1. Fake it. You’ll make it.
The same principle is at play in “fake it till you make it.” If you act in a certain way, your feelings, emotions, confidence levels, and overall attitude will gravitate in that direction. The result? Eventually, you make it.
2. Act confident. No matter what.
One of your greatest assets is your confidence. The problem is, it’s hard to project confidence from a mind filled with fear and doubt. Many entrepreneurs and soon-to-be-successful people suffer from a condition known as the imposter syndrome — a feeling of inferiority and personal misgivings about one’s status or achievement.
3. Ask people for help.
Smart people know how not smart they are. That’s why the smartest people are often the ones asking for help.
4. Be selective about who you spend time with.
Entrepreneurs know the value of time. They understand that “spending time” is the equivalent of spending money, except that money is a renewable resource, while time is not.
5. Dress the part.
Like it or not, people judge you based on how you’re dressed. It’s not just nice clothes that make an impact. It’s the right clothes. You have to look like you belong to the group, [and] you have to look a little better than the group.
6. Take risks.
Good entrepreneurs take risks well. The secret to being a great risk taker is simply to start taking risks. Sounds simple, but it’s true.
7. Write your own online biography.
If someone wants to know more about you, what are they going to do? They’re going to Google your name. They’re not stalking. They just want to know who you are, what you do and what you’re all about.