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How to be a professional loser

What you will get: Guidelines on how to be a professional loser


Would you like to know how to be a professional loser?


Well, as I’ve been studying what makes people successful and happy for most of my working life, I have also discovered that there is a set of qualities that will make sure you don’t succeed and find happiness.


So here’s my professional loser checklist …


Play the game of life to survive.
So try to cope, make the best out of things and always be on the defensive, just trying to survive.


Have a lack of purpose.
People without purpose are sure to lack motivation and end up losing.


Don’t get to know your values.
After all, your values are only “those things that matter most to you in your life.” So if you want to make sure you’re a loser, ignore your values.


Play safe.
Never take a risk. Never go outside your comfort zone. Never try out new things. Then you are sure to lose.


Be afraid of failure.
People who succeed are never afraid of failure. So if you want to be a loser, make sure your fear of failure always holds you back.


Don’t have any perspective.
So make sure you allow those small, insignificant daily niggles to take over your emotions and rule your life with negative emotions. And always fail to gain perspective in situations.


Be a victim.
Why would you want to take responsibility for your life when you can just sit back and blame others for everything bad that happens to you. Being a victim is easy and takes little effort.


Resist change.
Why improve the way you think, feel and behave when you can easily resist change and just stay the same. Forever.


And the best thing…


…about being a professional loser?


It doesn’t take much effort!.


It’s much easier than becoming a shining example of success and happiness!


So, how about the opposite?


Well, just in case you are interested in becoming a professional winner in life, here’s my professional winner checklist…


Play to win.
Play the game of life to win and be on the offensive. Don’t just sit back and try to survive, make sure you thrive.


Have a clear purpose.
Studies show that people with a clear purpose are happier and more successful, so make sure there is a clear meaning behind everything you do.


Get to know your values.
If your actions are values-driven, they will be easier and you will be happier with your chosen goals.


Take a risk.
Nobody ever created the life of their dreams by playing safe. Success means taking calculated risks, whilst holding on to some common sense in the process.


Overcome fear of failure.
Successful people have failed many times in their pursuit of success. But they see failure as a friend and an opportunity for learning. They are not afraid of it, they embrace it.


Don’t be a victim.
Sitting back and blaming others gets you nowhere. Successful people have high levels of personal power and take responsibility for their lives and actions.


Embrace Change.
Change is guaranteed whether you like it or not. So the more you embrace it and develop your flexibility muscle the more you will benefit from the opportunities life presents to you.


So the choice is yours, professional loser or professional winner?


If, like me, you prefer to be a winner in life, then make sure you join me on my free Limbic Leadership MasterClass Webinar on 26 August at 12 midday Central European Time…


It will be my pleasure to share with you some proven tools for becoming a professional winner in life.


See you there.







Steve Neale
“Europe’s Leading Expert on Personal and Professional Growth”


Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High-Performance Leadership

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