Food For Thought: Warren Buffett formula = Continuous Personal Development
💡 Warren Buffet shares a secret to his personal success: If we go to bed smarter than when we wake up, we are bound to create a path of success for ourselves – and this can be in business or in life.
In simple terms, what we choose to do consciously on a daily basis towards our own personal development determines the quality of our outcomes.
A simple checklist to determine our self-development priorities is by thinking through the following:
✅ Like every business has clients that need serving, ask – “Who is my most valuable client” ❓
➡️ The ideal answer should be ME i.e. you should be the most important client to yourself. Because if we do not serve and nurture ourselves, how do we expect to serve and nurture our clients?
✅ In our daily activities, which activities and tasks are stimulating us towards achieving our ultimate goal(s)❓
➡️ Prioritising our peak energy levels to maximise our output levels is crucial to sustained success. This means knowing when we are at our most productive each day, and when it is we are required to take a break.
✅ After a day’s work, how much time do we spend at home, sitting on the couch, watching TV, and zoning out until bedtime❓
➡️ This valuable time could be sold back to your most important client, YOU by investing in personal development practices and habits
Food For Thought: Bad company corrupts good character
💡 We all need people to guide, help, and encourage us along the path to fulfilling our visions, whether in business or life. The only thing that will change our life, business and relationships, is the level of our own standards.
Coming from a smaller town environment where very few people supported each other and lent a helping hand when in need, I failed miserably in the early stages of my life. Yet, after moving to a bigger city and having had exposure to a wider network of people, I realised to succeed in our visions, who we associate ourselves with is vitally important.
4 lessons for any entrepreneur to consider, especially if one is early in the journey include:
✅ Get rid of negative people who bring you down. Surround yourself with people who lift you up, lend you knowledge and help you learn from your mistakes. Raise your standards for your inner circle.
✅ Be careful of the #negative influences others may have on your #vision. It is crucial for us to guard our hearts, thoughts, attitudes, and ideas from being sabotaged by those around us.
✅ Increase the #positiveinfluence in life and decrease the negative ones in pursuit of your goals.
✅ Remember, wrong behaviour comes from wrong thinking, which stems from wrong beliefs and poor standards, and often this is a contamination from our surrounding environment.