Sometimes it's best to shake things up to get the results you want. Complacency can fall by the wayside when playing it safe reaps lukewarm results and you're not maximizing on the highest level of success you can achieve.
Arthur Wylie, a self-made millionaire by age 26 decided to tap into a "crazy and fearless" way of thinking to reach his career and life goals, and shares examples of others who did so --- as well as his secrets to success--- in his latest book, Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG! The Surprising Secrets to Success in Business and in Life (BenBella Books; $24.95). Take a cue and learn the six steps you can take to capture your own ultimate success. ---Janell Hazelwood
Sometimes it’s best to shake things up to get the results you want. Complacency can fall by the wayside when playing it safe reaps lukewarm results and you’re not maximizing on the highest level of success you can achieve.
1.Create a vision without negative thoughts or limits: Figure out what you are passionate about. Think about what motivates you or what you dream about doing. Write those things down, examine what they are, and visualize it, Wylie says.
Do some research on the things that you’re passionate about. Look for mentors in the industry or area you’re interested in, and take on internships or projects that will allow you to discover whatâ€™s a good fit for you. This is the time to formulate ideas and get to know where your skills are and what’s feasible.
4. Be public. Market yourself. People must know what you offer. What separates you from everyone else? Why are you different from the next candidate? Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Think of yourself as a brand, a company.
6. Say goodbye to fear: Entrepreneurs are not scared to try. Weâ€™re scared that if we donâ€™t we wonâ€™t prosper, Wylie says. “You can use fear to motivate you to be more successful. Thatâ€™s what makes you fearless. You have to step beyond the fear. You have to be willing to step out, or nothing spectacular gets done.”
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