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12 CRUCIAL POINT TO HELP US ALL BECOME SUCCESSFUL LIKE WARREN BUFFET
Brian Tracy is the owner of an international, multi-million-dollar company that specializes in educating people for personal and business success.
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He is also the best-selling author of more than 50 books. I was going through his book 'TIME MANAGEMENT MADE SIMPLE' and i picked out a few point which i want to share with all the African Entrepreneurs. Here are the point, please after reading drop your comment and contributions.
21 Great Ways to Double Your Productivity
All successful people are very productive. They simply get things done. So how do you increase your productivity? In this lesson, you learn exactly how to start living more productively, starting with small ideas like increasing your ability to type, and moving on to larger ideas, like re-inventing yourself annually.
The Miracle of Self-Discipline
Self-discipline is the master key to riches, and the key to self-discipline is to sacrifice immediate pleasure in the present so you can enjoy greater rewards in the future. Again, self-discipline is a learnable skill, and this lesson reveals tools and techniques you can use to increase yours so you complete the most important tasks (even when it’s unusually difficult, and even when you don’t feel like it!).
Success is goals. All else is commentary. When you learn to set goals and make systematic progress toward achieving them, you can accomplish anything you want. During this lesson, you learn to become unstoppable in the pursuit of your goals. The result: you get everything you want, every time.
The Psychology of Time Management
When you begin to place a high value on your time, your mastery of time management increases — and your level of success follows. During this lesson, you learn a crucial fact: time management behaviors are a matter of choice. So how do you choose to spend your time? This lesson outlines precisely how you can set your mind up for automatic success when it comes to time management.
Getting Yourself Organized
When you become highly organized, you become highly effective — and in control of your life. Imagine feeling like you control every aspect of your life … it’s possible. This lesson details specific steps you can take to become more organized than ever before, thanks to proper planning, prioritizing and implementing.
Establishing Proper Priorities
The key to personal effectiveness is the ability to set priorities among your goals, tasks and activities. If you’ve ever struggled with prioritizing — because everything or nothing seems important — then this is where you become crystal clear about how to choose what comes first. This lesson outlines how to decide what to do first — and (even more importantly) what NOT to do at all.
Developing the Work Habits to Get Things Done
When you develop the habits of focus and concentration, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish — both in quality and quantity. This lesson describes exactly how you can take projects from start to finish, one after another, until you get done everything you set out to do. When this becomes a habit, you develop a reputation for being fast and accomplished — and nothing can stop you.
Time Saving Techniques
No matter who you are, what you do, or where you work, your productivity can fall victim to time wasters. Luckily, there are systems you can set in place to eliminate time wasters all together — or at least cope with them more efficiently. In this lesson, you learn how to identify these time wasters and then blast through them so your time is spent working. Remember, time is irreplaceable. But saving time is like earning time.
If you live in overwhelm and desperation, you probably procrastinate. Procrastination is one of the most common barriers to success. The good news is that you can beat it. This lesson outlines exactly how you can overcome procrastination by continually taking action towards achieving your goals. Procrastination is a habit — and breaking it will pay off for the rest of your life.
Keeping Up and Getting Ahead
Especially today, competition is fierce, no matter what field you’re in. If you want to stand out, to succeed, you’ve got to stay ahead of your competitors. Here’s something to keep in mind: one new idea or piece of information can change the direction of your life. When you read this lesson, you learn how to exercise your mind so you’re always learning, always moving up, and always staying ahead of your competition.
Saving Time in Dealing with Others AND The Philosophy of Time Management
Your interactions with others consume as much time as any other part of your day, so shouldn’t they be as efficient as possible? Poor communication with others leads to tons of time wasted — but the first part of this lesson reveals how to streamline yours so everyone gets what they need — in as little time as possible. The second part of this lesson helps you prime your mind for excellent time management, long term. Long-term perspective is the reason for upper social and economic mobility in America.
Simplify Your Life
If you ever feel overwhelmed, or like you have too much to do and too little time, it’s time for you to simplify. When your goals align with your values, life becomes simple because everything you do in pursuit of a goal brings you closer to living in alignment with your values. This lesson gives you advice for simplifying your life so you experience greater enjoyment and fulfillment in everything you do.
Twenty percent of small businesses fail within their first year. Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. In fact, the amount of new businesses that fail exceed the number that succeed. That’s why it’s more important than ever to create a unique product or service that helps you stand out from the rest.
However, don’t be discouraged. If you believe in your business, passion will prevail. On average, 75 percent of small-business owners are confident in their company. And why shouldn’t they be? They’ve turned their passion into profit. Yet, keep in mind it’s important not to be overly confident. Instead, take things one step at a time. Typically, 20 percent of small businesses fail in their first year, 50 percent in their fifth year and 70 percent after a decade of being in business.
A number of factors play into a business’s closing, such as location, the current market, cash flow and more. The number of reason most small businesses fail is due to cash flow, and California cities such …
It is incorrect to conclude that pursuing Entrepreneurship is better or worse than pursuing a role of a senior corporate executive. Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. However, not every successful entrepreneur has the skill set to thrive in a corporate environment. Life as an entrepreneur, especially during the early stages of a business, is very challenging. There is an element of uncertainty and risk that one will not face when he/she signs up for a stable job with a large corporate. Further, the perks at the office and the lifestyle are typically not as extravagant. There are various reasons why people choose to pursue the path of entrepreneurship. Solving a problem/Addressing a need - The root of entrepreneurship is often based in solving a particular problem. For many entrepreneurs, ideas are driven by real life problems that they have faced. A prime example for this can be Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, founders of Airbnb. The need for a pocket-friendly accommodation other t…
Africa is a growing continent that
has great potential and natural resources. Because there are many business opportunities in Africa, most
entrepreneurs are now venturing in the continent. They take this opportunity not only to gain money but also to improve the
lives of the people in that region. To be a successful
entrepreneur in Africa, you have to look beyond the resources
the continent offers, the Gold, Diamond, Copper, Oil, Timber and many other
resources. The term “millionaire” is taking on a new meaning in Africa. It’s no longer just about the size of your bank account; any shady
politician, corrupt bureaucrat, or unscrupulous businessman on the continent
can easily claim to be a millionaire. But Africa’s new and emerging generation
of millionaires are not just excited about money. They’re also passionate about
impact; they want to create value that touches and improves people’s lives. It’s called impact
entrepreneurship. It’s the new way of making money and doing good, at the