56 – What are the three key factors for success?


People often ask me “What are the secrets to success?”  It’s an interesting question for there are so many answers. As you know, we interview an industry leader at our monthly Breakfast at The Next Level from February to December each year. If I reflect on the many industry leaders we have had over the last 10 years I’d have to say that there are three secrets you must absolutely do to succeed. Yes there are many others, however these are a MUST not a should do.

First and foremost, who you hang around with is who you become. Yes that’s right. Peer group is one of the most powerful (subconscious) forces that help one to succeed. There is a valid wisdom that goes like this “If you want to fly like an eagle, do not hang around with turkeys”. Whilst I believe that all human beings are created equal and are equally important, I also know that when I hang around with someone who is good at a particular vocation or skill, I tend to pick up these qualities with time and learn to think similarly. If you want to be healthy, hang around with people who focus and talk about eating healthy, keeping fit, and looking after their body and mind. If you want to make lots of money, be in the company of people who manufacture their own money whenever they want.

Secondly, you must set and monitor goals. High achievers set goals and review them daily. They are obsessed with their goals. Goals help you stretch, grow and become a better person. I love setting and achieving goals and find the process exhilarating. Setting and manifesting goals is the creation of something in the invisible (thought) and bringing into the visible (matter).

Thirdly, this is a hard one as there are so many to choose from, I’d have to say, execution. Get into the action habit, have a go, take a crack at it and don’t sit around waiting for success. The person who sets a goal, plans, and takes action is the person who succeeds. Get a coach to hold you accountable, I am a big believer in having a coach to help you achieve your goals, and measure yourself daily. What you measure, you manage. If you are not measuring your performance, then you are not managing. Only high performers get to the top in any aspect of life, so decide if you will be one of those people. There is lots of room at the top – in fact, it is lonely at the top! There is plenty of room for more leaders.

So , they are the three key factors to becoming successful with anything you desire or want to do.

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Live with passion, stay on your life purpose, and always be at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.   Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Best wishes to you as you live a life of passion, purpose and peace as an open minded progressive human being.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.