Obsessive Compulsive Writer

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Am I alone? Am I the only one Obsessed with writing? I can’t seem to get enough of it. I eat, sleep, dream, and I write.

Can the doctor help? Noooo…don’t need it. I write because I’m compelled to release, to ease, to let loose what’s inside… what drives my heart to peace.

I love you. I respect you. But darling talk to me when I’m done. To love you more, I must write. The thoughts, stories, insights yearn to be set free.

And so I write…..

20 Reasons Success Eludes Some

Why do some people succeed, while others don’t? It’s simple. Success means hard work, dedication, and the drive to achieve goals. Athletes, entrepreneurs, and high achievers do not just rise up and achieve success. No…they are products of resilience… that never-give-up attitude. In this season of Olympics pump, many are inspired by the stories of athletes around the world who have joined the ranks of the best of the best globally. Success Vista’s founder Ibibo Justin‘s invitation for guest post tugged at the reminder of the reasons success eludes some people.

Many have explored the paths to success to unveil the answers for those whose appetites long to devour its true meaning. To those standing at a crossroad uncertain of which way to go; and to those who hide beneath the Surface their feelings of fear, apprehension, and apathy, success seems distant.

Shane is not alone in her writings that success leaves clues, trails and signs. Whatever the goal …be it to achieve success in business, personal relationships, sports or more,  we should strive through thick and thin. Most well-known successful people including my favorite writer Stephen King, never gave up when the going got tough. They stuck to it through thick and thin. That said, we reflect on success that at its core refers to the achievement of wealth, honors or the like. Failure on the other hand refers to the lack of success, or more specifically the omission of expected or required action.

So here are 20 insights into the behaviors and actions of people who Success seems to elude. These have been pulled from a few individuals including the likes of Kayiba Mpoyi, Stephen Guise, Deborah Shane, and my own book on Success Strategies as gleaned from phenomenological study.  Ibibo revealed the top 6 Qualities of Successful People. Here, we look at the reasons people fail to succeed:

  1. Underestimate time management.

Successful people learn how to say No.  They know which commitments to take on to achieve great success in areas of their lives.

  1. Have misaligned Goals.                                                                                                                    They mistake busyness for productivity. They want to be a part of everything and in the process do nothing that aligns with their goals. This undermines success.
  1. Have self-imposed limitations

People who are not successful often say things like “I’m not good with numbers”; “I hate studying”; and “I can’t run a successful business”.

  1. Have little social IQ.

They don’t know how to treat others and say things like “well at least I’m being honest”, or “this is just the way I am, deal with it”. It’s said that you can judge a man’s character by watching how he acts when standing in a very long line and is met with bad service; or by how he reacts when you ruin his expensive items.

  1. Procrastinate.. Never take action 

They think, and think, and think…  a lot. They Dream big but lack the courage to go out and get things done.  My mantra…Get up! Show up! Just Do Something!

6. Can’t face adversity

Overcoming challenges not only bring us closer to our goals but they turn us into someone we never imagined. Don’t be afraid to conquer your fears and embark on new terrains. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.

  1. They don’t plan                                                                                                                                They do not have a complete vision of their intentions. They are not specific which goes a long way in the execution of our goals.
  1. They always Give up

They get discouraged and apathetic when they fail. Essentially, they have a failure mindset long before they even started.

10.They are scared.

They freeze just like the deer that stands fixed before the car hits.

  1. They are always in the wrong place.

Wrong job. Wrong state. Wrong country. Everything they do they complain is wrong. It is important for them to know when to to move on to something else. Mpoyi’s observation is for real….humans do not have the capacity to be successful at all things.

  1. They don’t care

Apathy can infect any area of our lives and when it strikes it produces failure. The scariest part is how contagious it is. It spreads to other areas of our lives. Beneath the surface, apathetic friends can also infect us.

14. They are unwilling or too slow to change

15. They become irrelevant.

16.They have a bad attitude

17. They have skill gaps.

18. They have not developed a unique personal brand.

19. They lack discipline, focus and balance.

20. They lack a deep sense of belief in themselves

People who success eludes are more numerous than we can imagine. More importantly, it’s sad to see people with amazing potential …give up. Really it is. But not so obvious are individuals who internalize things and therefore their true feelings may not always be evident. As Myopi said very well, sometimes it is the guy in the cubicle with the $90K salary, who accepts misery because it comes with a fat paycheck.

Today, make a change. Be inspired. Stop thinking. Take action. Then success…how ever you define it… is highly guaranteed. Make that move right now.

Cheers!

 

No Joke….

“It only seems impossible until it’s done”


Goals, dreams aspirations. I need to write and it ain’t no Joke.

“It only seems impossible until it’s done”

I authored a book on Success and promised readers the workbook to follow in its treks. But it seems that life’s busyness has forced delays in completing the final output. What seems like such an easy task has become a waiting game. My life’s goal is to help others reach their goals and achieve their best potential. This would aptly be met providing the coaching and guidance that comes through using the workbook. A tool to help individuals understand how to maneuver the step by step process to achieve their goals.

So now I must practice what I preach. Yup! I must! Life happens but I will devote the time to enable the process. Planning is everything. But writing, writing, and more writing is even more important. As writers, goal seekers, no doubt you have been there. Excuses are just that…excuses. That’s not acceptable in my world.

img_6350-1So now for the next couple of weeks I intend to dedicate the time, effort and attention to making this tool a reality. Public commitment? Oh yes indeed! And this ain’t no joke. In manageable strides, this goal will be achieved no matter how daunting it seems.

Cheers!

 

Time Out…

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Peace, quiet, calm, serenity. That’s what weekends, holidays, vacations are for. To reboot, unwind, and get back in the game.

As workaholics, we don’t often do it. We feel it’s a Luxury  that we cannot afford. Still, we spend time wishing, hoping, even complaining at times. But we can do anything that we put our minds to.  And …relaxing is one of the most important things to do.

So plan a getaway! Or a Staycation! It will work wonders for your mind, your work, your business, career, and your life.

Breathe.

Rio: The Road to Success

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What do athletes participating in the 2016 olympics have to do to get there? Great question! First of all … they all are already winners! Here’s why.

They dreamed. Set Goals, made a plan, prepared themselves and got ready through practice, practice, practice. They worked hard, believed they could do it, and most important they never gave up! 

As you look at the Road to Success in pictures here, how do you prepare yourself for major goals in life?

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Dream! Believe! Achieve!

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Silent Praise…

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He awoke. Leg gone but still with us. We give praise. Quiet at first, then with increased resound!

Reminds me of other life experiences that creates desires for thanksgiving. Birth. Marriage. Abundance. A job; a contract. Storms pass. Sweet revenge. Birds tweet. Insects move. Lions roar.

Wonders of the world. All sing silent Praise.

Tales of Drama…Tales of Writing


Drama is defined as an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances.

That definition certainly tells the  tales of writing.  To be successful, writers must get into character; write the script, all while bearing in mind the intended audience … the reader.

Writers…wear your hats well; and…

Write on.

Success Strategies Book Launch

Success Strategies Book Launch Interview

Hosted by the African American Research Library and

Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Book was the result of a Phenomenological Study with Nova Southeastern University. Research was based on topics of Success, American Dream, Leadership, and Migration.   Dr. Cameron sought to answer the question, Why Some Individuals Succeed While Others Don’t. Copies available on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble.

Share a copy with a friend who is overwhelmed, or who needs to take the next step to achieve their goal.

Cheers!