We’re sure you’ve heard of the saying “fake it till you make it.” Many people have applied this saying in different aspects in their lives. We however, don’t want you to fake it, we want you to follow some of these rules and see what happens, instead of pretending and being fake like most entrepreneurs these days.
Choose friends wisely.
It can be hard, but if you want to be successful, you need to re-evaluate friendships that you have. We take a lot from people close to us, so ask yourself if they are helping you to be your best self or if they’re dragging you down. If your goal is to become wealthy, start making friends with people who can help you with that.
Never stop learning.
The world we live in changes all the time. New products, innovations, and technology appear almost every day. And if you want to stay on top of things and be successful, you need to constantly educate yourself about everything that is going on. Books, lectures, videos, and podcasts can help you stay up-to-date.
Keep a planner.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a notebook or an app on your phone. Write down to-do lists, short-term and long-term goals, and even dreams. Write down everything that happens like your daily thoughts and all the ups and downs of your day. Clear out your head so that you have more room for greater thoughts and ideas and you don’t forget anything important.
Talk less, listen more.
This rule is important even if you’re not conversing with a friend. Listening to people’s needs is a crucial point in business, too. Steve Jobs once said, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do, we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” People will always say what they don’t like and what they would like to change. We all know that communication is the key, and listening is a part of it.
Value your time.
Have you ever thought about how much time you actually waste scrolling through social media or binge-watching videos of cute animals? Try cutting down the time you spend in front of a screen and use it to do something that you’ll be thankful for in the future, whether that’s personal development, your health, volunteering or networking.