9 reasons people don’t succeed

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…

Success is not some mysterious force.

Success doesn’t care about your race, your creed, or your background.

Nor is success reserved for the rich and affluent.

I think Tony Robbins said it best when he said, “Success leaves clues.

Having read over 200 books on self-development, marketing and time management, I have seen this concept repeated over and over again.

Just yesterday I was reminded of this very concept when I was listening to a platform speaking program. Dan Kennedy, who is a marketing legend, made the point of saying that a common mistake that poor people make is the “Oh, that doesn’t apply to me” reaction when listening to someone talking about success in another field.

He went on to say that “All principles of success whether you want to talk about sales or marketing have a basis of universal transferability.” So in our search for answers, we need to be looking at what DOES transfer and not why it doesn’t.

But it does take some seeking.

That’s why I created this site — to uncover those “clues” that can make a difference in our lives whether it’s at home or at the office.

I wanted to make this a sort of one-stop success site.

While I believe that niche marketing is the fastest way to get your name out there, I wanted to make this site as a sort of hub for all sorts of ideas.

I seek, then I share.

These days I find it increasingly difficult to share everything I want to share via a blog so have been working hard to boost my social media presence, particularly on FB where I can share good quotes, books and tidbits, quickly and easily as well as get my message out there faster.

If you’re not already subscribed to my Facebook fan page and want a daily dose of success click here.

With my fan page, this blog, my podcasts, as well as my YouTube channel and Twitter account I’m doing all I can to share good ideas.

All you need do is think about how these ideas apply to you then go about adapting them to fit in your life.

And yet, at a time when we have access to incredible information from people all over the world, most people fail to achieve their dreams.

I sat down the other day and pondered this question.

I picked up a few of my favorites and came up with this list:

  1. No hard work (no pain, no gain)
  2. Too much hard work (exhausted, low quality)
  3. Try too hard too quickly (you can’t get healthy eating 3oo apples one day a year)
  4. Think they have all the answers (arrogance)
  5. Lacking the 3Ps — plan, purpose and passion (these are magical)
  6. Poor mindset (everything starts with belief)
  7. Short term thinking (life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon)
  8. Give up too soon (there is such a think as a “Tipping Point” according to Malcolm Gladwell)
  9. Money management (even a person earning a $5,000,000 a year can go bankrupt, all they have to do is spend 6)

As Dan Kennedy stated earlier, too many people believe that their situation is unique and other people’s ideas and strategies wouldn’t apply to their life or business. They have simply closed their minds off to new ideas from other sources.

Having taught thousands of students myself, I have seen this time and time again.

I must admit that I find it interesting that despite how different we all are, we are so similar on so many levels.

Adrian Shepherd

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