I did a little review of the 1983 epic movie scarface. If you did not see this movie, you should. However,i got some learning tips from it. Read on…..
Don’t Mince Words. While I’m an advocate of ‘you don’t have to comment’, when you need to speak, say it as it is. When you are reputed for saying things literally, you earn a reputation for honesty and respect.
Seize Opportunities. Many would come but most would come after seizing the first or a major one. When you meet an important figure, be quick to sell yourself, leave an impression and offer a solution. Faint heart never won fair lady. Have the craving for something different, something which people have either ran away from or claimed impossible.
You have just your balls and your words. In every assignment, task, job or duty, know what is expected of you. Know your role, and more importantly, do all you can to achieve this. If there is ever a break in agreement or transmission, never be the one to be the cause. More so, hold fast to your actions and take responsibilities.
Know When To Cut Ties. Know when to back out from a relationship or dealing. Study on-going situations, and take stock. Sit back and analyze. I feel some deals, persons, and opportunities are just ladders. They help you get to where you need to go next, and you let go, and move on. Not because you don’t appreciate the past effort, but the dream or goals are bigger, a move-on is undebatable.
Surround Yourself With The Right People. This can’t be under stressed or over-emphasized. The right people would either help you in hard times, or take you higher. I’ll still say this: your followers and likers on twitter and Instagram are not my definition of good people. Until they are beneficial and add value, they are basically time wasters.
Work smart, not hard. Bottom line here is you work hard for someone, you work smart for yourself. It’s going to be very hard to devote the human and intellectual resources you put in some PLC into you own company and not be very fruitful. Peradventure you love your current source of livelihood under someone’s control, then efficiency and improvement is key. Device means of doing things better, and or faster. Hard work almost means busy, smart work is more like being productive.
Money equals power. Power equals more women. This is for those whose big dreams are women and fame. I stand to be UNCORRECTED, money answers a whole lot. Money does a whole lot. If you want power, fame, and women, brother, get money…..kaput!
Don’t cross somebody first. Revenge is sweeter. Its much easier to be at peace. The danger of causing trouble first is that it leaves you awake, and too conscious of possible reaction to your action. In your personal, business, relationship and social matters, why not play the calm one, and never strike first. Allow the first blow help you strategize how well to return the blow with punches and head boot and upper cuts.