How to be a Success: Learn from your Failures

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Four Things I Learned from my Latest Failure


It’s coming on a year since I started on my journey to achieve success. It’s been a big and challenging year. While I’ve made a lot of great progress, I have to admit I’ve had two big failures.

My first failure I’ve written about before. My wife and I first started our journey to achieving financial freedom by investing. At the start we didn’t know what we were doing and it cost us. However, we learned from our mistakes and we learned from the experience. Now we are back in the game and doing much better.

Our second venture towards this goal was to start a part time business; a part time hustle to compliment my job, free up my wife and build a passive revenue stream.

Again, I didn’t really know what I was doing. It fell apart after just 4 months. However, I know this is another important piece in my plan for success. So I’ve decided again to learn from my lessons and get back to it and do it right next time.

This seems to be a trend. The path to success, so far, runs along the lines of: try, fail, learn, try again. But I’m warmed by the lessons of others:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

In the search of great success, failures are inevitable. No one can win all the time. The trick is not to never fail, it’s to face failure and overcome.

So here are the major lessons I’ve learned from my latest failure.

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How to be a Success: How to hire employees

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The key to financial freedom, to becoming more influential and to scaling to the point where you can be super successful is by leveraging your time. The way you do this is to hire people to do your work for you.

This isn’t easy. How do you hire people who will successfully transfer your vision, your goals and your brand into the world?

Here’s an introduction to some of the factors to consider when considering to hire your first employee.

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How to get Rich: What I learned from Rich Dad

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I used to think that the biggest problem with the world was that the rich get richer and the poor stay poor. However, I’m starting to learn that the difference between being rich and poor comes down to a couple of key things. Those things are knowledge and attitude.

With the right knowledge and attitude it’s possible to go from poor to extremely wealthy.

But it takes education. The kind of education we don’t teach kids in school.

The need for financial education sparked my desire to learn these lessons and to teach others.

Here’s what I learned from reading Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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How to Achieve Success: Success with Tony’s 4 S’s

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As I start this post, I realise that I have never really defined success.

I guess I should have a whole post outlining what success is. However, I feel success is different for everyone.

Success is simply achieving those things that will bring fulfilment to you and your life.

It will be different for everyone, but once you achieve fulfilment in your life, you will feel truly successful.

This definition of success I got from a truly inspirational mentor: Tony Robbins. Today I will cover the 4 things that he taught me that really made a huge difference in my mission for success.
I like to call them Tony’s 4 S’s to success:

– Story
– State
– Strategy
– Standards

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How to be a success: Track Your Progress and Keep Setting Goals

Recently, I’ve found that things have stalled a little since I started my mission for success.

Work’s been crazy busy and now I have so many things on the go. It’s hard to keep up with everything.

However, I am committed to achieving my goals. So, I’ve decided it’s a good time to take stock of how far I’ve come and  plan where I want to go next.

Success Lesson:

When you feel lost and a bit overwhelmed it’s probably the perfect time to take a rest. It’s time to take stock and get back on track by setting more goals.

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How to be a success: 5 things I learned from Donald Trump

ve him or hate him, you have to admit Donald J Trump is hugely successful. He has built an empire, spread his name all over the world and against many odds was elected the president of the United States of America.

I don’t necessary agree Trump’s personality, his politics or his way of going about things. Actually, in many ways I disagree strongly, but I have to admit that Donald Trump has helped me learn a few invaluable lessons, and for that I must be grateful.

Read on to learn the valuable lessons I learnt from Donald J. Trump.

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How to be a Success by Mastering the art of Sales

Being a teacher, sales is not my area of expertise. However, after a brief study of the subject I quickly learned the catch phrase: ‘Sales are everything’. Now, I don’t know if I’d go to that extreme, but selling is something we as humans do all the time.

As a teacher, I sell students ideas and concepts all the time. In fact, we as a society sell each other ideas all the time. Not only that, but we sell ourselves. We sell ourselves as employees, we sell ourselves as a mate and we sell ourselves as friends. Then depending on our career, we may sell a product or a service, or our ideas to influence others.

Therefore, sales is a vital skill. One that schools don’t always teach to a high level.

Many schools do cover elements of selling. In English class, you may remember studying advertising; maybe you critiqued ad’s, or maybe you analysed persuasion, or maybe you even creatively made an advertising campaign for a product.

However, sales go much deeper than this.

It is a vital skill that should be part of the school curriculum – especially for students whose dreams and passions are to be successful in the business, social, political … well in any area of the modern world.

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How to Prepare for the Future and Develop the Skills You Need

No one knows what the future will be like.

Some people are very positive about the great things that will come. Great technological breakthroughs are already changing our world. Many look on and wonder at the great new inventions and evolutions that could make life so much easier. 

However, for many the future looks grim. Many look on in fear as technologies steal jobs, as national boundaries disappear and as ways of life are challenged every day.

Whichever way you look at the future, to be successful you will need to plan for what it might look like and be prepared.

Read on to find out more.

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How to Achieve Success – Get Healthy

You can’t be successful without being healthy.

Success is living every day in a beautiful state; to feel you are living a life that is inspired, empowered, enlightened and passionate.

When we are healthy, or working towards being healthy, our body is becoming cleaner, stronger, more flexible, more capable and more powerful. When we feel these good feelings we are able to take on life with confidence, adapt to challenges and find a way to achieve success.

If you want success, you must find health.

Read on to learn more about health and success.

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