“The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.”
– Richard Dawkins
Three easy ways to instantly make yourself more successful
Today’s post is going to be a quick one because I’m writing it from a bench at the Miami airport. If you want to read something longer check out my complete guide to making an extra $2,000 a month. Otherwise, stick around and learn about the only three “lifehacks” that ever actually work.
Each of these activities is easy to do and will yield some major returns.
1. Carry a crisp $100 bill with you while out on dates
Go to the bank and get a fresh $100 bill. If you’re going on a date, or meeting someone important for lunch, bring it with. If you’re paying for anything, like drinks or ice cream, use the hundred bucks. It will stand out more than a debt card or crumpled up $20.
This is especially effective if you’re still in college. Ordering Starbucks and paying with a newly minted $100 will get compliments.
Additionally, having cash on hand is always useful. They’ll come a day when you run into trouble and can’t use a card or visit the ATM. When this happens you’re already prepared and won’t look like a fool.
2. Start a blog
Blogging doesn’t have to be an impressive endeavor.
I have a friend who has a blog he updates roughly once a month. He’s not making tons of money or getting mobbed by fans, but he puts out great insights into stuff that interests him. I have another friend who wanted to meet him.To get an idea of what the guy was about, my other friend visited his blog.
A 500 word monthly blog post that takes half an hour to write still increased someone’s social circle.
Everyone should, at the very least, make a free WordPress blog. A blog lets people know about you and gives them insights into what you’re like. It’s the cheapest, and easiest, form of public relations.
Invest an afternoon into writing posts and get a lifetime of free advertising in return.
3. Take notes and ask questions
About 10 days ago I started a book called The Education of Millionaires.
In it is a section on networking and meeting new people.
The author gives the following advice:
(Click here to learn more about The Education of Millionaires)
It amazes me at how many people never ask anyone anything.
If you meet someone, get them to tell you about themselves.
Silence never earns friendships or opens new doors.
If you meet someone who you’d like to learn from, ask questions and try to engage them.