50 Cent is a rap superstar turned media mogul and entrepreneur. He’s also the guy who survived getting shot 9 times (9 TIMES!) in 2000.
And he’s got something to tell you about how to succeed in the world of business, a place he finds is more ruthless than the streets of Queens, New York in the ’80s.
You can read the entire article in Entrepreneur, but I want to make sure you do not miss #2 because this has made a huge difference in my life and the lives of every successful person out there.
Here it is:
“Don’t retain information, internalize it.”
50 Cent didn’t finish high school, and yet he strikes deals with people who have a far higher level of education.
That’s because he knows that what they teach you in school doesn’t matter. “If all the information that you needed in business was in the book, then the teacher would be too successful to teach the class.”
What matters is whether you can apply what you learn in the real world. And the way to do that isn’t to just learn it but to internalize it and make it your own.
His other advice includes what to do about gatekeepers and the chain of command, how to train for reality, and how to condition yourself for conflict.
If you consider yourself an entrepreneur, then this is a must-read.
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