Earning more money is everyone’s dream. It empowers you and gives you power. It boosts your confidence and helps you spend on anything and everything that you want to. Being a billionaire is a farfetched dream that requires extraordinary determination, zeal, and effort. Billionaires are billionaires because they all follow a set of unique perspectives, or principles, that help them persevere where others find challenges.
Here are some motivational tricks to learn from self-made billionaires, who started from scratch and have reached the epitome of success.
If you cannot dream it, you won’t believe it. And if you cannot believe it you obviously won’t achieve it. In the words of Richard Branson, “Dreaming is one of humanity’s greatest gifts; it champions aspiration, spurs innovation, leads to change, and propels the world forward.” He adds, “In a world without dreams there would be no art, no adventure, no moon landing, no female CEOs, and no civil rights. What a half-lived and tragic existence we would have.” So dream big, believe in your ability to conquer your dreams and work with full effort.
Lay out a clear path for yourself, have a sense of direction.
And do not be afraid to take risks. Be willing to think out of the box, don’t give up when people tell you that there are faults in your dreams, that you aren’t good enough. Push harder until you reach where you want to be.
Love each part of the journey, even the obstacles.
If you don’t enjoy the journey, don’t value the obstacles, your victory will not be as sweet. And do not be afraid to make mistakes. It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable. Overcome your fears and give it your all.
Strive to be the best version of yourself!
Elon Musk has an advice to his readers “Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” Identify the ideal work for you and then get paid well for doing it. You must then strive to move into the top 10% in your field and be paid more than ever before.
Build good relationships.
Dedicate yourself to people
this includes customers and investors, but especially employees and your close teams. Be a good mentor to them and a confidant when they need you. You must cultivate fantastic professional relationships so that the people around you can rely on you when they need it most.
Focus on your decision making process.
Be solution oriented in your approach. Find out what people need and create an appropriate solution that will add value to their lives. Make quality decisions based on a blend of data and narrative. Why? Because real value lies in dual perspectives—one rooted in numbers and the other rooted in people. Hence, you need to have a strong hold on both.
Lastly, build a solid reputation.
Shoddy work will get you nowhere, especially not near being a billionaire anytime soon. Give yourself the winning edge in everything you do; let your work speak for itself. Become a complete expert in your field and you will be well on your way to becoming a billionaire.
So work, grind, party and repeat. Wish you luck in all your endeavors!