Everyone is running behind success but very few people are actually aware of the real contributing factors to achieve it. Those who have attended conferences of motivational speakers or use to read motivational books must have some idea about recommended tricks to make it happen. The story of success is backed up with different content by all speakers but the ultimate tricks are almost same and this expert advice have a great impact on life.
There are seven major contributing factors to ensure overall success in life. Once you start following them, you will soon be able to observe a big change in your life and they ensure long term benefits.
Those who have decided a long term goal need to stick to a sustainable plan to ensure self-fulfilment. Once you start reinventing yourself, you will know your real potential and then it will become much easier to overcome all obstacles. Successful people keep on adjusting themselves for changing conditions of life and they prefer to do self-improvement to meet challenges on the way.
Look at the successful entrepreneurs, champions, explorers or anyone out there in your area of interest, you will realize that teamwork always ensures greater success for life. Successful people often rate many people behind their success including their family members, mentors, and friends etc. If you can play a better role as a team player then you can ensure a bright path of success.
Optimize your Performance:
The best trick for ensuring success in life is to stop wasting time and make efforts for your performance improvement. Identify your interests and then work for improving your skills in that field. Once you make efforts for a positive change in life, soon you will see growth in your career as well as in lifestyle.
Communication plays a vital role in human life so it is always essential to improve these skills. An effective communicator can gain respect as well as can avail positive response from people around. Great leaders are always found to be great communicators and this skill helps them to ensure never ending growth and success in life.
The path of success is always hidden behind so many obstacles. Life takes unpredictable turns with several economic crises, family matters, health issues and natural disasters. Successful people stay tuned to difficult situations and they try to find best solutions to deal with them.
If you want to ensure continuous growth in life then it is necessary to work on your leadership skills. It is good if you can push yourself to achieve great things in life but the best part is that if you can lead others too. Leadership plays an important role in every aspect of life including business, education as well as in social relations.
Decide your goal and have a clear vision to achieve it; then start practicing these ultimate tricks to boost chances of success in life.
Leadership is a much sought after quality in various job descriptions, be it a corporate job or a simple desk job. Though there are many people who are desperate to have the leading position, there is always a want of good leaders in every field. Thus, if you are capable of being a good leader, it’s going to get you very far in your career. Now, a lot of people have this quality inherent in themselves, but if you don’t have it by default, there’s no shame in trying to master it by following some simple enough rules. We present to you some suggestions regarding how you can perfect the art of leadership.
Keep these simple instructions in mind and you are surely going to be a great leader in your field no time.
If you want to be a successful manager, you will need to possess effective, managerial communication skills. Let’s go through some of these ten essential managerial communication skills for perpetual success at the workplace.
Many a times, we splurge over and above our means, live on borrowed money and make countless other mistakes that could hamper our finances in the long run. Here are the six most common financial mistakes that people may possibly make this year.
There’s a tendency to spend beyond our financial means and is a very common financial mistake. It could be for reasons to impress or simply out of careless, frivolous motives. How many times have we taken up that gym membership that we hardly use, spent money on expensive clothes that aren’t worn regularly or just splurged on magazine subscriptions? Even the petty expenses count. If you are enduring financial hardships, you need to quit the habit of splurging all your money on things that you don’t require right away, because every penny matters.
Not Saving Up
If you put expenditure ahead of savings, you know there is something drastically wrong with the equation. Don’t get into a situation where you are living pay check to pay check. Even if you aren’t taking any proactive steps to manage your money, it would be prudent to keep months’ worth of salary in your accounts because you may just need the finance for emergencies. Saving up is a good practice for the future and could help you breeze through difficult situations that you may be facing currently.
Procrastinating Budgeting & Planning
Charting out a budget could be a tiresome, Herculean process. Nonetheless, your future depends on how you manage your finances now. Spend some time to plan your expenses for the following, weeks, months and then the rest of the year. Make allotments for that dream car, monthly expenses, investments, your emergency funds and keep in mind if you have any liabilities or debts you need to pay off. Making a budget will prepare you for any financial or economic outcome in the future and help you plan your expenses better.
Everyone knows the pitfalls of being underinsured or not having insurance at all. But a lesser known fact is that being over-insured is a being no-no. Being over-insured means you’re paying for more cover than you need, which could in-turn lead to excess monthly payments from your account, for no good reason at all. Sometimes, your bank covers insurance for you and people aren’t even aware that they are insured as an extra service by the bank. Be careful. Insuring yourself and your family is a good practice but too much of anything could prove to be detrimental.
Making monthly contributions to a couple of retirement accounts is essential for a smooth retirement. Take risks and invest. Not investing in the right spaces or investing enough is a very common financial mistake. You may have a hard time trusting other people or you may have even find that the markets are risky. If that is the case, hire a financial advisor who will understand your financial goals and help your investments grow.
Bypassing Other Income Opportunities
Many people get comfortable with the idea of sticking to their current jobs because they are well within their comfort zones. Contrary to popular belief, this is a very common financial mistake. If with time, you have discovered another opportunity for some additional income, have some spare time on your hands and boast-worthy skill sets, why not put yourself out into the market and earn a little more? There’s no harm in being ambitious and it would be wise to remember that it’s never too late to try something new.
You may feel like you’re long overdue for a raise but sitting around and waiting for a miracle to happen is not be the solution. You may truly love your job and finding another job could just be a long and cumbersome process. This is where you will need to take gutsy steps and look at the best ways to ask for a raise. So, how exactly do you do it? Read on to find out.
1. Ask For Feedback
If you want to talk to your manager about a raise, you should be able to have a clear and honest conversation with him/her in a non-pushy manner. Ask your supervisor to join in and have a direct heart-to-heart on how you have fared, and ask them for feedback on how you can improve. That way, it will make it look like you are taking additional interest in your job and genuinely want to give your best. Asking for feedback is not only one of the best ways to ask for a raise, but it helps build an open, communicative relationship with your manager, setting you up for success.
2. Shoulder More Responsibility
Time management is the key here. If you bite more than you can chew and run out of time, it could end up being disastrous. Prioritize all the work you have in hand, work honestly and then take up any additional tasks or problems that your company may be facing. Lend a hand to your manager and ask him/her if they may need any more help with what they are doing. You will be building a very good impression of yourself and at the same time, will be putting yourself on the fast-track lane for a raise.
3. “Sell” Your Accomplishments
Don’t beg for a raise. Instead, sell your accomplishments and focus on why you deserve a raise. If you are one who has consistently exceeded expectations in your office and have done more than what was expected of you, you can always list out situations and times when that has happened and talk it out with your manager when you are asking for a raise. Be proactive about your work. That way, when you approach your manager, he/she would have already known that you deserve a raise!
4. Find Out How Much Others With Similar Job Titles Are Making
Although you may love to make a couple of million dollars a month, that is an unrealistic expectation to set when it comes to asking your manager for a raise. Before you can approach your manager, do some background research on how much the others who are currently working in a similar profile as you, are making. Find out if other companies are paying them more, or whether the industry standards for the money that can be made is any different from what you are getting in hand. With a few handy pointers such as these, you could be making a very strong case for yourself when you are talking to your manager.
5. Choose The Right Time
There is always a right and wrong time for everything. Don’t go and ask for a raise when you know your boss is having a bad day. Sure, it may not be wise to sit over the discussion, but give your manger to mull things over before you can go and discuss a possible hike in the figures. Pick a day when your manager looks calm and relaxed and do it preferably, in the first half of the day.
So, there you have it. These are some of the best ways to ask your manager for a raise. But as always, set realistic expectations and be prepared for ‘no’. Either way, you would have learnt something new in the process and possibly even opened doors to more growth opportunities.
What is success to you?
In my opinion, one of the things that make success is to rise above the average and be a role model for others in your area of expertise.
Now let's do this together to try to see what really can bring you closer to your goal.
Think of 5 persons you look up to.
You can't think of any 5? Come on, 5 persons that you remember, someone that has done something you think is impressive. Maybe a celebrity, athlete or just 5 persons you know and would really like to meet or take a lesson from.
Okay, I assume you did it, now we should at least have a few persons that you're thinking of.
Most people do the same things, day after day and never leave their comfort zone. They hope that some event or some person will come and change their lives. I'm going to tell you the truth. This is not going to happen. You can not do the same things over and over again and expect different results.
If we take an example; an athlete trains every day with his or her training partners, does nothing more, just the same, regular things every day and hopes to become a professional one day. What this is going do for this athlete is to make him equal to everyone else, not better.
This is not the way. The athletes that are leading in their profession are the ones that spend extra hours training while others fool around. They study how to eat the right foods for the best performance, how they can be more flexible, stronger, faster, how they can prevent injuries and every little detail that will help them get an edge in the sport.
The athletes that do that will get better than the rest, they stand out. They do things that are not "normal".
So what I'm saying is that if you want to stand out, you have to do those extras, spend time on getting to where you want to end up. Don't wait for it just to happen while you do the same regular things as others.
Nearly every single person that is leading in their game or profession is doing things that most aren't doing. So if you feel like you are doing the same regular things as everyone around you, chances are, that you won't beat them in the long run. The 5 persons you thought of before, are most likely not living life like you or large percentage of the world, they all do the extra little things that make them the best at what they do.
Be different, be obsessed, put in extra work and rise to the top.
Before the age of 20, I had little as no ambition to do anything but go to the gym. I loved the gym and only wanted to be beastly strong, hard like a brick-wall and look like one of my idols, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his prime.
Education was nothing that excited me, I had finished a year in a school that specialized in training personal trainers to be better at their jobs, but that was all I could motivate myself to try after I failed to finish collage. Job was something I looked at as something you just have to do, and you're lucky if you can find something you don't hate to do. I have worked at some places, and the worst of them was so boring to me, that I tried to keep myself awake as long as possible because I hated to go to sleep, since time flies by so fast when you're asleep, and I didn't want to wake up and go to that shitty job.
That idea of mine wasn't good at all, I always woke up looking like a zombie, dead-tired and didn't want to go to work. That's not how it should be.
Few years later, I started working at a pretty large company that services people with internet, mobile and TV services. While I was working there I spent some time reading about entrepreneurship, motivation, read some books on goal-setting and other stuff. That helped me a lot.
When I first started working there, I focused on doing the things my boss wanted everyone to do, but after I started reading, I figured out that no one was going to give me a raise or a promotion unless I really did a good job and went after it.
I don't work there anymore, but there were several things that I did do, that really did help me get promoted to a "underboss" in my department there, and those are the things I'm going to tell you about, because you can do this too at your job.
1. Do more than is expected of you.
My job at that time was to answer the phone and solve problems for customers, I could have set focus on that, but after I got good at that, I decided to try to do something bigger, try to do something to help more people around me do better. Instead putting 100% focus on trying to answer 10 extra phone calls a day, try helping other people solving problems faster by writing manuals or something that makes their job easier, so they can work faster. If you're in a department of 11 people, you can help the 10 of them adding 5 phone calls every day, so the department answers 50 more phone calls instead of you answering extra 10. That shows the boss that you are a problem solver and a leader.
2. Don't bring problems to your boss, bring solutions.
By bringing problems to your boss, you make his work harder, and I don't know many people that want that. Instead, you should go with an idea to the boss, tell him about it, and what problem your idea can solve, even better if you can implement it yourself. That shows your boss that you have the balls to talk to him about ideas, and that you're ready to handle them yourself. If the idea is good and you manage to deliver good, you've made his job (and possibly others job) easier.
3. Show up, and if you need a day off, be ready to offer to help when needed.
Some people that I worked with always took their sick days, it was very common that they took them on Mondays or Fridays, and it always looked like they were trying to make their weekend longer. Even if you get these payed sick days, don't use them if you're not sick. If you want a promotion, the boss needs you to be there, the guy or girl that is always sick at least two days every month isn't stable enough and it's awful for the boss to have a right hand man/woman that isn't at work when needed.
Also, if you need a day off, offer to work extra hours some other day or days, to show that you care about the job, and that you appreciate that you're going to be given a day off.
4. Handle your problems, and even others problems so it won't end up in the hands of your boss - but make sure he knows.
I know a few people that couldn't at all handle an angry customer. Every single time someone raised their voice, those employees said "if you want to talk to my boss, I'd be happy to ask him to call you and assist you"
I very, very rarely did that before promotion. I handled the angry customers myself and even called them for other employees to handle the situation. My boss knew about this, so he saw I could handle those kind of situations and saved him the time. That again shows a leadership- and problem solving skill.
5. Show interest in moving up at your company.
Ask for special assignments so you get more responsibility. Of course you need to finish them like a champion, but you have to show interest in it. When you notice that there is a better job available in your department or your company that you're interested in, ask the one who's hiring if he has found someone and if not, what he's looking for in that employee that he wants, let him know that you're interested in moving up and that you're ready for a new challenge.
6. Don't let failure beat you to your knees.
If you ask for a promotion or a wage raise and you don't get it, do not get mad, cry like a little baby or lose control, that's not going to help you in any way. Instead, ask what the boss want's you to do better, so you can get what you want, after that, thank him. Get better at what you do and fix you can fix. By doing that, you show that you are confident, you can take denial like a champion and you're there to do business.