The Real Secret To Getting Ahead

By: Dave Dee on: December 3rd, 2013 6 Comments

We are only one month away from the New Year.

And I’m receiving your message loud and clear… that you want to achieve your ideal lifestyle with less difficulty, greater clarity and at an accelerated speed.

I get it…

You want a company that runs more efficiently and requires less of your time. You want to work with people you like, doing work you enjoy, where and when you want…

So you can build your dream home…spend more time with your family and friends…travel…and so on…

With less stress, struggle and frustration.

The problem is… if you are like many people I speak with…you know WHAT you want, but aren’t exactly sure how to make it happen.

Maybe you wonder how is it that some people are more successful?

You know the ones I’m talking about…

They make more money and do it with ease. They always seem to get the best clients. They build better businesses. Drive nicer cars. Live in bigger homes. And have the best relationships.

How do people go from nothing to successful?

If you want to get clarity about how to get what you want in your life, here are 8 simple tips for what to focus on so that you can get (and keep) on the right track in 2014.

1)      Identify your strengths. What are your strengths and weaknesses? If you are concentrating on your strengths instead of your weaknesses you will be more successful and better able to clarify your purpose.

2)      Become the best at what you do. Whatever your biggest strength is…be it selling real estate, repairing cars, cooking food…focus on education and actions that help you become the BEST at what you do. Because people pay more for the best, want to work with the best and want to be around the best.

3)      Choose your future. It doesn’t matter what happened in the past, or what is going on right now. Don’t let your past identify you or consume your thoughts. (Tweet this!) You get to decide what you want your future to be. Your future will be dictated by the actions you take today.

4)      Solve problems fast. Everybody experiences problems, conflicts and challenges. The trick is to not let them fester. As soon as you identify a problem, swoop in and resolve it quickly before it becomes a bigger problem.

5)      Invest in your future. Sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day “stuff” that we don’t make time for our future. Not only do you need to invest in education to build your ideal business and life, but you need to invest time in planning for the future. Make sure to build in time to work on your one year, five year, and ten year goals.

6)      Eliminate negative influences and surround yourself with positive influences instead. You know who and what the negative influences are. They are the things in your life that suck the energy out of you, leave you feeling lazy, resentful, whiny, or bad. Get rid of them. Whether it’s a person or a “thing,” you must eliminate them.

You need an ideal environment before you can build an ideal life, and you’ll never have that as long as these negative influences are in your life. Surround yourself with positive influences—the people and things that make you feel full of life, hope and energy.

7)      Review and re-commit often.  Review not only where you want to go, but the success principles that will get you there. You may be surprised to find that something makes more sense or looks differently when you do.  And in the process you might discover how to execute specific strategies better. Then re-commit to taking action towards and achieving your goals.

8)      Attend workshops, seminars and conferences.  Just like your car needs regular maintenance and cleaning to run the best, we too need maintenance and “cleaning.”  Attend workshops, etc. to refuel and receive “maintenance” from top marketers and business owners who can help get your business running even more efficiently and profitably.

Begin using these 8 tips today and by the beginning of the year, you’ll already have established new habits that will steer you towards your most profitable and successful year…and to the ideal lifestyle you envision and want for yourself.

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    Dave Dee is one of Dan Kennedy's most successful students. Dave saw Dan speak over 16 years ago at one of the Peter Lowe Success Events when he was a struggling magician. He bought Magnetic Marketing and as you will hear when he tells you his story, his life changed in less than 90 days. Dave became a very serious student of Dan's by attending my seminars, joining his coaching group and most of all from implementing what he learned. Dave has become a top flight mentor and expert and is the GKIC Chief Marketing Officer. For more money-making marketing tips, tactics and strategies, go to

    6 Responses

    1. Jan Attila says:

      Become the best at what you do. Definitely my favorite. Without that skill, nothing really works.

    2. David Hunter says:

      #9: Never stop learning!

    3. oludare says:

      how do i know the peoples problem

    4. @Oludare, you can easily know people’s problems by simply asking them, politely.

    5. oludare says:

      Thank You for this lovely answer and the gift

    6. Shoaib says:

      Excellent article and good reminder. However the link at the bottom The 10 Rules to Transforming Your Small Business into an Infinitely More Powerful Direct Response Marketing Business is not working.

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