Think. Read. Think. Use your native intelligence to its maximum potential; most people are intellectually lazy, but the winners are not. Think. Focus on your goals and objectives with razor sharp precision. Think. Pay attention to details - the Devil is in them, and you have to get rid of him. Think. Work twice as hard as anyone else. Think. Find a gray haired mentor or three, and draw upon their experience - ain’t nuttin’ like experience to make things go right. Think. While shrugging off failure (and it WILL happen - more than once) stop to learn its lessons by thinking. Think. Differentiate the unimportant from the important, and don’t waste time on the unimportant or irrelevant. Think. Hire only the best people, and quickly get rid of the underperformers; then motivate the achievers so they, too, can afford to buy that Eclipse. Think. It’s 90% sweat and 10% brains, and even good thinking takes sweat effort - don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Think. ALWAYS understand the other guy’s motivations; they will be different than yours, and you must know what they are. Think. Don’t assume - remember the old adage: when you “ass u me” you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”. Think. Question the details of every legal agreement you enter into until you thoroughly understand its totallity. Think. Remember: there’s no free lunch, and if a deal looks too good to be true, it most likely is. Think. Keep your personal life in order, stable and balanced - personal problems get in the way of wealth creation. Think. Shun time wasters; they care not one wit for you. Think. Forever stay alert for opportunities - the world is a huge bread basket absolutely loaded with opportunities. Think. While focusing on the positives of opportunities, always understand the elements of the downsides, and take necessary steps to minimize or eliminate them. Think. Only engage in business deals where you and the other party(ies) have parallel economic interests where everybody wins or loses together. Think. Or, marry a rich girl, but think about it first.
And above all else, character counts. Think about it.
Love that Eclipse - Cirrus, too!