Perfection is unattainable, but if we chase perfection, we catch excellence. Vince Lombardi
Never play the victim. You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you’ll always have control over your response. Learn to defuse negative outbursts and restrain your emotions. Accept things as they are. Then you’ll have the power to change things. Focus on what you can do instead of what’s being done to you. It’s hard enough to make a business, don’t make it worse by assuming the world is working against you.
2. There’s no silver bullet. You can’t depend on shortcuts or connections. Don’t fool yourself into thinking this doesn’t apply to you. Hard work is essential.
3. Confidence is key. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect anybody else to? You must have confidence in yourself and your decisions on a deep level. Confidence is something you can’t fake; people can smell it from a mile away. The trick is accepting that you don’t know everything, but you’re going to give it everything you’ve got. Know that you’re the best person for the job. Be the person you want to become.
“CONFIDENCE IS CONTAGIOUS. SO IS LACK OF CONFIDENCE.” – VINCE LOMBARDI
4. First impressions are permanent. Always put your best foot forward.
5. Don’t wait for permission. Many people will discourage you from taking action on your ideas. Give yourself the okay. Don’t let others dictate your life.
6. Take massive action. Move by trial and error. Don’t stop. Action is progress. Never fall into analysis paralysis. Businesses are built on momentum, so never stop moving forward!
“ACTION IS THE REAL MEASURE OF INTELLIGENCE” – NAPOLEON HILL
7. Take risks. Show me a billionaire that avoids risk, and I’ll show you someone who received an inheritance. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. You almost always have less to lose than you think.
8. The Golden Rule. Treat others as you’d like to be treated.
9. Be dependable. Just showing up and keeping your promises will be enough to beat most.
10. Procrastination kills. Ignoring problems only delays the pain, and usually makes it worse. Don’t defer important decisions or tasks, and focus on first-things-first. There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.
“PROCRASTINATION IS OPPORTUNITY’S ASSASSIN.” – VICTOR KIAM
11. Avoid trading time for money. Stop being a slave to money and make your money work for you. Stop spending money on depreciating goods; spend them on things that have a positive return. Invest in cash flow.
Excerpt from 5 Levels of Entrepreneurship by https://startupbros.com/ Will Mitchell and Kyle Eschenroeder