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Everybody knows about 50 Cent being shot nine times, surviving that and creating a rap empire that thrived for years.  Some even know that he’s the executive producer behind the hit cable series “Power” with Omari Hardwick. But few know about his publishing business, DVD’s, speaking series, etc.  Love him or hate him, 50 Cent has truly transformed himself into a successful brand. Here’s 5 ways that he’s been able to do it in a no-nonsense kind of way.

I. Size Up Your Competition (Including Yourself)

Even if you’re not a competitive person, someone else might be aiming to take what you think is yours. So be frank with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, because someone else might have already sized you up. If you’re a bodybuilder or fitness competitor, the competition is the person you’ll be standing next to on stage. If you’re in a company, it’s those against whom you’ll be vying for a promotion—and so on. Know the competition like you know yourself.

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II. Destroy Your Comfort Zone

So you achieved a goal. Great! Now don’t get too comfortable. The real value of your goal isn’t the goal itself, but rather the internal strength, discipline, and steely resolve you developed in the struggle to get there. Those tools are just begging for a new challenge—and they’ll wither on the vine without one. Whether we’re talking about new business ventures, finishing another part of school, or even entirely new workout plans, change does your body good.

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