Success secret number six
Develop a Workaholic Mentality
All self-made millionaires work hard, hard, hard. They start earlier, they work harder and they stay later. They develop a reputation for being amongst the hardest working people in their fields. And everybody knows it.
Practice the "40 Plus" formula. This formula says that you work 40 hours per week for survival. Everything over 40 hours is for success. If you only work 40 hours, and the average work week today is closer to 35 hours, all you will ever do is survive. You will never get ahead. You will never be a big financial success. You will never be highly respected and esteemed by your olleagues. You will always be mediocre working the basic 40 hour week.
But every hour over 40 is an investment in your future. You can tell where you are going to be in five years by looking at how many hours over 40 you put in every week. The average self-made millionaire in America works 59 hours per week and some of them work 70 and 80 hours. The average self-made millionaire in America works six days per week rather than five, and works longer days as well. If you want to call a self-made millionaire, phone the office before normal working hours and after normal working hours. The self-made millionaire is there when the staff arrives, the nine to fiver's, and is still there when they leave.
And here's the key: work all the time you work. When you work, don't waste time. When you get in early, put your head down and get started immediately. When people want to talk to you, you excuse yourself and say, "I have to get back to work!" Do not drop off your dry cleaning, phone your friends, socialize with your co-workers or read the newspaper. Work all the time you work. Resolve today to develop the reputation for being the hardest working person in your company. This will bring you to the attention of people who can help you faster than almost anything else you can do.