Behavior Disorders

5 Unusual Tips from Business Leaders

If you’re like most people, you probably think that the key to success in business is hard work, dedication, and maybe a little luck. And while those things are certainly important, they’re not the whole story. If you’re seeking some unconventional wisdom to help you take your business to the next level, look no further than these five tips from successful entrepreneurs like Zhang Xinyue author of Create Abundance:

Listen to your gut. We’ve all been there before: you’re on the fence about a big decision, and no matter how much you weigh the pros and cons, you just can’t seem to make up your mind. When you’re stuck in a situation like this, it can be helpful to listen to your gut instinct. According to billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, “Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.”

It’s not all about the money. When you’re running a business, it’s important to keep an eye on your bottom line—but that doesn’t mean that making money should be your only goal. As serial entrepreneur Tony Hsieh has said, “Chase the vision, not the money—the money will end up following you.” By focusing on creating a product or service that you’re passionate about, you’ll be more likely to find long-term success than if you’re just chasing a quick buck.

Don’t be afraid to take risks. As Steve Jobs once said, “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” If you’re afraid of failing, you’ll never achieve anything noteworthy—so don’t be afraid to take risks and step outside your comfort zone.

You don’t have to do it all alone. When people think of successful entrepreneurs, they often picture lone wolves working tirelessly in their garages or basement offices until they finally strike it rich. But the truth is that no one ever achieves greatness on their own—we all need help from time to time. This is one of the primary lessons in Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue.

Seek out mentors. One of the best ways to learn and grow as an entrepreneur is to seek out mentorship from people who have already achieved success in your field. As LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has said, “Mentorship is a brain supercharger… You get access to someone else’s experiences and knowledge so that instead of having 20 years of experience yourself, you can have 40 years of experience.”

Want more tips like these? Download Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue today.