Work Smarter and Better: 9 Tried and True Methods
Hello Penny Stock Millionaires!,
An all too common catch phrase is: “work smarter, not harder”.
The idea behind this concept is that rather than spinning your wheels doing busy work, if you really target your efforts, you can do more in less time.
Sounds good, right?
Personally, I think that it’s dismissive to imply that you don’t have to work hard to succeed in business or trading.
Truthfully, if you want lasting success, not just flash-in-the-pan success, you’ll probably work harder than you ever have.
That doesn’t mean it has to be grueling though.
In fact, I’ve prepared these 9 methods for you to help.
They’re designed to help you work smarter and better, so that your hard work can truly pay off in record time…
Wake up early.
More than any single act, this millionaire habit can make your days come together in a more streamlined way.
Establish a routine for yourself in the early morning hours. Wake up early, and spend some quiet time preparing for your day.
Part of this might be getting stuff out of the way that could impede on your trading later on: quotidian stuff like paying bills, working out, or taking your shirts to the dry cleaner.
Use this time not only to get things out of the way, but to have some quiet time to consider what you hope to accomplish in the day ahead.
Do some reading of the news; get up to date. You’ll be better prepared to face the day when the market opens, and that’s a promise.
Get with the program.
If you want to hone your trading skills quickly and efficiently, it’s smart to engage in a program dedicated to just that.
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Make a “to don’t” list.
There’s a lot of emphasis put on completing the tasks on your to-do list. However, it can be just as powerful to have a “to don’t” list.
Try it for yourself.
Make a list of the things that you know will sap your energy and attention and waste your time during trading hours.
This might be going out to lunch with friends, checking Facebook, or any number of different things.
Refer to it as religiously as you do your to do list, and try to avoid these time wasting behaviors.
It will make you a smarter and far more efficient worker.
Keep track of your good ideas.
Good ideas are kind of like dreams: they fade away easily and quickly from your memory.
Don’t let good ideas slip away.
Keep a pen and paper handy at all times, or take notes on your cell phone, either verbally or by typing (there are all sorts of apps for this).
Filter through your ideas at the end of each day, and see what gems you might have had.
Discard the ideas that don’t make sense or that with further thought aren’t so great.
Make this a regular practice: sometimes, just taking a note of a good idea can plant the seed for future success.
Make learning a daily habit.
I don’t know how to overstate the importance of making reading a habit.
To be successful, you’ve got to become a learning machine. Absorb all of the knowledge that you can by reading, watching the news, and consuming via radio or podcast.
Learn all that you can about business, about successful traders, and about world news.
Not only will learning all that you can increase your ability to talk at cocktail parties and networking events, but it will give you a global perspective.
This can inform future trades, give you ideas for business opportunities, and help give you fuel and inspiration to keep going in your career.
There is literally no list of cons here; only pros.
Get a mentor.
One of the easiest and most effective paths to working smarter and better?
Get a mentor.
A mentor, who is further along in their career than you, is more seasoned in trading and has been through a few (or more likely, a lot of) ups and downs.
You can basically take a shortcut in your own path to success by avoiding what they did wrong and doing what they did right.
Why on earth would you take the long way when it’s so easy to get a leg up?
Trust me, I know all too well as I NEVER had a mentor. So I had to learn everything I know the hard way and that cost me SO much money and time it makes me sick…I want better for you.
Working with a mentor will allow you to work in a more effective and targeted way. I try to act as a mentor here in Penny Stock Millionaires and in my paid publications because I never had a mentor, and I realize now that I could have made my millions far faster if I had.
Hone your sales speech.
When people ask what you do, do you hem and haw and sheepishly say “well, I’ve been trying this trading thing…”?
If this sounds at all like you, then I’ve got news: you can do far better.
Take the time to hone your pitch or your “elevator speech.”
You should be able to quickly, concisely, and most importantly, proudly sell yourself in a very short amount of time.
Think of a 30-second way to explain what it is that you do, why you’re good at it, and why your services are valuable.
Then, try to condense it into about 15-20 seconds. Sometimes, you don’t have a lot of time to make a good first impression, so it’s good to be prepared.
This can bring a lot of opportunities your way.
Don’t say “yes” to everything.
It’s so easy to say yes when people ask you to do things or to go places, particularly if the event or item in question is in the future.
If you end up flaking out when push comes to shove, this isn’t going to make you look good as a person or a businessperson.
However, to truly work smarter, it’s important that you really consider things before agreeing to them. So when you’re invited to an event or asked to take part in a project, it’s totally fine to say “I need to think about it; can I get back to you by the end of the week?”.
This will give you the time to truly consider if this thing will take you further toward your goals, and if you can actually live up to your end of the bargain.
It will make your life easier, and it will make you better able to remain professional.
Schedule time off.
Know when to say when. You need time off to rest, recover, and clear your mind so that you can come back to your trading with a fresh perspective.
Honor that need, and give yourself ample time off. Maybe it’s a few hours you carve out of the day in the evening, or maybe you take every Sunday off.
Whatever works for you, do make time to spend with family and doing what you love; it will serve you in the long run, and make you a more effective worker when the trading bell rings.
Instead of trying to make your workload easier, focus on making your hard work count. By following the tips detailed in this post, you will make all of your efforts more effective in taking you toward your financial and life goals.
Try adding these tricks to your everyday routine, and chances are you’ll see a huge uptick in productivity.
There you go!
After reading these nine methods, do you think work smart?
Or do you just work hard?
Talk to you tomorrow,
Editor, Penny Stock Millionaires