How to be successful in life: 4 tips I got from networking 1

There are a lot of tips and strategies out there on how to be successful in life. Did their wealth come from their parents stock investing or financial planning, their connections or their hard work? In the past, I will look at successful people and wonder how they got there. Just how did they get there?

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After many networking session later, I noticed that many successful people came from humble background. A majority of them became successful because of these 4 common qualities.

Willing to learn

Successful people are people who seeks for knowledge. Even the richest person in the world (at the point of writing he has became second richest), Bill Gates reads around 500 books in a given year. This means he reads on average 1.36 book a day.

When was the last time you read a book?

I found out that most people stop reading books after they graduate from school. Is it true for you too?

Bonus: Here is a recommended book (5 ways to start investing with $3000) for you.

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Willing to invest

Successful people know what they want in life. If they have not reached that level yet, they will read books or attend courses that help them get there. They are willing to spend time, effort and money to learn so that they can reach their goals. Going for course is one of the fastest way you can reach your goals. That is because you can shorten your learning curve by learning from a mentor. You can ask questions and clear your doubts. What’s more you can also network with people who have the same goals with you.

When was the last time you go to learn something that you really wanted?

Bonus: Here are some resources (stock investment courses) that help you get there.



Your body is the temple of your soul. It will be more difficult to achieve your goals if you are feeling weak, tired most of the time. It is as if you are constantly pedaling a bicycle up-slope. According to research, working out regularly clears your head and makes you feel more motivated.

When was the last time you wore your running shoes and go for a jog?

Bonus: Here is one quick way to get your started. (AIA Vitality)

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Avoiding time wastage

Let’s do a simple experiment. Go take a train or bus, look at how many people staring down at their phones. Guess what they are doing? They are probably scrolling through social media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc). Successful people knows that money isn’t the most important resource. Time is. It is the only thing that we cannot get back.

Are you also guilty of wasting time on your candy crash apps?

Many of you probably have already heard of this multiple times. When was the last time you heard about these tips? If you already have, have you been doing anything about it?

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I wish everyone of you success in your life.

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