There are just about 1,001 different tips and tricks such that one can easily be confused and maybe result in conflicts, whether internally or externally with others. Perhaps it is time we settle and focus on just 10 of them to see if we can find enlightenment on steps to becoming rich.
1. Build Something Bigger Than Yourself
Most people want success for themselves, not other people. They want to win all the awards, be on the magazines, and earn millions of dollars. Having all of this is fine, but you must select a cause that is bigger than yourself. You need to understand that your purpose is greater than you. This will attract more success, instead of repel it.
A selfless leader will focus on growing others, which in turn will grow themselves. As a hobby, I exercise often by jogging and lifting weights. I find that when I help others exercise, I become stronger and faster than I would if I did it all myself. Helping others takes the same amount of time that it does to help yourself. Those who want to be rich must enrich others first.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. — Ancient Proverb
2. Align Yourself With Experts
Every multimillionaire has a team of experts that gives them strategic advice. While everyone has an opinion, you only want to listen to the best. I see so many people listening to the wrong people, which later leads them to devastating results. Find experts in your industry that dominate and befriend them if you can.
Hiring an executive coach is the greatest way to get to the next level. A friend might say, “You should do more push-ups,” but a coach will show how it makes you stronger, which motivates you to action. Find a paragon who can identify with your needs. Most executive coaches charge anywhere from 10% to 20% of your yearly income, which is often easy to pay if you follow their advice.
3. Create Systems That Leverage
Multimillionaires cannot do it all alone. They have systems and processes that allow them to leverage their gifts and abilities. There's always a better and faster way to get things done. If you create a system of success for yourself, it will eventually serve you. However, it must be your system, not someone else's.
Every day, I have certain habits, devices, and systems that I use to help me operate more efficiently. I used to think that I had to wake up at a certain time to be successful, but I realized that my peak time of productivity is from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. I go to sleep ridiculously late and have found many benefits in doing so. The 5 a.m. wake-up club doesn't work for everyone. You must find a system that works for you.