Here’s the number one question that must be asked and is incredibly hard to answer:
What are you willing to do to make living in riches a reality?
Navigating your twenties can be difficult. When you’re trying to execute the perfect business plan without sinking financially it’s a whole other ball-game. While it may seem implausible, there are things you can do to make your life a bit more efficient when you are in the midst of a juggling act with your professional life, your social network, school and some semblance of a sleep schedule. Here are five pieces of advice for aspiring millennial millionaires, by millennial millionaires.
- Stay frugal. Do what you can to keep your overhead as affordable as possible. You don’t need office space if you work from laptop. Plenty of entrepreneurs operate from their homes or local coffee shop. Keep this in mind when crunching the numbers on expenses.
- Shake all the hands. Networking is one of the most easily accessible and useful tools around. Plus, for the most part, it’s free. Talk to everyone. Regardless of how unimportant their role may be in correlation with what you’re trying to accomplish, you never know who could be a great asset to your brand later on down the road. And worst case scenario, you have a great conversation with a stranger that now has great things to say about you. Win win.
- No one is you-er than you. If you confine yourself to the trappings of how everyone else acts it makes for a less than memorable interaction with colleagues and potential clients alike. Life is too boring to not act weird. This idea should be the motivation you need to allow people to engage with the real you; completely uninhibited. It will make you friends a lot faster than trying to put on a different face and blend in with the crowd.
- Bend the lines of expectation. Then bend the lines of reality. In other words, manage your expectations. When starting off initially, you’re going to be self-motivated by the idea of one day having your successes be something that you can cash in on. That’s all well and good, but it is important to remember that success is not something that happens overnight. It takes time to reach the top of the mountain. Remain patient while staying on your hustle.
- Difficult? Incredibly. Achievable? 100%: Let’s face it, you’re not out here trying to make a fortune with the idea that it’s going to be a cakewalk. Financial success is brutal. And will take many instances of trial and error, rebuttals from competitors and doubt from friends and family for you to realize that no one is going to expect you to succeed. It takes the perfect combination of tenacity and vision to make a great idea a part of reality. So don’t be discouraged when people scoff at your ideas. They simply don’t see the same things you do.
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