I hear all the time from readers who say they want success and I am always happy to help, but until you understand the title of this post, “It won’t work until you do”, you have no chance to succeed. Your “It” is the outcome you want from your hard work.

1) First Of All You Have To Change “It” To A – “Fill In The Blank”

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For example:

____________ won’t work until you do.

Here are a few examples for the fill in the blank.

  • Being rich
  • Starting a new business
  • Paying off your bills
  • Getting out of debt
  • Losing the extra weight
  • Having your dream job
  • Going on multiple vacations
  • Living the life of your dreams

You see… things don’t just happen… you have to work for them. Fill in the blank with something that will inspire and motivate you to make it happen.

2) Life Becomes Amazing When You Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

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It can’t just be a dream. Your “fill in the blank” may start as a dream, but it can’t stay a dream. You have to work hard with everything you have inside of you for your dreams to come true. But when they do… your life becomes amazing!

The simplest way to make a dream turn into reality is to follow these tips:

  • Define the dream
  • Make a plan
  • Stick to the plan
  • Be accountable
  • Don’t give up until you accomplish what you want

When you become an insider, and begin to live your dream life, here are some things you don’t have to worry about any more:

  • Traffic
  • Parking
  • A boss you can’t stand will be out of your life forever
  • No commute
  • No more work ceiling (you get to determine how much you make)
  • YOU don’t have to miss the things that are important to you
  • YOU don’t have to wait to plan your vacation when your boss says it is ok
  • YOU know that coworker who makes more money than you but does a lot less work?

I could literally go on and on and ON… but I think you get the point.

You won’t have to deal with a the stuff that is currently stressing you out and you will be able to do more amazing things that you want to do.

3) If You Want Magic To Happen, YOU Have To Take Things Very Seriously

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I’ve seen many people that go to a “Job” they hate day after day, month after month, and year after year. Often they never miss work, and do a great job. Seems like they would be great candidates to start their own business?

Not always, because when they finally start something on the side or quit their jobs, they get absolutely nowhere.

Why is this so? Because they have the employee mindset. They don’t have anyone to tell them what to do, when to be at work, what to wear, or how long to work….

and most importantly they don’t take it seriously.

Do you or would you take it seriously if you had the keys to success in your hands?

Here is a little hint…

Here is what you have to do…

When you see an opportunity, YOU have to take advantage of it and treat it like it is your ticket to freedom, that you have no other options, and YOU can’t go back.

If you treat your business like it is a stack of gold and you job is to add to it and make it work for you

Do this long enough and magical things will begin to happen.

4) You Have To Be Up To The Challenge To Not Only Set Deadlines But To Follow Through To Achieve Greatness

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Anyone can say they want success, and make goals, but until you decide to set deadlines and be accountable to those deadlines, nothing will happen.

Write your plan down, and if you need to learn some skills or get educated, by all means, do so. You have access to the internet so you have no excuse.

Don’t have time? I hear that all the time. I mean ALL THE TIME!

If you have time issues try these:

  • Get up earlier – just an hour a day gives you an extra 30 hours a month
  • Stay up later – just an hour ad day gives you an extra 30 hours a month
  • Stop watching TV – this could be an extra 2 hours or more a day conservatively… 60 extra hours a month
  • Stop going out – this could net you an extra 6 hours a week or 24 hours a month

Try any of these life hacking time tips or combine some of them and you should easily be able to find an extra 40 to sixty hours a month to work on your future, work on yourself, or work on the business of your dreams.

The key to making things work is to make sure that you are doing something every available minute that you have to move you closer to the success you desire.

Up for the challenge?

5) I Hate To Be The One To Tell You This, But You’ve Got To Give Up Some Fun Things For A Short Time To Be One Of The Few That Actually Gets To Live Their Dream Lifestyle For A Long Time

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Who else wants in? If you want to live the life of your dreams, you have got to give up some fun things… but let me tell you this… it will absolutely be worth it in the long run.

If you go out every weekend, watch 3 hours of tv a night, hit happy hour every night, spend Saturdays and Sundays watching football all weekend long, sleep in til noon, or play 3 rounds of golf a week, I suggest you take a long look in the mirror and decide what is important to you.

Maybe you can do these things now, but you are putting them on your credit card, or don’t have any money saved, or you don’t have any assets that actually pay you while you are doing the fun things.

I will tell you this…

There is nothing funner than to get an email, while you are having fun, that someone just purchased something from you.

The choice is yours.

But, I can tell you this with absolute certainty…

If you really want something bad enough, give up of your fun things, and watch how much you get accomplished.

And… the best part is that you can giggle when you are taking your month long vacation:)

6) You Have To Be Willing To Roll Up Your Sleeves Right Now

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If you haven’t figured this out my now, you may never will. YOU have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and do the “un-glamorous” things. It may not seem very fun to be working on your business on a Friday night in a coffee shop and people are out partying, but this is the stuff you have to be willing to do. You have to be willing to do what others won’t do to have what others will never have or experience.

I can’t be more blunt…

You get out what you put in

nothing more and nothing less.

7) YOU Have To Work Hard Even When You Come Up Short Or Lose – No Matter How Many Times You Do So

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Some of the most important lessons YOU will ever learn are learned when you fail, lose or come up short. The important things are that you learn from these experiences, don’t dwell on the, and don’t make the same mistakes over and over again. That is called insanity. Getting back up when you fall down and being the most stubborn is called being successful.

Keep getting up no matter how many times it takes and you will be awarded.

8) If Your Why Doesn’t Get YOU Fired Up, It’s Not Big Enough

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If the reason or reasons you are doing things are not exciting enough, or don’t get you fired up enough, they are not big enough. Let me put it like this…

You have to imagine yourself running with a carrot just out of reach from you… and you want that carrot.

What’s your carrot? What can you dangle in front of yourself to make you run faster, reach farther, and do things you never thought you could?

Your “Why” should cause a burning desire in you that you’ve never felt before. It should be the fuel that takes you to where you want to go.

Bottom Line, It Won’t Work Until You Do…

is a motto I live by and so should you. I get a lot of ideas that come in to my head, and only the ones that fire me up are the ones I pursue. It serves as a filter. The motto filters the ideas that are only thoughts and weeds them out – a huge time saver.

Curious About What Would Happen If YOU Unleash Your Best Life?

Go to UnleashYourBestLife.com for the answers you’ve been looking for.


To Working Hard And Getting What You Want,

John Ontal – Creator of Unleash Your Best Life


P.S. – Leave your thoughts, comments, and questions below, I look forward to hearing from you.

About John Ontal

I love what i do! I’ve helped businesses generate over $100,000,000 dollars through coaching, mentoring, marketing, and building their online presence, Founder of The Academy of Online Marketing ( an accelerated learning platform that students use to master online marketing in record time, President at NicheMarketMedia.net – a digital agency that continues to get clients massive results since 2008.


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