Success has less to do with hard work and more to do with massive focus on your few best opportunities.
Why resist change when it’s the main source of your growth?
The more you invest in growing and developing your mindset and way of seeing the world, the more everything you touch transforms in a breathtakingly positive way.
Pursuing perfection really does matter (in a world highly accepting of mediocrity).
Spending full days with zero technology to refuel or do important work is a game-changer.
Doing something super-nice for at least one stranger a day gives them a gift and an even larger one to yourself.
Adore your parents. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.
The smartest thing you can do to grow a great company is to first sweat getting A-players only onto your team and then sweat training and developing them so they play their A-game.
Most tv is toxic.
Have the discipline to clean out all the energy-draining people in your life. You really do rise or fall to the level of your associations.
Doing huge dreams we have never done can be frightening. Yet when we push to the edges of our limits, our limits expand.
If you don’t make the time for yourself to get inspired, no one around you will ever be inspired.
Your diet affects your moods. Eat like a superstar.
Talk less. Do more.
Integrity is more valuable than income.
Model Mandela and you’ll find at the end of your life you lived an awesome one.
Learn to love yourself. It’s the great rule for being loving with other people.
When your dominant business focus is to deliver outrageous amounts of value to your customers every time they do business with you, they become fanatical followers who tell the world about what you do.
Money invested in personal development and professional growth generally has a 30X plus return on investment (I went to more high-level seminars and programs than ever before and the ROI made them all free).
Real leaders have the guts to have the hard conversations.
Your environment (your home, your office, the magazines you read etc.) dramatically affects your levels of achievement.
The quality of your practice affects the caliber of your performance.
Reviewing your Big 5 annual goals every morning and working on your plan every day is an exceptionally powerful way to breed unbeatable focus and drive.
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Measure your success via your influence and impact versus only by your income and net worth.
To become successful, first learn how to be happy. Too many think that the route to happiness is to get successful. Untrue.
Getting ultra-fit lifts every other area of your life.
Self-belief is so incredibly important. Because if you don’t believe you can achieve a vision/goal, then you won’t even start to do the work needed to achieve that vision/goal.
Our biggest enemy is our own self-doubt. We really can achieve extraordinary things in our lives. But we sabotage our greatness because of our fear.
Drink more water.
Watch the documentary “Searching for Sugarman”.
Join a mastermind group. It’s just remarkable what being in a room full of people who are smarter than yourself does for your performance.
Related to the above, remember what Dennis Kimbro once said: “If you’re the smartest one of your friends, you need new friends.”
Dopamine is the elite performers best friend. [I really dug deep into the neurobiology of high-achievement in this past year and discovered that this neurotransmitter is the key to motivation…and it is released when we push our envelopes and do things that are difficult].
You rarely go wrong when you trust yourself.
Writing learning down works so much better than typing things down on a computer.
If you try to do it all yourself you get very little done. The most productive people set the dream and then hand it over swiftly to a project manager to execute with precision.
Become one of the rare people who don’t know how to quit (unless it really is time to quit).
Smile. It truly makes a difference to the people around you.
Just because excellent manners are not so common doesn’t mean that excellent manners are not incredibly important.
Always remember that there’s food on your table thanks to the customers you are privileged to serve.
It’s so much better to fail trying than to not even get into the game.
Music just makes life a whole lot better.
You can change the world or you can worry about fitting in but you just can’t do both.
Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and beautiful at the end.
The real key to getting great things done is stop doing so many good things.
Small little details done excellently and consistently stack up into something the world sees as Mastery.
Spend time in nature to renew and refuel.
Less entertainment, more education.
Gratitude is the antidote to misery.
We become happier not by accumulating more things but by creating richer experiences.
Your self-identity is what really determines your income, influence, impact and lifestyle. Retrain that and your bigness comes out to play.
The more you serve, the more joyful you’ll become.
What makes Jay-Z so special is that he works hard at everything he puts his mind to and doesn’t settle for anything less than perfection in anything he does.
His music gives us all something to love and listen to whether we’re sitting in a cubicle or a private jet. His business moves give us inspiration and education.
Jay-Z is simply the G.O.A.T.
Here are the top 10 life lessons that we can all learn from the man, the myth, the legend… Jay-Z:
10. Always Trust Your Instincts
Jay-Z is known for making bold decisions. These decisions don’t come easily for him, but he always trusts his instincts and you can see how far that has led him thus far. His instincts have brought him from the Marcy Housing Projects in Brooklyn to a yacht in St. Tropez.
9. Business Comes First
As Hov famously said: “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business… man.” These are words we can all live by. Always strive for more and work hard and it will bring you the rewards and pleasures you are seeking. Jay-Z has a net worth of over $500 million dollars. He went from being a rapper to a business mogul who raps on the side.
8. Master Your Craft
Jay-Z is often referred to as the greatest of all time when it comes to the rap game. He has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and has won 17 Grammy’s. He chose something to focus on and put all of his energy into it and it paid off for him.
7. Surround Yourself With Greatness
You don’t see Jay-Z hanging out with low lives and drug addicts… you see him with people that are either going far in life or have already reached that point. It is a known fact that surrounding yourself with successful, smart people will help you become more successful and smart. Don’t hesitate when it comes to being social because making friends and connections is essential to becoming wealthy and powerful.
6. Love The Right Woman
Jay-Z found an amazing woman in Beyoncé and he knew that it would be in his best interest to make the relationship work. Not only is she beautiful and successful, but he can relate to her in plenty of ways, which makes the relationship a lot stronger. Never think a woman will always bring you down because that is not the case. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are the most famous power couple in the world and together they have a net worth of over a billion dollars.
5. Help Others Grow
Helping other people flourish is something that we should all do and something that Jay-Z does well. Jay-Z has discovered many famous people including Rihanna and Kanye West who have gone on to become worldwide superstars. What’s different about him is that he was willing to give them a chance and he saw potential in them. If you see potential in someone, give them a chance… it can help you in the future.
4. Have A Mentor
Jay-Z knew that he couldn’t get to the top by himself. Any intelligent man knows that in order to eventually become the teacher, you have to first be the student. Jay-Z made sure that he was learning from the best. The late Notorious B.I.G. was Jay-Z’s biggest inspiration and his mentor in the rap game and it has been reflected in his music throughout his career.
3. Put The Beef Aside
Jay-Z famously feuded with other rapping great Nas back in the day and it went on for a while with absolutely nothing good coming from it. Jay-Z matured during this time and finally realized that having beef with someone is simply not worth it. Fighting only brings bad energy and negative press to you. Jay-Z chose, wisely, to settle the beef with Nas and now they have been great friends for years. He has never made the rookie mistake of getting into another major fight.
2. Dress Well
“Never dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want.” This is a quote that Jay-Z lives by and you all should too. Dressing well not only improves your self-esteem, but it also makes people take you more seriously. Next time your thinking of wearing your Abercrombie & Fitch sweatpants outside of the house, please reconsider.
1. Be Innovative
Jay-Z is always thinking of things to do that nobody has done before. That is what it means to be an innovator. He recently opened up Roc Nation Sports and is already getting big name athletes from many different sports to leave their agents to come to his agency.
Hov also recently teamed up with Samsung for a $20 million dollar deal and together they released a commercial during the NBA Finals on Sunday night (6/16) to announce to the world his new upcoming albumMagna Carta Holy Grail that drops on July 4th.
Firstly, I am by no means an expert or formally educated in diet and nutrition. I am however very familiar with diets, food fads, ethically motivated nutrition and every “it” diet and cleanse out there. I still struggle with whats best for my body and what works for me. I read books, test out all…