8) Follow Up!
Following up to you might be an email saying, “it was nice to meet you,” a phone call, or maybe even buying someone a first edition of their favorite book. Whatever the method, it’s vitally important to make follow up a regular business practice. Using your calendar to schedule follow ups is a great way to stay on track.
9) Stand Next To The Smartest Person In The Room
Harold Ramis did it with Bill Murray, Steve Jobs did it with Steve Wozniak, Craig Silverstein did it with Larry Page and Sergey Brin with Google, Even Kanye West did it with Jay-Z. Generally, the smartest person in the room is going to do something, or say something. Be observant, take mental notes when they speak, and connect with them if possible.
10) Do One Thing Every Day That You Loved To Do As a Kid
I loved to sit outside and read. Some people wrote or journaled everyday as a kid, and some loved to play sports. Whatever it takes to channel your inner kid daily, do it!
11) Ask Questions
Our CEO Christopher Ruffin is exceptional at this! Opportunities are buried in the questions, and there are far more questions than answers. Brian Grazer, world famous movie produce of Apollo 13, Arrested Development, and about 100 other movies, talked about having “curiosity conversations.” He would simply call up anyone he wanted (the Dalai Lama, Steve Jobs, etc), explain who he was, and asked them questions. That’s how he met Ron Howard (the smartest person in his room). Thus began the beginning of Imagine Entertainment.
12) Make Mistakes
Be prepared to Fail forward! Mistakes are the keys to success. Study them hard! Write down what you could have done differently after making a mistake, and apply your findings ASAP! When muscles tear they get stronger. Mistakes lead to the most impactful improvements on the road to success.
Sleep rejuvenates brain cells, heals the body, and reduces anxiety. Typically your brain is most active 2-5 hours after you wake up.
14) Say “NO”
Don’t enable people around you. When you say “NO” you have more time for self development and rest. If you’re trying to drag people across the finish line, let them go!
Apply these 7 behaviors this week! Next week we will wrap up with part 3 of our 3 Part Blog series “Are You a Millionaire in the Making?”
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