I hear all kind of hacks, wake up at 5am, don’t watch shows, curtail your spending, make chai at home, economize, don’t splurge. All this advice is our equivalent of giving up Starbucks and avocado toast.
To that all I have to say is,
80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts.
The real unlock is when you figure out which 20% to focus on.
This is why you can watch Netflix, eat avocado toast and drink Starbucks and still be a millionaire. The ones pitching this advice are just Hacks, ignore them.
The things is, a shitty map is still better than no map, true in life as is for hidden treasures. How you win at this is when you what you want. Thats your map, but before you get on with it:
• Understand what it takes
• Do the work. Day in. Day out
As the song goes:
And the hardest part
Was letting go not taking part
Was the hardest part
When you haven’t done hard things and won at them, you don’t have whats known as the “get shit done muscle”. It’s worse because our un learning abilities suck so back when we haven’t done the hard things, we keep on telling our selves, that things will be the same; they wont change, so we don’t unlearn and we don’t let our muscle develop.Do hard things, regularly. Thats a trick most people don’t tell you. We have a natural tendency to do the easy things first. Best to do the hard ones first.
For your outcomes to get better, find the right rooms. I think Ive shared this in the past, being in a room of people who are just content at the hand they have been dealt is the wrong room most days.
You will become (emotionally, intellectually, commercially) wealthy by learning from wealthy people.Get in the right rooms, easier said than done, no one can help you with this, network, reach out to people, be memorable, get invited, add value to peoples lives, show up, seek advice, people love the sound of their own voice. You will become wealthy when your friends/associates are focused on becoming wealthy. Build the right circle. You are who you surround yourself with. So don’t waste your time with people who don’t have ambition.