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3 Bad Habits That Are Good For Your Success



In order to be successful, there are some bad habits you should practice. They are not really bad but in the literary sense they are.

Be blind, be deaf and be dumb. Yes, you must consent to these three things if you truly desire to succeed in life.

According to Robert H. Schuler, “To really succeed in life, all you have to do is get started and never quit”.

It is also a common saying that “Winners don’t quit and quitters don’t win”.

Oh! How many people today have turned themselves to losers only because they quit: they gave up on their dreams and great ideas? The road to success is never an easy one. It is not straight. In fact, it is not smooth. It can be likened to the state of most Nigerian highways and not like that of Paris.

You see, on your way to success, you’ll come across a lot of potholes, that’s for sure. Sometimes you may need to mount hills, you may experience delay or even been locked up in traffic jams.

But even with all these confrontations, you’ll surely get to your destination if you can endeavor to continue and never give up. I mean if you don’t quit. Too many things and people are set to make you quit, but you can defeat them with these three things.

First, anyone who wants to succeed in life have to be blind to his or her present situation and the situations around. Don’t focus on your present situation but put your focus on your future. Be blind to the discouraging situation in your country or community and be determined to make it come what may.

Second, anyone who truly wants to succeed in life has got to be deaf to the noises around him or her. As you journey into your great future, you’ll begin to hear many things. People will talk. They will make noise. They will utter discouraging words. They will tell you your dreams are impossible. They will try to scare you that nobody has ever done it before and so you too can’t. They will laugh out loud (lol) ridiculously at your efforts. Their target is to make you give up, and they may possibly succeed if you’re not deaf, I mean turn a deaf ear to their discouraging ideas.

Lastly, anyone that must succeed in the journey of life must learn to be dumb or at least pretend to be. As you go your way, as you do your things, as you hustle and struggle to make it in life, people will surely step on your toes. They will provoke you to say what you’re not supposed to say. See, you may be tempted several times to speak wrongly. You may even be enticed or lured by little achievement so that you can talk out your secret. And once you did, “they have gotten you.” So be cautious about what you say. Besides, it’s not a must that you should talk at all times. You can keep your mouth shut and just pretend to be dumb for some times. You can’t die. Be dumb in order to keep your secrets secret.

Tell the world what you want to do and be. But first show them.

In conclusion, remember that it is helpful to be blind, deaf and dump to every distraction on your way to success so you can concentrate on your great future and get there. Your future is bright.

Written By: Gbadebo Dahunsi (Founder, Purpose Life Media (PLM))

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Hi, I am Obembe, Sunday Dapo (SirPhren). I am the founder of this EMPIRE. I am a Registered Nurse, a Blogger and a Motivational Writer. I love sharing my knowledge with others. Am also an author on General Health Info and Health Info Corner. "Look within, the secret is inside you." To get through to me or HIRE me, am an email/ WhatsApp away. Am happy to have you around! Let's rock it together!

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How To Apply 80/20 Principle To Your Blogging Career



Did you just say, what is 80/20 principle and blog has in common again SirPhren? Well, you will soon know. 80/20 principle can be applied to any part of our lives, be it at work, home, or in a relationship. How do you do first things first, when everything seem to come first? The principle will shed more lights.

80/20 or Pareto principle was invented by Vilfredo Pareto centuries ago. It says, 80% of your activities, will give you 20% results. While 20% of your activities will give you 80% results. Then, what are the activities you do daily, weekly, monthly that will in the long run give 20% results and what are those that will give 80% result?

The ones that will give you 20% results are the easy things, time wasters, distracting things that will take 80% of your time and attention. While the ones that give you 80% results are what you are expected to do. They are the demanding, sometimes difficult stuffs. They are not usually things you can do in a twinkle of an eye. But as humans that we are, we are always in the temptation to do the easy things first and by the time we want to pick on the real things, time would have gone.

How to use 80/20 Principle as A Blogger

You will agree with me that being a blogger can be demanding. We want to write, write, write and write. Especially if you are in the news niche, you must be super consistent. But that does not mean you will get tons of traffic. The reason most bloggers get disturbed is, they spend most time writing and posting but they were ignorant of this principle. How can this principle help you as a blogger if you don’t already have heavy traffic?

1). Analyse, understand your blog and yourself

Before this principle can work for you on your blog, you need to first analyse and understand yourself and how your blog works. In analysing yourself, look for your strength and your weakness. Understand when you write more and better, know the period of the day you write better without distraction. Is it in the night or early in the morning? Look into your blog and fetch out blog posts that give you the most traffic and improve on writing on such topics.

As a blogger who still keeps his/her -5 job, you need to rest, make out time with family and still keep your visitors engaged with new contents at least once a week. Work at your job while you do, and write on your blog while you do. While at work, you can get idea for your blog post. When you do, make sure you write the ideas down and build on them later.

2). Write less and better

Write less? Well, If you are not in the entertainment or news niche, you will need to write lesser than you have been writing. In writing less, I do not mean you should reduce your post length, but to reduce how often you publish them. Even as a news blogger, you should try as much as possible to know the kind of news your visitors liked to read and share more of them. If you want to marge your blogging career with your 9-5 job, this will be required of you. You can’t afford to be writing everyday, you need some to cool off and think about what you write, if you want to write cool articles.

When I started out, I was tempted to write everyday, but it didn’t work out for me. I had to sit down and see how things can work for me. But then, I don’t want to go into copy and pasting. I had to write less to be able to write better. While writing less, write articles that give you 80% results. That is where 80/20 come into play.

3). Share more

Fundbox advised, sharing your blogs on social media shouldn’t be a one-off thing, especially on Twitter where tweets come and go in the blink of an eye. Give it a go and change-up the message to see which gets the most traction over a 24-hour period. If your blog isn’t time-sensitive, plan on posting about it on social media multiple times over the coming months to help drive more blog traffic via views and shares. You can automate this with tools like Hootsuite and Facebook’s scheduling tools.

As a blogger who has another job, you need to imbibe the habit of writing less and sharing more. This is where the bulk of 80/20 principle lies. As a blogger or internet owner, we cherish to see tons of traffic to our blogs but, from observations, publishing tons of posts do not mean increase in traffic. You must make sure large number of people see a particular post. That is what you can’t do with writing everyday. As a news blogger, of course you need to keep updating your blog post almost every hour.

What you need to do, is to make sure there are people or ways to get your blog posts reach more audience. Ways to share more are;

1). Paid advert: Facebook and twitter and some other social media are the best place paid advert works. The time of targeting when your readers will be online so that you can share to them is over. Most of your friends on social media don’t see. But when you pay for advert as low as $5, more people get to see your article.

2). Sharing your articles on forums

Apart from social media, there are quite numbers of forum where you can share your articles. Forums usually have sections for various topics. When you write an article on a particular topic, get signed up on a forum, find a group similar to the topic you have written on and share your articles. Let your articles go further than you write.

In conclusion, when you understand yourself, write less, and share more, you will be able to know what type of your post drive more traffic, write more and good content and reach out to more readers. Which will eventually give you the 80% results. Instead of spending 80% of your time writing and have no other time to concentrate fully on your 9-5 job.

Doing much doesn’t mean you are getting much done!

How have you been managing your blog with school, work and family? Let me know in the comment and endeavor to share with others.

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