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Three Steps to Successful Living

jay kubassek

3 Simple Success Principles

One thing that I am convinced of is this:  Every one of us has what we need within to create whatever reality we want. (Listen to the WAKE UP Call episode below for more on this.) Today I want to talk about three simple success principles that, when properly practiced, will open up to you a whole new world of possibilities.

Asserting these principles habitually is the key determining factor which separates the top 3% of successful people from everyone else.  They all have this in common, as a constant [k] in their equation so to speak.

These principles are not taught in schools and I personally can trace my own success to these three simple strategies- which I embodied as a result of studying so many other successful entrepreneurs.  It doesn’t take an expensive education or high IQ to follow through on them.

If you were to follow these three principles consistently on a daily basis, it is impossible for your life not to change for the better in a positively productive way.

Principle #1: Know The Outcome

Successful people know exactly why they are working so hard, and in what direction.  The outcome is so crystal-clear it glistens and shines in their minds, like an ever- nurturing and fantastic companion.  And it should, this is their creative masterpiece.  Providing your navigation device with a destination is both primary and critical.

Know what you want and make it as specific as possible.  Once you have that figured out, the next step is devising a plan. . .  With the fanning of your idea (a spark) into a systematic inferno, your inner entrepreneur will burn so brightly you will simply refuse to let anything deter you from firey pursuit.

Principle #2: Create a Strategic Game Plan

You are only as good as your plans.  Successful outcomes are a result of good strategies and game plans.  Sporting events, business goals, and battles cannot be won without a plan.  The success of all of these things are dictated by systems and plans, yet, when we think about our lives, how many of us actually have a plan for success?

If you don’t have a plan, you are just showing up and playing bumper cars with everyone else.

Most people don’t have a plan because they don’t know what the heck they want out of life. (See principle #1.)  Once you figure that out, you can form a specific plan to accomplish that specific outcome.

Detailed goals drive specific actions to achieve those goals.

Which brings us to taking action on our plans…

Principle #3: Take Consistent Action

As humans, we tend to only work as hard as we have to.  Thus, the secret is to have something driving you that forces you to take action.

We need a goal that’s such a burning desire for us that we HAVE to get it done to motivate us to do more.  Make it something you lose sleep over.  Make it something epic.  Make it awesome.  It will be your motivating force- that target which never leaves your vision.

It’s got to be something you’re excited to work on everyday.

Create a clear vision of an ideal outcome you desire, have a plan to guide you, then work your arse off.  Rinse and repeat.  Imagine the compounding effect of doing this daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. . . it could be huge over the course a lifetime!

Give yourself permission to go at your own pace, and suddenly an entirely new world of possibility will appear.

All my best,


Jay Kubassek

P.S. This article is based on the January 15, 2013 podcast: WAKE UP: 3-Steps to Successful Living

Read podcast transcript here.

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Jay Kubassek is a serial digital entrepreneur and co-founder of Digital Experts Academy. He is also a professional speaker and trainer, Baja off-road racer (Dust Racing), member of the New York Blue Elephant Polo team, self-taught cellist, amateur photographer, amateur chef and indie film producer (Aliquot Films).