TAKE ACTION – You Create Your Own Luck

If you ever hear any of the great entrepreneurs’ number one rule in life, it is to start taking action.

The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing.

Forget all the excuses of how you are too busy or you need to learn more before you start.

The Path to Success is Massive, Determined Action

The best way to learn in life is to test, test and then test some more.

The testing that fails will teach you much more and you will remember never to do that again.

Therefore, in my opinion, I never say anything has failed because my response is “that did not work out exactly how I thought it would, however, I have learnt a lot from that and now have a different angle to go after”.

Therefore every failure you create switches into a success story in your life because the famous saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is so true.

You Are So Lucky

The amount of times each day I hear people say to others ‘You are so lucky’ is scary.

Sometimes the older generation has a mindset that younger people are lucky to live in the digital age.

They’re lucky because they don’t have to work as hard as people did 20 years ago.

They’re lucky because technology gives them everything they need to succeed.

You Create Your Own Luck James Z Dooley

But who’s to say that only people under the age of 30 can access the internet?

Anyone can harness modern technology in any way they want with a smartphone or computer.

Here is the reason why I became a growth marketing guy because allows me to follow my dreams.

“I am so lucky by the way i went against the grain, didn’t buy into a career path that 99.9% of your peers were doing, risked it all learning a skill that isn’t taught in universities, learned how to scale a business without actually going to business school, and then working 7 days a week dealing with ups and downs of a multi-billion dollar algorithm.”

My mentality to this is another famous quote “You can’t win the raffle if you don’t buy a ticket”. 

Let’s just say you have a 9am-5pm job, ask yourself this – What are you doing between the hours of 6pm-2am to enter more raffles (I am using raffles in comparison to work)?

If someone is grafting between these hours to get themselves the chances to win more raffles then how is this luck?

Is it not that these so-called ‘lucky’ people are going the extra mile and taking massive, determined action?

Improve, Develop, Adapt, Be The Best

If anyone follows football then you must have heard of Cristiano Ronaldo?

He has been voted the best in the world several times winning the Ballon d’Or award.

However, he is a prime example of improving, develop, adapt, be the best because he is still the first player to get on the training ground and the last one to leave.

He still to this day wants to keep improving and developing his skills to remain the best.

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This takes a lot of hard work and graft put in today for tomorrow to reap the rewards.

Start taking action and constantly strive to be the best you can be.

Times change and people have to adopt new strategies, ideas and develop with the times.

Do not rest on your laurels and think the world owes you something because while your competitors are taking action you will be losing.

How Do You Greet Monday Mornings?

Many people greet Monday mornings with a negative attitude. but why?

If any of you have read the book called ‘The Secret’ you will realise all these negative thoughts is attracting negativity into your life.

You are choosing not to be positive in your thoughts and are wasting your life with doing so.

Wake up with a smile and ambition to develop your skills, adapt in the current marketplace, improve your inner self and become a better person.

I have learnt many life lessons from being able to greet my thoughts with positivity.

Watch this video which shows how many UK people approach a Monday morning:

Can you now start to make a conscious effort in your life to improve your Monday mornings?

Yes, we all get stuck in traffic, have our bad days and get frustrated when a job might not work out. But that is life. Deal with it.

Stop getting on your high horse thinking the whole world is against you. It is about finding your flow mindset where you are in the best state of mind to grow and develop.

Top 20 Life TAKE ACTION Quotes

Here is a top 20 list of life quotes. There are so many to choose from but I (James Z Dooley) have selected the ones I feel are best connected to this article about taking massive, determined action:

  1. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
  2. Action is the foundational key to all success.
  3. Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
  4. The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.
  5. The harder you work the luckier you get.
  6. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
  7. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
  8. You didn’t come this far to only come this far.
  9. Without continual growth and progress, achievement and success have no meaning.
  10. Success doesn’t happen to you, it happens because of you.
  12. To make an omelette you have to break some eggs.
  13. Massive action equals massive results, no guts no glory.
  14. If my auntie had bollocks she’d be my uncle (HAHA had to throw a funny one in there lol).
  15. If you don’t like where you are? Then move!! You’re not a bloody tree.
  16. Winners make it happen. Losers let it happen.
  17. He who dares, WINS.
  18. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
  19. You get what you work for not what you wish for.
  20. The man at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

These 20 quotes above are all absolutely spot on. I will focus on quote #18 which is “Do something today that your future self will thank you for” Because this is so true.

Each night when you go to bed, ask yourself whether you have done something today that your future self will thank you for.

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This could be earning some extra money, completing a big run, doing a huge gym workout, eating really healthy food, testing your brain and learning a load of new tricks and tips.

We all have the same 24 hours in the day to make this happen.

Can You Improve Your Life Goals?

Any of my staff reading this will be getting annoyed when I post this video from Gary Vaynerchuk.

But this is because I play his videos in the office on a regular basis.

Watch this video about life goals and see that it does not matter what age, gender or religion you are. You as an individual can adapt and grow in the age of the digital era:

Do You Need to Change Your Attitude?

Some people believe that they are unable to achieve as much as others because they don’t have the same talents.

They think that you need to be a young person who’s an expert in using technology or have a degree in business. But that’s not the case.

It doesn’t take any talent to have a positive attitude or a good work ethic. You don’t need any special education to be passionate about what you do or to go the extra mile. Anyone can do these things and work hard to achieve their own success.

Improve your skills and knowledge today by being active and learning what you need to know to succeed.

Engage in Deliberate Practice

If you want to learn a new skill and become good at it, you need to make sure you practice on a regular basis.

However, it’s not always the amount of practice you do that gets the best results, but rather the quality.

Scientists believe that people who have the highest level of expert skills do so because of their expert-level of practice and not because of natural talent.

Many people feel that they are not good enough to do something because they lack talent or innate abilities. You probably admire your favourite athletes and performers and think they are so talented and gifted with natural ability.

This may be the case for some, for example, Michael Phelps is the most successful Olympic swimmer in the world. Although most of his success is down to hard work and rigorous training, Michael Phelps is also genetically gifted with a naturally larger wingspan than the average person. He also produces less lactic acid than the average person, meaning his muscles don’t tire as quickly.

But, not every expert in every field has genetic advantages or natural talents. The majority of people become skilled at something through regular deliberate practice. This consists of doing a structured activity which focuses on improving performance in the desired field.

“If you want to get better at something. Science says this method of deliberate practice will make you exceptional at what you do best. Carry out deliberate practice regularly and it is so true when they say Practice Makes Perfect. Stop making excuses you will start this practice tomorrow.”

The four key components of deliberate practise are:

  • You have to be motivated and push yourself to improve on your performance
  • The task should consider your existing knowledge so you can understand it with brief instructions
  • You should get feedback regarding your performance straight away
  • You need to perform the same tasks repeatedly

Simply repeating the same things over and over won’t get you the progress you want. You need to be doing things which deliberately help to improve your performance.

Engaging in Deliberate Practice

This is the kind of thing which takes years of regular practice, so don’t expect major results after just a few weeks or months.

Becoming an expert at anything takes a long time and a lot of hard work, but the quality of your practice is what matters most.

What is One Bit of Advice You Can Give To Me?

So the reasoning behind this article was this exact question: ‘What is one bit of advice you can give to me?’

People must ask me this every day on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Whatsapp a dozen times.

It usually starts on Facebook with a friend request followed by someone starting up in the SEO niche and want to ask this question.

I simply reply with ‘TAKE ACTION’ but many expect more than that in my response.

There is no magic key to ranking websites or marketing where one click of a button and bang you have the secret formula.

It takes hard graft, grit, perseverance and lots of testing which you can only do if you are taking massive, determined action.

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Tell me what action you have taken in the past month on the comments section below.

Even if you feel that you are ahead of the game look to develop and improve further because around the corner change will happen.

Are you ready to adapt and be the best when this does happen? Prepare yourself and take action today to be ready for development and improvements tomorrow.


Are you working as hard as you can in your career?

Are you working as hard as you can to improve your knowledge every single day?

Are you a typical cunt who feels entitled to a better life – without working hard for it?

Life is too short.

If you want to improve your life then start NOW.

Not tomorrow.


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