Rethink Everything: How a New Perspective Is Key to Your Success

How a new perspective on an old idea is the key to your success. Certain people — especially people under the age of 18 — dread the beginning of fall. It signals the start of school, endlessly raking leaves, the end of warm weather… the list goes on and on. I’m a successful entrepreneur and I always look forward to the new season. You should, too, because whatever your age or your level of education, you can always benefit from a “back-to-school” mindset. A child’s curiosity and thirst for new knowledge often gets lost in the transition to adulthood. This is especially true of adults who have been in the same career for a long time. Stability can turn into sameness, and the reliable can become the predictable. You may get the occasional curveball thrown your way, like some new calendar application or accounting software, but that’s about it. My wealth management firm, LexION Capital, keeps me on my toes, but I don’t wait for the challenges to come and find me. I take concrete steps to learn more, and you should too – this is the key to your success. Here are a couple of ways to do that. Pretend it’s your first day on the job When I worked on Wall Street, I saw the following scenario, over and over again. Hungry young grads, wide-eyed with enthusiasm, would step onto the trade floor. Their minds overflowed with revolutionary new ideas, and their determination to get in there and make a difference was palpable. Then, a month would pass, and these same hungry young go-getters could be overheard saying, “Well… that’s how...