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These 3 Things Are Crucial To Succeed In Any Area Of Life – Tiff Hall

These 3 Things Are Crucial To Succeed In Any Area Of Life – Tiff Hall

Fitness celebrity, author and entrepreneur Tiff Hall explains every principle that made her a huge success.

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The three tenets that I think you need to be successful…. number one is passion.


If you haven’t got passion, then when times get tough, you’re going to give up.

You have to be doing the thing that makes you excited when you wake up first thing in the morning and it’s the last thing you thinking about before you go to bed.

A lot of people talk about work life balance, but for me, I don’t believe in it because your passion should be part of your life. It should be running through your veins and it should be something that gets your heart racing. And if you have that passion, when times get tough, when you set challenges, when you see competition rise, when you, have financial setbacks or perhaps, issues within your team, then, you can keep going. Always remind yourself of your mission and the meaning that it has for you.

The more meaning you can give to your goal and to your business, then the more you stick at it, when times get tough, because times will get tough. And a lot of us need to fail to be good at business and to be great entrepreneurs and failure doesn’t mean failure. Failure just means a lesson learned, right? And you’ve got to make those mistakes to learn and to get better and to grow. Nothing is going to happen in your comfort zone.


The next is grit. I think grit is so important. Keep going. A lot of it is a grind. I think 80% of it is a grind and a lot of people in my work see me on tv or doing a video or doing something glamorous that is 2% of what I do. My work is a real grind too. I record up to 50 fitness, workout videos a day.

I sweat my muscles ache, I get tired. It’s hard work. So every element of what you’re wanting to go after it, we’ll have grind in it and you have to be ready to go and just grit your teeth and get through it. And eventually that grind will get easier as you find efficiencies cut down time and to make it more effective, but the grind exists accept it and go for it.


Lastly, support. I think for anyone to be successful, you need support. You need a good support network at home and you need to find people in your industry to support you. Be that networking with other people in your industry, finding mentors, shadowing people who are more experienced than you. If you’re in a position to hire people and have a great team of people and a support network within your business, do that. But teamwork does make the dream work and you do need to find that team in a way that will really support you to get you to your goal.


Look, a lot of people always say, oh, she’s an overnight success. All of a sudden you your publishing books or you’re on television or you have a successful business, but behind every overnight success is 10, 20 years of hard work and especially these days with social media, it’s very easy for people to compare themselves to look at other people’s lives and think, wow, all of a sudden they’re a huge success because they have a lot of followers or a lot of engagement, but it takes years to build businesses, to build brands and to build reputation, and I think that these days the words brand and reputation gets all muddied up.

I think it’s very important that you focus on building a strong reputation through having experience.

There are a lot of people now on instagram with a lot of followers who haven’t had the grassroots experience and they don’t have the years of experience and qualifications. So I think, anyone can get qualified, but it’s experienced that counts.

You can’t fake that. You can’t fake experience. They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in a skill, but I think it’s more than that. I think it’s 30,000 hours.

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It’s difficult if you’re working hard in something that you’re not seeing the results, then my advice to you is keep working hard.

Don’t expect to see results in months. Expect years, be patient and as you’re going along the path towards your goal, keep thinking, how else can I get experience and get more qualified?

Just always trying to up-skill, that will dominate your competition and you just have to be patient because I know for myself, it has taken years and years and years to start my own business. I only launched my own business two years ago. So that was after, you know, 20 years in the industry and myself thinking, when is this going to happen? When will I find the right people to support me and to work with how will I, you know, financially do it. All these things come together, but it does take time. And the one thing that you have control of in this process is getting as much experience as you can and becoming as qualified in that area as you can be.


I don’t believe that work life balance is achievable. If you are an entrepreneur, if you are running your own business, then your business has to become part of your life. And for me it is. It doesn’t mean that I’m less of a mother or a wife or you know, it just means that I’m incredibly passionate about what I do. And I’ve found a way to integrate that into my life, so that means I take my son to work with me at the moment and we’re making it work. But I have such a drive with my business and such a passion for my members, for the people in their living rooms, doing my workouts and making changes. They are so brave and courageous and I honor that every day. It means that I am in my facebook community talking to my members all day every day, helping them, coaching them personally, wherever they may be in the world.


I think routine is so important for success. Discipline is so important for success.

I see so many people who are very talented and yet they lack discipline and I’m always so devastated by that. A little bit of discipline goes a long way.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, workout, mindfulness, there’s a routine there if you want to get change and if you want to get results be it, weight loss, putting on muscle, building a business, you know, building your numbers on Instagram even, you need discipline, you need to post regularly, you need to, you need to engage with your followers, you know, all of this comes back to discipline and having that discipline, I was never the smartest kid in the class, but I was the most disciplined and I had the biggest work ethic and that helped me to achieve nearly the highest score possible in my year 12.

So I do believe in, in it. And in year 12 when I did get my result, I thought, wow, discipline work ethic goes a long way and I’m sold, I’m going to, I’m going to work hard, keep discipline because if I can do that in my year 12, I thought I can do anything.


Hard work. Oh, I’m a big believer in work ethic, hard work, discipline, and not relying on luck because what do they say? No lucky is just a moment of opportunity meeting hard work. So the harder you work, the more those opportunities will open for you.


I think work ethic because the brain is plastic, right? Your brain can learn, it can develop. The gray matter is so fascinating. Neuroscience, so fascinating and anyone can learn to be smarter.

Anyone can learn to do anything. But if you don’t have that work ethic, then you’re not going to be successful.

I’m a huge believer in work ethic and discipline. And in drive… for me, I, I wasn’t always the smartest kid. I struggled at school a little bit, but in year 12 I really applied myself and I ended up getting 98.75, five in my end year results… 99 is the highest. So 0.25 and that was hard work and asking questions and reaching out and you know, it wasn’t natural smarts… I could learn and I proved to myself, hey Tiff, You can learn anything and with hard work you’re going to get there.


I’d recommend Tribes by Seth Godin. I think it’s so important, especially now with social media.

A lot of people are trying to attract an audience and I don’t think they really know what they want. They just want fame. Especially instagram. They want followers, but you just see them screaming into the ether without meaning or purpose and they’re attracting what Seth would call a crowd, and I’ve been famous before on when I worked on primetime television for many years I was famous, but I had a crowd, but what Seth talks about is having a tribe, being a true leader, having a tribe of people who really believe in you and you adding value to their lives, and that’s what I want.

I don’t want to have a crowd of people anymore. I want a tribe and I’ve created that through my community at TiffXO. I have a tribe of Ninjas.

It’s so cool and we are all on the same page of self love, self care, looking after ourselves, being fit, being healthy, being the best version of ourselves for ourselves and for our families, and we support each other and I love that. I love that we have a tribe.

Seth also speaks about failure and he talks about failure and says that people aren’t afraid of failure. They’re afraid of criticism and I think that’s really important to remember as you’re building your business, fail, fail a thousand times. It’s great. You learn, you make mistakes, you move on, you grow, and you become stronger for it. but you know, criticism, if you’re scared of criticism, then that’s, that’s dangerous. You have to be able to take criticism and feedback and that’s really important as well in business.

He also talks about belief and that belief is a great business strategy, self-belief. And I back that, I think, believe in yourself and go for it.

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How to Make $400 Million and Create an Epic Life: Ed Mylett

If you don’t know Ed Mylett yet, I promise you will very soon. He’s an ultra-successful entrepreneur and peak performance coach to athletes and entrepreneurs worldwide.

Not to mention, Forbes listed him as a top 50 under 50 with a net worth of around $400 million. Aside from his financial accomplishments, he’s also one of the fittest 40 something’s in the world.

With the slogan, “max out” he is a living example of maxing out every area of his life. His podcast, “#MaxOut With Ed Mylett” has taken off and already inspired millions worldwide. Plus, he just his first book, #MaxOut Your Life: Strategies for Becoming an Elite Performer.”

Despite all the accomplishments, he’s also one of the most genuinely good human beings in the world. Watch any podcast with him and you can tell he cares about helping others more than anything. After being mentored and convinced by Tony Robbins to share his story, Ed is a rising star in the business and personal development world.

Here’s what I’ve learned from the $400 million dollar man after listening to his show and seeing him speak live.

Ed Mylett’s Top Five Lessons To Create An Epic Life

1. Don’t Just Visualize, Touch The Dream

Despite being worth $400 million and having some of the nicest homes in the world, this wasn’t always the case. Ed grew up in a middle-income home and hit rock bottom in his own finances in his early 20’s. He’s said in several interviews he was so broke that he and his newlywed wife had to use the outdoor shower by the pool when the water got turned off.

But as he began to build his fortune he used powerful techniques to help manifest more into his life. Instead of just using a vision board he would physically “touch the dream.” He would take his wife to a fancy restaurant, stay at the Ritz Carlton for a night, and reward himself for reaching his goals.

He said that method primed his mind to believe he was capable of doing these things regularly. 

2. Keep The Promises You Make to Yourself

If you watch Ed speak it’s easy to think the man was born with as much confidence as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. But he’s said multiple times that he’s extremely shy and has to work hard on building self-confidence.

So how did he do it? By keeping the promises he made to himself.

He said when things were bad he knew he could only control certain parts of his life like a morning and evening routine or exercise. So if he said he would make 50 calls or lift for 60 minutes, he would always follow through.

He said that staying consistent helped him trust himself and gain confidence along the way.

3. Raise The Thermostat

It’s no secret that if you want to be successful you have to spend time with successful people. Ed Mylett said that to be successful you have to raise your internal thermostat for success.

Meaning, if you hang out with people that are where you want to be regularly, they will bring you up with them. He sought after people more wealthy, fit, and successful than him. Eventually, over time he was able to raise his own level of success by surrounding himself with mentors and coaches.

4. Understand The Power of Your Mind

Ed Mylett talks in depth about using his mind to achieve his dreams. Mainly, by using your RAS (reticular activation system) to program his mind for success. While this sounds complicated, it really isn’t.

One way he recommends using your RAS is to set the lock screen of your phone with a list of your top five big goals. As the average person opens their phone at least 100+ times per day this is a constant reinforcement of seeing what you’re trying to achieve.

being worth hundreds of millions of dollars he still does this trick today! 

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5. Become Blissfully Dissatisfied

It’s easy to get comfortable and let your foot off the gas when things start going well in life. Ed Mylett combats this with the 80/20 rule.

Ed says to spend 80% of your time living in a state of pure bliss. He spends a majority of his time being grateful for life, family, and what accomplishments. But spends the other 20% in a state of frustration to feel the pain.

He says that this 20% will give you the motivation to succeed and take your life to the next level. Make sure to allocate correctly otherwise you’ll be in too much pain to take action.

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When Things Have to Change: How to Find the Willpower to Achieve Your Goals

“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~Confucius

Do you want to know my biggest fear?

I’ve just come out of the closet, my parents have rejected me, and I am terrified, really, really terrified, because I’m completely alone, and the pain is unbearable.

But it’s not just the rejection that terrifies me—it’s also what happens after that.

With no one to turn to, I find comfort at the bottom of a bag of chips.

Three months and thirty pounds later I’ve yet to leave the confines of my bedroom. I’m wasting away, haunted by dead dreams, dirty dishes, and empty soda cans. The depression is unbearable. I feel like I’ll never be able to turn things around.

I look in the mirror and don’t recognize this person looking back at me. I’ve resigned myself to a life of sadness, solitude, and self-neglect. It feels as though everything is hopeless and I’ll never to amount to anything in life.

Feelings of depression, lack of confidence, and fear of failure drive me to seek comfort with Aunt Jamima instead of with a new diet plan. This vicious cycle of depression and binge eating leads me to a state of paralysis, and obesity. I’ve completely stopped taking care of myself. I feel like I may as well die because my life is over!

Yikes! Dramatic much?

The secret is, not only is this one of my biggest fears, this actually happened!

Spoiler Alert: Eventually, with therapy, I was able to break out of the depression and drop thirty pounds. Equally important, my parents have grown to love and accept my gayness! But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about the five strategies that helped me crawl my way out of the hole and get back to a healthy place, physically and emotionally.

If you’re feeling discouraged and unmotivated to create positive change in your life, these five strategies may help you alleviate your emotional triggers, increase your willpower, and achieve your goals.

Strategy #1: Chunking

Many of us cannot complete the tasks we set out to do because we get overwhelmed thinking of all the work required, which leads to a state of paralysis. Overwhelm is one of my main emotional triggers, and chunking is a great way to alleviate this and follow through with my goals.

Chunking is when you take a large task and break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. With chunking you will find you have increased confidence and willpower and are able to complete more tasks with less stress.

We basically have unlimited willpower (it’s true! See tip #3: Perception), but when presented with a momentous task the brain becomes overwhelmed and says, “ENOUGH! I’M DONE! BRING ME CHIPS!”

When my depression was at its height I had many days where I didn’t feel like going to the gym and hitting the weights. When I was in this negative emotional state, I found my mind focusing on the long, tiring workout I had planned ahead while feelings of inadequacy and not measuring up to my peers came creeping in. It’s exhausting just thinking about it!

It’s called paralysis by analysis—when you’re overthinking something and you get stuck in a place of inaction. During times like this I feel things are hopeless. I plop my ass down on the couch and prepare for a good long Netflix binge, with a side of chips of course! Then comes the uncomfortable feeling of my potential being wasted and my waistline slipping further and further away.

To get over this state of inaction, I use chunking. I focus on the task at hand and think, “What is the next right move for me in this moment?”

I tell myself that I’ll go to the gym and I’ll do just a five-minute workout. If I want to exercise more after that, I have the option to do so. After the first five minutes is complete, I tell myself I’ll do five more minutes. And repeat.

Eventually the resistance to working out subsides, an hour goes by, and the workout is complete! I’m always in a better mood after I leave the gym, and the emotional triggers that were holding me back oftentimes seem insignificant once my workout is complete and I’ve gotten out of the house.

Strategy #2: Confidence

Confidence is the belief you have in yourself to achieve your goals. After coming out to my parents and feeling alone and abandoned, my confidence was basically non-existent. I needed to get my confidence back if I was going to be successful. Approaching a task with confidence will decrease the willpower required to complete said task, and feelings of self-doubt and insecurity will begin to melt away.

How is it possible to increase confidence, you ask? It’s not as hard as you might think! Start by changing the way you frame your goals.

When I wanted to lose thirty pounds, for example, I felt an extreme lack of confidence pursuing such an ambitious goal. Feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt became debilitating. I felt like I was permanently stuck in a place of inaction, never to achieve my goals.

The truth is, the way I was framing my goal was setting me up for failure.

I found success by chunking my goal down into something I felt was easy, manageable, and achievable. I shifted my focus from losing thirty pounds to losing just one pound. One pound is easy to lose, so I felt confident in my ability to achieve this small chunk of my ultimate goal.

I started paying attention to the small wins and milestones. I began tracking my progress with a fitness app on my phone. A Virginia Tech study found that having a visual representation of your progress provides motivation to reach your goals; the easier a goal is to see, the closer it seems.

Tracking your progress is another great way to increase confidence. It also decreases the amount of willpower required to stick to your routine and diet.

With my renewed confidence, a strategically planned diet, and training regime, I achieved my goal weight and lost thirty pounds! Once I truly believed in myself, I was able to accomplish something that I thought was impossible.

Strategy #3: Perception

Perception is everything when it comes to maintaining willpower. It will make or break your chances for success.

A recent study conducted by Stanford University found that if you believe you have unlimited willpower, you will in turn have more willpower than the average person.

This means that when you believe you have a finite supply of willpower, you’re right! When you believe you have an infinite supply of willpower, you’re right about that too!

You create your own reality. The beliefs you hold dictate the world around you. The limitations you put on yourself are the limitations that also hold you back. Create a new narrative for yourself, one in which you are empowered to achieve your goals, and you will transform limitations into strengths.

Remember back when my depression was at its height and I gained thirty pounds in three months? l had lost all respect for myself and my body. I stopped believing I could achieve my goals. Feelings of hopelessness took over. I was sinking deeper and deeper into an intense and painful depression.

Eventually, I began to realize how my perception was limiting my ability to lose weight. If I didn’t believe in myself, how could I expect to achieve anything? Through meditation, and with a lot of support from some amazing friends, I was able to shift my perception from hopeless to hopeful!

With this shift in perspective, and a newfound love for myself, I began to take care of my body properly. The weight began to melt off and I became the success story you see today.

Strategy #4: Identity

Identity shapes the way we view ourselves and what we believe we are capable of, and it dictates our response to emotional triggers.

Are you a smoker? Do you love to jog? Are you a fat, lazy slob who will never amount to anything? These are all examples of the identities we create that can hold us back or lead us to success.

We constantly use our identity to quickly recognize the things we are good at and things we suck at. Did you ever stop to think about how this identity is based out of past experiences—many of which do not even hold true today? These beliefs will hold you back from reaching your full potential if you let them.

When I gained thirty pounds I had allowed myself to take on the identity of victim, and as a result I became disempowered to change my situation. Eventually I learned to shift my identity from disempowered to empowered, by changing the stories I was telling myself.

No longer was I a victim of circumstance. I accepted full responsibility for my situation and let go of the victim identity. Once I chose to stop playing the victim, I directed my energy toward creating the life I’ve dreamed of.

By shifting my identity so that it was aligned with my life goals, I changed the narrative and opened the door for real change in my life. I also decreased the willpower required to achieve my goals and began my journey on the path to success.

So I know you’re thinking, “How the hell do I change my identity!?”

You can start by changing the stories you tell yourself. Flip the script!

I’m reminded of a time when I was trying to quit smoking (for the tenth time). When I had a bad craving I would tell myself things like “I’m not allowed to smoke.” The language I was using—“I’m not allowed”—is of someone who identifies as a smoker. By speaking that way I was creating a sense of deprivation and giving away my power to the identity of being a smoker.

I found that by changing the story from “I am not allowed to smoke” to “I do not smoke” I decreased feelings of deprivation. It also empowered me to create a new identity of someone who does not smoke.

With this new identity, I decreased the amount of willpower required to quit smoking. I became empowered to make the changes necessary to achieve my goal, and I was able to successfully stop smoking with a slight shift of identity. I felt so proud of myself for this one too!

Strategy #5: High-Level Thinking

We essentially have two types of thinking: high-level and low-level.

Low-level thoughts focus on how to complete a task, short-term goals, and execution of plans.

“How am I going to workout today?” is an example of a low level thought.

High-level thoughts focus on why you want to complete a task, and are charged with a sense of meaning and purpose. They help us to find that extra bit of willpower we need to carry us through tough times.

“Why do I want to workout today?” is an example of a high-level thought.

The high-level thought shown above focuses on the motivation behind the goal. It re-enforces the belief that working out is what’s best for me. Thinking in this way reduces the resistance to the task at hand and reduces the amount of willpower required to accomplish goals.

A study by Professor Fujita in 2006 concluded that people who often engage in higher-level thinking have a higher amount of willpower than those who regularly engage in lower-level thinking.

When I was in a full-blown depression I found low-level thoughts were much more common than high-level thoughts. With my focus on logistical things like the endless steps involved in getting in shape, I would feel overwhelm and sink deeper into depression. Just leaving the house to go workout became an arduous task.

Eventually, I changed my focus to why I was going to the gym and connected to my overall goals of being fit and healthy. With less focus on the mundane day-to-day tasks, a lot of the resistance to leaving the house subsided, and I was more frequently able to get my workouts in as planned.

With continued practice I’ve become more mindful of opportunities to choose between high-level and low-level thinking throughout the day. Just this morning I had an insatiable craving for cream in my coffee! I’m currently experimenting with intermittent fasting, and one of my rules is no cream till after 4:00pm.

The struggle got real. I was ready to give in and make that coffee creamy and delicious. I didn’t care how wrong it was because it felt so right!

Suddenly, as I was about to pour the cream, I started thinking at a higher level. I realized this cream would stop me from progressing toward my larger goal of being fit and healthy and inspiring others. After thinking at a higher level, the cream became much less tempting and I was able to put the cream down.

Thanks to higher-level thinking, I found the willpower I needed to not break my fast!


These five strategies—chunking, confidence, perception, identity, and high-level thinking—are all tools to add to your tool box to help you alleviate negative emotional triggers, increase willpower, and ensure you reach your goals.

These techniques have helped me through some very tough times, but they will help you with any goal in life that requires persistence and dedication. Implement these tools in your life today and see how much they help you!

Let me know how this works for you—leave a comment in the comments section below!

About Timothy James

Timothy is a Personal Trainer and Life Coach specializing in building habits to easily achieve weight loss goals. Click here to receive his FREE cheat sheet to increase your willpower and achieve your goals today! Follow him on Instagram here!

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