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How To Be Successful In Life
How to achieve success in life? Everyone wants success! We all desire to have joy, be healthy, have purpose and freedom. And since our economy revolves around money, we all need some form of currency to have freedom.
Success, on the other hand, does not need to involve money. You can be successful simply by making a positive impact on the world in some way. Success is more than money, status or your career; it is your perspective and approach to life.
My name is Damon J. Smith and I am the founder of Souletics. I constantly ask myself difficult questions, like what is the meaning of life, how should we navigate the world we live in and how should I define success? What I have come to realize is that success is defined by it’s author... you. And you must not allow the influences, distractions and personal relationships deter you from establishing your definition of success. Once you allow those distractions in your world it’s game over.
I have had a life full of tremendous life success, and also some failures. Some of my successes include getting a collegiate scholarship, being on my college's all-academic team, playing two professional sports, working 15 years plus as a Senior Engineer in Silicon Valley, and becoming an entrepreneur. There are so many things I can list. But the failures woven in through those years brought an equal amount of wisdom. My unique life has given me a unique skill set to help, empower and develop others. Personal development requires serious strategy. It is not a game, and a simple certification is not enough.
I have listed below my 12 pillars for success.
If you are serious about making some changes in your life, I encourage you to give me a call so we can talk about what it will take you get you to the next level of whatever you want to achieve.
If you are lazy, unwilling to change or need a babysitter, I am not the one for you! I only work with those who are willing to invest the time and energy required to make change happen.
The keys to success are not a secret, but rather tried and true character traits. Always be willing to challenge yourself.
The 12 Pillars of Success
Ignore the critics and naysayers
Be willing to push through the pain
Strive for excellence
Have unshakable faith
Determine what you want and where you desire to go
Make a schedule with a deadline
Create a plan and strategy
Take decisive action
Take consistent action every day
"Be willing to do the task necessary to have the quality of life you desire. Additionally you must have the mental fortitude and character to withstand life's unexpectedness and setbacks. Lastly you must develop the skill to continue on when life tells you no"
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How to Build Self Confidence
What does it take to change your life and build confidence. Learn how to take control of your life by walking by faith and not by sight followed with unshakable confidence.
“Confidence is courage in the midst of fear and doubt. We always have the opportunity to press reset and try again using a better strategy”
When I look at my life, it has been one of constant adaptation to move with our ever changing environment. The world that we live in is complex, with constant stimuli, environmental triggers, work stress, and the roaring lion known as social media. I always look at how to change those problem areas and take action with boldness, confidence and courage. For this article I have broken down 4 – 5 steps.
But first, in order to know “how live in confidence" you must be willing to make some changes to take control of your life, you must be willing to look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror is not necessarily about identifying what’s wrong, but rather taking a honest look at what is right, what are the possibilities, and what are you capable of if you give yourself the right opportunity.
How to change in 5 practical steps:
1. How to build confidence Evaluation – evaluate what you would like to see in your life, what you desire and what actions you can take to point yourself in the right direction. This process of evaluation can be as quick as a few minutes or as long as a few months. It ultimately depends on the complexity of your obstacle. For example, if you would like to lose weight, the evaluation process may be a bit faster than someone who is in a 20 year marriage and trying to solve problems that have existed for years. But give yourself credit for taking the first step of evaluating your circumstance. Evaluation is the first step to solving your most significant problems. I think it was Einstein himself who said that if he had 1 hour to solve a problem, he would spend 55 minutes diagnosing the problem and 5 minutes solving it. Never underestimate the importance of evaluation!
2. Assessment – After evaluation, you will assess what you need to do to make the changes. Do you have the skills, knowledge base & resources to make the changes? I believe all of us have exactly what we need within our internal infrastructure to live in a confidence backed by personal success and practical application. But we must access those internal characteristics. Sometimes we can do this on our own, and often we may need a good book or development program or trusted person to assist us in bringing the best out of ourselves.
3. How to change: Plan of action – write down what you will do overcome the challenges and reach your desired result.
4. How to change: Take Action – Follow your plan of action for at least 21 – 40 days.
5. How to change: Measure the results – take a look at your life. Are you seeing the change in yourself?
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6
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How to Build Self Esteem
You Are Worthy
confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect.
"assertiveness training for those with low self-esteem"
synonyms:self-respect, pride, dignity, self-regard, faith in oneself; morale, self-confidence, confidence, self-assurance
Self esteem starts with how you view yourself, the world you live, your failures and successes. First you must realize you are worthy.
I am worthy!
Whatever your situation you have the ability to take dominion over it. You have the ability to change it and all the character traits to live a life without fear, constant doubt and indecision.
One simple way to improve your self esteem is to take account of your successes in life.
You might be wondering if you have had any.
3 Steps To Acknowledging Your Wins and What You Have Overcome:
1. Write Down Your Age
2. Write Down "365"
3. Multiply 365 X Your Age
If you are 16 or older that is at least 5840 days for you to find a win. Sometimes it takes simple math to identify those things we find hard to acknowledge. Building your self esteem starts with acknowledging simple wins and what you have overcome to get to this specific moment in time.
I want to help you build the confidence you already have inside you to reach your specific desired result.
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Strategic, No Nonsense, Attentive, Authentic, Personal Pathway to Your Success
Performance Coach: I would define myself as a strategic life analyst and engineer that identifies tweaks or updates people and businesses can make that result in massive positive impact. I’m Damon J. Smith, Founder of Souletics®.
Success Coach: Often success and failure is either found in the choices we have and the decisions we make or small details we overlook. My nature is to identify the malfunctions on the road to your defined success. Then help fix it, with strategy methods, mindset changes and new positive actions. So you can say I’m a “strategic life engineer” that provides solutions to the obstacles opposing your progression.
Most of us are faced with an increasing amount of responsibilities in our day to day lives, sometimes to an overwhelming degree. It is becoming more and more difficult to create the lives that we truly desire. Today’s world is complex, to say the least, and much more so than generations that came before us. Our parents and grandparents didn’t have cell phones, cable bills, multiple high price insurance policies, or inflated mortgages. Most families today are on a hamster wheel, just trying to pay their monthly bills.
Success should be your goal in life, whatever that looks like for you. It is different for everyone, so I won’t define that for you, but what I will do is help you reach your desired result. And if you need help defining it, we will explore the many facets of your life and character to figure out exactly what success means for you, and what your desired result will be. My goal is to build a lasting relationship built on trust and the definition of success that suits you!
Although it will be a process requiring several key components to achieve your results, my promise is that you will start seeing improvements in yourself from the very start. You will quickly transform and grow in your ability to influence, lead, and create positive changes in those around you.
Authentic performance coaching: I can tell you firsthand that I have participated in large big name trainings that appeared on the surface to be impactful, but they turned out to be more about building their brand than creating true transformation for the participants. It’s an incredibly disappointing experience to put your trust and hard earned money into another person’s hands, only to receive little in return. My coaching program involves us sitting down to address your expectations and exploring your strengths and limitations together. I am here to address your personal obstacles, while showing you how to achieve anything you desire. You will learn some critical strategies from me, but I will also learn from you.
It is not the external obstacles that limit us, but most often it is ourselves. I will assist you in addressing the malfunctions in your evolution to greatness and how to liberate yourself from self defeating, self-sabotaging and limiting thoughts. You will ultimately develop the skill to rely on you. You will become your own mentor, life coach and cheerleader.
My plan for you is to tap into your hidden talents and become your own hero. You will recognize that not only is anything possible, but that it is attainable for you. My mission is that you will experience the success that you have always desired, but perhaps you’ve even been unwilling to admit to it.