how to achieve success in life

How To Achieve Success In Life

Ask Yourself This Before Starting Anything

Today I was inspired to write about an important topic of how to achieve success in life. It’s been years since I wrote an article. And this is very weird, coming from a person that ran a successful blog for 8 years and taught lots of people how to write. Not to mention, writing a whole book and have it become an international best-seller.

So why did I stop writing?

The most honest answer is: I wanted to achieve success in my business and achieve success fast.

Achieving success in life is something we all crave and it’s something we all struggle with from time to time. What to do? How to do it? It can become quite confusing and overwhelming.

In my case, the only way I knew how to achieve success in my business and grow my community was to look at what was “cool” to do and to follow what others were doing. I thought that if I do the same thing they did, I will become successful.

This meant doing videos instead of writing articles.

But it’s been months of craving to write, craving to sit on my couch with a hot tea next to me and writing on my lap about all the things that inspire me and all the things I have learned. I love teaching about how to achieve success in life and how to create a first-class lifestyle.

So here I am, doing something I used to love a lot and letting go of what “gurus” say and simply doing what I feel.

Trusting my own intuition and doing it in the most vulnerable and imperfect way possible.

If there is one thing I have learned throughout the years is that every strategy works and at the same time every strategy doesn’t work.

It’s never about the strategy, the diet, the course of actions.

It’s always about you, what you believe to be working for you, what comes easy for you to do and what gives you pleasure to pursue consistently.

This is how you truly achieve success in life. It works in every area and it works all the time.

If you believe a gluten-free diet is the best route for you to losing weight, but it’s so hard to follow it and it stresses you out and makes you feel guilty every time you crave a donut – sorry to burst your bubble, but in this eating gluten-free scenario won’t help you lose weight.

Same with business strategies. If you believe (like I did) that doing videos is what works best to grow my business, but it’s so hard to shoot a video and edit it and publish consistently and it makes you feel like you’re not good enough because you can’t do it as easy as everyone else…then this won’t work for you.

The secret is finding that one thing that you believe in, that you are excited to do and that is fun for you.

If you cannot find such a strategy, diet or course of action for you, it only means you need to get back into finding your clarity around the subject.

This is what I did too.

I asked myself, why do I want to do video in the first place?

It was to teach and help people live more successful lives.

What other ways to teach and help are there? I can write articles, start a podcast, film videos.

What would come easy to me now?

Probably writing articles.

So why not do this every week?

[And here is where fighting for our limitations starts]

Well, because [excuse #1] no one reads anymore, everyone loves watching videos.

Because [excuse #2] videos are more personal, people get to see you and hear your voice. Writing is so last decade.

Because [excuse #3] videos are cooler and all my mentors do it. So if they do it, they must know it’s more important. Who am I to do what I feel like? I don’t have their expertise.

We tell ourselves all these excuses, which turn into huge stories about why we need to do something we don’t really want because we feel that’s our only option for reaching a certain goal.

We push.

And we hustle.

We force ourselves.

And lastly, we fail.

We fail to follow up, we fail to do it consistently.

And then we blame.

We blame ourselves for not being good enough, for not being smart enough, for not being strong enough, for not achieving the success we desired.

And then we quit.

It’s too hard, it’s too overwhelming, this is not for me, I will never be able to do it, this was a bad idea…

Does this ring a bell?

Stop following the newest trend, stop doing what you see others do.

Start clarifying what you want.

Start looking for all the ways in which you could get what you want.

Choose the one strategy that feels easier to follow consistently and have fun with it.

The Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Starting Anything

Q1: What is the desired outcome that I crave?

Q2: What are all the strategies/courses of action I could use to achieve success and my desired outcome?

Q3: Which of the above strategies/course of actions seem easy and fun for me to start right away?

Q4: Do I see myself being consistent with this strategy/course of action? If the answer is YES, then you found the ideal way for you to achieve success in this area. If the answer is NO, then go back to Q3 and be more specific.

How Successful Are You?

Want to know where you are on the scale to success in every area of your life? It takes 30 seconds to take the quiz and find out on the spot.
Take the Quiz

Whenever in doubt about anything new you want to try, or about a habit or a diet or a business strategy, you can use these 3 questions to clarify and identify what to use that will work 100% for you.

Now, I’d love to know.

What is one area that you need to ask yourself the above questions?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

Remember, share as much as you can in your reply. We are all here to learn, get inspired from one another, and you may never know who you are going to influence today. Be the sparkle you want to see in others.

Thank you so much for reading, watching and sharing your voice. You are awesome and I am honored to have you here.

With love,

How To Achieve Success In Life

Ask Yourself This Before Starting Anything

how to achieve success in life

Today I was inspired to write about an important topic of how to achieve success in life. It’s been years since I wrote an article. And this is very weird, coming from a person that ran a successful blog for 8 years and taught lots of people how to write. Not to mention, writing a whole book and have it become an international best-seller.

So why did I stop writing?

The most honest answer is: I wanted to achieve success in my business and achieve success fast.

Achieving success in life is something we all crave and it’s something we all struggle with from time to time. What to do? How to do it? It can become quite confusing and overwhelming.

In my case, the only way I knew how to achieve success in my business and grow my community was to look at what was “cool” to do and to follow what others were doing. I thought that if I do the same thing they did, I will become successful.

This meant doing videos instead of writing articles.

But it’s been months of craving to write, craving to sit on my couch with a hot tea next to me and writing on my lap about all the things that inspire me and all the things I have learned. I love teaching about how to achieve success in life and how to create a first-class lifestyle.

So here I am, doing something I used to love a lot and letting go of what “gurus” say and simply doing what I feel.

Trusting my own intuition and doing it in the most vulnerable and imperfect way possible.

If there is one thing I have learned throughout the years is that every strategy works and at the same time every strategy doesn’t work.

It’s never about the strategy, the diet, the course of actions.

It’s always about you, what you believe to be working for you, what comes easy for you to do and what gives you pleasure to pursue consistently.

This is how you truly achieve success in life. It works in every area and it works all the time.

If you believe a gluten-free diet is the best route for you to losing weight, but it’s so hard to follow it and it stresses you out and makes you feel guilty every time you crave a donut – sorry to burst your bubble, but in this eating gluten-free scenario won’t help you lose weight.

Same with business strategies. If you believe (like I did) that doing videos is what works best to grow my business, but it’s so hard to shoot a video and edit it and publish consistently and it makes you feel like you’re not good enough because you can’t do it as easy as everyone else…then this won’t work for you.

The secret is finding that one thing that you believe in, that you are excited to do and that is fun for you.

If you cannot find such a strategy, diet or course of action for you, it only means you need to get back into finding your clarity around the subject.

This is what I did too.

I asked myself, why do I want to do video in the first place?

It was to teach and help people live more successful lives.

What other ways to teach and help are there? I can write articles, start a podcast, film videos.

What would come easy to me now?

Probably writing articles.

So why not do this every week?

[And here is where fighting for our limitations starts]

Well, because [excuse #1] no one reads anymore, everyone loves watching videos.

Because [excuse #2] videos are more personal, people get to see you and hear your voice. Writing is so last decade.

Because [excuse #3] videos are cooler and all my mentors do it. So if they do it, they must know it’s more important. Who am I to do what I feel like? I don’t have their expertise.

We tell ourselves all these excuses, which turn into huge stories about why we need to do something we don’t really want because we feel that’s our only option for reaching a certain goal.

We push.

And we hustle.

We force ourselves.

And lastly, we fail.

We fail to follow up, we fail to do it consistently.

And then we blame.

We blame ourselves for not being good enough, for not being smart enough, for not being strong enough, for not achieving the success we desired.

And then we quit.

It’s too hard, it’s too overwhelming, this is not for me, I will never be able to do it, this was a bad idea…

Does this ring a bell?

Stop following the newest trend, stop doing what you see others do.

Start clarifying what you want.

Start looking for all the ways in which you could get what you want.

Choose the one strategy that feels easier to follow consistently and have fun with it.

The Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Starting Anything

Q1: What is the desired outcome that I crave?

Q2: What are all the strategies/courses of action I could use to achieve success and my desired outcome?

Q3: Which of the above strategies/course of actions seem easy and fun for me to start right away?

Q4: Do I see myself being consistent with this strategy/course of action? If the answer is YES, then you found the ideal way for you to achieve success in this area. If the answer is NO, then go back to Q3 and be more specific.

How Successful Are You?

Want to know where you are on the scale to success in every area of your life? It takes 30 seconds to take the quiz and find out on the spot.
Take the Quiz

Whenever in doubt about anything new you want to try, or about a habit or a diet or a business strategy, you can use these 3 questions to clarify and identify what to use that will work 100% for you.

Now, I’d love to know.

What is one area that you need to ask yourself the above questions?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

Remember, share as much as you can in your reply. We are all here to learn, get inspired from one another, and you may never know who you are going to influence today. Be the sparkle you want to see in others.

Thank you so much for reading, watching and sharing your voice. You are awesome and I am honored to have you here.

With love,