3 Keys To A Winning Lifestyle

Winning is something that is learned not something we are born with.  In order to win you have to be able to first know that you are losing.

We must then make an objective analysis concerning why it is like it is.  Just the other day, I came across a book  that was titled “How To Win” on my bookshelf.

It was perfect because I was feeling a bit rough after going through a situation with someone close to me.  It asked me questions about myself that encouraged pondering for growth.  It had me really contemplating on what it is I could do to win so to speak with myself and with my goals.

Now this book isn’t very big, it is only 140 pages but the shift in mindset that I have is insurmountable.  I have made it thought about one-quarter of the book and already I have found 3 jewels in particular that will be worth your while.

1. Facing Reality:  It is so easy to be stuck in this has where you are distorting reality from what is really out there.  Understanding that life is hard is the first once you have come to peace with that it makes you aware and less surprised when you stumble across road blocks that would normally cause you to fail.  Understand that it isn’t only hard for you but it is hard for everyone who is trying to achieve noteworthy achievement.

2. Taking Responsibility: Taking responsibility sounds so easy because people automatically assume they are.  But if things go wrong what happens?  The blame game starts, they start to talk about the government, the traffic, the weather, how people don’t like them, etc.  The list is endless but if you can realize that kind of reaction and victim-like behavior will not help you win or achieve what you want to achieve.  Instead, realize that your responsibility means yours, you can do with it what you wish and that in itself sounds much more liberating that playing the blame game.


3. Seeking Improvement: Seeking improvement sounds easy but without the first two you have no foundation in which to go and improve with full conviction this is because you will not take responsibility and you don’t have proper perspective as to what reality actually is.  When improving it is important that you go out of your comfort zone so that you can continue to learn new skills and learn things you did not know before.

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LOL: Avoid these 4 things on your way to the top!

I read this book late last year and it just occurred to me recently that in my absence of from writing that I have been influenced by these negative forces!

Look out for these 4 types of opposition that you must beware of when you are on your path to greatness are attack, the diversion, the marginalization and the seduction.  These are very subtle There was a book I was reading Leadership on the Line, which I will do a review on in the future.  It talks about the sacrifice one must make

Attack: This comes in the form of an attack to your personal nature.  This is supposed to keep your eyes off the prize and away from the subject of the matter at hand.  These will consist of either verbal or physical attacks.  Other forms of attack can be misrepresentation of the initial message which will dilute your original message.

Diversion: This comes from distraction and leading you on a totally different path.  People at the top can easily get distracted by the concerns of others.  When the “followers” get their say in they do so for the core purpose of keeping the authority figure at the top busy with their problems.

Marginalization: This is literally what it sounds like!  Keeping you small and confined in a smaller space than you to your liking.  It can come in forms such as the people around you trying to put you into categorize you by labeling you.  Keeping you in a box so to speak.  Be wary of praise you receive, it is likely it is being done to keep doing what you are doing.  Personalized towards the label keeping you from other important matters.

Seduction:  The smoothest of them all as well as very subtle!  Because it is done with people you hang around the most.  Minor suggestions  to what you are already doing ultimately taking you away from what you originally planned.  Making you lose all sense of purpose all together.  This happens by taking on difficult issues so far out of your competence that you lose your credibility.

All 4 of these deserve equal caution in the pursuit of your goals.  If you are unaware of these  they can destroy your success on a dime.  You may be used to ups and downs in your everyday life but be weary of the compound effect and how a little in the short term could ruin you in the end!  Some of these are common occurrences in everyday life, but knowing them, puts you head and shoulders above everyone else.  This knowledge is useful for management when they come up in your pursuits.

The accidental Billionaires Review

Overall one of the easiest read I have been through it took literally 3-4 hours through 260 pages within 3 days!  The story of Mark Zuckerburg’s come up was as exciting as it comes.  From being a unknown awkward coder to an awkward coder billionaire he seemed to change little.  He had a trait that most great leaders have and that is a heavy dose of objectivity and adaptability.

During that time of the early to mid two thousands there were many students across the U.S. attempting to create a social media website in hopes of hitting it big, including several of Marks classmates.  Three students even attempted to sue him for a misunderstanding of Marks intentions towards helping them in benefit  of their similar project.  What shocked me in reading this was that  the co-founder when leaving the project for his own reasons during the middle of the maturation of Facebook, did hostile things such as cut off the bank account and even sue Mark for their “wronging behaviors” toward him.  The flow of the book

This overall review of this book was easily a 8.5/10.  I have not seen the movie yet but I hope it just as good.  The flow of the book from start to finish was as good as it could be written.  Stating everything from their self talk and moods towards themselves to the exact number of shares during the public offering.  This book is a definite must read for anyone who uses Facebook and is interested in its detailed origin.   Awesome story to read, I recommend.