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Peter Voogd is an entrepreneur dedicating himself to excellence in every area of life so he can better serve others. As a personal coach and mentor for 8 years, Peter has trained & led thousands of sales reps, managers, college students, professionals, and many others to high levels of success.
He strongly believes the more people you help to succeed, the more successful you become. His mission is to inspire 1,000,000 people through his movement and has a deep understanding of what it takes to inspire, motivate, and train at a high level. He has an impressive story of going from broke to 5 straight years of 6 figure income. He was one of the worst trained managers in his company but ended up becoming the fastest entrepreneur to reach $1 million in annual sales in his company’s 60 + year history.
Favorite Success Quote
“Your level of success will seldom increase your level of personal development” – Jim Rohn
1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
The first step to achieving success in any endeavor is to take 100% responsibility for your life.
You are where you are right now because of decisions that you have made over the past 5, 10, 15, or even 20 years.
You are not failing because of your parents, society, or your friends.
If you are failing or succeeding, it is because of one person and one person only.
You cannot be successful if you play the blame game.
Own up to your actions, take responsibility for where you are, and realize that only you have the power to take yourself where you want to be.
What you will find is that as soon you take 100% responsibility for your life, you give yourself the power to make the changes you need.
As soon as you are the only person left to blame, you are also the only person who can make the difference in your life.
It’s not up to your family, your boss, or your friends anymore.
It’s up to you!
2. Get Massive Clarity on Where You Want to Go
“A genius without a road map will get lost to any destination, but even an average person with a road map will find his way” ~Brian Tracy.
It doesn’t matter how smart or successful you are.
It doesn’t matter how talented or hardworking you might be.
Unless you have massive clarity on who you are, where you want to go, and what kind of impact you want to have, you will constantly find yourself getting pulled this way and that way by the whims of others.
Once you have taken responsibility for your life, you need to get massive clarity on where you are going, what you value, and what you want your legacy to be so that you can make decisions based on your values, and not on circumstances.
3. Remember that This Too Shall Pass
Businesses fail, relationships end, people you thought would always be there for you betray you.
But no matter how dark it might get, remember that this too shall pass.
The struggle you are facing is only temporary and it is always the darkest right before the dawn.
4. Choose Growth Over Mediocrity
In every moment you have a choice.
You can choose growth or you can choose mediocrity.
You can choose to be the man that you will be proud of or the man who just does what everyone else does.
You can choose excellence, or you can choose average.
If you want to be successful, then you need to make a conscious habit of choosing excellence and growth over mediocrity.
Never be on the side of the majority.
Live your life in a way that breeds excellence and success, and you will have very few regrets.
5. Take Very Few Opinions
Most people take opinions too quickly and too easily.
While you don’t need to be rude, you need to stop taking opinions from people who do not have a life that you want and would willingly trade places with.
If someone doesn’t have the health, finances, and relationships that you want, then why in the world would you listen to them?
That’s like hiring someone who is phenomenally overweight to be your personal trainer.
Or hiring a man who has gone through 5 divorces to be your relationship coach.
Forget the opinions of anyone who doesn’t have what you want and you will be better for it.
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