong desire to give to others, whether it be money, time, energy, or resources to help give others a little boost. We’ve all learned lessons. Why keep those hard lessons learned to ourselves? Why not pay it forward, share it and help others save time, money and live a fuller and happier life? “A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.” –Mohammed

All of the above key business success tips for entrepreneurs can be learned and developed. No one is great at all of these things. Just as a toddler takes his first step, then falls, then gets up again, then masters and develops his movements into walking, an entrepreneur can learn something new and develop to success. Consulting with a mentor can help you to fast-forward through the learning curve as you seek to invite success into your life.

It is also important to continually fill your mind with inspirational books, stories, articles, and movies, etc. Find out about people who started out with nothing, had incredible setbacks and yet still found a way to win. No matter how bad your circumstances may be, there’s likely someone in a worse position than you. Be grateful for all of the things you do have and for all of the things you take for granted, and you will find that your problems pale in comparison to others.

To your success…

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How To Use Affirmations To Attract Wealth

What is an affirmation?
Affirmations are simple statements that describe a desired positive situation (also called “positive affirmations”). In “You Can Heal Your Life”, Louise Hay has written an excellent book with appropriate affirmations to cover all aspects of your life. It’s a great book to get started with affirmations however, it is always best to make affirmations personal to you.

How do affirmations work?
The use of repetition is the secret to why and how affirmations work because your mind is receptive to repetition and will adapt to new messages more readily and easily. The repetition process will retrain your mind and create new thought habits. Our mind works on habit, so the repetition process is key to success.

We create our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. If we are experiencing and thinking negative thoughts, we need to shift that change by reprogramming our mind to think and believe positive experiences and thoughts by applying the use of repeated, positive affirmations.

It is important to know that the effectiveness of repeating positive affirmations will only work if you continue to keep them positive throughout the day, rather than repeating positive affirmations for a few minutes, then thinking negatively throughout the rest of the day. You must block out the negative thoughts, if you wish to attain positive results. The more you block out negative thoughts, the easier it is to do this.

How Fast Do Affirmations Work?
They can sometimes appear quickly, but more often, it takes time to create a new habit within our mind. It could take days, weeks, months or more. Staying focused, having faith, maintaining positive feelings, and repeating affirmations will determine how quickly you attain results, big or small.

Relax any physical, emotional or mental tension while affirming. The stronger the concentration, the more faith you have in what you are doing, the more feelings you put into the act, the stronger and faster will be the results.

Tips for Writing Affirmations:
• Affirmations are more powerful when they are personal. For example: “I, your name, am successful in what I do.”
• Always phrase your affirmation in the positive. For example: “I, your name, have unlimited abundance” instead of “I, your name, no longer have to worry about having abundance.”
• Don’t get hung up on knowing how your desired situation will appear, set the intention and have faith that
it will manifest and happen.
• Feel and visualize each affirmation, and say them with conviction.
• Make them short and clear, as they are easier to remember.
• You will need to put in some actions, in order to manifest. For example, don’t sit on the couch and watch TV, take action to get the results you desire.

Examples of daily affirmations to attract wealth and all the good you want and deserve into your life:
• I, your name, have endless ways that I can receive money.
• I, your name, have an easy life and I have an abundance of what I need.
• I, your name, have unexpected income flowing to me.
• I, your name, now give freely and receive freely.
• I, your name, am prosperous and wealthy.
• I, your name, have money coming to me easily and frequently.
• I, your name, have wealth pouring into my life.

Affirmation tip:
If you have children, it’s a great idea to introduce affirmations to children while they’re young. Get them going on the same path you are working on now, rather than later. Here’s a good book, also written by Louise Hay for children, “I Think I Am.” Both books, “You Can Heal Your Life” and “I Think I Am” also make a perfect gift for your friends, grandkids, nephews, nieces, colleagues, etc. “When we give, we receive”…

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Do You Work For Money, Or Does It Work For You?

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned through looking for mentors, is that the successful amongst us have learned how to make their money work for them. Our economic systems are designed so that those who don’t figure this out become wage slaves to those who do.

If you ever want to become financially free, most likely you’re going to have to get your money working for you. This is achieved in one of a few ways, all utilizing leverage in one form or another. You can leverage the efforts of others by becoming a business owner. You can leverage money by buying cashflowing investment real estate. You can leverage your time, by developing intellectual property and making it available online. There are other forms of leverage, but these are the big common ones.

Have you noticed how most people that work for others are in similar financial standing (regardless of their income level)? In reality, for most people, the more they make the more they spend which just results in a worse financial standing as their income increases.

On the flip side, people who’ve figured out how to get money working for them understand how the financial system works, and put it to their advantage. They collect compound interest rather than pay it. They find new sources of income to pay for “things” rather than put it on credit.

If you aren’t making money work for you, it’s likely because you just haven’t learned how yet. The information is out there, and it’s my mission to help you sift through it and implement the best strategies to help you reach your ultimate potential.

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A Guide By Your Side

I was having coffee a couple weeks ago with a gentleman that I met at a seminar. When we first met, we started talking at one of the breaks, and he mentioned that he was retired but liked to stay active by investing. He managed his portfolio by trading stocks, options and forex for a bit every day or so, and he was also getting into real estate.

Since we shared some common interests we chatted for quite awhile and then exchanged cards so we could keep in touch. A week or so later he called me up, and asked if I’d have time for a coffee as he’d be in my area in a couple of days. I agreed because he mentioned he wanted to know more about A Mentored Life, and also find out some more information regarding lease options in real estate.

Near the end of our coffee discussion, he said something that stuck in my mind. We were talking about A Mentored Life, and how I envision it being a support system to help people achieve their goals. Something that picks up where many of the other programs out there drop the ball – in the area of mentoring. In my experience, without a mentoring component most people won’t follow through and get the results their looking for in a program without a mentor or coach to help them when they hit a roadblock.

That’s when this gentleman said, “so rather than another Sage from the Stage, they can get a Guide By Your Side”. I immediately wrote that phrase down, and now I’m working on tweaking my business to be more of a Guide By Your Side. That’s where I think the gap is in the wealth creation, goal achievement, personal development industry. Too many people are selling products without the proper support system to ensure their customers get the results they envision when they buy the product.

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Networking For Mentors

Do you have a lot of success going to networking events and drumming up new business or making new contacts? I find myself out in networking situations generally at least once a week, and I’m learning to use a new approach.

You’ve likely been to a networking event in the past and had someone come up and shove a business card in your face practically before saying hello. What did you do with their card after you left. Did you file it in the round filing recepticle (the trash can)? The object of networking is not to hand out as many business cards as you possibly can. The idea is to build and grow relationships.

Relationships are the key to your success. You’ve probably heard the saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” I like another version of that saying that says “it’s not who you know, but WHO KNOWS YOU!” What are the chances that someone’s going to want to get to know you if you don’t provide any value to them? If you approach them with the WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) perspective, you’ll turn most people off. If, on the other hand, you focus on learning more about them, and how you can serve them – you’ll be much further ahead.

It’s actually a basic human need to tell others about yourself, so why not give others this opportunity and approach your next networking situation from that perspective. You were given two ears, and one mouth, so use them in that proportion. Give the other person the opportunity to tell you how you can support them, and then look for ways to do just that. I assure you that with this approach, you’ll make much better connections with a network that can take you to new heights that pushing a business card would never do.

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Reward Your Own Progress

One great way to ensure you keep making progress is to actually recognize all of the progress you’ve made. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the day to day tasks and objectives, and we’re prone to forgetting just how far we’ve come. I’m reminded of this concept in a round-about way every time my parents come to see their grandchildren. Every time they see them, they comment about how much they’ve grown. I see my kids every day, and while I know how fast they’re growing (it’s not just a trite saying), for me they don’t look much different day to day. My parents only see them every few weeks, or sometimes months so in their eyes, our kids have grown a lot since they last saw them.

Apply this to your growth on your path of wealth and success. Take time to make note of your accomplishments and review them periodically. If you don’t do this regularly, those big steps you took will seem small in the grand scheme of things, and you’ll miss a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge yourself for your triumphs and put wind in your sails to take the next big step. The more you can feel good about the progress you’re making, the more inclined you’ll be to make more progress. We all love to be acknowledged for our accomplishments, and if we wait for that praise to come from others, we’re often setting ourselves up for disappointment. No-one else knows what these leaps mean to you, and to be frank, no-one else cares nearly as much as you.

Set up a system to reward yourself for the progress you’re making, and then keep making progress. One way to do this is to just start a log or journal of your goals, and then review it regularly and note the date that you accomplish them. Seeing the accomplished column fill up with dates will give you great satisfaction and remind you that you are making progress and to keep moving forwards. Give yourself rewards for each one you complete. They don’t need to be big, just be sure to acknowledge the accomplishment. Treat yourself to a movie, a new outfit, a day of pampering, or something big like a vacation – whatever feels appropriate to you. Just ensure the incentives move you forward, and don’t set you back.

Don’t expect others to acknowledge your progress. You’re the only one who truly knows how far you’ve progressed.

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Ask Better Questions

One of the major differences I’ve discovered between people who live a life of joy, passion and prosperity, and those who live in judgement, fear and dispair is the quality of their questions. If you’re constantly asking things like “why does this always happen to me” and “why can’t I ever catch a break” the world will deliver more circumstances and events so you can continue to ask those kinds of questions.

On the other hand, if you’re asking questions like “How can I give more?” and “who do I know that can help me with this?” you’re bound to come up with answers that support your growth. I just finished watching an update on Robin Sharma’s blog about what he called the “Fred Smith Question” It’s an interesting commentary that makes the same points I’m trying to make.

Charlie Trememdous Jones is famous for saying who you’ll be in 5 years will be a direct reflection of 2 things – who you associate with, and the books you read. Now that quote isn’t verbatim to the way he said it, but the message is the same. If you aren’t seeking out people who raise your game, chances are you’re being brought down. If you’re not filling your head with information that challenges you, and takes you to a higher level of thinking, you’re being brought down.

One of my regular practices is to read and listen to information that feeds my mind. This is a great source of information that isn’t available to the general public. If this was taught in school, we’d live in a much different world than we do today. Do yourself a favour and feed your mind with the knowledge most people will never know. Success Secrets of the Rich

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