6 essentials for success
1. Do the unrequired work that others aren’t willing to do
The overwhelming reason that some people succeed and others don’t is that only a few people are willing to go above and beyond and do more than everyone else. Those who succeed are generally not better, not more talented, not more skilled, not more educated, not more worthy. They simply do more than everyone else. They are more determined, more consistent, more persistent and they don’t stop when they reach a road block. If you want to succeed, you just have to do the unrequired work that others won’t or don’t.
2. Know what’s really important to you and go after that with everything you’ve got
Having complete clarity over who you truly are and what you really want is the one driving factor that will keep you going in the right direction. In order for you to keep making progress you need to know exactly why you’re doing it. You need to know that you are living your true purpose and being your authentic self. You need to be clear about the bigger picture so that you have the drive to keep doing the tough things that you need to do, to get where you want to go. Reasons come first, results come second.
3. Know your strengths, mix that with your passion and solve a problem for people
Life is too short to be wasting time doing anything other than what you are completely passionate about. We all have unique talents and have acquired dozens of skills over our lifetime and when you can maximise your strengths, combine that with what you love doing, and then focus your energies on helping people, you have an amazing recipe for success.
4. Prioritise building relationships with people.
People are your most valuable currency. Always be working towards building better relationships with people all around you. Practice simply talking to people, showing an interest in others and giving more. The easiest thing you can do to get huge return on investment is to simply help someone else.
5. Shift your circle of influence to people who are already doing what you want to do and who are doing things better than you are.
Proximity is power. It’s hard to grow when you are content with the here and now and only hang out with people who are working at the same level as you. When you are surrounded by others performing at a much higher level, their habits, their mindset and their belief systems are contagious. “If you want to become a millionaire, talk to billionaires, you’ll get there quicker” – Joe Geneza
6. Cut your learning curve in half by not only learning from your mistakes but learn from other people’s mistakes also.
One of the best learning experiences you can have is making a mistake and then figuring out how to do it better next time. But you can cut your learning time in half by also learning from mistakes that other people have made and acting accordingly.