10 Common Habits of Highly Successful People

10 Common Habits of Highly Successful People

Today I wanted to talk about 10 common habits of highly successful people.

I’m obsessed with studying successful people. What is it about them that makes them successful?

Some people just seem to achieve all their goals–effortlessly.

Is it luck?

Are they just amazing?

Chances are, they’ve developed some killer habits over the years that have lead to their massive success.

Let’s jump into the 10 habits of successful people.

Habits of Successful People #1: Wake up early

The world’s most successful people have specific morning routines and wake up before the rest of the world.

 

I am obsessed with my morning routine and got so many questions about it I did a whole other blog about it.

 

Wanna learn more about creating a killer morning routine? I got you covered =)

 

Book to read: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

 

One of my tricks is to put on my headphones and listen to a motivational video as I’m getting out of bed. It always puts me in the right state of mind.

Habits of Successful People #2: Set Goals and Write Them Down

I remember learning in college about a Harvard MBA study. The study found that the 3% of graduates who had written down their goals earned 10 times more than the other 97% who didn’t only 10 years after graduation.

 

That motivated me to start writing down my goals =)

 

That year (I think it was sophomore or junior year) I wrote down some crazy stuff that’s happened since:

 

  • Study abroad (lived in Kenya the following year and got 18 A+ credits toward my major)
  • Get my Masters (graduated with my MSW from the George Warren School of Social Work)
  • Learn how to salsa dance (ended up teaching it too and had a freaking blast)

 

You get the picture. Ever since I’ve had clearly defined and written goals and it is WILD to go back and read things that have happened.

 

Create goals and write them down.

 

I’ve learned a ton about goal setting from the master, Tony Robbins.

Habits of Successful People #3: Workout

You might not know my first business was actually in fitness…I played volleyball for 10 years and was a fitness instructor.

 

Yet I still don’t love working out and rarely feel ‘motivated’ to workout.

 

I do it anyway because I love how I feel when I’m done and I know that when I workout I have more energy, mental clarity, and strength, which will help me to be a better mom and entrepreneur.

 

A trick that’s helped me lately is to wake up EARLY (5 am) and immediately listen to a motivational video as I get ready to workout first thing.

 

I’m done by 6 am before life has the ability to ‘get in the way’, which always happens if I put off my workout until later.

 

Try it =)

Habits of Successful People #4: Meditate

I always felt weird about meditating. I’m goal oriented (obvi) and sitting still seemed like a waste of time.

 

But I kept hearing about the benefits and more and more of my mentors shared how it was benefiting them.

 

So I tried it.

 

I think the best benefit for me is just the mental clarity that comes from being still. I get some awesome ideas during that time.

 

If you’re brand new, there are some great apps that can guide you through the meditation.

Calm

Headspace

Abide (Christian)

 

This guided one from Tony Robbins is one of my faves.

 

Habits of Successful People #5: Prioritize

Successful people know how to keep the main thing the main thing. They focus on the needle movers–the few tasks that will greatly impact your bottom line.

 

Here’s a tip:

  • Do a massive brain dump of all the things that need to get done in your business.
  • Circle all the things you can delegate to someone else.
  • Star the few things that will either bring you more revenue right away or help you build your email list.

 

Everything else? It’s busy work and can wait. You don’t need to update your website for the millionth time or order business cards.

 

Get real work done and prioritize =)

 

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” – Tony Robbins

 

Book to read: The One Thing

 

Check out this video from Brendon Burchard about prioritizing.

Habits of Successful People #6: Learn/Grow Continuously

“Your income will be a direct reflection of your level of personal growth.”

 

I wish I could remember who said that–but I heard it in my early 20s and decided growth wouldn’t be optional.

 

Every year I uplevel.

 

I attend new events (upcoming it’s HeartCore Leadership and Business Mastery).

 

I invest in coaches who will push me.

 

I read and listen to audiobooks daily.

 

I heard Tony Robbins say that you’re either growing or you’re dying and it’s true.

 

Choose to pursue growth on a continual basis.

 

One of my fave books is John Maxwell’s Intentional Growth. In this video, he shares his laws of growth.

Habits of Successful People #7: Surround Themselves with Positivity

The most successful people know that they’re the sum of the 5 people they’re closest to.

 

Take a look at your inner circle. Are they where you aspire to be?

 

If not, it’s time to make new friends.

 

Did you know Will Smith posts short motivational videos on Instagram and Youtube? I love them. This one does have a few inappropriate words in them so if you have littles near you beware =)

Habits of Successful People #8: Minimize Distractions

We live in a world that is FULL of distractions.

 

Social media, email, text messages…

 

A life where you can be instantly connected to the world through your phone.

 

If you’re not careful, you’ll end up wasting a ton of time. Every time you hear your phone ding you lose your focus and those minutes of lost focus add up to tons of wasted hours every day.

 

The most successful people in the world have 24 hours in a day, the same as you.

 

They’ve learned how to minimize distractions.

 

You can too!

 

What helps me minimize distractions:

  • Turn off all notifications on your phone and keep it in another room while you’re working.
  • Close out of all other browsers while working
  • Set a timer for an hour and focus on one thing for that entire hour. Then get up when the timer goes off, move around, and repeat.

 

Book to read: High-Performance Habits

 

Habits of Successful People #9: Unplug

I make sure all my clients have entire days where they’re unplugged. If you don’t take at least a day off every week, it’s so easy to get burned out.

 

I know you’re a goal driven, focused girl with big things to do! But having a day off will help you re-energize and have even more focus when you come back.

 

Just trust me on this one =)

 

In this video, Brendon Burchard will share the secrets to unplugging.

Habits of Successful People #10: Track/Measure

In the Compound Effect, Darren Hardy says,

 

“All winners are trackers”.

 

Whatever it is that you want to improve, start tracking it.

 

What you measure you improve upon.

 

In our business, we track:

  • Income
  • Expenses
  • Profit
  • Email list #
  • Traffic
  • FB group numbers
  • IG followers
  • FB page
  • Webinar conversion rate
  • Cost per lead

 

There’s probably more =) But start with the core things you want to grow.

Woot! I know that’s a lot of habits. What I suggest you do is pick ONE that you want to start right away.

 

Master that one.

 

Then a month later, pick your next habit and master it.

 

Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to having wildly successful habits which will help you create an insanely impactful business.

 

Question: Do you have any of these habits? Which one will you start with?

 

Related:

 

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“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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Protecting Your Business (with Lawyer Kailey Jacomet): Episode 093

Protecting Your Business (with Lawyer Kailey Jacomet): Episode 093

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Today I brought in an EXPERT at keeping businesses secure. She knows the ins and outs of trademarking, copywriting, etc. I brought in Kailey Jacomet, who teaches us how to protect our brands. Take some notes, and enjoy!

Takeaways:

  • Kailey talks about her first 100 ideas for coming up with a job didn’t pan out. Some of them didn’t even have to do with the law. But it was through those mis-steps that she got to where she is today. It’s not always the first idea we have that will lead us to success. But the path of how we get there brings us on a journey for a reason.
  • Trademarks are protected for not only for matches, but like matches that could confuse the consumer. Kailey says that before you brand and promote yourself, you have to check that your brand doesn’t infringe on other trademarks- because then all that time and money will go to waste.
  • Kailey says that sometimes business owners overlook trademarking, when it’s actually a really important step. Entrepreneurs should start thinking of intellectual property as adding value to your business. Your intellectual property can be licensed.
  • Kailey talks about using photos for personal vs. commercial use. She sees people making this mistake for intellectual property rights often. You can not use an image that someone else owns unless they gave you a limited license, or if they gave you written consent.
  • Contracts are a must. To be unclear is to be unkind. Kailey talks about how important it is to be upfront with every client as to what is expected, and what needs to be done in what time frame. Writing a contract becomes a reference when things stray off the agreement.
  • Terms of use on a website is so important. It is how you set age restrictions, 13 and under, that protects yourself from trouble. Privacy policies are also so important!
  • Kailey says that to her, making an impact means doing the inner work of making people leave interacting with you more hopeful, and excited for life. She also says that taking calculated risks is so key. Take risks and be bold!

Highlights:

  • (1:29) A little more about Kailey, Brand Law Boutique, and Contract-ista!
  • (5:47) Trademarks- what do we have to do to protect our brands
  • (11:23) Can you hire someone to do your trademarking? Or can you do it on your own?
  • (12:42) How much filing a trademark this cost?
  • (13:50) Why Legal Zoom is not a good idea?
  • (15:27) How to know what to trademark? Name, business, goods?
  • (18:25) Cease and desist.
  • (19:04) Trademarking different products.
  • (22:01) Biggest mistakes Kailey sees people making in trademarking and copywriting.
  • (25:48) Why you need an agreement when using a ghostwriter or freelancer to make an ebook. What that means for your sales if you don’t have a signed agreement.
  • (26:43) When someone steals your work, or photos.
  • (28:50) Contracts- what you should have in a contract, and why they are so important.
  • (30:45) Clauses you MUST have in your contracts.
  • (31:56) What do you need on your website? Terms of Use.
  • (35:30) The best book Kailey has ever read.
  • (38:52) What does it mean to Kailey to make an impact?
  • (40:29) What’s next for Kailey?
  • (42:40 Where to connect with Kailey Jacomet.

Quotes:

“Entrepreneurs should start thinking of intellectual property as adding value to your business.”“To be unclear is to be unkind.”“Success comes from having an actual good idea that you actually implement well.”

Takeaways:Connect with Kailey:

Contract-ista!!
Website: contractista.com

Facebook: On Her Way Up

Instagram: @KaileyJacomet

Trademark help:

Books Mentioned in the Episode:

Watch Full Interview:

Thanks so much for Listening! Comment below with your #1 takeaway!

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Email: clientcare@rachelngom.com

 

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” Tony Robbins

 

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Ask Rachel Q&A: Episode 028

Ask Rachel Q&A: Episode 028

Episode 28 Show Notes

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Today is an episode of #AskRachel! I’m answering questions all about opt ins, strategies, how Pinterest can grow your business, and get free advertising! Hope you enjoy!

 

Takeaways:

  • You can totally have one Pinterest account, and simply make the boards that are personal ones (recipes, fashion etc) private!
  • Pinterest IS free advertising. One of my students, Kenal, paid over 2,000 on Facebook ads to get traffic to his art, and he ended up getting WAY more traffic for free from using Pinterest, and the conversion rates of customers was higher coming from Pinterest too!
  • Search YOUR NICHE! This will help you find your best boards for Pinterest with your ideal clients.
  • Unless you’re completely changing your brand, maybe it’s best to keep your current blog. If your ideal client doesn’t change, you don’t need to start all over. If it does change, you might want to start from scratch on your content.
  • Online courses is the BEST way to monetize your business.
  • People want to work with YOU. Be sure you’re branding yourself.
  • It takes people a while to actually buy your product. What I always suggest is to create CONTENT about whatever you’re selling. That way you can link your pins to this blog post where they can learn more about you, before they buy.
  • If you send people directly to a sales page, and they’re not ready to buy, they’ll just go right back to Pinterest and click out of your website.
  • Start using Tailwind Tribes right away! You can always schedule more later as you make the content, but don’t wait. It’s better to start small and grow to more.
Highlights:

  • (1:38) Is it better to have personal related boards along with your business ones, or to keep them separate?
  • (2:22) When trying to get in front of as many eyes as possibly, how important is paid advertising vs. free advertising?
  • (4:11) Where is the best place to find group boards for your business?
  • (5:02) If you’re changing directions for your blog, is it better to start a brand new blog and hone your niche, or do you just switch your current blog to better fit your content? Micro shift, or brand new blog?
  • (7:31) Should you make a personal website or keep your company website?
  • (8:40) Is it better to post pins linked to your products, or to your blog?
  • (10:14) How many pins to the original content should you have before you use Tailwind?
  • (10:49) How can you draw in people to your blog instead of straight to a lead page?
Quotes:

“You don’t have to do paid advertising to get results”

“You want to brand YOU”

 

Thanks so much for Listening! Comment below with your #1 takeaway!

 

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