When Walt Disney launched the timeless classic, The Jungle Book, in 1968, who knows if they deliberately chose the Chinese ‘Year of the Monkey’ to do so? Roll forward to 2016 and the Year of the Monkey falls once again, auspicious for both business and finance.
This year we should be focused on the subject of success and creating responsible and “infinite wealth”. We understand reading advice is always goo but remembering to use it is a lot more challenging. Here’s some easy-to-remember top tips for the Chinese New Year, using M.O.N.K.E.Y as an acronym:
M – Money is NOT the root of all evil. If you grew up hearing these words fall from the mouths of your parents or friends, this will have subliminally (and possibly negatively) affected your relationship with money. A direct quote from The Wealth Dragon Way tells us “Money solves the problems that not having money creates”.
O – Opportunity is everywhere. You just have to establish what you want to achieve and how, with whom and where you need to achieve it. Learn from others and their mistakes and devise your own success plan, both realistically and in line with your other life commitments.
N – Network whenever and wherever you can, because, “Your network is your net worth”. Never a truer expression was said when it comes to changing your life and re-evaluating who you are and where you want to go. As you grow and change, it is normal for some of your peer group, the negative ‘red-lighters’, to fall by the wayside. These will be the people who dismiss your hopes and dreams.
K – Knowledge is power. Educate yourself through books, podcasts, videos, training and seeking a mentor, to help drive you forward and ensure you remain on track and accountable. Become an expert in your field and understand your defining features (USPs) and why customers should buy from you rather than anyone else.
E – Enjoy what you do. We are naturally drawn to passionate people and positivity is
infectious. Make sure that you have a team that directly complements and enhances you and your business proposition. Sir Richard Branson is famously quoted as saying “If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers”.
Y – Yield is what we are all looking for in business. Whether you want to invest in property, start a film company or open a restaurant, we all want to build a profitable business but we also want long-term and lasting success, so you should favour organic and sustainable growth rather than a quick-buck return on your investment.
It’s well known that memory geniuses use objects and acronyms improve long term memory. Using this simple acronyms you can make sure you make sure 2016 is a year you focus on creating wealth. We found this approach helpful when writing our new book on the subject of success and creating responsible and “infinite wealth” called The Wealth Dragon Way: The Why, The When & The How To Become Infinitely Wealthy. Next time you hear the word ‘Monkey’, take a second and think. How will the ‘Year of the Monkey’ be different for you and what it really means for you as an entrepreneur.