Being your boss and taking control over your life is something that millions around the globe wish for. And it does seem easy to look at the world’s most successful people and think that if they can do it, so can you. Like watching Lionel Messi playing football – when he starts dribbling and passing other players like a knife through butter, he makes it appear like a piece of cake. But it’s not.
Building an empire requires time, persistence, creativity, some luck, and good habits. If you aren’t destined to inherit an empire that you can continue to maintain and grow; you can build your own from scratch. Starting out, you need to set in place some habits that will help you reach your goal.
1. Get Inspired
Find different ways to refuel yourself. Nothing can work non-stop at maximum performance. If you need to complete a critical task, get prepared for it. Shut down your computer and smartphone and get out in nature, play some basketball, or grab your camera and take some photos. It’s essential to leave your routine and do something just for the sake of enjoyment. It will help you disconnect for a while, and at the end of the day, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to get back to work.
2. The Importance of Getting Disconnected
No, you don’t need to check your emails all the time or respond to them right away. If you can take your work with you, then you won’t need to do it in the same room or building every day. I find that I can do my best work while in hotel rooms or airplanes. Book a hotel room and put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door. There, you can sleep when you want to, order room service when you need to, and no one can distract you.
3. Find Your Rhythm
Getting out of routine is the best for generating new ideas. But for reaching long-term goals, having a routine or daily rhythm is crucial. Rise, brush your teeth, eat your favorite meal, and have a cup of coffee. Then, start working. There’s no requirement to make a complex daily pattern. After a few hours of work, go to a local riverside or park for a run. Grab a meal and get back to work. After another 3-4 hours, take a break to decompress and relax in the evening. Find what works for you and establish a daily rhythm.
4. Fight the Distractions
Everyone will want to reach out to you when you’re a leader. People need to know your decisions and guidelines. But you’ll need to fight for your right to be unavailable at times. All that matters is for you to be able to do your masterful work without distraction.
5. Reward Your Successes
You’re a Spartan – for some time, it’s been mostly your personal development and craft, fitness, and family. Whenever you make a win and complete a day successfully, relax and indulge in things that you like. Eat an excellent meal, see an episode of your favorite show, get out to see an art exhibition, or whatever feeds your mind and curiosity.
These five habits are great to develop if you’re trying to build your business empire. Remember that this should help you find your formula. You want to differentiate yourself, and you can’t do it by following other people’s footsteps.
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Believe that you’re destined to do great work, step up and start making history.”