“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
— Jim Rohn
So I didn’t even try to achieve success. It was out of my reach. When I heard Jim’s quote, I got curious. Could it be so simple? I started a bunch of new habits, and sure enough, I got some results.
We all want to rule the world someday — to launch and grow a creative project that empowers us to work when we feel like it, buy what we want, and travel wherever we please. But in the meantime, we need to pay the bills, and that requires a job.
Selling is a crucial part of virtually any side hustle or creative endeavor. Entrepreneurs sell opportunities to investors and products to customers. Authors sell the value of their ideas to agents, publishers, and eventually readers. If you want your creative goals to be more than a hobby, you need to start learning how to sell, and the best way I’ve found is through practice.
At its core, networking is primarily the ability to strike up and sustain an interesting conversation with strangers. Ridesharing is an awesome chance to practice that. You can have interactions with a wide variety of people and get some feedback in the form of ratings.
Working with successful entrepreneurs as a consultant, I’ve stumbled upon dozens of insights that have helped in my own business. Assisting gives you the chance to learn how a successful business works, watch closely as an expert solves problems, and ask lots of questions.
How do you find a management position? Start small. Franchises, such as fast food restaurants, have very effective management training programs. Personally, I got my start in leadership by running marketing activations for General Motors. When it comes to practicing leadership, it’s less about the prestige of the position and more about having people to lead.