I hope to help people realize that a collaborative and cooperative way of living is better than a competitive and critical one. I think there is fundamental difference in the way some people think vs. others and the measurable variations are seen in their level of success. I'd like to be clear that I do NOT define success in terms of money. Financial freedom is great, but if you're not appreciative and grateful, then you could still be lonely and depressed.

     I think success is something different to each and every person uniquely, but as an overall generalization for this blog's purpose here's what I mean by success: To me, it is more of a sense of self responsibility and love. This is the most important because it's your base. Taking responsibility for your actions and truly loving yourself, flaws and all. A successful person is aware and in control of their breath, their eating habits, their movement, their thoughts, the balance and importance of playing and working, has strong communication skills, shows their vulnerability, and finds a deeper meaning in everything.

WOW! That seems like a long way to describe success right?!!? This is what I call a balanced success. I love scales- I'm a Libra ;) Take the time to think about each thing and how it applies to you. Then rate yourself on any scale you want. 1-10 on how successful you are in that area. Now you have a base of where you can improve.

     Being on the team Motivational Mindset it has inspired me to master my mindset and encourage others to do the same. I am a huge fan of affirmations and that will be an upcoming post in this section of my blog for more info on what they are, how/why they work, and how I've gotten better and including more detail to them. For now though, I'd like to give a list of things successful people do vs. what unsuccessful people do. It is a simple matter of making small changes. 

  • Read every day
  • Compliment other people (and yourself)
  • Embrace change
  • Forgive other people (and yourself)
  • Talk about ideas & dreams
  • Learn constantly
  • Accept responsibility for your failures
  • Stretch 
  • Show appreciation and gratitude
  • Set goals & develop an action plan
  • Watch TV every day
  • Criticize other people (and yourself)
  • Fear change
  • Hold a grudge against other people (and yourself)
  • Talk about other people & gossip
  • Think they know it all and are never willing to compromise
  • Hold tension
  • Blame others for their failures
  • Have a sense of entitlement
  • Never set goals