10 ways to succeed online or offline while maintaining the standards you have set are.
1) Place Your Health Before Work
On the assumption that you will need to be at your best for an extended length of time, you will need your batteries fully charged to see out the race. The reality is that most people tend to place health at the bottom of the rung that will ultimately lead to your body and mind rebelling against the strain.
2) Make sure you get a Mentor
Good mentors are very giving with their time and once mutual respect has been established, the relationship will be of tremendous benefit. They will be a counsellor, a motivator, and a guiding force in your career.
3) Refrain from making Casual promises
“I’ll ring you back in 10 min”, I’ll get it done at home tonight for you”. As harmless as they seem, if they are not kept, they are emotional withdrawals that will cause damage.
Why not under promise and over deliver?
Trustworthiness is invaluable to your long term prospects
4) Use 30 min of every day to Think
As Henry Ford once said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is which is probably so few engage in it”.
Most people are so busy doing things that they forget to “think”.
Your fortunes will start from a little seed and developed through your ability to think!
5) Be a Giver
A favourite law of winners is “You get back what you Give”
You have as much chance to become wealthy without giving as you a farmer has to get a good harvest without seeds or water. Forget, “what I can get” and think, “What can I contribute”.. you will be amazed.
6) Associate with the people you want to be like
You will become just like the people you associate with. A wise man once told me that when you retire, your wealth will equal the average of your 5 closest friends? Remember, if you hang with dogs you will end up with fleas!
7) Go from good to great with books
Take time to spend at least 30 minutes a day to read. Keep fuelling the mind with new ideas, new concepts and new ways of thinking. The wisdom shared through books will keep the mind sharp for the challenges ahead.
8) Put time aside to do absolutely nothing
This can be a tough exercise for a lot of people. The working world is hustle and bustle and if you let it, it will consume your every thought. Release the pressure valve, clear the mind and take time for nothing!
9) Make your goals real
In 1952 at Yale University there was some terrific research done.97% of those interviewed did not have their goals written down. After 20 years, it was found that the 3% that did, had all earned more than the ones that didn’t. As Brian Tracey once said, “I know of very few poor people with goals and very few rich people without them”
10) Make Persistence your best friend
Consistent failure is a key ingredient to the success recipe. The reason so many people fall short of their dreams is because they simply give up too early. When you think of giving up, think about Walt Disney who had over 200 rejections from banks before someone took the chance on his vision. If that is not enough, try thinking of a guy by the name of Colonel Sanders who had his recipe turned down over a thousand (1000) times before tasting success!
Peter L Bennett: http://workwithpetebennett.com/