The 7 Things You Must Give Up to be Successful

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.

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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

The 5 Attitudes You Must Adopt to Unleash the World Changer Inside of You

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

So what are those attitudes? Well, you’ll have to listen to Episode 006 to find out.

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“There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good reason…” From @PhilLibin of @Evernote (Tweet That)

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How to Tune out Negative Voices

How do you tune out negative voices and live a life of true joy?

Let’s face it…if you’re achieving anything in life, a large percentage of the voices you hear will be negative. So what do you do with them?

Gertrude Nonterah from Working Christian Mommy shared some great ideas with me recently that I wanted to pass on to you. I love Gertrude’s tagline on her site: On the path to living an unconventionally rich life. When you’re living an unconventionally rich life, the negative voices will come. Here’s what Gertrude had to say about them.

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Some years ago, my mom decided she wanted to venture into entrepreneurship by opening a convenience store. It sounded like a great idea to her until she run it by a friend of hers. This friend told her how this was a terrible idea and that entrepreneurs never really make a profit and that her chances for failure were high.

5 World-Changing Attitudes You Must Adopt Today

If you want to change the world, there are certain attitudes you must adopt.

They are non-negotiable, absolutely essential to success, and you will notice them among all successful people.

NOTE: I go more in-depth and share some personal stories in the audio. Click the play button above to listen.

#1 I am a risk taker

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World changers take risks.

They do as Reid Hoffman, one of the co-founders of LinkedIn, suggests. They jump off a cliff and then assemble an airplane on the way down. They demonstrate faith, which Martin Luther King, Jr. described as taking the first step on a staircase when you don’t even see the second step.

Stop Waiting for Permission to Change the World

Are you waiting on someone’s permission to change the world?
Heck, are you waiting on someone’s permission just to be yourself?

The Irony of Permission
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What is permission?

Permission is just a slightly longer word for “approval.”

Is it OK if I step out a little?

Can I please do something different?

I’d like to change the world, but I want to check with you first.

I have all these great ideas, but you’ll probably think they’re crazy, so never mind.

Anytime you ask for, wait on, or demand permission, you demonstrate a need for approval. And you are allowing the need for approval to delay, limit, or even stop you from doing what you are called to do.