Top 40 Lessons for Business + Life


Best lessons for Business + Life.

  1. Work Hard and Work Smart.

  2. Don’t do it if you’re not having fun.

  3. If you’re not scared a lot you’re not growing very much.

  4. When no one else believes in your vision, you absolutely must stay true to your vision. (Have the guts to stay in the game far longer than makes any sense).

  5. The quickest way to build a superb business is to quickly develop the leadership potential of every teammate.

  6. A job is only a job if you choose to see your work as a job. All work is a noble sport. (The reality is all work is a chance to express your genius–and to inspire the world).

  7. Exercising for 20 minutes first thing in the morning is a game-changer.

  8. If you’re not innovating daily, you’re on the path to obsolescence.

  9. If you want an A-Level company, you can’t afford to hire B-Level players.

  10. Give your customers 10X the value they expect and they’ll tell everyone they know about you.

  11. Invest the time to create great social media content and your base will go global + viral.

  12. It’s never been easier to be of service to a large amount of people (and few things are as rewarding).

  13. People are craving transparency+authenticity and community. Give it to them.

  14. Creativity comes in seasons. There’s a time to harvest your ideas. And there’s a time to let the field sit fallow. (I’ve been working on integrating this lesson for years).

  15. Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax (When you relax, your brain shifts into alpha state–the time when million-dollar ideas present themselves).

  16. Change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. (And without change, there is no progress).

  17. Someone’s going to win in your space. Why not you?

  18. Pursue excellence versus chasing perfection.

  19. Celebrate small wins and you’ll unleash a huge amount of momentum and positive energy.

  20. Learn for an hour a day, no matter what. That’s not a waste of work time. It’s a brilliant use of your work time because you’re paid to know more than anyone who has ever done your job.

  21. Why go for good at what you do when you can stand for iconic?

  22. Transform your fitness and you’ll transform your business.

  23. Delete victimspeak from your languaging. No more “I can’t” and “It’s not possible” and “It’s so hard.” More “I will” and “This is awesome” and “What’s the opportunity here?”

  24. If you inspire one person each day, you’re day hasn’t been a waste. It’s been a blessing.

  25. Living in the past is disrespecting your future.

  26. Build an amazing career but enjoy your lifestyle along the way. What’s the point of becoming a business legend but a failed human being.

  27. Look people in the eyes when you talk to them. Smile at people when you see them. Say “please” to respect them. And “thank you” to appreciate them.

  28. Don’t be on time–Be early.

  29. The person who tries to do everything achieves nothing. Focus. Focus. Focus.

  30. Goal-setting is mission-critical. (Review your Big 5, quarterly goals and daily goals constantly).

  31. To have the results only 5% of businesspeople have, have the guts to do what only 5% of businesspeople are willing to do.

  32. World-class begins when you think you’ve done a great job but know you can do a better job.

  33. Remember that your greatest gift is so much stronger than your deepest fear.

  34. Everyone’s in Human Resources. And we are all paid to develop the talents of the people we work with.

  35. Mediocrity is a mindset. Avoid the mental viruses of negative people.

  36. Be the most honest person you know. It generally takes 30 years to build a fantastic reputation. And 30 seconds to lose it by a single silly move.

  37. Become a lion–not a sheep.

  38. The more devoted you become to serving others, the more your career begins to build itself.

  39. Problems come to test your commitment to your goals, hopes and dreams.

  40. As you become more successful, get more hungry.

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