Do You Want To Be Successful?

Do you want to be successful? If so, get rid of these common 10 lies from your mind!

 

There are so many people who aspire to be entrepreneurs, but are too afraid to take the plunge because they have preconceived notions about what it takes. Some concerns are valid because people are scared of the financial risk, or they have a steady career and worry about the cost of moving into entrepreneurship. But, there are no challenges in life that are insurmountable and no barriers to success which can’t be over come. If you want to be successful, choose to remove the next 10 points from your mindset.

 

1. Successful people are inherently “different” from me.

The only reason that someone would have to think this is because they probably haven’t done their research on the backgrounds of some of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs. Most of these people are similar to you and I and many of them have experienced adversity at a level well beyond what most people could even begin to imagine. Almost every entrepreneur has failed numerous times, but they have chosen to not let their failure define them. 

2. Successful people are more intelligent than me.

There are geniuses out there, but their intellect is focused on one particular area and they tend to be exceptions to the rule. knowledge, common sense, skills, and experience are what make 99% of entrepreneurs successful. Why would you downgrade your worth by comparing yourself to someone outside of your area of expertise?

3. Successful people have more talent for business than I do.

Many successful people can’t even balance a checkbook, but they are smart enough to surround themselves with people who can. Did you know that some of the Presidents that are considered the “best” in US history were actually inexperienced in politics? These people know how to surround themselves with brilliant Cabinet members. If you have access to a good manager and accountant, your lack of business skills doesn’t mean that much. Over time, you’ll learn.

4. Successful people have more education than I have.

There is a list of 55 Dropout Billionaires. If it was true that all successful people have more education than the average person, then that list would simply not exist! People like Richard Branson, Giorgio Armani, and Jenny Craig would be serving you burgers and fries instead of being the big names that you actually know. Life experience, common sense, and a good business concept will trump formal education any day of the week.

5. Successful people have never failed like me.

The fact is that successful people fail more than anyone because they’re always willing to try and never quit. Sylvester Stallone was homeless and cleaning cages at a NYC zoo when he wrote his script for Rocky. Walt Disney was in his second bankruptcy when Snow White became big and got him out of that. Failure is nothing more than a temporary set back that provides a wealth of learning and experience. 

6. Successful people have more of a winning personality than me.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are extreme introverts who have overcome their shyness. Also, Steve Jobs didn’t believe in bathing. Only someone with the lowest of self-esteem allows this lie to be true within their lives. Many of the successful people you read about have quirks that would get them banned from local places. If you can smile and be pleasant with people, your personality is good enough! 🙂

7. Successful people are willing to take more risks than I am.

To be an entrepreneur does take some degree of risk, but that risk involves believing in yourself. Most successful people are not reckless and mitigate their risk exposure with a vast amount of research before launching any project. Risk happens everyday in our lives and we have to deal with it. There’s no reason to develop an aversion to risk when it comes to your own ability to achieve success.

8. Successful people started with more money than I have.

Having unlimited capital will make your business start up easier, but not having it doesn’t stand in your way of launching a successful enterprise. If you hae a roof over your head, food on the table, and gas for your vehicle, you’re way ahead of the many who began their careers homeless. John Paul Dejoria, the billionaire who co-founded Paul Mitchell Hair Care Products, started his company with $700 and an infinite amount of determination. Lack of money is never a good excuse.

9. I’m a woman, and men have a better shot at success than I do.

This might be true in some big corporate settings, but not for entrepreneurship. Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx, Debbie Fields, the creator of Mrs. Fields Bakeries, and Marian Ilitch, the creator of Little Caesars Pizza, are all successful female entrepreneurs who started their careers with nothing but a dream and a mission. 

10. Successful people care more about money than I do.

Love it or hate it, the world is fueled by money. We need it, that’s why we work. However, entrepreneurs are motivated by much more than money. They are passionate about what they do and they love it. They have the flexibility and independence of being in charge of their own futures. They’re driven by the dream of making a difference in the lives of others. After all is said and done, the money they earn is just a nice bonus.

 

In conclusion, there are no worse lies in life than the ones we tell ourselves. If your initial assumptions about a fact are incorrect, everything else that follows will be wrong as well. Self-deception is the worst barrier to personal success imaginable. For every 100 excuses you can offer as to why you cannot succeed; only one reason is required to convince yourself that anything is possible. Every day, people with less capability and more disadvantages than you have made the transition to a successful and independent life. Seize the moment to act!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: Winners vs. Losers

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: Winners vs. Losers

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. asked our people some questions today about winners and losers.

 

How would you classify a winner?

–          Go getter

–          Determined

–          Competitive

–          Self motivated

–          A master of their craft

 

How would you classify a loser?

–          Quitter

–          Lazy

–          Excuse maker

–          Drama Queen/King

–          Person who has a “dark cloud” following them

 

Would you think of these people as winners or losers?
1.       Babe Ruth? (Office answer: No)
2.       Jim Carey? (Office answer: No)
3.       Michael Jordan? (Office answer: No)
4.       Jack Nicholas? (Office answer: No)
5.       Billy Joel? (Office answer: No)
 

When we asked them why they thought these people were all winners, the unanimous response was because they are all well known, successful, and they match the reasons why they mentioned earlier as to what defines a winner.

 

But, what is less known about these people are all the failures that they had to endure to get to the place where they are recognized now for their greatness.

 

Babe Ruth

–  Holds the record for the most strike-outs in the National Baseball League

 

            Jim Cary
– Went on 3000 failed auditions before he got his first gig on “In Living Color.”
 

         Michael Jordan

       – Was cut from his high school basketball team and has been missed more than 2000 shots in his career
 

          Jack Nicholas

           –   Has the most 2nd place wins in Golf
     

           Billy Joel
  –  Was homeless for over 2 years before he finally got his big break in music

 

So, why doesn’t anyone classify these people as losers?

–          Well, all of them have one thing in common. Determination. No matter how many times they failed at something they kept going. Their dreams were more important than the obstacles that got in their way.

–          No one remembers any of the bad things that happen, all they remember are the good and all that they have accomplished

 
Facts about winners and losers:
1.       A loser is always part of the problem, A winner is always part of the solution
2.       A loser always has an excuse, a winner always takes responsibility
3.       A loser says, “that’s not my job!” while a winner says, “let me do that for you”
4.       A loser sees the sand trap on the green, a winner see’s the green around the sand trap
5.       A loser says it’s impossible, a winner says, it might e difficult, but it’s not impossible

 

The only difference between a “winner” and a “loser” is mindset. The only time someone loses is when they give up on reaching their goals. So today and from now on, decide who you want to be. A winner or a loser.

 

 

 

 Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. We are dedicated to providing a predictable career path for our people that leads to an opportunity in management. To learn more about the career opportunities within our company please visit our website at http://www.ncg-corp.com/ or email our Human Resource Manager Alessandra at hr@ncg-corp.com

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: 6 Tips to Building Confidence!

Ever feel down in the dumps? Scared to try something because you’re worried that you won’t be good at it? Or stray away from taking risks because you’re worried you won’t be able to do it? The biggest reason for this is because we lack confidence in ourselves. So, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. decided to review this article from www.success.com/ called “6 Confidence Boosters.” So, incorporate these habits into your life that will help you become a more confident person starting today!

 

6 Confidence Boosters:

 1.Greet others with a smile and look them directly in the eye:

A smile and direct eye contact convey confidence. Answer the phone the same way whether you’re at work or at home. Eye contact shows that you are confidence because you’re not shying away from looking at someone or greeting them with respect.

 

2. Always show real appreciation for a gift or compliment:

Don’t downplay or sidestep expressions of affection or honor from others. The ability to accept or receive is a universal mark of an individual with solid self-esteem. If you shy away from compliments or try to downplay one that has been given to you, the message that you’re putting out is that you don’t believe in yourself as much as they do. After a period of time, the people around you will start to lose confidence In you too.

 

3. Don’t Brag:

It’s almost a paradox that genuine modesty is actually part of the capacity to gracefully receive compliments. People who brag about their exploits or demand special attention are simply trying to build themselves up in the eyes of others. The only reason they do that is because they don’t already perceive themselves as being worth of respect.

 

4. Don’t make your problems the centerpiece of your conversation:

Talk positively about your life and the progress you’re trying to make. Be aware of any negative thinking and take notice of how often you complain. When you hear yourself criticize someone (THIS INCLUDES CRITICIZING YOURSELF), find a way to be helpful instead. This way you can address the issue, but fix the problem as well.

 

5. Respond to difficult times or depressing moments by increasing your level of productive activity:

When your self-esteem is challenged, don’t sit around and fall victim to “paralysis by analysis.” The late Malcolm Forbes said, “Vehicles in motion use their generators to charge their own batteries. Unless you happen to be a golf cart, you can’t recharge your battery when you’re parked in the garage!”

 

6. Choose to see mistakes and rejections as opportunities to learn:

View a misstep as the conclusion of one performance, not the end of your entire career. Refuse to see yourself as a failure. Even though you have to own up to your shortcomings, you don’t have to let them consume you. A failure may be something you have done and may even do again on the way to success, but failure is not something that you are.

 

After an extremely poor performance, a team or an individual athlete often does much better the next time out, especially when the performance was so bad that there was simply no way to shirk responsibility for it. Disappointment, defeat, and even apparent failure are in no way permanent conditions unless we choose to make them though. Failure can be a painful experience, but it can be the solid foundation that we use to build our future success on.

 

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting in Fairfield County, Connecticut. We are committed to giving our employees the tools and the resources to be successful within our company. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. provides a predictable career path that can lead to the opportunity in Management within our company. To learn more about the careers available at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. please visit our website: www.ncg-corp.com/

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc.’s Featured Employee: Cesar Nunez!

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This week Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. would like to recognize Cesar Nunez for being our Featured Employee! Cesar has been with the company since February and has already proven himself to be an invaluable member of our organization. He has demonstrated natural leadership ability and has a natural drive to succeed. So, we decided to get to know him a little bit better!

 

Cesar was born in Yonkers, New York. Growing up he moved around a lot throughout Connecticut and even lived in Tampa, Florida for a while. He eventually settled down in Connecticut again and attended Naugatuck Community College to study Liberal Arts. Growing up, Cesar was big into sports. He played football for a total of six years. He even played semi-pro football for two years! Besides just playing football, Cesar is a huge New England Patriots fan.

 

When Cesar has downtime, his favorite thing to do is to go fishing for blue fish. He loves to be out at sea. He also likes racing, drifting, working on cars, and moving fast! But, Cesar does find time to give back to the community as well. He has volunteered for the L.A.D.S. Program which is designed to help troubled kids get involved in sports.

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. would like to thank Cesar for letting us get to know you a little bit better! We can’t wait to see what else he will have in store for us moving forward. We can’t wait to help you hit your professional goals and advance within our company!

 

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. We are committed to giving our people a predictable career-path that can lead to an opportunity in management. To learn more about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. and our career opportunities please visit: www.ncg-corp.com

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: Healthy Habits for Increased Productivity!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: Healthy Habits for Increased Productivity!

There is a general assumption throughout people in the working world that you are only working hard if you are working strenuous and long hours. If you leave work completely emotionally and physically exhausted. This is not something that Northeast Consulting Group, Inc believes to be true. We believe in working smarter not always just harder. We found this article from Under 30 CEO that models our beliefs.

  Anyone in the working world knows that finding time to eat healthy, exercise, and keep up with the daily workload is huge challenge. But, adjusting certain behaviors in your daily life can increase your performance and productivity at work. Who wouldn’t want that?

 

1. Eat right to increase focus and stamina.

Struggling at the work place? Running out of steam before the workday ends? Find it a challenge to concentrate? Productivity at work is closely linked to energy levels on the job. Your mentality goes down when you are tired or hungry. So naturally, the output of work suffers when you are stressed. For greater productivity at work, use healthy eating to reinforce your physical condition.

Limit sugar and junk food. Eating too much sugar can lead to inconsistent energy levels throughout the day. The short-term impact of a glazed doughnut or two might seem like an energy boost, but the long-term affects outweigh the initial benefits.

Limit carb heavy lunches. We’ve all heard of the dreaded “food coma” right? There’s a reason for it! Carb heavy lunches slow you down in the middle of the afternoon because your body sees it as junk food!

 

2. Eat Breakfast!

Breakfast can start your day off on the right foot! Rather than loading up on caffeine, balance your intake of fruits, grains, and cereals.

 

3. Moderate activity enhances productivity

If you’re unlucky enough to be stuck at a desk all day and your daily tasks revolve around computer work and other stationary tasks, find a way to move around!

Exercise at your desk! It may seem unconventional, but desk workouts enhance productivity. This keeps your blood flowing and your body healthy!

Utilize your breaks and lunch hour! Your lunch break gives you the opportunity to reinvigorate yourself for the afternoon workload. Walk during your breaks, stand up, go up and down the stairs a few times, or take a stroll around the building. Proactive efforts to eat right and stay fit promote good health and higher employee productivity!

 

All in all, there is something to be said to the old motto, “eat good, feel good.” If you’ve been feeling slugglish at work or like you haven’t been working to your full potential, try out these simple tips and immediately change your performance!

 

 

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc is committed to providing a predictable career path towards management for  our employees. For more information about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc please visit our website: http://www.ncginc.biz

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc takes a Business Trip!

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The Management Team, Corporate Trainers, and Account Managers at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc recently attended a Leadership Seminar. The purpose of this seminar was to provide targeted development for each employee of our company.  Northeast Consulting Group, Inc was able to set up the employees with a means to receive professional development in different focus areas in the leadership spectrum to help our employees gain the tools they need to bring their career to the next level.
 
Some of the biggest areas of focus were around the importance of planning, goal setting, working to your full potential, and understanding a changing role within a company. After returning to business as usual in Trumbull, there was a visible change in our employees. They had additional knowledge, excitement, and a fire for success that was directly driven by the additional knowledge they gained over the weekend.
 
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Once the seminar was over, the office got together for a fun dinner before we made the trip back to Connecticut. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc holds firm to the idea that you have to work hard, but still have some time to have fun and let loose!
 
 
To learn more about the opportunity within Northeast Consulting Group, Inc please visit our website: www.ncginc.biz
Northeast Consulting Group, Inc is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our company is committed to giving real world experience and a predictable career path for advancement for our employees.

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: How to Be Successful & Not Burnt Out!

Want to still work hard, be successful, but not be stressed out and exhausted? Most of us do. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc found this article in Entrepreneur Magazine about how planning ahead and working smarter are the keys to keep you going without getting tired or frazzled.

 

1. Weigh the payoff of every task.

Make sure the time you spend doing something aligns with your business goals

Don’t just do something to pass time, do something that is going to benefit your future within your company and be meaningful to your success

 

2. Learn to delegate!

If you aren’t using the people around you, START!

If you’re in a leadership role, the reason you have people working with you is for them to help lighten your load. The best leaders are the best delegators.

Also, remember, you CAN’T control EVERYTHING

 

3. Rein in after-hours messaging.

Lay some ground rules.

Let your people know that you won’t respond to weekend emails, texts, or phone calls that are business related until Sunday night.

For most leaders, this is hard to resist, but it is important to have a work life balance and not let those areas cross over into one another.

 

4. Make time off non-negotiable.

Reserve part of your weekend to unwind.

Everyone needs a little bit of down time. Find something else that you’re passionate about or makes you feel good to occupy your time and give you satisfaction outside of the workplace.

 

5. Leave some work on the table.

The world WILL NOT slip off it’s axis if you do not complete a low priority task before you leave.

You can either have a business that is “complete” or you can have a business that is “growing” — What would you rather have?

All in all, this article focused on the importance of giving yourself some free time and space. People are more productive when they work smarter and for less hours, than they are spending all of their time at the office for a 70 hour work week. Working 70 hours a week leaves an individual, their families, and friends unhappy. Unhappy people aren’t productive. So, plan your week and reserve a little time for yourself, your family, your friends, and for what is really important in your life!