5 Life Lessons I Discovered About Success

5 Life Lessons I Discovered About Success

I dived in and created business opportunities for my new masters. But I kept publishing and sharing my ideas and observations about the emerging marketing, business and publishing opportunities before starting my 9-5 day job. So every day for the next 4 years I wrote, published and shared. I didn’t know it at the time but I was bootstrapping a business. But you can create for yourself while doing the day job. Invest in yourself everyday Create and share your art with the world. You can then decide how you will turn the content and art into business opportunities. So right from day one I started using Twitter to share. One day at a time I have discovered that success creeps up on you if you are prepared to invest in yourself and do the work. One day at a time.

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Life lessons
Ever had a request for a meeting from your manager?

My boss wanted to have quick catchup. Nothing unusual about that. It happened all the time.

But soon as I sat down I knew it wasn’t any ordinary meeting.

It was one of “those” meetings.

The ones we dread.

To be let go.

It happens to many of us.

So I joined another company. It was the rise of the personal computer revolution. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were in a battle to dominate the new tech landscape.

I dived in and created business opportunities for my new masters. After 2 years I was headhunted to another company because of my drive, ambition and results.

So this time I had the choice and more control.

Three years later I had transformed their business, increased sales by over 500% and company revenue had grown from $6 million to $30 million.

But then I was called to meet with the CEO. A normal occurrence.

Again it was one of “those” meetings.

But this time it was bit different.

Our major supplier had not been paid its debts and was placing our company into liquidation.

I was out of a job again!

Fast forward

A few years later I was between jobs. That’s code for “unemployed”.

The social media revolution was just starting. It was 2008. Facebook only had about 50 million users and Twitter had just breached 5 million.

I was fascinated by the possibilities. I had the time and space to observe and be aware of potentialities.

So I made an intuitive decision.

A small voice whispered that something big was brewing. And I wanted to be involved. I started writing online and publishing my own creations.

Two weeks later I had secured a new job.

But I kept publishing and sharing my ideas and observations about the emerging marketing, business and publishing opportunities before starting my 9-5 day job.

The gatekeepers

The reality then and it still is now that the gatekeepers that we needed before to share our ideas and creation with the world were no longer in the way.

We no longer had to beg permission of a journalist or media mogul to have our voice heard.

The mobile phone and the success of the iPhone put publishing machines in everyone’s pockets.

So every day for the next 4 years I wrote, published and shared.

I didn’t realise then the power and significance of that daily habit.

Invest in yourself

I now owned my creation. Built my own opportunities. Invested in myself.

Sitting down to create every…

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