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In my Brilliance, I talked about the importance of staying true to who you are, because that’s the only way to express your create genius and live fully! As we all know, we are in some uncertain times. I wanted to share a couple more insights that I feel can make a difference in the quality of your life as you approach this new year. If taken seriously , they will solidify an exceptional start, and create big momentum into the coming months.

It’s sad to say the story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short. The average person settles for far less than he or she is truly capable of. The truth is we’re all extraordinary. We came into this world with more talents and abilities than we could ever use, but our potential is only pulled out if we can focus on our strengths, and start embracing who we really are.

The most successful people our world has ever seen have built legacies staying true to who they are. Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, was asked what her key to success was and her answer was simply: “Stay True To Yourself.” See? Simple, but powerful.

How do you stay true to yourself when you’re surrounded by friends and/or family that have an opinion on EVERYTHING you do? Who constantly offer their opinion, whether you asked for it or not? Who seem to imply they “know better”? It’s not easy! However, if you’re going to lead the life YOU really want, you’re bound to run into a few people who just won’t (or can’t) understand where you’re coming from.

I have carefully crafted 5 more tips to help you live a dynamic and fulfilled life. Enjoy!

Never Let Others’ Opinions Guide Your Choices: Stay true to yourself by tuning out the naysayers and tuning into the only opinions that really matter – your own and those from people who believe in and encourage you. Deep down you know yourself better than anybody else, and you are the best decision maker for your destiny!

Treat Every Person Like They Are Important: Why? Because they are! Respect others and you will learn how to respect yourself at a higher level. A pleasant personality is something that everybody can enjoy and draw energy from. When you judge others, you aren’t defining them – you are defining yourself. Most people don’t treat others how they would ideally want to be treated, so doing this will differentiate you at a high level.

Don’t Fear People: Stay fearless in everything you do. The reason most people don’t take risks, live on the edge, or push the envelope is the fear of what others might think of them. If you want to live the life you truly deserve, the one of significance and fulfillment, you must give up the need to be liked by everybody. Will Smith said, “trying to get everybody to like you is the most commonly chosen road to mediocrity.”

Value Yourself And Your CHOICES: When you do, others will too. OWN the choices you make in your life. When you doubt yourself, others will doubt you. When you believe in yourself, in time, others will believe in you too. Show confidence in your choices, and what you stand for regardless if others agree.

Focus on Gratitude: No matter what the circumstances are, no matter what card life deals you, there is always something to be grateful for. Focus on filling your mind with gratitude.

All successful people practice gratitude. The best entrepreneurs, parents, athletes, sales professionals practice gratitude. While most are worried about economic crisis and turmoil, the best ones ask, What am I grateful for? What are my opportunities? What’s good about the crisis? How can I improve my situation and use these tough times to inspire others? Stay focused on the good things instead of the negativity most focus on, and you will feel your motivation, happiness, and energy increase.

Much appreciation and respect to all of you who are staying true to who you are. You are exceptional, and the world needs more people like you. I challenge all of you to take some time to stop and examine your own life and start incorporating these principles into your daily routine on your journey to excellence. These steps, if applied, will help you transform your peace of mind, lifestyle, and overall productivity. Remember: The actions where the power of change and transformation resides.

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Peter Voogd is a serial entrepreneur dedicating himself to excellence in every part of life so that he can better serve others. He's trained and led thousands of sales reps, managers, college students, professionals, business owners and many others to high levels of success. He strongly believes the more people you help to succeed, the more successful you become. Peter has started a movement to empower America's Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Young Professionals. It has quickly became one of the premier training programs in the world, and his website has plans of reaching 1 million people very soon.He has an impressive story of going from broke to 5 straight years of 6 figure income all at an incredibly young age. Despite the challenge of lacking training, Peter ended up becoming the fastest entrepreneur to reach $1 million in annual sales in his company's 60 + year history. He's very passionate, and has a strong understanding of what it takes to motivate and inspire.
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  1. Awesome, happy post – thank you. Inline with that feeling of empowerment, also believe that your creativity and creations are worthwhile no matter the feedback you get. Constructive criticism welcome, but expect that as you grow you will have to find new tribes; don’t be limited by your current social circle, but also find new social circles that are conducive to your new forms of happiness as you discover them.

  2. Thank you for sharing these effective tips for a fulfilled life. i’m really attracted by the first tip that “Never Let Others’ Opinions Guide Your Choices”. Many of us are depend on other’s opinion to select a good choice. It is good to accept a good advice from others, especially experts. But we don’t have to follow everyone’s opinion, we should have our own opinion to make a choice. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for us to make a good decision and we lack confidence in our life. We must convert our negatives into positives, must realize our strength and ability. Again thank you for sharing this valuable personality development tips. Everyone should follow these tips. I’m sure everyone can attain success in life with these tips.

  3. Thank for sharing. Staying true to ourselves is indeed very important and gives us an inner strength like no other. We can focus on us, stay grounded and not let ourselves by influenced by the others. It is also a great boost to confidence to value what we are, what we like and what we do. 😉

  4. It’s indeed so important to be true to ourselves and to trust that we know what’s right for us. It can really boost our confidence and help develop our inner strength. This can only lead us to happiness as we are the only ones to do what we value, what motivated us and what we need to be fulfilled. Thanks Peter for sharing. 😉

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