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Know what you want
Clarity is power. And vague goals promote vague results.
Don't despair
Remember that every problem has a solution. Maybe you just can’t see it. Yet.
Focus
In this Age of Dramatic Distraction, the performer who focuses the best wins the most.
Help others
Before someone will help you, you need to help them.
Have passion
Become the most passionate person you know. It’ll be contagious.
Domain knowledge
Know more about your craft/the work you do than anyone who has ever done the work you do...in the history of the world.
Rise early
Join The 5 am Club. Your most valuable hours are 5am-8am. They have the least interruptions.
Lifelong learning
Devote yourself to learning something new about your field of mastery every day. Success belongs to the relentless learners. Because as you know more, you can achieve more.
Exercise
Remember that when you transform your fitness, you’ll transform your business.
Be polite
Don’t check your mobile when you’re meeting with another person. It’s rude. And rude people don’t reach world-class.
Do what you fear
Every time you do what scares you, you take back the power that you gave to the thing that scared you. And so you become more powerful.
Reframe
A problem is only a problem if you make the choice to see it as a problem.
You are in charge of you
Stop being a victim. Your business and personal life was made by you. No one else is responsible. To make it better, make better choices. And new decisions.
Start leading
You can lead without a title; don’t wait to get a position to stand for excellence. Peak quality and overdelivery on every expectation.
Find your voice
Find your own style. Be an original. Every superstar differentiated themselves from The Herd. And marched to their own drumbeat.
Aim big
Understand that when you play small with your success, you betray your potential. And the birthright you were born under.
Eat light
Eat less food and you’ll get more done.
Stay hungry
As you become more successful, stay really really hungry. Nothing fails like success. Because when you’re successful, it’s easy to stop outlearning+outOverDelivering+outthinking and outexecuting everyone around you. (Success is Beautiful. And dangerous).
Be prepared
If you’re not overprepared, you’re underprepared.
Be exceedingly polite
The only level of great manners to play at is “Exceedingly Polite”. In our world, this alone will make you a standout. And differentiate you in your marketplace.
Empty your cup
Remember that the moment you think you’re a Master, you lose your Mastery. And the minute you think you know everything, you know nothing.
Execution is everything
To double your results, double your level of execution.
Invest in yourself
Invest in your personal and pro development. All superstars do.
Make your own luck
You don’t get lucky. You create lucky.
Persevere
When you push through a difficult project, you don’t get to the other side. You reach The Next Level.
Smile
And remember to inform your face.
Reflect
Spend time in solitude every day. Your best ideas live there.
Record
Debrief on how you lived out your day every night in a journal. This will not only record your personal history, it will make you uber-clear on what you’re doing right and what needs to be improved.
Have a thick skin
If you're not being criticized a lot, you’re not doing very much. Ridicule is the price of ambition.
Really focus
Develop a monomaniacal focus on just a few things. The secret to productivity is simplicity.
Be strong
To get the results very few people have, be strong enough to do what very few people are willing to do.
Rest
Recover. It’ll make you stronger.
Read
Buy a smaller TV and build a larger library.
Set goals
Remember that the bigger the goal, the stronger a person you must become to achieve that goal. So goal-achieving is a superb practice for character-building.
Refuel
Food fuels your body. Learning feeds your mind.
Earn respect
Don’t ask for respect. Earn it.
Finish what you start
And always end strong.
Breathe
Breathe.
Play to win
In business, don’t play to survive. Play to win.
Guard your reputation
Protect your good name. It’s your best asset.
Words have power
Use the language of leadership versus the vocabulary of a victim.
Be generous
Give more than you take. The marketplace rewards generosity.
Avoid perfection
Know that if it’s not messy, you’re not making progress.
Be heroic
Be a hero to a kid.
Be awesome
In business, aim for iconic. Go for legendary. Make history by how awesome you are at what you do.
First things first
Please don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many many people are simply busy being busy.
Be fearless
Your doubts are liars. Your fears are traitors. Stop buying the goods they are attempting to sell you.
Work is life
The best anti-aging remedy in the world is working really hard.
No Plan B
World-Class performers have no plan B. Failure just isn’t an option.
Change the World
You have the power to change the world—one brave act and one person at a time. Please use it.