Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn how the most respected professionals in the world got to the top of their respective fields? Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss helps you to learn exactly that. The author has created a handy guidebook for anyone looking for some inspirations. Maybe you have just graduated or are early in your career and want to know what you need to do to build a successful career. Maybe you have been working for a while and you are stuck on how to get to the next level. Either way, the book provides some useful insights to help you make the changes required. So, what exactly can you learn from the book?
Reading is a cornerstone of success
The author set out to compile a list of the key habits of the most successful people in their respective fields. Do you know what he found? For many, books are an important source of learning and inspiration. Many of us can slip into the belief that the people at the top of their fields are naturally talented and successful. But the truth is they invest a lot of time in reading and learning. The reason they have the knowledge they have is simply because they acquired it through reading. This does not just mean reading books to learn dry subjects such as how to design computer software. Often the books provide personal or spiritual guidance. The mental side of personal development, having the right approach and mindset is often more important.
Failure is part of the journey
Everyone has failed at something and although setbacks can feel overwhelming, those who reach the top always learn important lessons from failure. They do not give up and stop doing what they do. Instead they pick themselves up, adjust and try again. Sometimes they fail over and over before they succeed. Learning a little more each time until they figure out the right way to overcome the obstacle.
You need to take care of your wellbeing
We can all feel overwhelmed by everything we have to do. As we become more and more successful, the list of things we need to do, and the number of people who want something from us only gets larger. A key trend in how those at the top cope with the demands on them, is that they say no a lot more than they say yes. Its crucial to look after your own wellbeing so that you are able to operate at the level required. No one operate at 100% capacity indefinitely, it’s just not possible. One of the many tips shared, is to ask yourself are you only saying yes to something to be polite, or because you are feeling guilty? If so, you should make sure you actually say no.
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