One thing you have to understand about success is that it has roots. The stronger these roots, the easier everything else becomes after.

In a world where people want a flashy promo video before they reply to customer emails, these fundamentals are being lost and young people especially are suffering.

If you want to give yourself the greatest chance of success then you need to master the basics before you make things too complicated. These things include…

  • Working hard even when you don’t feel like it
  • Replying to emails swiftly
  • Putting in the hours even on weekends
  • Dressing like you mean business
  • Turning up on time
  • Making eye contact
  • Strong handshakes
  • Sticking to your word
  • Company identity
  • Being honest
  • Spending less than you make
  • Reading customer/user emails
  • Making a schedule
  • Proof reading
  • Getting names right
  • Getting up early
  • Consistent groundwork…sending 100 emails per day, making 100 phone calls, etc

All of the above can be done on day one of business. Yet so many opt for the complicated methods such as website design or influencer marketing from day 1.

You have to be willing to do the dirty for a good few years before you can enjoy the more glamorous tasks. It may be 4 months of emails and calls from your bedroom before you can show up to a business meeting in an office wearing a suit.

Then when you do land that meeting don’t take it lightly. Imagine it’s the last meeting you’re ever going to get. Show up dressed well, looking good and show the finest manners possible.

This level of professionalism could be a front, but they’re fundamentals that need to be displayed in order to be taken seriously.

This is why so many young people are failing in business, they lack the old school spirit.

 

Modern Entrepreneurs

Seeing Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley geniuses show up to business meetings in pajamas has inspired a generation of lazy, underdressed and far too relaxed entrepreneurs who believe you can get to the top by being an arrogant little no-it-all.

What they fail to understand however is that the likes of Zuckerberg had ideas that were so good the investors didn’t care who they were working with, they just saw profits.

Unless you’re sitting on a Facebook level idea you need structure and professionalism. This is why the average person according to statistics doesn’t find success until age 39, and people over 55 are twice as likely to succeed as people under 35. It comes down to maturity and understanding basic human behavior and good manners.

When you’re 18, wearing a suit to a meeting seems unnecessary. However at 40 you’ll have a completely different view of the world. This is why Zuckerberg took CEO lessons and started wearing a suit and tie to work as he got older.

Maturity and understanding how life works will take you a long way. With so many children growing up without the proper education of life fundamentals, it’s seriously preventing them from finding success.

You can’t go far wrong if you’re willing to do the basics. Wake up early, look good, show up on time, put in the hours of ground work day after day, treat people with respect and fairness.

This advice has been around for hundreds of years, yet new age entrepreneurs will create new strategies year after year in order to sound smart/make a profit from courses.

If you’re a good person, with a good work ethic and a good understanding of human behavior, then you’re 80% of the way there.

These fundamentals are the foundations that success are built upon and most are too lazy to consistently tick these boxes day after day. They look for a shortcut, searching for some esoteric trick that can allow them to gloat about how smart they are.

The truth is, nothing can beat rolling your sleeves up, doing what is neccessary and being respectful. These basic tasks will not only take you to the top, but they’ll also keep you there as you install these fundamentals in your employees.

Many people become millionaires from non-glamorous businesses. You don’t have to do something exotic to make it in this world. The ones who are willing to get their hands dirty are the ones who succeed. If you like driving the fast cars and sitting in clubs with the beautiful women, then you’d better be comfortable with going from door to door in the boiling heat seeking a single yes among 50 no’s.

If you’re not, then the pleasures of life will always evade you. You have to serve as a foot soldier before you can become a general.

One thing you have to understand about success is that it has roots. The stronger these roots, the easier everything else becomes after.

In a world where people want a flashy promo video before they reply to customer emails, these fundamentals are being lost and young people especially are suffering.

If you want to give yourself the greatest chance of success then you need to master the basics before you make things too complicated. These things include...

  • Working hard even when you don't feel like it
  • Replying to emails swiftly
  • Putting in the hours even on weekends
  • Dressing like you mean business
  • Turning up on time
  • Making eye contact
  • Strong handshakes
  • Sticking to your word
  • Company identity
  • Being honest
  • Spending less than you make
  • Reading customer/user emails
  • Making a schedule
  • Proof reading
  • Getting names right
  • Getting up early
  • Consistent groundwork...sending 100 emails per day, making 100 phone calls, etc

All of the above can be done on day one of business. Yet so many opt for the complicated methods such as website design or influencer marketing from day 1.

You have to be willing to do the dirty for a good few years before you can enjoy the more glamorous tasks. It may be 4 months of emails and calls from your bedroom before you can show up to a business meeting in an office wearing a suit.

Then when you do land that meeting don't take it lightly. Imagine it's the last meeting you're ever going to get. Show up dressed well, looking good and show the finest manners possible.

This level of professionalism could be a front, but they're fundamentals that need to be displayed in order to be taken seriously.

This is why so many young people are failing in business, they lack the old school spirit.

 

Modern Entrepreneurs

Seeing Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley geniuses show up to business meetings in pajamas has inspired a generation of lazy, underdressed and far too relaxed entrepreneurs who believe you can get to the top by being an arrogant little no-it-all.

What they fail to understand however is that the likes of Zuckerberg had ideas that were so good the investors didn't care who they were working with, they just saw profits.

Unless you're sitting on a Facebook level idea you need structure and professionalism. This is why the average person according to statistics doesn't find success until age 39, and people over 55 are twice as likely to succeed as people under 35. It comes down to maturity and understanding basic human behavior and good manners.

When you're 18, wearing a suit to a meeting seems unnecessary. However at 40 you'll have a completely different view of the world. This is why Zuckerberg took CEO lessons and started wearing a suit and tie to work as he got older.

Maturity and understanding how life works will take you a long way. With so many children growing up without the proper education of life fundamentals, it's seriously preventing them from finding success.

You can't go far wrong if you're willing to do the basics. Wake up early, look good, show up on time, put in the hours of ground work day after day, treat people with respect and fairness.

This advice has been around for hundreds of years, yet new age entrepreneurs will create new strategies year after year in order to sound smart/make a profit from courses.

If you're a good person, with a good work ethic and a good understanding of human behavior, then you're 80% of the way there.

These fundamentals are the foundations that success are built upon and most are too lazy to consistently tick these boxes day after day. They look for a shortcut, searching for some esoteric trick that can allow them to gloat about how smart they are.

The truth is, nothing can beat rolling your sleeves up, doing what is neccessary and being respectful. These basic tasks will not only take you to the top, but they'll also keep you there as you install these fundamentals in your employees.

Many people become millionaires from non-glamorous businesses. You don't have to do something exotic to make it in this world. The ones who are willing to get their hands dirty are the ones who succeed. If you like driving the fast cars and sitting in clubs with the beautiful women, then you'd better be comfortable with going from door to door in the boiling heat seeking a single yes among 50 no's.

If you're not, then the pleasures of life will always evade you. You have to serve as a foot soldier before you can become a general.