If you look around, do you see people operate with a sense of urgency? Do they seem hungry to win; passionate about what they are doing? It can be hard to tell. Some of us might not show it. It’s easy to be influenced by others and what they’re doing.
For example, we see someone excitedly share their verdict on Twitter of the new Netflix show that the person has been binging on all weekend. Or scrolling through your Instagram feed with an endless conveyor belt of gooey videos that pull our emotions.
We smile and let out a sigh of relief. Others we know are chilling. They are doing things, but they are not working. That means all is ok right? We can do the same. 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘇𝗲𝗻, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗻𝗼 𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆.
We’re nudged by what we see and feel in our environment. We see the lack of urgency, and it informs our own behaviour. We have nagging bills, a fuzziness about our future, and a humming, underlying stress we can’t put into words.
The comforts around us make us seem wealthier and better off than we are. The reality is that we entered into a period of economic uncertainty and a massive decline. But we do need to put ourselves in a better, stronger position.
The strength of a financial buffer or safety net; the ability to make money, faster, and the skills to do so. We need to know how to sell ourselves and stand out from the masses. We need to make more, save more and invest more. We need to be able to support and nourish our families.
This means we gain as much of an advantage in our ability to produce, learn, and tighten our skills. Right now. Today.
𝙒𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙤𝙬𝙣 ‘𝙪𝙣𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚.’
𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜:
𝟭. 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗯𝗶𝗴, 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀
If we’re to make big leaps, and do what is necessary to get there, we need to go further than merely setting goals or targets. We need to make promises to ourselves that excite us and force our accountability.
We need to have objectives and commitments that simply must happen. This comes out of a promise to ourselves and anyone else holding us accountable. This applies to our daily activities as well as big goals.
Make yourself the promise that you will earn a specific amount of money in a 30 day period by a particular date. Now double that amount in half the time.
Promise yourself that you will record and share a video every day.
Getting your name out there has tremendous significance. No one can pay you if they don’t know who you are.
Make getting out of bed every day before 6am your moral duty, not merely a one-off job well done.
Make major, exciting promises to yourself, and do what it takes to make them real.
𝟮. 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆
The average Londoner works 38 hours per week. Elon Musk works 100 and often more.
We’re not saying work like Elon, but be aware of how many hours are left on the table when you act like the general population.
You must view every minute as sacred.
Taking breaks is important. But when we want an unfair advantage, it’s worth pushing back on the socially-programmed idea that we must rest over an entire weekend. Weekends are for when you are secure; when you have enough in the bank, not now.
If you are sleeping each night enough, you don’t need the full weekend off. A half-day or so — maybe.
Notice how, on those days when you get out of bed late and act with a nonchalance, your energy-levels match that behaviour?
For most of us, the more you move, given adequate sleep, the more energy you create for yourself. So get active. Move with a fluid, quick urgency, and see your productivity explode.
𝟯. 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆
The more the better. Reach out to ten people a day or more. Use Wishu to connect and talk to like-minded people, companies. I know, it might be difficult at first. But it’s a skill to develop and, over time you will start to enjoy it.
These are the sorts of numbers of people we need to be connecting with at the very least, one-to-one, to bring in opportunities for paid work, if we are in business for ourselves.
“𝗜𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺.” ~𝗞𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘇𝗶
Big companies have entire sales and ‘biz dev’ teams to develop their networks and work with people towards landing deals and creating opportunities.
If you don’t have a team, what are you doing to build, introduce, and nurture your network, your leads, and prospective clients?
Are you regularly talking to them?
Daily connecting is vital for the rest of us too.
We all need to befriend an ever-growing network of valuable people:
People who have influence over large audiences who can connect us to those audiences.
People who have reached where we want to go, who can tell us how to do it quickly.
Potential customers, collaborators, and clients.
Do what few others do. Grow a valuable and robust network.
Continual, one-to-one connecting will give you an advantage like little else.
𝟰. 𝗗𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝘆
“𝗗𝗼 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂.” ~𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘁
In other words, take more courage doing what matters. If it seems frightening to you, you’re on the right track.
Do more of the things that will benefit you that you and others think they dislike.
‘𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐.’
Because most people don’t like to do things that are uncomfortable, you will gain an advantage by merely doing things that others don’t want to do.
This is how you will gain an unfair advantage, and it is how you will succeed.
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