The Main Motivational Factor That Makes Achieving Success Easy

The Main Motivational Factor That Makes Achieving Success Easy

Here is a success secret that most people don’t realize. For the ultra-successful, those who work what seem like crazy hours, are labeled “workaholics” and the success driven – it is not really about the money. In fact, after a certain level of success, money quickly becomes a secondary concern.

Why? Because if you are solely focused on just making money, you will eventually fall into your comfort zone and stop excelling. There are only so many toys, vacations, homes, cars, jewelry and clothes you can buy.

Here is some food for thought – in 2009 there were only 10,000 people worldwide making over one million dollars a year in actual income. That is less than 0.05% of the entire world population. Billionaires make up 0.0001% of the US Population. Even if you are making just $250,000 a year, you can live a very comfortable lifestyle: Very nice house, luxury car, provide for your family, have a safety net, vacation regularly, kid’s college fund saved, maid, nanny, cook and not have to really watch what you spend on the essentials.

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7 Ways Drawing Makes You A Better CEO

7 Ways Drawing Makes You A Better CEO

The more I draw the more money I make. And I’m not an artist. I’m the CEO of Webmation and TakeWebOrders. I know it sounds funny. How can doing something creative like drawing make me more money?

Let me explain.

I am a firm believer that even as adults we must cultivate our creative sides. The arts and music have been proven to stimulate our brains and increase academic performance in children. Learning to play an instrument leads to a better understanding of math concepts, while drawing and other visual arts help with language development, coordination and spatial abilities.

In business, I’ve found when you take the time to do an artistic hobby, you get the following seven benefits:  Read More

Connect Multiple Monitors to your Laptop or Desktop Computer

Connect Multiple Monitors to your Laptop or Desktop Computer

One of the best things about laptops is their portability. They have become powerful enough that it is no longer necessary for most of us to need a separate desktop. However one of the biggest limitations, especially for anyone doing graphics, design, photography or application multitasking on their computer is the small screen size.

Most laptops allow you to connect one external monitor to the vga (blue input) or dvi (white input) in the back of the computer. This allows you to extend your laptop screen to two screens, which causes both the built-in monitor of the laptop and external monitor to act like one giant screen. Once you go from one monitor to an extended desktop of multiple monitors… it is impossible to go back to one. Your productivity will increase dramatically.

Even with most desktops, one extra monitor is the limit even if you have multiple monitor inputs (vga/dvi/hdmi) because the video graphics card in your computer can’t handle more. The video graphic cards that allow multiple monitors (3-4) are much more expensive as well.

One of my business partners went this route and while it works great – he had to spend thousands of extra dollars for the setup. (Pictured above) After purchasing a new laptop recently, I stumbled upon a workaround to not only add multiple monitors to my laptop… it is allows you to add up to 6 external monitors to your laptop or even desktop. Since I already had the monitors, my total cost was only $60 to have a 3 screen computer setup.

To add multiple monitors to your laptop or desktop:

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15 Fundamental Traits to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

15 Fundamental Traits to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

The American Dream is the goal of being able to provide a better life for our children and the philosophy that anyone can achieve success if they work hard enough. However, the extremely high rate of business failures shows us that hard work and desire are not enough. As an entrepreneur you must be able to innovate and lead your company to success. Based on my life experiences of running multiple companies (I’m currently running ten business ventures simultaneously) and consulting hundreds more worldwide, I feel the following fifteen traits are essential to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

01. Confidence

Confidence is the corner stone of being an entrepreneur. You must absolutely belief in yourself, your abilities, your company, your products and services. There should be no doubts whatsoever about what you are doing, the benefits you provide, or the price you are charging. Side note: Many entrepreneurs undervalue themselves and charge too little. This is a deadly mistake.

 

02. Courage

Being courageous means doing something despite being fearful. Fear paralyzes people and companies. You must be proactive in overcoming fears to take action. Whether it is picking up the phone to call a prospect, negotiating with a vendor, speaking in public or having to let go of an employee who is not performing. The best way to get past your fears is to take them head on and without thinking.

“A coward dies a thousand deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

03. Action-Oriented

You have to be willing to take massive and consistent action on a daily basis to achieve your goals. Having a strong work ethic is an absolute must and your success is directionally proportional to the level of action you take.

 

 

 

04. Perseverance

The majority of businesses fail because the entrepreneur gives up. There will always be very difficult challenges that come up. You have to realize that even if the worst happens it is not the end of the world and you must have the attitude of never giving up. This was a trait I developed through my martial arts training as a child. It is one of the most powerful attributes a person can develop.

The only way I will absolutely give up on a task I truly want is if I am dead.

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