Keys To Success: Summer 2018 & Beyond

How To Set Yourself Up To Succeed (14)Summer 2018 Theme | Images Hyperlinked

It's hard. But dwelling on that gets you nowhere, does it? The hardest thing about the grind and

hustle is when everything you put great effort into keeps falling through. When, no matter how

many billion contacts you make, everyone keeps ignoring and doubting you. Even as family and

best friends visibly lose respect or patience for you. Unresponsiveness and being numb though,

is the formula for losers and the broke. Not the solution. Be it jobs, or being at the right place

at the right time, it separates the winners from losers, and their regrets. Winners take action!

Responsiveness is the habit, skill, quality, state, inclination and determination to follow up or

follow through on an issue to ensure its satisfactory resolution. A responsive person, culture,

organization and leadership is proactive, ruthlessly efficient, insanely competitive and keen

on not wasting any interaction. They stay engaged. Under-promise then pleasantly surprise

by over-delivering. They don't mismanage relationships by ignoring your email, voicemail,

or customer inquiries. Nor do they contact you only when they need help, pretending its

a random “how are you?” call only to ask favors at the end of that call. Responsiveness

is a product of accountability, which in turn is a predictor of success. The lucky break

or huge success you crave will likely come in the form of information. Leads, a hint,

an observation, feedback from a customer, a friend, a hater, a stranger. But here's

the kicker: no one ever tells you it has an expiration date. Which is precisely the

secret key — knowledge, discipline, principle, motivating factor and art — that

makes highly successful people masters of quick execution. They are masters

of opportunism. Ethical, or not. A world famous mentor of mine notoriously

turned off one of my friends when on two separate occasions, discussions

we had in e-mail — in which he wasn't helpful — informed his daily blog

the next morning. A Pinay friend—single parent, two kids by different

deadbeat dads—recently forced me to abandon a major attempt at

helping her when I concluded though busier and less fortunate, I

was outworking her to solve HER problem. Growth is optional.

BUT scarce opportunities always slip way, into the hands of

the driven. Which is why “you owe it to yourself” if you're

poor, yet have goals, to maintain readiness. When busy,

level-headed people step up to help you, most often,

they won't tolerate rigid; mental indiscipline & lack

of urgency which explains why most losers have a

habit of going from a missed once-in-a-lifetime

opportunity to an endless pattern. Successful

people live in an orbit where action is king

& chaos is embraced. What isn't is drama

or playing victim. The latter telegraphs

to them that you're likely a complete

mess & a waste time. Never be that

person always slow to respond to

complaint, text message, calls;

emails & missive, — failing to

directly  address issues you

were contacted about. If

you chat with someone

& get a business card

never discriminate.

One's net worth is

not a predictor,

of their value.

Offer value;

& network

but don't

be fake

○ ○ ○Be Responsive. Or Be Irrelevant. (Part 3)How To Get Your Act Together (20)




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