Dr Laide Okubena
Hello Dear Friend,
Here are 15 things you need to sacrifice to get that wealth you have been praying especially if you are just starting out.
The most successful of people make sacrifices. Some people, especially men, delay early marriage or starting a family to make this dream possible. Of course parents , siblings and family relationships require time. Hence the need to communicate to them the financial resources, time, commitment it will take to become successful and properly balance things well. The reality is that all breadwinners in any family put in a lot of time and work in to become as successful as they are today.
A Top CEO spends roughly 16 hours a day, especially in the early days or even first 5 years of starting their empire. The road to success takes it toll, such as tiredness after a long day at work. Yes, it comes with stress and even sleepless nights at times when your goal keeps you awake at night or even trying to reach out to prospects abroad.
Be prepared to take care of your health by exercises, proper diet, take a lots of water, health check ups etc.
One of the things to sacrifice to succeed in life are toxic friends. Then followed by people not actively making you better. It is common for successful people to cut down on their inner circle. You need people that can relate to your struggles and why you are putting in the effort. Nobody would understand except people doing the same thing. Your inner circle should decrease in size but increase in value.
If you want to be rich , drop hobbies that are non productive to your life and career.
The road to success for an average person takes from 7 to 10 years, depending on the industry, your emotional intelligence, your ability to play in the market place, the volume of work you are willing to put in to make results happen.
The days of prospecting and negotiating on your laptop with clients are parts of the sacrifice. Make sure to invest wisely. Are you willing to make sacrifices for few years in order to enjoy for the rest of your life?
Money cannot buy you happiness. You have to sacrifice your happiness at times. No one is happy working 14 to 16 hours a day. Sacrificing your happiness today to be able to have long term happiness.
7. Sleep 😳😳😱😱 Jimasun.
You have to be willing to sacrifice sleep at times to close your biggest deals or talk to a client in a different time zone abroad. Most billionaires sleep at less. Sleep is what you have to sacrifice when you begin your journey in the business of getting successful.
8. Who you are
In other to be successful, you need to sacrifice who you are for WHO YOU WANT TO BE.
You must be a work in progress. You need to evaluate who you really are and what you need to transform from you of today to who you want to be tommorrow.
If you lack discipline, your chances of success are very low. Poor people always lack discipline and lack habits that sustain success in life.
9. Entertainment and TV🕺🕺💃💃🌠📺📻🎞📽🎥
There is no need for you to be watching 10 seasons of friends or the latest seasons DVDs out there. Poor people always justify wasting time in one form or the other. Especially if you are just starting out in your career. Why should you be watching all the live matches on EPL when your job is not Sports Commentator or TV Sports Analyst. There is no need to be to on social media 24/7 unless your business is prospecting clients or doing something valuable to your online business then. You need to be putting in work hours and creative powers using your time , you can be that complacent unless you want to fail.
Getting rich is a rollercoaster. It will take a while to get there. You don’t know what tommorrow holds. You need to hold yourself and position yourself and meet new people, to negotiate your own reality since no one is going to provide it for you.
If you are staying in an environment that is keeping you from being successful 😨😨🤔🤔 Sacrifice it. Move somewhere else. You are in control , if it doesn’t work you are the only who is to blame. Get busy.
Until you make it big, you need to sacrifice your own share of the income. You put it right back in the business. After making your first profits and you must invest in developing your skills or high income skills.
The luxury lifestyle, the first class travels, the private jets, the most expensive cars. Those are the end results of living way below your means for several years or decades.
Unless you are born rich, you have to struggle to get there and sacrifices must be made. Sacrifice comfort for your personal development and long term growth. You don’t need to be spending your first alerts on a new IPhone when you have a working phone. You don’t need a bigger apartment in your 20s or 30s; cut down on rent use the remaining on something more productive.
Poor people spend money trying to look rich while rich people are busy getting rich and richer by acting like they are poor. There is no need for early comfort.
13. The Need To Be Liked.
Successful people are unreasonable people. You need to focus on yourself first and getting rich or wealthy is all about delivering value or getting the job done. It is not about trying to be the most popular person.
If you are too proud to post content on Facebook or Instagram for online business or prospect or follow up with clients, you will not be successful. Maintain focus on your objectives and goals . Put your head down and make the sacrifices. Be humble and get the results. That is how you win.
15. Immediate Desires aka Instant Gratification
The difference between those who make it in life and those who don’t make it in life is the willingness to delay gratification. You must be improving constantly for long term success.
I hope you found this useful and valuable.