3 Little Career Secrets Of The Ultra-Successful

Two simple questions for you:


  1. What’s the biggest thing holding you back from achieving everything you desire?
  2. What’s your greatest asset in life?
Related: How 20 Seconds Of Insane Courage Got Me My Dream Job Now, here’s the interesting part… They’re exactly the same thing: You. You are your greatest asset, and funnily enough, you’re also the one standing in the way of achieving your wildest dreams. So, in this article, I’m going to give you three small things - that when used together on a regular basis will help you:
  • Increase the value of your greatest asset in life… You.
  • Release the unconscious behaviors that are holding you back
Sound good?

The 3 Little Career Secrets Of The Ultra-Successful

Great. Let’s get into the three little career secrets of the ultra-successful:

1. Continuous Improvement Through Education

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” ― Zig Ziglar
The wealthiest people I know have invested in themselves far beyond a typical education. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on education each and every year. Why? Because they know that their biggest asset in life is themselves. Therefore, it makes sense to continually invest in the improvement of your greatest asset… doesn’t it?

2. Work With Great Mentors & Coaches

I’ve heard that Tiger Woods - one of the best in the world at the game of golf, has five coaches. Five! The beauty of working with great mentors and coaches is that you’re tapping into the wisdom of other successful people who have been where you are. They’ve faced the same challenges, searched for the same answers, and sought the advice of their own mentors and coaches along the way. Bottom line: A great mentor or coach is worth their weight in gold, and working with them is one of the fastest ways available to accelerate your success.

3. The Power Of The Master Mind

Have you ever sat in a “hot seat” where five or more smart people with similar goals give you their best solutions to your most challenging problem? Sounds powerful, doesn’t it? That’s why Napolean Hill, author of the famous book Think & Grow Rich, says this:
“Analyze the record of any man who has accumulated a great fortune, and many of those who have accumulated modest fortunes, and you will find that they have either consciously, or unconsciously employed the "Master Mind" principle.” - Napolean Hill
The Master Mind group is one of Hill’s 13 principles of success that he shares in this must-read success book. Now that we’ve covered the three little secrets of the ultra-successful, take stock of where you are right now:
  • Are you continuously learning?
  • Do you have a great coach or mentor?
  • Are you part of a mastermind group filled with peers you respect?
If the answer is “no” to any of these questions then consider taking steps to build these 3 success secrets into your life. It’ll take a bit of time, but each of these elements independently can change your life. Together, they’ll make you unstoppable. If you’re interested in a one-of-a-kind solution combining each of these elements, then feel free to join my community of like-minded success seekers by subscribing here. You’ll get access to a free video with more great job seeking tips, and I’ll let you know when I release my solution. Cheers to your success! This post was originally published at an earlier date.

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Ryan Niessen is a keynote speaker and co-creator of The Gateway Method: a simple, proven way to gain inside access to the world’s best employers and get your dream job. Connect with him on LinkedIn or Facebook.     Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a CAREEREALISM-approved expert. You can learn more about expert posts here.   Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

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