Are there successful people who are known for being really lazy?


Because I religiously follow this:


1.) Procrastination

Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing. Examine procrastination from every side. It’s trying to tell you something. LISTEN TO IT.

2.) Failure

Learn how to overcome a particular failure, and not repeat the same mistakes. Keep failing until you accidentally no longer fail. THAT’S PERSISTENCE.

3.) Poor Networking

Many people network too much. Entrepreneurship is hard enough. Work your 20 hours then RELAX WHEN YOU CAN.

4.) Zero-tasking

You should strive for excellence in zero-tasking. Do nothing. Sometimes it’s better to just be quiet, to not think of anything at all. OUT OF SILENCE COMES THE GREATEST CREATIVITY.

5.) Not Original

Take two older ideas that have nothing to do with each other, make them have sex, and then BUILD A BUSINESS AROUND THE BASTARD UGLY CHILD THAT RESULTS.

6.) Do Anything To Get A “Yes”

One out of 100 will say “yes”. You get the occasional loss leader, but ULTIMATELY THE BIG FISH GETS REELED IN.

7.) Poor Judgment of People

The mediocre entrepreneur is at higher risk of bringing the wrong people into their circle. SPEND A LOT MORE TIME getting to know the people who you want to bring closer.






James Altucher is the author of the bestselling book Choose Yourself, editor at The Altucher Report and host of the popular podcast, The James Altucher Show, which takes you beyond business and entrepreneurship by exploring what it means to be human and achieve well-being in a world that is increasingly complicated. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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