Do you ever wonder how some people become so successful? Sometimes it seems that these people just have some sort of magic ingredient, that no one else has.
At other times, it seems that these successful people are so much smarter than the rest of the general public.
The truth of the matter is that generally speaking successful people are not that much smarter than the rest of the population, and they definitely dont have some unknown, secret ingredient. No offense successful people!
I have been carefully observing successful people in the hopes of cracking their code. I wanted to find out what made them so different than everyone else. I have come to realize that there is not much of a difference between successful people and those people that do not realize success.
I have also come to realize that successful people all do a handful of things very well. It is these handful of things that they do that differentiates them from the rest of the population.
Here is a list of the things that successful people do differently
1) They focus on completing the most important task first
This seems easy to do, right? If it was so easy to do, then why dont all of us do this? Successful people are relentless in completing their most important task first. This is a noteworthy practice because what it does is that it increases our productivity. Steph Davis of Flipthiswholesaler.net wrote a recent article. In the article she discusses, focusing on the most important tasks.
2) They create a brand and an image for themselves so that they can gather a following
It is no secret that I have been creating a brand and an image for myself through this very blog that you are reading.
I have mentioned these two people before, but they are worth mentioning again because I think that they are currently two of the best Canadian online real estate marketers. If you want to learn about brand and image, study careful what Tom and Nick Karadza are doing. In my view, they have created, and continue to create for themselves a very strong following.
3) They create 26 hour days
This concept blew my mind when I first started realizing it. Since successful people are only focusing on completing their most important task, they begin to eliminate the less important tasks in their lives.
For example, lets assume that an individual is faced with the following 3 tasks. I will list them below
The tasks are:
1) Write a daily blog article for their blog Time required = 1.5 hours
2) Research City X and neighbourhood Y in search of a rental property Time required = 2 hours
3) Watch TV Time allotted = 2 hours
In order to create more time in the day, successful people will cut out the least important tasks. In this scenario, you might have guessed it. The least important task is watching TV. By cutting this task out of ones day, this individual has just added 2 hours of time in their day in which they can work on more productive tasks. If you can master the ability to eliminate less important tasks from you day, you will consistently be able to add hours into your day that you can spend working on more important tasks.
Neils Challenge #1
I have a challenge for all of you.
How much TV do you watch in a given day? 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, plus?
For the next 7 days, dont watch any TV at all. Sounds scary, eh?! Dont worry, you can do it.
Instead of watching TV, work on some tasks that you consider to be more important. Over the week, compile a list and write down all of the tasks that you were able to complete during the time that you were going to be watching TV.
Try this for a week. You will be absolutely AMAZED at the tasks that you were able to complete.
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