STRUGGLING to make something of yourself? Try these honest, hard-working tips and still lose out to someone with millionaire parents:
Hobbies, dating, personal possessions – all of these things get in the way of you and your success, so get rid of them and start living like a monk. With a bit of luck your focused approach might get you an entry level job at the company your rich-parented friend has been running for five years.
Are you looking at the glass as half-empty, or half-full? Or are you looking at the lead crystal glass being held by a twat wearing a family crest sovereign ring? If it’s the latter, keep thinking positive anyway. That way your failure will be less depressing.
Make plans with achievable goals
Know exactly where you want to be in five years, but pave the way there with smaller goals that are actually achievable. That way, even if your dad didn’t have columns in several broadsheet newspapers which you’ve inherited, you can still tick ‘buy new underwear’ off your list of hopes and dreams.
Don’t be afraid to fail
You should never be afraid to trip and fall on the road to success. That girl you went to school with whose parents own a multi-million-pound law firm isn’t afraid to fail, mainly because it’s impossible for her to do so. You on the other hand need to get used to this inevitability.
Picture success. Write it down, draw it out, anything. Just concentrate on visualising a world where you succeed with all your might, because that’s the closest you’re going to get to success without being descended from landed gentry.
Do something you love
…strictly as a hobby. As much as you may want to be the next big movie star, that’s for the kids of the current big movie stars. Try to think small – even smaller than that – and one day you’ll be able to say you do what you love, at the local am-dram theatre, in a minor role.