Written By Aysha Chaudhry
Mark Cuban, serial entrepreneur, billionaire, and judge on Shark Tank, has always been “life goals.” The no-nonsense man is smart, forward-thinking and hard-working. And along the way, he has always been open about the road to his success and has given great advice on how to make it as an entrepreneur/business owner. Here, we rounded up some of the best advice Cuban has shared over the years:
1. “Don’t follow your passion.” “Or, if you have been able to have some success, what was the key to the success? Was it the passion or the effort you put into your job or company?” He suggests looking at how you are already spending your time and “follow your effort” instead of your passion.
2. “Work harder and smarter than most people in the businesses.” It seems simple, but more often than not, people try to take the easy way out instead of seeing something all the way through.
3. “It doesn’t matter how you live. It doesn’t matter what car you drive. It doesn’t matter what kind of clothes you wear.” No matter how much money you make, living beyond your means is guaranteed to get you in financial trouble.
4. “Rather than trying to convince people you are the best, let the quality of your work do the talking.” This goes back to working hard. Show people your success instead of just telling them.