1. Good Habits
Being successful, whether personal or business requires good habits. It
is just like trying to do well in school. You have to have good study
habits in order to do well on tests. It is the same for the business
world. You need to do your “homework.” Read the newspaper, scout
out opportunities, and take time each day to dedicate specifically to your
2. Be Open to Improvement
Sometimes, people get into the habit of thinking they have the answers
needed. You need to accept that you do not have all the answers and
more importantly, be open to recommendations from other people.
That does not mean you have to agree or even follow those
suggestions, but it does mean to listen. You never know when someone
will have an idea that will make things easier and more functional,
ultimately helping you arrive at your goal more efficiently.
3. Take Notes
How many times have you had an idea either through a dream, while
doing the dishes, or sitting at your desk, and have thought that as soon
as you have time, you will make a note of it. When that free time rolls
around, you have forgotten some or all of that great idea. Keep a
journal or notepad handy at all times. When you have an idea, write it
4. Take care of Yourself
Being successful means taking care of you, both physically and
emotionally. You will need to have energy, focus, and rest. In turn, this
will help you concentrate and put in the hours required to be successful.
Without taking proper care of yourself, you will end up struggling and
your business could feel the effects.
5. Take Good Notes
Whether you are at a seminar, a casual meeting, or notice something
special in the news, take good, comprehensive notes. This is not always
a natural skill but something that has to be acquired. You want to pay
attention to the emphasis being made capture it. Even if there are
materials being handed out, if there is something that you feel you
should capture separately, do it. Good notes will help you learn better
and provide additional reference points.
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