If you know me at all, you know I love to talk about the things people can do to become rich. But the thing is that talking about the things you SHOULD do doesn't always cover the things that you SHOULDN'T do. I've been an entrepreneur for a long time, and I've seen a lot of people build (and lose) wealth during that time. Just like there's a pattern in what successful people do, there's a pattern I see in people who are struggling to become successful in building wealth.
To better yourself, it’s good to listen to the masters. Because of this, I’ve put together a list of 25 personal development quotes that'll help you to not only succeed in business, but in life overall. There is a LOT of wisdom in these quotes, so feel free to write them down, share them and look at them whenever you need an extra boost.
I am a HUGE fan of live events and in-person networking. Believe it or not, attending live events and leveraging in-person networking, not the actual products that I create, are what has really made me most of my money. I don't care if you're in Paris or small-town India, there are ALWAYS places you can go to meet up with other people who are interested in the same things you're interested in.
Here’s a BIG myth that needs to be busted… Starting a business costs a lot of money. That just isn’t true anymore. Starting a business does NOT have to cost a lot of money. Not these days. Yet people …
While being hard on yourself as an entrepreneur can be a good thing, there’s a point where this drive gets out of hand. As an entrepreneur, you need to learn to recognize the signs that things aren’t going well and that you need to make some changes. And I’m actually the perfect example of this.
I see a lot of people on social media talking about “hustling hard.” Actually, it's all I see. But this isn’t always the best way to do things. Now, don’t get me wrong—I believe in hustling. I think hustle is extremely important when it comes to achieving your goals and building your business. At the same time, I prefer hustling smarter, not harder because you actually work less and get more done.
All six of my businesses are in different niches and have different target markets, but these five key elements have helped me succeed in all of the ventures. Million-dollar businesses and even billion dollar businesses are using these keys to reach new levels of success, and some of them might even scare you a little bit if you’re just starting out.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…” Because we’ve heard it so many times, a lot of us have fallen into the trap of believing it for ourselves. You may believe that you’re too old to develop and grow. After all, you’re stuck in your ways and you’re too old to learn…right? WRONG.
Of all the things I do in my life, there’s one skill I have that’s significantly more important than anything else: the ability to learn new things and to learn them fast. When people see everything I learn (and have to learn), they think there must be something different about me. But that just isn't the case. I'm not some sort of genius; I just know how to approach learning in a way that allows me to get things done fast.
The mistake a lot of people make is that they stop deliberate and intentional learning after they finish school. Whether it’s high school, college, graduate school or even a Ph. D program, many people feel like they’ve learned enough to accomplish all of their goals or they get away from their learning schedule a little bit once they lose that structure that school provides. That’s why—if you want to learn more in a much more efficient way—you need to create what our Lead Transformation Coach Jeremy Bellotti calls a Quarterly Curriculum of Mastery.