Want to learn how to be more successful?
You’ve come to the right place.
Over the past year I interviewed more than 20 millionaires and asked them the same question:
How did you manage to become successful?
Their answer was always the same:
It all starts with changing your habits
If you want to be more successful, you have to develop new habits that are congruent with the life you want to live instead of the life you’ve been living.
To help you build new powerful habits, I put together 11 tips to follow, starting today.
Being obsessed with the thing you want most is a good thing. It means that you’ve got a reason to live, a mission. So be obsessed with your success, your health, wealth and purpose in life.
Use the first 3, 4 hours of your day to be proactive
“Eat your frog” in the morning. There is an old saying that says:
“If the first thing you do when you wake up each morning is eat a live frog, nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day.”
Brian Tracy has said that your “frog” should be the most difficult task on your things-to-do list, the one you’re most likely to procrastinate on.
So use the first 3, 4 hours of your day working on your important thing. The thing that makes you move forward and that brings you closer to your ultimate goal.
Script your day
Your time is your most valuable asset, you have to protect it. Scripting your day is the best way to do it. When you script your day you know exactly what to focus on at any given time, which leaves no room for time vampires.
Protect every “yes” with 100 no’s
As you work on your dreams and goals, you will come across many opportunities. But you will have to say “no” to most of them because very often they will be only a distraction. Only say “yes” to opportunities that bring you closer to your ultimate goal.
Share your goal with strategic people who support you. Being accountable is great because it leaves you no choice but to keep going. It gives you the boost you need when you feel a little down or experience setbacks.
Take advantage of being under-capitalized
Being under-capitalized is highly beneficial because it forces you to be creative and to solve problems. Because of your lack of financial resources, you become a problem-solver, like every other successful people. If you can’t make money without money, you can’t make money with money.
Learn to prioritize and delegate
You can’t win alone. You need other talented people to succeed. Learn to delegate to people who are able to do things better and faster than you do. Only work strategically on what’s important and prioritize.
Always keep in mind that time is scarce. So live and work as if there’s someone trying to take it away from you.
Hate the idea of retirement
Retirement is dangerous. It’s a slippery slope. First you stop working then you start losing your hunger and the next thing you now, you’ve completely lost your momentum and get disconnected from the market. Never retire, always pursue something that’s the only way to get to the top.
Always follow up
Reaching out to new people is great but following up with them is even better. All the money is in the follow up. Build the habits of always following up to get a response.
Stop trying to convert
Stop spending your time and energy trying to convert, instead spend that time reaching out to more people, engaging with them, helping them. You need to think long term in a world where people look for short-term reward. That’s how you differentiate yourself and become more successful.