A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.
A big part of self-discipline comes from social pressure. This is how people in the military can become very disciplined, particularly in special forces. They don’t want to hold their team back, so they have to do their best.
If you don’t know how, learn how. Use that fancy brain that learned how to walk, talk, and read. It’s still capable of further learning, is it not? Of course it is!
Organizing can be broken down into a step-by-step process that anyone can follow.
Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to avoid dealing with unpleasant truths. But as long as we buy into those excuses, we can never move past them.
When people consider a particular goal, they often worry about the time commitment: ‘If I start a business now, it could take years to make it profitable.’ Such thoughts reveal a total misunderstanding of the nature of time.
When a problem is large or complex and the optimal solution is unclear, here’s how to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path.
None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.
Timeboxing is a simple time management technique you can use to take control of your time.
Keep refreshing your goals in your mind, so you think about them often. Here are some ways to do just that.
If you don’t believe you’ll succeed, then some parts of you will resist your goal, and your progress will be frustratingly slow.
It’s a huge limiting belief to assume that going faster means you’re doing something wrong and creating too much stress.
Some people claim they work well in a high-stress environment. I’m not one of them.
If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.
Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume
If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation, because, business is a social game.
What if you currently live a very comfortable lifestyle and you have a lot of assets? How can you justify running off to do what truly makes you happy if it might put all your current assets at risk?
Everyone is essentially self-employed — and that even if you’re an employee, you should think of yourself as the President of your own personal services corporation.
A lot can change in 20 years. If you had a PC 20 years ago, you probably had a 386 or 486 running MS-DOS 5.0 and possibly Windows 3.0. No smart phones. No iPods or iTunes. No web browsers. No Google or Yahoo. No YouTube. No social media unless you liked BBSing.
It’s true that you don’t need to create a formal business plan in order to start a business. You can kickstart a business very quickly without...