It’s finally 5 o’clock- office hours are over and you’re tired as hell. You surely want to jump onto your bed, order a pizza, and binge on Game of Thrones for the evening. Or you wanna meet up with your friends and hang out at the bar.
All of this sounds easy and pretty much a routine deal for the majority of you reading this. But if you’re committed to success, it’s your post-5pm grind that will make you a successful person in the future. It’s your off-hours lifestyle and habits that will determine your success during business hours.
1. Creating vs Consuming
We all browse Instagram and Facebook for entertainment purposes. But what separates the successful from the unsuccessful is the type of content they read and watch. Be selective in the content you consume and use it to educate yourself. Instead of scrolling through the News Feed, go read a book.
Or follow some motivational speakers who are always trying their best to inspire their followers.Try to educate yourself during your daily commute, on elevators, in the doctor’s waiting room, and in an Uber. Use this to fuel your creativity, generate ideas, and find inspiration.
Create more than you consume.
2. Learn New Skills
The world is constantly changing. Jobs are being outsourced or replaced by robots. Ordinary tasks are being automated by software. Technology is rapidly evolving on daily basis. The iPhone you bought yesterday will be out of date in six months.
The question is—how are you using the change in technology and the workplace to improve your value?