For most people, finding exactly what they love and monetising it is one of life’s biggest challenges. Those money tips are exactly what tycoon Warren Buffet says drove him to success in investing and finding great deals. “Being successful in almost anything means having a passion for it,” he told Market Watch. “If you see someone with even reasonable intelligence and a terrific passion for what they do, and [they] get people around them to march even when those people can’t see over the top of the next hill, things are gonna happen.”
Write everything down
Business magnate Richard Branson has on many occasions said he makes lists of all kinds. “I have always lived my life by making lists,” he wrote in a blog post. “These vary from lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen. I also have lists of topics to blog about, lists of tweets to send, and lists of upcoming plans.” He advises to write down every single idea you have, no matter how big or small, and then to challenge yourself to follow through. Lists are a great way to set financial priorities.
It’s not all luck (or talent)
It’s easy to credit your success to being in the right place at the right time, but in the end, no real achievement can come without hard work. That’s a lesson hip-hop mogul Sean Combs learned early on, and it’s driven the money tips he follows. Combs told Forbes that at the age of 12, he learned that if he gives customers his best and services them differently, whether it’s with music, clothing or vodka, he’ll get a return on his efforts.