The 6 Things Every Millennial Should Do Early On for a Massively Successful Life

The 6 Things Every Millennial Should Do Early On for a Massively Successful Life

One of the best things about life is that you can design it to be the way you want and find not only meaning and create the ideal lifestyle, but also have fun and be truly happy.

Unexpected things will keep happening and the future will always be insecure. These are 2 things we need to learn to work with early on with the help of acceptance and mindfulness. But they are not an issue if you’ve taken into consideration the areas in life that do depend on your actions, and have done something to change what you don’t like about your way of living and your environment.

This is the short version of the wake-up call all millennials need. I won’t be talking about the spiritual aspect of growing, learning and accepting what you can’t change so that you can have peace and contentment, although that’s key too.

In this post, I’ll summarize the actions you should start taking and the habits and practices to develop to guarantee a successful future, filled with joy, a career you enjoy, abundance, the right people and all that while living on your own terms.

Here’s what every millennial should be working on right now:

1. Decide where you are and where you want to be.

Let’s start with a self-analysis, a brutally honest assessment of your current situation.

Others have nothing to do with this so do it alone.

Take a piece of paper and start writing down what you hate about your life, what you enjoy, what you want to stop doing, what you wouldn’t want to be in your future, and how you would like to be spending your days years from now.

That’s your starting point. That’s the big picture.

It may be difficult to open up and talk about your failures, laziness and realize you’re full of regrets and disappointment.

Don’t worry. All that can be fixed. For now your job is to get clear about it and to face the negative side of your personality and current life.

Why? Because to change something you need to carefully define it. That’s where you should start. You’ll now know what you need to work on and how you want things to look like for you in the near future.

2. Find what you love doing the most and turn it into your career.

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You have a passion. There’s something you enjoy doing more than anything else, something that makes you lose track of time, something you’re good at, something that will be your best work so far if you give it the time needed.

Find it. Look for it carefully. Some people’s passions are in front of their eyes the whole time but they keep avoiding it.

Don’t be like that. Face your destiny. Accept the 1 thing you were born to do as your mission and make it a permanent part of your life.

There’s a way to monetize it. Start looking for it. First, you’ll be doing all this in your free time and as a side project. When there’s progress, and when you figure out a way to give value to others by doing what you love, you’ll also have a way to make money from this and turn it into a business.

Do it on the side until you start making income. Then, once it’s bigger than what you’re making at your current job, boldly quit and turn your hobby into a full-time project.

That guarantees you’ll never need to work a day in your life, you’ll have the creative and financial freedom people dream about, you’ll become your own boss, you’ll design the rest of your life around this thing and will enjoy your lifestyle more.

3. Leverage the power of the Internet.

What better way to start making money online, connect with influencers, do your research, build a community and improve your personal brand than to do it from your laptop?

The digital world has no limits. What’s more, working your dream job online gives you location independence. You can work and live anywhere, or travel the world while doing it. Also, these are the best years of your life so do it now.

4. Fall in love with learning.

Leave formal education to average people, focus on self-education. It will make you a fortune, will turn you into a disciplined person ready to have a business of his own and to invest a lot in personal growth.

That sharpens your brain, expands your horizons, turns you into an interesting individual and makes you love life even more.

But don’t settle for one type of learning. You may be a vivid reader and that’s great, but you’ll also need experience, communication with different people, traveling to different cultures and spending time there living like a local. There are many types of education. Try them all.

5. Build better habits.

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Goals are overrated. Habits are better than them.

Habits are the things we repeatedly do, and if we improve what we do daily, we’ll change who we become in the future.

Habits help you build discipline. There are keystone ones that once developed, help you improve all other aspects of your life too.

So start eating right, waking up earlier, going to the gym a few times a week, meditating, journaling, using to-do lists, doing focused work during your most productive time every day, having a bedtime ritual for better sleep, automating some aspects of your business, etc.

Work on one of these at a time, the results will come soon.

A good habit is for life, and the benefits are beyond imagination.

6. Be smart with money.

Learn the basics of finance to get an idea of how money works.

Then, here are a few key things to remember to never end up broke but to live a good and wealthy life:

  • never go in debt, there’s always a chance to choose something else;
  • never spend more than you earn;
  • don’t buy stuff you don’t need;
  • save more than you spend;
  • manage your money the same way you manage your time – value it, spend it on stuff that matters, enjoy it;
  • stop doing the things that will never make you rich.

These are actually the money habits you should build over time. Doing all that will change your attitude towards money, you’ll make smart financial decisions and will have higher chances of constantly growing your income and saving enough to be able to afford any lifestyle you want in a year or a few.

That’s enough to get you started on your way to success.

Forget anything you’ve known so far.

You have time on your hands, you’re young and full of energy, you have all it takes to succeed. Don’t let that potential slip away. Make the most of it.

See also:

Why Millennials Are Trending Toward Minimalism

Why a Purpose-Driven Mission is Key to Motivating Millennials

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Becoming an Online Merchant: 4 Tips to Find the Perfect Product to Sell

Becoming an Online Merchant: 4 Tips to Find the Perfect Product to Sell

E-commerce is a booming industry and will only continue to grow in the coming years. That’s why it’s not so surprising that there are plenty of people who want even just a small slice of the proverbial pie.

But whether or not you are looking to establish a full-blown online store or would simply want to supplement your income by buying and selling items on the side, you have to pick a product to sell that would, well, sell.

With the right marketing strategy, one can argue that anything and everything can be sold online. However, the real challenge is finding a product that is conducive to success. How do you find that product? Here are a few pointers.

Finding The Ideal Product to Sell

1. Target Hobbyists and Collectors

You’ll be surprised by just how much money hobbyists and collectors are willing to spend to fuel their passions.

If you have a knack for finding rare items, you’ll be a big hit with collectors. Whether they’re interested in action figures and toys, lapel pins, first edition books, stickers, sports cards, or even antique dinnerware. Just make sure that everything is legitimate.

Meanwhile, there is no shortage of hobbies on which people willingly invest their time and money.

Some of the more popular ones include biking, fishing, knitting and crocheting, calligraphy, model building (including radio-controlled vehicles), and handicrafts. Look for a leisure pursuit where you can act as the product-based solution and you’ll easily enamor yourself to these customers.

2. Something Hard to Find or Can’t be Bought Locally

There are some things that can be easily found in a local grocery store or a specialty shop — say gardening or baking supplies. But what about specialty foods, magician’s accessories, eco-friendly products, and fandom items?

Most likely, people will go online to find these. You can enlist the help of Google Trends and Google Keyword Tool to get a glimpse of what kinds of products people are searching for online and use the results as a guide to pick a niche product to sell.

You can also try to sell products that can’t be bought or difficult to procure locally, like Japanese Kitkats, the “three-story” alfajor Oreos, or Asian beauty products. The latter, in particular, is a good place to start since a lot of products are only available in select countries or regions but are available through wholesale Asian cosmetics websites. Do the hard work of sourcing these products (and offer them at reasonable prices) and see just how much your customers will love you.

3. Star with The Accessories Before The Big-Ticket Items

When people buy big-ticket items such as 4K TVs, high-end smartphones, and gaming laptops, they buy them only once. Their next purchase of these kinds of products will probably be in the next two to three years.

These are big investments, after all, and people are much more reluctant to spend huge amounts so often. However, accessories are much more common purchases and people are relatively more agreeable to spending more often on these items. Especially when they’re meant to increase the performance or ensure the longer life of the bigger product.

Think about HDMI cables and switchers for TVs, charging cables and power banks as well as cases and protectors for smartphones, and gaming accessories like a mouse, a keyboard, and a good pair of headphones.

If you already sell the big-ticket items, then it’s a wise decision to add the accessories to your online catalog. If you’ve yet to choose what to sell on your online shop and/or you have a limited capital, you should consider selling these kinds of accessories first.

4. Consumables Mean Customers That Keep Coming Back

Consumables mean that you will have a steady customer base and a rather reliable revenue stream. What’s more, when people need to order products from you regularly, it’s much easier to build a loyal customer base.

Think about specialty cooking ingredients (Himalayan pink salt, anyone?), supplies for arts and crafts, and even cosmetics. Just make sure you’re able to deliver each and every time, since you don’t know when your customers will run out of their stock or order in bulk in advance.

Of course, choosing which product to sell is just one part of a thriving online business, since you should also take into consideration the demand, potential competition, and reliable suppliers, among others. However, it’s also undeniable that finding a saleable item is a huge contributor to your business success. Good luck on your journey as an online entrepreneur!

If you're into ecommerce, you might be wondering what product to sell on your online store. Here are 4 great ideas that are sure to make you money and bring you loyal customers: #ecommerce #onlinestore #makemoneyonline #sidehustle