Jay-Z once said, “I’m not a businessman I’m a business, man”. Now, what that means is that individuals should treat themselves as businesses to succeed in this world. Think about this: what does a typical business need to be successful?.
A business has investment, a Board of Directors, auditing, financing, quarterly reports, a rigorous hiring process, among other things.
Let’s think of investment from the perspective of a person. This can be an investment in yourself or others investing in you. Investing in yourself means doing things that help the future version of You. Others invest in you when your parents provide resources to aid in your success.
These resources range from financial assistance through buying you clothing and food to spending time to nurture you from a young age. Friends invest in you when they spend time in your company.
Every teacher you have had has invested their valuable time into your future and eventual success.
Another noteworthy example is conglomerate of businesses, As we already know the Board of Directors is a group of people that manage and provide insight and knowledge to businesses. In this case, your Board of Directors can be people you admire and you want to become. When I contemplate whom I want to surround myself with, I make sure that every person I spend time with has at least one quality that I’d like to possess. If they don’t have a quality I wish to possess, why would I spend time with them?