Advice can come in many forms. Be it through a conversation, a book or a television show. I’ve gotten some of the best advice from reading books of successful people from different eras. Interestingly enough, they tend to express many of the same principles in their writings. Some of those jewels are definitely worth sharing.
#1 Have a daily routine
We all have habits and our habits shape our lives and our experiences whether we believe so or not. Determining what you want and then marrying your habits to the outcome you desire will exponentially improve your chances of achieving your goals. That’s where a good daily routine comes into play. For instance, if you want to lose 10 lbs. in 2 months you may want to change your early morning routine by getting up one hour earlier than normal to workout. If you want to learn a new skill to put yourself in higher demand at work you may want to make studying a part of your daily routine. It’s been said that it takes 21 days to make a new habit. So, start with one habit each month. You’d be surprised what you can accomplish in 6 months.
#2 Don’t do it for the money
If your main purpose is to make money at your profession, then you are starting with the wrong foot forward. A purpose should come from love and passion that run deeper than money. When things get tough, you’ll need a deep-rooted reason to keep pushing forward as well as passion driving you that makes what you are doing less difficult because you love it. Find out your “Why” and hold that close to your heart. Hell, post it on a wall so you see it every day.
#3 Get a mentor
“If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. – Unknown” I like that quote because it rings true for those of us that strive to continuously grow and widen our circle of influence. Having the right people in your circle will either hinder or help you. Mentors are a huge part of any person’s circle. They are the people we admire and who we most want to emulate in one aspect or another. Mentors come in different forms and appear in different fashions. I have found most of my mentors through podcasts and books I’ve read as well as through public engagements. It’s a valuable exercise to undertake.
#4 Give Back
“For what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. – Winston Churchill” “To whom much is given much is required. Luke 12:48” To be fully prosperous and to continue to thrive we must share what we have to help elevate our communities and the world. To have an aversion to charity or giving back is in line with a mindset of Lack. You will attract what you believe. If you believe you are abundant in life and finances, you will be. If you believe that there isn’t enough to go around, you’ll more than likely stagnate. I believe a human’s ultimate purpose on this planet is to glorify what GOD represents; Love. If you have been blessed with talents, money, etcetera; use what you have to make the world better even if just in your own community. This desperately needs it.