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Top Ten Strategies for Becoming Uncommonly Successful

By Stacey Mayo

Here are 10 of 26 proven strategies gleaned from interviews with highly successful people who have overcome obstacles to live out their dreams. Regardless of your career or industry, when applied, these success principles can shorten your learning curve and be a catalyst for your success.

These principles were excerpted from the book, “ I Can’t Believe I Get Paid To Do This!” Remarkable People Reveal 26 Proven Strategies For Making Your Dreams a Reality by Stacey Mayo.

Even if you already read the book, you may want to print these out as a reminder. I personally find I cannot be reminded too many times. Each time I read the stories, I see a new way to apply something to my life or remember how important it is to keep doing it.


1) Create Wealth in Alignment With Your Passions

It is important to focus on what you are passionate about first and then find a way to make money at it. Get in touch with your heart first, otherwise, the left side of your brain will rule out perfectly good ideas without having explored them.

“Money allows us the freedom to pursue the things that are important to us. Money is not an end it itself.”
Stacy Allison, first American woman to successfully climb Mt. Everest

2) Honor Numero Uno: Design Your Life Around Your Priorities

Many people try to fit their dreams into their life and complain there are not enough hours in the day to make it happen. If you want your dream to become a reality, make it a priority. Otherwise, it will never be more than a pipedream.

3) Visualize Every Step of Your Dream and Watch the Magic Unfold

The muscle movement that helps us physically take action in our lives begins in the mind. That is why all great golfers, tennis players, basketball players, etc. visualize themselves making a shot beforehand. An experiment conducted by Alan Richardson, an Australian psychologist, found 23% performance improvement among subjects who visualized every day for 20 days. In his paper published in Research Quarterly, Richardson wrote that the most effective visualization occurs when the visualizer feels and sees what he is doing.

“I really visualized it, too, even as a child watching those programs. I could visualize myself walking up the stage, up the stairs. For me, visualizing those dreams happening was pertinent to making that happen, because I could see it. I pictured it in my head”
Mary Youngblood, welfare mom turned Grammy Award Winner

4) Easy Does It: Inspired Action Always Trumps Forced Action,

Inspired action is joyful action that is in alignment with your dream. It is action you want to take and the idea of it brings a smile to your face. When you take inspired action, you are aligned with what you are doing and things flow naturally.

Contrast this to action that you are forcing yourself to take regardless of whether you feel like doing it. Maybe you are in a bad mood or have a headache but decide you have to take this action and keep trudging forward. The likelihood is that if you take action from this place it will take you twice as long to accomplish your task or goal or there will be obstacles that come up along the way. It’s like swimming against strong currents.


5) Laser in On One Idea, Business or Income Stream at a Time

One of the mistakes people make is diversifying too quickly. This is true whether you are trying to build multiple streams of income or are just working on several different ideas at one time. The key is getting the first stream or idea up and running, producing good revenue, and having systems in place so it will keep running without you before going on to the next unrelated stream.

“Several things going on at one time is a distraction to cash.”
Loral Langemeier, single mom, financial literacy coach and millionaire

To read the rest of this article go to, Top Ten Strategies

These principles were excerpted from the book, “ I Can’t Believe I Get Paid To Do This! : Remarkable People Reveal 26 Proven Strategies For Making Your Dreams a Reality by Stacey Mayo.

See the book for the rest of the 16 principles.

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