The Internet is full of people giving you nice-sounding quotes coming from elite businessmen who are richer than 99% of the population.
The advice sounds intelligent and coherent, but it’s actually empty, useless and non-actionable.
The problems are:
- People are focused on peripheral habits that have non-direct or any effect on the end result.
E.g., Waking up at 5 a.m. because Mr. Businessman says so.
Here’s an ironic story. A couple of days ago, a weird machine sound woke me in the middle of the night. I looked out of the window – a group of construction workers was repairing the road.
They were doing it during the night to avoid causing traffic jams during the day.
I can assure you that those construction workers will not be millionaires because they wake up early.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter when you wake up. What matters is what you do when you’re awake.
- People are thinking too big.
Flooding your head with quotes and “advice” from ultra-rich people when you’re a broke college student is the equivalent of taking football lessons from <insert your favorite player here> when you don’t even play the game.
- Public Relations
Most of the info that rich people give is not advice but PR. Their interviews, books and other content is not meant to teach but to make money while presenting them in a positive light.
They’ll never tell the masses what’s up. But even if they did, the average person is not in a position to emulate such an existence anyway.
What to do instead?
Here’s the best business advice that average people actually need:
Find a way to make 100 extra bucks net profit a month. You can do it online or offline, but the money has to come from a legal activity that isn’t a scam or some sort of temporary fad.
Instead of wondering when you should wake up, what kind of clothes you should wear, reading motivational books and obsessing over productivity apps, do the above.
Find a way to make 100 extra bucks a month legally.
Succeeding in this task will make you more successful than the vast majority of people hypnotized by the outrageous claims made on social media.