Don’t Let The Internet Rush You – No One Is Posting Their Failures

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Recently, I read this awesome quote attributed to Wesley Snipes (on his Twitter account), and I instantly copied and pasted it into my archives of useful quotes. It’s basically the title of this post – Don’t let the internet rush you; No one is posting their failures.

Boom! Bam! Bing! Absolutely on point. As soon as I read it, I got goosebumps, and that’s when I know something that I am reading (or listening to or whatever) is important. That’s how your body’s intelligence tells you that something is important. It’s not a random coincidence that your body chose that exact moment to get chilly.

The reason I wanted to write a blog post on this topic was because it’s so relevant to all of us creatives and entrepreneurs out there. All we see are the success stories. All we see are those people out there making millions and smashing every business goal set in their lifetime.

Meanwhile, we are sitting here, making piddly amounts of money, hoping that one day, our work will pay off; someday in the far, far, far off future, perhaps. (more…)

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Every Person’s Idea Of Success Should Be Different

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I was sitting on Facebook, as per usual, doing some work, or pretending to do some work, while I stalked some of my friends and friends’ friends. And I saw that a friend of mine was visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is a major Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fiend, and thus, her post was about how she spends all of her time in KL either working, or taking lessons for both of these sports.

Instantly, my mind which can be an evil place, ran to putting me down. When I was in KL the last time around, all I did was work a little bit, walk around, sit in coffee shops, write, and shop.

Of course, in my head, her trip was a success, and mine was not. I berated myself for being lazy, and more.

Why did I do that to myself? I had so much fun on my trip, doing the things that I loved to do. Why does her trip seem like a success to me, and mine does not? Why am I using someone else’s benchmark for a successful trip for my own? (more…)

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Do People Call You Lucky? Why Do People Attribute Success To Luck?

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I recently got my dream job offered to me on a platter. It was unexpected on all counts. Not only was I not expecting to get the job, even though I applied for it with a full heart, I didn’t expect to get it so quickly. I applied one day in the afternoon, in a random meeting with my current boss, and then the next day, I met with the owner and my boss, and they offered me the job. I mean, it is insane. I still can’t believe it. I have to pinch myself every day to believe it.

Now, I am surprised that they offered me the job for many different reasons. But the main thing is that in my head, I had this delusion or disillusion that I am not ready to work at my dream place yet. I have to grow more. Maybe even become more. I have to do more work on myself. I have to learn more about myself and this world. There were all of these assumptions that I had in my head.

But I didn’t let them hold me back. Even if I didn’t believe I would get the job, I applied wholeheartedly with visualizations, and affirmations. “I believe I will get the job. I believe I am ready for the job. I believe I am the perfect person for the job.” And so on. (more…)

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[Ep 60] As We Get Closer To Success, Self-Sabotage Is Imminent

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In this episode, I’ll be discussing about how self-sabotage can turn our imminent into almost a failure, or at least a few steps back.

I have noticed a trend in my life. Whenever I’m close to finishing something really important or close to success in a particular area of my life, it is quite inevitable that I will do something to sabotage my own success.

It is the fear of success that invades my soul at these moments. I think to myself mostly subconsciously, if I am a success, I’m going to become this person that I don’t like, or I’m going to change a lot, or I’m going to lose all of my friends, or a hundred excuses pop up into my head like fireworks.

[bctt tweet=”It’s all bullshit. It’s not real.” username=”BoomShikha”]

We are the same no matter what happens to us. Success will not change us. But in my mind, I have associated success with despised change, and that’s why I sabotage myself unintentionally when I get close to success.

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What Is Your Definition Of Success?

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Society defines success in a weird manner. It is really f-ed up. Most people have this random goal in their head, that if achieved, would be the definition of success for them. So many of us believe that when or if we become millionaires, we will finally have that life that we dream of. One million dollars is that elusive and awesome goal that so many of us aspire to.

I had the same random goal placed in my head by society that I used to gauge how successful I was. It was really odd when one day I realized I could live my ideal life on much, much less. When I realized my ideal life costs about $5000 CAD a month, sometimes even less, that’s when my entire idea of success and what it means shifted.

My definition of success has shifted drastically over the past few years. Slowly but surely, I have realized that success means something entirely different to me, than it did ten years ago, or five years ago. My values shifted over time. Success has as well changed over time.

In my head, most people are chasing the wrong kind of success. They have been told so many times that success means a certain amount of money, whatever that amount might be. But once they reach that goal, they realize that they are still not satisfied, because that wasn’t what was truly important to them. Or they always feel dissatisfied because they are chasing a success goal that is completely opposite to their values. (more…)

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[Ep 48] Knowledge Doesn’t Equate To Or Mean Success

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In this episode, I’ll be chatting about why knowledge alone won’t bring you success.

Living amongst a wide digital nomad community, I meet a lot of people who have read the books, listened to podcasts, and joined conferences or talks. These people have been inspired, impressed, energized.

But was this enough to have an impact on their life?

I love to learn and know that this is an addictive process. To be successful, I have to convert my knowledge into the lasting change or income I am hoping for.

I have to constantly go beyond the endorphin rush coming from what I have read, watched, or heard, and take action over and over again, to reach what I am going for. (more…)

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[Ep 7] Increase Your Rate Of Failure To Increase Your Rate Of Success

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In this episode, I’ll be talking about failure and how the more you fail, the more you increase your chance of success.

We are taught from a very early age to fear failure and avoid it as much as possible. We are punished for failing, and taught to see failures as the worst thing possible. By the time we graduate from high school, taking risks becomes uncommon.

Following the trend, as adults we don’t take risks because we’re afraid to take risks. But the people who do take risks, who don’t let the fear of failure overcome them, end up being the most successful amongst us.

That’s a really good indicator of what we should really be doing.

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[Ep 6] Doubt Walks Besides Me Constantly, But I Don’t Falter

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Doubt Is My Friend Now

In this episode, I’ll be chatting about the concept of doubt and how it will stay with you forever and ever.

It isn’t something that only occupies the unsuccessful; it is something that pervades every soul on this planet, no matter how successful they are.

Even the most influential people! People might be at the pinnacle of success, but they are still going to wonder, ‘Am I an imposter? Do I even know what I’m talking about? How did I get here? They are going to find out I’m a fraud and kick me out.’

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5 Money Blocks That Everyone Needs To Be Aware Of

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Money Blocks

When I first started my business, I realized one major thing that I believe is the reason for my success. It had something to do with money blocks. And a realization.

I realized that my worst enemy is myself.

Self-sabotage is one of the major items keeping anyone from success.

We don’t need to worry about others killing our success, when we ourselves do such an amazing job at it.

In my case, I sabotage myself with negative thoughts, procrastination, self-doubt, and improper energy management. These are my arch-nemesis.

One of my main negative thoughts is about money. I call them my ‘Money Blocks’. I have been using this term with a lot of my clients and they are always intrigued by it.

The thing about money blocks is that they are a subconscious killer… a silent killer, so to speak.

All of us have some sort of money blocks transmitted to us by our ancestors, our parents, our society, our friends, our governments, the media, and whatsoever other influence you might have.

Money blocks are pervasive in society now as people denounce rich people (calling them evil or similar terms), and label poor people as spiritually minded and ‘good’.

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