Dan Robey is a friend of mine. I think his eBook The Power of Positive Habits contains some of the best life and career success advice ever. If you don’t have it, go to http://www.thepowerofpositivehabits.com to get a copy.
I get the occasional email from Dan. The other day he sent out a powerful email article full of life and career success advice called “If You Don’t ‘Take Charge’ Who Will?” Dan allows me to repost his articles. I’ve excerpted the latest one here…
Perhaps the most important decision any person can make is the decision to take personal
responsibility for their life.
What does that mean?
Let me give you some examples.
I cannot tell you how many times I have listened to people complain about how they are always getting sick.
As they are explaining their various health problems to me they pause to lift a cigarette to their mouth. When I tell them that they are only making their situation worse by smoking cigarettes, they shrug their shoulders and say “you gotta die from something.”
I always ask the non-smokers with health issues this question:
“How many times a week do you elevate your heart rate to 70% of its maximum for 10 minutes or more?”
The answer I get 90% of the time is “never.”
No wonder that have health issues, they live a sedentary lifestyle. If you want to be healthy you have to move, and move often….stay still and you will be doomed to live a life filled with health problems.
The most important decision you can make in your life and career is to take personal responsibility for it.
If you have an addiction kick it. There are numerous support groups to help you….no excuses.
If you are overweight and unhealthy get fit and in shape. Read books about healthy diets, healthy lifestyles, don’t accept anything but the best for yourself.
You have to live with the consequences of not taking positive steps to prevent sickness and disease in your life, and it is you that can take the steps to bring wellness back to your life.
It is YOU who has to live with YOUR health problems.
It is YOU that can take charge and learn how others conquered their health problems….let them show you the way. Soon you will know more about your personal health challenges than any doctor knows about them.
It is YOU who may have chosen to live a life of mediocrity.
YOU have the power to change every aspect of your life.
YOU can choose to study the laws of life and career success and change your life to one of amazing success.
The tools are all yours for the taking. Read the bible of success, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Read it over and over again until it is a part of who you are, a person who will succeed no matter what obstacles may appear.
Take responsibility for your life and career success today! You can change it all if you want! You can be a winner if you want!
You can be the person you want to be if you only WANT it enough!
Decide today to take responsibility for your life and career success!
Read the books, do the research, ride the bike, take the long walk, join the gym!
Go for it and don’t stop until you reach your goals!
Here is the best advice I can give you moving forward with your new life.
“Don’t re-invent the wheel!”
Decide what it is you need to accomplish and find someone who has already reached your goal. Find out how they did it and copy their model.
This advice applies to your career success, health, child rearing, relationships etc. Find the experts and let them teach you.
I agree with Dan. Experts can help you create the life and career success you want and deserve.
I think of myself as an expert in life and career success. That’s why I write this blog – to help you create the life and career success you want and deserve. That’s why I send daily life and career success quotes to my subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber and want to start receiving these daily quotes go to http://www.BudBilanich.com and sign up. It’s free.
And, drum roll please, I am putting the finishing touches on a career success membership site called My Corporate Climb. Once the site launches, members will have access to all of my writings on career success. I will hold a monthly live Q&A call where members will be able to ask me any question they want about how to create their life and career success. Also, I will share two interviews with members every month. One will be with a successful executive who will share how he or she created his or her life and career success. The other will be an expert in career success who will share his or her perspectives on what it takes to create the career success you want and deserve.
The career success coach point here is simple common sense. As Dan Robey suggests, the best way to create the career success you deserve is to find experts and learn from them. My latest project, The My Corporate Climb membership site, will launch soon. It will show you how to create your life and career success. I will keep the price very low so anybody who really wants to learn how to create life and career success will be able to join and stay a member. I’ll let you know when it’s ready. When it is, I’ll have a special offer for my subscribers. So, if you’re not already a subscriber, this is a great time to do so. Go to http://www.BudBilanich.com and enter your name and email in the box provided. It’s that simple.
That’s my career advice on the importance of learning from experts. What do you think? Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us in a comment. As always, thanks for reading my daily musings on life and career success. I value you. I appreciate you. And when the time comes, I hope you’ll join me and other career success seekers on the My Corporate Climb membership site.
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