Why Successful People Always Stay A Student

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When I met my first mentor I wasn’t impressed by his expensive car, his multi-million dollar business, or even how he managed hundreds of people.

No, I was impressed by how humble he was and how many questions he kept asking ME.

I thought to myself: Here’s a guy who’s rich, established, has everything — and he’s asking my opinion on everything? What the hell do I know?

At first, I thought he was just trying to make me feel important. That’s a common strategy that some people use to influence people.

But after a while, I noticed that he asked everyone for their opinion — and he actually cared. He listened. He even told me that his best ideas came from people who he usually wouldn’t ask.

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The Danger Of Thinking Big

We live in interesting times. Technology has made a lot of things possible that we couldn’t think of, just a few years ago.

We all crave innovation, change, and improvement. That’s why ideas, creativity, and knowledge are one of the most important resources in the world.

New apps and services pop up every single day. And it seems like every single one of them is a success.

I often hear people, with big ideas, say: “How difficult is it to come up with a new app? You just need to think big and have a great idea.”

And then they continue: “You hire a freelance developer. Release it. Sell it. And BOOM. Relax on a beach.”

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How To Work Hard Without Burning Out

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Do you ever feel that the demands of your job are too much? If so, that’s not a surprise. Modern-day life demands much of us as human beings.

That has been the case for decades. And often, those high demands result in burnout. Researchers have studied the phenomenon of burnout from the 70s. The results? It’s not good.

Research shows that high levels of burnout are associated with the following issues:

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Sleep disturbance.
  • Memory impairment.
  • Neck pain.

And there’s more. Burnout increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
And there’s even more. But I think you get the point.

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Stop Trying To Figure Out Life

Life is pretty awesome, isn’t it? But it’s also difficult to figure out life.

I often hear grownups say: “Do you remember how awesome it was to be a kid?” For most of us, that’s true. When we look back, we see how simple our life was.

When you’re young, you play with your toys, go to school, hang out, play sports, etc. But as you grow up, life gets more complicated by the year.

  • First, you have to decide whether you go to college or not.
  • Then, you have to decide what you want to become.
  • You have to get a job.
  • You start thinking about settling down.
  • You get a car.
  • You get a mortgage to buy a house.
  • You have bills to pay. Maybe you have debt.
  • Maybe you get a dog.
  • How about marriage? Yup. Definitely.
  • And then kids.
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