Life Isn’t Always Rainbows and Unicorns

Life Isn’t Always Rainbows and Unicorns

 

rainbows and unicorns

Life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns so when it is, savour the moment!

 

The photo showing the colour spectrum brought the phrase to mind after I was talking with a good marketing friend who’d just had some particularly undeserved bad luck.

It’s a phrase I think is relevant for times when people use it to dismiss the concepts of self-improvement and personal development.

People often dismiss those concepts as ‘airy fairy,’ ‘happy clappy’ or ‘wishy washy,’ when they don’t work out so good in real life – dismissed with the ‘evidence’ that real life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.

Now, I can see why the ‘happy clappy’ image of the industry can put people off – you know the sort of thing – you’ll probably be picturing a presenter on stage, shouting wildly at the audience, probably getting them to hug 5 strangers around them.

Not everyone likes that kind of approach, and as it happens I’m not a massive fan of it personally.
But I can see how it breaks down some mental barriers and relaxes some people though.

Then the ‘wishy washy’ dismissal comes with the idea of ‘visualisation’ and ‘law of attraction‘.

People can view those concepts as something that ‘hippies’ do, spending their time bringing what they want into their lives simply by imagining it!

Hmm…

If that’s the attitude someone has of the field of personal development, it’s not surprising that it’s mentally put away in the ‘airy fairy nonsense’ box in the brain, categorised as not relevant to the day to day necessities of going out to earn a living.

Well, that’s why I say life really isn’t always rainbows and unicorns…!

When a tap floods your bathroom and the ceiling collapses, when a tyre on the car goes flat, when a train or plane is delayed, when someone is horrible to you for no reason – things like that happen in life.

No-one in the self-improvement field is saying they don’t!

What they ARE saying though, and obviously I’m saying it now, is that although unpleasant things will happen in life, so will the good stuff!

The hardships can be dealt with, and the good stuff can be enjoyed.
Dealing with the hardships can be made easier by the attitude we take into them, and this can be as simple as just accepting that ‘life’ happens – it will not be, and cannot be, perfect all the time.

The good stuff, therefore, must also be accepted and enjoyed in a similar way, they are two sides of the same coin.

There’s an important point to take further here – the balance can be tipped towards the good stuff.
Eliminating all the bad stuff cannot be done, and it’s foolish to try, but a lot of it CAN be eliminated.

If it’s a sudden unexpected nuisance then there might not be much we can do, but if it’s an ongoing, long term annoyance, then it’s possible you can do something about it.

What would you prefer instead? What have others done to achieve that alternative? What are YOU going to do about it?

And when it comes to earning a living, this can be decades of drudgery for a lot of people, but why?
Why does it have to be that way?

There is so much opportunity in the world today, and if you’re able to read this article, that opportunity is all around you right now.

 

It may involve hard work, in fact you can EXPECT it to be hard work, but that’s par for the course, and dealing with that is part of the attitude shift that might be needed.

So, in your life, what would you consider to be YOUR rainbows and unicorns?

Do you make enough room in your life to fully enjoy and appreciate them?

Do you allow yourself to enjoy them?

The hardships will come along, and the hardships will go, just as the good times will, so when it’s good, savour the moment!

 

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Success Without Risk

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Q: Does success come without risk?
A: No.

Ha! That answer doesn’t mess about, does it? Short, and to the point.
In fact, it couldn’t be any shorter, and although I obviously think it’s the right answer, I also think it’s worthwhile expanding on the reasons why.

To look further, I think we need to take two angles to come at it –
Firstly – what do we mean by ‘success’, and
Secondly –  to address the argument some people might make, that they can come up with lots of cases where some people certainly do have success without risk.

So, how do we define ‘success’?

Is it a certain level of career progression?

Is it fame and/or fortune?

How about a marriage and family?

Maybe a massive house or a flash car?

Of course it varies from person to person, and while it may seem easy to equate success to money, there are many other ways to describe it.

Have you heard of Earl Nightingale? He was the author of The Strangest Secret amongst many other books. His insights into success have transformed the lives of many people so much so that he’s been called ‘The Dean of Personal Development.’ One his most famous quotes is;

“success is the progressive realisation of a worthy idea.”

But you might say that if I’m leaving the definition of success down to the individual, it’s impossible for me to assess all the possible risks that might be involved.
Now, while that’s strictly speaking true, I also think it’s possible to say in the context of the original question, that the ‘risk’ can be narrowed down to the risk of it not working.

Going wrong.

Failure.

Following on from that, the consequences of failure, which generally involve loss of some sort – maybe loss of money, or maybe loss of other opportunities resulting from your commitment to the original goal.

In my experience, to get to a goal will always involve action, and since the results of action can’t always be guaranteed, there will be risk of failure.
The harder the goal, the more competition or the tighter the space at the top of the field, then the risk of failure only increases!

At the time of writing this post we’re into the first week of the Olympic Games. I’m a huge road cycling fanatic and so far the Olympics has been a brutal event for some of the top racers. Not many competitors will ever get an Olympic gold medal.

So, if you look at industries like sport, or acting or music for example, for every one person who achieves ‘success’ there will be hundreds and hundreds of ‘failures.’

Or are they..?

If we look back at Earl Nightingale’s definition of success, anyone pursuing a career in those tight fields is following their passions, chasing their dreams, and acting in a way in line with what makes them feel alive.

In addition to my online success coaching, I’m also a British Cycling Coach and I’ve known many aspiring cyclists who’ve never made it onto our news programs. But I would definitely ascribe Nightingale’s definition of success to most if not all of them. In fact I’ve known hundreds of clients whose lives have been enriched by following their life-long passions, no matter what the eventual results were on paper.

In that case they could be described as a success whatever the result, because they have taken on the risks, and one thing’s for sure – they won’t be the ones looking back and wondering ‘what if?’

I did mention earlier that it’s worth looking at the argument that some people do achieve success without risk – mostly because they are following the same path as their parents, so all the relevant doors are already wide open for them, and they can simply saunter through.

I disagree!

I have a couple of problems with that view! Yes, of course, if you’re born to a wealthy family like a certain Mr Trump perhaps, or a famous parent, then doors will indeed be open for you, but that brings its’ own pressures, and sometimes the risks for those offspring can actually be greater because they have had a bar set so high by others, a process in which they played no part.

The other problem I have with that view of ‘easy success for the lucky ones’ is that in those cases, they still have to take action to achieve ‘success’, and that action will still bring consequences that can bring success OR failure.

Action still required

So, is the route to success easier for some, with less risk? Possibly, but that’s applicable to a minority, if at all.

No, I think it’s better to focus on the majority, which most likely includes my humble self, and most likely includes you too!

Going after success will carry risk, I feel clear about that, and while it’s also clear that it’s up to the individual to decide whether the risk/reward ratio is worth it, my view is that taking the risk will almost always lead to a more fulfilled life, an enrichment of the soul, while not taking the risk leads to the opposite – a life unfulfilled, a soul that will be left wondering what might have been.

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So, examine the risks by all means, then prepare for them as best you can, start taking action and focus on the success rather than the risk.

It can not only change your life, it can ‘transform’ it!

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Relax! Just Stop And Take In The View!

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Having just spent the last three weeks on vacation, it wasn’t too hard to get me to relax and take in the view!

But with the Tour de France sadly over, and now back to my beautiful island, I’d been asked by one of my clients to share some more photos of my remote Scottish location on Facebook.

That got me thinking and so first I put together a little video slide show which you’ll soon see over on my page or my YouTube channel but secondly it reminded me of why we take a holiday and the importance of learning how to relax and appreciate what we have.

Stop and smell the coffee

‘Hang on,’ you might say, ‘Hang on just a cotton picking minute, isn’t this just ‘stop and smell the coffee’ from a different angle?’

Fair question, and here’s a fair answer – yep, it sure is, but that doesn’t make it any less valid!

We all know about ‘stop and smell the coffee,’ because we can relate to the idea of being too busy to appreciate things. We all know about it, and yet we rarely do anything about it!
That’s why I thought was well worth this little nudge, a wee reminder not only about the value of relaxation, but also the value of appreciation.

In our fast-paced and cynical world, these things are often thought of as luxuries, a frivolous waste of time.
In fact, not only are they NOT a waste of time, in my view they are essentials that we need to schedule time for.

Stop moaning and striving

It could be argued, (and I do), that the reason we don’t schedule time to relax, and we don’t fully appreciate what we have, is a double edged reason – firstly we are too busy moaning, and secondly we are too busy striving to get things done.

Striving is all well and good, but only up to a point, right?
If we are striving towards a goal, somewhere at the base of that goal will be a motivation of
freedom of some sort, but if the striving takes us away from soaking up and appreciating our abundance, isn’t that counter productive?

Moaning? Well, that’s not so good either, because moaning is just a mental way that we tell ourselves will make things different instead of taking action!

Wouldn’t it be better to do a lot less moaning, and combine that with deliberately setting time aside to relax, take a step back, slow down and fully look around to see what we already have around us right now?

Look at what you have

It could be a trip to the coast to watch the sunset paint colours across the sky as in my photo or it could be done right where you are – in fact – why not do it, do it right now…!

If you’re reading this, you’ll probably be online on a device of some sort.
That means you have the use of electricity and access to the internet, which is a wealth of knowledge unimaginable just a few short years ago.

  • Do you have good health?
  • Do you have a roof over your head?
  • Do you have food on the table?
  • Do you have the opportunity to earn?
  • Do you have clothes to keep you warm?

We often take these things for granted, and although it’s easy to do, we really should be aware of the abundance it all adds up to.

Live a life of abundance

If we tap into this idea, and start to view things in a more appreciative way, then the ripples
will, well, ripple, out across our life.
We’ll view other people differently, we’ll view our actions differently.

It really can be a game changer, because attitude change drives change of action,
and that’s what drives change of results.

So, that’s why I say we should relax sometimes and take in the view.
If you really have to schedule a specific time slot for it, then go ahead and schedule!
Don’t feel guilty about it, it’s not a guilty pleasure but an important ingredient to a fulfilled life.

Get outside

It can be done by taking a little trip outside – to the seaside, or the park, or the woods, to go somewhere to calmly soak up some joy. No matter how big a deadline I have, I always make time for a short walk along my wild Scottish beach. It’s great for calming everything down and for getting things in perspective.

If your circumstances don’t easily allow little trips out though, does that mean you can’t follow this idea?

No, not by a long shot.
It can also be done at any time, at any place, simply by opening up our mind to what is right in front of us right now. I can tell you it really works, and it feels great.

Go on. Try it. Relax and experience that feeling of abundance.

Keep Smiling!

Robin x

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PS:Having been away on vacation I haven’t missed getting cold called by telemarketers who pretend that they’re making ‘customer service’ calls trying sell me another TV or internet package. As I’m now into marketing myself, I shouldn’t be bothered by this and I do applaud their effort at times, but as a consumer, it’s usually just super annoying.

And that’s how many of your prospects feel who are constantly being harassed by network marketers about their “groundbreaking” opportunity.
Yes, harassed! And as I’m often on the receiving end of cold prospecting calls, I can totally relate to it. Which is why I LOVE attraction marketing. As a consumer, I’d much rather answer an ad, be the first one to initiate contact and see a sales presentation that I WANT to hear, instead of being bothered by something I may have no interest in.
Wouldn’t you? That pretty much sums up your prospects too.
Makes sense right? Good. You can relax!
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I Hate Monday – Is That Your Crowd?

If You Follow The ‘I Hate Mondays’ Crowd, You’re Following The Wrong Crowd!

I Hate Monday

Happy Monday to you all!

Like the picture? We get a lot of beautiful sunsets where I live!

The photo was taken on a Sunday evening. But even though I’m still on the third week of my summer vacation but it did have me thinking about the Monday morning feeling that follows Sundays for so many people.

We all get it, right?

That feeling of our shoulders sagging as we knuckle down to the trudge back into a new week, leaving the relaxation of the weekend behind. The media uses it, commuters use it, and you see it all over social media.

There’s a knowing smile of resignation as we all share the same bad feeling, that we’re all in it together.

So, we all get it, right?

Well, no actually…

There are many reasons why following this crowd mentality is bad for you, and equally there are good reasons for you thinking in different, better ways.

Think Different

We fall into joining in with the negativity, more often than not because we think it’s easier! What’s the point in being positive and cheerful when everyone else is moody and miserable? No-one wants to see that do they!

In fact, they do. Seeing someone cheerful makes you look at yourself being miserable, and ask why. It pushes the idea that you too can be cheerful – it offers a new crowd to follow!

The Monday morning blues are normally work related, and that’s because it’s a routine, a routine that may have been the same for *years*. It is understandable to develop a feeling of boredom, maybe even resentment, towards the Monday morning return to work, but this can be diminished by looking at it with a viewpoint of abundance.

If you get to go to work, how lucky are you! Think of all the people around the world that would give their right arm to be in your position. You probably have decent health, a comfortable home, clean clothes, food on the table, all things not available to millions upon millions.

Once you start to focus on that, your view of Monday morning changes.

Change Is Possible

If your Monday work trip is to do something you don’t like, or even hate, then change it! Obviously, that may not be as simple as it sounds, it could be really difficult, you may feel tied-in to your current situation but change *is* possible. I know – I’ve done it.

Once you start doing work that moves you towards your goal, your passions, your joys, then Monday mornings are welcomed – as it happens, Monday morning will stop being a ‘thing’ anyway once you are moving towards such goals.

So am I saying you need to turn into a happy clappy smiler on Monday morning, to get everyone else joining in..?

No, I’m not! Although you’re following the wrong crowd, you don’t need to be the start of a new crowd. Actually, that new crowd already exists, it just may be new to you, and you can just switch from the Monday morning crowd to the crowd that is moving towards goals that bring passion.

To tap into *that* crowd can be a revelation , and in fact, once you do it, the people around you will notice, and you may find them switching along with you. That’s great, the more the merrier, but convincing other people is not your priority here.

Your priority is to switch things for *you*.

Monday

I call it the ‘Monday morning’ feeling, but actually it could be called the Sunday evening feeling, because for many people, Monday starts to loom ever larger as Sunday wears on – how about even calling it the Sunday afternoon feeling!

You can see how the downbeat mood grows and takes over more and more of your life. You may think that the resigned smile on Monday is just the way it has to be, but it isn’t. It really isn’t. It’s bad for you, and it can be different.

You do it by switching your thought patterns around it, and backing that up with action.

Take Action

I took action several years ago and now I don’t ever work a traditional Monday to Friday routine. But often I actually enjoy a Monday because it’s the day I get to start a new project or really get my sleeves rolled up and get something done.

So feed off that energy and positivity around you – the internet allows us access to so many groups or books or videos that can not only set you on a positive path, but give you that lift when you need it. Even reading *this* blog post again when you feel the Monday morning feeling start, can be a gentle nudge to look at things differently.

Have a look at another blog link below and you’ll find a different crowd to follow. They’re such a positive, supportive and  fun bunch of marketers and Monday morning won’t ever look so bad again.

So, try it. Buckle up and get ready to leave that ‘I Hate Mondays’ crowd behind!

Keep Smiling!

 

Robin x

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Accepting Personal Responsibility

Accepting Personal Responsibility For Your Actions

– That’s A Game Changer Right There!

Accepting Personal Responsibility

 

When I talk with my clients, I often hear the same things being said over and over again.

And the most common things I hear are their reasons for not achieving goals:

  • ‘but it’s not my fault’
  • ‘yes I was going to but if only this,’ or ‘if only that!’

Basically, someone or something else’s fault.

It might be the economy, the government, your friends, your family, your background, your skin colour, your race, your sexuality, your gender, etc, etc.

Well, the one thing glaringly missing from that list is…YOU!

Yes, those reasons mentioned might indeed be barriers for a lot of people and I agree that to pretend they don’t exist would be naïve for sure.

But other people have achieved great things despite those barriers, so looking at YOU as a reason really should be taking centre stage.

If you look around you right now, as you read this, the circumstances around you are the result of choices you made.

That’s right – the choices YOU made. Thoughts you had, actions you took, choices you made.

Once you accept this often difficult concept, it can be a watershed moment, because once you understand that your previous choices shaped your present, you understand equally that your future will be shaped by, yes you guessed it, your choices!

That is the game changer I talk about, because you then know that different choices will lead to different actions, which will lead to different results – the results you actually want!

That means you can take control of your outcomes, you can grab the steering wheel of your life rather than blaming it all on others.

Something else that’s important to cover, is that when I talk about stop blaming others, it’s also important to stop blaming yourself.

Yes, it can be a shock to take ownership of your current circumstances, to take the responsibility, and it might feel like you need to come down hard on yourself, since you are putting all the blame at your own door – well, it’s important you don’t blame yourself!

Hang on then, am I contradicting myself here? On one hand, I’m saying you need to accept where the responsibility really lies, but on the other, I’m saying you shouldn’t blame yourself?

Yes, that is what I’m saying, but the critical point is that this concept is all about ‘acceptance’.

Accepting responsibility is not the same as playing the blame game.

It’s not about saying ‘oh it’s all my fault, so I must be useless, I’ll never get anywhere, I might as well give up!’

No, no, no, and I’ll say it again, no!

That’s the opposite of what it’s about. The blame game is playing the negative, whereas I’m all about playing the positive, which is that understanding and taking responsibility for the past means you now know you are taking it on for your future too!

That’s exciting, because it means that what you want in life, shifts from being unattainable because of others, to being attainable because of YOU.

That’s why I call it a game changer, and I hope you agree!

 

Keep Smiling!

 

Robin x

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History Was Made Today

So, today was a really big deal over here in my country, the United Kingdom, or Great Britain as some of you will know it by. It was a day that will go down in history.

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A few (million) idiots voted us out of the European Union, a market of 500 million people and our biggest trading partner.

Already our currency, the pound, has tanked, dropping to it’s lowest level since I was a boy.

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The saddest part for me – as a proud Scot – was that Scotland as a nation voted to remain in the EU. But because we are only 5 million strong and England is ten times our size, we’ve still been voted out along with the other members of the United Kingdom.

 

But I’m not going to despair. Despite the fact that right now my country is less safe, less wealthy (billions wiped of the stock market today) and less democratic, I know it will bounce back. Defeat is only temporary and our great nation will emerge from all of this possibly stronger.

After all, change is usually positive and often leads to great improvements.

But, in any case –

It serves as a fantastic example of why you need to control your own destiny and write your own history.

You all need a Plan B because ‘The Man’ ain’t always going to play ball with you.

I like to think strategically. Okay so the pound dropped like a stone today – but the value of gold shot up massively. And I’ve had a gold bullion account for a few years. So in actual fact I have made money today.

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Also I don’t have to work for anyone else. So the economic volatility that may ensue over the next few years won’t affect me or my income too much.

So, I strongly urge you all to grasp your future with both hands and don’t rely on the ‘wisdom’ of others to look after you.

 

This link will take you to an online platform that might just save you next time.

After all, there’s a big election in November right? Who’s to say what will happen then? Be in control and take that niggling worry out of the equation.

And just keep telling yourself this;

It’s not over until I win

Keep Smiling!

 

Robin x

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PS:So we know that Success is rarely a straight line right? 

But getting your business off the ground in the first place is the greatest challenge…there are so many forces weighing you down and keeping you from gaining upward momentum.
Even when you’re picking up speed and finally have enough lift to start climbing higher, there will be various challenges pulling and pushing you left and right, making it difficult to keep everything balanced and on track.
But…once you’ve reached “cruising altitude,” things get MUCH easier.
Find out more in this value-packed blog post.

 

 

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My New Black Belt Success Coach Facebook Page

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News Just In! I am moving to a new Robin Morton Black Belt Success Coach Facebook Page AND I’ve just bought a new house too!

So why go to the hassle of a new Facebook Page?

Well, sometimes Facebook will restrict the growth of your business if they feel you are contravening their terms and conditions. As an online coach I am fully aware of their rules and we have never had any problems until recently. Obviously you can’t post offensive, racist, sexist content but Facebook also doesn’t like Pages that are too close to the MLM or network marketing sphere.

If you’re an online marketer you should know that using phrases like ‘MLM’, ‘get rich quick’ are strictly a no-no. But did you realise that terms such as ‘home business’ or ‘working from home’ can get you red flagged?

I have never had my page shut down, the dreaded ‘Facebook Slap,’ like many have but recently I have noticed they didn’t like my advert campaigns no matter what my wording said.

After much hair pulling I eventually discovered that they had taken a dislike to my page name, or more specifically the ‘WIN’ in Win With Robin.

Now seeing as this is my business name, this could have become a real problem especially as they were fine with me using it for the past two years.

Hence I have a new Page => Robin Morton – Your Black Belt Success Coach <= which is entirely congruent with my Website and reflects what I do most of anyway which is coaching. Please pop over and give me a Like if you want to continue getting my tips and support. You rock!

Not content with just moving Facebook pages, I also bought a new house on Monday! We have lived on our little island idyll for many years now and it seemed crazy to live on a small island without actually overlooking the sea.

So for the first time in my life I was actually able to purchase a new home in cash, no mortgage thank you very much. And now my wife has what she always dreamed of – a beautiful little house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There WILL be pictures to follow but the weather is atrocious right now!

Here is one I took earlier of our famous ‘Bridge Over The Atlantic’  black belt success coach

So, it’s true what they say. Success isn’t always a straight line. But that makes it all the sweeter when you find yourself there.

I hope this personal post shows that we can ALL have problems with our business from time to time but what makes the difference is how we react to them.

If you found some value and motivation from this please share!

Keep smiling!

Robin x

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PS:So we know that Success is rarely a straight line right? 

But getting your business off the ground in the first place is the greatest challenge…there are so many forces weighing you down and keeping you from gaining upward momentum.
Even when you’re picking up speed and finally have enough lift to start climbing higher, there will be various challenges pulling and pushing you left and right, making it difficult to keep everything balanced and on track.
But…once you’ve reached “cruising altitude,” things get MUCH easier.
Find out more in this value-packed blog post.

 

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Unleash The Hero In You

Is it time to unleash the hero in you?

I remember people used to say to me way back when I owned an award-winning fitness business that I was so ‘lucky’ and they wished they could ‘have what I had.’ They would treat me like a hero.

They assumed I must have been some kind of millionaire as I had such a beautiful state-of-the-art health club with fibre-optic steam rooms and dance studios.

And I would tell them to just go and do whatever it was that they dreamed about. To decide what they wanted their life to be about and then take the action required.

Those same people who wanted to swap lives with me didn’t know that back in those early days my wife and I often cleaned the toilets of our health club at 6 am and I rarely got home before 10 in the evening. Seven days a week.

They also didn’t know that I had literally ten bucks in my back pocket when I decided that I didn’t want to live my life being told what to do by others. I wanted more for myself and my family.

I didn’t see myself as a hero. I just wanted to be the author of my own life.

And when I tried to borrow money to set up my first business I got turned down time after time after time. But I never let myself give up!

hero - never give up

The only reason I was successful was that I believed in myself and that was it. I was no hero but in a way I became one in the eyes of others. I eventually secured funds for my business and over one million dollars was poured into my dream.

Since then I have gone on to create other projects. Not only have I authored my life, I have literally become an author. I now live on a beautiful island where I choose when and where I work.

You could do the very same as me if you would take 24 hours and use it to make your life instead of allowing it to break your life.

Build your dream – Make something – Be a producer not a consumer.

Don’t depend on others for your success. Stop looking outwards for assistance and instead UNLEASH YOUR HERO!

So my Christmas message to you is to love yourself enough to take the jump!

hero make the jump

You are the painting, the paintbrush, the canvas, the question AND the answer to the question you are asking right now. Go on, it’s hero time!

I hope you found some value and motivation from this post and video (by the awesome crew at Absolute Motivation). If so then share the love this Christmas!

And remember – the guys at The Super Affiliate Network are the very best at getting people like you and me to take action and find success so don’t waste a moment of the coming year – take the jump and unleash your hero.

Keep smiling!

Robin x

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Happy New Year!

 

Well, here we are in the last day of the year so I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year when it comes to you all! !

Happy New Year

 

It’s amazing just how fast a new year comes around, right?

 

 

Of course, it’s traditional at this time of year to ponder the last 12 months and perhaps to wish that the next year would be better. For myself, I have a health & fitness business in addition to my marketing and coaching activities and the New Year rush is ALWAYS a Happy New Year for me!

Things might not have worked out just the way you had wanted in 2015 but instead of brooding, be positive and work out what you need to do in 2016 to make a difference.

Take some of that traditional New Year energy and use it to make a positive change.

One of the most common reasons for my new clients to have struggled in the past is INACTION.Happy New Year So for a happy New Year, my advice to you in 2016 is to do what you say you are going to do.

Make a promise in 2016 that you are going to deliver on what you set out to do this year just ending.

Let go of the habits that let you down in 2015 and stop blaming yourself for your lack of success. Instead, focus on a more positive direction and don’t stop until you get to where you want to be!

I hope that you found that useful and please get in touch if you need any further help.

And remember – the guys at Traffic Authority are the very best at getting people like you to take action and find success so don’t waste a moment of the coming year – jump in and drive to the line.

Have a great year!

Robin x

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Make A Success Habit Today!

 

 

Make A Success Habit Today!

Make A Success Habit Today

When I was the owner of an award-winning health and fitness business, I used to teach my clients the importance of cultivating a success habit. I knew then that it was the little habits, the daily habits, that would make or break their healthy living aspirations.

And today, it is just the same with business.

The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him – and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.  John Paul Getty

 

 

Success Habit

 

So, if you don’t believe me, then hopefully one of the richest men ever will have convinced you of the importance of developing a success habit.

 

 

Let me give you some figures on this.

I studied Psychology and Economics at University. Did you know that around 90% of all our behaviour is down to habit?

In your typical day there will be hundreds of things that you will do the same every single time. Over the years, these habits will become set in stone across your whole life including work, relationships and even hobbies. Habits allow us to do stuff on auto-pilot and so save time and energy for more important thought processes. But if we are chained to negative and self-sabotaging habits then this is a major impediment to our business success.

To put it simply – to create a higher level of success you need to ditch the negative habits like never being on time, over-spending, time wasting on social media and replacing them with more positive and productive habits such as punctuality, budgeting and switching off the internet when you should be speaking to prospects.

Positive Habits Create Positive Consequences

When you dig deep into the daily routines of successful people then you’ll find that they didn’t become successful by accident. They got there by personal discipline, hard work and the cultivation of good habits. Look at Ray Higdon for example. He has become a wealthy online marketer by sticking rigidly to a famous daily routine that he is always happy to share.

Two Steps To Make A Success Habit

Take action today and try to involve those close to you in this as I find it always makes it work better. Think of them as an accountability partner.

Step One – Make a list of what you see as your negative habits, the ones that are holding you back from being the success you have aspired to.

Obvious ones, apart from those mentioned above are; procrastinating, not listening, inefficiency, laziness and not doing what you said you would do.

Step Two – Once you know what your negative habits are, the next step is to swap them out with positive, success-oriented habits and construct a system around you that will help you stick to these new ways of doing things.

So, if you’re continually late at starting work in the morning, a common curse amongst home business folks, then don’t stay up watching late-night TV and set your alarm an hour earlier each morning. Usually I find that if you make a check-list of all the things you could do to keep your new habits on track then success will be more likely.

Start slowly and don’t take on too many new habits at once. Keep it limited then once you’ve mastered one new habit then it’s time to introduce another.

Your motivation won’t be a problem once you start to see the successful outcomes of this new way of doing things.

So there you are! Get out there and see how much more successful you can be!

Keep Smiling!


Robin x

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