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Life is 10% what happens and 90% of how you react to it.

I will share with you 21 habits of successful people and how they react.

Welcome to another edition of Hospitality Property School.

I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson.

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Here’s an interesting fact,

Nearly all successful people have similar habits.

You may not have recognized them, so I’m going to share with you a list of twenty-one of the most common habits of successful people.

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  1. .Be Decisive

I have mentioned this before – When you have a decision to make – make it!

Big or small, this will affect your success remembering that these decisions complement your values.

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  1. Set Daily Business Goals

Anyone who’s serious about achieving monumental success in business needs to set business goals. But not just long-term business goals. They need to set goals for their business every single day. These act like markers or milestones on the way to the bigger, and more out-of-reach goals that seem so far off.

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  1. Be Responsible

Being responsible means taking control of the events happening in your life. It’s the difference between success and failure and will influence your success.

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  1. Be Focused

Focusing on the goals that you set will help you become successful. Without focus, you will be unable to do the things that you need to accomplish for your success.

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  1. Achieve Inbox Zero

Studies confirm that clutter results in a loss of focus. Not just physical clutter. Today, it’s also the virtual clutter in our lives that helps to decrease our ability to focus. And, more often than not, our email inboxes are a complete disaster, cluttered with a million things that range from spam all the way up to important items that require our attention.

Make it a habit, organize and discard emails as soon they come in.

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  1. Break Down Goals into Smaller Pieces

A major source of stress in life comes from the feeling that there is an impossible number of things to do.

Success in each step triggers the reward centre of the brain releasing a feel-good chemical known as dopamine leaving you feeling motivated and inspired take another step.

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  1. Wake Up Early

Most who are successful in life, cultivate a habit of waking up early. If you have difficulty with waking up early, use an alarm clock.

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  1. Hour of Power

Many consider the initial part of the day as being the most important, time for pure focus and clarity. Once you achieve the habit of waking up early, you need time to yourself in order to get your health, wellness and mind in sync.

Take the time to interlace a powerful early morning routine into your day where you can focus your efforts on the tasks ahead and enact some kind of exercise and incantation routine. Start with just 10 minutes per day with this habit and allow it to grow and morph into your hour of power over time.

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  1. Exercise

Any form of exercise from yoga to aerobics elevates your mood and increases feel-good chemicals in the brain. Exercising also acts as a type of meditation focusing the mind on a particular task and clearing any doubts as well as lowering stress.

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  1. Avoid Distractions

Drugs, alcohol, bad company, social media are examples of distractions that can lead to failure.

To help avoid distractions, make sure you have a to-do list and work on completing the items on your list before your workday ends.

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  1. Be Patient

Patience pays. If you do things in a hurry, chances are that you won’t do them the right way and you could fail. Take your time.

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  1. Focus on Positivity

It’s important to stay positive in business. The fact of the matter is that anything we focus on we move towards. However, in business, it’s very easy to focus on negativity. It’s easy to worry about the financial problems, the lack of sales, the lack of an advertising budget, the lack of good employees or anything else for that matter. But focusing on negativity will only beget more negativity.

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  1. Listen More and Speak Less

Those who are successful use most of their time listening instead of speaking. By listening more and speaking less you have time to digest what you are listening to and that gives you the time to make sound decisions.

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  1. Be Respectful

Respect is the key to success. If you show respect you’ll be amazed at how you will get respect in return.

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  1. Network

Success in business has very much to do with networking. It’s not always about what you know, what you have, or what you’re even capable of, it’s who you know that can really make the difference. Clearly, most people understand this, but not everyone enlists the habit of networking into their daily routines.

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  1. Connect with People

Seek out ways you can connect with people that are already in your life along with finding others that aren’t already in your life. Listen to them when they speak. Be inquisitive. Be curious. Learn about their lives. Figure out what makes them tick.

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  1. Ask Questions

To truly succeed, you need to ask questions. Lots of questions. Make it habitual. Ask questions about everything. And listen to the answers. Listen to the perspectives of others. Don’t simply ask the question for the sake of asking them. Heed the advice given. Understand and learn from the firsthand knowledge of others.

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  1. Always Make the First Move

Be bold in life and always make the first move. This is how you stay ahead of the crowd.

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  1. Manage Time Well

Time is money. If you are not able to manage your time, don’t expect success.

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  1. Consult with a Mentor

In business, you need a mentor. You need to find someone who’s achieved the success that you’re after. Plain and simple. You need to consult with that person every single day or as often as you can. You need to have a brief conversation and tell your mentor the challenges that you’re experiencing and how you’re feeling.

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  1. Imitate Success

I am a huge fan of imitating success. To find someone who was already successful in the industry, and I would try to learn from their successes. This is one of the so-called hacks that you can implement in business to succeed.

Keep in mind the imitation is important but you still need to be unique. Look at what others are doing to achieve success. How are they approaching the market? Where are they advertising? How much value are they adding? Be a constant sleuth and seek out the best of the best, and make these successes yours.

Did these make sense? Let me know by leaving a short comment

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Occasionally, life has a way of making us feel so small and breaking us down when something or someone gets in the way.

The truth is your mindset, the way you think, is usually what really makes the difference. Learning how to manage your thought patterns is what is going to keep you on the move when things fail to go as planned.

If you are a member of the “Hospitality Property School Group”, I have added an additional 10 hacks you can use to improve your mindset.

You can find them at.

https://membership.keystonehospitalitydevelopment.com/

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In Conclusion

Becoming successful is without a doubt one of the most coveted achievements today. If you are serious about developing your habits for successful people start following these proven strategies I have listed, it will help you gain positive momentum in your life.

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