Mastering the art of getting more done in less time is the only way to guarantee your continued growth despite life’s circumstances. The core concept to learn with time management starts with your ability to know yourself enough to stick to your own deadline, followed by your ability to know when and how to delegate. Ultimately, learn to never make excuses for not having enough time.
You have to learn that no-one but yourself can ignite or put out the flame within you. The core to self-motivation is to become aware in its purest shape that we are born alone, and die alone, and therefore us and us alone, must decide how badly we want something and what we are willing to do to get it.
When we align our goals to realistic working expectations, we tend to hit more benchmarks as we progress towards those very same goals, enhancing our confidence along the way and re-enforcing our belief in ourselves.
Too many people wait until the very last minute to learn how to start, operate, and fail in business. While you don’t have to re-engineer the way mankind thinks about energy in your 20s, you can still get a taste of business by taking smaller attempts at it by understanding and learning the different components that make up a good versus bad business. The earlier you are exposed to this, the less risky it seems in your 30s, as you will have been exposed to much more.
Try starting with basic selling skills either in person or online, learn how people make purchasing decisions, experience the accounting nightmare it can be, and most importantly, feel the insecurity small business owners have.
If you don’t understand how money works, you can’t learn to make any. We are not referring to stocks here, we are referring to the simple idea of understanding supply and demand, financial markets both domestic and international, but also how credit markets work.
Most of this information is free and available online on over a dozen sites. It’s simple but very critical to your ability to understand how money is made worldwide, and where it is a fit for you to also make some. The most important aspect remains the understanding of supply and demand, which allows you to understand how people make buying decisions and how value is put on goods and services. This intricate aspect of finance can set you very far ahead of others who, even after owning many successful businesses, don’t really get it.