Financial Success

7 Things Successful People Do Differently…

Written by: Nick Ortner

What is it that makes some people successful in life – able to reach whatever goal they like – while others get stuck in the same place for years, if not decades?

Is it their education? Where they were born? Who their family is? Is it genetics?

The reality is… it’s none of the above!

In my working with thousands of people over the years to help them change their lives – to help them create both financial success and personal fulfillment – I’ve found 7 things in particular that successful people do differently.

I’ve outlined them below. How many of these 7 things are you doing?

1 – They first change how they think and feel

Change-your-mindset-smallLet’s start with how they think:
Talk to anybody who built success in their life and they’ll tell you that they changed their thinking in order to get different results. Every one of us is a product of our thinking. Our finances, relationships, health, happiness, and every other area are dictated by our thinking. If you want a different result in life, you need to change your thinking first.

How they feel:
Very often people get hung up on “thinking like successful people” and forget a key element: what they’re feeling. Listening to your emotions is critical to understanding what is holding you back, both consciously and unconsciously.

Successful people know that our emotions drive everything. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, afraid, stressed, sad, depressed, or any other negative emotion, your brain is less resourceful and less able to help you make good decisions or take important actions. If you want to have more energy, make better decisions, be more creative, and have more success in life…

Develop the habit of paying attention to your emotions. Then do what’s needed to be in the right emotional state (like using Tapping, which we’ll get to later!) 🙂

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2 – They believe they deserve success

Be You And Believe In Yourself Successful people believe they deserve success; unsuccessful people do not.

The area where this is most evident is with money. Financially successful people generally feel they deserve to be successful, and so they’ve created it in their lives.

So what qualifies somebody as “deserving success” or not? Only one thing… the rules they create for it in their own brain.

Oftentimes, people think (consciously or unconsciously) they don’t deserve success because of false beliefs like, “I’m not a good enough person,” or “I don’t work hard enough,” or “I’m not smart enough,” or any other from a laundry list of negative limiting beliefs.

In order to find out what you believe about success just SAY and COMPLETE these two phrases out loud:

  • I don’t deserve success because… (say what first comes up, don’t question it)
  • I deserve success because… (say what first comes up, don’t question it)

When you say these two phrases out loud, your unconscious brain will give you the reasons that have been programmed as to why you believe one way or the other. If you’re not getting the answer you’d like (or you’re surprised by what’s coming up), don’t worry…

I’ll show you how to change your belief systems around success shortly, all using EFT Tapping!

Remember, at the end of the day every person – and I mean EVERY person – deserves success. Every person is capable of growth, of love, of giving beyond themselves… and being rewarded for it! Anyone can succeed financially, in relationships, with their health, in any area of their life.

I’ll show you how to get there. You can start by downloading my free eBook, 103 Disempowering Beliefs About Money and Success and How to Eliminate them in Minutes.

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3 – They do whatever it takes to overcome events and patterns from the past that don’t serve them

Past-and-FutureMost of the habits, patterns, and beliefs that we have today were developed between the ages of 0 and 6 years old. They weren’t developed consciously, they were essentially downloaded from our parents, and from other people & events happening around us at the time.

We didn’t have a choice as to what beliefs were given to us, or what events were happening around us. Unfortunately, many of those beliefs, patterns, and experiences were negative and have limited us in our adult life.

Some have had tougher upbringings than others, with more negative experiences and more negative beliefs about themselves and the world, but regardless of the experiences…

There is good news!

Today, as adults, we have a choice over what beliefs, patterns, and habits we want to keep or discard… And we have a choice over the meanings we give our past experiences.

Successful people are aware of how limiting old beliefs, habits, patterns, and experiences can be… and they do whatever it takes to change them!

That doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Overcoming childhood abuse issues, or deep-rooted self-confidence issues, or overwhelmingly negative thought patterns can be a challenge. But successful people are committed to their own growth, no matter what.

They know that the past does not equal the future. They understand that past challenges can either be dwelled upon for years, or accepted as necessary life lessons on their path.

Overcoming limiting beliefs and difficult events from your past is something that EFT Tapping is especially powerful at helping with, more so than any other technique I’ve ever seen.

I’ve had the privilege of using Tapping to help people with some enormous challenges through our Tapping Solution Foundation: Veterans with PTSD, children genocide survivors in Rwanda, first responders of the Sandy Hook school shooting (my home town), and much more.

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4 – They silence their critical voice

Tremenous-Courage-2A common misconception is that successful people don’t have doubts, that they don’t have a critical voice, that they’re not afraid when they face tough challenges. Reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

Successful people face all of these challenges regularly, and probably more often than unsuccessful people, because of how much they challenge themselves.

They just use tremendous courage to never let it stop them.

The good thing is that courage is a muscle that can be flexed and developed over time. Every successful person had to overcome their critical voice over little things before they moved onto bigger and bigger things.

Building this muscle starts with having the courage to address your critical voice, on anything big or little. Listen to what it has to say… And then overcome it!

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5 – They’re willing to fail, repeatedly…

Failure-JourneySuccessful people see failing as a part of the learning process. And no matter how much they fail, they’re never willing to quit.

They also never see failure as defining who they are. When unsuccessful people fail, they see themselves as a failure.

Learn to never see yourself as a failure and to see failure itself as a learning process. Then, you’ll never do the one thing you’re avoiding… failing.

“How’s that?” you’re thinking.

Because failing implies that the journey is over. If you see individual failures as a part of a longer journey of success, then you, in fact, never actually fail. 🙂

Here’s a list of some of the most successful people ever throughout modern history who never let individual failures stop them:

Henry Ford – Failed in his early business projects and was left broke 5 times before he founded Ford Motor Company.

R. H. Macy – Founder of the Macy’s department store, R.H. Macy started 7 failed businesses before finally hitting it big with his store in New York City.

Walt Disney – Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” After that, he started a number of businesses that didn’t last long and ended with bankruptcy and failure.

Albert Einstein – Einstein didn’t speak until he was four and didn’t read until he was seven, which made his teachers and parents think he was mentally handicapped, slow, and anti-social.

Jerry Seinfeld – The first time he walked on stage he froze and was jeered and booed off stage. Do you think he quit after that? Nope. The very next night he came back and completed his set to laughter and applause.

I could go on and on with people like this but I think you get it.

Failure never exists IF you see it as part of a longer journey of success.

In fact, if you want to hear about how I personally “failed” my way to success, I encourage you to watch this free webinar that I put together just for you!

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6 – They do the important things first, not the easy things

Important-Things-FirstPretty much every person I talk to or come across on a daily basis feels that they have too much going on, that they’re too busy. It seems to just be a part of this modern lifestyle.

When it comes to our time, and what we do with it each day, successful people have one tremendously important trait that makes them successful…

They do the important things FIRST, not the easy things.

If you wait until you have more time to do the important things, you’ll run out of time and it will never get done. It’s why people don’t exercise, or write that book, or start that business.

Successful people prioritize their lives differently. They know that the important stuff is what will get them to where they want to be. They do the big tasks on projects at the beginning of the day, and they leave the emails to later in the day.

If you want to be more successful, learn how to do the tasks that matter first.

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7 – They get clear on what they want and who they want to be, and then take daily action to get there

Clarity-2Successful people know that there is tremendous power in clarity.

They get clear on what they want to achieve and who they want to be in life, and they take consistent daily action to get there.

They never let their current limitations stop them from seeing a better future.

Unsuccessful people get hung up on their current situation and current challenges and never allow themselves to have seemingly unrealistic futures.

Successful people allow themselves to dream and then work to get there, even if there isn’t a clear path to achieving what they want.

They also see themselves not just as they are now, but better than they are now! They hold a vision for themselves of how they can grow into being more successful, happier, more giving people.

If you struggle to dream big or find yourself finding reasons for why your dreams can’t come true, don’t worry. Together, we’ll work to eliminate the mental blocks that are keeping you from building an empowering future.

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Getting Started

One of the best ways to get started is by reading or listening to the stories of others, to understand how they adopted the 7 steps described above into their own lives. That’s why I want to present to you TWO great resources that I’ve put together to start you on your journey. I hope you enjoy them!

FREE eBook – 103 Disempowering Beliefs About Money and Success and How to Eliminate them in Minutes

Start Tapping Today - Free Ebook!

Discover the 103 disempowering beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving the money and success you desire.

FREE WebinarHow to Use EFT Tapping to Create an Abundant, Stress-Free, Financial Future Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible…

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick


What did reading these 7 things bring up for you? What do you think are your greatest strengths and biggest challenges to being more successful? Share your comments below!



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  1. Eve says:

    I could answer the first sentence why I didn’t deserve success in a flash. It opened up to me how negatively I thought about others who are successful (also, am in week 4 of your course). The second statement wasn’t so easy. Nothing coming up for why I’d deserve it. Tap tap tap! Thank you Nick, I told my sister I’ve been in therapy for 4 weeks now with your course :)!

  2. Yvonne says:

    Thank you for helping so many people.You are one of a kind.There is a special place in Heaven for you .Please come to Sydney Nova Scotia Canada There are so many people needing your help.

  3. Yvonne says:

    I have been doing tapping off and on .I watched your program last night .It was wonderful . You do so much for people I wish you would come to Sydney Canada . There are so many people who need you.Looking foreword to more of your winbars

  4. Tom Smith says:

    I copied the 7 Things from this list and wrote some comments beside each, and printed it and taped it to my mirror. I also made a list of goals, and Important Things to do first and taped it right below the 7 Things.

    That should do it.
    Tom

    • Nick Ortner says:

      That’s great, Tom! I have reminders and quotes up around my home and office too. The visual reminders work wonders!

  5. Polly Pearshouse says:

    Thank you for this Nick. I couldn’t join your 7 week course but this looks brilliant. I shall make time to read it carefully and begin tapping again.

  6. Dare says:

    This is a wonderful article to reflect on. If these 7 things are well thought through, it sure will open one’s mind to logical reasoning to start planning. Thanks Nick!!

  7. Ohood Hawsawi says:

    Thanks nick for sharing

    hope you successful life full of love and happiness , joy (:

  8. bhavana sresth says:

    HI NICK,

    I JUST WENT THROUGH 7 BELIEFS AND I FEEL I AM MISSING THE PRIME POINTS TO DO LIST ON DAILY BASIS IS MISSING.

    THE MOTIVATION IS NOT THERE… I SEE THAT A MAJOR ROAD BLOCK AS IN THE PAST MANY YEARS OF CONSTANT WORKING HAS NOT PAID RESULTS.

    HOW TO WORK ON IT WITH TAPPING?

    kINLDY SUGGEST.

    THANKS
    BS

    • Nick Ortner says:

      Hi Bhavana. Start with the road block and tap on that. Even tapping on how you aren’t motivated to tap and work on it can help. Start where you are, speak your truth and trust the process. Wishing you all the best! xo

  9. Jon says:

    I like the examples of successful people that failed numerous times before succeeding. This proves that they’re not perfect and they had to go through a learning process before finding success.

  10. Oladele Gbolahan says:

    Good list of 7 to take honest assessment of oneself, to correct or re-invent, improve and grow. Thank you.

  11. lois edgerton says:

    I want this whole email back in my Inbox. It was there until tonight. Then it disappeared. I’m newish to computers. Please put it back!

    Thanks for your postings and free stuff. They’re comforting, easier than acupressure, something I can afford, and there is no prescription.

    Love Love Love Lois

  12. Anchita says:

    Nick
    I am a great fan of your ideas and your sharing spirit. You have touched my life in a very special way 🙂
    My greatest strength is that I fight back and don’t give up.
    My challenge is I am not diplomatic and say things as they are.

  13. Martine says:

    This is such a powerful saying!!! As I said the negative one and waited for the answer, I realized that the answer was coming from my head. When I said the positive one, the answer came from my heart ❤️ wow!! What a beautiful réalisation it is for me!!!!
    Thank you 😊

  14. Brenda says:

    The article is a good read. These are things I have adopted and my life has improved tremendously. I am happier, healthier, wealthier, and wiser. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Pam says:

    Thank you Nick for all you give to making life and the world a better place. Recent retired after 38 yrs of nursing ( last 17at the VA) I’m looking for a new path, a new purpose. Truthfully I’m feeling pretty lazy, with little incentive to do anything- far from what I’m used to. I have the tools- Reiki, interactive guided imagery, hypnotherapy, integrative health coaching, EFT, but don’t know where to start, coming from a structured background I’m finding it hard to get the creative juices flowing again. The symposium was the best, with such a wide range of uses and I really liked Jessica’s bonuses(have the package). The 7 points above are very helpful. Look forward to the webinar.
    Will look at the site you gave Nina as that may be a part of my resistance/laziness.

  16. rachel says:

    Helpful thanks.

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