Recently I had business meeting with a guy who owns 8 hotels. If he were to walk by you on the street you would have no idea.
Until you talk to him….he had a certain poise and conviction in his voice.
He articulated his response emphasizing his words with subtle hand gestures, reaffirming his message. His words had wisdom and sense of belief.
We got talking about his past and wrote drove him to build so much wealth.
(I’ll tell you his reasons, and then give you the 2 lessons after)
His reasons, were because he never wanted to be poor and the freedom the wealth gave him. He said he could pickup his phone and travel anywhere in the world, knowing he had a top notch team handling everything. Simple yet profound reasons.
But digging further, he was more interested in sharing his 2 lessons someone needed to reach his position.
1. Hard Work
We hear it all the time…work hard, work hard, work hard. But what does this really mean?
And then it finally clicked.
Working loooong hours is working hard. But are you doing the HARD and difficult work?
Successful people have a habit of doing the Hard Work. This is the crap you don’t want to do. You know the stuff, you have it everyday. But instead of doing the hard work, you do tons of the easy work…and by working long hours you think you’re getting shit done, but ultimately you’re doing a bunch of stuff that has little impact.
Takeaway: You only have so much willpower in your day, so get in the habit of doing the ‘hard work’ as early as possible when you have the highest willpower. By doing so, you’ll get the important stuff done when you have the most energy, and then once you’re done, you’ll get even more momentum because you’ve accomplished the difficult tasks. That’s doing Hard Work.
2. The People You Mix With
It’s often said that you are the average sum of the 5 closest people around you.
For this guy, he surrounded himself with awesome people. People that could get shit done. People he could trust. People that were better then him.
He became the guy who put the talent together, and they took over from there.
Get serious about who you hang with.
For me, I created a contact list in my phone of my TOP 5. These are people that I want to associate with.
After regularly contacting the Top 5, I’ve been able to forge new business relationships, get access to lifestyle luxuries, and elevate my game to the next level.
Takeaway: You are the average sum of the 5 closest people around you. Be proactive about spending time with people who are making tons of money, living the lifestyle you want, or any other goals you desire. By regularly contacting them, you’ll eventually find a shared interest, and soon you’ll be operating their level.
BOOM! There you have it. 2 awesome lessons from a wealthy hotel investor. Go take action and rock it to the next level!