10 Things You Need To Do To Become Successful

Many believe that to become wealthy, you’ve either got to win the lottery, receive a windfall inheritance, or do something illegal.

More power to you if you receive the former two… but I don’t suggest the latter.

If you don’t foresee a windfall and don’t want to wait an entire lifetime to possibly, maybe become a millionaire, then it’s time to set your mind to making money in a smarter way.

By adopting these habits and following these tips, you can help streamline the process to finding your personal success:

If you’re serious about gaining success, these are still some of the things you’re going to start doing now…

1. Have clear goals.

Sure, “become a millionaire” may be a good start, but it’s not specific enough.

It’s important to clarify: what kind of millionaire do you want to be?

Do you want to become rich trading penny stocks and to be able to work from home?

Or is it your heart’s desire to start a global empire?

Having a specific goal in mind will help you make a calculated plan of how it can be attained.

Of course, flexibility is key: there will be bumps in the road, and there will be detours. But having a goal in mind can help you stay focused.

2. Be willing to work hard.

Are you ready for long work days? Are you prepared to challenge yourself mentally and physically every day?

Being a businessperson and becoming a millionaire isn’t a typical job where you’re sitting at a desk and goofing off on Facebook half the day.

You’ve got to be willing to work hard and to put your heart in it 100%.

3. Have a mentor.

Having a mentor is the absolute best way to educate yourself in the business world.

Find someone who is doing what you want to do, who is further down the line and who has a proven track record of success.

Chances are, they had a guide who helped them attain their success.

Once you find this person, befriend them, and learn everything you possibly can from them.

Consider yourself an apprentice, learning the trade while beginning to get to work. By being around this person you’ll absorb a lot of really valuable information.

Because I never had a mentor, which hurt my education and potential for many years, my goal now is to be the mentor to my students that I never had!

4. Learn all that you can.

Be obsessive about educating yourself on all things financial.

The financial papers, stock analysis, business news, international news: make them part of your daily reading. Not only can this help inform your investments, but it can make you a more articulate, more goal-oriented person who is aware of the world.

You never know what news might inspire you to make an investment, or might give you an insight for further developing your business.

5. Network.

Align yourself with professionals who are in the world of which you want to gain entry.

By associating with millionaires, you will begin to be part of that culture, which will rub off on you. You’ll not only learn how they conduct themselves in business, but be able to observe their attitude, confidence, and how they maintain a schedule.

This will help you “fake it before you make it,” by learning how to be a professional in the financial world.

6. Learn about penny stocks.

Penny stocks are the way that I made my fortune.

They’re generally hated around the world…

Which makes the competition easier.

It’s an accessible entry into the trading world and the payout can be huge.

7. Do what you’re good at.

Many people say you should “do what you love.”

Well, there’s some wisdom to that, but even more importantly, do what you’re good at.

More often than not, you have some sort of an interest. This might sound cheesy, but you’re not  going to stick with anything that you don’t feel passionate about.

While you might not feel passionate about the penny stocks themselves, you can feel great passion for the game and for the risk of investment.

If starting a business, don’t start a dry cleaning business just because it’s a good business model. Drycleaning has to be something you’re interested in yourself.

You have to align your business with your interests to a certain degree, otherwise it will always feel like drudgery.

8. Know what people are willing to pay for.

In addition to knowing where your talents are, you should know what people are willing to pay for.

Investing in penny stocks is a great way to enter the financial world.

But if that isn’t for you and you want to start a business of your own, figure out what it is that people will pay for.

By anticipating people’s needs and habits, you can create a successful business.

9. Exercise.

A nimble body breeds a nimble mind.

Working out boosts your physical and mental health in a number of ways. It reduces stress hormones, boosts energy and vitality, calms the nervous system, and keeps the heart healthy.

By pumping blood through your body, more nutrients get to your brain, and the better you’ll be not only in person but in business.

Plus, looking good gives you more confidence.

10. Be willing to fail.

If you read my publications, this is a theme you’ll see over and over again.

The more comfortable you become with failing, the better off you will be in the long run.

Failures and setbacks are a natural part of the process of becoming successful…

The key is not letting them hold you back.

When you begin to look at failures as opportunities to continue in a bigger, better, newer way, there will be nothing holding you back from success.

Becoming successful is both a science and an art.

Even with the most profound financial know-how, you won’t get there without cultivating some of the habits detailed in this post.

By following these tips, you will be a lot closer to realizing your potential, and becoming an intelligent investor/trader.


Tim Sykes
Editor, Penny Stock Millionaires

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