7 reasons why you need mental strength to be successful

Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s almost the end of March with April almost ready to start! Today, I wanted to talk about the 7 reasons why you need mental strength to be successful. I know a lot of us have huge dreams and we are working on making them a reality on a daily basis. Having a strong mind is key to helping you get through adversity because going after your dreams is no walk in the park. Only certain people have the ability to try and get over their fear, so today I want to talk about why you need mental strength to achieve all the things you want in your life.

  1. Mental strength conquers self-doubt When you’re either trying to build a business from the bottom up or going for that next job promotion, there are going to be days when you have self-doubt and not feeling positive.  Having that belief in yourself and turning that negative feeling into something positive is okay. Things may not go your way every time, but you should not be afraid to lose.
  2. Mental strength keeps you motivated- It’s much easier to stick with your goals when you have the drive to do everything in your power to make it happen. There are some times when you don’t have that motivation, but you must dig deep into your mind in why you’re trying to accomplish XYX. Remember, your goals are for you and maybe some important people in your life at this time.  You shouldn’t lose track of why your goals are so important to you, so find that will power to keep the progress going.
  3. Mental strength helps you tune out the unhelpful advice-  There are always going to be people that criticize you all the time or don’t give you helpful advice, they’re the ones that you shouldn’t listen to. You should not be pleasing others or proving anyone wrong.  Being strong means staying true to your own values and stay focused on making the right decisions for yourself no matter what the advice you’re getting from others. Stay strong and don’t lose sight of what you’re trying to accomplish.
  4. Mental strength ensures you’ll learn from your mistakes- Having the strength to take responsibility for your actions is what having mental strength can do for you. It will also help you from your mistakes and not repeat them in the future. Learning from your mistakes are lessons you can take to make process in making your goals a reality.
  5. Mental strength provides courage to face your fears- You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Nothing great comes out from being in your comfort zone but mental strength will help you with that. When you always feel strong, you built that ability to face anything head on and always remind yourself that you are powerful and to have no fear!
  6. Mental strength assists you in bouncing back from failure- Failure can definitely causes some people to quit, but mentally strong people are able to jump back from failure every time. Failure is something temporary and you can learn from it. It’s experience that used the right way, it could really help you succeed. Remember, don’t be afraid to lose and that every failure is a future success!
  7. Mental strength helps you regulate your emotions- There are many highs and lows when trying to your goals a reality. It’s hard, but its all part of the journey. You must be able to control them so you can stay focused on your journey. Mental strength is key to controlling your emotions so they won’t cloud your thoughts and lead you in a direction that you don’t want.  The journey to achievement is a tough road and there are many obstacles you must face that may derail your path to success. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to life’s inevitable obstacles so you can overcome setbacks with confidence.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and I truly believe that having a strong mind to overcome all these things that I listed are critical to succeeding in life. What do you all think? Have a great week everyone and thank you for reading!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

The Power of Happiness

Hi everyone,

This is our first post of 2017, how’s everyone’s new year going so far?? I hope you’re all making progress towards all your goals and having an awesome year so far! I just finished a book called “Millionaire Success Habits” by Dean Graziosi, which a book I totally recommend you all to check out. It had some great content and lessons that I’ll be incorporating in my own life but the one chapter that stood out to me was the one about happiness. Dean talks about the importance of creating your own internal happiness, if we can find happiness on the inside, the things that we want are just that more obtainable. The next level of income, passion, true love etc may make us happy in that moment but it all goes away unless you learn how to create happiness within yourself. Dean talks about a list of ten specific habits and thought processes that he thinks are the quickest ways to happiness.

  1. Define what happiness looks and feels like to you.
  2. Make the present your friend
  3. Stop over-thinking
  4. Focus on a positive outcome
  5. Let go of specific outcomes
  6. Don’t be afraid to fail
  7. Let go of grudges
  8. Be grateful of what’s in front of you
  9. Don’t settle for “good enough”
  10. Be part of something bigger

So what do you think about these steps? Are you creating your internal happiness? Take a look at your own life and see if you’re creating your inner happiness. It’s important to take some of these thoughts and turn them in daily habits. I hope you have a great week and be sure to share this blog post with somebody that might need to read this!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

 

 

How to Develop Persistence!

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone had an amazing 1st weekend of November, there’s only less than 2 months left in 2016, can you believe that?? I hope you’re all that much closer to reaching your goals and making your dreams a reality! Today, I wanted to talk about being persistent, which is a major key to crushing your life goals. By being persistent each day and making progress towards your plan is something that is lost, but its important that you realize this.  You also have also trust in the timing of your life as well because taking on a major goal takes an investment in committing to yourself and believing in yourself.  Let’s talk about how to develop persistence, which are:

  1. A definite purpose backed by burning desire for its fulfillment.
  2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
  3. A mind closed tightly against negative and discouraging influences.
  4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.

What do you guys think about these 4 steps? I think they’re all important in their own ways. I hope this short post has you thinking about your own persistence and maybe you realize you need make some changes in order to make progress in making your goals a reality. This post was meant to give you guys some perspective but I really hope this post helps! The mission of this blog was to always inspire people to live a better life and we’re always so thankful to our loyal readers. I hope you all have a great week and keep on striving!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

 

 

John Wooden’s 7 Point Creed

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend ! I just recently finish a course called Framework of Success, which features the lessons of the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who influenced the people around him to live a more successful life. I definitely recommend everyone to take this free course and if you’re interested,  click here! This will be another short post but these 7 rules are what John Wooden’s dad gave to him when he was just a kid that graduated from elementary school and it’s something that impacted his life in a positive way, which lead to his success with UCLA basketball and his legendary lessons. His 7 point creed is what I want to share with you all, which are

1. Be true to yourself.
2. Make each day your masterpiece.
3. Help others.
4. Drink deeply from good books, including the Good Book.
5. Make friendship a fine art.
6. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
7. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.

I think these are all simple things we can follow in our daily lives, I actually wrote it these rules on an index card the other day for me to take a look and remind myself. I hope you all took something from this post and I believe this will help your life to the fullest. John Wooden is legendary for a reason and his success principles are simple. We all have control of our lives to be the best version of ourselves and become satisfied with the effort we put forth to be successful.  It’s all within us to take action to live the life we were always meant to live.  I hope everyone has another great week! Strive on and take action!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

 

 

Questions you should constantly ask yourself…

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend filled with spending with loved ones and just enjoying what life has to offer! 🙂  This post is going to be a short one but it’ll make you think. These are questions you should ask yourself as much as possible, maybe on a daily basis if possible. It may question what you’re doing in your life now and perhaps you need to make some changes in order to move forward to reaching your goals. We are all people that are passion chasers, but it takes many steps to make our biggest goals come true.  It’s a process so let’s start with the 6 questions that you should always ask yourself:

  1. Who am I around?
  2. What are they doing to me?
  3. What have they got me reading?
  4. What have they got me saying?
  5. Where do they have me going?
  6. What do they have me thinking?

The last question you should ask yourself is: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.  There is a saying that you’re the average of the 5 people you hang out with the most. I would say it’s true because if you want to be a business owner, you should be hanging out with entrepreneurs to pick their brains and have the support system because they want to see each other succeed! The people you hang out the most with should support you in your endeavors and there should no negativity.  Get out there and constantly ask yourself these questions, I think getting answers to these questions will only help you take that next step to accomplishing anything you want in this life and making positives changes will only aid you going forward! Keep on striving and have another fabulous week!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, leader, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people in any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

Habits!

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone had a great weekend and you are all recharged to take on a new week! I can’t believe its the last quarter 2016, this year went by so fast! I recently finished this book called “The Power of Habits, Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charlies Dubigg and there were a couple of things I took from reading this book that I wanted to share with you all. As you all probably know, habits are actions that people first decide to do deliberately and keep doing subconsciously. In order to achieve success in our lives, we must create good habits and become consistent in everything we do, making progress each day in and out. Having good habits, I think are the difference from the most successful people in the world versus the ones that just dream about their goals but don’t take any action to  make it all happen.

Another key takeaway are people can change their habits if they learn how their habits operate and there are three stages to a habit loop which are a “cue” propels a person into a “routine” to reach the goal of a “reward” Anyone that wants to change their happens must understand how their habits fit these habit loop stages that can help change their habits. Changing habits take time and a strategy, but it’s doable, it’s definitely a huge key to success. The fact that correcting habits is definitely hard and it’s because they fulfill cravings that demand satisfaction. But with anything in life, you can learn not to respond to a habit’s cue and rewards with the same routine. For example, the major key to the success of Starbucks is their training program for employees in their stores and creating habits for a great customer service experience with their guests. Their focus on this training is what propelled Starbucks into the company they are today.  Changing and getting rid of our habits requires getting out of our comfort zone, and everyone knows that staying in our  comfort zone does not get us anywhere.  I believe creating good habits will have also have a direct impact on our overall happiness as well.

Habits impact all our lives, but once you understand how they’re triggered, and how they can be changed, we can create good habits. Bad habits are just not good for us, and they hold us down in our journey to success, creating good habits a key to being successful in life. I hope you all enjoyed this post and I hope this post made you think about some habits you have and hopefully you’ll take the necessary steps to make your bad habit a positive one! Strive on and have a good week!!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, leader, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people in any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

Seven Steps To Manifesting Your Goals

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone had a good start their week! I saw this post about the 7 steps to manifesting what you desire in your life and I just had to share it with you all!

  1. Vision: Visualize what you want
  2. Desire: Be intensely excited about you’re visualizing
  3. Belief: Believe what you desire is possible to manifest
  4. Acceptance: Accept your beliefs and your ability to manifest it as being true
  5. Intend: Want and intend are different. You must have the intention to manifest your dreams.
  6. Action: Act and behave like your desire has already manifested
  7. Allowance: Detach from the outcome. You have to be intense in your desire without any expectation that it manifest.

I think all these 7 steps are critical in accomplishing any major goal you have in life. Everyone has the potential to do whatever their heart desires but few take the steps to actually try to accomplish. We may fall flat on the ground and fail numerous times before succeeding but it’s all part of the journey. I feel like fear of failure is a major reason why people don’t even try reaching a big goal such as starting a business or trying something new. We must follow our gut feeling and take that risk. I know everyone on this planet has a purpose in life and I think if people took these these 7 steps, it will play a major part in accomplishing everyone’s greatest goals in life.  I believe in each and everyone of you and I hope this post will help you take that next step in accomplishing your goals! Enjoy the rest  of your week!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

Law of attraction

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope everyone had a productive weekend! I hope you’re all progressing towards all your goals and your aspirations in life. 🙂 This post should resonate with you all because I know you are a group people that want to improve their overall life and reach for the skies. When you want something so bad and you have a goal you want to reach, you need to have a strategy to get there. For example, a couple of years ago a good friend of mine just graduated from Cal State Long Beach and his dream job and goal was to work for NASA. Getting a job at NASA as a recent graduate is not an easy task but when I was talking to my friend about it, I looked into his eyes and I knew that it was a matter of time before he got the job there. Through networking opportunities, he got to meet the Chef Financial Officer of the organization  and built a relationship with him. Later on, a job opened up and he interviewed for the job and within a month, my friend achieved his dream goal of working at NASA.  I was so proud and inspired by his accomplishment. This quote was what he told me and it’s a saying that will stick in my head when going after my own goals in life.

I hope this post motivates you all as you’re taking the steps to accomplish everything you want in life. We live only once and we should make the best of it because who wants to live life with regrets?  Think of a goal you want to reach, whether it’s starting your own business, getting your dream job, or purchasing a home etc. You have to put yourself out there, put a strategy together, and I honestly believe that the universe will align with what you want as long as you put your best foot forward and work hard! Have a great week, everyone! Stay motivated!

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This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

 

Perspective!

Hey all,

I hope you’r having a great weekend so far, I just wanted to do a quick post about perspective. I saw this posted somewhere and I wanted to share it with you all! Here we go, I think you guys will like this post. 🙂 Here we go…

  1. If you woke up this morning, you still have a purpose to fulfill.
  2. Being grateful for everything throughout the day will allow you to see clearer.
  3. If it’s all in your head, then you might as well spend the time having good thoughts.
  4. It may take you a bit longer, but if you’re happy with the process and you love yourself, than your success is inevitable.
  5. You’re beautiful no matter what they say.
  6. Never compare your journey to others, everyone has their unique story, so just keep on writing yours…

Hope you all enjoyed this post and got a little perspective! 🙂 I personally think these thoughts in our are important as we all go through our daily lives and trying to accomplish the goals/dreams we set for ourselves! Keep on striving!

This post was written by David Chau. David is a musician, marketer, and passion chaser. He’s a tenacious young business professional that enjoys helping people any way he can. You can connect with David on Twitter @davidbchau or on Linkedin.

 

 

3 Reasons Why Self Esteem is Your Biggest Obstacle

YOU ARE CONFINED ONLY BY THE WALLS YOU BUILD YOURSELF

3 Reasons Why Self Esteem is Your Biggest Obstacle

1. If you don’t believe in yourself, who else will?

Self esteem is one of those topics that isn’t talked about enough. Most individuals fail not because their idea didn’t work out, but simply because they didn’t believe they could carry out an action before they even starting it. Can you image how silly it sounds for someone to buy something from you when you don’t even believe in the product or yourself as a representative. Convince yourself before you convince others.

2.  Don’t beat yourself at your own game

This really ties in to our points above. The idea is to give yourself the opportunity to win. Discrediting your idea before it starts doesn’t even allow your boss or customer have the opportunity to shut it down. You have already lost before you have begun.  Dianne Sawyer once said, “Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”

3. Fear is just a feeling

I’ll reference the quote in the previous point as the basis of my argument. Every single person in this country has an equal right to success in anything. There is always this pre-conceived notion that there are privileged individuals who have a better chance of success. I cannot say this is true or not, but what I can say is that the CEO of General Mills and the student at a local community college put their pants on the same way every day. I cannot stress the importance of not fearing your peers. You can & you will succeed as long as you believe it, have the will to work for it and never quit.

BELIEVE YOU CAN. TRUST IN YOURSELF. WORK HARD.

This post was written by Sean Gibbons.