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TEN MISTAKES THAT GROWS POVERTY

Poverty is not a weed that has the capacity to grow by itself, however, given certain conditions it begins not just to grow but multiply like a cancerous cell. Therefore it becomes needful to do away with certain factors within our reach that may both create or sustain poverty.

 

Below are what grows poverty.

 

  1. Not taking steps.

“Not taking steps is the first reason most people fail, and it’s a very common and easy mistake to make. Taking steps again and again requires faith and persistency, which creates discipline. You’ll never conquer what you don’t move toward. If you don’t make any moves, you’ll become stagnant, unmotivated and ultimately spiral downward.”

 

  1. Hardwork

“It’s tempting to be lazy. But if you want to achieve great outcomes, you need to put in the work. Through hardwork I could do whatever I wanted to do and be whoever I wanted to be, hardwork simply is being dedicated and taking full responsibility at every given point in time.

 

  1. Having a negative attitude.

“When hiring or partnering the crucial point to note is positive attitude in an individual. Positive attitude is a measure of true character of an individual. Rather than changing someone with a bad attitude, fire them.

 

It only takes one negative person in a group of ten happy people to bring the whole team down. While nothing gets in the way of someone who says, ‘We can do this.’

Even during tough times, you have to be able to bounce back and maintain a positive attitude — no matter what.” —Barbara Corcoran.

 

  1. Indecision

“If you can apply the 40/70 rule, you’ll be successful at whatever you choose to do. You only need 40% to 70% of any information to make a decision.

 

If you require total certainty, you’ll miss opportunities. So how do you make a call while leaving potential data on the table? Trust your gut, pull the trigger and move on.

Effective leadership is a blend of knowledge and experience. Often, your ability to make decisions in the absence of information can be your ultimate value proposition.”

—Shaun Rawls.

 

  1. Not smiling.

“The power of smiling is underrated. A warm, genuine smile instantly creates trust, which is the cornerstone of every business transaction. Not only does it add positive energy to your expression, it also makes you seem approachable.

 

People want to do business with people they like, connect with and feel comfortable around. Don’t fake it either; the more authentic you are, the more you will make an impact.

Studies have also found that smiling makes you happier, healthier and more creative. Best of all? It’s free.” —Holly Parker.

 

 

  1. Focusing on too many things at once.

“Pick one thing you’re passionate about and do it better than everyone else. Too many people have a thousand brilliant ideas and never start any of them. Instead, they get involved in everyone else’s business.

If you’re not a lawyer, for example, don’t pretend to be one. Stay in your lane and delegate to experienced professionals. Sign contracts and form your company properly. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

 

Such was the case of a founder who was more in love with his next idea than the success of his business. And while he was dreaming of new inventions, he starved  his company of resources and attention loosing many breakthrough opportunities in the process.”

—James Daily.

 

  1. Not scheduling important reminders in your calendar.

“As an entrepreneur, you get more done by scheduling and organizing each and every single thing you are committed to. It might sound like a no-brainer, but most people fail to do this.

 

If you can get into the rhythm of assigning yourself tasks and calendar appointments, you’ll never find yourself struggling to remember all the things you already forgot at 3 a.m.”

—Dennis Najjar.

 

  1. Copycat

“When there are many potential solutions for a problem, it’s easy to pick one that worked for someone else. But here’s the truth: It doesn’t matter if it worked for someone else. What matters is whether it’s going to work for you.

 

The best leaders don’t blindly emulate the most successful people around them. They know that wearing a black turtleneck every day won’t turn them into Steve Jobs. Instead, they look at the components of success and apply them to their own circumstances.”

—Luke Freiler.

 

  1. Total Control

“If you want to achieve your goals, let go off the common belief that everything is within your control.

 

Sometimes, you just have to accept the reality of a situation, be decisive and allocate your time to where you can truly make a difference. This is the key to achieving success in both your work and personal lives.” —Alon Rajic.

 

  1. Not Daring

 ‘You either skydive or you don’t.‘ Building a company, personal brand, or career demands an ‘all in’ mentality. Step outside of your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to fight an opponent above your weight class. For example, apply for that executive position you really want, even though it requires decades of experience and seemingly unattainable qualifications. What’s the worst that can happen? You might get the job and find that you’re over your head. But it doesn’t mean you can’t dive in and learn.

In six months, you might grow in ways you couldn’t have otherwise. Even if you don’t get the job, you can still say you took the leap — and that makes you better than all the other people that stayed their cubicles because they were too afraid to fail.”

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