James Whittakker

We’ve got a blog takeover this week from our very own James Whittaker.

James is the Film Producer and Author of the International Bestseller Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy – the official companion to Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic.

In May, he will release Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite in conjunction with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, which features the original interview between Hill and Carnegie. You don’t want to miss it!

In today’s post (and Episode 19 of Win The Day), James identifies the six steps to success that you can apply in your life right now to make 2020 your best year yet. Just remember: success does not discriminate—it comes to all those who do what needs to be done.

1. Clearly define goals 
2. Hang out with the right people 
3. Create a positive environment 
4. Have strong systems to achieve 
5. Attach happiness to the present 
6. Join a mastermind 



*Sneak Peek* [Full Post Here]

What does the “New Year” mean to you? For most people, it’s a night of partying or a chance to have a holiday. Both of those are fine because it’s important to have fun, but it’s useful to know that the New Year marks a complete orbit of the Earth around the sun. Recently, more and more, I’ve enjoyed it as an opportunity to refocus on what’s most important and chart a detailed course for the next 12 months.

As we begin our list, grab a notepad and brainstorm how you can apply these into your life. If you can do that consistently, your success in 2020 is assured.

I want to highlight one of my favorite strategies for success, which is: 

Attach happiness to the present.

The digital age has greatly exacerbated our self-esteem. When we don’t have a worthy method for self-evaluation, we look elsewhere for it, and images of ‘perfect’ people are thrust into our vision from all the social media platforms. This is where phrases like “I’ll be happy if…” and “I’ll be happy when…” become our mantra, as we attach our happiness to the success we believe others have that continues to elude us. This can be anything, from a desirable partner to a thriving business, or even having someone else’s body.

But true happiness is not just found in the present, it’s found by being present. So enjoy being in the present, come rain, hail or shine, and say “Yes!” to life more often. Just be aware that this step will be much easier to complete after you’ve done the preceding four steps.

I wish you every success and happiness in 2020!

Onwards and upwards always, 

P.S. – Our speakers are breaking the internet. Show them some love! 

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A Toast to the Old You – Success.com

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Richard Janes
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