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6 Ways To Let Success Find You Faster (Without Relying On Luck)

Success, unlike the majority of people believes- it’s not created by blind luck, instead- success it’s the result of a series of (usually good) decisions that compound together. More specifically, these decisions are also heavily “sticked to” habits that one might have imposed on itself, in order to succeed. Here’s some:

1. STOP PARTYING EVERY WEEKEND

This may seem obvious, but isn’t to some. How’s your future supposed to benefit from you getting wasted? It doesn’t – it makes you unhealthy, pitiful and WEAK. Ditch the booze, it’s not helping you. You’ll thank me once you don’t even have a drop of alcohol in your body.

2. STOP PROCRASTINATING.

I’m guilty of this, too. Listen, i love videogames – but you have to realize that you’re losing 8 hours a day “working” towards nothingness. How come you can focus for that much time while leveling up your character on World Of Warcraft, and then when it comes to doing something that can actually put you in a better position (Working out, building that business, finishing that paper ecc…) you get flustered within the first 3 minutes? I mean, what the hell. And that applies to mindlessly scrolling through social media\Youtube – too. What are you, a drug addict? you don’t need to check that fucking stuff so much, Twice a day it’s enough – START FOCUSING, TIME DOESN’T COME BACK.

3. IGNORE THE USELESS.

Haters,
Who doesn’t believe in you,
Negativity,
The News,
Porn, (that can count as procrastinating)
People who talk the talk but haven’t walked the walk,
Who no longer serves anything in your life,
What society says.

4. PUT YOURSELF SO SUCCESS CAN FIND YOU.

Do nothing and you will get nothing. In order to success to find you, you need to put yourself between OPPORTUNITIES – that means that you have to recognize, analyze and then take chances that are presented to you- make some dust, create connections with people, take that job if you think you can use it as a stepping stone, do something you didn’t think you could do or that you deem “out of reach” or out of your capabilities. You see money flowing from somewhere? JUMP INTO THE STREAM, and see how you can gain from it. What i’m trying to say it’s that you have to be action-oriented. Because by doing, something always come back – Every action causes a reaction.

5. STOP CHASING WOMEN.

This is aimed more towards men, but it can be generalized, and it’s pretty self explanatory. Instead of losing time chasing women and what’s between their legs, focus on your passion, your purpose – your life. Fix it, because as you are now you’re not ready to get in a relationship, you’ll get your heart broken without understanding why, and you really don’t have that kind of time, do you? you’ll see that as the more you build yourself, women will come by themselves, and not some low quality ones that go sleep around with everyone. And the more important lesson from this is : MORE TIME FOR YOU TO BUILD YOURSELF.

6. DO THE OPPOSITE.

Of what everyone does, because you will not achieve success by doing what everyone else is doing. You HAVE to be the exception, the 1% – because success it’s not found in “being normal”, success only follows the extraordinary, the ones who dare to shoot not for the Moon, but for Saturn.
Innovate. Make the old obsolete by building something new. Concentrate on your strengths while polishing your weaknesses.

Because by doing what the majority does, you will achieve that majority’s results.

If you liked this post please tell me what you think about it, and what are some other ways you are finding working for you.

Take care.

Sometimes you just have to Fall Back.

That doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your mission.

It’s just a tactical retreat.
You might take it as a “loss” in the short-term view of things (and if you’re proud as i am), but it will do more good than bad to whatever you have going on.

It is not cowardly.

In life, whenever we set our eyes on some kind of prize-we tend to engage in autopilot mode, and while that has some advantages, we usually ignore the risk called monotony. We fall prey of certain behavior patterns that aren’t of use anymore even if they were at first.

And these kind of patterns prevents us from going forward. So we need to snap out of that autopilot mode and “pull” ourselves back, re-evaluate our direction and approach the matter in a new, fresh way.

But finding that new approach can be daunting and seem nowhere to be found, it’s a stalemate, an… artist’s block– so to speak.

What to do, then? while i can’t provide an ultimate solution for everything and everyone of you, i think and hope that my friend Marcus Aurelius can give you some inspiration for these dire times of yours:

“Regain your senses, call yourself back, and once again wake up.

Now that you realize that only dreams were troubling you, view this ‘reality’ as you view your dreams.”

And don’t you dare give up, because your dreams are closer than you think.

Appereance Matters For Your Success, See Why.

“Never judge a book by its cover”

That’s how the saying goes, right?

Well, this is half true – in fact, when first meeting someone it’s completely OK to guess some things here and there, but how’s this related to your success? let’s take a look.

Thing is, the first impression you have on someone hugely impacts how they’re going to perceive you afterwards. Let’s take the example of a business meeting: If you made sure to leave a good impression beforehand, you can be sure that the rest of the meeting will go much smoother than it would’ve gone if you hadn’t taken that “countermeasure”.

The reason is because your appearance says A LOT about you.

  • How do you carry yourself?: How’s your posture, straight and confident, or weak and twitchy? do you walk like you mean it, or are you crawling like a worm? is your head high and your eyes full of fire, or you always keep your head down?
  • The way you speak: Sounding confident when speaking it’s key. If you don’t believe in what you’re saying, how are others supposed to take you seriously? when you talk it feels like you’re whispering? welp, don’t do that – make yourself heard! now, don’t go screaming because it’s bad manners and it’s unsightly – keep a constant and pleasant tone. Don’t stutter while talking, being fluent and slick gives you more credibility and overall it’s nice and soothing to hear someone who can talk.
  • Your Self esteem: Do you take yourself too seriously like you’re some kind of deity, or make a fool out of yourself whenever the chance is presented to you? DON’T. You must inspire admiration while being able to laugh at yourself from time to time. Remember, if you don’t respect yourself others won’t follow suit.
  • How you dress yourself: Of course, dressing like some kind of bum won’t cut it. Again, if you want others to love you as much as you do – you have to make the effort to make them see how much you love yourself. Dress to impress! that doesn’t mean you have to wear tailored suits every day and pay hundreds of dollars for your clothes. Of course you can play the cheap card, it doesn’t matter if your shoes are worth 1000$ or 5$ – you can impress even if you don’t have money for fancy stuff. Be sure to wear clean and fresh clothes with no wrinkles – groom yourself if you’re a man, cut your hair and keep up good personal hygiene! it’ll make you stand out from others.

What about what’s inside though? 😦

Of course, in the end it doesn’t matter if outside you’re a “looker” and inside you’re empty as the pot i used to make homemade curry last night.

Being a wholesome human being (of course) comes before all of this – having an identity, values you treasure and things you’ll stand up for, what i want you to understand is that…

sometimes in life a good impression can make a huge difference in the outcome of your success, because people are inherently looking for all these little traits that define a great individual you would do business or start some sort of relationship with.

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CAN YOU RELY ON MOTIVATION TO SUCCEED?

While i think that motivation is indeed valuable when it comes to succeeding in your endeavors , i think it’s an overrated force to rely on constantly since it fluctuates A LOT, it’s feeble. Sometimes you just have to soldier through…but let me give you some advice on what you can use instead.

Let’s begin.

1)THE WILL TO DO GOOD
Kindness and selflessness it’s something you can use to achieve your goals, people blindly follows someone who practice these things…because they’re inspiring and are a positive force overall. With these qualities you will build an incredible and faithful FOLLOWING – that can help you eventually to achieve whatever you want, remember… there is power in numbers. but even more power in quality numbers.

2)THE NEED TO CHANGE
Sometimes the most basic impulse or need it’s what does the trick. In this case, the urgency emerging from you really wanting to change yourself is the key. Saying: “STOP! I’ll get this over with” and remaining truthful and accountable to yourself or others on the words you’ve spoken might be what you need.

These are all good and useful mindsets to approach success with…but…

What about…

3) HATRED & RAGE
That’s right. What? you’re offended? what? you think nothing good can come out of these two emotions?

Well you’re fucking wrong.

While i agree on the fact that these emotions are negative and can be an overwhelming destructive force, you need to understand that are STILL, just emotions, And as such they can be harnessed, controlled and used as a fuel, converting them in an instead overwhelming and in my opinion unparalleled constructive power.

Think about it.

What if when your girlfriend cheated on you, instead of using all that hate and sadness to blame her and yourself while drinking your soul out you used them to get in shape, take the next daring step in your career or whatever? Feel those powerful emotions and use them to your own gain, they’re ENERGY, you can redirect them – it’s up to you to convert these raw emotions into something good, you’re the pipe through which eventually these will pass from, so why wouldn’t you be able to control the output of it?

TRY IT, the next time you’ll be overtaken by these feelings and you will be unstoppable.

But be careful, this 3rd method it’s not easy to pull off (while still completely doable) because it could backfire and consume you as these emotions, as i’ve already stated, are very strong – so it’s ultimately up to you to decide if you can do it. If unsure, go for the first two- are safer and they might take longer, but they’re worth the effort.

Let me know what’s your take on this.

Take care,

-V

ARE VIDEO GAMES REALLY BAD FOR YOU AND YOUR SUCCESS IN LIFE?

Aaaah, Games, you either love them or hate them.
There is always a big fuss when it comes if they’re bad for you or your kids, you would think they’re just a waste of time right? IT DEPENDS, Let’s find out.

The fact is that video games have a lot of negative aspects to them IF misused… but you’ll be surprised to know that normally, the things a video game can do for you are more positive than anything. Now, i might be a little bit biased, because i play games since i was 5 years old, i started with the NES and then followed up with every major (and minor) console that came out, as well as some PC gaming, and surprise surprise i’m a game developer, too! so i think i know a bit of stuff when it comes to the argument.

Let’s start with one of my favorite topics, SUCCESS & BUSINESS!

One would think that playing videogames automatically means that the person doing so is a failure and would imagine a guy\kid locking himself up in a dark room for hours and hours, discounting all kind of social interactions and physical activity (and personal hygiene, yuck!) that surely would benefit him, but i can tell you that is not ALWAYS the case.

Along with the 3rd, this 2nd Mega Man game might be my one of my favorite games of all time.

If you ask me what of my personality i value most, i would answer with: Resilience. And my ability to do hard things and be in stressful situations and environments. And would you believe me if i said that said skill\trait is something i acquired and then polished – while playing videogames? Exactly, that’s how.

My interminable and frustrating runs at Megaman, my adventures while playing Metroid, Ghosts’n goblins, Dragon Quest, all the difficult bosses and situations that i faced in these and endless other games helped me develop something very important…

BEING ACCUSTOMED TO FAILURE.

I’ve practiced FAILING and RETRYING in a “safe” space\environment, in which failing didn’t really matter as much as failing in real life, my defeats didn’t actually kill me, leave me jobless or without a roof upon my head, instead they forged me and gave me the WILL to try again and again, approaching every single enemy and situation with a different mindset and way of seeing things! and now i have incredible assets that are keeping me from feeling defeated, lost or demotivated when i fail at something – be it minor or major – in life.

I encourage you to pick up some of these (or other) games and actually give them a chance in your spare time, and see how much you can learn from them ABOUT YOU, and YOUR LIMITS.

So please, before categorizing videogames as “dangerous” in any way, shape or form, approach the whole argument with an open mind and the will to learn from something that is not actually “real” and see how many concrete and positive things these virtual experiences can give you, because it’s not just a training to real life, games can help people to cope with depression and\or bad feelings overall as well as narrate beautiful stories in an engaging way – in a way that only videogames can do.

Until next time,
Take care.

-V

STOP PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK WITH YOUR AGE.

Many thinks that with age comes stillness, stalemates, difficulties and another myriad of things which will prevent them to attain success, but this is not how this works! So don’t discount yourself as “done”, and keep on reading.

First off: If you have the mindset which is described above, you’re WRONG, and that’s because age it is not a determining factor when it comes to success- you’re simply putting shackles on yourself without even trying and doing the work needed to succeed. It simply means that you are content to keep things this way, after all, success it’s not for everybody. DON’T USE AGE AS AN EXCUSE.

Take famous AND successful people as an example, a lot of them didn’t succeed in their efforts early in life, the other way around instead!

  • Samuel Jackson
Jackson was 46 before he found success (and in recovery from addiction to cocaine and heroin)
  • Ray Kroc
Founder of McDonald’s – had passed his 50’s before buying his first McDonald’s and creating a worldwide phenomenon
  • Charles Darwin
He was 50 years old before he published “On the Origin of the Species” in 1859

And these Men are just a FEW examples.

But did you know that instead, succeeding when you’re young has actually quite a few drawbacks?
Such as:

  • You could get TOO comfortable with what you have achieved and as result you’d end up not innovating.
  • You don’t have enough experience – and might misuse\misinterpreted whatever tools or situation you have at that precise moment and as a consequence bring your demise.
  • You could get blinded by success -and let your ego poison your mind, a very common error among young people.

Of course, these situations are a bit generic and could be applied to older people as well, but they do occur more early in life. And as such, a well trained eye that has recognized how to pick up opportunities could come in handy.

In the end, success is what you make of it, if you’ve always taken next to no action when it comes to your desires and ambitions it’s clear as a thousand suns exploding in front of your nose that you WON’T cut it IF you stay put.

But HOW can poor you do it :((?

STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND TAKE THE PLUNGE.
I think this quote sums it all up.

“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. “

-William A. Ward

Take care,

-V

STOP SABOTAGING YOURSELF

We all know that having a negative attitude only leads to disappointment and frustration, yet a lot of people easily fall prey to it. Why is that? it’s because you have no choice but to do so? it is because it’s impossible to be positive? NAH.

You simply don’t want to.

The reason?
Because it’s easy to blame others, but hard to blame yourself.

You don’t want to feel insecure or that you can’t accomplish something because of some flaws you might have. You don’t want to deal with the negative emotions that will come after you realize that in reality, it is your fault.
Think about it like this though:
If it’s your fault… you can solve it.
Exactly. You can’t control what others will do to you, but you can control your actions.

If you can’t lift 100kg while doing a bench press, is it the weight’s fault? sounds stupid right?
It’s just because you’re not strong YET to do so.

And this applies in the emotional sphere too! if someone insulted you and you’d feel personally attacked and become angry, this means that you are not in control of your emotions, you let others control you. So you can see how this mindset it’s not very useful when it comes to achieving any kind of goal, because in one way or another in life you will ALWAYS encounter negativity paired with challenges.

Once you recognize your faults and flaws and you concentrate on the positive and the things YOU CAN CONTROL like your feelings, Only then you will be able to see – pinpoint – and smooth or gain whatever thing you’re lacking right now.