How to Set Weekly Goals for Success

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Weekly goals are essentially to ensuring we stay on our mission and achieve the success we’re dreaming of. Start your week with good goals and keep the dream alive.

Do you have a clear plan of what you need to do this week?

Do you know what special jobs need to be done to achieve your long term success?

Or are you simply counting off the hours and dreading each one gone as another hour closer to Monday morning?

That used to be me. And yes I guess it is still me. I won’t lie and say I love Monday morning. I hope one day I will when I am financially free and working solely on my inspiring mission.

However, until then I’m like everyone else. Sunday is the last day of freedom before the dreaded Monday. But that shouldn’t get you down. You should use it as motivation. That’s how I’m trying to look at it. It’s not easy, but I know what I want and now I use Sunday as my inspiring day to envision and plan so that I can keep on track all week and keep building towards those happy Mondays I’m dreaming of.

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How to Achieve Success: Write a Business Plan

How to write a successful business plan.

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Do you want to own your own business? Do you want to be in full control of your time and direct your energies into something that is all yours? Here’s how to write the business plan.

I believe starting your own business is a key step in achieving ultimate success, especially in the advanced knowledge economy that is evolving now.

So how do we start a business?

First, find your mission:

You need to find your calling, the thing you will want to do even when everything seems too hard. Because it will get hard.

There are many ways to look at starting a business but I believe we need to start with an idea of what we want to do.

As Robert R. Covey says, “When you can give yourself to work that brings together a need, your talent, and your passion, power will be unlocked.”

(Covey 2005, Pg. 77)

So if you haven’t worked out what business you want yet, please go to How to chose a Business than can Bring you Success. Hopefully you can find what you want to do and what you can contribute.

Why Write a Business Plan

A business plan is basically a map to what you intend to do.

It lays out your thoughts and ideas. It forces you to consider the important areas that every business needs to consider. And it helps to solidify the idea into a tangible thing that can be communicated to other people; potential partners, investors, bankers, friends, whoever wants to know exactly what it is you want to do.


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How to Live as Rich as a Millionaire

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Do you wan’t to be a millionaire?

Of course! Unless you’d rather be a billionaire… but either way, I’m guessing we all want to be filthy rich; free to do whatever we want, go wherever we want, have it all and feel like kings and queens.

However, how many of us actually have that level of wealth?

I know I don’t.

I’m planning on getting there, but for now I’m an average work-a-day Joe, who has to slave away like the rest for a slice of the averagely ok life.

But when I think about it, there’s some important realities that allow us to see things in a whole different light.

Millionaire Questions:

Who would give up their legs for a million dollars?

(Not me!)

Who would give up their arms for a million dollars?

(No way!)

Would you give up your eyes for millions of dollars?

(I don’t even like thinking about that.)

What about friends? Family? Clean air?

What would you give up to be a millionaire?

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How to reclaim Monday and Achieve Success

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Do you hate Monday? I hate Monday! I know I should be the inspired leader who says it’s all in your head, take back the power and be positive. But the truth is I hate Monday.

Monday is the death of freedom and getting back to work.

So how do we deal with it.

My success lessons tell me, use the hate and get stronger.

So, why do we hate Monday?

Because we want to be free!

How do we get free?

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Achieve Success through Affirmations

Last year my wife and I started out on a mission to find success in life. We started simple and very soon we had a whole lot of goals and plans underway. We started a study of success and pretty soon we came across the idea of affirmations.

Affirmations are a way to help you envision the life you want and to keep you inspired and on track to chase it down.

Read on to learn more about how affirmations can help you.

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How to achieve Success: Follow the Rules for Investing

Knowing these basic rules for investing will help you to achieve success.

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You cannot earn your way to freedom. You need to invest and make your money work for you.

This is the simple truth that the rich know, and that the poor ignore.

Investing is the way you get free.

I used to be one of those poor people that didn’t really know what the whole investing game was. I should of; I was highly educated and I had the ability to learn and ask questions.

However, it seemed like a scary mystery world, where those in the know got rich and the rest of the poor hopefuls got poorer.

Then I got smart, and about a year ago, with a lot of support and guidance from my lovely wife, we became investors.

Read on to learn our basic rules and see the smart and safe way to begin your mission to success.

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Follow your Passion and Find Your Voice

Follow your passion, find your voice and achieve success.

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The following is based on the lessons I learned from Stephen R. Covey’s the 8th Habit. This book is all about finding your voice, or basically finding your passion, and learning how to follow it towards living an ultimately success life.

Stephen R. Covey is the famous author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you haven’t read it yet, check out my brief study of these 7 Habits, here. (Or get a copy of your own here.)

The 8th Habit takes it all to the next level and is all about finding your voice, or basically finding your passion, and learning how to follow it towards living an ultimately success life.

Here is my contemplation of the 8th Habit. Read on to learn all about finding your voice and learning how to follow your passion to have a life that really matters.

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How to be a Success: Master Networking

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One of the many skills that is needed for success in the world is networking. Our ability to create working relationships with other people, and within organisations of people, is essential for our success, not only in business but in our everyday activities.

However, networking is not something that comes naturally to everyone. I know, I for one am absolutely terrible at networking. I don’t like ‘bothering’ people and I don’t like having a list of contacts that I feel pressured to maintain. I like to do things on my own and feel the freedom of being self-reliant. However, lately I’m starting to see that I need people around me and I need people to help me.

Here’s the initial lessons I’ve learned on how to be a successful networker and how to network your way to success.

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How to Choose a Business that can bring you Success

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Businesses fail at a high rate. We’ve all heard the hard to believe statistics. However, people take on the challenge to defy these staggering odds all the time. So, how do you choose a business that has a chance of winning?

Why start a business to begin with?

We start businesses because we want to be our own boss. Or we want to create something. Or we know it is the only way we will get life satisfaction.

At the end of the day, I think we look to build a business for two reasons.

Firstly, we want to build the type of work place we dream about and do the type of work we want to do, so that we ‘never work a day in our lives’. We dream of creating a machine that lets us live the inspirational life of being innovative pioneers and entrepreneurs.

On the other hand, we build a business because we look to make as much money as we can, so that we can live like kings and queens and do whatever we want.

The dangers

Whichever way motivates the innovative entrepreneur, it is still a risky and incredibly tough road from initial decision, to taking on the challenges, to the eventual moment of business success.

Given these difficulties, how do we chose a business right for us?

How do we take on the challenge, and ensure we are on the right path and have a fighting chance of success?

There may be no definitive answer, but read on to find out my study of the subject and the path I’ve chosen to follow going forward.

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How to be a Success: Have Successful Habits

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Successful people have winning habits, tried models of behaviour that ensure they win the small battles that add up to a lifetime of success.

I have begun to develop some great rituals and habits that are already beginning to transform my life. From eating well to doing daily visualisations, I have developed rituals that help me stay focussed and ensure I seek success.

Encouraged by the success of these habits, I was drawn to study Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

I recommend everyone go out and get a copy of this highly enlightening book. The following clips were also very helpful in gaining a quick understanding of the 7 Habits. 1) THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE … and 2) Version 2.

Read on to learn how successful habits can have a huge impact on your effectiveness.

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