Stick To This Warren Buffet Rule To Become Successful

Warren Buffet keeps me fascinated. First and foremost, he is self-made billionaire. If there are people inspiring you than it must be those great achievers.

Besides that Warren Buffet is witty and knows a lot. So I love to pull out his quotes and advice on success and life in general.One of Buffet’s tips that stick in my brain is to

“Become great in one single area.”

If passion and skill come together in one thing, say playing piano, chess or writing, you should stick to this. Strive to become one of the best in this one skill. Only this way wealth and happiness can pile up.

If you study your field of interest a bit, you may come to the conclusion that there are a lot of things to it.

Say for being a writer: You must write well, of course. But you should also have a lot of knowledge to have something to say. Then you should be good at marketing your books, connecting to publishers and readers.

If you love self-improvement like I do, you may want to improve in all these fields. Because isn’t success a chain? Say a great book, must go from a vision, to collect background knowledge, to write it, to polish the language, to market and sell it? And if one link in that chain is weak, the chain will break.

Warren Buffet however, challenges this way of thinking. You only have so much time. If you improve every part of this chain of skills, you will be half-assed mediocre in each of them. This leads nowhere. You won’t become famous. Your name wouldn’t stuck in people’s heads.

“The famous who? John Doe? Yes, I remember. It’s that guy who is OK in everything he does.”

But, when you are a real deal in, say, inventing stories, you will find the way through the whole chain of book publishing. And you don’t need to do it all alone. A great story teller will easily find an editor and a publisher. Letting other people master the other chain links will give you more time and energy to shine your true skill. A great story teller will eventually have the money to let the duty tasks be done by others.

Did you know that Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code”, has a whole army of researchers? Experts in the field of medieval history and secret societies, who are paid to find out things that google is out of clue, is 404.

Dan Brown is the crafter who weaves those threads of knowledge to a fascinating story. But he doesn’t have the time and skill to do all this background work.

Think about it. Do you know the editor of Steven King?

Do you know George Clooney’s agent?

Both of them have their important share for the artist’s success. The artist cannot go without them.

But no one could really replace George Clooney.

And no one can replace Robin Williams. R.I.P. one of my all time favorite actors.

So, be OK in some areas. Suck in others. But be _great_ in your one special area.

If your passion and skill meet in one point, seize this and potentiate their company.

To your success!

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3 Myths They Told You About Procrastination

Let’s be honest. Everybody procrastinates. I do not know anyone who has not put off things in their life ever.

It’s not an issue when you do it occasionally. But it can grow into a serious problem when it gets a habit to put things off. When you do it often and it ties you for long stretches of your valuable time. This can lead to dramatic consequences in life, like loss of a job, a relationship or loss of money.

 

How do I know?

Because I have been there before. At least in part.

In their intention to overcome procrastination, people try a lot of things. Many approaches are ineffective because they are based on myths.

And know what, it can really hurt when others don’t understand you. When they think you only put things off for fun. For laziness. When you hear them say “I would not do this, it’s stupid”.

I’d say “F*** off! I know that!”

Now, don’t take the route of self-pity, self-blame and thinking you are too stupid.

Better let’s clear …

3 Myths About Procrastination

Myth No. 1 – You just have to grit your teeth and do your best

That is totally wrong. Only people who don’t suffer from real procrastination can claim this. Sure, from outside it seems people who put things off only have to get started. They must just move and do their things better. If it only were that simple, no one would have to suffer from chronic procrastination.

Truth is, there is rather an inner force that steals energy. That eats away motivation and drive. And it is beyond direct control. Shear willpower and discipline are not enough. You must understand the underlying causes of your drain of energy to tackle procrastination.

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Myth No. 2 – Procrastination Stems From Poor Time Management

Well, no. It’s nothing to do with time management. I know people who organize and plan their day perfectly. They have thought through everything and have a clear to-do list. From seeing their plan you would think they are big achievers. However, they can not start or keep doing the tasks.

Procrastination rather has to do with poor self-management. It’s about knowing yourself and understanding your emotions, inner resources and abilities. And it is about knowing which triggers and levers to pull to switch your inner state.

It is also about knowing what holds you back. And this is often not obvious. The lack of drive often stems from being overwhelmed for example by the amount of work or the difficulty. Overwhelm is the perceived gap between own resources and the demand of a task. With emphasis on “perceived”. Imagination barely matches reality. There are people working till they collapse. And there are people who are paralyzed and can not get going.

Myth No. 3. – It’s In Your Genes, You Cannot Do Anything About It

Current science realizes that many traits are in part genetically and in part caused by circumstances. While the case for procrastination is not 100% resolved, it is clear that your conditions play a major role.

If you have cold and demanding parents, chances are that you are a procrastinator. This makes a genetic component rather unlikely.

You don’t believe me? At first glance it looks when, say, your father demands a lot of you, you should tend to give a lot and therefore develop diligence and discipline. The problem is, this demand can lead to the feeling of overwhelm.

When at the same time your father is emotionally cold and spares praise, you may have learned that you never did enough. That you must work even harder. With time you feel you never work good enough. Then instead of getting it done quickly and taking on the next to-do, you feel you are not finished.

When having the courage to close a task you received no positive feedback. This may have trained your inner belief that you are too bad and most tasks are just too difficult. On top of that, without you taking notice, you avoid doing a task because you “learned” that it has negative consequences most of the time.

You see, this root cause of procrastination is a highly emotional and socially trained adaptation. No genes or hereditary fate involved.

The good news is, while you cannot change your genes you can change your habits and inner beliefs. But you can not take the route of the common myths.

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Don’t let procrastination keep you down

Author Denis Waitley believes that one of the main causes of procrastination is a fear of success.

“People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now,”

he explains.

And Miguel Cervantes, the author of Don Quijote, wrote that “delay always breeds danger, and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.”

Great thinkers throughout history have known that procrastination is the main reason people fail to live more rewarding and more prosperous lives.

Take this quiz to find out if a fear of success is causing procrastination in your life:

– Are you passionate about the life you’re living? Have you discovered your mission in life? Do you have a written list of long-term and short-term goals you want to achieve?

– Do you always ask yourself which of several tasks is the be

st way to spend your time? Do you always ask which task should be your higher priority in view of your short-term and long-term goals?

– If you won a large amount of money, would you continuing living as you are now? Are you living the kind of life that even money can’t buy?

– Do you concentrate on the job you’re doing in the present, rather than feeling sorry for yourself because you aren’t living the life you wish you were living?

If you answered “yes” to all of the above questions, you’re winning the war against procrastination. If you answered “no” to any of the questions, you need to recognize the possibility that procrastination is keeping you from living a richer life.

Ask yourself why you haven’t written a vision for your life. What are the benefits of establishing priorities? Do you postpone tasks for justifiable reasons, or do you simply look for excuses to procrastinate.

Always ask yourself if a job needs to be done at all. Make a list of what you most regret not having done in your life because of the poor decisions you made in the past about how to spend your time. According to research findings, we spend as much as 80% of our time on tasks that do not contribute to the success of our projects. Many people load themselves down with work that is unnecessary or that could be justifiably postponed.

Are you passionate about your life and work? Ask yourself how you would spend your time if you won ten million dollars and never had to work again. These questions can lead to some surprising revelations about what your priorities should be. You may discover that you would be happier by making a career change, although in most cases people don’t need to switch careers to start living a richer life-they just need to know what they really want.

As the novelist George Eliot said, “It’s never too late to be the person you could have been.” Today is a good day to start.

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How To Fire Up Your Inner Drive

It happens to all of us. One day, we just wake up lacking the energy to do anything. Not wanting to go out of bed, not wanting to stay in it either. That’s normal. That’s the stuff of life, so to speak.

What is not normal though is getting entangled with lack of energy, lack of drive, lack of motivation. What is not normal is to continuously talk yourself into the act of not doing anything.

But what do you do when all the drive inside of you are purged out? Maybe you can begin with the following recommendations.

Think of the worst-case scenario – We have all been told that envisioning success is a good motivator. Now, why not do the exact opposite?

Why not envision a future that is bleak, hopeless and stripped off all happiness and success. Why not envision yourself living eternally in a rut where sense of accomplishment and a tiny hope are inexistent?

Scary, right? Few people realize that they already own a one-way ticket towards this very vision. Now what you want to do is to get off your butt and work your way out of the train wreck you are heading to. Turn your life around and work for a goal. Now, that is getting motivated.

Set a date for change and commit to it – Change must come to everyone of us. Sometimes it is forced upon us, sometimes we choose when it will happen. It is always much more preferable to have control over the change that can take us over.

If the change you are seeking requires a specific date on the calendar, then set it. Make a huge, red circle around the date and stick with it. Let this serve as a motivator to start doing the things you should have done weeks, months or years ago. Let this chosen date serve as the new beginning of your life.

Break the routine – When you’re doing the same thing every day, sooner or later, the energy that you once had will drain out.

No matter how passionate you were with your work, project, or goal when you were just beginning, you will suffer from lack of motivation once your body senses that it is doing the same thing day in, day out.

Don’t be afraid to break the routine once in a while. Quit work for a full day. Stop doing your routine for a week. Take a month-long vacation. Take on a new hobby for a year. These can help energize you and rekindle your drive. And while you’re taking your break from your routine, don’t lose the faith that you will have the same kind of energy you once had by the time you get back to work.

Don’t lose sight of your goals – It is easy to lose your focus when there is too much distraction around. Whether it’s the kids, clutter at your work area, Twitter or Facebook, you will find that these simple things remind you of other things that can drive your concentration away from the task at hand.

To prevent yourself from killing your own motivation, always try to stick with your goals and shut out whatever it is that it trying to reduce it.

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6 ways to get motivated

It happens to the best of us.

Sometimes, the drive, energy, enthusiasm, interest and passion just drain out. The problem is, most of the times we are not calling the shots. We have to move with the rhythm of our environment which always asks us to stay ready and up and moving.

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(c) wikimedia.org, xusenru

So what do you do in times when you just don’t feel like doing anything?
Or when too much needs to be done and all you ever want is to quit?

Try the following.

1. Imagine the consequences.
Worst comes to worst, you will lose the opportunities you are trying to pursue or lose your sense of enjoyment in life. When lacking in motivation, think of the worst case scenario that may happen because of it. Then, maybe, just maybe, you’ll be in the mood to get off your butt.

2. Just begin.
Quit the mental chatter. Quit the debate in your head. Quit the whiff-whaff of dialogues that push and pull you from doing whatever it is that you need to do. Realize that hesitation doesn’t do you any good, it wastes your time at best. So why do it?

3. Stick with the plan.
Given that you have already started going for your goal, the next problem you’ll be encountering is sticking with it. It is never easy to stick with the plan because the temptation to give up or give in to the lures of rest, relaxation or slacking is too strong. No matter what happens though, just stick with it. Never, for one second, turn your back on your goals. Keep your eyes on them

4. Crave for it.
Be passionate about what you are doing, even if it’s the most boring, tedious job in the world. Do it for a compelling reason. Do it because you are burning with passion for it. Do it because it really excites you. If it doesn’t, then make it interesting. Motivation jumps out the nearest window if you don’t have an iota of

(c) wikimedia.org, Nevit Dilmen
(c) wikimedia.org, Nevit Dilmen

interest in what you are doing.

5. Be careful when listening to that tiny voice.
The worst battles often happen inside the head, not during the act. What limits us in most cases is the self talk that convinces us of the negative sides of goal, of our self, or of our dreams. Shut this voice out and you will find it is easier to be motivated.

6. Skip the five-minute habit.  
The five minutes leading to doing the task is said to be the least comfortable of all. This is when hesitation kicks in. If you really want to be motivated, forget about this part and get on with doing the job.

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7 Tips For Fighting Against Post-Party Depression

 

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(c) wikimedia.org, Peter van der Sluijs

So finally it’s the end of the week – thank God it’s Friday – after a long week of office stress, classes or exams, there is a thought on your mind – why don’t I just unwind and ease off a little. It is party time; you say to yourself. So you decide to call your friends and have a great time with them, and everything seems incredible – or perhaps you choose to go chill and have fun in the desert all weekend, drenched up in those musical vibes until you find yourself the next morning feeling this Monday is perhaps a true disaster.

 

Your head’s spinning, ears are ringing aloud, there’s dirt between your toes, and all your most loved party fashion pieces are probably in wrinkles or a complete mess. Stay calm; you’ll find your way out of this somehow.

So if you have ever had your own fair share of a hangover, you must know the drill; exhaustion, banging headache and nausea. Have you ever felt depressed after a night of heavy partying and drinking? Yes? Then you are not alone.

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(c) wikimedia.org, Jiri Hodan

Although depression is a lesser-known post-party condition, it can even be more adverse than the common signature headache. Nevertheless, scientists are yet to uncover actual causes of this emotional condition. It is proven that an excessive amount of alcoholic consumption can result in an imbalance nutrients and chemicals in the body which invariably results in depression and anxiety.

Therefore in this article, we shall look at

7 Tips For Fighting Against Post-Party Depression

1.    Reliving All The Fun Moments
Your phone probably died four times a day from all the videos and photos you snapped during your party adventure. Scroll through all your favorite pictures and remember the good times!

2.    Planning For Your Next Party Adventure
There is no great way to get over a party than planning for another one! Rally the troops and figure out your next big party excursion. Having something to look forward to will brighten your spirits exponentially.

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3.    Creating The Ultimate Post-Party Playlist or Mix

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(c) wikimedia.org, Kashirin Nickolai

Now that you’ve seen all your favorite bands totally crush it live, create your post-party playlist. Listen to all those perfect songs on repeat to get you through the day.

4.    Group Chat With Your Friends
Your party partners in crime are in the same boat you are. As you navigate the Monday blues, get on a group text and rehash all those little moments and memories that made your party experience totally bonkers.
5.    Change Your Drinking Attitude
An easy fix for post-party depression is to try and change your attitude towards drinking. If you are drinking to ease your stress or worries, there are a lot of more healthy ways to feel better. Try taking a yoga or meditation class for a small fee. If you would rather just relax, simply make for yourself a cup of hot tea. Or have a hot shower when you are feeling overwhelmed.

6.    Work Toward Setting New Goals
You cannot tell how you will feel after a party; however, after the party, you can observe yourself, especially if you have a history of not coping well after major parties. Otherwise, you don’t have anything to be concerned about; it’s just about moving on with your life and setting new plans for the next party and also working towards new goals.

7.    Go On A Cleansing Exercise
Odds are a weekend outdoors running and dancing from stage to stage took a toll on your body. Recover faster by purifying yourself! Drink tons of water, eat clean, and maybe grab a glass of juice or two to help your body recalibrate.

 

 

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

 

Success Stories Of Great People And Inspiring Leaders

Thomas Alva Edison is one of America’s most famous inventors.

Edison saw huge change take place in his lifetime. He was responsible for making many of those changes occur.

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(c) wikicommons.org, Louis Bachrach, Bachrach Studios, restored by Michel Vuijlsteke

His inventions created and contributed to modern night lights, movies, telephones, records and CDs. Edison was truly a genius.

His secret sauce to success was: mastery in failing over and over again. Until he finally figured things out.

 

Edison is most famous for his development of the first electric light bulb.

When Edison was born, electricity had not been developed. By the time he died, entire cities were lit by electricity.

Much of the credit for electricity goes to Edison.

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(c) Richard Warren Lipack, wikimedia.org

Some of his inventions were improvements on other inventions, like the telephone.

Some of his inventions he deliberately tried to invent, like the light bulb and the movie projector.

But some inventions he stumbled upon, like the phonograph. Of all his inventions, Edison was most proud of the phonograph.

 

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.

 

Edison invented and improved upon things that transformed our world.

Some things he invented by himself. Some things he invented with other people.

Acoustics: an Edison wax cylinder recorder. Wood engraving. (c) wikimedia.org, Wellcome Images
Acoustics: an Edison wax cylinder recorder. Wood engraving. (c) wikimedia.org, Wellcome Images

Just about all his inventions are things we still use in some form today. Throughout his life, Edison tried to invent things that everyone could use.
Edison created the world’s first “invention factory”.

He and his partners invented, built and shipped the product – all in the same complex. This was a new way to do business.

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

 

Today many businesses have copied Edison’s invention factory design.
A business friend once asked Edison about the secret to his success.

Edison replied, “Genius is hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense”.

But his “common sense” was very uncommon.

More patents were issued to Edison than have been issued to any other single person in U.S. history: 1,093.

 

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The early bird sucks

It’s really sad: procrastination is faster than half of the people: some are early-birds and jump out of bed before the bell rings. Brim over with energy and zest.

I just can say – lucky people.

The other ones, like me, and maybe like you, if you are reading this, are the owls – hard to get out of bed in the morning. And when out of bed no-one should dare to talk to us.

Do you hate the saying “the early-bird catches the worm?”

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(c) wikimedia.org, Bernal Saborio

As if I were a late bloomer, doomed to fail because there is nothing left to gain this day.

I used to defend by saying: “No, you are wrong. The saying goes: the early worm is caught by the bird.”

This calms my mood and takes the pressure off of me.

However, having a hard time getting up early can suck a lot of energy. It is a bad starting point and quite demotivating. Being in office at 10 a.m. when you realize all the others have worked 2 hours already… urgh.

How about getting over this bad habit?

Seems impossible?

It only seems.

There are tons of tips for getting up early. I tried them all and was very talented in inventing more loony magic pills to achieve this.

(You know… getting water in the face… drinking coffee in bed… biorhythm alarm bell…)

The real problem is the bad self-talk. You can wish to get up early as bad as you can. If you are subconsciously convinced that sleeping a bit longer is better – you will.

It is hard to change your self-talk. (I’ll teach you how, but later…)

So what to do?

The only thing that worked for me is to make an appointment with someone else.

Appointments with yourself – I’ll go jogging, enjoy the morning, do great work till 9 a.m. – will easily be broken.

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(c) wikimedia.org, Bagus bh

However, having an appointment with someone else is hard to break. Unless you really don’t care about others.

It does not have to be complicated or an important issue. Just make a habit to, for example, meet your colleague at starbucks. Call a friend, your parents. Take the dog for a walk or bring your kids to school.

The duty you have set and the potential awkward feeling when others are disappointed are stronger than your thoughts about a cozy pillow or the cold room when getting up.

You only have to make sure that you have a fixed time and place, say 8 a.m. starbucks.

Easy trick, big effect.

Just make this small habit, no excuses. You will be rewarded with pride and drive throughout the day.

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Staying Motivated

Having Problems With Staying Motivated?

Most of us have love-hate relationship with motivation. We need to get motivated all the time but we always find it hard to get out of our comfort zones and get ourselves working. We like to feel motivated but we hate the process of prodding ourselves into doing what we are supposed to be doing or finishing what we have already started.

Motivation is a hard to pin down thing. What few people realize though is that while it may be hard to pin down at times, there are plenty of things one can do to muster enough motivation to get yourself going.

 

Quit the debate -The battle always starts in the head. It begins ten to five minutes before you start doing the thing you have to do – whether it’s a task, a business plan, a goal.

In the normal course of hesitating to do your task, one part of your head tries to talk you into doing it. It is immediately followed by a voice that talks you out of it. This process goes on until you decide to follow either of the two voices – abandon the task and live with the uneasy, guilty feeling or finish it and feel satisfied. The right choice is obvious, but the immediate convenience of the ‘easy way out‘ presents make it very enticing.

Try not to prolong the debate. The longer it goes on, the more difficult it will be for you to begin and finish your task, the less motivated you will feel. This mental chatter is an absolute motivation killer.

Find your inspiration – Inspiration almost always comes out of nowhere. It is funny how one can feel inspired by simply listening to the rhythm of the falling rain or by simply watching little children play. It is amazing how a witty line from a poem can enlighten your mind and your mood.

It is never fully clear why these things happen, but it is evident that they happen all the time. When lacking the inspiration to get off your butt and do your work, try to look at the most unassuming places and see if something inside you will react. Don’t push it, though. Inspiration is a sudden occurrence, it can never be manufactured. It comes when the time is ripe.

Take a break – Exhaustion can kill your mood, not to mention lower your motivation level. There is enough time in the world to do and finish everything you have to do so don’t race against time. Always take the time to reward yourself with some sunshine and warm bath. Or with some relaxing minutes under the trees or in your bed. However you do it, just try to have the faith that once you get back to the drawing board, your mind is already geared to be productive. Don’t be afraid to take some time off and reward yourself with rest.

Always enjoy the process – What are life and work if they are not enjoyed? Try to always find the purpose and happiness in everything you do, no matter how uninterested you are.

 

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