“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
― Anthony G. Oettinger
Let’s face it, spending so much time on social media has its hazards. It is easy to say that doing so is an ideal way to relax your nerves and catch up with all the drama with what is happening with your “friends.” Yet many self-made millionaires understand why spending such time on social media may not be beneficial to their goals. Since time is such an important commodity, self-made millionaires will rather spend their time somewhere else.
“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
― Dave Eggers
It is important that self-made millionaires continue building their reading skills. They know that reading remains a lifelong skill that will build and sharpen their minds to the world around them. Through reading they can build their verbal and comprehensive abilities. This is important to a self-made millionaire since he or she will be making pitches to investors, speaking to an audience every now and then and communicating their vision or goals to their team.
They connect with their friends and family
“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”
― Mitch Albom
Self-made millionaires understand the importance of relationships. They are always busy building their businesses and careers and whatever time they have between that should be used to connect with their family and friends. Climbing the corporate ladder should not be engaging enough for you to neglect your family and genuine friends. Such relationships are vital to the success of a self-made millionaire as this affects an all-round outlook of his or her well-being.
It goes beyond connecting passively, self-made millionaires actively connect with their family and friends.
They have hobbies
“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Yes, while many advise that the best route to success should be a fast tracked one, self-made millionaires try not to burn themselves out. Hobbies have a way of offering us a breath of fresh air to keep us grounded and relieve stress. It could also be an avenue to develop other life skills and networking opportunities.
“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”
― Jorge Luis Borges
A lot of networking activities occur outside the realm of corporate hours. Instead of simply networking on social media, self-made millionaires go above the virtual into the real world of weekend breakfasts, cocktail hours, and after-hours gatherings for conversations. For them it is not about meeting people to land new sales or to find a new employee; rather, it is about talking to people and meeting people and partaking in exciting discussion that will propel more success.
The more people you have in your network, the more opportunities will emerge. Every self-made millionaire knows these.
They learn something new
“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
Millionaires know that they don’t need to get stuck. Life is constantly changing and it is necessary for them to adapt to such changes by improving their knowledge and skills. Many think that education in a formal institution is what defines success. But self-made millionaires know that this assumption is wrong; success is about facing the real world and offering solutions to problems. To be fit for this, self-made millionaires move ahead by learning new skills or enrolling for professional classes.
There is no point in reducing their productivity or getting caught up in the endless drama that takes place on social media. Self-made millionaires are pursuing more success and doing well to attain it.
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