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Here’s a Success Tip: Do The Work

In a recent conversation with one of my business colleagues, we were discussing how to reach our goals. In the conversation, I shared with him one of the challenges that I have faced in my career. That challenge has led me to create this post and podcast—> Success Tip: Do The Work.

It sounds simple but here are 3 reasons why I didn’t just do the work and why you may not be doing the work.  And, when I say, “work,” I mean why aren’t you following your dreams, why aren’t you following through on opportunities, why aren’t you doing the things that your gut is telling you to do.  I’m sharing this tip because I’ve done every single one of those things that I just mentioned. So here’s the list:

  1. You’re afraid. You’re afraid of failing. You’re afraid of succeeding. You’re afraid of what people are going to say.
  2. People have doubted you and continue to doubt you. You have doubts floating in your head.
  3. You’re not really sure if you’re the best one to do the work. You look at others and feel that they may be more qualified.

Many people deal with these things and so have I, but there are solutions…

Here are 3 Tips on How To Do The Work With Confidence!

  1. The best way to deal with fear is to tell yourself to expect the best outcome. I remember starting a magazine and wanting Puffy Combs to be on the cover. He was at a concert backstage and so was I. I was afraid to approach him, but I told myself, he’s gonna say yes. The more that I told myself that he’d say yes to the cover, the more that my fear lessened. He said, “Yes.”
  2. The best way to deal with doubters/ haters is to ignore them. People always have negative things to say. As a author, I’ve begun to get a few negative reviews to my books and at first, it bothered me. Now, I realize that everyone has a right to their opinion and that’s okay. I’m still going to write no  matter what people say. You have to understand that how your confidence in yourself is more important than any doubter or hater.
  3. The best way to deal with being unsure about yourself is to realize that you have this desire for a reason. You have a gut feeling for a reason. Stop comparing yourself to others and do what you believe you should do, regardless. I remember agents telling me that my book, The Blueprint for My Girls, wouldn’t have an audience. When I self-published the book, I created an audience. Years later, there have been numerous attempts by others to duplicate what I created in the Blueprint for My Girls. Proof that my desire to write that book was for good reason.

Being successful takes a lot of hard work and repetition. But, we can equip ourselves to do the work.

I hope this tip helps someone.

If you have any tips or questions that you’d like me address on my site or on the Live Better podcast, please email me at YShiraz AT YasminShiraz dot net. For more Live Better episodes, please visit or sign up on iTunes.

I appreciate you reading this post and/or listening to the podcast.

See you next time.

Peace & Love,










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