This month we are going to talk about upgrades. But not websites or gadgets. We are going to work one of the most difficult types of upgrades all – personal development. Our focus this time is within. To be more successful, I’ve taken some time to see what successful people are doing. If you are up for a change this upgrade is for you.

Who wouldn’t like to be more successful?! The idea here is to emulate what success people are doing. Sorta the ‘Fake it Til you Make it’ idea.

Pray & Meditate

Often overlooked in people’s quest for success is taking time to pause and talk AND listen to God. This can help relieve stress and improve your focus.

Exercise

We should treat our bodies like we only get the one. Funny thing about exerting physical energy is it can give you back physical and emotional energy. If you take care of your body it will take care of you.

Get Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours. It is easy to skimp on sleep. Don’t sabotage your upgrade.

Read or be Read To

Don’t just read this article. People dedicated to success are dedicated to reading non-fiction books. If you spend some time commuting, you might be a great candidate for audio books. Check out audible.com.

Share your knowledge

What good is knowledge if you don’t share it. Feel free to share the stuff you read about in the section above, but I’m confident you have a lot of knowledge your customers don’t know. If you share it right it will be a win win. Consider teaching a class, creating a video or simply posting an article (like this one).

Volunteer

We’ve all been blessed. What is a passion or gifting you’d like to share? Or simply, what is a need in your community? Don’t wait until the right time, now is the right time to help others.

Socialize

You might think all work and no play might lead to success, but maybe you should take another look at your idea of success. Playing with friends can help recharge your batteries and you might even (hopefully) enjoy yourself.

Watch less TV

All of the others on this list are things we should do. But…. shocker here – most successful people don’t watch a lot of TV.  How many hours are you watching?

Talk with Experts

This article makes a lot of assumptions about what successful people do. Take this to the next level, find some people that are succeeding in areas of your interest. Then jump out of your comfort zone and reach out. LinkedIn is a great place to start, but I encourage you to go old school. Do some research and schedule some meetups. The dinner or coffee investments can have a huge ROI.

Connect with your Family

Last but, not least. This is the reason why we do what we do. Enjoy your family and make sure to give them your best.

Happy Upgrades. You, my friend, are worth it.