Some practical life hacks in investing in yourself.
- Download books on kindle and return them within 7 days to get 100% of your money back. Take screenshots of important chapters.
- Go to Barnes n Noble pick a book and sit down and read. Then every 2 hours open up a magazine like Wired/Entrepreneur/Muscle and Fitness and to get inspired.
- If you meet someone important at a Networking event, ask them if they want to get dinner on you since “you’re in the area”. Make it non-needy and casual because these guys probably don’t want fanboys, everyone loves free food.
- Buy a Bluetooth over-ear headset, call up people/girls on your commute or lunch break instead of wasting time texting (context switching between tasks sucks for efficiency). Or take a walk at work and call them then.
- Secret to get people to give you advice is to ask them for help, and implement it “EXACTLY HOW THEY SAID”. Then tell them what you did and what happened. They will feel compelled to give you more. You want to make them feel important. Surround yourself with these people.
- Secret to seeing if people are actually high value or full of shit (fronts hard) is to act dumb and be impressed with everything they say. Sooner or later they’ll try to show off in front of you and end up contradicting themselves or expose themselves as a fraud. Remove yourself from these types of people.
- If you need ideas for solid business ideas, go to flippa (www.flippa.com) . It’s a buy and sell marketplace for businesses that are already generating 1k – 20k in profit per month. Most importantly they make all seller of websites VERIFY THEIR PROOF. So every one of these ideas are ripe for the picking – remember it’s not about the idea its about execution.
- If you want consistent and effective daily training in sales (in the same way you would for game) go on craigslist or FB marketplace and buy used cars from people selling them at low rate, and try to flip it for 1k, 2k profit. Also keeps you motivated because you’ll have an extra car sitting around until you make the sell.
- When talking to your job interviewer, client, or whoever you’re making a deal with, always try to know what they want and what they value. You can do this by asking: “So you’re looking for trait X,Y and Z right?” They’ll usually respond with “not X but Y,Z”. Then, that’s basically their blueprint right there and then frame every story you tell them in a way that states you have Y and Z to offer them.