Fitness celebrity, author and entrepreneur Tiff Hall explains every principle that made her a huge success.
These 3 Things Are Crucial To Succeed In Any Area Of Life – Tiff Hall on YouTube:
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Interview By: Indie Creative Agency
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.
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.