Yun Ma is the Jeff Bezos of China, and successfully started several of the most successful Chinese internet B2B and B2C companies despite limited education. In his recent retirement speech, he gave 30 advices for people. Full of wisdom!
List the three most important things you want to do every day.
Arrive at work 10 min earlier than others.
Think a few seconds before talking.
Count to 30 before getting angry.
When uncertain, pick the most difficult thing to do.
Give each action item a deadline to finish.
Always sit in the first row.
Observe carefully the people who are ahead (in achievement) of you.
Persist 10 min longer than others.
Remember the name of every person around you.
Be the first to do good things, even if it is cleaning.
Praise others behind their back.
Pay attention and show respect to everyone around you.
Listen well and let other people finish their sentences.
Deliver a little bit more than what is expected.
Praise people before giving them criticism.
Always carry a pen and pencil (or an iphone /ipad :).
Write down your dreams 2 min after you wake up.
List 10 drawbacks in your own character, and try to correct them one by one.
Wait for one more day before announcing important decisions.
Ask yourself 5 min before sleep??
Think of three things you are grateful before sleep.
Smile on your way to work every day.
Do not bring work to home.
Have breakfast (or dinner) together with family.
Make new friends through friends.
Read books for half an hour everyday.
Select one long term goal and four short term goals.
Making money should never be your top goal in life.
Write down your goals, and read it aloud 10 times every day.
Do it now!