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Seems some nosy bugger called Aaron Potts wants to know every one’s success tips?! ;o)

That is a success tip right there in learning from others.

But I debated on this post after seeing Lynn Terry tagged me with it… even after what Lynn said about why she tagged me?

“Because your personal story truly inspires me…” :o)

Thanks Lynn!

Why did I debate it then?

What is classed as success?
Being a personal thing it will be different to everyone, so I asked…

“Am I a success?”

In my eyes I am in many ways, in others?

When I get a donation using the button below with a comment in the paypal email like…

“Item/Product Name: being a cool person with a cool blog – here’s beer”

Thank you…what a cool reader… ;o)

Then I think….hmmm am I successful blogger too… ;o)

So do I have tips or not!

I think so, here are a few tips I use in life, in no particular order.

1. Trust your gut instinct, it’s rarely wrong!

Having had to grow up relying more on my better senses and trusting my gut 100% I have learned it very rarely is wrong.

If it’s saying something, shut up and listen to it! ;o)

There has been many a time it’s saved me some serious hassle and problems, so I never underestimate it you shouldn’t either, it wants and knows what’s best for you at that precise moment.

2. Always strive to keep reading and learning.

Reading has been a massive part of my life and it even influenced my speech. Reading is never a bad habit, unless you read the wrong things!

Reading stimulates your brain nicely, everyone reads, but it’s also what you read that matters.

3. NOTHING teaches like doing.

You can read all the instructions you like, until you actually DO you will limit your learning greatly.
Experience is the greatest teacher you have, experiences are what shape you.

As I already mentioned reading helped my speech, now the actual reading didn’t do it…ME talking while reading did it!
The experience of doing made it the reality.

4. Be honest and faithful to yourself.

It’s YOUR life, you have to live with it! So you owe it to yourself to be honest with yourself at all times.
This has to be one of the most important parts of life and what you do.

Can you in twenty years live happily with what you are doing now?
There must be millions of old people with a head of regrets!
Don’t be one of them.

5. Trust yourself and have faith in what you can do.

You ARE better at things than you really think, that’s fact!
We all underestimate ourselves and what we can do, yet the ONLY thing stopping you is YOU…I speak well because I KNEW I could do it and had faith in myself to do it.

Believe that you can do it, have faith and DO. You may surprise yourself, there was NEVER a baby who could walk at birth!

6. Mindful of the real why!

Everything you do, you do for a reason. It’s that “why” you do it you should always be aware of.

The why is what should be driving you.

I want my sons to be proud of me, it’s at the forefront of mind in all I do because it is the real why.

My sons are the most important part of my life therefore it stands to reason how I am in their eyes matters as much as what I can do for them…leading by example as it’s not about having the most money, the best car, the biggest house, it’s about “being”.

7. Positive thinking!

Everyone says it yet it’s so true and important and I will repeat it.

You should ALWAYS look for the positive aspect of every moment, I have had some pretty negative moments but there is always something positive there.
That positive will minimise the negative, everytime.

Light always eliminates the dark.

8. Silence really IS golden.

Believe me in those silent moments you have your mind will work wonders.
Stillness runs deep!
Silence has no distractions. Need I really say more on that? ;o)

9. Be yourself.

You are unique and you have uniqueness in your way of being.
Get to know yourself better everyday.

Know what really stand out in you and your personality.
This uniqueness IS your ticket to success.

There IS something different about you, you just need to know it, appreciate it, nurture it.

10. Read my blog daily! :o)

Well of course # 10 is pretty important!

They key to all of this is YOU!

So, that’s 10 good tips from me, and now I have to tag others to share theirs!

So in no particular order I am tagging…

Alice Seba

Becuase she is on a roll at the moment…

Michel Fortin.

Bound to have some good tips…

Martin Avis.

Because I repsect his views on most things… (wonder if he will do this meme this time?)

Ladan Lashkari.

Because Ladan has succeeded against some serious odds!

John Carlton

The guy always gets me hooked into his writing!

Jason Lewis

Fellow Brit with some good tips, so lets hear the success ones! ;o)

Kevin Riley

Because I want an invite to such a beautiful place where he lives!

My biggest tip will in in the next post!
A whole post about it, be sure to “tune in” ;o)

Take care,

“10 daily success tips”
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12 thoughts on ““10 daily success tips”

  • March 31, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Beautiful!! I knew you’d have much insight to share… what a great addition to the survey, and great points for consideration for all of your readers!

    I loved the “go with your gut” tip. So very true, and a concept I believe in myself. Thanks for sharing!

  • March 31, 2007 at 3:53 am


    Blogs, blogs, blogs – there are millions of them! It isn’t very often that my first visit to a blog also equates to an immediate addition to my RSS reader, but that was definitely the case here!

    Not only do I LOVE your list of success secrets, but your positive attitude and zest for life became very clear in a short period of time.

    Looking forward to reading more from you, Rob, and thanks a million for participating in the Simple Success Secrets project! 🙂

  • March 31, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Wow, thanks Aaron, that is some compliment.

    I appreciate that lots.

    By the way your blog is great too.. ;o)

    Glad you liked it here and welcome.

    Thanks again, and thanks for starting an interesting meme!

    Take care,


  • April 1, 2007 at 12:50 am

    Thanks Lynn.

    Glad you liked them and thanks for allowing me to take part.



  • September 18, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    yeah, the only thing I miss, is true peace and quiet to really think through ideas without interruption, my mother is my next door neighbor at the moment, and a real chatterbox! bless …of course 😛

  • September 28, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks Rob that was so insightful 🙂 I love your blog.

    Becs x

  • April 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I have to say, learn a lot from this article. Yeah, to keep reading, to believe in yourself, and things like these, are all what i tell myself often. Thank you for sharing this, Rob.

  • August 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    You’ve made a pretty good list here, well i totally agree about the third tip, a lot of people read read and read but they are not doing anything. You need to get experience and learning some stuff by yourself !

  • September 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Point 3 is very important.
    NOTHING teaches like doing.

    A lot of people spend a lot of time learning but then they never try to put in action what they have learnt
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