10 Simple Tips to Become Successful

10 Simple Tips to Become Successful

We all want to be successful, right? Many people want the “secret” formula to become successful. If you are looking to become successful in anything; career, business, family, marriage, parenting, etc, it will take a lot of hard work. This work however, is well worth it when you see your dreams become a reality! Below I am going to share with you 10 simple tips to become successful. There are probably more than 10 actions or attitudes that you can do to become successful, however, these 10 “secret” tips are what I have found to be some of the most beneficial to becoming successful.

Here are 10 Simple Tips to Become Successful:

1. Never give up: Do not settle for remaining in your comfort zone. Remaining complacent is a good way to get nowhere.

2. Be passionate: If you love what you’re doing, it will never seem like work. Find your passion and you will find your success!

3. Be focused: Ask yourself: “What should I be thinking about right now?” Don’t let your mind wander and worry about things out of your control. Shut out the negative talk of others who don’t believe in what you are doing. When you remain focused, you can accomplish much more in a shorter amount of time.

4. Keep in the ‘moving forward’ zone: Listen, learn, apply, and move forward. Do not procrastinate on taking action. Success doesn’t wait for you, success attracts people who are in chasing it.

5. See yourself as victorious: That will focus you in the right direction. Have a mental picture of yourself already achieving the success that you desire. Success always happens in the unseen before it is manifested in the seen.

6. Be tenacious: Resist the urge to give up if you don’t see results. Most people quit just before they are going to have a breakthrough. Success takes time! If what you are doing is not getting you the results that you are looking for, analyze the situation and make small tweaks. Sometimes being stubborn can work wonders!

7. Be lucky: I really don’t like the word “lucky.” However, for this point, the old saying, “The harder I work, the luckier I get” is absolutely right on. You create our own “luck” by working both hard and smart, never giving up on the success which is yours; claim it!

8. Believe in yourself: If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will either. Don’t wait for others to believe in you, they will start to believe in you when they see your belief and passion that you have for your success. Believe that you can accomplish great things, because the reality is, YOU CAN!

9. Ask yourself: What am I pretending not to see? Be honest with yourself. Don’t ignore the negative things in your life as they can be the exact things that you need to overcome or to improve on that can point you in the direction for your success. There may be some great opportunities all around you, even if things aren’t looking so positive. Great adversity can turn into great victory.

10. Look at the solution, not the problem: Ask yourself, “how can I move from where I am to get to where I want to be, no matter how daunting the situation may be.” There is always a way around anything! Become “solution oriented” and find the silver lining for an opportunity to turn a negative into a positive.

If you want to become successful, begin to use these tips right now. You may not start to implement each one right away, but start with one or two at the beginning, and then as you become more efficient, you can add more to your plate. 

Did you find value in these success tips? If you did, please comment and share with anyone that you think can benefit from these tips in their life. 

To Your Success,

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success principles 101

Success Principles 101

In May of 2014 I had the honor of being invited to be a co-host and participate in a “tweet chat” about Success Principles with Lynette Gilchrist of Young Dream DiggersIn this tweet chat, Lynette asks me some great questions on what Success Principles are and what it is that successful people do differently. 

I wanted to share this chat with you so that you can learn what the Success Principles are. Once you understand what the principles are, you can then apply them to all aspects of your life, whether you are an entrepreneur or looking to advance your career. You can take the principles learned and improve every aspect of your life!

We also went on to discuss how successful people think differently than the majority of people. There are certain qualities and thought processes that successful people have learned. The great thing about success is that nobody is born successful, but that success is learned through using the principles discussed in the chat and then taking action! Isn’t that great news? No matter what you upbringing was or where you are now in your life, you can learn the principles and methods of successful people; You can become successful if you choose to!

I appreciated the opportunity that Lynette provided me to expose people to the Success Principles through the tweet chat and the value that she sees in teaching the younger generation the importance of understanding these principles and how they can apply them in their lives. 

To see the tweet chat, click on the link below for the transcript of the chat that we did. As always, please comment and leave me some feedback to let me know how these principles have helped you or which principles that you will implement into your life moving forward.

Enjoy the chat!

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To Your Success,

Ken Cloutier

Stifle your career and business success

7 Failure Expressions That Will Stifle Your Career and Business

You probably know people who just can’t seem to push ahead in their career or who have never started a business or led large groups of people, they all seem to mimic the same speech patterns. They talk the same negative language. Here are 7 failure expressions that will stifle your career and business that they always use. Identify this negative talk in others, or in yourself, and you’ll find the kink in your business or career growth.

1. “That’s Impossible”

Unsuccessful people are always pointing out what is not possible. They look for the negative in every situation and why something will not work. They will see a business opportunity and look for every reason why it will fail rather than how it can work or benefit them. At work, they sit in boardroom meetings and shoot down every good, out-of-the-box thought or idea and would rather stick to how it has always been done. They lack vision and live in a world of impossibilities; they have a can’t-do attitude and they are sinking their own ship of success.

2. “I can do it by myself”

When you hear someone on your business team or a colleague at work insisting how they can finish a project or can build a business better without any help from other employees or partners, take note: That person is going to slow things down and is ruining the project or growth of his or her business. He or she will not create an atmosphere of success but has only his or her ambition in mind. Ironically enough, unsuccessful people are always those who push their own agenda and don’t see the value of teamwork or other ideas other than their own. That’s the very thing that ruins their career or business. Look for the help or ideas of a mentor or other colleagues to help you reach your goals.

3. “I have a problem with that”

Nitpickers never prosper. Have you ever worked with someone who would always find a problem and then over focus on it? Unsuccessful people will beat the problem to a pulp pointing the finger at any and everyone who could have caused it. They never look at themselves as being part of the problem. Furthermore, they don’t want to solve the problem at hand. Ideas and solutions will be turned down because they are only focused on the problem rather than the solutions. Either work to solve the problem or accept it. Continuing to harp on the issue at hand will only bring the business team or work atmosphere down.

4. “I like my own idea better”

Have you noticed how people at work or in business sometimes like only their own ideas? It is a sign of selfishness and shows an inability to embrace the team objective. Those who like and promote only their own ideas are severely limited, because none of us can achieve success with only our own ideas. Imagine trying to build a company by never entertaining any other ideas? Your company will only grow as far as you can think. We all need to receive differing ideas that we may not have thought about. Collaboration always propels a company forward. In this case, it can propel your career or business forward. 

5. “Let me check my schedule first”

Ah, yes, the “I’m busy” syndrome! If someone always insists on checking his or her schedule for availability, that person is inhibiting their career or business success. It might be a valid excuse, but it could also be a way to avoid being helpful and taking action. In my experience, when someone is always referring to their schedule, it usually means that person is sending a message about being too busy. He or she says, “Let me check ‘my’ schedule” instead of figuring out how they can take the necessary action to accomplish a task or goal. Let’s face it, we are all busy doing something and we all have been granted 24 hours in a day. However, is what you are “so busy” doing getting you closer or further from your goals? Successful people know and understand how to prioritize their schedules so that they can accomplish the things that will help them get to their ultimate goal first, and then arrange to complete the other tasks. Sometimes, it’s better to just jump on an opportunity and worry about reorganizing your priorities and schedule later. Oftentimes, that opportunity that you are too busy for will come to you only once. You may have just missed out on what you were looking for because you were, “too busy!”

6. “You must be wrong about that”

This phrase is a red flag on the road to success because the person saying it is assuming the people he or she works with or partners with don’t know anything; the person believes there is only one “right” person, and it is them! That’s rarely the case. Instead, it’s a sign of success when you admit that you need help. It’s better to accept that others might be right about something and accept your own limitations. This allows for a culture of growth and transparency. Nobody is always right regardless of how many degrees they have. Admit when you are wrong or don’t know something and you will be more respected than if you act like you are the one who is always right. 

7. “I can’t”

Unsuccessful people like to talk about what they can’t do. Starting a business or furthering your career means embracing the fact that there will be countless roadblocks and situations that come up that will seem like you can’t overcome them. Instead, talk about what you can do! People will tell you what is not possible, but when anyone starts using the word can’t, it means trouble. They have given up. Reprogram your mind to help you work around the roadblocks and situations by saying “how can I” instead of saying “I can’t.” This simple rephrasing of words will help you creative juices start flowing and help you come up with solutions to your challenges.

Success in your career or business is just as much about your thought process and speech patterns as it is doing the physical actions to reach your goals. Learn and develop a success thought pattern and speech that will give you the edge over being average to becoming successful. If you utilize the phrases and expressions that I have pointed out, you will separate yourself from the masses of mediocrity and fulfill the goals and visions for your career or business.

For more success thought process, you can get my 10 Day Blueprint where I will send you a video for 10 days on various success principles that you can use in your career or business for maximum impact! Best of all, it is FREE! Grab it now and I will see you on the other side.

To Your Success,

Ken Cloutier




Quality Decisions 3 Tips to Living the Life That You Want

3 Tips to Living the Life That You Want!

Has your life been in a slump? Are you unsure about what you want to do or accomplish? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Listen as I give you 3 quick success tips on how you can get out of your funk and begin to live the life that you were meant to live!


For more success principles and tips, grab your free copy of my 10 Day Blueprint series. Each day you will receive an e-mail with a success principle that you can work on and add to your success tools! This is a must for anyone who seeks to learn what all successful people know.

To Your Success!
Ken Cloutier