Successful People Give Back

Give Back to Achieve Success

We’ve all heard the saying “it is better to give than receive”. But, when considering what truly makes someone successful in life, this saying is the foundation of real success. This is true for personal and professional success. Do Good and Good Will Come to You In a previous blog we discussed the Law of Attraction and the importance of “minding your mind”. In other words, if you think about failure, you will attract failure. The same can be said for giving back. If you want success in life, then you must help others to succeed. Sounds simple, right? The good news is that you will help your well-being and bolster your professional success. Success is More than Wealth People can achieve wealth and influence by putting people down, playing dirty and stepping on others to “get ahead” in life. However, make no mistake, these people do not end up “successful”. Why? Because success is NOT defined by wealth and influence only, but also by a well-rounded life where you like yourself and others like you in return. These are very important aspects of life and should not be downplayed. Look at it this way, greed and power are...

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Overcoming the Negativity Bias

How to Overcome the Negativity Bias to Succeed

Negative and positive experiences are a fact of life. However, our decision to dwell on one over the other is the difference between success and failure. In this blog I will discuss how we, as humans, have an inherent negative outlook on life that keeps us from reaching our potential and ways to overcome this subconscious behavior. Negative Usually Wins Ever had a fantastic day in which everything is going your way, only to have it erased when someone cuts you off when driving? Or how about, waking up looking forward to an event you have been planning for weeks (e.g. wedding or vacation), only to have it “ruined” because of the weather or an unforeseen development? Why? Because we, as human beings, are destined to fixate on the negative instead of the positive, which is otherwise known as the negativity bias. The negativity bias is the subconscious way we give more weight to bad experiences than a good one. In fact, some researchers have found that negative emotions are 3x stronger than positive emotions. According to Psychology Today, the reason humans internalize negative experiences so heavily stems from a very good reason: the need to survive during “fight...

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