You may be the type who underestimates the value of your work and your true worth, but you also need to be cautious about overestimating how much you can do.
Underestimating your value can hold you back from success, while overestimating it can let your customers down and cause a rift that will never heal.
Both in what you project — and what you know you can deliver.
If it’s a matter of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, it may be worthwhile to accept more than you’re used to.
But if you know you’re incapable of providing certain…
Some people just can’t seem to help themselves from wanting to haggle down the price of anything from a used car to a piece of penny candy.
They can be difficult to deal with and you can choose to send them to other sites — or use some special strategies to turn them into paying customers.
…and in every line of business.
They can test your patience and drain you of valuable time.
No matter how wonderful your product is and how much effort you’ve put into it, the freebie seeker just seems to want it for nothing.
Many people fall apart on their road to success when they hit obstacles or bumps that they never planned for.
They go their whole lives and careers simply hoping and praying that everything’s going to work out as they planned, which is absurd if you really think about it.
Inevitably, something’s going to go wrong, and it’ll be harder than you expected.
This sounds pessimistic at first, but if you want to be successful, you need to be realistic.
Unless you have the best luck in the world, something’s going to go wrong while you’re working towards success that you…
Something that a lot of people struggle with when working towards being successful is a lack of motivation.
People will wake up each day and begrudgingly do the same exact routine over and over again, hoping that if they do it long enough, they’ll finally be rich and happy.
In reality, if you don’t like what you’re doing, you probably won’t get very far at all.
A vast majority of people are at a place in their life in which they’re working towards something that they’re expected to do, and that’s the only reason they’re doing it.
They don’t have…
Many people have heard the phrase that you have to spend money to make money.
To some extent, this is true.
Whether you’re investing in stocks, college, or a course to help you perform better at your job, you’ll probably need to put in a little bit of money so that you can get some more out.
The point in which people start to mess up with this thought process is when they begin spending money on useless things, thinking that it will help them.
Sometimes, a self-help course can be beneficial, but if the next one you buy is…
The most successful people are those who are organized and have their goals well planned out.
In order for you to be successful, you have to be mindful of your success as it happens well as your goals.
It’s very easy for our minds to be clouded by everything going on around us and for us to lose sight of where we started at, where we are now, and where we’re headed.
Days may get gradually better and you may be making a lot of progress but feel stuck since you’ll only really be comparing each day to the last.
Any successful person can tell you that they wouldn’t be where they are without the help of others.
Connections are extremely important for your success — especially when it comes to success in business and relationships.
You want to have a network of people that you can rely on, and you also don’t want to develop a negative reputation by being in friction with too many individuals.
People will often judge you on who it is you know or associate yourself with and if you keep burning bridges, it narrows that opportunity down for you.
Naturally, you’d want to associate…
When Michael Phelps competed (and won) in the Olympics, he was truly focused on the task at hand.
An interesting note to the swim competition is that Phelps’s closest competitor was caught in a picture turning his head and focusing his attention on Phelps during the swim rather than on what he had to do to beat him.
Phelps’s competitor lost focus because he was more interested in how Phelps was doing.
Losing focus on your ultimate goals and plans for success is a sure way to lose the momentum you’ve built and slip back into failure mode.
You may be surprised to learn that successful people never make backup plans.
That’s because it’s not in their thoughts or vocabulary to fail.
Backup plans tend to put failure in your mind rather than help you succeed with your first choice.
It’s a big “if” that doesn’t need to be there.
It takes time to make plans, and the more time you’re putting into a backup plan, the less thought you’ll spend on your dreams and goals.
Your backup plan will become your true reality and you’ll never realize what you might have done with your original plan for…
Personal fulfillment is an important part of planning for career and financial success.
You also have to think about survival in a world that can sometimes be financially harsh and difficult and how you want to live — in luxury or barely getting by?
When you’re living the life you were created for in your career path, you’re achieving personal fulfillment in a way that should make you happy.
But, if that life doesn’t provide you with means to survive with enough left over to live your dreams, then that career might be flawed in your eyes and bring regrets.