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The Keys to Success: Read, Listen, Associate

     There seems to be some common themes among successful people, as far as how they achieved success.  Every successful person that I’ve met reads good books, listens to quality audios, and associates with like-minded, successful people.

First is reading.  The challenge with reading is knowing what to read.  There are so many books out there, how do you know where to start?  To start this journey I recommend LIFE’s Top 50 book list.  This will get you started in all areas of life.  The best part of this list is that it has been put together by the Policy Council of TEAM.  These are men and women who have achieved high levels of success in every area of life.  They have read thousands of books and compiled this list of their top 50.  What a short-cut!

If you are creating the habit of reading, just start with 15 minutes a day.  It won’t be long before you have ramped up to 30 minutes and eventually hours a day.  You will fall in love with reading.  ALL successful people, in any arena, read.  Start creating this success habit today!

Second is listening.  You need to find a quality program of audio training.  CD’s are essential in keeping your attitude in check.  Audios are more versatile.  Plug in a cd while you’re driving or working out.  Load up your MP3 player so you can be learning while you’re out running or working, if your job allows.  Listening to audios from successful people is essential to achieving success in any endeavor.

Finally, associate with successful people.  Robert Kiyosaki says that your income will be the average of the five people that you hang around with the most.  If you’re not spending time weekly with people who have achieved more in life than you, you’re not going to grow.  The best way to evaluate where you are in life is by getting around people more successful than you, so that you can see where you are and where you can be.

To start your success journey I highly recommend the LIFE Leadership subscriptions.  It is an on-going program that includes one book and four cd’s every month.  You will progress much quicker by learning from people who have traveled the path than trying to figure out everything for yourself.  Trial and error is a long slow process.  Learn from those that have gone before, you can stand on the shoulders of giants.  It’s time to get started.

God bless
Jason Fredrick

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