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43 Experts Reveal Their No. 1 Daily Success Habit

Many people wonder…

How can I be more successful in life and business?

They often think it’s luck or being in the right place at the right time.

The truth is success usually comes down to the decisions that you make every day.

In other words, it’s your habits that often determine your success in any endeavor.

With that in mind, I asked 43 experts and bloggers from various fields (personal finance, productivity, minimalism and self-help) to answer one simple question:

What’s your #1 daily success habit?

What’s interesting is that 14 experts identified the habit of planning their day the night before (usually through a to-do list) as their #1 habit. On the other hand, eight pointed to meditation and/or prayer (as part of a morning routine) as their trick to being successful. Others credited practicing consistent self-enrichment activities, such as reading, writing or listening to podcasts first thing in the morning.

Read on to find out the details for each success habit…

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How to Cut Emotional Spending

Hi! My name is Benjamin Warren and I am the owner and webmaster of MightyAdvice.com. Running a site that has a lot of product reviews has given me a big experience when it comes to shopping. So I decided to write this article to help you become more efficient and save money when you do so.

“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need,” said Tyler Durden in one of my favorite movies Fight Club. And this is not far from the truth.

With budgets of billions of dollars spend annually, advertisers try to convince us that if we buy their products we will be more successful, attract the opposite sex and be happier.

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The One Hour Weekly Habit to Prioritize, Reduce Your Stress & Determine Your Direction

If you’re here you know or want to learn the power of setting good habits.

Habits can make or break us in life, whether that be in how we run our work days, when (and if we exercise), and even our responses to people.

But with all the priorities you have in life, including even learning about setting these habits, do you ever feel like you’re in a ever increasing amount of quicksand? Like you just can never get out of the work and responsibilities that keep piling up? Your stress and anxiety keep getting worse and worse.

With work, passions, errands to run, spending time with a significant other or going on dates, trying to learn new things, travel… there just always seems to be too much.

Over at Light Way Of Thinking, I talk a lot about reducing anxiety and stress, being a victim of them for most of my life. See I’m a Type-A personality – I love achievement, and I always see that there is more to do. When I started dumping everything from my brain into a project management tool (I’ve tried tons, but LOVE and highly recommend ASANA) and Evernote, my brain felt clearer. But when you look at a list that’s a MILE long all the time…. things seem bleak.

So what can you do to get organized? How do you prioritize after accepting that you can only work so many hours in a day?

You focus on what gives you the biggest results in terms of efficacy (doing the right things). And to do that, one of the greatest tools I’ve found is having a weekly meeting with yourself to decide and determine your priorities next week, and see how far you need to go to reach your goals.

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Confident You: An Introvert’s Guide to Success in Life and Business

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re you an introvert?

Many introverts struggle with the challenges of living in a world that rewards the outgoing extrovert.

Extroverts are often seen as the “good outgoing leaders” and the “go to” people while many introverts could do even better work, but are left out in the cold. Success in life often come down to the perceptions of others, not the reality, and introverts can often be poor at selling themselves.

In our new book, Confident You: An Introvert’s Guide to Success in Life and Business, my co-author Rebecca Livermore and I have created a book designed to help introverts to achieve success in life and business without needing to sacrifice “who” they are.

Here’s more information on this book….

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How to Build the Confidence Habit

Today we have a guest post from Stephen Guise, the international bestselling author of “Mini Habits” and “How to Be an Imperfectionist.” In today’s article, he talks about how you build more confidence through the power of daily habits.  

It’s confusing.

Habits and confidence both impact our comfort level in various activities. For example, if you go bowling every day but you’re unconfident doing it, you’ll be more comfortable with that activity because you do it often (habit) but less comfortable because you aren’t yet confident in your ability to do it. Confidence and habits are similar in that they both impact your comfort level, but confidence itself is also a habit, which is confusing. Confidence is one of those “invisible” habitual ways of thinking and behaving in a particular context.

Habits are why confident people are most comfortable being confident and unconfident people are most comfortable being unconfident. Does that make sense? Unconfident people are unconfident because they continually and habitually practice living that way.

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The ONE Question, Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. The basic idea behind the book is to simplify your life and focus all your effort towards goals that make other things unnecessary or easier.

In my opinion, the most important lesson of the book is something that the author introduces as a focusing question. It goes like this:

What’s the ONE thing I can do that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

You can apply this question to various parts of your life, like your spiritual well-being or your physical health. But in this case, let’s apply the question to one of the most important parts of our daily lives: work.

There are many ways to apply this question to your workday, but if there is one particular part of work that people are struggling with more and more, it’s handling their email effectively.

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