If you want to be successful, do this first.

In Ray Dalios book his talks about the difference between left brained thinkers and right brained thinkers.  As you might already know, right brained thinkers are considered to be creative people.  And Ray also says that if you put a left brained person with a right brained person they will frustrate each other.

So i would first figure out if you are left brained or right brained and then find a successful person to mentor you or to learn from that is the same type of thinker as you are.

And Tony Robbins has said that 80% of Entrepreneurs are Artistic, then if you are creative you are more likely to be a successful Entrepreneur.  And I think you should spent a lot of time with creative successful people… it will more likely be a good fit and easier and more fun to learn from.


Surround yourself in this

The wise successful people keep saying that it is very important to carefully select the people you associate with, your friends and family.  I have learned to pay careful attention to people and their energy.  Some people just seem to have good or even amazing energy and others the opposite.

I pay very close attention to this now, on a daily basis.  And I have gained some benefit from spending more time with good energy people.  There is a lot to be said about going to events as well, where everyone has good energy, such as personal growth seminars, business events etc.  The energy in the room will no doubt get into you when you are at these events.

Then there is also the advice from the very successful, to read a lot of books.  This I have started to do more and more over the last year.  And it definitely has changed my perspective on a lot of things in life and it has also resulted in different types of conversations with some people I know.  In particular, business owners.  Many times people will communicate about issues they have or are contemplating a decision about a current situation.  Being able to give good advice…based on leadership from the top success leaders in the world is a valuable resource to be knowledgeable about and providing others with that advice is a great thing to do.

Those are some of the benefits of surrounding yourself with books by successful people and watching videos by successful people as well.

Some of the people I have been into lately is Ray Dalio and Jack Ma.  One of the most fascinating things in Ray Dalio’s Principles book is that he says that when you put a left brained person with a right brained person they will frustrate each other.  So much for opposites attract!

As far as business goes I recommend Eban Pagan, Ray Dalio, Jack Ma, Tony Robbins (business mastery is great).  In particular, for the modern vision to technology and how a business is successful with it Eban Pagan and Jack Ma are very good at providing insights about it.  For business principles Tony Robbins and Ray Dalio provide a lot of insight into how principles work in any business.

As Jack Ma says, when he was growing up he would hear certain things from his parents, friends and school then what he heard from Western Tourists in China.

In this world, we are either producers or consumers.   Producers make money and consumers give their money and attention to producers.

Surround yourself with Producers and you will become one too!

Make some good people choices

Sometimes I am a bit of a rebel and like to try and do what is not supposed to work.  This works really well when i do the opposite of what people think I should do…provided those people are the ones with the wrong ideas.

This rule of not listening to negative people has proved itself over and over again.  And it has been a bit of a trap for me as sometimes after reading books from people with the right ideas I have also tested some of the stuff they say by doing the opposite and thinking it was fun…yet it only got me a bad result.  So even though it was kinda fun for me to do it as a test…when it was doing the opposite of the good advice it definitely went wrong.

Once you learn to listen to the good/right ideas and do those…things start to become a lot easier in life.  And when it gets real easy…I have to keep reminding myself that it took a long time to get where it was real easy so I shouldn’t get disillusioned cause so much stuff that was hard before is now a piece of cake.

The bottom line…don’t get high on yourself when you get lots of success and then go back to the old ways that didn’t work (even though it might seem funny).

Keep doing the good and right things then when it gets easy find out what it is you need to learn to get even more even though that seems hard.  I will call it leveling up.