Success Is The Best Revenge

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In life, things won’t always go your way.

You’re going to be disappointed.

You’re going to get rejected.

You’re going to fail.

You’re going to get screwed over.

You’re going to get passed over for that promotion.

I could go on and on.

In the moment, experiencing these types of negative outcomes feels like the worst thing in the world.

Some of the first thoughts that probably go through your head are “What can I do to get back at X?” or “How can I make X feel just like this? Or worse?” We’ve all been there.

As much as you would like to retaliate, you shouldn’t. You’re better than that. Why stoop to their level?

Allow yourself to experience whatever emotion X caused you to feel for as long as you want. You are human after all.

When you get that out of your system, it’s time to change your perception of the event and take the high ground. Just like the stoic philosophers preached, you may not be able to control what happens to you, but you can control how you respond to it.

You can start by reflecting on the experience and asking yourself what you can learn from it. Maybe you could have done things differently or better.

Then, try to think about how you can best move forward. Formulate a plan that will allow you to succeed like you never have before. Commit to bettering yourself and don’t stop until you get what you want. Show X what you’re made of, and let your actions speak for themselves.

In the end, it’s not about throwing “I told you so” back in X’s face when the time comes. It’s about being a person of character, turning obstacles into opportunities, and reaching new heights. That’s the sweetest revenge of all.

Article reshared with permission. Originally shared on The Life of Riley.

Instagram Your Dreams

Instagram can help you fulfill your dreams, here is how.personal development, success, wealth, desire, dreams, think and grow rich, social media, instagram, confidence, dream board, vision board

You undoubtedly heard of the power of Vision Boards, and how they help you turn your greatest dreams and desires into reality.

Perhaps you have one already, or you created one for a school project when you were eight, not knowing the tremendous value it held.

It is a way to visually define who you want to be, where you want to go, what you want to do, and more. This is traditionally done with a collage (collected from newspapers or magazines) of words that empower you, photos of what you wish to materialize, people you wish to surround yourself with, and more.personal development, success, wealth, desire, dreams, think and grow rich, social media, instagram, confidence, dream board, vision board

Do not overcomplicate the board with questions of how or why.

By creating the board, you are taking action, and your mind will unconsciously absorb your own messages to help guide you where you want to be.

What does this all have to do with Instagram?

Simple. Let Instagram be your board.

You do not have to put your true identity, and you can keep it private if you wish.

While the activity of clipping and searching magazines for your success tokens probably has its’ own effect, Instagram provides its’ own benefits.

Once you have a physical board you can expand through Instagram.

Hashtags and social media can guide your own dreams and desires, to you. Or at least help you connect with others with similar interests.

You might even be able to start a business out of it, plus you develop your knowledge of social media.

It is the Law of Attraction at work.

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Get started today. Making an account is really easy and start sharing the words, items, and people that can spark you.

WISH YOU SUCCESS!

P.S. The one challenge to be aware of is making sure you give credit to photographers and/or look for public domain or creative commons photos. You can start here: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Wealth and Health

Josh Krafchick is a financial adviser and creator of The Millennial Slackers Guide

Good health is not something that we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.

As Americans, we are highly susceptible to living unhealthy lifestyles.

We all have our flaws whether it’s:

  • Not having enough time
  • Too busy with work
  • Or just sheer laziness

Personally, I have worked hard to chase what I would consider my dream, and have found in order to do so you have to live a healthy lifestyle.fitness, health wealth personal development, exercise, money, finance, success, lifestyle

According to the United Nations’ International Labour Office, unhealthy lifestyle choices cost U.S. businesses in upwards of $12 billion annually. That makes you think about whether spending $50/month on a gym membership for yourself or your employees is probably worth it.

Most people do not consider their health as an investment, but research shows that 23% of adults that are obese earn $35k or less each year, whereas only 5.6% of Americans who are obese earn $100k+.

Why do you think CEOs wake up really early to get in a morning workout?

BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU PERFORM BETTER IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE!

As we approach every New Year, we set to lose weight or save money. Funny enough, they are actually both linked to one another! Studies have shown that regular exercise will substantially decrease your chances of heart disease and less risk of heart disease, meaning more money that you will save in your lifetime!fitness, health wealth personal development, exercise, money, finance, success, lifestyle

It has been proven by various studies that for those who exercise vs. doesn’t exercise, saves over $2,000/year!

Not only does working out help you save and earn more but making time to get in a work-out helps in a variety of other ways.

For example, it will release endorphins that will increase your happiness. Happiness is linked to increased performance in the work-place because people, who do business, enjoy doing business with people who are happy!

If you are someone who is unhappy or even depressed, you may tend to binge-eat junk food more regularly. Doing so will increase your cholesterol levels, similar to how credit card debt can clog someone’s personal finances.

On the flip-side, mortgage debt could be considered “good cholesterol” because home prices have increased substantially over the past 30 years.

A good starting goal is 2-3 hours of exercise each week.

It doesn’t have to be anything too intense, but going for a walk or taking a significant other to a dance class is moving in a positive direction to help improve your health and wealth.

How to Transform Failure into Success

We have all messed up at some point in our lives and it is easy to let those failures, disappointments, and mistakes haunt us.Think and Grow Rich, Success, Money, Finance, Investing, Book suggestion, Book reading, Quiz, Fun, Flowchart, warren buffett, james Altucher, Tony Robbins, Personal Development, Napoleon Hill

They remind us and often loom over us like an infinite shadow.

  • Maybe it was something we did or failed to do.
  • Maybe it was a choice we made that we no longer believe was the right choice.
  • Maybe it was an activity that ate up a huge portion of our lives that we regret and we feel we can never get that wasted time back.

But you can transform your failure into success.

We hear it all the time, phrases like: “‘learn from your mistakes,’ ‘focus on your strengths,’ and ‘do not dwell on your past.'”

But how do you do that?success, wealth, think and grow rich, money, finance, self control, discipline

Let’s try right now in three simple steps.

Step One

Take out a sheet of paper and make a list of ten times in the past you believe you failed or disappointed someone or yourself. This can be anything major or minor (this is great practice).

Step Two

Next to the first list, write down something you learned from them or how those events make you a better, stronger person.

Step Three

Write down how you can apply the lesson you just learned to some practical way of improving your current situation right now (or some project in the future).Think and Grow Rich, Success, Money, Finance, Investing, Book suggestion, Book reading, Quiz, Fun, Flowchart, warren buffett, james Altucher, Tony Robbins, Personal Development, Napoleon Hill

Get into the habit of doing this and you can transform everything into your own personal lesson for success. And what’s more, you can use these lessons to help others.

How Will You Spend Your Riches?

There is an obstacle keeping many people from financial wealth.  personal development, wealth, success, law of attraction, think and grow rich, spending, capital allocation, visualization, money, riches, bank account, how to make money, capital allocation, investing

One of which is not believing they deserve it.

Another obstacle is not knowing what to do with wealth should they attain the amount they want. Let us remove that obstacle right now.

Many people just say, “I want $1 million” or “I want to be a multi-millionaire.”

If you’re reading this, you probably already visualized the numbers in a bank account.

Maybe you even wrote yourself a check for that amount already.

Let us take this a step further through visualization and writing.

Without focusing on “how” you got there, let’s focus on exactly where your riches are going to be allocated in the future. 

The wealthiest people in the world know where to and where not to put their money, aside from their own personal extra luxury expenses.

Investors know what companies to put their money in, oil magnates know the most effective ways to obtain and distribute oil, the frugal wealthy know exactly what they want out of life, and more.

To get started, imagine your net worth was suddenly increased to $100 million. Chances are you do not have all of that in liquid cash, as that would put your money at tremendous risk.

You want this money to last you your lifetime, as well as protect generations of your family, but you also want it to grow.

Remember, the incredibly successful have cultivated their ability to spend wisely over many years.

Begin visualizing the answers to these questions below:

  • How many houses do you own?
  • What businesses are you invested in?
  • How much do you keep in liquid cash?
  • Breakdown your $100 million into different percentages and categories, for example, “$30 million is in the stock market, you own $50 million in properties, you have four cars worth a total of $1 million, etc…”
  • Breakdown the costs of the objects in one of your houses (or all).
  • What industry have you mastered?
  • How much money to do you need to live, annually? (i.e. taxes, food expenses, etc…)
  • What does your closet look like, and how do those tie into your $100 million?personal development, wealth, success, law of attraction, think and grow rich, spending, capital allocation, visualization, money, riches, bank account, how to make money, capital allocation, investing

Do this exercise on your way to financial success and find that it will help you obtain whatever it is you are looking for.

Believe and understand that once you can see it, dream it, feel it, plan it,  then you can achieve it.

WISH YOU SUCCESS!