Positive Success

15 Times Its Completely OK to be Selfish

Selfish has always been defined as a negative word. Merriam Webster defines the word “selfish” as 1 : concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others. 2 : arising from concern with one’s own welfare or advantage in disregard of others a selfish act. Sure, does sound negative.  Most people try NOT to be selfish, or regarded as selfish.  Some people are so focused in life they may not even realize when or if they are actually being selfish.  Others are full aware.  No matter how giving or altruistic or selfish you really are by nature, there are 5 important times when it’s definitely OK to be a little, if not a lot selfish in life. 10 Times it’s OK to be ...

The Top 5 Types of People You Need to Avoid in Life

You’re going to meet all types of people throughout your life.  Some you’ll collect as acquaintances, others will earn the title of friends, many you’ll refer to as co-workers and then there’s family.   Regardless of how many people you meet, sometimes the quality of the company you keep will affect the quality of your life.  If you surround yourself with people who are good and positive influences, they will encourage and inspire you to be the same.  If you surround yourself with negative or bad people, they will drag you down or slow your progress. There are 5 types of people who you should always avoid.  These people add no value to your life, and in many cases, they cause mental and physical damage, as well as hold you back and even get you into trouble at times...

8 Ways to Get out of your Slump

Life is not easy.  Every once in awhile you’ll get into what is called a “slump” and the general events, progress and mental stimulation in your life will become stagnant.  Sometimes it will even go backwards.  It can be really difficult to get motivated when you’re in this state of mind.  At times it will feel like you’re in quicksand or that your efforts are useless and simply in vain.  If you’re ever in a rut, here’s some things you can do to get out of the slump, and over the hump back to your awesome life! Acknowledge & Recognize.  First step to getting out of a slump is being able to recognize and accept that you’re in a slump.  If you deny it, you won’t take action to get yourself out. Let go of your dead weight.  Sometimes you can be weighted down by events, people, jobs,...

Surviving the Post-Election Apocalypse with a Positive Attitude

Post Election Day Positivity: How to Stay United and Hopeful! Immediately following the election of our 45th president, sadly the country became a divided nation.  Never before have so many Americans been so torn, conflicted and upset during an election period.  While a winner was declared in Donald J. Trump, it was a heartbreaking loss for America and her citizens.  This loss didn’t come from either side not being victorious, it came from the breaking heart of our country as some friends, neighbors, relatives and complete strangers began celebrate while others began to turn on each other in anger and in fear and began to rally together to protest. People took to social media to publish political findings and opinions on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.  Others took to marching...

Why is this Election so Scary?: What Every American MUST Know/Read Before They Vote in the 2016 Election

On the eve of what is quite possibly the most stressful, frustrating and anxiety ridden Presidential election of all time, many of us sit and wonder what our country has come to.   Between the candidate campaigns, media, social media and even Americans lashing out on each other, it’s become a bitter war between the parties full of absolutely nothing positive and enlightening.  This election is, for lack of a better phrase, scary, and most people believe that by tomorrow the future of our country will be in the hands of either a criminal or a racist who has no respect for women.  But just breath…  while I support no specific party or candidate, I can help you make the right choice by explaining a few things that are wrong about this election that you need to know before you vote...

10 Secret Things Insanely Successful People Do Every Day

There are a number of habits that will help an individual become successful and the most successful people in this world have usually adapted an entire ritual of “daily best habits”. They stick to these habits religiously as they greatly contribute to their success by improving efficiency and productivity on an every day basis. Today, I’m going to share ten of these best kept daily habit secrets with you: 1. They focus on the most important thing they need to do, instead of multitasking. Successful people know that they have to bite the bullet right away and get the most important task done first. It’s all about organizing your priorities. Multitasking, while beneficial at times, shouldn’t be utilized during your most important tasks. It causes productivity, attention to detail and work pr...

10 Secret Things Insanely Successful People Do Every Day

There are a number of habits that will help an individual become successful and the most successful people in this world have usually adapted an entire ritual of “daily best habits”. They stick to these habits religiously as they greatly contribute to their success by improving efficiency and productivity on an every day basis. Today, I’m going to share ten of these best kept daily habit secrets with you: 1. They focus on the most important thing they need to do, instead of multitasking. Successful people know that they have to bite the bullet right away and get the most important task done first. It’s all about organizing your priorities. Multitasking, while beneficial at times, shouldn’t be utilized during your most important tasks. It causes productivity, attention to detail and work pr...

10 Things You Will Regret Doing (Or Not Doing) in 10 Years

Every day of your life you will make conscious choices.  Sometimes they are beneficial choices that lead to extraordinary lives and pave the way for your greatest achievements to be made, and dreams to come true.  Other times we make choices that will negatively impact our lives down the road.  We may not see it at the time, the long term damage that these choices and situations may cause, but ultimately these types of choices will end up being the biggest regrets of our lives.  Here are 10 of the biggest choices you may make early in your life, that if not taken more seriously may be the biggest mistakes of your life: 1. A tattoo or piercing.   This one may seem self explanatory and generally taken with a grain of salt.  People get piercings and tattoos all the time depending on their per...

5 Reasons to Take the High Road in an Internet Feud

With the mass amount of people on social media, may take to one or numerous online methods to express their feelings, anger, frustration, disgust, betrayal or disapproval against friends or enemies.  While you always have the right to be heard, and sometimes letting out helps you to feel better, sometimes publicly displaying your negative feelings across various social media channels may actually do more harm than good in your life.  In order to live a positive life, it is best to always take the high road, regardless of how you may feel, or at least really think carefully before starting a public feud on the internet for all of your friends, family and coworkers to see.  Here are the top 5 reasons why you should take the high road:   1. You never know who is watching or listening.  E...

The 5 Most Important Things Successful People Do in the Morning

Morning people are successful people.  In order to get ahead in life, you need to get ahead on your day, every day.  CEOs, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, they all harness that much needed willpower to develop a morning routine that gets them ahead of the competition.  They don’t have a snooze button.  Instead they jump out of bed each morning with energy and enthusiasm, well rested and ready to tackle their day. Here’s the top 5 things that successful people do every morning: 1. Get up an Hour Early: If you haven’t guessed it, not only are they morning people, successful people get up extremely early.  Research has shown, not only are early risers more optimistic and conscientious, they also anticipate problems and minimize them more efficiently.  Which is critical...

10 Ways to “Let it Go” and Move on With Your Life

Holding onto the past negativity can be very toxic and hard to let go of.  It becomes a heavy anchor that weighs you down and holds you back.  The hardest thing to do at times is not necessarily to hold on, but to let go of the things that negatively impact your life.  Some things in your past you can change, but only moving forward, while other things you can’t change at all.  We’d love to offer you a few tips to moving on and refocusing your positive instead of letting the past haunt you. 1. Stay Busy – Sometimes the best way to let go of something is to just stay busy and be too busy to think about it.  Fill your day with tasks, hobbies, new experiences, entertainment, work, and friends – all things that bring joy to your life and make you happy. 2. Closure ̵...

“Role Playing” your Way to Success

Act as if you already are who you want to be. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Wear the clothes of the job you want to have?”   In the literal sense, it means that you should dress to impress, or another famous quote, “Dress for Success.”  Its an easy concept.  Wear a suit to work and you will be seen as professional. Wear casual clothes and you will be seen as a cubicle worker.  When you get less than 30 seconds to make a first impression, putting your best foot forward can make the difference, and even prevent negative opinions to be created before the interview has even begun.  People who dress to impress are often more in line for promotions, more likely to be hired on an interview, and more likely to be respected by their customers. The phrase has a deep metaphorical meani...

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