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Competition is a powerful fuel for motivation.

Competition helps us to get and stay motivated. It helps us generate new energy when we are stagnated.

Let’s face it, most of us are competitive to some extent. We are competitive with each other, with ourselves, with time. If we are playing a sport, I want to beat you, plain and simple. Sure, I will enjoy the game either way, but the fact is I will get more enjoyment out of it if I win.

How competition can motivate you to success
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Today, we’re going to discuss how competition can be the fuel to drive you to success.

PLUS, fives ways that competition pushes you to the next level in business and five ways you can use competition in your personal life.

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How would you like to build a powerful network that you can call on when you need it most?

The kind of network that you can call on when you lose your job, launch a new product, or simply need some advice. The kind of network that makes you money, is there when you need it, and continues to grow simply from introductions from other people in your network. Would you like that kind of a network?

Well, the good news is that it’s completely possible. All it takes is a little effort and a little know-how. Today, I will share with you the five simple ways I’ve grown my network and kept it warm for when I need it.

How to grow your network and keep it warm
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The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

Correction: It’s not who you know, but how well you know them.

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What is your WHY?

Your WHY is what drives you. Your WHY explains everything that you do. And today’s guest, Ridgely Goldsborough, will help you find your WHY.

Interview with Ridgely Goldsborough
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I’m so excited about this episode because I get to share not only an interview but a live exercise as Ridgely Goldsborough helps me to find my WHY.

After the interview and exercise, which was recorded more than two weeks ago, I share the results. This exercise has helped me in so many ways, and finding your WHY will help you, too.

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I’ve always known that success requires sacrifice. It requires me to give up one thing in exchange for something better.

But I always seemed to have the what part wrong. What must you give up to be successful? It might not be the things you think.

What do you need to give up for success?
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The internet is full of quotes about sacrifice and success.

I could fill up 100+ blog posts with nothing but quotes that tell you:

“True success requires sacrifice.” – Rick Riordan

“You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” – J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan

“He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.” – James Allen, in As a Man Thinketh

All valid statements. All accurate and inspiring. And all incomplete. They all fail to answer the question of what? What must be sacrificed? What must you give up to be successful?

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