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Invest in improving your business relationships

Buffett: "You will move in the direction of the people that you associate with. So it's important to associate with people that are better than yourself."

As the famous saying goes, we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Make sure to associate with those further along the path who can potentially help you learn new things, grow, and advance your career.

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In a video posted on LinkedIn, Buffett said,

If you can't communicate, it's like winking at a girl in the dark--nothing happens. You can have all the brainpower in the world, but you have to be able to transmit it. And the transmission is communication.

He added that investing in developing your communication skills -- both in writing and in-person -- "can increase your value by at least 50 percent."

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The Oracle of Omaha also once said:

We look for three things when we hire people. We look for intelligence, we look for initiative or energy, and we look for integrity. And if you don't have the latter, the first two will kill you.

Tony Simons in The Integrity Dividend argues for integrity as the predominant characteristic that "touches every aspect of your business." When practiced in its best form, says Simons, integrity enhances the value of the business and drives profitability.

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1. Check up on yourself.

Distractions can be internal as well as external, so start by looking within. If you're all over the place, ask yourself

  • What's really going on?
  • What's the source of your flightiness or anxiety?
  • What do you need to be working on in your life?

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5 Decision-making Types: Which One Are You?
  • To achieve any form of success in life, there are certain key elements to recognize
  • You are definitely going to need talent, hard work and some form of luck here and there
  • But one of the very intrinsic thing that you need that people don't talk often 
  • Is to know how you make decisions on a very subconscious level 
  • Because you are going to make shit loads of decisions on the way of life 

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SELF - CONTROL

Have you ever heard someone say, "I wish I had that kind of willpower ," when her friend orders the salad instead of the chicken? It's as if they are convinced some people were born with self control . But self discipline is a learned skill, not an innate characteristic.

There's no evidence that increased leisure time equates to increased self-discipline. In fact, it doesn't matter how much time you have but what you choose to do with your time, matters.

Similar to building physical muscle, your mental muscle requires intentional exercise. Over time, your self-discipline muscles can be built.

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