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The Secrets of a Success Routine


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”Aristotle

Being successful is a science. Much like how formulas and theories differ, the perfect routine can differ from person to person. However, the greatest performers have several key practices in common. If you’re striving to become the optimal version of yourself, here are a few tricks to add to your daily routine:

1) Wake up early

Robin Sharma, world-class success coach, is convinced the prime hours of the day are between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.  He even coined the phrase, “the 5 a.m. club,” and it’s often filled with the most productive people.(1) Waking up early gives you time to start your day off strong. It allows you the extra time to implement a routine that drives you toward success. Moreover, it’s scientifically proven we have the most self-discipline when we first wake up. (2) In the midst of a hectic schedule, there’s nothing more relaxing then taking time to enjoy the morning and setting your sights on a productive day.

2) Exercise

Many people make the mistake of thinking exercise is solely for the body. The absolute greatest benefits of exercise are those for your brain.  Exercise makes you feel confident, gives you mental clarity and energy. (2) The health benefits are really endless, that is why it is crucial to be exercising.  For some it might be a morning HIIT session, for others it might be a leisurely walk. There is no wrong way to become active, so begin (or continue to) make that a priority. There is no better time than the present, so start today to become healthier and scientifically happier.

3) Stay health focused

In order to thrive in this competitive world, we need to all the energy we can get. This means exercising, but it also includes eating well and getting plenty of rest. When we eat healthy food, it revs up our metabolism and gives us energy. (3) Getting ample amounts of rest is also essential, but it is quality not quantity that’s most important.  Finding out what works best for your body is the ultimate investment, and there will be a notable difference when you become health oriented.

4) Eat the frog first

Brian Tracy is a master of success, he has helps millions of people achieve their greatest life goals. One of his key principles is to “eat the frog first.”  This phrase sums up an incredibly effective system to prioritizing and being productive. The “frogs” we speak of are the tasks we don’t want to do, but actually need to do. (4) When we get frogs out of the way, we still have the energy to accomplish other tasks we are more willing to do.

5) Set goals

Having goals gives you a map of achievement. It is actually more common to avoid goal setting, but the few individuals that do have seen remarkable results. There was a fascinating study conducted on the 1979 Harvard MBA program asked where graduate students, “have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?”  The results showed that only 3% had written goals and plans, 13% had goals but not in writing, and 84% had no goals at all. Ten years later, the same group was interviewed again and the results were shocking. From a financial point of view the 13% of the class who had goals, but did not write them down was earning twice the amount of the 84% who had no goals.


The 3%? …


The 3% who had written and planned out goals were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97% of the class combined. (5) This study only showed the financial earnings, but it is a clear indicator of how impactful written goals can be.



For more information The Secrets of a Success Routine, please visit the following:

(1) www.robinsharma.com/blog/06/be-wise-early-rise/

(2) http://www.fastcompany.com/3033652/work-smart/the-morning-routines-of-the-most-successful-people

(3) http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246280sd

(4) http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/eat-the-frogs-first-a-guide-to-prioritizing.html

(5) http://www.forbes.com/sites/85broads/2014/04/08/why-you-should-be-writing-down-your-goals/

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The Fast Track to Reaching Success

The “Fast Track” to Reaching Success


When the present does not match the overall vision we have of our lives, it’s hard to live in the moment. For individuals who are clear on goals and have mastered productivity, reaching “success” is the ultimate achievement. If it is not a reality then the gnawing, uncomfortable feeling of disappointment can weigh us down.


However, there is a way to create a journey of success that is filled with joy and satisfaction: live in the moment.


While we have heard this adage time and time again, the true meaning is often misunderstood. In an exact moment, we can feel tired and worn-out to the extent of giving up and acting out of impulse. This is not the moment we need to live in.


Instead, if we live in a situational moment, then we understand our current position in relation to success. We embrace every component of our current life surroundings. Every moment is precious and integral in  our pathway to achieving goals.


Showing up fully exactly where you are is the fastest way to get where you want to go. – Marie Forleo


Here is the reality: Joy and all things good can only come from a place within ourselves. Never are they found in external circumstances like a job, title or award.

Live and embrace your current situation to the best of your capability. Find pleasure in whatever place you are at.


This does not negate a strong time perspective. Time perspective is the degree to which we envision our future. It can be exuded when we look 10 to 15 years into the future and see the things we hope to accomplish. Rather, having time perspective is crucial to achieving those very things.  Use that vision as a blue print, but build your future one step at a time, being fully active in each and every step.


Ultimately, the takeaway is that every moment in our lives is a stepping-stone. Plant your foot firmly, and let it catapult you to the next part of your journey of success..


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Reaching the Next Level

Reaching the Next Level

After dedicating years to a profession, the pressure of reaching success becomes increasingly heavy. It’s not uncommon to land idly on a plateau and feel like you aren’t improving. However, if we truly want to move forward in our career, understanding how we come upon success is important. The following tactical steps are guidelines to that will help you reach the next level.

1) Change your mindset

We have been deceived. Fallen into a trap. We have come to believe that we encounter success based on our inherent skills and intelligence. Some people are naturally gifted in certain fields, but by thinking we are special we immediately place limitations on ourselves. Believing that our destination is somehow dependent on our intrinsic abilities is a limiting, fixed-mindset. (1) Eduardo Briceno has developed a theory on mindset. The key to finding success is believed a derivative of hard work, persistence and skill. From what research shows, those characteristics are byproducts of a more powerful mindset. It is what Briceno calls the growth mindset. Don’t fall into the trap of believing natural ability is what makes us succeed. Understand we all must work hard to grow our abilities, and you will be free of mental limitations.

“The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.”

– Joshua Waitzkin

2) Define Success

Goal setting is essential to moving forward, but it doesn’t always mean success. Understanding our own definition of success is a key component to getting where we want to be. Though the definition varies from person to person, it’s often defined by an income or a prestigious job title.  Attaining those goals can leave us with beautiful, powerful moments but the glory only lasts a few minutes. People are searching for something deeper, more fulfilling. They want a rich and happy life. The secret to happiness? Progress. Tony Robbins is known for is lessons on progress. He explains we can reach happiness through small, daily improvements. (2) Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t hit your tangible, finite goal. Continue striving for progress and you will find success.

3) Embrace New Habits

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”  Henry Ford was a wise man, and, from a business perspective, he ended up doing all right. Change and growth happen when you challenging yourself. Growing is difficult, but if you want to improve you must leave your comfort zone. It’s simple, but its powerful. This can be done by doubling your output, making twice as many calls, working 20 minutes longer, etc.(3) Your success is found in your daily routine, the mindless activities you do. Current research says it takes roughly 66 days to develop a habit. (4) Create habits that are challenging, and with time, it will become your new standard.


Those are the three steps to taking your business and life to the next level. Follow these steps and contact us if these tips help! At Winona Search Group, we hope to see you grow.

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(1)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXcsdg

(2)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dheuIvbKJ64

(3)    http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/8-ways-to-take-it-to-the-next-level.html

(4)    http://www.today.com/health/think-itll-take-21-days-make-your-resolution-habit-try-2D11826051

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