Marcus Troy’s 10 Rules To Personal Growth & Success
1. Don’t use people
Never call upon people only when you need something. If you never call them for months to just say hello, but the minute you know they can help you, you give them a shout that is not cool. When I see certain number on my phone my first thought is I wonder what they want from me now. You never want to be that person in someone’s phone book.
2. Offer help first
Always offer to help people first, the minute you offer help or your services that call won’t be so awkward. This should be it’s own rule but: Always take care of the people who help you out in any way you can, no matter what.
3. Invest in your progress.
If it cost you money to make a long distance call to someone to discuss an opportunity or an idea, make it happen. If you have to drive somewhere far and spend money on gas for an opportunity make it happen. If you need to get on a plane just to connect with someone for 5 minutes, do what you have to do. Too many people decided not to make that call, or that trip and that might end up being something that can change their life. I’ve gotten on planes just to make a meeting happen because I knew the opportunity had the potential to be great. (it never worked out mind you but it was still worth it for personal growth)
4. Don’t hide behind emails or text messages.
If you have to call someone to talk about something, make it happen. It is really easy to say oh I sent you an email and I never heard back from you. Connect with people face to face or on the phone. Too many times people rather send you an email of bad news or even send you an email to avoid talking to you or just to say they reached out.
5. Be generous
Share your time, thoughts, ideas and things. I’ve notice the people who decide to be greedy and keep everything to themselves loose the most in the long run. The more you give, the more you receive, it is just the law of the universe. If you get 2 give away 1, it is as simple as that. Sometimes if you don’t have, still give what you can… don’t be greedy, share. There is enough of everything for everyone.
6. Don’t be annoying
Allow things to happen organically which means give it its time. If something is urgent you are more than welcome to follow up and you can also be persistent but don’t become a bother. It is easier for someone to cut you off than to put you on.
7. Don’t abuse your friendships or put people in compromising situations.
Never put people in a situation where you have their back up against a wall, they will start to despise you. Don’t ever name drop a friends name or bring a friend into a situation that he or she has nothing to do it, especially in business. Some people will use your name in order to make things happen for themselves, that’s not cool. You know those kind of people: “Hey I know so and so make this happen for me?”
8. Don’t abuse the power of social media
We are all part of social media networks for different reasons so it does not mean we want to be spammed or bombarded with your music of your new projects. There is an etiquette that needs to be followed. When you are constantly @’ing people who don’t even follow you about your projects, you are doing yourself a great disservice. They start to hate everything you stand for and will never give you shine. Don’t constantly promote your projects on others people’s Facebook wall’s that is the most annoying thing you do especially since a lot of people use facebook as a personal media network.
If people choose to follow you or be your friend you have every right to promote your projects on your respective side, but don’t start abusing the people who have not subscribed to what you are doing.
9. Be respectful
You never know who is going to be who or who you might need to call upon or do a favor for or even work for, so always be kind and respectful. The person you might shit on might end up being the person who opens or closes a door for you.
10. Become a person of your word.
No one likes excuses even the worse ones. If you say you are going to do something, like make a phone call or submit a project or pay someone, whatever it may be, try and stick to what you say! People put a lot of stock in what you tell them so you don’t want the reputation of someone who is unreliable.
People love working with people that they can depend on and that are reliable. You can have all the talents in the world but if you are not reliable you are worthless.
- big up hustle girl