How to get on to the journey of successful lifestyle?
For the past two years, I’ve been around a lot of successful people, most of them entrepreneurs. Watching how they do business, how they interact with one another, has taught me many unspoken truths as I make my own way in the world. These life lessons are ingrained in their psyche, but to the casual observer, they may not be so obvious. It got me to wondering what they would say if asked how they became successful. How did they do it? What advice would they have for the novice businessman (or woman)?
To paraphrase Warren Buffet, one of the most successful businessmen in America, the distinction between those who succeed and those that don’t, is that those who do succeed have said “no” to almost everything.
Don’t believe me? Well, they do. Saying no to things that will only serve to distract you and detract from your main goal is what makes these men and women the business tycoons that they are. Having too much on your plate can take time away from what you should really be working on, such as skills you want to improve or good business habits that take time to form. Keep a close eye on what successful people are doing, and apply those business habits to your own life, then put your own spin on it.
Time is also an important factor in getting to know yourself and what you really want in life. Knowing who you are and where you want to go is essential to being a successful entrepreneur. No one likes an indecisive person who changes their mind halfway through whatever they’re doing, and if you do this with business deals, you could end up ruining your whole career. Luck isn’t a magical tool that you can whip out and miraculously find success with. As the old adage goes, “Fortune favors the bold.”
Certain personalities tend to hit it big more than others. Those with an intuitive mind that go with their gut instinct and take chances are the ones who are going to make it. Grit and perseverance go a long way, and you’ll need both to find success in your entrepreneurship. Failure can happen to anyone, but it’s how you deal with it that makes the difference. French economist Jean Monnet once said: “I regard every defeat as a victory.” Wise words from a wise man.
It’s also wise to realize that you are not an island; no successful entrepreneur ever did it all on their own. Only with the aid of a mentor and a hardworking team can you achieve the kind of success you want and need as an entrepreneur. Finding your very own Yoda or Mr. Miyagi can be a challenge, but it’s worth it to know you won’t be going it alone. Having someone to hold you accountable and help you find what successful principles you can apply to your business is what will ultimately let you achieve your goals.
So take a look at what others have done. Use the time-tested recipe of copy, paste, edit and apply. Copy what successful people have done, paste it into your own life, edit and improvise your own ideas, and you just apply it and repeat as necessary. It’s the formula that never fails.