- The Dave Ramseys will tell you they saved and invested
- The Grant Cardones will tell you they hustled non-stop
That is why I have written a book - which is not yet published.
- Retiring the PS4
- Stop overusing social media
Although I've had to drastically tone down how long I sleep over the past 2 years, I still believe that sleep is one of the most important things.
The first step of becoming healthier is getting enough sleep.
I've always struggled to sleep early enough and wake up early, but since school finished, it has become extremely hard to wake up early without something forcing me to.
Without enough sleep, you'll feel tired and not able to focus too well on your work.
The same holds true if you get too much sleep.
You might hear lots of people talking about how they work 16 or 18 hours a day, getting 4 hours of sleep.
All you have to do is ask them how much work they get done to realise that this is not sustainable.
Research shows that after a few days to a week, those who get little to no sleep have worse focus and attention spans than a drunk person.
Preferably, you would want to get around 8 hours of sleep.
It largely comes down to your chronotype - a test that I did a while back that let me know the conditions that my body works best in.
You might find yourself tired or unhappy trying to live someone else's life.
Someone who tells you that you need to wake up at 5am, and that you have to work 12 hours a day.
This doesn't hold true for everyone - you have to figure out your optimal levels and adapt your sleeping habits accordingly.
When I first got into entrepreneurship, I had a goal to make $10,000 per month.
I initially had thought that making crazy numbers is only for the most innovative and inventive businesses - this is true.
Innovation is easier to do than invention.
To innovate, you just have to solve a problem in a better way than what is currently on the market.
The better you solve this problem, the more you could make.
Over time, I started to realise how small I was aiming.
Grant Cardone always talks about how you should aim for 10X.
If your goal is $10,000 per month, aim for $100,000 per month.
I even have a card on my wall with affirmations which I had to apply this rule to because I felt like I wasn't working hard enough because my goals were just too small.
After I increased my goals, I got more creative - I started seeing more opportunities.
So I 10X'd my goals again and again.
The bigger your goals are, the more you'll look outside the box to achieve them.
My goals are now 1000X what they used to be - and I'm more confident I can reach them.
After all, life wouldn't be very interesting if your goal was to only get to $10,000 per month.
Elon Musk says "Ask yourself: How do I accomplish my 10 year plan in 6 months? You'll probably fail, but you'll be a lot further along than the person who simply accepted it will take 10 years."
So, reflect on your goals and ask yourself if these are goals you've set for yourself because they're high, or because you're afraid to aim higher and fail.
After setting the goals, all there's left to do is achieve them.
Never Give Up
No one said that becoming a millionaire was easy.