It may surprise you to hear that there is no secret formula for success.

Maybe you’ve clicked on this blog post for the answers, but the answer is really within yourself. Throughout this journey together I’ll challenge you to search inside to discover the answers, and to get clear on what it is you really want.

There’s no magic to live the life of your dreams.

It is a series of steps. Victories, hard work, and even failures that will be great lessons if you use them. Many people make the mistake of believing that education is the key to success. But education doesn’t guarantee success. A degree cannot help you achieve anything if you don’t put in the work. Many uneducated people have gone on to start great companies by making the necessary choices each and every day, year after year, to create incredible lives.

Success is a series of choices.

Education and knowledge aren’t enough, and won’t guarantee results. You must be able to overcome stress, get up each and every day and do hard things and make the right decisions… time and time again all in pursuit of your dreams. When you make mistakes you’ve got to be able to overcome, learn from them and move on. You’ve got to take a series of steps and make a choice to be successful.

One trait high achievers share is that they plan. Planning is to prepare for your success. To plan means to calculate your options, consider your strategies, and do the hard work before hand. Prepare, and then prepare more. When you prepare you’ve established your foundation. Without laying the proper foundation, any great idea is bound to fail. Planning is important for success.

Some people are surprised to learn that I wasn’t born with a silver spoon, and that I had to overcome obstacles and poverty in order to succeed. If I can do it, you can too!