Weekday Wisdom Episode 76 Ideas to Income Interviews Ethan Siegel, Astrophysicist, Science Writer and Author Today’s episode is the third and final segment of my conversation with Dr. Ethan Siegel, an astrophysicist and science fiction fan who is bringing his passions together and turning them into a source of income. […]
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Weekday Wisdom Episode 75 Ideas to Income Interviews Ethan Siegel, Astrophyscist, Science Writer and Author In yesterday’s video, I introduced you to Dr. Ethan Siegel, an astrophysicist and science fiction fan who is bringing his passions together and turning them into a source of income. Yesterday we talked mostly about […]
Download a PDF of this Post – Click HereWeekday Wisdom Episode 64 Have you ever dreamed or hoped or wished that you were something special? And everything magically would happen to you because of that? I was thinking about this idea over the weekend that there’s this common theme in, […]
Weekday Wisdom with Carma Spence, Episode 14 What is hobbypreneurism? Can you make money doing something that you totally geek out on? Of course, you can! That’s what I’m going to talk about over the next several days. Last year, as part of a Facebook Live challenge, I recorded 21 […]
Listen to the audio version here or on Spreaker! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”http://www.carmaspence.com/carmaspence/audio/powerthoughts/2015/20150211.mp3″] “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” ~ Gabriel García Márquez What this quote means to women entrepreneurs: Does your business help you pursue your […]
There are five qualities that most, if not all, successful people have. Wether it is these qualities that attract success or that success engenders these qualities, I can’t say for sure. But often, by modeling success you become successful … so it can’t hurt to nurture these things in yourself.
Successful people enjoy what they do. Is their work their number one passion? Not always, but they are definitely not building careers that they hate, dislike or can’t stand doing. Successful people have a knack for finding the fun and passion in their chosen line of work.
ACTION: How can you cultivate passion for what you do in your business?
2. Vision of Success
Successful people expect success. They know that being successful is their right and they shoot for it until they get it. They see setbacks as educational opportunities. They “fail forward.” They believe that if they keep on keeping on, they will get where they want to go eventually.
ACTION: Do you know what success looks like for you? Write it down, in as detailed a fashion as you can.
3. Action Plan
If you fail to plan, you are essentially planning to fail. Successful people have a plan and they work that plan. They are also flexible and will fine-tune their plan as they move forward.
By Paul LeJoy
Carma’s Note: I really liked what Paul LeJoy had to say about the elements of success. We should all strive to nurture these qualities in ourselves and the next generation.
8 Essential Elements for Success
Expert cites wealth strategies for the 99%
By Paul LeJoy
America continues to be the world’s largest economy and boasts the lion share of global billionaires. In fact, there were reportedly 442 billionaires in America in 2012—the majority of the record 1,426 people who have earned this laudable distinction around the world. When considering the staggering success only an elite few attain in business, it begs the question “what do these billionaires know that the rest of us don’t?” And, as importantly, “how can we avoid failure as we aspire to achieve career success of any measure?”
“To achieve a notable amount of success at anything and certainly a notable measure of wealth, you must become a specialist at what you do. And, you must ‘do what you do‘ better than anyone else,” notes international business mogul Paul LeJoy, who himself has built a 50 million dollar real estate business in just 7 years after immigrating to America. “You must become indispensible—the go-to person because your results are superior. In working towards this objective it is important employ a specific combination of essential elements that, combined, will make you a force to be reckoned with.”
With this in mind, LeJoy offers the achievement-minded these 8 wealth strategies to assist the proverbial 99% in their quest for success in any industry:
I’ll admit. I love to drink tea … even if it only an herbal infusion. One of my favorite brands of tea is Yogi. They make a hazelnut tea that is da bomb! Anyway, one of the cool things about this tea is the flap on the teabag. Each one has something to say. The two I had this weekend I thought were especially relevant to creative entrepreneurs.
The first one said, “Live in your strength.” Creative entrepreneurs often have difficulty with this one because their strength is more often than not their creativity. And many don’t see an obvious value in creative expression … thus the term “starving artist.” But that doesn’t need to be the case. People will pay you for what you are good at, whether that is sculpture, paintings, photography or food preparation. It is true whether your strength is designing high-fashion or just a really good cup of coffee. You have your tribe and they are waiting for you to present your gifts.