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Use Those Knock-Backs to Get Ahead

Use Those Knock-Backs to Get Ahead

Crossroads: Success or Failure

Success takes many forms, from the personal triumph of getting your kids to school on time, to the satisfaction that comes from successfully starting an online venture or other lucrative business scheme. Whatever your goal, it is worthwhile remembering that there will be obstacles along the way and that the most successful of people have suffered their fair share of setbacks. It can be daunting to consider crowd-funding as a means to starting your business, but sometimes taking a gamble is the only way to achieve your dreams and there are plenty of powerful people who prove precisely that…..


Inspiration in Unlikely Places

Why is it that the people you least expect to be successful are quite often the ones that are? I’m talking about the Donald Trumps and Kim Kardashians of this world; people who are often the subject of much ridicule due to their extreme views and unfortunate media profiles, yet are highly successful in their chosen fields. Then there are people like you and me who never seem to catch a break? Perhaps it is time to realise that even the most successful people took a gamble somewhere along the line, and as a result suffered their fare share of knock-backs before ultimately reaching their goals.


Successful People Learn from Their Mistakes


Donald Trump is known for being a highly successful businessman, and you are probably aware of his recent foray into politics resulting in him becoming a real contender for the American Presidency. However, you are less likely to know about the many business ventures which went completely awry. For example, have you ever played the Trump board game or thrown back a few shots of Trump Vodka while enjoying a few slots at one of Trump’s three casinos? No? I can’t say I’m surprised, as according to an informative blog by the Australian online casino company Lucky Nugget Casino these are just a few of Trump’s enterprises that have failed to become as popular as Trump believed they would. Despite these tremendous set backs, Donald Trump has gone on to be a wealthy and successful leader in business, and don’t forget this one man who has suffered so many failures, could actually become the President of the United States of America. Should he succeed, it will certainly be due to his can-do attitude and ability to maintain self-belief in the face of failure. No matter what your views of Trump, his perseverance must be admired.


It’s Not All About Them


Being bitter is not going to get you anywhere. Realise that other people’s journeys are not your own. You are amazing, and all you need to do to realise this is to unlock your own potential. Concentrate on your own abilities and goals and be inspired by other people’s successes rather than envious of what they have achieved. How can you do this? Firstly, decide what it is you want to achieve and think about what you have already attempted in order to make it happen. Some paths to success seem easier than others, but by taking advice from people who are where you want to be, you may see a different route. Perhaps Go to networking events, get new qualifications, write to the companies you want to work for and never ever give up!


Why is Crowd-funding the Answer?


Musicians, inventors and online venture entrepreneurs are just a few of the groups that have benefited from the ingenious concept of crowd-funding. Even game developers are experiencing a boost in profit from crowd-funding their projects online. Which might explain the increase in games across the board from adventure games to online slots. For a small, or large donation, people can become investors in your project and be a real part of your success. Those that believe in your venture will love the chance to be part of the story and are more than willing to give money in return for a part, or all of the finished product. Crowd-funding creates a win/win situation for you and your customers, with you getting to produce that album, product or business, and your customers being guaranteed a part of the pie. Having the belief of others behind you is a fantastic way to achieve your dreams, so stop dreaming and get crowd-funding!






The Leap: How 3 simple changes can propel your career from Good to Great

November 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Featured Articles

The Leap: How 3 simple changes can propel your career from Good to Great

Author: Rick Smith

This book starts with the author?s quest to understand how in 18 months he had gone from completely unremarkable to writing a best seller, founding a new company that he eventually sold for more money than he ever dreamed of. He wanted to find people who had achieved extraordinary success without the talents and drive that might have marked them as special from an early age. The book was meant to be a ?Good to Great? manual for individuals. I have read Good to Great, so…we?ll see.

Smith shares how in 2003, his co-written book, The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers took off. The book was very successful and after 3 months of touring his company let him go. He felt like his career had crashed and burned. He was looking for a new job and going to networking meetings. After a while he realized the networking meetings had plenty of people but hardly ever did you see top ranking executives from any companies. He created his own and named it w50. This was almost instant success also. He wanted to learn how this had happened.

Smith has also added lots of stories of how other people did it. This can give you some good ideas and perhaps insight on what creates success. He has a create take on memes however, makes no point of what the reader should do with a meme. Should they get one, make up one, use one? I like the book; I am always interested in how other people go to their success.
This book is an L.A. 7

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