On the job: On the road to success
Some things that you can do to jump start your success
• Read or listen to something that motivates you every single day. If you don’t read another item on this list, take this to heart. Don’t let a single day go by without providing yourself external motivation.
• Keep a journal of your daily progress and carry it with you wherever you go. Change and progress will happen, but in order to recognise it, you have to record it. An example of a journal entry might be “Started tracking all expenses today, woke up 15 minutes earlier, set goal to read one book a month.”
• Make goals and re-write them every day. Your goals will change, don’t worry about making goals that right now feel unattainable or baseless. The hardest part of making big goals is starting.
• Keep track of every person you meet. If you don’t feel like you will remember their name, write it down, along with details of the conversations you had with them.
• Begin investing a portion of your income today. A great place to start is a high-yield savings account. Do not put off investing until you’ve found the ‘perfect’ investment.
• Begin looking for opportunities to build passive income (money that you don’t have to work for once you’ve done the initial work) and write down or begin working on your ideas. Focus on building assets, not more work for yourself.
• Only sleep as much as you need to. Sleep is obviously important, but don’t use the most important hours of your day dreaming.
• Look for opportunities to serve. If you are willing to help others, others will be more willing to help you.
• Keep track of every penny that you spend or save. Record every transaction in the back of your checkbook, in a spiral notebook or in accounting software.
• Stop being a victim. Focus on what YOU can DO. Stop assigning blame, don’t look for excuses. Take the attitude of ownership. Don’t try to change others, make a decision then take action.