This post contains the important pieces of advice and tips I’ve ever shared. These are the keys to success and to leading a life of prosperity, fulfillment and happiness.
I’m going to give you exactly what you need to achieve your greatest professional and personal goals and what it takes to be great leader.
You gotta read this…
Wait…I’ve changed my mind. Let’s talk about the real world. Let’s get real here…
I’ve come to the conclusion that all the leadership; self-development mumbo jumbo doesn’t do anything anyway.
It’s all a crock.
Let’s face it… Leaders are born.
People who are successful and have the life you want are special. They have the “it factor” and you don’t. There is nothing you can do about it. They were born with more, given more and had the right luck.
Even if you’ve had some success, this is the best it’s going to get. This is where you are meant to be and who you are.
So I’ve come up with a list of advice and tips to help you cope and get through the days.
Check it out…
13 Tips to make you feel better about your lot in life
- It’s never your fault. This is huge. Always remember someone or something else is always to blame. If anything goes wrong in your professional or personal life, it’s not your fault. Your boss, your employees, your partner, the world is definitely out to get you. So take a load off, you did the right thing and blame.
- Bitch and complain about everything. Make sure you take some time each day and complain about all the things wrong with your life. It always feels good to take a coffee break with your friends and bitch about somebody or something. A nice fresh dose of complaining about your life always lifts your spirits and the spirits of those around you.
- Make excuses your #1 priority. Excuses are your best friend. They always ensure that whatever you said you needed to do always has a reason for not getting done. They help you shift responsibility and blame to things out of your control. Because you tried your best, right?
- Let your emotions run wild. When something or someone triggers you to get upset, let it ride. The more you freak out and take regrettable actions against your employees, partner and friends the better. It’s important they really know how you feel and that you get it out of your system. Controlling your emotions is for wimps anyway.
- Never trust your employees. Seriously, do your employees really know how to do anything? For the most part they are incompetent. That’s why you are the leader and they aren’t, right? So make sure and micromanage, doubt their every move and don’t ever trust your employees to get things done on their own. You are the hero. You will take care of their incompetency and your boss will love you for it
- Always wait until the last minute. Procrastination rocks! Putting it off until the very end always ensures the highest quality, because you work great under pressure. Right? Plus, procrastinating allows you to complain about how much stress the project caused you because the deadline was too tight and you had too much to do in the first place.
- Don’t bother listening. Listening doesn’t matter, because you already know everything and you are right. Make sure to always justify and defend your position no matter what. You don’t want to look weak do you? Who are they to question your authority and knowledge anyway?
- Keep your employees guessing. Don’t tell your employees what you really want. It’s always best to keep them guessing about what you expect. This method keeps employees on their toes. It also ensures that if you ever screw up, which I know you don’t, you can blame it on them for not doing their job.
- Don’t lead by example. You’re the boss. It doesn’t matter what the hell you do. You deserve to come in late, leave early and miss deadlines. As long as you make sure your employees do what you tell them, you are right. Your the leader, you earned this title, so take advantage of the perks of rising to the top and do whatever you want.
- You can’t change. Why bother trying to change when you can complain and blame someone else? There is no need to change no matter how crappy the situation. And, if you complain enough about your problem you’ll feel better. Your boss; the government, the world, someone or something is definitely holding you back. You changing wouldn’t matter in the long run.
- Multitasking rules. Remember to always be doing as many things at once as possible. This ensures you look like you are getting a lot accomplished. Keeping your mind active on instant messenger, while on the phone and working on a report is the surest way to give you an edge and stay ahead of the game. And, if your lousy boss ever fires you, multitasking always looks good on your resume.
- Judge others as often as possible. Making uninformed decisions about other people is the best way to go in life. You know all you need to know so why bother understanding other people? You are better then they are and right anyway.
- Don’t set goals. Goal setting is the biggest myth out there. If you just keep doing what you are doing and dreaming of what you want, eventually you will get around to it. So don’t set goals and keep thinking about it. It’s not your fault anyway if you don’t achieve your dreams. It’s just the man keeping you down.
Whew it feels really good to get these off my chest and share them with you.
Take these 13 tips to heart and make sure you embody these practices.
All the other leadership advice out there is garbage anyway.
Alert: Don’t do any of these and if you are, stop and look in the mirror.
Once I looked in the mirror and committed to stopping the above behaviors in my life and business, I started achieving more and living a happier more fulfilled life.
So, it’s time to change.
Move out of the mediocre middle, move past your perceived limitations and start leading the life you want.
I’d love to hear from you
Now in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.
What are other self-defeating behaviors that either you’ve engaged in or seen?
What advice would you give to help people not stay trapped in the mediocre middle?
Make your comment specific as your stories, ideas and experiences help us all.
Thanks for being here, for contributing — for listening and for being a part of my journey.
Commit to leading a bigger life to live in a better world!