Career & Business

How To Be Uber-Successful Without Being An Asshat

March 22, 2016

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One of my more recent guilty pleasures is the show Billions. Admittedly, some scenes make my eyes roll. But when I’m jonesin’ for a fix of effortless entertainment, it does me right.

Here’s the gist: Bobby Axelrod, the main character played by the talented Damian Lewis, is a hedge fund billionaire being ruthlessly hunted down by U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by equally talented Paul Giamatti.

Honestly? They both act like pompous d-bags a lot, which naturally makes for great television.

But it also reveals a commonly held view about folks who are considered uber-successful — in the conventional sense of that word. That view is this:

In order to make it to the top, you have to be a ruthless, cold-hearted jerk.

Curious. Do you believe that to be true? Do you believe that in order to get ahead you have to be dishonest or unethical? Because if you do, even just a little bit, that belief could be holding you back — BIG time.

Because your beliefs drive your behavior, whether you’re aware of those beliefs or not! And since your behavior drives your results, this stuff matters. Watch now.

Now, I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below, tell me:

What unchallenged assumptions or beliefs do you have about success that might be holding you back?

It’s hard to change what you’re not aware of so have fun with this. One important note: our perceptions are tunneled by our existing beliefs. Essentially, only allowing us to see and gather evidence to further support that which we already believe.

That’s why it’s SO valuable to not only become aware of our limiting beliefs but to also find evidence to support a new belief that’s more aligned with our dreams.

Remember, share as much detail as you can in the comments. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your story may give someone else the ‘aha’ they need to move powerfully ahead.

AND, please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be deleted as they come across as spammy.

Thank you so very much for reading, watching and sharing with such kindness and enthusiasm.

P.S. If you found value in this, please share it with your friends, colleagues, or clients — anyone who might feel conflicted and have some limiting beliefs about success. They’ll thank you for it!

You fill up my heart with love and continue to fuel me ahead,


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