- Measure, reward and celebrate achievements
2. Reward actions, not traits
3. Geniuses aren’t born (they aren’t special, we can all achieve that level with the right amount of practice and mastery)
4. Welcome criticism, because it’s free and without this feedback, it’s hard to improve, my journal is brutally honest and helps me look back at the problems I was facing.
5. Long term steady growth is more important than speed, we can build a strong wall with solid foundations with long term thinking
6. Never give up, the harder it is, the less competition you have and the more reward
7. Effort is more important than current skills, with the right amount of effort we can learn anything we require
8. Put in serious work and the rewards will come
9. Change the language you use “I will..” “I can..” if you think you can or think you cannot you are right.
10. You didn’t fail you just learnt, failing is the best lesson you can get because you felt it, seen it and believe it, but reading books should reduce our exposure to mistakes. Embrace your failures and move onwards.
11. It takes the same time and effort for smaller deals as well as large deals, aim high and look for that feeling of being scared for confirmation that the deal is big enough.
12. Only seek approval from the people above you that have walked the same path, looking for approval from polite friends will give you false signals
13. Find your why? what’s your purpose and where you want to go
14. Read hundreds of books in your area, you will save vast amounts of money for mistakes that many other people have paid for, mistakes is often a large business expense that you can do without
15. Don’t pretend to be an expert at everything, you won’t get people teaching you, you need to look stupid or dumb sometimes, avoiding it will cost you in lost information or opportunities, you cannot be an expert at everything and get every project 100% successful.
16. There is no finish line, there should always be 1, 5, 10-year goals, there should be goals for after the next goal, the further you plan ahead, the faster you win the race. The beauty of getting old and wise teaches us to plan ahead, be patient and you can overtake people without them even noticing, 1 brick at a time.
17. Take ownership of your mistakes, your attitudes, take the blame for everything you can, the sooner you can start to blame yourself, the faster you can get control back, if one of our staff messes up, we are all to blame because we need to find if our training and processes need to be improved.
18. A challenge is an opportunity, it’s there for you to conquer, whether it’s for ego reasons or purely financial, we need to take it and achieve it, because that’s what high-performance people do.
19. Work on the process, that’s more valuable that the end result, we can repeat that process over and over to achieve more goals.
20. Forget about IQ, mindset, action-taking, ideas can outperform people with just a good IQ, in fact, emotional intelligence alone is good enough if someone isn’t particularly “smart”. I see many successful people that aren’t smart, but they take action over and over again, it’s like throwing mud at the wall until some sticks.
21. Learn how to learn, get courses from udemy, find youtube channels and teach what you learn, this gives you extra thinking time and helps you remember what you have learned.
22. Self-awareness and reflection is the key to personal growth, if you aren’t good in this area, you need some honest friends that can give you balanced feedback. Talk to others about your ideas and progress.
23. The brain is like a muscle, if you are scared of making decisions, start with small ones, get the small wins in first and aim for bigger ones, if you don’t train your mind by practising learning, problem-solving, ideas and decision making, your mind will start making it difficult.
24. There is ALWAYS room to improve, try to disassociate it from negative thoughts if you want to grow to great heights you need to man up and swallow criticism.
25. Face your weaknesses, outsource/delegate that to a business partner or a staff member, go all-in on your strengths.