Every industry is made up of a mix of visionaries, salespeople, and researchers. Huge industries are born from ideas so simple they make us kick ourselves wishing we’d thought of them. These can be ideas we’ve had ourselves, even discussed, and maybe tried and failed. But what separates the lucky ones from the onlookers?
It appears there’s a secret to success that nobody talks about… until you make it that is. “Get a good education”, “work hard”, and “find your passion” is the extent of the advice shared. But unfortunately most people follow this advice with little or no success. So if education, hard work, and passion alone isn’t the answer, and Sway ain’t got the answers, how can we find the real secret to success?
“How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within” – Lauryn Hill
Formulas for success involve outward actions in an attempt to acquire some sort of ‘add on’, when the real answer lies in ourselves. Achievements are an after effect of what’s going on inside you. True success starts with how you feel about yourself. This is the foundation of a good character, self-discipline, and a healthy self-image, none of which can be bought and take a lot of dedication to develop. Mastering your inner thoughts and feelings unlocks a success mindset. They are the keys to the universe. Any wealthy person will tell you, if they went broke tomorrow they could start all over again because their wealth isn’t in their bank account, it’s in who they are.
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Deb McKoy is the Founder and Consultant at Peppergrain Ltd, London, UK. She began her career as a recording artist, achieving success in the UK national charts before going on to help businesses and individuals maximise their brand.