Aliko Dangote is Africa’s Richest man with a Networth of over 14.1 billion USD according to Forbes. He founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer and owns about 90% of publicly traded Dangote Cement through a holding company.
It is safe to say that everything this man tells you about success should be written down, consumed and practiced daily.
Here are Aliko Dangote’s Top 10 Rules for Success
1 Listen To People.
In his words “For you to be a good leader you have to be a good listener”. When building a business, you build it with a team and more often than not a great team. Meaning you’ve surrounded yourself with great people. So Listen to their contributions, pick what is great info and toss the rest wherever.
2 Be Consistent.
He highlights that in business, there’s always going to be challenges but regardless you must remain consistent. Businesses hate it when you flirt with them and if things don’t work out you move on to something else. Yes, businesses are jealous entities.
3 Possess The Right Information.
With the rise of the internet, there is a lot of information being shared and if you aren’t careful you could stumble on the wrong information. To become successful, Learn to filter through various types of data and articulately select the best information that’s key to your business or path.
4 Be Focused.
Learn how to stick to one goal for a sustained period of time. Also, avoid jumping in and out from one business to another. Let Focus become a habit.
5 Think Ahead.
The world is changing pretty fast and due to this change, your ability to think a couple years ahead and detect trends will enable you to see opportunities before others and adapt your business to these opportunities.
6 Have a Vision.
Dangote highlights that; there’s no limit to what you can achieve and you can actually excel more than your own expectations. Have a vision of what you hope to achieve 5 to 10 years from now and work towards it.
7 Do Only Things You Understand.
This is very simple. Never indulge yourself in things you cannot understand be it business or lifestyle. Also, learn to ask questions to improve your understanding of a particular subject matter.
8 Think Big.
If you can’t think big then be ready to play small.
9 Form Strategic Plans.
Before diving into anything, you must clearly map out your direction and strategy to reduce risk. A vision without planning and strategy is doomed to fail.
10 Your Name is Your Most Valuable Asset.
Most of all, protect your name, it is your most valuable asset and the reason why anybody will want to go into business with you. This article was inspired by Evan Micheals youTube Video on Aliko’s Dangote’s top 10 Rules for Success
with all said, I’ll leave you with a quote from Warren Buffet: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it”
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