I Wanna Be A Billionaire

If David McCandless’ map of what every country in the world is best at is anything to go by, the UK excels in producing billionaires. Most of us will admit that we wouldn’t mind a bit of extra cash, not to mention having a few billion to spare. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of resources to help you on your path to success, from career development tutorials with Atomic Training, to a catalogue full of brilliant books.

Knowledge is Power

It’s vital to do your homework: you need to know the ins and outs of whatever industry or profession you want to pursue if you are going to conquer it. Reading books like The $100 Startup will give you insider tips from people who have already made it. They can tell you what’s a good idea as well as the common pitfalls businesses typically make when they’re starting out.

The Readiness is All

Being prepared to jump on your chance of success at all times is crucial. Opportunities don’t just land on people’s laps: if you don’t reach out and grab them, they can pass you by. Read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to get an idea of how you can build your confidence and create your own success. If you have a big interview coming up, make sure you are completely prepared with our tutorials so you beat the competition to land that dream job.

The Art of Influence

Understanding how people work and how you can influence others is crucial to building your empire. Robert Cialdini is hailed as an expert in this area, thanks to his six principles of persuasion, which you can read about here. Make sure you brush up with our tutorials on influence, persuasion and negotiation before chasing that big deal. 

SET GOALS AND ACHIEVE THEM

It has been proven that visualising yourself achieving your goals makes you far more likely to achieve them. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell explores what we mean by success and how we can make it ours. We also have tutorials on goal setting to help you set achievable targets and exceed them in your day to day life, and your career. 

SEE HOW THE EXPERTS DID IT

There are plenty of inspirational stories out there of innovators and entrepreneurs who came from nothing and made it big. Richard Branson is one of those awe-inspiring people, leaving school at sixteen and setting up his first business. For a story that will motivate you to think bigger, read about the man who changed the face of technology forever, Steve Jobs (audiobook here). Bill Gates is another figure who has had a profound impact on lives across the world with Microsoft, and also uses his billions for amazing philanthropic purposes. 

The thing that all of these successful billionaires have in common is a strong intuition and the ability to make fruitful decisions. Brush up on your decision making skills before embarking on your next venture. Brilliant leaders also know have strong listening skills: considering other people’s points of view and taking these on board.  

Put all of this together, along with some great ideas, hard graft, and a sprinkling of luck, and you have the makings of a billionaire. Good luck!