“A wolf pack: the first 3 are the old or sick, they give the pace to the entire pack. If it was the other way round, they would be left behind, losing contact with the pack. In case of an ambush they would be sacrificed. Then come 5 strong ones, the front line. In the center are the rest of the pack members, then the 5 strongest following. Last is alone, the alpha. He controls everything from the rear. In that position he can see everything, decide the direction. He sees all of the pack. The pack moves according to the elders pace and help each other, watch each other.” Cesare Brai’s photo.

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from SUCCESS magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life.

This month, focus on your overall personal growth. From your career to your relationships, seek abundance in all that you do.

1. Remember happy.

Emotional enemies such as doubt and fear can hold you back from achieving your goals. Write down your top three accomplishments and put this list somewhere obvious as a reminder of your worth.

2. Level up.

Who would you be if money, time or other commitments weren’t a factor? What could you accomplish if nothing stood in your way? Take time to reflect on your life and ensure you’re living the best version of you.

3. Embrace optimism.

Struggling to see a brighter future? Remind yourself that life—and negative situations—are cyclical. What was once the biggest problem in your life is now only a blip in the rearview mirror.

4. Book it.

“Travel more.” It’s a goal on nearly everyone’s list. Stop making excuses and book a trip that will give your brain and body a break from the daily grind.

5. Take stock.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Who are those people in your life? Do they lift you up or drag you down? Evaluate whom you choose to spend time with, and make more time for the right ones.

6. Give up guilt.

If you’re a people pleaser, you tend to say yes even when you’re already overextended. Analyze the motivation behind your yes. If it’s guilt, it will only lead to burnout. Give yourself permission to say no.

7. Find freedom.

You’ve dreamed of leaving your job to follow your passion. Stop dreaming and start doing. Write down the next five steps and commit to taking the first one this month.

8. Continue learning.

Sign up for one new class or online course this week. It might not benefit your career or make you wealthier, but it will increase your knowledge, which is vital to your growth. Embrace a student mindset.

9. Dream big.

Success isn’t scarce. Give yourself permission to dream big and reach for your biggest goals. Often the biggest obstacle is our own fear of failure.

10. Give kindness.

Reach out with words of encouragement this week. Kindness has a physiological effect on both the giver and the receiver, so embrace the gift you give to yourself and others.

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

If you’re a night owl and you’ve tried waking up early, you know it’s one of the most difficult habits.

You probably already read a few articles (or books) on sleep and early rising. In those, you see the usual advice:

:- Have consist schedule for morning.
:- Plan something exciting.
:- Put alarm far away from bed.
:- take coffee

All these points are important and they’ve been discussed to death everywhere on the internet. Actually "Nahi ho payega yar, 10 alarm laga lo tab bhi nahi"

I want to talk about some less known, “ninja” tips that will make you an early riser faster.

"You can't do anything with your sleep time because scrolling Facebook till 3AM or watching TV series or chatting with your crush/gf/bf(if any) whole night​ not going to help you"

Get Enough Sleep or Maintain Consistent Wake-Up Times

You already know that consistent wake-up and bedtimes are crucial to becoming an early riser. However, we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes our priorities change and we have to stay up late.

In those cases, we have two choices for the morning after: 1) keep the same alarm time even though we’ll get less sleep, or 2) turn off the alarm and get enough sleep.

The best choice depends on how late you go to bed.

1) If you go to bed late but still get at least 5–6 hours, then it’s better to maintain the same alarm time. You will feel a bit sleepy during the day, but you can always get a power nap in the afternoon to help the process. You can also go to bed a little earlier the following evening to catch up even more.

Maintaining the wake-up time will make it easier to stay on track for the next few days, even though you had one late night.

On the other hand, if you were to change your alarm every time just to make sure you’re getting enough sleep, you will have a much more inconsistent schedule. You might end up sleeping 2–3 hours longer. Then on the following evening, you’ll not feel sleepy enough at the usual time, and you’ll stay up late again. The whole thing turns into a negative spiral.

A good rule of thumb is, “Regulate the amount of sleep by adjusting the bedtime, not the wake-up time.” "Behatar hoga ki thoda chatting n surfing ka samay kam karo"

2) The second scenario is when you go to bed very late and keeping the typical alarm time means you’ll only get 1–2 hours of sleep.

In that case, you’ll be better off sleeping in.

Even if you woke up on time, with so little sleep you’ll end up spending the day like a zombie, struggling to stay awake. So instead, turn off the alarm and let your body wake you up naturally. Then make sure you put some extra effort to be in bed on time on the following evening.

Successful people always inspire others to keep moving and never to give up. But there is a lot to learn from them. Here is a list of 5 things that define a successful man:

1. Not So Emotional:

 Successful people are less melodramatic. They value their energy and time. Being emotional can cost them both.

2. Have A Practical Approach To life: 

They are practical when it comes to setting goals and strategies.

3. Good Listeners: 

They listen more and speak less. They try to intake as much of information as they can.

4. Panctual: 

They value time and are punctual. They are always on time whether they have to reach at a wedding or at some conference.

5. Health Conscious: 

Falling ill can cost alot to someone preparing to be at the top. Therefore, a successful person will always be conscious of one's health.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

  1. Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions.
  2. Enable you to make friends quickly and easily.
  3. Increase your popularity.
  4. Help you to win people to your way of thinking.
  5. Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done.


Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich was written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill, promoted as a personal development and self-improvement book. Hill writes that he was inspired by a suggestion from business magnate and later-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
The 13 "steps" listed in the book are:
  • 1. Desire
  • 2. Faith
  • 3. Autosuggestion
  • 4. Specialized Knowledge
  • 5. Imagination
  • 6. Organized Planning
  • 7. Decision
  • 8. Persistence
  • 9. Power of the Master Mind
  • 10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
  • 11. The Subconscious Mind
  • 12. The Brain
  • 13. The Sixth Sense


 

Rich Dad Poor Dad

The book is largely based on Kiyosaki's childhood upbringing and education in Hawaii. It highlights the different attitudes to money, work, and life of two men (i.e. his titular "rich dad" and "poor dad"), and how they in turn influenced key decisions in Kiyosaki's life.
Among some of the book's topics are:
  • Robert Kiyosaki's personal story, upbringing, and his business and investment ventures throughout his early adult life and into the late 1990s.
  • Differentiation between assets and liabilities
  • What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not
  • The idea that your primary residence is not an asset, but a liability
  • The value of financial intelligence and financial literacy
  • How stronger business and financial skills, aptitude, and experience play a role in one's financial success
  • The vitality of entrepreneurial and investment skills are both necessary and useful traits to prosper in a capitalistic society
  • The importance of investing and entrepreneurship in taking control of one's financial future

 

So your name is out there now. As I said before, established brand names can still thrive even when having a negative reputation. Denny’s had a great 2013. Now take a look at what their customers think of them.

Getting links on authority sites is a great way to have some authority rub off on you. Not only is the link viewed as a vote of confidence by search engines, more importantly, it’s viewed as a vote of confidence by users.
According to Conductor, search engines direct about 47% of online traffic. Of all the sources, search engines represent a plurality of directed traffic. But that means the majority of traffic is independent of search engine rankings. According to the same Conductor study, non-social referral visits account for 15% of the internet’s traffic. Even using Conductor’s sample size of 310 million hits, that’s 4.7 million referral clicks.

This is my way of saying that links don’t only lead to search engine traffic. A well-placed link on an authority site can direct an abundance of referral traffic.
Right now in the world of SEO, it’s more important than ever to be cognizant of anchor text diversity. Google is not fond of sites that use the same keyword-rich anchor text over and over.

So along with keyword and white noise anchors, branded anchors should absolutely be part of your link profile.

This is a good thing. Being “forced” to use your brand name as an anchor is a way of simply getting your name out there. Even if a user doesn’t click the first time seeing your name, the more that user sees your name, the more that user is going to be compelled to click. And once they click, they are led to the biggest branding opportunity you have: your site.

There’s no better representation of your brand than your website, and link building is a valuable way to get people to look at your brand in all of its glory.

So you have great content. Now what? As awesome as, say, your info graphic might be, people aren’t going to find it without being pointed towards it.

You might be saying, “What about social media? Wouldn’t it be easier to share it on our social media channels?”

I’m never going to advocate being absent on social media. Even if social signals are not part of Google’s algorithm, they have indirect effects on rankings.

Even though social media is an effective method of promotion, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be building links as well in your promotional efforts.
If you’re building links without building relationships, you’re doing it wrong.

I can’t emphasize enough how much easier link building is when you have relationships within your niche to rely upon.


Let’s say your primary online strategy to gain visibility is through the usage of social media. Building a legitimate following on social media is one of the most trying tasks of going that route. When I say legitimate, I mean gaining followers without bios like this:

Did you ever think that you can gain followers outside of the parameters of social media? It happens to me frequently. I attract a few followers every time I get a link, and the majority of the time the followers are people I’ve never talked to in the realms of social media channels.

Relationship building leads to visibility, no matter where you want to be seen.

Our link building campaigns have often created new relationships for clients, relationships which have provided benefits outside of SEO. Think partnership or advertising opportunities. Without our link building services, those relationships would not exist.