We all want success. The smartest of us know that we need help to get it, but when whenever we ask for advice, it seems we always hear the same things: work hard, never give up, be determined, keep hustling, don’t fear failure, just go for it… and the list of every point of a good work ethic goes on.
You want to hear what hasn’t been said? Here are 10 unconventional tips that can help you on your path to success.
1. Hold your alcohol.
Especially on those nights you wine and dine prospective clients or investors, maintaining a level head as you are low-key trying to get the other person drunk is crucial. When you are the host of the party, you have to stay in control while you tend to the well-being and positive experiences of the other members of your party. Staying sharp not only makes you look like a baller, it will drastically help with whatever it is you are trying to accomplish in terms of business whenever alcohol is involved.
2. Be eccentric.
The greatest success takes big thinking. Often the most insane ideas entrepreneurs have are the best ones in the world today. High speed hover trains? Electric cars? Commercial spaceships to Mars? These are all real ideas from the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, and they were all called crazy at some point. Getting really out there with your ideas may just bring you that idea that is so crazy that it might just work.
3. Knowing a lot of beautiful women (and men).
To really get to where you want, you have to know what people really want. It’s no secret that investors and techies are pretty thirsty people with big brains and wallets and not much else. Sometimes, finding beautiful people with big assets can be the key to making them love you. Remember, being able to hook people up will always be an invaluable skill.
4. Don’t be a good liar — be a great liar.
The art of deception is a crucial skill in business. Whether you are planning a multi-staged manipulation of people and events Frank Underwood-style or you are simply selling a product, the real skill here is acting. Sometimes you have to make you or your product look bigger than it actually is to really get it off the ground, and sometimes that means inflating a story just a little bit. Just be sure you can deliver in the end.
5. Being a master of kissing ass.
It’s as easy as telling an important person “If there is anything you need, please don’t hesitate to call me.” Kissing ass gets you noticed and remembered, and when you kiss the ass of someone who actually is a good person, they may just remember your favors and return them when you need their help most. It pays to be generous.
6. Be a douche.
Let’s face it: Wealthy people are rich because they are successful. That same success makes them douchebags. Why? Because they work too damn hard and often have so much going on in their life that they don’t have have time to lend your petty needs any attention. Having the mindset of a douche can let other successful people know you have a lot going on and that you are the real deal.
7. Don’t be a slave to the pussy.
Being able to keep it in your pants will save you from a lot of grief, especially when it comes to the rampant issue of sexual harassment in tech and investment today. Even more, limiting yourself to only one orgasm a month, at least for guys, can dramatically increase your productivity .. that one you have to try to believe.
8. Find the “one.”
Success may sometimes be as simple as finding a long-term partner. Finding “the one” brings out the best in you, pushes you to your full potential, and brings stability to your life, or at least that’s what most of the world’s billionaires and millionaires say.
9. Eat lots of butter.
Grass-fed butter only, to be specific. Why? Because it provides healthy fats for your brain to build on itself and produce hormones. It can also help prevent neurodegenerative diseases, increase your energy expenditure because of the extra calories it gives you, plus it’s an anti-inflammatory, which is always good for you. For best results, add it to coffee.
10. Smoke marijuana.
While it’s a widely known fact that more intelligent people tend to do more drugs, marijuana specifically has it’s benefits for entrepreneurs. According to a study, it may predict your success as an entrepreneur. The open-mindedness of experimenting with drugs also has its benefits for individuals, among other reasons. Even the government acknowledges that some of the most talented people in tech and computer science are potheads.