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Invest in yourself

  1. Create your own specific plan of action on what you want in life. A good one helps you define your preferred future (your dream life), clarifies your life’s purpose, evaluates your current reality in the basic areas of life (financial, family, career, health, spiritual, etc.), reveals your personal values for each life area (the beliefs that are important to you), sets well-defined goals, and creates a specific plan of action.
  2. Be a lifelong learner. Read amazing books and resources personal growth. Take classes (formal or informal). Subscribe to industry blogs. Attend webinars and listen to podcasts. But don’t stop there – you’ve got to apply what you read and hear, and take action!
  3. Surround yourself with excellence. It’s been said that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. In other words, who you spend time with influences the person you become. 
  4. Don’t spend your precious time with people who don’t believe in you or your goals. We all need to have positive people in our lives. And maybe you need a mentor or coach who can help you take action on your goals.
  5. Keep improving your communication skills. Buffett mentioned this in one of the interviews. Communication skills are extremely important today. And not just in how to be a great speaker, but also a great listener. And a good writer. If you intend to share what you learn with your audience, communicate better by writing your most amazing pieces of ideas and thoughts.
  6. Discover your true needs. No two people have the exact same needs. Establish what’s most important for you to gain, have, and keep in your life, e.g., what you truly need as opposed to what you simply want.
  7. Raise your self-worth. Even if you think you already possess a healthy dose of self-esteem, work to improve your opinion of yourself. This calls for a remorseless disposal of fears and perceived insecurities as well as the healing of old wounds once and for all.
  8. Create a bigger version of yourself. Don’t settle on a self-imposed plateau; always aim a bit higher than before. Visualize your ideal life — regardless of how unattainable it may seem now — and act to manifest it one element at a time.
  9. Create a bigger version of yourself. Don’t settle on a self-imposed plateau; always aim a bit higher than before. Visualize your ideal life — regardless of how unattainable it may seem now — and act to manifest it one element at a time.
  10. Do what you love. Oftentimes it is the simplest things that deliver the most profound joy, yet we barely find time for these precious activities. Don’t postpone your simple pleasures, whether you like to read or sing or hike. Perform actions grounded in a deep seat of love every day.
  11. Never go against your intuition. Your intuition knows more than you think. Learn to trust your inner voice without hesitation; reason may tell you one thing, but your instinct tells you the right thing, always.